Lei Chic - September 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 29, 2012

Editor's Note: A big thank you to everyone who came out to Lei Chic's first-ever Beauty Boutique at DFS Galleria Waikiki this past Thursday! Click here for a full gallery of the night's festivities and stay tuned for our next…

Mikinola opens Hawaii Kai boutique

Reasons to drive out to Hawaii Kai: • Hike up a ridiculously steep mountain. • Snorkel with fish. • Stock up at Costco (admit it, it's way less chaotic out here). Now add "Shop at Mikinola" to the list. Because…

Grin and Beer It

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…

Weekend Picks - September 27, 2012

Shop On the Market What: Help kick off the launch of Honolulu Night Market at Kakaako, a monthly event that will take over Auahi St. with food, fashion, music, art, and, of course, shopping. Enjoy a T&C Surf skate team…

Sponsored Edition: A Class of Her Own

Your daughter is shaping up to be quite the star. And not just because she'll belt out songs à la Celine or hit the dance floor like Beyonce. She's also got the smarts to match that talent. Yup, you've got…

Beauty Cool Shop-Out

The "How Do I Look?" event pad at DFS Galleria Waikiki The invitations: sent. Pupu and drinks: arranged. Goodie bags: done. All that's left now for Lei Chic's first-ever Beauty Boutique this Thursday night is the entertainment. Actually, that's all…

Show Some Skincare

Wow. There was some serious celebrity action on the town last night. The season premiere screening of Hawaii Five-0 in Waikiki. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in... your living room. Both packed with seriously good-looking people touting seriously amazing skin…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 22, 2012

Beautify Make Up Call What: What's the secret to perfect skin? Find out from Bobbi Brown international makeup artist Miguel Collado at Lei Chic's first-ever Beauty Boutique! It's all part of a luxurious night of free makeovers, massages and more…

Neighborhood Watch

Your First Fridays: totally booked. You've got trunk shows, gallery hopping, and the occasional live performance on a theater marquee. Your Third Fridays: now also booked, thanks to the launch of Third Fridays Kaimuki. From 6-9 p.m. every third Friday…

Weekend Picks - September 20, 2012

Shop Glam Rocks What: Go early and act fast when shopping RockaBella Jewels' trunk show. Designer Kristel Bandisch is bringing her newest creations over from Maui, like 18k gold-tipped shark tooth earrings and sunrise shell rings, but in extremely limited…

Fluro Swimwear launches Etsy shop

Just three more days until Fall. Leaves start to turn. The air gets crisp. Birds flock south. Oh, wait. Nope, none of that happens here. Let's try this again. Just three more days until Fall. Warm, sunny days continue. The…

Sponsored Edition: Taming of the Shoe

As the old adage goes, accessories can make or break an outfit. No pressure, of course. But with so many styles to choose from, finishing your look can be kind of overwhelming. Lucky for us, ALDO keeps things simple with…

Lust for Kicks

You thought your boyfriend's addiction to sneakers was cute. Until he wore them to your best friend's wedding. Now, when it comes to his kicks, you're not so pumped. Have him try these on for size: AR SRPLS X Converse,…

Just a New York Minute

While we drooled over New York Fashion Week's swoon-worthy shows from the confines of our office, two Hawaii fashionistas were actually there in person. Below, we present a few snapshots of their totally different, yet equally amazing, Fashion Week experiences…

Make Up Call

Life around the orphanage isn't so bad. Scrubbing the floors always sparks a musical number. The owner makes a mean gin and tonic and the other girls are adorable, if a bit two-dimensional, and sing GREAT back up vocals. The…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 15, 2012

Score The Sample Life What: Enjoy makeup freebies with Estée Lauder's Insider Club card. Pick one up at any Macy's Estée Lauder counter (it's free) and flash it during special events to score serious samples. Up first, "Beauty Scene," where…

Weekend Picks - September 13, 2012

Tour Sweet Spots What: Act fast to snag a spot in Madre Chocolate's cacao farm and chocolate factory tour this weekend (it normally sells out weeks in advance). You'll start on the lush fields of Kahuku Farms to see how…

Model Behavior

You are crazy busy right now. With season premieres of The Voice and The X Factor this week and So You Think You Can Dance's finale next week, your weeknights (and DVR) are pretty full. Kind of makes you wonder…

Most Wanted: Stalk the Runway

It's 3 a.m. Our faces are pressed to the computer screen as look after dreamy look flashes past. A puddle of drool collects next to the keyboard. You probably weren't as crazy as we were during New York Fashion Week.…

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek Episode 3

Smock: Captain, take a look at this. Our gravitational sensors are going haywire. There appears to be some sort of magnetic force interfering with our controls. Captain Chic: Hmmm. The readings correlate with our proximity to Honolulu MedSpa. Did you…

The London Look

You gotta hand it to 'em. The Brits really know their stuff. They've got High Tea, Downtown Abbey, and Jude Law (replace with R. Pattz, if you must). Not to mention amazing style. And since Topshop and Topman just hit…

Beauty School: With a Twist

  Photos: (left) Suno Spring 2013 runway, courtesy BellaSugar; (right) hairstyle by Genny Calleja. New York Fashion Week. An onslaught of stunning, frothy designs that would look great in your closet. If only you could afford them. Here's a Fashion…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 8, 2012

Plan Kiss and Makeup What: First there's Fashion Week, next it's Beauty Week, hosted by DFS Galleria Waikiki - two weeks filled with free makeovers, champagne parties, and a special appearance by Japanese supermodel Jessica Michibata. Mark your calendars for…