May 2012

May 19, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lei Chic Enter
London Calling
Compete for the trip of a lifetime during KPOI and Hard Rock Cafe's Plug In and Win game. One lucky winner will receive round-trip airfare for two to London, tickets to the three-day Hard Rock Calling concert, $300 in spending money and more.
When: Today. Entry submissions will be accepted between 1:45-2:30 p.m. Thirty-six contestants will be chosen.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk Ave.
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Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 18, 2012

Store Crazy

Lei Chic Okay, so you're probably thinking, "Is this like a scene out of Clueless or what?"

But seriously, you actually have a way normal life for a working girl. You get up, brush your teeth, and pick out your clothes... except all you see in your closet are boring suits and beachy weekend wear.

You start to feel impotent and out of control (which you really hate). You need to find sanctuary in a place where you can refresh your wardrobe and regain your style.

Time for a trip to Homecoming Boutique. Barely a week old, this... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 17, 2012

Weekend Picks - May 17, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Say Good Buy
Freshen your wardrobe with summery pieces from Mikinola's traveling boutique. Pick up a delicate, hand-beaded Tiare Hawaii maxi or sexy MinkPink cropped top, then accessorize with jewelry by Pure Joy Adornments, B.D'Angelo, Nattolee and Yashi.
When: Tomorrow, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 16, 2012

String Cleaning

Lei Chic On behalf of the Department of Accessory Management, we regret to inform you that your jewelry box has been classified as a Clasp B hazard zone.

Upon a recent visit, our inspector found the following violations:

a) exposed heaps of tangled chains,
b) tarnished metals capable of endangering any outfit,
c) dozens of orphan earrings (Styled Protective Services has been notified).

You have two weeks to restore order. If you fail to comply, we will be forced to condemn your entire dresser.

Donna... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 15, 2012

Gloss for Words

Good morning, students. My name is Professor L. Chic and welcome to Style Finds 101. Throughout the semester, you'll research multiple choices to infuse style into your everyday life.

Study icons like Alexander McQueen and Audrey Hepburn, review inspirational ideas for your kitchen and home-work, then highlight your creative juices with a cleverly-designed sketch book.

So take note of the book list below and feel free to stop by my office for daily tutoring sessions.

You'll earn extra style credit in no time.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 14, 2012

Birds of a Leather

Lei Chic Bird 1: Whoa, what are you so angry about? You're blasting tweets all the way across the canyon.

Bird 2: There's a giant pig down below that says my style stinks. Thick brows are so last season. Red is definitely not your color. I tried to play it cool, but he's totally... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 12, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Everything Must Bow
Betsey Johnson may have a new reality show debuting later this year, but her retail chain is closing up shop. Liquidation sales started yesterday with items marked 20 to 50 percent off in stores and online. So stock up on bright, tutu-inspired party dresses and flirty babydoll slips while you can.
... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 11, 2012

Bangle for Your Buck

Lei Chic Everyone says you're a real doll. But the moment your perfect sister walks in, they skipper right over you.

So what if she's got her PhD, worked as an astronaut and is now running for president? (All in four-inch stilettoes, of course.) She still won't let you crash at her Malibu beach house, drive her pink convertible, or raid Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 10, 2012

Weekend Picks - May 10, 2012

Lei ChicShop
City Sleeker
Fall in love with Loveizm, a brand-new high-end line from Lovelessizm and Lava Roses designer Richie Miao. Both men's and women's apparel collections feature Miao's signature urban edge and asymmetrical hems, but with cleaner silhouettes and soft, high-quality silk-cotton blends and modals. Our picks: a motorcycle jacket with draped collar and removable zippered sleeves, and a sleek black shift dress with ruched shoulder detail.
Where: Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 9, 2012

Make a Scene

Lei Chic You live in paradise. Too bad you don't see it very much.

Your apartment has a breathtaking view of... another apartment. Your daily commute features freeway and gridlock. Then there's your cubicle, which overlooks sweeping vistas of your not-so-attractive co-worker. Who likes to pick his nose when (he thinks) no one else is looking.

Ooh. Definitely nothing scenic about that.

Time to gain a new perspective with Salty Wear's iPhone 4 and 4S cases. Designer Ramon Vrielink snaps dazzling photos of island life, like... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 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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