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Meet our Mind Bali Soul Muse: Charlotte D’Alessio

Meet the third muse in our ‘Meet our Mind Bali Soul’ series, Charlotte D’Alessio! With just one look, Charlotte, just 18 years old, won us over with her bronzed beauty and piercing green eyes. We knew right away she would embody every bit of our Mind Bali Soul collection and be a perfect muse.

This shoot was our first time working with Charlotte, and it was one of our favorites for a few reasons!

Now… a shoot with a green eyed babe and bikinis wouldn’t be the same without a corgi puppy. We invited Miss Chibi to join the mix. Emily Wang is the master mind behind Chibi’s photogenic talents and not to mention that she gets to cuddle her up every day!

Talking about bedroom goals… Charlotte’s  white, dreamy bedroom was just the perfect location to capture her and the Mind Bali Soul collection.

SL: We love the beachy-boho vibes that your room has… The second we saw it on Instagram we knew it would be the absolute perfect location. I’m sure it was the perfect ‘I  just rolled out of bed morning.’ Where did you get your decor inspo?

Charlotte: I got most of my inspo from my dad. He has really good style when it comes to home decor. All I said was all white- and he took over and made it what it is.

And action! Wait till you see how Chibi owns the camera.

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SLB: This shoot we are doing something a little different, shooting with a Corgi! Did you feel like he was trying to take the spotlight? I mean, Cheebs knows how to work the camera! 

Charlotte: LOL.  Chibi was really fun to work with, especially because if he was doing his thing you knew the photo was going to be really good. However, if he wasn’t paying attention it took a little longer to get the shot, but i think deep down inside he was just trying to be cute and sassy, he knew that we had to wait for the perfect moment to get the shots! And lets not forget that for us to get the shots, it would cost Emily a few dog treats.

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SLB: You said you’re a makeup guru, do you have any special tricks or tips? Your bronzed glow is always on fleek. 

Charlotte: I’m actually so bad at doing makeup. I just love playing with it. But, I think less it always more. Don’t cover your face with makeup. I think the trend recently is to kinda change your face using contour and things like that. But, to just stick to your color, skin texture and shape is always the prettiest, I think.

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SLB: As a Beverly Hills local, what are some of your favorite spots and favorite things to do in the area?

Charlotte: Go to Go Greek and get plain tart. It’s seriously my favorite thing on the planet.  Go get it now.

SLB: Everyone has one… What’s your guilty pleasure?

Charlotte: I think playing card games and board games. If it’s ever offered I’m there. Haha.

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SLB: From our Mind Bali Soul collection, what is your favorite style?

Charlotte: I really like any of the cheeky bottoms. I think the San Lorenzo Bikini’s bottoms make your bum look so good!

SLB: Lastly, what is one thing you would like our readers to know?

Charlotte: Hmm, probably that this was one of my favorite shoots because not only did I get to play with the cutest little dog, but I also got to shoot in my own bedroom. So a big thank you to San Lorenzo Bikini’s for providing that! ❤

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Mahalo and much love to our team:

Muse: Charlotte D’Alessio

Puppy and his sweet owner: Chibi and Emily Wang 

Photographer: Casey Liu

MUA: Daniele Pierson

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Take a Tour around Kailua

Curious to see how a Kailua SL babe spends a typical July day? We followed around our babes MeliaMichelle and  Cat in order to see how they spend their summer days under the sun. Everything from exploring Kailua, to eating fresh goodness at Nalu Health Bar & Cafe, to shopping around our Kailua store with the besties, to finally ending the day with a kayak & stand up session, our girls make sure to do it in style with their San Lorenzo ‘kinis in hand.

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But first, Brunch. We all know there is absolutely no better way to start the day than with a delicious brunch, and when its healthy….that’s a major plus. Our babes took a pit stop at Nalu Health Bar & Cafe to get their day going. Enjoying everything from Acai Bowls to Ahi Tuna wraps to Vitamin Sea Juice we quickly decided Nalu Health Bar & Cafe is our new favorite picturesque spot.

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Next, we took a walk to Kailua Town Ball Park to work off brunch and warm up for the rest of the day by dancing and cartwheeling around the green grass.
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You used to call me on my shell phone (and how pretty are our island style public phones?)

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Now for the fun part, shopping around in the SLB Kailua store! Looking through not only the new Summer Passport, the timeless Mind Bali Soul, and all the oldies but goodies, the gals also shopped for clothing and accessories such as One Teaspoon, Quay, and Honey Punch. The girls wrapped up their shopping by stocking up on some new ‘kinis for their later kayaking activities.

