September 2008


September 19, 2008

Heavy Metal

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You don’t go out with just any arm candy. You insist on head-turning looks, bold style and an intriguing background.

And that’s just for your jewelry.

You’ll meet your match in Misa Jewelry, designed by Punahou grad Misa Hamamoto. Her 14-karat gold vermeil and sterling silver earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings are modern, geometric pieces that echo the shape and texture of porous coral and other elements from her island home.

Based in L.A., Misa left her career in investment banking to start making jewelry, a passion ignited in a high school metalworking Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 18, 2008

Weekend Picks - September 18, 2008

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Full Circle
What:
Celebrity jewelry designer Adina Reyter, whose popular oversized circle necklace has been worn by Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, sends her new collection to Hawai‘i for her first-ever trunk show in the islands. Scoop up any of her pieces, at 10 to 20 percent off during the 10-day show, or... Read more »

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September 18, 2008

Weekend Picks - September 18, 2008

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Full Circle
What:
Celebrity jewelry designer Adina Reyter, whose popular oversized circle necklace has been worn by Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, sends her new collection to Hawai‘i for her first-ever trunk show in the islands. Scoop up any of her... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 17, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Right Up Your Alley

www.leichic.comAccording to the phone-book-sized fashion magazines, it’s the busiest shopping season of the year. But with sweaters and jackets in all the stores, your list of must-buys is pretty short: jewelry and accessories to update your seasonless favorites.

So make sure you head over to alliway at Ward Warehouse to see the new fall collection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets by designer Allison Kim-Czerniak.

Her newest creations mix classic shapes with ethnic inspirations. Check out the Hamesha line’s sleek hanging hoop earrings with sparkling semi-precious stones and vermeil birds.  Pieces in the... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 17, 2008

Truth Serum

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Most men will say they prefer a natural beauty. No silicone, acrylic nails, or fake tans. But even real beauties need extra assistance sometimes.

That’s why one local mother with remarkably flawless skin created a luxurious organic skin care collection made with natural ingredients that produce clear results.

Every product in Kailua resident Michelle Garcia’s new Pure & True line starts with a healing aloe base, antioxidant-rich organic green and white tea extracts, Hawaiian deep seawater, and detoxifying, mineral-rich marine extracts to restore your skin to Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 16, 2008

Tie One On

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You don’t know anyone who wears silk scarves anymore – well, except that ancient former officemate, who thought she was spicing up her drab old gray and navy pantsuits.

While her vintage scarves still live with their original owner, many other forgotten, donated or cast-off silk scarves have found new life as one-of-a-kind dresses designed by Katie Bodnyk for her line HI State of Mind.

Bodnyk, a 2005 UH fashion grad, has been collecting scarves and turning them into feminine, flowing dresses and halter tops for a little more than a year. Each one is completely different from any other, with its... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 15, 2008

Fit For A Goddess

www.leichic.com Sometimes a spectacular meal is the fastest way to a man’s heart, and after moving from New York to the Big Island, Marissa Price and her husband ate many memorable ones before their marriage unraveled.

But there was one meal that marked the moment Paul started eating his way into Marissa’s heart again. You’ll have to read Big Island author Mia King’s new novel “Sweet Things” to find out more, but you can try one of the meal’s tasty ingredients now with this  recipe.

 

 

Forest Green Goddess Dressing
... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 12, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Home Shopping Network

www.leichic.comTwo things that somehow always sap the spirit right out of the holidays for you: the month-long, seven-night-a-week circuit of cocktail parties, and the mall.

You could start planning now (yes, a whole three months out!) to avoid both.

Just stake out your spot on the calendar for a shopping party, at your home or someone else’s, with Jessica’s Traveling Boutique.

Instead of trading gifts with all your friends, get the girls together for a party and let everyone pick out their own. Jessica O’Neill will bring the mall to you with racks of... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 12, 2008

Home Eco-nomics

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you. We hinted with envirosax, hoped to lubricate things with Green Drinks, get you in the mood with Green is the New Black, and lead by example with our Kanu... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 11, 2008

Weekend Picks - September 11, 2008

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Golden Opportunity
What:
The Gold dinner at E&O Trading Company with gold-themed cocktails (what’s in the Fort Knoxx after all?), hors d’oeuvres and a dinner menu inspired by the precious metal, and entertainment from bellydancer Willow Chang and her Devadasi troupe.
Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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About Lei Chic

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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