Lei Chic - August 2012

Weekend Picks - August 30, 2012

Shop Karl's in Charge What: The sophomore collection for KARL, Karl Lagerfeld's lower-priced-yet-still-pretty-darned-expensive line, hit Net-a-Porter yesterday. This time around, the fashion guru broke up his signature black-and-white palette with modern, camouflage prints and a flaming orange faux leather mini…

Baby Bloomers

Newton. Wise man. Strong grasp on physics. Also, on pregnancy (just go with it). See, you've been noticing that as your belly expands, your wardrobe options shrink considerably. Definitely an equal and opposite reaction. You start off buying a few…

Grin from Beer to Beer

Your ex just announced his engagement. You had to put on your skinny jeans while lying down this morning, just to get them to fit. Your boss says she needs to see you in her office. Alone. It's times like…

Raising the Cakes

Imagine this scenario, if you will. It's your birthday. You've just finished an amazing meal when (do your eyes deceive you?) you're presented with a jaw-dropping pair of Christian Louboutin booties; the same ones you were totally eyeing in Neiman…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shop Show Time What: Cottage by the Sea's newest trunk show features the store's own Tidepool Jewelry, a collection of delicate, beachy sterling silver and 14-karat gold pieces with semi-precious stones, feathers and shells. Sift through hundreds of new earrings,…

Weekend Picks - August 23, 2012

Reserve Super Glam What: Designer Phillip Lim came up with a super way to showcase his Fall 2012 collection - by creating an actual comic book. "Kill the Night" features neo-noir artwork, a plot of love and betrayal and heroes…

Sponsored Edition: Hail to the Chefs

Pop quiz time. Quick, grab a pencil and answer the following questions: 1) Have you ever eaten dessert before dinner? 2) Does your Facebook profile have more photos of food than of you? 3) Can you use brunoise in a…

Pure Joy Adornments' online store and launch party

Welcome, competitors, to the new hit reality show, "Shopped," where you'll need to uncover the best, most fashionable finds in Hawaii. I'm your host, Lei Chic. Today's challenge: explore Pure Joy Adornment's brand new online shop, the digital showcase for…

Goodwill Hunting

You long to rub elbows with the fashion greats. Diane. Tory. Ralph. Christian. Too bad sitting at their table requires dropping a boat load of cash; something you, unfortunately, don't have. Lucky for you, we found a more affordable way…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 18, 2012

Buy Shirting the Issue What: Reyn Spooner just launched a limited-edition pink Lahaina Sailor shirt with vintage gold wahine label, available in both button-down and pullover styles. Five dollars from every shirt sold will benefit Kapiolani Breast Center, plus your…

Weekend Picks - August 16, 2012

Shop Model Citizen What: Shop the newest pieces from B2C Jewelry, Pure Joy Adornments and Florencia Arias when Super Citizen hosts its first trunk show since moving to Kahala Mall. Also, get your first look at Florencia Arias' new fall…

Specially Made

Dealing with customer service hotlines is really just a numbers game. 2: The number of times you listen carefully to the menu as its options recently changed. 5: The number of menus you have to go through before getting transferred…

On the Download - August 2012

Right now, tens of thousands of students across the state are getting ready for the fall semester. Moving into dorms. Finalizing schedules. Stocking up on text books and supplies.

Sponsored Edition: A Buy for Help

You knew this day was coming. Chevron print pants with a color blocked top. Leather, fur and lace, all in one outfit. Someone needs to tell your bestie that being on trend and having every trend on are two different…

Spice Up Your Life

After watching last night's Closing Ceremony, you've come to a few mind-blowing revelations. The Olympics (and quite possibly NBC's reputation) are over. The Spice Girls are most definitely not. You hate to admit it, but last night's rousing performance has…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shop Oh My Posh What: For the first time ever, Victoria Beckham's eponymous fashion line and her more playful Victoria, Victoria Beckham are now available in Hawaii. Pieces from the designer's fall collections have been slowly hitting the floor at…

Kaimana Beachwear opens public showroom

When it comes to fashion, you're one connected woman. You've got insider access to discounted designer clothes and up-and-coming accessories. Now, if only you had the scoop on some sexy new swimsuits. Don't worry, that'll happen soon. Very soon. As…

Weekend Picks - August 9, 2012

Mingle View from the Shop What: Basique Threads is blending the best of both worlds at its Ordinary People Art Show. Shop stylish trunk shows by Panacea and Vice Classics while you peruse the latest works by eight local artists,…