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Rule of thumb: Never buy a bikini without your besties approval.

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Don’t forget to snap a selfie in front of the palm leaf wall! Always use the #SLKailua and you might be featured on Kailua’s insta feed!

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After the girls bought their new goodies, they made their way around the corner to Kailua Beach Adventures to rent some kayaks and stand up paddle board to cool off after a fun day.

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Finally, the girls set out and went past the buoys towards the Mokes. The sun was hot making the water feel cool and refreshing. While the currents were strong, the paddling was quite the workout, but at the same time, ocean is always therapeutic.

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IMG_9878 We hope you enjoyed a peak of a day in the home town of our Kailua store! Stay rad.

IMG_9996-REDIT Check out San Lorenzo Oahu’s Instagram for weekly updates on new arrivals, exciting news and visit our Kailua store at:

130 Kailua Rd Kailua, HI 96734 ( a 10 minute walk from Kailua Beach Park)

Store Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am-6:30pm

Mahalo to our photographer Jess Sullivan, and Nalu Health Bar & Cafe and Kailua Beach Adventures for the delicious treats and the water toys to play around today and show off what we love about our beautiful Kailua town!

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Le Romantique

And just like that, Miami Swim Week 2016 is wrapped! This year we debuted our newest collection Le Romantique. Our ambition was to create a powerful experience, a fantasy of infinite travel with french infusion. Envision a girl with a free soul embarking on her travels through Europe and her craving for wanderlust is what drives her passion. Weren’t able to make it? No problem. Keep reading to feel like you were sitting front row at our show & sipping drinks from coconuts at our cocktail party.

We want you all to be able to experience the aloha we felt at this show. You can expect to feel the translated passion from the artisans that handmade each and every ‘kini in the collection. Le Romantique is an ode to the creative spirit. Needless to say, our SL babes absolutely rocked these looks on the runway.

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Everything was carefully selected starting with the french infused music by DJ Godiva that the models walked the runway to. As the show continued, pictures of places from around the world from the owner, Lisseth Figueroa, covered the walls giving the audience a taste of her thirst for wanderlust. Each look was accessorized by Child of Wild jewelry along with head wraps that match our collections prints. Red roses lined the runway causing the audience fall in love with this collection.

The night started out with a magical set up of bright lights around a pool lined with a banana leaf wall. Did someone say Instagram heaven?! We were serving guests yummy drinks in coconuts given to us by COCO & Co mixed with Vita Coco to keep our VIPs hydrated. Miami decided to cool us down with  little bit of rain before our show, but that didn’t stop us.

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San Lorenzo Bikinis 2017 Collections at SwimMiami - Front RowAs the VIP’s took their seats in the front row, they were greeted by MeHawaii bags filled with goodies like Child of Wild anklets, Maui Babe product, Laundry Room shirts, SL Nail Wraps, SL beach towels & SL notebooks to document all wanderlust inspo from our show.

 

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As the guests filed in, we made sure to snap some shots of our SL babes…

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Gabby Epstein

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Cait Barker

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Lights, Camera, Cue Music & ACTION! And with that, our show was in full swing. Major babe, Anne De Paula opened our show in a brand new never before seen style, Plunge Monokini in Savanna. Did someone say fuego?

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You know we’ve got your back, we kept some of your favorite styles around! Celeste Bright rocked our Braided Hipster Strap in Flamenco down the runway.

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Marcela Braga looked exotic in the never before seen Braided V Knot in Aloalo.

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Our sweet girl Julia Friedman in the Ruffle Thong in Paradis.

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As much as our guests were having fun in the front of the house, backstage was also quite the party! With makeup touch ups from Beauty for Real our girls were dancing the night away to the beat of the music.

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Closing the show with love, our SLB owner and designer, Lisseth Figueroa and her daughter, Anabel walked to end the night.

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We hope you were able to feel the aloha vibes and live vicariously through us! Hope to see you next year in Miami!

Want to see the full show? Check it out here:

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Wishing you were able to score a VIP bag? We are having a gift bag giveaway! See below.

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Mommy and Me Tahitian Bliss

Sending lots of love and appreciation to Mother Nature this Mother’s Day for our deep blue waters, our tall mountains and everything in between! Constantly sending thanks for bearing and protecting our beautiful Earth.

