July 2013

July 19, 2013

Partners in Crime

In4mation, Crooks & Castles release 'Infamous' collaboration

In4mation x Crooks & Castles

Daniella is wearing an altered Infamous Medusa tee, $36, and Aya Clouds Aloha snapback, $40.
Photo by John Hook.

You are under arrest. On the grounds of lacking seriously cool streetwear.

You have the right not to remain where you are. Instead, head... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 18, 2013

Weekend Picks - July 18, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

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Thanks a Brunch
Drive over to the Windward side to experience the debut of Kailua Brunch Fest, an outdoor event with live music and delicious, brunch-centric food. The entire family can load up on waffle cakes from Watcha Fillin', pancakes from Cinnamon's (left), omelets by Mark's Specialties, and more, then indulge in massages, face painting, and a keiki craft booth.
When: Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 419 Uluniu St. (next to Walgreens)
Details: Full lineup posted Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 17, 2013

Mix and Matte

MAKE UP FOR EVER to offer free sessions at Sephora


Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Birds and bees.

Some things just work better when they're together, and, believe it or not, that theory also applies to makeup. Lucky for us, MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Artist (and expert mix master) Lijha Stewart is in town conducting free makeup sessions at Sephora. So, we pumped her for her favorite combos - tips that she'll be more than happy to explain to you in person, if you schedule an... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 16, 2013

Don a Whim

Lei Chic presents 19th & Whimsy at Honolulu Night Market

19th & Whimsy

We don't have a hotline or anything, but we're psychic enough to know that this weekend is gonna be epic. Especially since we've got another amazing designer planned for Honolulu Night Market this Saturday.

You might recognize 19th & Whimsy's contemporary women's apparel from our latest pop-up boutique. This weekend,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 16, 2013

Night Market: Tune Town (Sponsored)

Honolulu Night Market celebrates 'Music Fest' in July

Honolulu Night Market
Saturday // 6-11 p.m. // 683 Auahi St.

Fade in to a sweet pair of shoes strolling down the sidewalk. Add a spin here. Cut to a toe tap there.

No, this isn't the opening of Saturday Night Fever. It's a glimpse of your future self grooving to the beat of Honolulu Night Market's Saturday night... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 15, 2013

Bliss Your Heart

Designer Bliss Lau to hold seminar, trunk show in Honolulu

Bliss Lau

Sure, it's been awhile, but you still get nightmares about school. Especially the one where you're taking a test. On a subject you know nothing about. In your underwear.

Fear not. Local-girl-turned-New-York-designer Bliss Lau returns home this weekend, along with brand strategist Jasmine Takanikos, to conduct a seminar on pursuing your real dream. In Hawaii RED's A Masterclass in Design and Branding, you'll learn how to find design inspiration... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 13, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 13, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Calm and Get It
Reserve a spot for SpaHalekulani's three-day wellness series featuring signature massage demos from its all-new menu, stretching and meditation sessions, a blend bar with custom body creams and bath salts, and lectures by medical anthropologist, Dr. Meg Jordan. Plus, learn how to prepare (and enjoy!) a healthy and tasty gourmet meal at House Without a Key.
When: July 26-28.
Where: SpaHalekulani at Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Rd.
Details: $495 for full package or... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 12, 2013

Piece of 'Cake'

The real reason behind Fishcake's big fixture sale

Fishcake's fixture sale
Fishcake isn't going anywhere, though, for $800, this metal mobile ladder could.

Fixture sales are often a sign that a store is about to move or close. For the record, Fishcake wants you to know it isn't going anywhere.

When the Kakaako shop announced its store-wide fixture sale earlier this week, it... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 11, 2013

Weekend Picks - July 11, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

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Hit Man(go)
Mango lovers, rejoice! Mangoes at the Moana returns to Moana Surfrider this weekend with a sweet lineup of events. Many are free and open to the public, including a recipe contest, cheesecake demo, farmers market, and, new this year, a cocktail mixdown with Justin Park, Christina Maffei, and Jenny Engle using Ketel One and mango as the key ingredients. Plus, enjoy dishes from some of Hawaii's hottest chefs at the Mango Throwdown ($6 per plate or $75 all-you-can-taste) and Keep Calm and Brunch ON, five delectable mango-inspired courses and cocktails created by beachhouse at... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 10, 2013

Trucker Punch

Saffron James debuts keiki trucker hats at Rebecca Beach

Saffron James keiki trucker hat

Now that summer's here, it's super important to protect your keiki's head from the harsh sun. Even more important: making sure he or she looks stylish at the same time (hey, gotta start training 'em early).

Thank your lucky star for Saffron James' new keiki trucker hats, which just hit the floor at Rebecca Beach. Honolulu designer Kate Growney now offers smaller versions of the adult hats she rolled out... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 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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