Lei Chic - April 2014

Local shopping picks from Hawaii Five-0’s costumers

Erika Aresta and Michael Fong take a break in one of the wardrobe trailers at Hawai‘i Film Studio in Kaimuki. Photo: David Croxford. You’ve always been a bit of a fashion detective, investigating the latest magazines and scoping out runway shows…

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

Jenna Sato's 2013 collection, photos by Tommy Shih Attend Runway Reverie What: Get lost in the dreamworld of UH Manoa's Senior Fashion Show. Students have been working all year on their collections, with the big showcase including two unique categories:…

Picks From Our Stylists' Cache

You’ve read the magazines. You’ve seen the shoots. But what does it look like backstage at a HONOLULU Shops fashion photo shoot? The answer: There's enough makeup to glamorize a small army, hairspray out the wazoo ... and a whole…

Introducing The Hive Co-working Space

The bzzz of a constantly ringing doorbell at home, the sting of noisy espresso machines at coffee shops, droning cubicle life … it’s amazing you get anything done at all in this bumbling mess. Enter The Hive Hawaii, the new…

Honolulu Night Market moves to its new space

Baby lambs. Budding tulips. Spring cleaning (cue ominous music). Spring is all about new beginnings. But the thought of confronting that mess monster in your closet literally makes you want to crawl under the bed (if it weren't just as…

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

Shop Land Meets Sea What: Two of our faves, Paiko Hawaii and mobile boutique Salt + Sand, are bud-dying up for a pop-up shopping event. Check out Paiko's newest succulent crop and browse Salt + Sand's new arrivals and 40-percent-off…

Kamera Mano Shark Tooth Clutch

The style team members have always got their eyes peeled for hot finds and new style faves while we scour the Honolulu scene. Look out for the latest spoil of our fash-ventures in our new Lost and Found files. Lost:…

Moon-inspired style is the perfect phase

They say a lunar eclipse can make people go a little … well, mad. We totally feel it. And since Hawaii’s eclipse begins around 8 p.m. tonight and goes until about 11—hours before the rest of the country—we've been getting…

A Peek Inside HONOLULU Fashion Team's Purses

We're always armed and ready. There's nothing we can't handle. When someone on the HONOLULU fashion team faces a style shortfall that threatens her entire look, she knows the others are always packing chic. Today, we open up our fashion…

A fresh crop of pineapple-inspired designs

The recent fashion weeks just heralded the start of spring around the world, but we in the aina recognize seasons by the type of fruit they bear (summer? You mean mango season). Of course, in Hawaii, every season is pineapple…

Miemiko Atelier opens at Ward Centre

Tomorrow's headline: Dangerously Dwindling Cardstocks of Cute Notes Triggers Panic Messaging has come to a stop. All lines of communications are stationary. Rumors are, at least one person was forced to break up via a Post-it. Stop the letterpresses. Word…

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

Celebrate Into the Wardrobe What: Patty's Closet's one-year anniversary is more than just a shopping event. On Friday, Mrs. Hawaii International contestants will strut their stuff in a fashion show; on Saturday, there will be a make-up and beauty-blending bar from…

Tiffany Chou's big April giveaway

The threat of a tsunami is over. Now there's only one thing keeping you from spending this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon at the beach. You have nothing to wear. Oh yeah, and there's that thing called work. Here's a break, at…