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May 5, 2008

Pulling Weeds

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Five events worth waiting for (in no particular order):

-Your first kiss
-Your first real kiss
-Finding a boyfriend without PPS (Peter Pan Syndrome)
-Finding a perfect pair of jeans
and
-The grand reopening of Seaweed Boutique.

It’s true, Lauren Hewett Caldiero’s handcrafted Pua Jewelry is finally back online today at Seaweed Boutique after a vacation-slash-maternity www.leichic.comRead more »

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May 5, 2008

Wearin' of the Green

www.leichic.comWith you, green is always in fashion – not just today.

You and your eco-aware friends are always shopping for the latest in sustainable, environmentally friendly clothing.

Lucky for you the one-year-old Big Island clothing brand The Organik is bringing its 2008 collection of T-shirts, hoodies, and other casual wear to O‘ahu for a fashion show tonight at Hard Rock Café.

The Organik’s comfortable basics come with a special pedigree. Each top is printed with an original graphic... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Change Of A Dress

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Who says your crazy jam-packed calendar is only Monday through Friday? Last Saturday you squeezed in a surf in the morning, shopped for and showed up at a baby luau in the afternoon, then headed straight out to meet friends for dinner.

Sandy shorts on the couch fit right in with the kids at the afternoon party. But that bikini-top-as-bra at dinner wasn’t your classiest moment. The entire day was a wardrobe malfunction.

Dressing for the occasion – or all three – is a lot simpler with dresses that go with both slippers and strappy sandals from local designer Roberta... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Cool and the Gang

www.leichic.com 1988. Left, right, left. In walk the popular girls (you’re in front, duh!): sky-high bangs (love the hairspray), Gotcha Pro tees with sleeves rolled up (showoffs), new JimmyZ velcro shorts (score!). The vision of high school cool. Sigh.

Today you can still be in, just by wearing classic designs that fit you, not the era. Start by joining the ranks of Social Propaganda, a Hilo design collective founded by four friends – one is Hawaii native and well-known model Leilani Bishop --  who aim to spread cool throughout remote islands and... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Romancing The Stones

www.leichic.com They say business and pleasure don’t mix, they muddle.

Who are “they” anyway?

Not one-time accountant turned Big Island jewelry designer Heather Anne Nelson, who has combined her love of numbers with a new love of jewels and in just one year formed a successful business.

Now, instead of hunched over a calculator she can be found tucked away two rows deep in the Kailua-Kona Village Market, under a simple tarp and surrounded by stones. Lots of stones: swirling turquoise and earth-tone Chrysocolla, sky blue Amazonia, www.leichic.comRead more »

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May 4, 2008

On The Down Low

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Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.

Instead of wearing the latest slinky Fighting Eel dress and your new Manolos to the next holiday party, you have a secret dream: The party transforms into a new kind of soiree—one where comfortable is chic, and your warm and cozy college sweats are the hit of the night.

But what if it were possible to look stylish and be comfy underneath it all, with no one the wiser?

Pualani’s new low-rider thong will put you in the spirit, and they guarantee it’s the most comfortable thong you’ll ever wear. Read more »

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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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