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April 16, 2014

Kamera Mano Shark Tooth Clutch

The style team members have always got their eyes peeled for hot finds and new style faves while we scour the Honolulu scene. Look out for the latest spoil of our fash-ventures in our new Lost and Found files.

Lost: Your edge.

You used to have a razor wit. When it came to going mano-a-mano, you could swim circles around the other beasts in the water. In fact, everyone always said you had a bite that was just as badass as your bark. But lately? You've dulled down. Gotten blunt. Tapered off.

Found: Something that will help you to start looking sharp again—the new Mano Shark... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 15, 2014

Moon-inspired style is the perfect phase


They say a lunar eclipse can make people go a little … well, mad. We totally feel it. And since Hawaii’s eclipse begins around 8 p.m. tonight and goes until about 11—hours before the rest of the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 11, 2014

Sealove Hawaii's mobile fashion boutique

"I sunburn easily."
"Salt stings my eyes."
"I'm allergic to seaweed."

Are you that friend when beach day rolls around? Stop being such a wet beach towel. Luckily, a reason to brave the waves just pulled up. 

Sealove Hawaii's mobile boutique (or vantique)—retrofitted, designed and stocked by owner Cortney... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 11, 2014

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

Shop
Suit Up

What: LSpace Pop Up Shop will be poolside at the Kahala Hotel with REBECCA Beach. Meet designer Monica Wise, get a custom bikini fitting, and score a free keepsake bag with any LSpace purchase. Parking is free with validation.
When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: REBECCA Beach, Kahala Hotel and Resort
Details: Email mary@rebeccabeach.com for questions or information.

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April 10, 2014

A Peek Inside HONOLULU Fashion Team's Purses

We're always armed and ready. There's nothing we can't handle. When someone on the HONOLULU fashion team faces a style shortfall that threatens her entire look, she knows the others are always packing chic.

Today, we open up our fashion editors' handbags to see what everyone stashes every day. Totes adorable.

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April 9, 2014

Introducing Lei Chic's New Editor Natalie Schack

Former Lei Chic freelancer who is now Lei Chic’s new editor. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 8, 2014

A fresh crop of pineapple-inspired designs

The recent fashion weeks just heralded the start of spring around the world, but we in the aina recognize seasons by the type of fruit they bear (summer? You mean mango season). Of course, in Hawaii, every season is pineapple season, we're all about a pineapple a day keeping the doctor away.

How do you like them pineapples?

1 - Tiffany Chou Love + Pineapples jewelry
The Maui-native’s 2014 line gives new meaning to the word “Maui... Read more »

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April 4, 2014

Miemiko Atelier opens at Ward Centre

Tomorrow's headline: Dangerously Dwindling Cardstocks of Cute Notes Triggers Panic

Messaging has come to a stop. All lines of communications are stationary. Rumors are, at least one person was forced to break up via a Post-it.

Stop the letterpresses. Word is just in that Miemiko Atelier opened at Ward Centre.

The stationery line that has been dressing up... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 3, 2014

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

Celebrate
Into the Wardrobe
What: Patty's Closet's one-year anniversary is more than just a shopping event. On Friday, Mrs. Hawaii International contestants will strut their stuff in a fashion show; on Saturday, there will be a make-up and beauty-blending bar from Motives Make Up; and on Sunday, the store will host a trunk show with local designers. Throughout the entire weekend, shoppers will also get 20 percent off purchases.
When: Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, 10... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 2, 2014

Tiffany Chou's big April giveaway

The threat of a tsunami is over. Now there's only one thing keeping you from spending this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon at the beach.

You have nothing to wear. Oh yeah, and there's that thing called work.

Here's a break, at least for your first dilemma. Former Maui girl and luxe jewelry designer Tiffany Chou just launched her new self-named swimwear line. To celebrate, she's giving away a beach bag, swimsuit and piece of jewelry a week.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()