Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two Days Only - Bling It On

Lei ChicWorking the chain gang never sounded like a good idea.

It wasn’t the labor that scares you (you hear breaking up boulders is great cardio) or the required drab prison blues (you can rock any outfit with the right accessories). What really bothers you, besides the whole felony thing, are the clunky steel handcuffs that even Kate, Farrah, and Jaclyn couldn’t make stylish.

Great jewelry is your trademark and you’re ready to freshen up your stash of sparkles with something new. Five jewelry designers have exclusive discounts for your Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop-Up Boutique shopping.

Plus two local swim designers are offering deals on chic bikinis guaranteed to make you the diamond in the not-so-buff. Scroll down for their slink-or-swim creations.


Lei ChicLei ChicB D’Angelo
Shoppers were all aflutter when Marissa Beatrice’s brass and feather creations started flying out of Fighting Eel. She’s created more of those popular pieces and her teeny sterling silver skull and pyramid studs along with cool wrap rings and delicate bracelets. But what we're really digging is the debut of her new mango, koa, and macadamia nut wood pendants embellished with quartz, turquoise, and crystal strung on delicate gold-fill chains.
The Deal: 20 percent off her new pendants.


Lei ChicLei ChicCDSO Designs
New York native Chad Durgan describes his pieces as wearable art. And the items we received as a preview would be striking on you or even in a frame. Currently, CDSO Designs is not sold on Oahu so the pop-up boutique is your only chance at the Maui resident’s hammered metal, leather, semi precious stone, and truly unique concrete creations.
The Deal: Chad is marking all his items down, some more than 50 percent, for our shoppers.


Lei ChicLei ChicJasmine Honey Designs/Haute Rock Couture
Another Valley Isle import, Jasmine Bustamante first burst into the local fashion world with the sexy Haute Rock Couture line. But now she’s focusing on her other love, jewelry. There’s nothing subtle about Jasmine Honey Designs’ tribal-inspired wrap bracelets or earthy cross-sections of crystals; it’s bold and beautiful.
The Deal: 10 percent off current jewelry as well as some pieces marked down to $25. As a bonus, Jasmine is also offering 30 – 60 percent off Haute Rock Couture apparel such as her sizzling Callie minidress (right).


Lei ChicLei ChicKara Maresca
If you haven’t been to Oahu’s North Shore recently you have been missing out on Kara Maresca’s latest creations. She's bringing her nature-inspired pieces to town for two days only, giving you a chance to try on everything from mosaic-style beach glass and resin rings and pendants to sleek, curving gold-fill and sterling silver rings and earrings, elegant semi-precious stone settings, and custom sunrise shell pieces.
The Deal: 20 percent off Kara’s entire collection.


Lei ChicLei ChicZsuzsa B.
This busy Windward Oahu mom can only be found at a single craft fair once a year. So it would be a shame to miss out on this chance to grab Zsuzsa's stunning semi-precious stone wire-wrapped jewelry at a discount. Think hoop earrings that almost look encrusted with every color of tourmalines, topazes, garnets and more or delicate drop stone and sterling silver necklaces. Don’t miss her bold custom cuff created out of a sterling silver fork (right).
The Deal: 50 percent off her signature hoop earrings. 25 percent off everything else in Zsuzsa’s collection.


Lei ChicLei Chichoni honi swim/Wings Hawaii
Wings Hawaii’s playful bikinis are well-known on Maui but were not available to the rest of the state until honi honi’s website went up just a few months ago. But you’ll want to see the colorful mix-and-match charm of their reversible suits in person. Samantha Howard and crew have just finished hand-sewing a new line just for the pop up along with an adorable mini that doubles as a top and a dress to finish off your beachy chic look.
The Deal: 20 percent off new honi honi suits, 50 percent off past collections. Samantha's also flying in with select pieces from the Little Wings children's line which will go for 20-30 percent off. Her signature sterling silver butterfly wing jewelry will also be 20 percent off.


Lei ChicLei ChicPosh Pua
Leave it to a surfer girl from Kailua to create bikinis that give you style without slipping up. Julie Stone’s Posh Pua offers girly details like the ruffled tops and sweet ruching will help you stand out from the boys in the barrel, without accidentally going bottoms up. She’s flying in from Maui with a new variation on her popular scrunchie bottom that is both seamless and reversible.
The Deal: 40 percent off her summer collection suits.

The Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop Up Boutique is Friday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Mercedes Benz Honolulu Showroom at 818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Click here for the full list of discounts from our clothing designers, here for more on the big event, or watch for more photos on our Facebook page.

Coming up in tomorrow's Lei Chic, the deals from our handbag and beauty designers.

 

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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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