July 2012

July 11, 2012

On the Download - July 2012

Lei ChicWe didn't want to say this out loud, but a trail of indisputable evidence left us no choice.

We're being invaded by Canada.

You see, forces from the North have penetrated our borders with undeniably catchy pop music, and our defenses have been rendered utterly useless.

First, Celine Dion made our hearts beat. Then, Justin Bieber Read more »

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

July 10, 2012

Lawson's Peek

Lei Chic Your quest to find "the one" is failing miserably. Time and time again, you ask yourself, "Are my needs being met? Am I truly satisfied?"

Then, when you think you've found perfection, a tiny part of you starts to whisper. There's got to be something better.

And so, you stray...

Just so there's no confusion, we're talking about beauty products here. And lucky for you, we found a brand new spot to troll.

Lawson Inc., Japan's second largest convenience store chain, just opened... Read more »

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

July 9, 2012

Shorts Authority

Lei ChicWe've got some good news for you.

If you're reading this, that means your computer wasn't affected by the global Internet shutdown that involved the FBI, millions of computers and a nasty piece of malware.

Phew. That was a close one.

Now, even better news. Petite denim designer Allison Izu has teamed up with Collins &... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 7, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Watch Out
Don't miss In4mation's newest collaboration with Casio's G-Shock; a limited-edition white watch with red accents, black dial, In4mation's logo on the wristband and, as a nod to Hawaii's island surf culture, tide and moon graph functions to track high and low tides.
When: Available now.
Where: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave., In4mation, Pearlridge Center, and Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 6, 2012

Town Haul

Community Boutique opens in Chinatown

Community BoutiqueCongratulations. You are on fire this week.

Your Fourth of July barbecue was a blast (your friends are still raving about it).

And now that it's First Friday, you've got a hot night planned - one that includes free wine tastings at HASR Wine Co. and a slew of trunk shows and sales.

Oh, and throw in a welcome party while you're at... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 5, 2012

Weekend Picks - July 5, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
One-Stop Pop
Celebrate the launch of Hawaii Fashion Incubator's month-long pop-up shop, featuring 16 local designers and Hifi members like 1979 swimwear, Organik apparel and Salty Girl jewelry.
When: Wednesday, 4-7... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 3, 2012

Land of the Spree

Lei Chic We hate to do this, but well, sooner or later you're going to have to accept the truth.

Independence Day is the greatest holiday of the year.

Just think about it. What other holiday gives you 1) an entire day off to eat and drink as much as humanly possible; 2) the chance to see massive explosives detonate in the sky; 3) a reason to dress up (because you look so fierce in red, white and blue); and 4) lots of presents; all rolled into one?

We should probably clarify that last part...

See, stores across the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 2, 2012

Weekend Picks - June 12, 2012

Lei Chic Taste
Bitters Sweet Symphony
Helping a local business get off the ground has never been tastier, thanks to Bitter, Sweet and Savory, a special tasting at Prima. Enjoy seven hand-crafted bitters-driven mini cocktails by Hawaii Bitters Company co-founders and bartenders, Kyle Reutner and Mike Prasad, paired with seven flavors of Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 2, 2012

Adult Swim

Lei Chic Germany. The country behind many of man's modern marvels.

Luxury cars. Athletic shoes. Coffee makers. Heidi Klum.

And, thanks to swimwear designer Suzanna Kuhlemann, über chic swimsuits.

Behold, 1979's newest lineup of retro-style swimwear, now available at Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012 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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