Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring Flings

The after-Christmas sales buzz is long gone.

Your "I won't buy any more clothes I don't need" resolution is wearing thin -- you're jonesing for a shopping spree to refresh your closet and put a spring back into your step, (and you've been eyeing these amazing new Giuseppe Zanotti strappies).

Hawaii's designers have you covered with their new Spring 2011 collections. The Butik is bringing in 10 of them at its 4th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, including Florencia Arias' new line, the latest from Kiele jewelry, men's line Lovelessizm, The Organik and others. We scouted out a few that you should make sure you check out. Here's the preview.

Lei ChicFit to be Dyed
Tiare Hawaii

Eyelet and tie dye, oh my. Designer Jane Hoskins unveiled her latest line this week, showcasing her signature style with hand-cut eyelet tanks, strapless colorful maxis, and flirty shorts in muted shades and a pop of pattern. Check out her whole collection, just added to her new website.
What We're Loving: Tiare's new bikini bags made for transporting your wet bikinis. Inspired by her life of travel, the wristlet-sized embroidered bags are lined in vinyl, so you can splash and dash without soaking the rest of your car or the clothes stashed in your beach bag.

Lei Chic New Kids on the Rock
Haute Rock Couture

It's not just a Maui secret anymore. This weekend, the less-than-a-year-old Haute Rock clothing line makes its debut in an Oahu Boutique. The Butik will have new pieces from Jasmine Bustamente & Vrindavan McCandless, including a first showing of their silk retro-print mini dress, along with cowl-back tanks and down-to-nowhere minis.
What We're Loving: Now available online only, Haute Rock jewelry. Bustamente's 18k gold vermeil bangles with freeform-cut stones in aquamarine, amethyst, and all colors of quartz are so striking, you'll have to stack them. Order the one-of-a-kind pieces on HR's new website.

The Butik's 4th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday from 3 - 6 p.m. at 1067 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 808.593.4484 for more information.

Other Local Designer's Latest Lines:
*Comfy-chic Fighting Eel's 2011 Spring Collection combines boho tie-yed prints with cut-outs guaranteed to bring sexy back. It's in the Bethel Street store, but not yet online.

*Dress designer Roberta Oaks' entire collection is now in her Pauahi Street showroom. Oaks says one of her big sellers so far is the sweet Mollie gingham dress, piped in pink.

*Umee just delivered some new styles to Island Edge in Ala Moana. The new shirtdresses pack a punch with bold prints highlighting the neckline and sleeves.

*Longtime local fave jewelry designer Ginger13's launched a new webstore featuring the new "Island Girl in the City" pieces with an urban edge, and the under $25 Starfish collection. Better yet, use the coupon code WELCOME for 15% off everything through Sunday.

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011 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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