October 2013

October 7, 2013

Ocean's (Box)Eleven

Print-packed apparel from Maui-based BoxEleven reaches Oahu


Love that hit film about a ruggedly handsome parolee who gathers a wild crew to infiltrate some Vegas casinos? Yeah, us too. Which is why we're super-excited for the sequel: BoxEleven, about a fashion designer who gathers wild prints to infiltrate some Oahu boutiques.

Okay, so this Maui line's apparel collection isn't actually connected to the George Clooney blockbuster. But the fact remains, you won't want to miss its Oahu premiere.
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Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 4, 2013

Night on the Gown

Exclusive: Designer sketches for Fashion as Art at the HiSAM

Fashion as Art at the HiSAM
Photos: Aaron Hess for Hawaii Fashion Month

Cinderella had it good: A fairy godmother. Gorgeous glass slippers. A poofy gown that somehow made her look even skinnier than she already was. Yeah, we were totally jealous... until we discovered a fairy godmother moment of our own.

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Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 3, 2013

A (Side)Walk to Remember

Win a custom $300 shopping spree from Windward Mall

Windward Mall

We've heard about it since childhood: That magical place before the street begins. Where the grass grows soft and white. Where the sun burns crimson bright and the moon bird rests in his flight to cool in the peppermint wind...

Yep, it's where the sidewalk ends. It's also, to put it in grown-up speak, where the sidewalk sale begins. So... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 3, 2013

Weekend Picks - October 3, 2013

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

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Tori Time
Snag Tori Praver's 2013 swimwear collection at 40 percent off during a special trunk show at Rebecca Beach's Kaimuki studio.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1120 12th Ave., 3rd Floor
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Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 2, 2013

Show Time

Tips to navigating OUTFIT's two-day trade show

OUTFIT: Hawaii Fashion Designers Market
Presentations, interviews and runway shows grace the main stage.

It happens more often than you care to admit. You rush out the door, you start the car, and then it hits you: You have no idea where you're going. In hindsight, you probably could have spent five minutes... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 1, 2013

Wearhouse Sale: Apparel and Swim

Local designers showcased at OUTFIT (Part 2)

OUTFIT: Hawaii Fashion Designers Market

Speed 2. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Star Wars: Episode I... and II and III. We're tired of sequels that never live up to the original, which is why Part Two of our OUTFIT preview is just as stylish as Part One. Today, we highlight a handful of apparel... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2013

Catwalk This Way (Sponsored)

Your guide to Ala Moana Center's The Fall Fashion Event

The Fall Fashion Event at Ala Moana Center

What do Karlie Kloss, breathtaking wearable art on runways and you, in a screaming fit of jealous tears, all have in common? New York Fashion Week. The one you couldn't go to.

Maybe you were swamped at work. Maybe your college roommate was getting married. Maybe your goddaughter was being born. Whatever. All you know is that you missed the biggest week of the year and now every "off... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


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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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