Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How Bazaar

Tough times have us desperately seeking sinful comfort. While some find it in a wine bottle, lately you’ve been turning to boxes of chocolates and loose sweatpants.

A much healthier strategy is donning Femme Bazaar’s soft and easy-fitting color block skirt and subtly sexy wrap dress. They’ll make you feel like you’re lounging through the day, help you head into a romantic evening, and in colors that can’t help but brighten the night.

Owner Heidi Kennedy uses inspiration and contacts from travels to vibrant Southeast Asia bazaars, incorporates them into individual creations, handbags and vintage-inspired hand-cut brass earrings and necklaces, all made by her on Kaua‘i or by global independent artists. Her pieces are unique, limited edition, affordable and always changing.

So look out for a new crop of woven leather and edgy chain link handbags, whimsical earrings, a must-have draped Athena tank and a 40s sweeping long dress to pop up at the end of November.

Because there’s nothing like first-look style to put you back in your comfort zone.

Available online at; on O‘ahu at Urban Jungle, 2301 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, 808.926.1819; on Kaua‘i at San Natura Bikinis in Lihue; The Root in Hanalei and Kapaa; Bamboo Lace in Poipu; Jungle Girl and Hula Moon in Koloa; Oskars K-Town in Kilauea; and on the Big Island at Aloha Toe Rings.

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 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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