Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - January 16, 2014
What: Target finally released the lookbook for Peter Pilotto's capsule collection and it's a impressive cornucopia of bold, hyper-real digital prints, striking silhouettes, flirty swimsuits and statement totes. On our must-have list: graphic bustier bikini tops and pattern-packed pencil skirts.
Details: Click here to view all the looks. The collection goes on sale February 9 in select stores and online with certain items also available on Net-a-Porter.
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Half a Ball
What: Score 50 percent off one item when Half-y Hour returns to Ward Centers this Saturday. Participating stores and restaurants include Bean & Vanilla, Calista by Cotton Cargo, Crazy Shirts Outlet, Downtown Gifthings, Eden in Love, Honolulu Chocolate Company, Rainbowtique, Quicksilver, Taj Clubhouse, Wahoo's Fish Taco and more. While you shop, enjoy live entertainment and free cocktail samples at select retail locations, like Peachberry Cobbler Bellini at Island Olive Oil and Key Lime Fizz at THEFACESHOP.
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Ward Centers
Details: Click here for a full list of participating stores and restaurants.
Wear is the Love
What: Barrio Vintage just revamped its Fishcake pop-up with a new theme: vintage men's and women's aloha wear. Owners Bradley Rhea and Jonathan Saupe culled their archives to fill the racks with vibrant finds dating back to the '50s-'80s. Expect the inventory to change all month long.
Where: Fishcake, 307C Kamani St.
Reminder: You have until 5 p.m. today to enter for a chance to attend Maia's Bollywood-inspired launch party and fashion show with belly dancers and a submerged catwalk this Saturday at The Modern Honolulu! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and phone number.
Web of Buys
What: Homecoming fans, rejoice! The boutique is now shoppable online. The web store stocks just shoes and accessories, but the selection is surprisingly extensive. Bottom line? You can now get your Jeffrey Campbell fix without making the trip into Chinatown.
Details: Free shipping in the U.S. with purchases of $150 or more and free in-store pickup. Click here to shop.
Year We Go
What: Two prominent brands have launched special, limited-edition items to ring in Chinese New Year. Salvatore Ferragamo is offering red patent leather mini Sofia handbags and T-strap shoes (left) exclusively in its Hawaii stores while Swatch is selling an inky, brush-stroke-based Year of the Horse watch (right).
Ferragamo - $750 shoes, $1,650 bag, Ala Moana Center and Royal Hawaiian Center
Swatch - $80, Ala Moana Center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, and online
Down the Isle
What: The Wedding Cafe kicks off its 10-week bridal workshop series next Wednesday with a session on 14 gorgeous Oahu wedding venues. Check the schedule to meet the island's top vendors in categories like cakes, invitations, photography and decor. Each workshop also offers special discounts and giveaways.
When: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for the next 10 weeks.
Where: Ward Warehouse, second floor conference room above The Wedding Cafe
Details: All workshops are free except for Cakes and Catering Trends. Click here to sign up.
Who: Cassandra Rull
Deal: 40 percent off everything online with the code FLASH.
What: 15 percent off everything online with the code OLA2014.