September 2012


September 29, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 29, 2012

Editor's Note: A big thank you to everyone who came out to Lei Chic's first-ever Beauty Boutique at DFS Galleria Waikiki this past Thursday! Click here for a full gallery of the night's festivities and stay tuned for our next event, coming soon!

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Modern Miracle
What:
In case you missed it, a local... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 28, 2012

East Coast Style

Mikinola opens Hawaii Kai boutique

Mikinola Reasons to drive out to Hawaii Kai:

• Hike up a ridiculously steep mountain.
• Snorkel with fish.
• Stock up at Costco (admit it, it's way less chaotic out here).

Now add "Shop at Mikinola" to the list. Because at 10 a.m. today, the popular traveling boutique officially became a full-fledged brick-and-mortar store.

You no longer have to scour pop-up shopping events to find owner Dara Fujio... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 27, 2012

Grin and Beer It

Lei Chic Your ex just announced his engagement. You had to put on your skinny jeans while lying down this morning, just to get them to fit. Your boss says she needs to see you in her office. Alone.

It's times like these when you really need to go to your happy place.

Or rather, your happy hour. Because nothing makes you happier than hanging with your besties while sipping on delicious cocktails and enjoying plates laden with tantalizing nibbles (that are also super affordable).

Boy, have we got the perfect place... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 27, 2012

Weekend Picks - September 27, 2012

Shop
On the Market
What:
Help kick off the launch of Honolulu Night Market at Kakaako, a monthly event that will take over Auahi St. with food, fashion, music, art, and, of course, shopping. Enjoy a T&C Surf skate team demo, surprise street performers, hookah lounge, and live DJ while noshing on plates from chef Mark Noguchi, Miso & Ale, Pig and the Lady, and more. Then, check out the following fashionable offerings:

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Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 27, 2012

Sponsored Edition: A Class of Her Own

Lei Chic Your daughter is shaping up to be quite the star. And not just because she'll belt out songs à la Celine or hit the dance floor like Beyonce.

She's also got the smarts to match that talent. Yup, you've got the feeling she's destined for greatness.

So make sure she rises to the top by enrolling her in St. Andrew's Priory School.

Whether your daughter dreams of becoming a Broadway singer, a future U.S. Congresswoman, or the leader of a Fortune 500 company,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 24, 2012

Show Some Skincare

Lei Chic Wow. There was some serious celebrity action on the town last night.

The season premiere screening of Hawaii Five-0 in Waikiki. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in... your living room.

Both packed with seriously good-looking people touting seriously amazing skin (Michelle Borth was absolutely glowing).
... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 24, 2012

Most Wanted: September 2012

Lei Chic

Now that fall is officially upon us, the Lei Chic team decided it was time to turn over a new leaf with brand new headshots. We wanted photos that were stylish, sophisticated and utterly professional.

We are serious journalists, after all.

And, thanks to some amazing finds at the Curiosity Shoppe at Target (see Stacey's first pick below), we achieved our goal.

Because when it comes to fashion, we mean business.


 

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Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 22, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lei Chic Beautify
Make Up Call
What:
What's the secret to perfect skin? Find out from Bobbi Brown international makeup artist Miguel Collado at Lei Chic's first-ever Beauty Boutique! It's all part of a luxurious night of free makeovers, massages and more at the 19,000-square foot Beauty World inside DFS Galleria Waikiki. Check in with us, enjoy free pupu and drinks, then get pampered by... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 20, 2012

Weekend Picks - September 20, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Glam Rocks
What:
Go early and act fast when shopping RockaBella Jewels' trunk show. Designer Kristel Bandisch is bringing her newest creations over from Maui, like 18k gold-tipped shark tooth earrings and sunrise shell rings, but in extremely limited quantities (just two or three pieces per style). Also keep an eye out for colorful pave bangles from HOLIDAY, a special collaboration with Sophie Grace Designs, and pyrite skull bangles by Olia, the newest designer in her online shop. Did... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 19, 2012

Coasts and Ties

Fluro Swimwear launches Etsy shop

Lei Chic Just three more days until Fall. Leaves start to turn. The air gets crisp. Birds flock south.

Oh, wait. Nope, none of that happens here. Let's try this again.

Just three more days until Fall. Warm, sunny days continue. The air stays humid. Surfers flock to the beach.

Which means it's the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe... with some new swimsuits. Good thing Fluro Swimwear, an Art & Flea regular, just opened a brand-new Etsy shop this week.

Fluro, a play on the word fluorescent, reflects... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 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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