Friday, October 7, 2011

Sexy and the City
That trip around the world? It’s on your to-do list - right after inheriting millions from a long lost uncle (and we’re not talking about the Nigerian one that you keep getting e-mail about) and inventing the world's first line of completely comfortable stilettos.

For now, the only intercontinental escapade in your future is a bottle of Malbec while watching Anthony Bourdain sip whiskey with gauchos on the Travel Channel.

Skip the airfare. You can get pretty fly in South American style at the new Florencias Arias boutique.

www.leichic.comLocal designer Arias is already a fashionista favorite for her effortlessly sexy body-skimming dresses and separates. Her new studio opening this morning will offer her entire collection, exclusive designs, as well as finds from her home country of Argentina.

Adding extra pop to Arias’ shoulder-baring scarlet dress is a cinch with colorful Cirque leather belts by Argentina native Alfonsina Ladogana. Pair Arias’ sexy slashed-sleeve tops with uber comfy, cute Paez alpargatas - a sole secret in Argentina since the 1800s.

While your style is soaring pack up a cheeky bikini from Maui’s Posh Pua or graphic recycled wood veneer earrings from thinknow in new fall colors.

Arias plans to add even more imported goodies and samples of her new holiday line in the near future.

Giving you a way to go globe-hotting without ever leaving home.

Celebrate the opening of the Florencia Arias Boutique during First Friday tonight at 1161 Nuuanu Ave. near Mark’s Garage. Regular hours are Wednesday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by appointment only. E-mail

Posted on Friday, October 7, 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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