July 2008


July 31, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 31, 2008

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

Two Become One
What:
Valerie Joseph boutiques at McCully and Ward merge into one location at Ala Moana Center. If you missed the closing sales at the previous locations, check out the Ala Moana shop’s... Read more »

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July 31, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 31, 2008

www.leichic.com

 

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

Two Become One
What:
Valerie Joseph boutiques at McCully and Ward merge into one location at Ala Moana Center. If you missed the closing sales at the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 30, 2008

Rise of the Silver Soaper

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Lately your once humble beauty supply has become an arsenal rivaling Saddam’s WMD stockpile (oh wait, he didn’t have any!).

Time to surrender your hoard and adopt one powerful weapon— Cor Silver Soap. In just one step, this nano-silver and silica bar removes makeup; evens skin tone; reduces the appearance of sunspots, pores and aging; maintains natural moisture, and protects from the sun with an imperceptible film that leaves your face feeling clean and silky soft. Just apply the tingling lather, wait, rinse and go— and the bar lasts six to nine... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 29, 2008

The Bean Counter

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Sometimes you have to shell out big bucks to kick it in style. But while that makes perfect sense for say, a New Year’s limo ride in hot new heels, when buying edgy street wear for baby you can’t keep pretending you’ve got Brangelina’s budget.

But that doesn’t mean you have to boycott stylish shops or settle for cheapie pastel onesies smothered in unicorns.

Instead hit up Kona-based Koko Bean’s boutique-quality, adult-inspired infant clothes for prices so low you’ll do a double take. And there’s nothing cutesie or cheap about the bold colors and trend- and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 28, 2008

Having a Bali

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Your mission: Gather the latest intel on fashion trends from Italy, Spain, Brazil, Australia and Indonesia. Culture, traditional arts and fabrics, and anything found in nature are hot spots. Blend in with artisans by creating a line of garments, connecting with locals while purchasing their crafts and accessories. Bring back a saleable line to complete the look and your identity...

Don’t worry, you don’t have to accept this assignment – television and film costumer and Sola2 designer Marie-Noelle Pouliot already has.

When inspiration strikes, she flies to Bali to create small... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 25, 2008

Information, Please

www.leichic.comToday, we interrupt our regularly scheduled updates on the hottest summer bikinis and best places to blow your diet to bring you some news and background on Lei Chic.

First, answers to your FAQs.

The stories you get each day are chosen because we think each item we cover is something worth telling you about. We don’t take payment to write about anything, and we won’t, ever. So how do we make money when the subscription is free? We sell ads. The... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 24, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 24, 2008

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Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Clothes Make The Man
What: UH grad Dan Weaver, who advanced through three rounds of Project Runway interviews in 2007, debuts his latest collection and throws an after party. Order the pieces you like, as well as T-shirts and accessories online after the show. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 24, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 24, 2008

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

Clothes Make The Man
What:
UH grad Dan Weaver, who advanced through three rounds of Project Runway interviews in 2007, debuts his latest collection and throws an after party. Order the pieces you like, as well as T-shirts and accessories online... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2008

Pour Some Sugar On Me

www.leichic.comFairy tale ideas you’ve long since given up on: a land where you never grow up (or – presumably – old), a glass slipper that somehow attracts the most handsome and successful men, and that spoonful of sugar that makes bitter medicine delightful.

Not so fast on that last one.

There is a red berry that can make everything sour taste sweet. It exists. Yes, really.

It’s called miracle fruit, and the small red berries contain a chemical that reacts with your taste buds, causing acids to taste sweet. After eating just one berry, sucking a lemon wedge suddenly tastes like eating a lemon... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2008

True Confections

www.leichic.com Tearing into a fresh batch of your mom’s cookies usually means just pulling back the tin foil from the plate.

But when Michael Ching’s mom, Clara, makes cookies, they’re delivered in a white-ribbon-tied, vellum-sleeved case decorated with custom illustrations of rare island birds by local artist Michael Furuya.

Inside are three levels of gourmet cookies and candies, each individually wrapped or boxed with bows. Half the fun is unwrapping the package – but it’s worth it to enjoy the sweets, like the chocolate truffles, mini toffee balls, chocolate-dipped dried fruits (mango, pineapple, coconut,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 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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