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

Weekend Picks - October 24, 2013

Lei Chic
Hawaii Fashion Month photo by Vega. Full credits here.

Best in (Fashion) Show
You can totally afford to witness the return of the prestigious Governor's Fashion Awards, Hawaii Fashion Month's closing event — especially now that we snagged you entrance for just $50! The ticket is good for the awards ceremony only and doesn't come with a fancy dinner, but you can still dress up, enjoy a high-fashion runway show, and rub elbows with Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii's biggest names in design, retail, photography, beauty, style and media.
When: Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m.
Where: The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Purchase your ticket online with the promotional code LEICHIC. View the full list of nominees here. Dress code is evening attire, black tie welcome.

Lei Chic Attend
On the Fright Track
Halloween takes over Royal Hawaiian Center with two spooktacular events. On Sunday, keiki get treated to a costume contest, parade and trick-or-treating throughout the Center. Gift cards and prizes will be awarded for different age groups, best parent and child costumes and overall grand champion. Then, since Waikiki is already the place to be on Halloween night, the Royal Grove transforms into a beer and wine garden where guests mingle while a live DJ spins.
When: Keiki costume contest – Sunday at 4 p.m. Beer and wine garden – next Thursday, October 31, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove
Details: Both events are free and open to the public. Parking is free for the first hour with $10 validation, then $1 per hour for the next three hours. More details here.
Also: Don't miss Royal Hawaiian Center's runway show for Hawaii Fashion Month in the Royal Grove tonight at 5 p.m. featuring Ava Sky, Fighting Eel, Indah, Tiare Hawaii, Island Slippers, Royal Hawaiian Boutique and Lole Hawaii.

Fine Line
Say hello to A-Line designer Lynn Sakutori (and ask her for styling tips!) while shopping "Love Letters," her newest collection in red, black and cream. Purchases of $100 or more get a free clutch.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Macy's, Ala Moana Center, 3rd Floor

What Ales You
Miso & Ale pops up with an all-new fall dinner menu featuring butternut squash soup with creme fraiche and chives, and braised pork shoulder with butternut squash puree, collard greens, poached egg and truffle oil.
When: Sunday, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Like Like Drive Inn, 745 Keeamoku St.
Details: More to come on MisoandAle.com.

Back to Basique
Newsflash! Basique Threads is moving. While the two-year-old boutique solidifies new location plans, take advantage of its storewide blowout sale with 50-90 percent off the entire store including $5-$30 clothing racks, $5-$10 fashion jewelry and $20 Insight and Mandalynn swimwear. Local consignment pieces excluded.
Where: Ward Warehouse
Details: All sales are final, store credit and gift cards must be redeemed by early November. Look for an online store coming soon.

Lei Chic Shop
Pick of the Glitter
Be the first to view 19th & Whimsy's holiday collection at a special holiday-themed event and trunk show. Guests can also sip champagne and sample Choco le‘a's handmade gourmet truffles in mouth-watering flavors like mochi, passionfruit and butterscotch liqueur while mingling with fashion designer Lauren Hayashibara and artisan chocolatier Erin Uehara.
When: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Where: LMS Boutique, 2909 Lowrey Ave.
Details: Call LMS Boutique at (808) 988-4575 for more information.

Eat the Street
Stop in Vino to sample Chef Keith Endo's take on Italian street food. One-night menu specials include bruschetta with shrimp and crab salad, arancino with braised short rib, and pork and mortadella meatballs with spicy San Marzano sauce.
When: Tonight only.
Where: Restaurant Row
Details: Specials are on a first-come, first-served basis.

So Suey Me
ShopSuey is giving away more than $25,000 in prizes during its Hawaii Fashion Month sweepstakes, including gift cards from Royal Hawaiian Center, Kahala Mall and Hilo Hattie, a $150 Paul Brown gift basket and Honolulu Club passes. To enter, download ShopSuey and "heart" the HFM Marketplace.
When: Winners will be announced November 15.
Details: Download ShopSuey on iPhone here.

Wardrobe Updates

Lei Chic

  • Save 15-25 percent off Maui designer Debra Mack's elegant gemstone jewelry at a special one-day showcase this Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Lily Lotus Boutique, 609 Kailua Rd. #102.
  • Hawaii Fashion Month designer Beverly Horton opens a pop-up shop in the Modern Honolulu today. The shop will be open through Saturday with select pieces available in the boutique following the event.
  • Belle boutique celebrates its grand opening this Saturday in Kahala Mall across from sister store, Adore. Purchases of $25 or more get a free gift plus $5 toward your next purchase.

Brown to Business
Refinery29's sit-down with makeup mogul Bobbi Brown is an inspiring read, especially with responses like, "Here's a girl who got Ds in math, and I have my own business and I'm on the U.S. Trade Commission. Who ever would have thought? I walk through the White House a couple times a year and the President says, 'Hey, Bobbi! Michelle, look who's here.' … I try to take it all with a grain of salt."
Details: Read the full interview here.

Yearly Beloved
The Wine Stop celebrates its 10th anniversary with a wine tasting from Johnson Brothers, Chambers & Chambers, Paradise Beverages, Young's Market and Southern Wine & Spirits, and a cooking demo by Kaiulani Spices with dishes like grilled curry and Hawaiian herb chicken, Kona coffee steak, curry rice, hummus, pancit and more.
When: Tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Wine Stop, 1809 S. King St.
Details: RSVP by phone at (808) 946-3707.