Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Charmed School

Lei Chic Student: Psst! Lei!

Lei: Shhh! You’re gonna get us in trouble.

Student: Where did you get that bracelet? It's off the chain!

Lei: This Wish bracelet? My friend Kennedy made it.

Student: Kennedy Mulleneaux? She’s a junior at Kalani High School, right? Her mom owns that cute store in Kaimuki?

Lei: Sugarcane Shop. When Kennedy's mom, Jill Hatch-Fong, broke her favorite bracelet Kennedy mixed and restrung the beads on colorful cords. Customers thought the look was so twine, Jill started selling them.

Student: Seriously, those are too jewel for school.

Lei Chic Lei: Yeah, Kennedy's a real gem fatale. When she’s not in class, she’s at estate sales and thrift stores with her mom hunting for unique delicate crystals, stones, coral, and she’s definitely a pearl’s best friend.

Student: I just love the color combinations like that amethyst on the baby blue thread or the pearl on hunter green. The cord is long enough that I could wear it as a necklace, anklet, or bracelet. Am I starting to bauble?

Lei: Kind of. My guy friends even love them. Be sure to make a wish when you tie a bracelet on. When it falls off, the story goes, your wish comes true.

Student: She’s really thought about this from every bangle. Okay, you've twisted my charm. I’ll get one asap.

LC: Get a bunch. These stackable accessories are just $10 each.

Student: These are totally going on my hit wrist.

wish bracelets are available at Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave. and Sugarcane Shop, 1137 11th Ave. #101. For more information, call (808) 739-2263.

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 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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