Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hides and Chic

Lei ChicYou’ve made a decision. Those “finding yourself” years are over.

You’re done slumming with sucky jobs for minimum salaries. You’re over getting cheap frills at those dime-a-dozen teenage trend shops. Settling for tacky silver tone is not an option. So even if those statement pieces are a little pricier you won’t get bold feet – especially if the cost comes with a cause.

Meet your accessories match with the bohemian style of Rfavela.

Roommates Lei ChicClaudia Cox, Jennifer Sheridan, and  Evangeline Lilly created the line of apparel and accessories while Cox and Lilly were working on the hit show Lost. Favela means "shanty town" in Cox's native Brazil, and soon she was creating  jewelry that evoked the raw artistry found in those communities.

Make a strong stack-ment with a series of braided leather bracelets boasting earthy red coral, turquoise, or a surprising spray of rooster feathers. Wrap your style around a sterling silver chain plaited into leather and finished off with organically-shaped Tahitian pearls. You won’t mind feathering Lei Chicyour hair when we’re talking about a headband or clips featuring a striking waterfall of plumes. 

Rfavela also offers Sheridan's super sexy handmade bikinis and a sleek T-shirt line designed by Sheridan and Cox.  Two percent of all sales is donated to TaskBrasil, a group dedicated to helping abandoned street children in the country.

Meaning every piece is far more than just a fair-leathered friend.

And you’ll never have to be a braidy cat again.

Rfavela is available on its new website. Rfavela jewelry can be found in LMS Boutique, 2909 Lowrey Ave.,and  Little Black Dress and Bikini in Kahala Mall.

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 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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