March 2013

March 18, 2013

Sponsored Edition: Spree for All

Ala Moana Center's Shop a Le‘a Event

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Alright, New York, London, Milan and Paris had their fun. This week, it's your turn.

Forget the white tents. Just head down to Ala Moana Center for Shop a Le‘a and revel in seven days of hot spring looks, in-store events, and special deals.

Just like the celebrities, stylists, buyers and bloggers in those other cities, your itinerary is packed. Here are a few highlights to help you map out your week:

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March 18, 2013

Minkoff the Record

New York designer Rebecca Minkoff coming to Honolulu

Rebecca Minkoff

Still a little green from yesterday's St. Paddy's Day festivities? Yeah, us too.

Good news. Rebecca Minkoff is ready to open our bleary eyes - and closets - to some fresh spring looks. Next week, the New York-based designer will be at Nordstrom in Ala Moana Center to showcase vibrant, carefree pieces from her spring collection, including shoes and apparel (the... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 16, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 16, 2013

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

Veronica Mars Contribute
Mars Landing
If only we had $10,000 and lightning quick reflexes, we would have totally bought the speaking role in the Veronica Mars Kickstarter launched by creator Rob Thomas and actress Kristen Bell (alas, it went to this guy). Still,... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 15, 2013

Worth Its Salt

Salt Liko's debut at Honolulu Night Market

Salt Liko

We're sorry.

We know we're not supposed to keep anything from you, but, well, in yesterday's Weekend Picks, we sort of did.

We told you there would be three fashion shows at Honolulu Night Market, one with a resort theme styled by Tiare Thomas. What we didn't tell you is that the show marks the debut of Salt Liko, a brand new line... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 14, 2013

Weekend Picks - March 14, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Explore
Pop Corner
This month's Honolulu Night Market - named Best Late-Night Shopping by HONOLULU Magazine - is dedicated to all things pop. In the Pinch of Salt warehouse, stop by Mikinola's Closet, where owner... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 13, 2013

Stark to Finish

CDSO Designs' new verdigris metal jewelry

CDSO Designs
Clockwise from left: Sterling silver structured heart pendants, $105 each, copper and concrete heart pendants, $65 each, sterling silver snake ring, $95.

Old rule out: Mixing metals is a fashion don't. New rule: Mixing metals is a total fashion do, especially when matched with Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 12, 2013

Beauty School: Flat Out Part 2

How to get gorgeous, beachy curls with a flat iron

Flat Iron Curling Tips: Before and After

Think of all the insider secrets a professional hairstylist picks up over the years. It's enough to make your hair curl - literally.

Which is why, for part two of our style guide, we asked Paul Brown Hawaii master stylist and educator Shawn Rodriguez to use a flat iron to create gorgeous, beachy curls.

Follow these simple steps and wave hello to your new off-duty model-slash-surfer do.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 11, 2013

Notes to Shelf

Little Fish Hawaii's handmade chalkboard signs

Little Fish Hawaii

Chalk it up to bad genes, but you can't remember anything unless you write it down. Meetings with clients. Baby showers. Birthdays (thank God for Facebook).

Too bad you also can never remember where you put those Post Its...

Pencil in some quality time with Little Fish Hawaii. Randi How's adorable freestanding chalkboard signs hit all the right notes: playful shapes, vibrant patterns and colors, and embellished clothespin... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 9, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 9, 2013

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

19th & Whimsy Shop
Prints Charming
Though it's only been in stores for a few days, 19th & Whimsy's spring collection is already turning up the heat with handkerchief hem wrap dresses, shimmery raglan tees with tiny flower details, and belted dresses covered in colorful paw prints (left), courtesy of designer Lauren Hayashibara's very own pooch.
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March 8, 2013

Sea the Light

Bitty Bambu's nautical-inspired spring collection

Bitty Bambu's Stella and Seaside dresses
From left: Stella and Seaside dresses, $44 each.

Did you catch the season premiere of The Rachel Zoe Project this week? It was totally ba-na-nas - especially little Sky Sky's adorable outfits (WE DIE for those mini... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 8, 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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