August 2012

August 21, 2012

Goodwill Hunting

Lei Chic You long to rub elbows with the fashion greats. Diane. Tory. Ralph. Christian. Too bad sitting at their table requires dropping a boat load of cash; something you, unfortunately, don't have. Lucky for you, we found a more affordable way to snag a seat.

Introducing Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM!, a three-day fashion extravaganza, where a $4 admission fee lets you play with more than 50,000 luxury items, name brands and unique vintage finds at ridiculously low prices.

And, as your dealers, we scored early access to the collection to style six looks, using items... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 18, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Shirting the Issue
Reyn Spooner just launched a limited-edition pink Lahaina Sailor shirt with vintage gold wahine label, available in both button-down and pullover styles. Five dollars from every shirt sold will benefit Kapiolani Breast Center, plus your man will look even manlier in dusty pink. Win-win.
When: Available through December.
Where: Reyn Spooner stores in Ala Moana Center, Kahala Mall, and Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 18, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek Episode 4

Lei Chic Captain's Log: Stardate 918201.2

We departed Honolulu MedSpa after a successful rendezvous at its Customer Appreciation Event. We emerged victorious against enemy fat cells thanks to its revolutionary weapon, CoolSculpting,... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 17, 2012

Beauty School: Golden Girl

Lei Chic Oh, Kim Kardashian.

We see you, running around East Oahu with your hot new rapper boyfriend. While looking absolutely a-ma-zing.

And no, we're not jealous. Not jealous at all.

We've only enlisted the help of Paul Brown makeup artist Jamie Tokumoto to show us a hot new look that will leave us perfectly polished.

You know, for our own frozen yogurt runs.

... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 16, 2012

Weekend Picks - August 16, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Model Citizen
Shop the newest pieces from B2C Jewelry, Pure Joy Adornments and Florencia Arias when Super Citizen hosts its first trunk show since moving to Kahala Mall. Also, get your first look at Florencia Arias' new fall collection when 2013 Miss Chinatown Hawaii contestants put on a mini fashion show in Center Court,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 15, 2012

Shop the Trend: Collar ID

You and Peter Pan have a lot in common. You're both leaders of a gang, best friends with a fairy, and you seem to have lost your shadow...

Nope, never mind. You two have nothing in common. Except the uncanny ability to work a seriously stylish collar.

Lucky for you, embellished collars are no longer reserved for hot, young celebrities and runway models. Below, we've rounded up seven options, all in different finishes, to help you rock this trend without spending a fortune.

Give it a try. We promise, you'll be Hooked.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 14, 2012

On the Download - August 2012

Lei Chic Right now, tens of thousands of students across the state are getting ready for the fall semester. Moving into dorms. Finalizing schedules. Stocking up on text books and supplies.

Exciting stuff.

What won't be so exciting: sitting in traffic next week when all these students go back to school. If only you had some way to pass the time, like rocking out to an end-of-summer playlist put together by none other than 102.7 Da Bomb... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 13, 2012

Spice Up Your Life

Lei Chic After watching last night's Closing Ceremony, you've come to a few mind-blowing revelations.

The Olympics (and quite possibly NBC's reputation) are over.

The Spice Girls are most definitely not.

You hate to admit it, but last night's rousing performance has you craving more spice in your life.... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 11, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Oh My Posh
For the first time ever, Victoria Beckham's eponymous fashion line and her more playful Victoria, Victoria Beckham are now available in Hawaii. Pieces from the designer's fall collections have been slowly hitting the floor at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, and were introduced at this week's fall fashion show, when the luxury retailer previewed 10 different trends for the upcoming season.
Details: Find out how to incorporate digital prints,... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 10, 2012

Perfectly Suited

Kaimana Beachwear opens public showroom

Kaimana Beachwear When it comes to fashion, you're one connected woman.

You've got insider access to discounted designer clothes and up-and-coming accessories.

Now, if only you had the scoop on some sexy new swimsuits.

Don't worry, that'll happen soon. Very soon. As in three days soon.

Presenting Kaimana... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 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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