6 Ways to Shop and Play This Weekend
Lei Chic's Guide to the weekend's best events.
A Dress to Impress
What: Talk about putting your sewing machine creations to shame: Kaua‘i-based textile designer Louda Larrain has worked in Paris for some of the top couture houses, and her arresting, eye-catching pieces are practically wearable sculptures. This weekend marks her debut exhibit on O‘ahu at Fishcake gallery for Hawai‘i Fashion Month. Check out her gorgeous pieces available for purchase, as well as one “larger-than-life” dress crafted out of swatches from couture textiles. And you thought you were good with a needle and thread.
When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 6–8 p.m.
Where: Fishcake, 307 Kamani St.
Details: Free. Visit hawaiifashionmonth.com for more information.
What: Like the best friend you can always count on, Honolulu Night Market is here for you again with your monthly dose of shopping bliss. This month, the street festival is featuring Urban Outfitters (if you haven't heard, an Urban Outfitters store will be opening in Waikīkī this month), alongside local designers such as Gillia and Cassandra Rull for clothing, and BYCHARI and Nicole Kay Designs for jewelry. Plus, we couldn’t love the “runway” theme (in honor of Hawai‘i Fashion Month) more.
When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 6–11 p.m. Ava Sky and Issa de’ Mar runway show at 8 p.m.
Where: 449 Cooke St.
Details: Free. Call 772-3020 for more information.
Cut It Out
What: You love all types of design, be it fashion, furniture, events or graphics. What happens when they collide? Check it out at the DESIGN House exhibit, where CURATE décor + design, The Cut Collective, Honolulu Design Center and HONBLUE get together for an exhibit showcasing how designers can inspire each other. View the exhibit and watch a Q&A with the designers, then shop at the Cut Collective pop-up shop. Just call us patrons of the arts.
When: Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m–10 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi'olani Blvd.
Details: Visit thecutcollectivehi.com for more information.
What: This is going to be one good-looking weekend at Nordstrom, with a slew of beauty events to help you refresh your routine. The one you really won’t want to miss is the Beauty Trend Show happening on Saturday, where a runway show will reveal the best beauty trends for fall. You’ll also have a chance to get some makeup, fragrance and skincare consultations, including DIY tricks and tips, as well as a free Nordstrom tote.
When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 1–4 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center
Details: Tickets are $20 and redeemable toward a beauty purchase on the day of the event.
What: This month has been crazy so far, thanks to a little event called HONOLULU Fashion Week. In fact, it’s been so crazy that we haven’t yet been able to head down to Waikīkī for last week's release of the collab collection of the year: H&M and Alexander Wang. The line is a fierce, monochrome collection of activewear-inspired pieces with an edgy, futuristic vibe. Think biker jackets, neoprene, leggings, a bondage dress and even a pair of boxing gloves. Needless to say, it’s at the top of our to-do list for this weekend.
Where: H&M, 2270 Kalākaua Ave.
Details: Get inspired by these pics of Rihanna working pieces from the collection way back in September.
What: Heather Brown’s fun, cheerful art always puts us in a good mood. Who doesn’t smile at the sight of chipper little koalas and happy seagulls, vibrant hibiscus and plumeria and bright, blue waves? Head to Mu‘umu‘u Heaven this weekend for an artist reception and show of all-new original art (including paintings on skateboards!) from Brown’s happy factory—er, studio. Want to bring one of the masterpieces home? Contact Mu‘umu‘u Heaven for orders and add a little sunshine to your abode.
When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 4–7 p.m.
Where: Mu‘umu‘u Heaven, 767 Kailua Road
Details: Call 263-3366 to order.
Who: Kate Spade
Deal: 20 percent off select items
When: Through today
Who: Rebecca Taylor
Deal: 20 percent off order of $350 or more with code RTPARTY20
When: Through Nov. 24
Deal: 20 percent off all sweaters
Who: Peace of Kaua'i
Deal: 50 percent off gold rings with code SHINE
Who: Calypso St. Barth
Deal: 25 percent off select sale items
Who: Tasi Boutique, 67-292 Goodale Ave., Waialua
Deal: 60–70 percent off select items
When: Through Saturday, Nov. 15