Friday, September 25, 2009

Shuga Rush
You’ve always wanted to be able to recycle your old clothes into new, cool things to wear. But all your attempts seem to end up on the cutting room floor.

Give your scissors a rest and leave the slicing and splicing to a professional. Like local designer Isidra Suga, whose Shugazcutz clothing line is chock full of tees that have been expertly chopped and transformed into sexy little tank and halter styles that drape perfectly along the body. Suga even jazzes up her one-of-a-kind creations with gorgeous wood and glass beads, metallic accents and playful braid details.

Like the Bella, a plum peacock-printed top with shredded straps that Suga embellished with dainty turquoise beads. Or the Yuko, a slinky graphic print halter with a backside of thin strips of fabric that have been artfully knotted and re-tied.

And when it comes to the T-shirts Suga creates her pieces out of, she doesn’t cut any corners. Only the highest quality shirts make the cut. Like those from local sustainable clothing line, The Organik, whose tees are made from sustainable, eco-friendly blends of organic cotton, recycled polyester and bamboo.

Which means that any way you slice it, Shugazcutz tees are clearly a cut above the rest.

Select styles are available on Oahu at the INTO boutique, 40 N. Hotel Street. For more info, check out Shugazcutz online at


Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 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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