September 2013

September 30, 2013

Wearhouse Sale: Accessories

Local designers showcased at OUTFIT (Part 1)

OUTFIT: Hawaii Fashion Designers Market

It's only Monday, and yet, you've already experienced some major, ground-breaking revelations. Like: October is thisclose and you need to start giving your Halloween costume some serious thought. Or: Never again will you see Walter White poison anyone with ricin. Pretty heavy, we know.

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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 27, 2013

Love Potion No. 1

Indi Ocean launches ocean-inspired fragrance line

Indi Ocean Perfume Oils

Some people live by the mantra, "Stick with what you know."

Lucky for us, Indi Ocean's Mia Bella Belluche is not one of those people. Next week, the Kailua jewelry designer launches her very first perfume oil and - spoiler alert! - it smells amazing.

The backstory: Belluche has been collecting bottles and oils for years, but could never do anything with them. (Apparently, school and a wildy... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 26, 2013

Weekend Picks - September 26, 2013

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

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Syncing 'Ship
We're breaking from the norm to bring you a Weekend Pick that you can do right now. If you didn't catch it on television (or even if you did), you'll want to watch Jimmy Fallon challenge *swoon* Joseph Gordon-Levitt and comedian Stephen Merchant to an epic lip sync battle. The video has already racked up more than two million views on YouTube in the past two days.
Details: Discover what all the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 25, 2013

Wash and Glow

Ola's local bath and body line gets new look, products

Ola Tropical Apothecary

Julia Roberts in a gorgeous red dress and elbow-length satin gloves. Rachael Leigh Cook, also in a red dress, sans glasses. Anne Hathaway in a Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 25, 2013

Trade Secrets (Sponsored)

Score 50% off with THEFACESHOP's beauty trade-in program


Don't take this the wrong way, but you are paying way, way too much for skincare. Taking care of your skin is a beauty must, we get it. But forking over $260 for a tiny jar of night cream? Must you?

Newsflash! Thanks to modern technology, you've got way more affordable alternatives out there. By "there," we mean THEFACESHOP, and by "way more affordable," we mean 50 percent off, thanks to the Korea-based... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2013

Hello Sailor

Aloha Sailor's nautical apparel, accessories to debut at OUTFIT

Aloha Sailor

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles on local designers who will appear at OUTFIT, a two-day trade show that kicks off Hawaii Fashion Month in October.

Ahoy there!

When it comes to style, we know you run a tight shop, er, ship, but we suggest you keep a lookout for Aloha Sailor. The new nautical-inspired clothing and accessories line is scheduled to dock (and launch) at OUTFIT next Wednesday.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2013

Plump Up the Volume (Sponsored)

Rare pre-holiday specials at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

You want to look your holiday best this year because:

a) You're determined to show your ex what he's missing.
b) You need to update your Facebook page/online dating profile/next year's Christmas card photo.
c) People are starting to compare you to your great aunt Helen (and not in a good way).

Whether you checked one, or all, of the above, the fact remains: you need... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2013

Bear Necessities

Hula Hoops Maui carves new direction with bear claw jewelry

Hula Hoops Maui Jewelry
From left: 14k-gold-vermeil mini bear claw necklace, $90, studs, $85, and cuff, $130.

It's no secret, you'll totally claw your way to the top of the style pyramid.

Hula Hoops Maui's chunky bear claw jewelry will definitely help. Haiku-based designer Laurie Olsen... Read more »

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

September 20, 2013

Love Letter

Lynn Sakutori launches new 'a-line' apparel at Macy's

a-line by Lynn Sakutori

We evaluated your closet and, well, we're just gonna spell it out for you.

Whirlwind sprees at Forever 21 and H&M mean you've got all the haute new trends down to the letter. Congrats, no zzzzs there. But having your clothes constantly fall apart after a few cycles in the wash? That puts your wardrobe on the D-list.

Thank goodness for Lynn Sakutori. This local designer has her hands full with several petite... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 19, 2013

Weekend Picks - September 19, 2013

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

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Photo: Amanda Cramer Photography

Super Fun Night
Maya Bella Boutique's 1st anniversary party is next Saturday, but you need to RSVP by this Saturday to score your very own birthday gift (hint: it involves some awesome store discounts). If you miss... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 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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