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

Weekend Picks - March 27, 2014

What: Sustainable Coastlines' second annual fundraiser, I heART the Ocean, features a marine-debris fashion show (think fishing line, plastic) with celeb judges, music from Raw Suga, Jason Laeha and Dread Ashanti, a silent auction and more. VIP tables are available at sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.
When: Friday, March 28, 6–10 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Aquarium
Details: $50 tickets are available online or at the door and include refreshments from Miso & Ale and drinks from Kona Brewing Co. and Barefoot Wines. Any last-minute entries to the fashion show should email kahi@sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.

On the Hook
What: fishmarket, a pop-up garage sale at fishcake, will feature furniture from Stand Up Eight, women's boutique We Are Iconic, photography shop Treehouse, Hound & Quail's curiosities and vintage pieces, The Pacific Place Tea Garden and more.
When: Sunday, March 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 307C Kamani St.
Details: A full list of vendors can be found here.

Boom Boom Bap
What: This month's Art & Flea theme? Boom Bap, celebrating '90s hip-hop. Get into it with DIY denim, stencils, and by learning how to beatbox, b-boy, DJ and MC, all while you shop at more than 60 local vendors.
When: Tonight, 5–11 p.m.
Where: 449 and 445 Cooke St.
Details: All ages welcome, $3 at the door. More info online at artandflea.com.

Wardrobe Update

  • Maui-raised jewelry designer Tiffany Chou just debuted her first line of swimwear, including one-pieces and bikinis, that promises to be simple yet functional.
  • Reyn Spooner now sells a limited-edition collection of shirts and surf shorts with Pendleton designs printed on Spooner Kloth in its Ala Moana Center, Kahala Mall and Sheraton Waikiki stores. Designs include this popover blue and orange shirt.

Delectable Deals
What: To raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Foods is hosting a dinner that includes goat cheese won tons, Mexican chopped "street salad," Moroccan chicken skewers, chickpea vegetable stew, coffee brownie sundaes and more.
When: Sunday, March 30, 5–7 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Market Kailua
Details: The meal is only $20, either to-go or in-store. Contact Whole Foods at 263-6800 or see the full menu on Facebook.

Generation BP.
What: Nordstrom's BP. Fashion Board is looking for high school students who are available to meet once a month during the upcoming school year. Work with fashion insiders to gain knowledge and contribute to the industry!
When: Applications due Monday, March 31.
Where: nordstrom.com/bpfashionboard
Details: Must be in high school during the 2014–2015 school year and maintain a 2.5 GPA. More details are available online.

Secret Shoppers
What: Pssst! The Cut Collective is having a "private" trunk show and sale this weekend, but we snagged the deets. Allison Izu, Collins, Ten Tomorrow, Rumi Murakami and Plan Z will have items for sale, just don't tell them who sent you. *wink*
When: Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 192
Details: Okay, it's not really private. Email hello@thecutcollectivehi.com if you want to know more.

So You Think You Can Sew?
What: Designers, listen up: Season 13 of Project Runway is now being cast. If you've got what it takes to duke it out with other fashion designers as a reality show star, check out the application.
When: Deadline to apply is April 14.
Where: bmpcasting.com.
Details: If you're chosen as a semi-finalist candidate, you better be serious about it, because the next step is an invite-only casting on the Mainland sometime between mid-April and mid-May.

Ready to Launch
What: If you're on the Big Island this week, head over to the grand opening of a bunch of new businesses (Kaeo HI, Shahea Boutique, 101 Salon), as well as Umeke's one-year anniversary. To celebrate, there will be entertainment by Anuhea, DJ Kritics and more, plus raffles and giveaways, free food samples, a kendama tournament, shopping, poi pounding and party bouncers.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2–6 p.m.
Where: Alii Plaza, at the corner of Hualalai and Kuakini
Details: Free


Who: Basique Threads
Deal: 15 percent off with code "springbreakers15" and free shipping with "freeship50"

Who: Eden in Love
Deal: $10 off strapless or strappy items, online and in-store
When: Through Sunday, March 30

Who: H&M
Deal: Opening offerings available from as low as $4 to celebrate the new store
When: Through the weekend, while supplies last

Who: Global Village
Deal: 20 percent off shorts, rompers and jumpsuits
When: This week only

Who: Cassandra Rull
Deal: Free shipping from her Etsy shop with code "SPRINGSALE"
When: This week