Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shop Stories

Pop Quiz: Why were these names in the news recently?

1 – Moammar Gadhafi
a. He’s at the center of a hostile takeover battle
b. He’s broke
c. He’s divorcing Marc Anthony

2 – The US Postal Service
a. It’s at the center of a hostile takeover battle
b. It’s broke
c. It’s divorcing Marc Anthony

3 - Jennifer Lopez
a. She’s at the center of a hostile takeover battle
b. She’s broke b.
c. She’s divorcing Marc Anthony

So you’re a little behind on your current events (except what you get from watching E!). Don’t worry. We have you covered with your late-breaking fashion updates from some of your favorite designers.

Lei ChicKhush Hawaii
The holiday collection is on its way to stores and that means more than 30 new easy Brazilian and Bali-inspired pieces by Patricia Tombini. You'll find everything from girly dresses with deep V-necks and sweeping sleeves, relaxed tank minis with playful ruffled hems, blousy slit-sleeve tops cut to bare your shoulders and tanned midriff, and even draped sheer cardigans.
What we want: The Ulus romper with drawstring details on the shoulder, wide, ruched waistband and a not-too-cheeky length.
Where to get it: Collins & 8th and Morena have some stock. More will be arriving in the next few weeks in Fighting Eel, Drift Boutique, Philanthropy by Madison & Company, and Angels by the Sea on Oahu; Pueo Boutique, Hulakai, Kukio Golf and Beach Club, and Lucky Cat on the Big Island; Bikini Room, Hanakai Kauai, and Sweet Bikinis on Kauai; Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport on Maui.  See the entire collection on Facebook.

Lei Chic Posh Pua Hawaii
When you need a little bitty bikini Posh Pua has you (barely) covered. Maui’s Julie Stone just released the first images of her new Resort line featuring teeny ruffled triangles and flouncy bottoms, preppy strapless bra tops with button details, and sporty two pieces with a glamorous sheen.
What we want: The retro-inspired Nalu suit with a wide-strapped halter framing a ruched bandeau.
Where to get it: The Resort Collection will arrive in stores next month. Check it out now online and make sure to catch Posh Pua with some other new pieces at the Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop-Up Boutique.

Lei Chic Shop Toast
The tiny store in Kaimuki with the big style just redid its website – adding more than a dozen new reasons to click through Jeremy Shoda and Michelle Kaneko’s adorable favors, stationary, and gifts.
What we want: Shop Toast’s good and bad snowmen stationary and pretty much everything in its new Toast to Joie catalog, a collaboration between Shop Toast and California-based letterpress and design Joie Studio.
Where to get it: Get toasted online now.

Lei Chicthinknow
Fall means changing colors on the mainland and thinknow jewelry is donning its autumn colors. Former Hawaii resident Rebecca Ellis Luong just added four new warm metallic gold and rich wood designs created, as always, from recycled wood veneer and paper matting remnants.
What we want: The Moreia not only mixes gold and silver, the tonal floral etching adds a subtle but eye catching detail.
Where to get it: Buy now on thinknow’s website.

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 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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