June 2012

June 6, 2012

On Guard

Lei Chic You tend to make rash decisions.

Like when you were 10 and decided the neighbor's dog needed a haircut. Or when you were in college and got a donkey tattoo on your butt (it was supposed to be ironic.)

Or in January, when you signed up for the Honolulu Marathon to force yourself to get in shape. You haven't started training yet.

Yeah, you might want to keep this handy...

Introducing Naked Surf, a liquid rash guard by Locean Labs. Founder Chris Akin took up surfing 12 years ago when he moved from New York to Hawaii, but... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 5, 2012

Wear is the Love

Lei Chic If you had it your way, you'd live in your pajamas.

Too bad the only person over the age of five who can actually pull that off is Hugh Hefner. (His scantily-clad bunnies and billions of dollars probably help.)

You can, however, opt for the next best thing. Open the centerfold and feast your eyes on Cameron Hawaii's new summer collection, in stores now.

Here's the backstory:

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Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 4, 2012

Foxy Lady

Otaheite Hawaii returns with beachy chic fashion

Lei Chic Fashion trends from the '70s you tried (and failed) to pull off:

A sequin blouse. Blinded everyone in your office, and the office across the street.
Flared denim. Made your hips look enormous.
A jumpsuit. Turned you into a giant, albeit stylish, 3-year-old.

Don't freak out. Sure, you've sworn off anything that makes you look like an extra in Saturday Night Fever. But, thanks to Otaheite Hawaii, you can still tip your fedora to the era with a style that's totally current.

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Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 2, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 2, 2012

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The Sample Life
Great news - two of our favorite designers are having sample sales. First, get downtown asap for prime pickings at Fighting Eel's sale, held in the space formerly occupied by Super Citizen. Then sign up for Diane von Furstenberg's first ever online sample sale and get ready to look amazing.
When: Fighting Eel - today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DVF - Monday.
Where: Fighting Eel - 22 S. Pauahi St. DVF - Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 1, 2012

The Missed List - May 2012

It's starting to come back.

The massive designer blowout. The disgruntled sales clerk. The crazy mob of shoppers. One hand on a fabulous Marc Jacobs coat. Then everything faded to black.

The good news: you're alive. The bad news: you don't remember much from last month. Don't worry. We'll fill you in on the key Lei Chics you missed.

As for everything else? Sorry, you're on your own.

Lei ChicSew Sweet
Protect your iPad by going old school. One... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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