Monday, September 19, 2011

Gritty Little Things

Lei Chic Cupid? You’ve never been a fan.

The idea of depending on a small wingman with a bow and arrow to help you find love never really seemed to hit the target.

Your style is more direct – you’re never afraid to pull the trigger on risky maneuvers in romance, life, and especially fashion.

So it’s not just a shot in the dark to say we’ve found your new must-have look –bullet and porcupine quill jewelry by Panacea.

University of Hawaii Marketing and Fashion student Kaylin Laeha started creating jewelry with beads given to her by an aunt. A few years and a few jewelry-making classes in Honolulu and Italy gave her the inspiration for her raw, urban GR/T line that debuted at Art & Flea before arriving in The Butik last week. Lei Chic

You’ll make your mark with bullet shell necklaces adorned with tigers eye, agate, and other semi-precious stones. Look sharp with striking clusters of porcupine quills or multi-colored sea urchin spines dangling from your ears, or really make your point with Laeha’s signature thumb cuff – a bold leather chevron attached to a chain that loops around your finger.

Every piece is done in sterling silver, gold fill, or uses vintage chains and is priced at $70 or less.

Lei Chic So you can prove you’re anything but gun shy without blowing a huge hole in your budget.

That’s a real reason to grit and wear it.

GR/T by Panacea is available at The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-3 and The Butik's new online shop . You can also find Kaylin at Art & Flea every fourth Thursday at The Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.
Check out more of her collection on Panacea's Facebook page or e-mail for more information.

Posted on Monday, September 19, 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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