Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Boot camp on the beach. Daily jogs at low tide. Low-carb meals and cocktails just once a week.

We have to tan it to you, your body is banging.

But those workouts didn’t just run you ragged – your favorite bikini is hanging by a thread. Get your suit back in shape with a new little number made by Hawaii designers.

Lei Chic Honi Honi Swimwear
Wings Hawaii’s swimwear line is now a year old and ready to go island hopping. Honi Honi ’s new website means you can scoop up Samantha Howard's  criss-cross tops and sassy printed bottoms without a trip to Maui. Be prepared for double takes because every piece is reversible with hidden seams for extra comfy hip hugging.
Watch for: Honi Honi’s first ever one-piece with a sweet shirred front, cut-outs and side ties done in a scale pattern designed by Howard.
Start shopping now on Honi Honi's website.
Photo Courtesy Ashley Camper

Lei ChicSea by Gypsy
You love to roam until your bikini bottoms do the same. Gypsy lingerie ’s stay-put skivvies have been turned into a brand-spanking-new swimwear line. Sea by Gypsy offers a straight bandeau, tie bandeau, and scoop bottom all without uncomfortable wires but with designer Kate Ruggiero’s signature luxe slip lining.
Watch for: Sea by Gypsy to arrive in stores. It should be in Olive Boutique any day now.
Gypsy's full swim and lingerie collection is available on its website.
Photo Courtesy Daeja Fallas

Lei ChicAcacia Swimwear
Take an island beach babe, a Southern California swimsuit model and add water – the result is Acacia’s super chic swimwear. Maui-born FIDM graduate Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons (wife of the late Andy Irons) bring their love of exotic beaches to life in tasseled ties, fringe details, crochet backs, and cheeky bottoms that just landed recently in six more Hawaii stores.
Watch for: A line of Acacia cover-ups set to debut in the 2012 collection.
View Acacia's full collection and a list of retailers on its website.

Lei Chic Boom Boom Bikini
Once a Big Island secret, Boom Boom Bikini is now making waves in stores across the state. Surfer Elena Merritt’s new 2011 collection will be coming out in a few weeks featuring color blocked one pieces, teeny bikinis, and sports bra suits to cover everyone from sporty swimmers to strictly sunbathers.
Watch for: Boom Boom’s new line of sarongs which will also be added in store and online in the next few weeks.
Get a preview on Boom Boom Bikini's blog.

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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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