September 2013


September 18, 2013

Welcome Home

Kailua Living boutique mixes beachy apparel with home goods

Kailua Living Boutique

When one door closes, another door opens. No wait, we got that wrong.

When one store closes, another store opens. Yep, much better.

Case in point: after Kai Boutique lost its lease next to the Kailua post office, co-owner Shanon Jenkins Schubert decided to regroup and open a relaxed... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 17, 2013

Night Market: Be White There (Sponsored)

Honolulu Night Market celebrates 1st anniversary in September

Honolulu Night Market
Saturday // 6-11 p.m. // 683 Auahi St.

It doesn't matter whether you're young, old, a beloved pet or an action-packed monthly event in Kakaako. Birthdays are a BIG deal, which is why you'll want to be there this Saturday when Honolulu Night Market blows out the candles for its... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 17, 2013

Wattz Going On

Lei Chic presents a.wattz dezigns at Honolulu Night Market

a.wattz dezigns

Deny as you might, summer is ending. The signs are everywhere. Pumpkin spice lattes (officially!) return to Starbucks. Networks are rolling out their fall premieres. Heck, even Britney's going back to work.

But you can still give summer one last hurrah by picking up... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 16, 2013

Oil Sport

Malie Organics launches fragrant new beauty oils

Malie Organics Beauty Oils

As beauty mavens, we understand how important it is to be sheen and heard - after all, nothing makes a statement like gorgeous, silky smooth skin.

So when it comes to fall's beauty must-haves, Malie Organics' new line of beauty oils shines through, loud and clear.

Talk about liquid... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 13, 2013

Sexy and the City: Episode 3

Lei Chic's New York Fashion Week Diary Part 3

Aveda at Steven Alan
Left: Raymond sprays one last mist of hair spray before a shot is snapped for Steven Alan's Spring 2014 lookbook. Right: A backstage peek at Aveda's makeup table. Photos: Summer Shiigi.

Editor's Note: This is the final installment of a series following stylist Summer Shiigi on her... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 12, 2013

Weekend Picks - September 12, 2013

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

Lei Chic Shop
Sale Away
What:
Sad news for Central Oahu shoppers: Milieu is closing its Waipio boutique. The store is planning to move, though no decision has yet been made on a new retail space or online presence. For now, everything in the shop is marked 40 percent off at least through the end of the month.
Where: 94-1235B Ka Uka Blvd.


Shop
Trunk Rock
What:
Score $25 select Allison Izu... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 11, 2013

Sexy and the City: Episode 2

Lei Chic's New York Fashion Week Diary Part 2

Backstage at Noon by Noor
Left: A M.A.C makeup artist preps a model backstage for Noon by Noor's spring 2014 show. Right: The finished look. Photos: Summer Shiigi and Women's Wear Daily.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 10, 2013

Pad to the Bone

Lane Tanner Designs' bone-inspired paper earrings

Lane Tanner Designs

There are SO many things you could make out of paper. Cranes. Planes. Automobiles.

Bones and shells, on the other hand? Now, that's just crazy.

Which probably explains why we're raving mad over Morgan... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 9, 2013

Sexy and the City: Episode 1

Lei Chic's New York Fashion Week Diary Part 1

NYFW Spring 2014 Runway
From left: BCBG Max Azria (two looks), Tadashi Shoji (two looks) and Desigual. Photos: Style.com and StyleBistro.com.

Editor's Note: This is... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 6, 2013

Nut Cases

Lil Coconut Hawaii's new California Dreamin' clutches

Lil Coconut Hawaii

Words of wisdom can come from a variety of sources. A renowned philosopher, perhaps. Your mom. Oprah.

And if that source happens to be a hip, versatile bag with a stunning scenic photo, well... who are we to judge?

... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 6, 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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