Lei Chic’s Weekend Picks: 6 Reasons Why This Weekend Will Rock

Here’s what Lei Chic is looking forward to this weekend.



What: We may not have our own Fashion Week until November—and we can’t wait—but there are other ways to be g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s. Grab front row seats to Macy’s annual fashion show, with hot looks from your favorite designers and hosted by Crystal Pancipanci of Panci Style, Hawai‘i’s celebrity fashion stylist, makeup artist and TV personality. After the runway presentation, stick around to get fab style advice and a mini beauty makeover from the pros.

When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Macy’s, Ala Moana Center

Details: Visit alamoanacenter.com for more information.




What: Bonnie and Clyde, peanut butter and jelly, Lennon and McCartney … some things are just made for one another. Add Urban Outfitters and Kangan Arora to the list; the store just collaborated with the Indian designer for an exclusive textiles collection. We adore the geometric patterns, fun bold colors and playful shapes—an ideal match with UO’s hipster, quirky vibes. Add a touch of Arora’s kaleidoscopic look to your home with her cushion collection, available at the link below.

Where: urbanoutfitters.com

Details: Learn more about Arora in an interview on UO’s Europe blog 




What: Busy work week? Deadlines driving you insane? You need therapy, girl, and by therapy, we mean shopping therapy. Head to Fighting Eel downtown, where Gypsy Hawai‘i is holding a mini trunk show this Friday. There are free drinks and a sweet $20-for-two-bottoms deal. So sip on a complimentary glass of Champagne and find your new favorite piece of romantic, playful lingerie or a perfect pair of modern, cute panties. And if something catches your eye, buy it. Trust us, you’ll feel better.

When: Friday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.

Details: Call 738-9300 for more information.





What: How long a line would you wait in to buy a dress? Five people? Ten? How about 900-plus? That’s how many people are currently ahead of you on the Tory 2.0 waitlist, a $235 wrap dress made in New York City, with ecofriendly fabric from Osaka, Japan. It’s sold by MM.Lafleur, a New-York-based retailer selling classic wardrobe staples for professional women. You can still order the Tory 2.0 online, but expect quite a wait: January 2016. Let us know then if it was worth it.

Where: mmlafleur.com 

Details: The dress is lined with satin to keep you cool year-round.





What: Farewell, Twitter—Instagram is taking over. Our favorite photo-sharing app just surpassed the 400-million-users mark, with more than 75 percent of Instagrammers living outside of the U.S. What does it mean? Now’s definitely the time to up your insta-game, with fashion blogger, YouTube star and stylist Chriselle Lim’s top five Instagram editing apps.

Where: Read Lim’s tips here: thechrisellefactor.com

Details: We can’t wait to try the Chinese app Meitu, which apparently has this miraculous thing called a “dark eye circle corrector.” Goodbye, concealer.




What: Girls! Help your fellow sisters out by buying tickets to "Win for Win,” an annual fundraiser held by the nonprofit organization Women in Need. It’s a Las Vegas-style party with casino “money” and games that include craps and roulette. There’s also a silent auction, a dinner, Champagne, door prizes and more. All proceeds will help the nonprofit raise money for local women who need services like transitional housing, a professional clothes closet, domestic violence prevention, parenting classes, job placements and more. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Hilton Waikīkī Beach, 2500 Kūhiō Ave.

Details: Visit winhawaii.org to buy tickets.



Who: Calvin Klein, Waikele Outlet Mall

Deal: 10 to 60 percent off entire store

When: Through Sept. 30


Who: American Apparel, Ala Moana Center

Deal: Take an extra 20 percent off all sale items for women, men and kids, and use online promo code SALE20

When: Through Oct. 4


Who: American Eagle Outfitters, Pearlridge

Deal: Buy one pair of AEO jeans and get one 50 percent off

When: Through Sept. 27


Who: Things Remembered 

Deal: Buy one women’s bracelet, get one 50 percent off

When: Through Sept. 27


Who: Target.com 

Deal: Up to 25 percent off on home update items, extra 10 percent off with online promo code FURNITURE

When: Through Sept. 27