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January 17, 2014

World of Wander

Rove Swimwear launches bohemian chic swim line

Rove Swimwear

Chalk it up to your inner gypsy, but you go through life like you do road trips: sans GPS. Wherever you go, there you are is pretty much your mantra.

Except when it comes to shopping, in which case you've got a track record of knowing exactly what you want and where to get it.

Chart a course for Rove Swimwear, a new, locally designed swim line that's manufactured in Bali and blends high-quality construction and fit with carefree,... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 16, 2014

Weekend Picks - January 16, 2014

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Peter Out
Target finally released the lookbook for Peter Pilotto's capsule collection and it's a impressive cornucopia of bold, hyper-real digital prints, striking silhouettes, flirty swimsuits and statement totes. On our must-have list: graphic bustier bikini tops and pattern-packed pencil skirts.
Details: Click here to view all the looks. The collection goes on sale February 9 in select stores and... Read more »

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January 15, 2014

Pros and Icons

We are Iconic women's boutique opens in Ala Moana

We are Iconic boutique

Marilyn Monroe and a flirty, white halter dress.
Audrey Hepburn and a perfectly tailored LBD.
Coco Chanel and garlands of pearls.

All fashion icons have their key signature pieces. Sadly, your signature — an old behemoth of a purse — doesn't make the cut.

Time to consult We are Iconic, a new women's apparel and accessories boutique now open in Ala Moana. Owner Shie Clark stocks... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 14, 2014

Maia Fair Lady

Maia blends Hawaii, India influences in new luxury apparel line

Maia Couture

Summary of Treatment

Patient Name: Lei Chic
Physician Name: Rupal Gohil, M.D., a board certified internal medicine doctor at Castle Medical Center who fell in love with fashion design while attending medical school in India.

Symptoms (check all that apply):
[x] Style congestion
[x] Severe lack of color
[x] Difficulty breathing new life... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 13, 2014

Little Wimin'

Wimini Hawaii opens Kailua boutique

Wimini Hawaii

If you wanted to kick off the new year with your best night ever, sorry. Amy Poehler beat you to it.

If you wanted to kick off the new year by opening your own store after seven years of designing playful, eco-friendly clothing for adults and keiki, sorry. Wimini Hawaii beat you to... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 10, 2014

Best of Lei Chic 2013: Road Scholar

(Rewind) How to navigate back-to-school traffic in Honolulu

Honolulu Traffic Tips

As we ring in 2014, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2013. Happy New Year!

Road Scholar - August 6, 2013

Keep checking back. We'll link to more stories through the week!

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Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 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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