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We had one of our very own mommies, Ashley L from our corporate team shared a Q&A with us following her recent Tahitian adventure with her husband and 10 month old daughter, Liv Hi’leihali’aaloha. The family explored exotic, French Polynesian waters and sandy beaches in their matching SLB during their tropical getaway.

What are you favorite San Lorenzo styles?

It is obvious that when becoming a mommy, your body completely changes. I can still wear the SL styles that I love that continues to make me feel beautiful and confident in my own skin. I’d like to say that San Lorenzo has many “mommy-friendly” kinis in their collections, my favorites including the Sport Brief and the High Neck Interlace. They make me feel cute and I’m able to run around comfortably with my little girl in and out of the water.

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How did Liv enjoy the crystal waters of Tahiti?

Liv absolutely loves the water. She has been going to the beach since the womb. Sitting with her on the shore and tide pools at home has really helped her get comfortable near the water. Now, she runs in and out and on the shoreline all by herself. She really enjoyed our canoe rides in the lagoon and floating around in her floatie while we snorkeled next to her.

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How did you get your daughter to hold her breath under water?

Her grandpa once told us that blowing into her face would cause her to close her eyes and mouth. Just before putting her under water, I whispered in Liv’s ear and told her she was going to go under the water and to hold her breath when Daddy blew in her face. It worked…sort of! She cried a couple times after coming up and wiping the salt water out of her eyes but otherwise was just  amazed at what had just happened and wanted to do it over and over again. She’s a natural now! At this point, I think she would rather be in water than on land. She has always been surrounded by water, which has led to her wandering curiosity towards it.

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Where can we get the Keiki San Lorenzo bikinis?

These are available online and at selected stores. I just grabbed all of my bikinis and searched through each stores inventory to find ones that matched mine. I was happy we were able to find so many cute ones I had to narrow down my selections.

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What is your next adventure with San Lorenzo Bikinis?

Definitely Santorini and the other Greek islands! Until then, we will continue to explore the beautiful Hawaiian Islands that we are fortunate to call home.

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Mind Bali Soul Beach Brunch

Sandy skin, salty hair and a collection of bikinis too beautiful to keep from the world. Lost in a dreamland with our Oahu babes in the best of our MIND BALI SOUL bikinis.
Seeing my other fellow brand ambassadors, I knew I was in for a treat.

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SHA_9666EDITEDI peered at our setting for the day. Overlooking the ocean, our bohemian lunch was beyond stunning.  A beautifully crafted wood table was perched on the sand, surrounded with rustic pillows and adorned with fresh flowers and greenery.

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The waves washed along the shore and the sun was perfectly warm with just enough shade for us to sit under. It felt surreal, as if we had been transported to the setting of a movie. I grabbed a quick hug with all my girls before sitting down for lunch.
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A family of our own, we sat around the table excited for the delicious meal before us. Banzai Sushi made its way around the table, the platter covered in a rainbow of seafood.
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It was beyond delicious! We quickly piled our plates – between bites we were catching up, enjoying each others company to the fullest.
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 Our stomachs were stuffed. Between the amount of tasty food we ate and the goofy jokes Alyssa told our tummies were hurting.

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We were full and couldn’t manage to wait another second for what was next. The bikinis!

The time had come to slip into the new MIND BALI SOUL collection. I was immediately in love as I grabbed my new bikini – the material soft and the color so bright! Aqua blue with a white mandala design, it was exactly my style.

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We were eager to put the new suits on, and changed in to them as fast as we could once we received them. I took a step back and admired the beautiful collection, on a group of such stunning ladies. Before I knew it I was grabbing Michelle’s hand, pulling her into the ocean with me.

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Later, we returned to our girls, dancing on the beach, running through the waves – we couldn’t get enough. We were living in our dream world. The sun was setting and I was happily tired, my soul overjoyed.
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I sat back down at our little table and watched the day wined down. The sound of the ocean calmed me. I was surrounded by my loves. In the final moments we sat in silence, taking in the greatness of the day, in our new San Lorenzo Bikinis.

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A true adventure, we will always have this day to look back on, and I am forever grateful for that.
Love your fellow mermaid.
[Some of the new styles seen on this photoshoot will be available in stores & online VERY soon! Cant find your favorite ones you’ve seen recently? We will be restocking soon! ]
Photos & video by Shaneika Aguilar
Special thanks to Banzai Sushi for providing the delicious sushi treats
Much love to our Oahu Brand Ambassadors for always keeping us inspired: Paola, Michelle, Alyssa, Kara, Myckenzie, Chloe, Shelby, Kelly & Tjan <3
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You’re Invited: Aloha Manhattan Beach

Attention all of you California baes! Escape the cold and enter an aloha state of mind THIS weekend at our newest store @sanlorenzo_thepoint in Manhattan Beach.

