Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekend Picks - October 22, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Swap It Like It's Hot
What: The Fashionista's Market Closet Swap is like shopping for free. Take your old clothes to the Fashionista’s Market boutique, and they’ll give you a ticket marked with the number of items you drop off. At the swap, you just hunt for new stuff you like, and take home as many pieces as you dropped off. Plus, get a full buffet breakfast and champagne. All proceeds benefit the Leeward Domestic Abuse Center.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. breakfast; 11 a.m swapping
Where: Luana Hills Country Club, 770 Auloa Road, Kailua.
Details: Tickets, $25. Drop off your clothes at Fashionista’s Market by end of day today. Tickets can be purchased (but no clothing drop-offs accepted) at The Wedding Café, Alliway and Adore boutiques.

Click Chick
What: Save 20 percent on all new arrivals at, in honor of the first anniversary of the online boutique by local wardrobe stylist Blaine Ashley. Check out new stuff from designers Geren Ford, Hunter Dixon, Blaque Label and the new Blaine Ashley private label collection.
When: Today through Nov. 15
Where: Online at
Details: Enter the code SBABDAY at checkout.

That's How We Roll
What: Cloth Vintage boutique and local designer Evie Phillips collaborate on a fashion show of all vintage 80s-inspired looks with rollerskating models (yes, you read that right). All the looks from the show will be on sale at at a trunk show afterward.
When: Saturday, 10 p.m.
Where: Apartment 3, third floor, Century Center (corner of Kalakaua and Kapi'olani)
Details: Call 808.597.9006 for more info.

Short Cuts
What: Watch local award-winning short films from September's Showdown in Chinatown, plus few from New York on a screen out under the stars. Then check out new music videos from top artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Bjork, and MGMT at The Chinatown Film Project and HIFF Music Video Showcase.
When: Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Film screening in parking lot behind NextDoor. Video showcase inside NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel Street.
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.548.6398.

Such A Tease
What: Perfect your pole dancing skills with a free, private class courtesy of Fit For A Goddess owner Ilana Fernandez.
When: Tomorrow, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Lululemon Athletica boutique, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Level 2
(store will be closed for class)
Details: Women only. Call 808.946.7220 or email to reserve your spot.

Last Call
What: The Living Room celebrates its last hurrah at the “5 Years in 1 Night” tribute event. Check out live graffiti art, free massages by Don Marco Salons, and performances by The Deadbeats, 45 Revolver, and Tassho Pearce. Groups of four or more ladies will score free champagne.
When: Friday, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: The Living Room at Fisherman’s Wharf, 1009 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: $10 at the door. For more info, call 808.524.0150

Culture Club
What: A night of dancing, DJs, art, fashion and beauty combine at Culture, presented by legendary dancer Brooklyn Terry and Soulgasm Hawai‘i. Score drink specials, tons of fashion giveaways from Allison Izu and others, and a Marsha Nadalin beauty bar.
When: Friday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Soho Mixed Media Bar, 80 South Pauahi St.
Details: $10 at the door. For more info, click here

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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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