January 2012

January 20, 2012

Toes on the Pose

Lei Chic LC: Is there a problem?

ATF Officer: Are you aware of HRS 134-9?

LC: I have a license to bear arms.

ATF Officer: But those floppy triceps you're packing are federally offensive. It wouldn't be so bad if you concealed them under baggy sweaters. In that tank top, we have no choice but to charge you with using a flabby arm in the commission of a fashion crime.

LC: Officer I didn't know! I mean, the holidays are so tough! I didn't have time and there was... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 19, 2012

Weekend Picks - January 19, 2012

Lei ChicCook 
No More Pencils, A Few More Cooks
Make good on your vow to stop eating at restaurants where you order by number and get in early on Kapiolani Culinary Arts Program's popular cooking classes. It starts Saturday with healthy Chinese dishes then covers everything from Southern goodies such as spicy deviled eggs and fried pork chops, to tricks for making the perfect bagel, a healthy meal built around chocolate, cake decorating, and a Cinco de Mayo feast. Sign up now. Classes fill up... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 18, 2012

Simply Adornable

Lei Chic It started with one leather cuff. Then a single studded ring.

Now your jewelry box is the real urban outfitters - full of heavy metals, a suede explosion you can’t hide, and, make no bones about it, more skulls than you can wrap your head around.

Someone needs to talk you off the edge with some softer styles to help you rediscover your nitty, pretty side.

Branch out with Stick and Stones jewelry.

The collection of semi-precious stone and shell pieces is handmade by Mililani mom Samantha Hook and... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 17, 2012

Get it to Glow

Lei Chic It’s the longest hangover ever. Two weeks after ringing in 2012 the sight of your holiday credit card bills still make you nauseous.

To make things worse, budget-friendly meals of Cup Noodles and Diet Coke aren’t doing anything for your complexion and those look-for-much-less outfits from your mom’s discard pile give everyone a headache.

You knead a pick-me-up that won’t rub your wallet the wrong way. Find it at the new Bella Torre Academy in Aiea.

The beauty school started with a focus on make... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lei ChicWatch
Double Dragons
Tasty bites and groundbreaking fights are on the menu at Grand Cafe & Bakery's special courtyard showing of the classic and final Bruce Lee flick Enter the Dragon.
When: Tonight. Dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. The movie begins at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Grand Cafe & Bakery, 31 N. Pauahi St.
Details: Call 808.531.0001 or go Read more »

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 13, 2012

A-Wristing Developments

Your waist is a cinch. Finding a new style for your neck? You’ve got it collared. But figuring out other ways to dress up that space between your palm and forearm is proving to be wristy business.

Show your hand with cute new finds from some of our favorite local artists.

Lei Chic

Color Me Strappy
Fans thought only one thing could improve Christy Chung’s chic, vintage fabric clutches – a strap. Done. ccdoodle’s new wristlets (just going up... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 12, 2012

Snakeskin Shoes

ImageSnake Charmers: Boots with the fur are so constricting, especially for Hawaii’s so-called winters.

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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 12, 2012

Weekend Picks - January 12, 2012

Lei Chic Race
Ready to Dare
City scavenger hunt Urban Dare kicks off its seventh year with its inaugural run in Hawaii. Grab a friend and amazing race your way to complete tasks, take pictures, and solve trivia. First pair to cross the finish line wins $300 and a chance to compete for $5,000 in Milwaukee.
When: Saturday, check in begins at 10 a.m., the race starts at noon.
Where: The starting line is at Ala Moana Beach Park, the exact location will be announced... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 11, 2012

Spring Forward

Lei Chic The ball dropped. The illegal sparklers (left over from last year, promise!) are out. 2011 is over and you’re a little burned out on your smoky, sophisticated palette that made you the hot one on the holiday party circuit.

Here’s a glimmer of hope – six new finds for your makeup kit.

After all, sometimes it is okay to start a new year with beauty call.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 10, 2012

Trend: Blue Watches

ImageBlue in the Face: Blue accessories ruled the runways this season, including timepieces for the fellas.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


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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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