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May 13, 2009

It Suits You

Supermodels. Wince-worthy waxes. And super-skimpy bikinis.

Brazilian trends sure have made swimsuit season more painful.

Which is why neighboring Peru gets the real thanks. That’s where North Shore swimwear designer Diana Delgado hails from, and her new line of bikinis is inspired by her childhood there. 

The collection has a huge range of prints and patterns. Seeking out unique fabrics is Delgado’s specialty – her family runs a fabric store back in South America – and she personally... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 12, 2009

Body and Sola

Your fashionable outfits put on a good front. But what lies beneath is a list of problems.

Your boyshorts always bunch up. Your bikinis are too teeny. And your g-strings get wedged up where no fabric should be.

Enter Sola2 undies, the latest offering from television and film costumer and local designer Marie-Noelle Pouliot's Bali-made clothing line. Pouliot's newest thongs are made of a stretchy, super-soft blend of cotton and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 7, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 7, 2009
Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Home Stretch
What: Local pro surfer Rochelle Ballard releases her yoga DVD, “Surf Into Yoga,” and celebrates at two weekend... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 6, 2009

Haute Dogs With the dog days of summer fast approaching, it’s time to bone up on the latest and greatest treats, products and services for your four-legged BFF (Best Friend Fur-ever).

Tiny Bubbles
If your poi dog is looking more mongrel than Best in Show, perhaps you should try the latest in dog-washing technology from Japan. The Micro Bubble Pet Deep Cleaning System uses only water, with no scrubbing or chemicals involved. Your hound will soak in thousands of tiny bubbles that oxygenate skin and remove dirt and odors. It’s especially good for dogs with sensitive skin... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 5, 2009

Heading to Margaritaville

Last year, Cinco de Mayo was a huge party, and Seis de Mayo was total hell. It's not just the tequila in margaritas that causes hangovers - the flavored liqueurs and sweet-and-sour mixes have tons of sugar and calories, adding to the morning-after nightmare. Plus, the drinks can easily ring up to almost $10 each.

But you can still toast to Cinco de Mayo without blowing your diet or your budget. Try this low-cal, low-carb margarita, a healthier version that also costs less to make.
... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 5, 2009

Sponsored Edition: Mom's The Word


Mom always told you to be prepared. So you've already planned exactly how you'll treat her to a special day this Sunday.

No? You aren't ready for Mother's Day?

Try one of these great gift ideas.

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Pre-order... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 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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