April 2011

April 18, 2011

Coming to a Green Near You

Lei ChicScene: Morning, an office interior. Our heroine walks in with a coffee cup and a resigned expression.

: How was your weekend?
You: (barely audible sigh, then a forced, perky smile) Too short! Too short!
She turns to walk away, and bumps into a woman.
Woman 1: How was your weekend?
You: I’m already ready for the next one! (fake laughter)
Woman 2: How... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 15, 2011

Missionary Position

Lei ChicWhen you have to do more than retail math (what is 15 percent off a shirt already marked down 25 percent?) you have no problems phoning a friend. With grammar, history, or science stumpers, you ask Google to come on down. But one night while zoning out in front of Jeff Foxworthy with a glass of pinot, you’re hit with a double whammy. Turns out you are not Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 14, 2011

Weekend Picks - April 14, 2011

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The Inside Satori
Local designer Lynn Sakutori has a whole new look for her line and this weekend you can get a preview. The local girl spent nearly 10 years working with top labels in New York before returning to Hawaii with her Satori Collection of silk dresses for every occasion. Now after focusing on her Lauren M. Petites and Lauren Michelle brands for Macy and Sears, Sakutori is... Read more »

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April 13, 2011


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April 11, 2011

French Collection

Lei ChicYou’ve always been more Coco Chanel than Tommy Hilfiger – spritzing Coco Mademoiselle, and not Tommy Girl as you leave the house each day. And your Starbucks order? Always a café au lait and croissant, not a cup of joe and muffin to go. And while our pals are going gaga over the newest Marc Jacobs It bag, you’re eyeing the classic Hermes.

But flying world class isn’t easy on a coach budget (and we’re not just talking handbags).

How to look tres chic on the tres cheap?

Morgan... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 7, 2011

Weekend Picks - April 7, 2011

Lei ChicCheer
Mall for Fashion
Make a study of style and cheer on the next generation of fashion designers at Kahala Mall’s Runway Show. For the last two weeks, four teams of students from University of Hawaii and Honolulu Community College have been putting together the looks for a celebrity, professional and mom model. This weekend, they’ll finally strut their stuff in a competition guaranteed to be fierce. Tune in to the music of Mailani and Taimane Gardner, then make the rounds for discounts throughout... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 6, 2011

This Suds for You

You had your UConn shirt on (congratulations by the way), studied the difference between a dunk and a lay up, and didn’t even complain when the loud guy in the Butler hat dribbled bleu cheese all over your saved-up-for-months Dolce & Gabbana chain-strap wallet.

You jumped through hoops to make sure you didn’t stick out at the bar when your guy and his friends got together for the Final Four basketball games. You were fan-tastic – until your drink arrived.

Apparently a lychee mojito with an extra mint sprig is a sports fan foul.

So how do you get into drink game without having to deal with that not-so-hoppy... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 5, 2011

A Wandering Buy

She was an island girl: simple, stylish, and loyal to her hometown beau-tique.

Then a stranger blew into town; exotic, unexpected, and a little too clothes for comfort with slick lines that promised to wear her down. They would have just one night in a crowded room, before stealing back into the sunset.

You’re overdue for the rush of a fashionista affair -- with a shop where you can score, but then disappears before your usual shop knows you strayed. Especially now that your usual wardrobe booty call has moved to the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 4, 2011

Split Precision

Edgy goes dainty in new B. D'Angelo jewelry

Lei ChicCorset dresses for skinny days and baby dolls for bloated nights. Lace-trimmed chemises for your first sleepover and his cotton boxers and a T for your 20th.

Most women stash a split personality in their closets.

You do too. In the office, you have to be a little bit country club. But you’re all rock n’ roll after hours.

Finally, there’s a line of jewelry for both worlds.

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Posted on Monday, April 4, 2011 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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