October 2010


October 18, 2010

The Cat And The Phat


Lei Chic Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high patent leather boots and studded wristlets — hello kitty indeed.

And then? Your boss sends out a memo announcing a Halloween spirit contest — ghoulish attire required.
You take paws. There is no way that... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 18, 2010

Baby Got Mac


Lei Chic Your dog mistook your new Kate Spade pumps for a fire hydrant. Your guy informed you that he “needs some space.” And your boss chewed you out for a mistake she made.

It’s one of those just-shoot-me days. You need comfort food, stat!

Your options? Carb-tastic mac-n-cheese, gravy-slathered mac' salad, or anything deep-fried from McDonald's will suffice. Too bad they'll all take you from micro to macro in no time.

Luckily, there is one crumb of comfort... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 18, 2010

The Cat and the Phat


Lei Chic Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high patent boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed.

And then ... your boss sends out a memo announcing a Halloween spirit contest — ghoulish attire required.

You take paws. There is no way that “bondage-inspired-sex-kitten” should make an appearance. Forget catching a... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 15, 2010

Soy Wonder


Lei ChicAgedashi tofu. Ma po tofu. Those flavorless cubes floating in your miso soup.

Yawn. Bean there, done that.

Bland blobs beware — there's a new soy treat in town and it's a real chip off the old tofu block.

Local outfit Aloha Tofu hits the sweet spot with its new tofu mousse. You heard right — tofu for dessert. Its base consists of tofu, cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Lei ChicLight and... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 14, 2010

Weekend Picks - October 14, 2010


Lei ChicThe Gunn Show
What:
Calling all Project Runway fans! Tim Gunn, the Chief Creative Officer of Liz Clairborne Inc., will be hosting a fashion show and giving advice on how make fall's trends work in Hawai‘i. Post-show meet the man himself at the after-party, where you can be professionally photographed with Gunn, sip on tasty cocktails and score a swag bag full of gotta-have goodies.
When: Saturday, fashion show, 1 p.m.; after-party, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 12, 2010

J-Shop


Lei ChicPanda-inspired eye makeup. Gothic Lolita babydoll dresses. Suntans the color of Orange Bang.

Some Japanese trends are better off lost in translation. Others, are worth grabbing hold of — like the super kawaii bags from the newly launched Mei Vintage line.

Honolulu-turned-Los Angeles designer Alice Huang pairs vintage kimono fabrics with soft leather remnants to create handmade eco-chic wallets, clutches, hobos and shoulder bags.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 11, 2010

Oh Behave

 

Lei ChicYou love heading downtown for a little tea time with the girls. But you hate catching looks of sympathy over your lack of finger bowl knowledge and incorrect fork usage.

And while you pride yourself as a top-of-your-game businesswoman, there are times when you wished you had read the Miss Manners column a little more closely — like when having lunch with a visiting higher-up or when meeting new contacts at networking... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 8, 2010

A Little Italy


Lei ChicYou sit relaxed, outside a quaint little villa with the warm sun on your back, dipping your croissant into a rich cappuccino. You take a moment to indulge in the provincial ambiance around you. Ahh…it’s a picturesque dream.

Beep! Beep! Beep! The sound of your blaring alarm clock snaps you back to reality. It really was a dream — your passport never got stamped, and to make matters worse, you’re off to the concrete jungle.

Lucky for you, every day can be a Roman holiday, thanks to Magnolia, the new home goods boutique opening tomorrow. With a... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 7, 2010

Weekend Picks - October 7, 2010


Lei ChicHouse of Style
What: Get glamified while you shop at House of Aria’s A Night of Beauty & Fashion event. Receive complimentary hair styling and mini makeovers, and doll up your nails with an affordable manicure courtesy of Jusebox. Then peruse marked down tags from Indah and Wildfox Tee’s, and snag cute new arrivals from Audrey 3+1, Lush and Urban 1972.
When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: 98-450 Kamehameha Hwy., Suite 3, Pearl City
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 6, 2010

Music To Your Ears


Lei Chic It’s the end of the month and you’re running low on wardrobe — and cash. But your upcoming night out with the girls requires something fabulous that will pump up the volume.

And while the LBD in the back of your closet is sending you good vibrations, it needs a note of sparkle and shine to make the whole ensemble sing.

Luckily, local designer, Melinda Butler offers the perfect accessories to fine tune your look. A children’s piano teacher, Butler crafts a line of hand-made jewelry that harmonizes precious metals with richly hued gems and stones. Greatly... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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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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