September 2012

September 19, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Taming of the Shoe

Lei Chic As the old adage goes, accessories can make or break an outfit.

No pressure, of course. But with so many styles to choose from, finishing your look can be kind of overwhelming.

Lucky for us, ALDO keeps things simple with accessories that are always on trend. Below, we offer the ultimate cheat sheet: the season's must-have shoes and the bags to pair them with.

If you study carefully and shoes wisely, fall's hottest looks will be in the bag.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 18, 2012

Lust for Kicks

Lei Chic You thought your boyfriend's addiction to sneakers was cute. Until he wore them to your best friend's wedding.

Now, when it comes to his kicks, you're not so pumped.

Have him try these on for size: AR SRPLS X Converse, a brand-new collaboration between Aloha Rag and Converse, available now... well, sort of.

Leave it to Aloha Rag to kick casual footwear into high gear by offering two different... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 17, 2012

Just a New York Minute

Lei Chic While we drooled over New York Fashion Week's swoon-worthy shows from the confines of our office, two Hawaii fashionistas were actually there in person.

Below, we present a few snapshots of their totally different, yet equally amazing, Fashion Week experiences (celebrity sightings included!) and hope they take us along for the ride next year.

Kecia Littman, makeup artist, Wilhelmina Hawaii

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Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lei Chic Score
The Sample Life
Enjoy makeup freebies with Estée Lauder's Insider Club card. Pick one up at any Macy's Estée Lauder counter (it's free) and flash it during special events to score serious samples. Up first, "Beauty Scene," where you can pocket deluxe samples of Lash Primer Plus and a Pure Color Kajal Eyeliner Duo or High Gloss.
When: Next Wednesday through September 30, while supplies last.
Where: All... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 13, 2012

Weekend Picks - September 13, 2012

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Sweet Spots
Act fast to snag a spot in Madre Chocolate's cacao farm and chocolate factory tour this weekend (it normally sells out weeks in advance). You'll start on the lush fields of Kahuku Farms to see how cacao pods are grown, harvested and fermented. Then, after lunch, meet back at Madre Chocolate's Kailua shop to roast, crack and winnow the cacao for sumptuous chocolate drinks,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 12, 2012

Most Wanted: Stalk the Runway

Lei Chic It's 3 a.m. Our faces are pressed to the computer screen as look after dreamy look flashes past. A puddle of drool collects next to the keyboard.

You probably weren't as crazy as we were during New York Fashion Week. We totally get it. So, sleep deprivation aside, we've picked out some of our favorite shows from the past week to bring you up to speed.

Set aside some napkins. You might need them.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 12, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek Episode 3

Lei Chic Smock: Captain, take a look at this. Our gravitational sensors are going haywire. There appears to be some sort of magnetic force interfering with our controls.

Captain Chic: Hmmm. The readings correlate with our proximity to Honolulu MedSpa. Did you run a full-system scan?

Smock: Negative. The force jammed our diagnostics. How should... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 11, 2012

The London Look

Lei Chic You gotta hand it to 'em. The Brits really know their stuff.

They've got High Tea, Downtown Abbey, and Jude Law (replace with R. Pattz, if you must).

Not to mention amazing style. And since Topshop and Topman just hit the floor at Nordstrom, getting a look from across the pond is now just a short drive away.

As always, we've got inside tips and looks, just for you.

The floor is divided into three distinct trends:

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 10, 2012

Beauty School: With a Twist

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Photos: (left) Suno Spring 2013 runway, courtesy BellaSugar; (right) hairstyle by Genny Calleja.

New York Fashion Week. An onslaught of stunning, frothy designs that would look great in your closet.

If only you could afford them.

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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 8, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lei Chic Plan
Kiss and Makeup
First there's Fashion Week, next it's Beauty Week, hosted by DFS Galleria Waikiki - two weeks filled with free makeovers, champagne parties, and a special appearance by Japanese supermodel Jessica Michibata. Mark your calendars for a special Lei Chic night, when readers get exclusive VIP access to beauty experts, refreshments and swag bags. Details coming soon!
When: September 17-30 with Lei Chic's beauty event on September... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 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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