How Bazaar

Tough times have us desperately seeking sinful comfort. While some find it in a wine bottle, lately you’ve been turning to boxes of chocolates and loose sweatpants.

A much healthier strategy is donning Femme Bazaar’s soft and easy-fitting color block skirt and subtly sexy wrap dress. They’ll make you feel like you’re lounging through the day, help you head into a romantic evening, and in colors that can’t help but brighten the night.

Owner Heidi Kennedy uses inspiration and contacts from travels to vibrant Southeast Asia bazaars, incorporates them into individual creations, handbags and vintage-inspired hand-cut brass earrings and necklaces, all made by her on Kaua‘i or by global independent artists. Her pieces are unique, limited edition, affordable and always changing.

So look out for a new crop of woven leather and edgy chain link handbags, whimsical earrings, a must-have draped Athena tank and a 40s sweeping long dress to pop up at the end of November.

Because there’s nothing like first-look style to put you back in your comfort zone.

Available online at; on O‘ahu at Urban Jungle, 2301 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, 808.926.1819; on Kaua‘i at San Natura Bikinis in Lihue; The Root in Hanalei and Kapaa; Bamboo Lace in Poipu; Jungle Girl and Hula Moon in Koloa; Oskars K-Town in Kilauea; and on the Big Island at Aloha Toe Rings.