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September 25, 2008

Weekend Picks - September 25, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Rock Around The Shop
Shop for new duds from a whole lineup of local and national labels such as The Organik, Meesah Jewelry... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2008

Put A Cork In It

Your search for the perfect vintage has taken you on a tour of free tastings all over town, to numerically scoring your tastes , and even, yes, to choosing wines based solely on their looks and label.

To really find wine... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2008

Lucky Star

Back in the day looking like your friends was in. Like how you all wore fishhook anklets, you and your BFF had tiny (and illegal) matching tattoos, and even your frenemies sported similar Swatches. These days, though, being matchy-matchy is a fashion faux pas (except maybe if you’re twins, and even then you better be the Doublemint kind).

But you can all get away with wearing Lulu Leilani’s fun, flirty and delicate chain necklaces, made by local girl and college senior Alyssa Kojima.

What started out as a cute gift idea turned into a genuine business www.leichic.comRead more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Back in Black (and White)

 There’s no gray area when it comes to basic fashion sense. You’re either fiercely fabulous or a walking fashion faux pas.

Make sure you land on the right side of the style spectrum this season and stop by Club Monaco’s See The World in Black & White event this Thursday. The international urban retailer, known for their noir/blanc palette of modern classic clothing, brings fashion fundamentals front and center  and honors their rich heritage of working with legendary photographers (think Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 22, 2008

A Dog Do Bio Bags We’re not prudes or anything. We just think that there are still some things better left unsaid. Kept to yourself. Private domain. Mum’s the word. Okay, you get the drift. But that’s also going to make this really difficult.

Because certain private affairs so often become public. Like when people leave their dog’s business right on their neighbor’s lawn for everyone to see (and smell). That’s not kosher (and in some places it’s illegal), but even if you scooped it up into an old plastic grocery bag, dropped it in the bin and sent it off anonymously to the landfill – well... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 19, 2008

Heavy Metal

You don’t go out with just any arm candy. You insist on head-turning looks, bold style and an intriguing background.

And that’s just for your jewelry.

You’ll meet your match in Misa Jewelry, designed by Punahou grad Misa Hamamoto. Her 14-karat gold vermeil and sterling silver earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings are modern, geometric pieces that echo the shape and texture of porous coral and other elements from her island home.

Based in L.A., Misa left her career in investment banking to start making jewelry, a passion ignited in a high school metalworking Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 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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