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THIS WEEKEND ONLY: spend over $100 to get a FREE SL crop top (like the one shown above). Also, enter to WIN A $250 SHOPPING SPREE by following these instructions:

1. Follow @sanlorenzo_thepoint on Instagram

2. Post a new picture of you in your favorite SL bikini (picture must be posted between 1/21/16 and 1/24/16)

3. Tag @sanlorenzo_thepoint and hashtag #AlohaSLThePoint

FB-MBGiveaway*Contestants MUST live in California. The shopping spree must be redeemed at our Manhattan Beach location. The $250 shopping spree is valid for San Lorenzo Bikinis products only. Winner announced on 1/25/16.

Visit us at 830 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 111 En Segundo CA 90245

Relive our VIP Grand Opening Party with our SLB Ohana and favorite influences here

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SNEAK PEEK: New Vintage Aloha RTW

IT’S HERE! SHOP AT SANLORENZOHAWAII.COM AND IN ALL STORES – THE VINTAGE ALOHA RESORTWEAR LINE

Take a journey back in time with us & discover the meaning of “aloha”. Swaying palms, radiant sands, rolling surf and  blossomy landscapes are what inspired the breezy designs of our Vintage Aloha collection. Finally our first ever paired Resort line pays tribute to the beach wanderer in you.

Our new breezy cover ups will allow you to dream of endless sandy shores  before you take off to your next tropical destination.

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Model:  Chloe Yniguez  | Photographer: Greta Evans

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Meet Sjana Elise, Australia’s Ray of Sunshine

Have you ever met someone in your life that their energy is so magnetizing that you just can’t help to feed off their happy vibes? Well, that is exactly how we felt when we met Sjana! The more we read about her, the more we felt a connection with Sjana. Plus, you all know we love those true to self babes, what she portrays and how inspiring she is to girls around the world is truly admirable. We were so fortunate to catch her during her short trip to Hawaii. With a 24 hour notice, we rushed to gather our team together and produce the stunning shots with Sjana. 

You recently just took your first trip to Hawaii, did you fall in love with the island? 

Sjana: Absolutely! I knew even before I got there that I would have an instant connection.. Hawaii has been on my travel-bucketlist since before I can even remember!

 

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 We read on your Instagram post about your love for Hawaii, and how when you first got there you felt right at home and so connected to the island. What made Hawaii so special to you?
Sjana: It sounds silly when I try explain it, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Hawaii.. I’m very much a beach loving girl, so any kind of salty, sandy, sunny or surfy location is generally right up my alley! However, for whatever reason, Hawaii has always felt more than that to me.. Although i’d only ever seen it in pictures or movies before, I felt some kind of overwhelming and indescribable megnetism towards it; almost like i’d been there before and felt homesick for it. AND It is definitely my no.1 place to settle down eventually (other than Australia of course!). And not to mention that my parents had their honeymoon in Hawaii.. They’re still together and all loved up after 25 years so that means something special to me too 🙂
You looked like an absolute goddess during our Vintage Aloha photoshoot. How do you channel your inner confidence and bring it out in front of the camera?
Laugh!! I honestly believe that being able to laugh at ourselves is one of the most important things we can learn! Not only does it reduce stress, increase happiness and create a delightful aura for others to be around.. But it will give anyone added confidence! A smile is so much more powerful than we know – not only for our selves, but for others too!
And it always helps wearing something that you feel good in – which for me is a cute and cheeky kini!!
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We know you are a SL girl at heart. We’ve seen you wearing our itty bitty bikinis in your travels around the world. So we have to ask… what is your favorite bikini from our Vintage Aloha collection? 
Sjana: I have to choose only 1?! Aghhh they’re all too cute and comfortable though!!
Because i’m an active girl and I’m always rolling around in the sand, jumping in the water or getting my yoga on in the sunshine, I prefer bikinis that are not only fun and flirty, but is also a good/comfortable cut and a little cheeky – so for me, the signature Bow Back Brief bikini is PERFECT, as it has slim straps (to avoid unwanted tan lines), the top is adjustable so I can ensure it stays on in the surf (and it has flirtacious frills!) and the bottoms are the perfect cut for tanning, comfort and security – the cheeky bum makes them stay on better in the surf, so these ones are also my favourite to bodysurf/surf/jetski in without fearing they’ll drop off haha!
As for the colour – I can’t choose!! They’re all bright and happy which is all I could ask for! I’m definitely digging the Maía colour in this collection though!
We can always count on you to open our hearts and minds to what the world has to offer us. What inspiration did Hawaii leave you with?
Hawaii left me inspiration for the future. I only had the pleasure of experiencing Hawaii for a very quick trip, and only a very small part of it! It exceeded the expectations I had already conceived in my mind, and the little taste of the sweet, salty and beautiful island I had, has made me want to return (over and over again), explore ALL of the islands, and soak as much of the care-free lifestyle as I possibly can!
It’s also ignited a deep desire to live there one day! Or at least have a small shack there I can retreat to often! Unfortunately, Hawaii is almost impossible to legally move to unless you are a US citizen.. So i’ll have to work on that one!
There is just so much about Hawaii that I love and that resonates with me! It’s as if my soul finds the most comfort there amongst the palm trees, sunshine, ocean, sand, hikes, waterfalls, incredible views, loving people, healthy food, abundance of fresh fruit and vegies and the slowed-down, humble version of life it allows.
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Meet Leila Thomas, our Muse for our VINTAGE ALOHA Collection

