Monday, July 23, 2012

Love Match

Lei Chic Just a friendly observation for you moms out there. We can't help but notice your daughter is turning into quite the budding fashionista.

And, like any respectable, stylish young woman, she's taking her cues from all the major trendsetters.

Disney princesses. Hello Kitty. You.

Set a good example and take her to Luwana Hawaii, a new boutique located just off Waikiki's Kuhio Ave. You'll find a warm, inviting space filled with feminine clothes, delicate accessories and an original line of mother-daughter dresses.

Your daughter will love playing dress up in Luwana Hawaii's soft, flowy dresses and maxis in ballet pink, gray, navy and blue tie-dyed print. Each design, whether smocked, ruched, or ruffled, can be worn strapless or as a halter, and comes with a matching scarf. The same styles are also offered in womens' sizes for a sweet mother-daughter look.

Lei Chic Waikiki resident Hiroe Hara opened Luwana Hawaii after struggling to find stylish options for both her and her daughter. The store itself reflects her love of fashion and nearly a decade's worth of sales experience.

Everything is meant to be both elegant and effortless. So whether you pick up a Luwana Hawaii maxi, draped Freeloader skirt, cozy Love Stitch cardigan or be bliss necklace, you'll leave with an outfit both you and your daughter can be proud of.

Because you'll always be her biggest fashion icon.

Until she discovers Suri Cruise.

Luwana Hawaii, 2310 Kuhio Ave., Suite 139. Dresses start at $48. Kamaaina receive 10 percent off full-priced clothing with valid ID. For more information, visit Luwana Hawaii's website or call (808) 926-1006.

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 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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