March 2013

March 7, 2013

Weekend Picks - March 7, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

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Better Half
Sip and save when Discover Kakaako launches Half-y Hour. Check in at the Yelp tent to pick up a map and coupon sheet, then hit participating stores like Eden in Love, Hifi and THEFACESHOP to score a whopping 50 percent off any regular-priced item while sampling PINNACLE Vodka cocktails like Tropical Creme Soda and Baked Apple. Plus, catch a live demo and fashion show by Twisted Cuts, a liquor and beer garden hosted by REAL a gastropub, and more.
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Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 6, 2013

Wild Wild West(wood)

Vivienne Westwood boutique opens in Waikiki

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The British Invasion. Turns out it's bigger than we thought. Sneaky buggers.

Not that we're complaining - especially with the latest phenomenon to cross the pond, or in this case, two oceans.

Roll out the welcome mat for Vivienne Westwood's first Hawaii boutique, opening today in Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa.

Just... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 5, 2013

Beauty School: Flat Out Part 1

Lei Chic's step-by-step guide to super straight hair

Flat Iron Style Tips: Before and After

Let's get one thing straight: your flat iron skills could use a little - okay, a lot of - refining. Running a hot iron haphazardly through your locks? So not chic. In the first of our two-part style guide, Paul Brown Hawaii master stylist and educator Shawn Rodriguez starts with the basics: how to perfect a seriously sleek look. It's smooth sailing from here.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 4, 2013

Graphic Design

Manuhealii dresses mix graphic prints with modern details

Manuhealii's Meleana dress
Photos by Manuhealii

Cab driver: Where to?

Girl: The nearest mall and step on it! I've got a last-minute dinner and I need an amazing outfit asap.

Cab driver: Navigating all those racks might take a while. Why don't I drop you off at Manuhealii instead?... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 2, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 2, 2013

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

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Bags to Riches
Reserve your spot at Sacs and the City to score luxe bags (like this Max&Co. envelope clutch, left), clothes, and more while helping local women and teenage girls in need. In addition to a silent auction, the Junior League of Honolulu is shaking things up with partner DFS Galleria Waikiki - expect a how-to styling session followed by a haute fashion show featuring spring designer looks and original pieces by University of Hawaii design students.
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Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 1, 2013

Girls Gone Styled

Grown-up ways to channel your childhood favorites

You and your imaginary friends are no longer on speaking terms and the last time you got your butt on a slide, it was electric.

Still, no matter how old you get, your inner princess never really goes away. In honor of Girl's Day, we found five grown-up ways to celebrate your childhood favorites.

Get ready for some serious girl time.

From Hello Kitty to Brandy Pham

If you loved Hello Kitty, try Brandy Pham's Lela Kitty... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 1, 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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