May 2013

May 7, 2013

Tag, You're It

Preview WHITETAG. boutique in Royal Hawaiian Center


You're Invited!

The Fashionable Bureau of Insiders requests the pleasure of your company at a soiree to induct its newest member: WHITETAG., a Waikiki boutique stocked with covetable contemporary men's and women's clothing and accessories.

The reception takes place at WHITETAG.'s preview store, now... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 6, 2013

Raise the Jar: Overnight Oats

Lei Chic's no-cook recipe for overnight oatmeal

Overnight Oats

Today marks the launch of a new DIY series exploring the many ways to use one of our favorite household objects, the mason jar, which you can pick up at most grocery and drugstores.

Here in the office, we've coined a new term: hangry, the condition of an editor when she skips a meal and transforms into a total drama queen (hungry+angry=hangry).

Symptoms tend to appear mid-morning and are typically preceded by an... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 4, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 4, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Baby Love
Cottage by the Sea is hosting its biggest jewelry sale of the year, just in time for Mother's Day. Starting Monday, every jewelry collection in the store will be slashed 20-50 percent, including the launch of Tidepool Love's new mommy and keiki line, featuring matching green sea glass, hammered hearts, and sunrise shell bracelets.
When: Monday-Sunday.
Where: Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse.

Wardrobe Updates

  • New MB by Matt Bruening pieces just hit the... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 3, 2013

Holding Patterns

Salato bags mix punchy colors and prints

Salato clutches

Your outfits say a lot about you, whether you're carefree, edgy, minimalist, preppy, or, in some cases, all of the above. So why is your basic, totally neutral handbag radio silent?

Time to make a statement with Salato's charming line of clutches, wristlets and totes by local designer Katie Evans. The Honolulu Community College fashion graduate mixes vibrant colors, prints, and fabrics to create playful combos that truly sing.

For a real conversation... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 2, 2013

Weekend Picks - May 2, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

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Hi and Lowe
Meet jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe as she celebrates the in-store debut of her eponymous line at Neiman Marcus. Sheryl Lowe Designs is inspired by the designer's world travels and named after close friends, like Maria (beaded bone bracelets with diamond balls and rondelles) and Eva (Yemen coral bracelets). If you're lucky, you might even glimpse her famous actor husband - rumor has it he may be stopping by.
When: Saturday, noon-5 p.m.
Where:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 1, 2013

Sponsored Edition: Boosting with Pride

Aminopure's health and beauty supplements


It could be the Kona winds. Those extra cosmos during happy hour. That time of the month. Whatever the case may be, you're not feeling super hot right now.

If only someone somewhere could whip up a magic potion that would make you look and feel like a million bucks. Oh, wait. Turns out, someone already has...

Introducing Aminopure, a colorless, pharmaceutical-grade powder designed to supercharge your immune system, digestive health, and (yea!)... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 1, 2013

Cool Girls' Crush

Popular local lines add matching keiki collections

Mini Jolie by Khush

Happy May Day! Or, as we like to call it, 11 days until Mother's Day.

Turns out, we're not the only ones. Several local designers are also gearing up for the big day by launching matching keiki lines that make dressing up total child's play. Below, a look at some upcoming releases (expected to hit stores within the week!) and recent arrivals.

Talk about a match made in heaven.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 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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