Introducing Lei Chic's New Editor Natalie Schack

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We’ve been buzzing about it for weeks: the biggest find in the HONOLULU Fashion Office (in addition to the Rebecca Minkoff studs, Elizabeth and James silver loafers and True Religion super skinny and super comfy jeans we’re currently hearting).

We’re completely loving Natalie Schack. The former anthropology major, publishing assistant, economic research graphic and web designer and former Lei Chic freelancer who is now Lei Chic’s new editor. The selective shopper brings her eye for design to our fashion team.

So, of course, we wanted her picks for things she’s coveting now.


Rifle Paper Company 2014 Flip Around the World Desk Calendar Like any millennial, I've got a serious case of wanderlust. And since some of my best friends live far away, we like to meet up for trips together (Istanbul 2015, ladies!). This desk calendar is my reminder of the ah-mazing vacas we'll have in the future, and the fun wine-filled times we've had in the past (What happens in Paris stays in Paris). $8, 

Wonderland Honolulu Kimonos I am obsessed with the kimono trend. Exotic, breezy, ultra-comfy and zero fuss required? umyespleasethanks. I use them for everything: Throw over a tank to transform a bike outfit into a real outfit; drape around maxi dresses for a casual/dramatic evening ensemble; or peel off the floor on my way out the door for a woke-up-late look. In other words: it fits my life perfectly! $77, Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St., #104, 591-8003.

Bradley and Lily Mini Notebooks I always have something to jot down, whether it's a funny quote from the day, or the lyrics to that song in the Veronica Mars movie I'm dying to download (or, you know, story ideas, phone numbers or interviews…). And notebooks like these teeny ones are a handier and neater alternative to my other go-to: backs of crumpled receipts and cocktail napkins. Pack of two for $7, South Shore Paperie, 1016 Kapahulu Ave., 744-8746. 


Nantucket Bike Basket at The Bike Shop If there's one thing that sucks about paradise, it's traffic. Luckily, living in town means everything is just a bike ride away! And while it may be impossible to stay cute when biking in the tropics, I like pimping my ride to be as twee as possible. This basket from Nantucket Bike Basket Company not only matches my retro bike perfectly, it's handy for carting around thai leftovers and library book hauls. $59.99, The Bike Shop, 98-019 Kamehameha Highway, Aiea, 487-3615.

Story Standards Malka Top He likes shooting ranges; I like museums. He likes Angry Whoppers; I like ramen. Probably the only thing saving this star-crossed relationship is our shared love of hiking. Which requires, of course, a stock of cute-but-practical bikinis on hand for getting sweaty, muddy and ready to jump into a waterfall at any time on the trail. I love how this strappy one covers everything it should, while having just enough stylish flair. $70,

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