Lei Chic - May 2013

Roberta Oaks releases fun, flirty summer dresses

Dear Mrs. Draper, We love your fashionable take on beachwear. That mini dress and floppy hat? Gorge. We were even impressed with your luau attire (though your hula, we're sorry to say, needs serious work). There was, however, something missing…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Shop May Days What: Hawaiian May!, a new annual event targeting Japanese tourism and fashion, makes its debut this weekend. Paris Hilton and several Japanese models are scheduled to appear. Tonight's kick-off, a food summit on the edge of Waikiki,…

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

Watch Twinkle Shows What: Watch London's Royal Ballet reimagine Lewis Carroll's whimsical characters through dance, music, and stunning theatrical effects in a screening of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the latest film in Doris Duke Theatre's Ballet in Cinema series. When:…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Shop Kid Loves What: Celebrate the launch of Little Gillia, Gillia's new keiki collection (we previewed it here), with a fashion show, matching mommy-and-me giveaways, a live DJ, champagne and desserts by Sweet Temptations. Plus, check out Gillia's new adult…

Local bookstores pick their top summer reads

Much like your wardrobe, your bookshelf needs updating (Fifty Shades of Gray was so last season). Don't worry, we've got you covered with top summer picks from our favorite local bookstores. Get ready for some serious page burners.   The…

Kao Pao Shu bags arrive at Riches Kahala

Mom is (almost) always right. You just don't always listen. Eat your vegetables. Stop picking or it won't heal. Wear your seatbelt. Actually, following that last one is easy thanks to Kao Pao Shu's unique, handmade bags just into Riches…

Xoelle's handmade, upcycled bow ties

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. They're great. Really, we love them. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Fantastic. Seriously. Though we wouldn't dare question the wise and wonderful Julie Andrews, she did leave something off her list:…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Attend Love Interests What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five "neighborbood" activities - Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from…

Wings Hawaii launches Rock Studdy bag line

Truth be told, we're totally obsessed with rock stars. They're edgy, ooze show-stopping style, and look even better with age... Erm, did we say rock stars? We meant Rock Studdy, a new bag line by Wings Hawaii. The Maui-based brand…

10 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas

You had a crazy busy week. Or, you just woke up from a coma. Either way, Mother's Day is just two days away and you're gift-less. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are 10 totally last-minute gift ideas you…

Preview WHITETAG. boutique in Royal Hawaiian Center

You're Invited! The Fashionable Bureau of Insiders requests the pleasure of your company at a soiree to induct its newest member: WHITETAG., a Waikiki boutique stocked with covetable contemporary men's and women's clothing and accessories. The reception takes place at…

Salato bags mix punchy colors and prints

Your outfits say a lot about you, whether you're carefree, edgy, minimalist, preppy, or, in some cases, all of the above. So why is your basic, totally neutral handbag radio silent? Time to make a statement with Salato's charming line…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Shop Hi and Lowe What: Meet jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe as she celebrates the in-store debut of her eponymous line at Neiman Marcus. Sheryl Lowe Designs is inspired by the designer's world travels and named after close friends, like Maria…