October 2013

October 31, 2013

Weekend Picks - October 31, 2013

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

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David "Pua" Rochlen, president of Jams World and Surf Line Hawaii, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award as presented by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Dale Hope.

Award to the Wise
Congratulations to the winners of last night's Governor's Fashion Awards! The following were honored at a special ceremony at The Modern Honolulu to cap off Hawaii Fashion Month:

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October 30, 2013

Keep Your Gourd Up

Pumpkin cocktail recipes from Salt and 12th Ave Grill

Pumpkin cocktails at Salt Bar & Kitchen

Things are coming together nicely.

Your kick-ass Halloween favors are in a box by the door. Your Duck Dynasty costume is hanging in the closet. And the ingredients for your famous pumpkin cocktails are...

What do you mean you... Read more »

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October 29, 2013

Don the Isle

Preview Venessa Arizaga's vibrant, Hawaii-inspired jewelry

Venessa Arizaga

While inspiration can come from just about anywhere, we prefer when it comes from exotic locales across the globe. Lucky for us, so does Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Venessa Arizaga.

We spotted Arizaga's work in Nordstrom's French Fling Pop-In: a stunning rhinestone-encrusted necklace, textured crochet bracelets woven... Read more »

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October 28, 2013

Happy Daze

Shop Oopsy Daze's trendy keiki playground apparel online

Oopsy Daze

Getting your kid properly dressed for school is a lot like a reality show. There are screams. There are tears. There are tussles over sequin tutus and glitter tiaras (way more Boo Boo than Honey in your book).

Thank goodness for Oopsy Daze, a new locally designed keiki apparel line with a true rags-to-britches story. Hawaii Kai designer Dixie Rose made a pair of printed harem pants for her son, Phoenix. Said pants (and son) were Read more »

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October 25, 2013

Play Dress Up(do)

How to create an easy, elegant updo in just 10 minutes

Monique Lhuillier x Moroccanoil

Fantasy: Having five hours to get ready for your big night out. Reality: Having five minutes to get ready for your big night out. Where fantasy-meets-reality: Spending five (okay, 10) minutes to create an enchanting hairstyle that everyone thinks took hours to do.

Yes, this dream can come true, thanks to Moroccanoil artistic director Antonio Corral... Read more »

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October 24, 2013

Weekend Picks - October 24, 2013

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

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Hawaii Fashion Month photo by Vega. Full credits here.

Best in (Fashion) Show
You can totally afford to witness the return of the prestigious Governor's Fashion Awards, Hawaii Fashion Month's closing event — especially now that we snagged you entrance for just $50! The ticket is good for... Read more »

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October 23, 2013

Hop to It

Discounts, prizes abound during Kailua Boutique Hop

Kailua Boutique Hop

Hip. Lindy. Bunny. All great hops in our book.

But the greatest hop of all happens this Saturday when more than a dozen stores team up for the first-ever Kailua Boutique Hop for Hawaii Fashion Month. Pick up a stamp card from the check-in booth or any participating boutique, collect as many stamps as you can (no purchase necessary) and turn it in for a chance to win prizes and gift certificates. Insider tip: Each stamp is good for one raffle ticket,... Read more »

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October 22, 2013

Favors of the Month

Shop Toast rolls out new Halloween kokeshi and candy

Shop Toast's new Halloween favors

Halloween. One of the scariest times of the year. Other than tax day.

It's also, thanks to Shop Toast, one of the cutest. Especially now that the quaint Kaimuki shop has added two adorably spooky treats guaranteed to make your Halloween party a graveyard smash (hit).

You've... Read more »

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October 21, 2013

Fashionably Great: Part II

All the looks from HONOLULU's Night Market fashion show

HONOLULU fashion editors Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann wave to the crowd after the models take their final walk. Photos: Tommy Shih

A big thank you to everyone who came out for HONOLULU Magazine's fashion show at Honolulu Night Market! Feel like applying a little Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 18, 2013

Fashionably Great

Behind the scenes of HONOLULU's Night Market fashion show

Runway inspiration: (from left) Fall '13 looks from Thakoon, Kenzo and Tory Burch. Photos: Style.com.

We're just writing to confirm our date for tomorrow night. 8 o'clock. Honolulu Night Market's main stage. Don't be late.

Because you definitely don't want to miss HONOLULU Magazine's runway show... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 18, 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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