September 2010

September 17, 2010

I Heart Hawaii: Andy South

Lei ChicWe love cheering on Hawai‘i's Andy South on Project Runway, as he breezes through the design challenges and shows the world his career is headed anywhere but south. (And we don't care what Michael Kors said about his Jackie O. look last night -- we're still die-hard fans.)

And while he's sure to make it big in New York, Hawai‘i is where his heart is -- so we asked the fashion wunderkind to share his favorite spots he'll always come home for.

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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 17, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Clothes

Lei ChicHead: Ugh, our ends are split worse than John and Kate. We seriously need a trim.

Shoulders: Not fair. We’ve been shouldering the same old outfits for the last few months. If you get a cut, then we totally deserve some new duds.

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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 16, 2010

Weekend Picks - September 16, 2010

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

Derby Does Dallas

What: Cheer on the local ladies of Pacific Roller Derby’s All-Star team as they take on the Dallas Derby Devils. Bring beach chairs or blankets to sit on, and get ready to witness some hard-hitting action from Hawai‘i's toughest rollergirls.
When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Kamiloiki Community Park, corner of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road
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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 15, 2010

Sass Act

Lei ChicYour Inner Diva: [sigh] I have absolutely nothing to wear.  

You: What do you mean? We’ve got a whole closetful of clothes here.  

Your Inner Diva: [sniff] Yes, but I’ve worn everything at least... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 14, 2010

Clothes on the Nose

Lei ChicABC store. Tacky T-shirt shop. ABC store. Crocs store. Another ABC store?

You’re cruising down Kalakaua and the lineup isn’t looking so good
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Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 13, 2010

Up All Night

Joslyn Basilio from Salon Blanc, shares a few easy, step-by-step instructions on how to transition your work hair into an effortlessly stylish updo.

It’s 5:45 pm. The report you’re furiously pounding away at was due at five and you’re meeting the girls for cocktails at six. Looks like you’re going straight to the bar with limp post-work hair.

Not so fast, sister. With a few easy-to-stash-in-your-desk tools and a bit of insider know-how, your 'do can go from weary to wow.
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Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 10, 2010

The Purse-suit of Happiness

Lei ChicYou’ve been hunting for a new handbag for weeks now, but finding the perfect purse is turning out to be a total pain in the sass. Right color, wrong size. Right size, wrong shape. Hideous altogether; repeat.

Instead of shouldering the burden of another “just ok" bag, check out the latest styles from locally made Treehouse Designs.

Not settling was exactly what Maui-based designer Shannon Peck had in mind when she started the line. The bags Peck found in stores never lived up to the styles she envisioned for herself, so she began designing her own to get... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 9, 2010

Weekend Picks - September 9, 2010

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

Book ‘Em, Danno
What: Catch the world premiere of the new Hawaii Five-O at Sunset on the Beach. Score a spot on the sand early, grab some local grinds, and then watch as stars Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park roll in.
When: Monday, September 13. Live entertainment, 5 p.m; red carpet arrivals, 6 p.m.; premiere, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sunset on the Beach, Queen’s Beach, WaikikiRead more »

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 8, 2010

Just Blow With It

Salon Blanc owner, Alan Vuong, walks us through how to give yourself a salon quality blow-out at home ...

Last night you walked out of the salon feeling like a million bucks. Your perfectly blown-out tresses bouncing effortlessly off your shoulders and shining like a beacon of total hair glory. 

This morning though, it’s a totally different story. You, your round roll-y brush, and the hair dryer are doing an awkward dance, and the results are making you seriously consider calling it a hat day.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 8, 2010

Video Test

Lately, returning to the salon depends less on how grown out your roots are, and more on whether your hair can stand any more chemicals. Forget ravishing; mostly your hair just looks ravaged.

The flat-irony of the whole thing is that “beauty” treatments often leave your hair anything but beautiful.

Except for those at the newly opened Salon Bruno de Paris, that is. The only completely ammonia-free salon in Honolulu, Salon Bruno is exactly what your fried tresses have been begging for. Owner Bruno Choucair (your new favorite lock-smith) firmly believes in using only all-natural,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 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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