Lei Chic - May 2012

Weekend Picks - May 31, 2012

Buy Don't Miss(oni) Out What: Missoni and Havaianas are back with a second colorful collaboration. The pattern-filled, eco-friendly footwear isn't supposed to go on sale until June, but select pairs have already made their way online. Just get your credit…

Most Wanted - May 2012

The Fashion Police is issuing an all-points bulletin for the Lei Chic team. This crew is notorious for crimes of fashion. Its latest violation: overshopping. For the past four weeks, undercover detectives have followed its members from store to store.…

All in the Wrist

Ah, summer. You'd give anything to be lounging on the beach; icy, blended cocktail in one hand, trashy beach read in the other. Instead, you're stuck in a freezing office, with a stack of mind-numbing reports and a cold cup…

Cover Stories

Playing tour guide never works to your advantage. "To your left is uh, hmm, what ridge was that again?" Sure, you know most of the scenic spots - but you're hit or mostly miss when it comes to the correct…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 26, 2012

Watch State Secrets What: Get insider tips that even kamaaina might not know about when you watch two Hawaii-centric episodes of Park Secrets, a show that veers off the beaten path to uncover amazing foods and adventures. "Hidden Beaches" explores…

Order Up

Uh-oh. Your girlfriends are debating where to hold their Bachelorette marathon viewing party, and they're all looking at you. Quick, which excuse haven't you used yet? I've got out-of-town guests. I'm in the middle of renovations. The fumigator's coming. I…

Weekend Picks - May 24, 2012

Watch Hot Stuff What: Be the first to see the new summer capsule collection by Matt Bruening and Wonderland Denim's Jess Shedlock at Local Motion Surf into Summer's official after party and fashion show. Roam Hawaii and Acacia Swimwear also…

Sponsored Edition: Wine and Breeze

You had that dream again. The one where you float from cloud to cloud devouring plates of succulent steak and watch the sun set with an amazing glass of cabernet. Then you woke up starving and, naturally, all you could…

Shirt Sighted

We see it all too often. A perfectly good T-shirt is carelessly tossed aside - stuffed into a dirty rag bag, left to rot in a donation box or, in worst case scenarios, abandoned in the trash. You can prevent…

Sponsored Edition: Earthly Treasures

You're always on the hunt for a great deal, and on Friday, you've got the perfect target: Down to Earth's 35th Anniversary Sale. When it comes to everyday low prices on organic and natural foods, this kamaaina health food chain…

Show of Face

A celebrity glam squad? Sure, you've got one. Your department store makeup kit, a flat iron and the latest issue of InStyle are all you need for an award-winning look. Riiight. Now's your chance to consult a real A-list expert.…

Fit to a Tee

You refuse to be that mom. You know - the one who color coordinates everyone's outfits on family vacations, buys matching Aloha wear for family reunions and, come Christmas time, organizes photo shoots with - wait for it - identical…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 19, 2012

Enter London Calling What: Compete for the trip of a lifetime during KPOI and Hard Rock Cafe's Plug In and Win game. One lucky winner will receive round-trip airfare for two to London, tickets to the three-day Hard Rock Calling…

Store Crazy

Okay, so you're probably thinking, "Is this like a scene out of Clueless or what?" But seriously, you actually have a way normal life for a working girl. You get up, brush your teeth, and pick out your clothes... except…

Weekend Picks - May 17, 2012

Shop Say Good Buy What: Freshen your wardrobe with summery pieces from Mikinola's traveling boutique. Pick up a delicate, hand-beaded Tiare Hawaii maxi or sexy MinkPink cropped top, then accessorize with jewelry by Pure Joy Adornments, B.D'Angelo, Nattolee and Yashi.…

String Cleaning

On behalf of the Department of Accessory Management, we regret to inform you that your jewelry box has been classified as a Clasp B hazard zone. Upon a recent visit, our inspector found the following violations: a) exposed heaps of…

Gloss for Words

Good morning, students. My name is Professor L. Chic and welcome to Style Finds 101. Throughout the semester, you'll research multiple choices to infuse style into your everyday life. Study icons like Alexander McQueen and Audrey Hepburn, review inspirational ideas…

Birds of a Leather

Bird 1: Whoa, what are you so angry about? You're blasting tweets all the way across the canyon. Bird 2: There's a giant pig down below that says my style stinks. Thick brows are so last season. Red is definitely…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 12, 2012

Shop Everything Must Bow What: Betsey Johnson may have a new reality show debuting later this year, but her retail chain is closing up shop. Liquidation sales started yesterday with items marked 20 to 50 percent off in stores and…

Bangle for Your Buck

Everyone says you're a real doll. But the moment your perfect sister walks in, they skipper right over you. So what if she's got her PhD, worked as an astronaut and is now running for president? (All in four-inch stilettoes,…

Weekend Picks - May 10, 2012

Shop City Sleeker What: Fall in love with Loveizm, a brand-new high-end line from Lovelessizm and Lava Roses designer Richie Miao. Both men's and women's apparel collections feature Miao's signature urban edge and asymmetrical hems, but with cleaner silhouettes and…

Make a Scene

You live in paradise. Too bad you don't see it very much. Your apartment has a breathtaking view of... another apartment. Your daily commute features freeway and gridlock. Then there's your cubicle, which overlooks sweeping vistas of your not-so-attractive co-worker.…

Interior Motive

It's late. You're sprawled in front of the TV, channel surfing until something on HGTV catches your eye. Four designers raid a candy store, then transform bare white rooms into dreamy works of confection. Awesome. If only you could get…

Mom's the Word

She spent nine months ballooning to epic proportions, with an achy back and swollen feet. Then came painful hours in the hospital room, juggling contractions and a hyperventilating husband. After that, she served years of hard labor as a cook,…