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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rebel With a Cause

Kira Hawaii’s Rebel Collection showcases jewelry designer’s edgy side

Jewelry designer Sheri Kira would have made Michael Jackson proud. Her new line, dubbed the Rebel Collection, screams, "I’m bad." And it makes bad look good with strong statement pieces, chunky rings and chain-link bracelets.

Kira, a 30-year-old Mililani native, began designing jewelry as a hobby, creating unique pieces for herself and for close friends. By coincidence, Kira means "sparkle, shimmer, shine" in Japanese. After leaving her former jobs doing business development and graphic design, Kira took that sparkle, combined it with her innovative personality, and created jewelry brand Kira Hawaii.

Kira says the inspiration for her Rebel Collection came from a yearning to stand out from the crowd ... and show a little more of her rebellious side. The collection exudes a feeling of extreme confidence, meant to bring out your inner Sasha Fierce. Kira's favorite piece? The Rebel Ring. (And if anyone has anything to say about rings, it's Bey.) Its thick band hugs your finger as chains drape down, giving the piece movement: Think glamorous, mini-shackle for your finger. Don't forget to pair your Rebel Ring with a Jailbreak Bangle—It's really two barbed-wire type bangles, attached by three chains—guaranteed to instantly make you feel like the most fashionable prisoner ever.

Who's bad?

Kira Hawaii is available at all Fighting Eel locations, LMS Boutique, Mikinola, The Butik and online. Prices range from $50–$370.

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Permalink

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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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