Not sure if its the way that she swings her hips or that super exotic fire she has in her eyes, or maybe both, but we love some Leila Thomas. We couldn’t get enough since we last shot for our LA BOHEME collection, so we had to bring her again and grace our VINTAGE ALOHA collection with everything that makes her beautiful self.  After a wild week for Swim Miami, we spent our last day exploring around the beaches of south Miami as we channel our island roots in this palm paradise.
You’re originally an island gal from the North Shore of Oahu. How do you stay grounded and remember the Aloha way of living while traveling around the world?
Leila: I think the Aloha way of living is a certain mindset. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the islands or on the road, you can choose to see the world with Aloha no matter where you are.
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You rarely wear makeup in your photos, but who needs it when your skin is as flawless as yours. What are your best skin secrets?
Leila: Haha! I just literally laughed out loud because I have zit cream on now. You’re right, I don’t like wearing makeup. My makeup philosophy is; if I wouldn’t eat it, I don’t want it. Your skin absorbs everything. I breakout from makeup so when I’m not working I try to use nothing but coconut oil on my body and jojoba oil on my face. And when I’m breaking out (like right now) I eat extra-clean and use Bario Badescu drying lotion.
During Miami Fashion Week you shot with Derren Versoza for VINTAGE ALOHA. What was your favorite part about shooting in Miami? And what is your favorite thing about wearing the VINTAGE ALOHA Collection?
Leila: Derren Versoza is wonderful. I could be shooting with him in a airport restroom and can guarantee we would still have a great time. He makes you feel comfortable and lets you let loose, which is when you get gold. Miami is hot and sticky especially in July, so my favorite part is always when it’s time for the water shots. The collection itself brings me back to home. The prints and colors totally remind me of that old time surf chick Gidget.
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Your style is the perfect blend of island girl meets LA, where do you get your inspiration from?
I pull inspiration from every where. My photo library is all screen shots of cool images. But it’s easy to get pulled into what everyone else is wearing. Best thing is to just see something that catches your eye and ask yourself, do I like this? So many times I’ve caught myself trying to dress to impress and that’s the silliest thing you can do. Sexy is comfort and confidence.
We love your energy, every time we see you you’re always glowing. What’s a daily mantra that helps keep you positive and happy?
Leila: There’s no time to waste being unhappy. Even the most impossibly hard moments this world and life is still so mind-bogglingly beautiful. I don’t have a daily mantra but I think it’s important to constantly evaluate yourself and question if you are happy with yourself and what you’re doing. If the answer is No, then something needs changing. Hopefully it’s Yes that means you’re probably “glowing” too.
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Our first shoot with you, you shot for our LA BOHEME collection last year, remember? Now that you’ve shot in LA BOHEME and VINTAGE ALOHA, we have to ask, which collection is your favorite and why?
Leila: Dang, both are killer. Honestly every girl needs a little bit of both. Everyone has that La Boheme travel gypsy in her as well as that Aloha love. I’ll pack La Boheme in my travel bag and keep the Vintage Aloha for when I’m romping around the island. Which will be next week… I’m coming home!!!! X
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Behind the Scenes of Miami Fashion Week

The last few hours leading up to the catwalk can be both exciting and overwhelming. As the stage is getting prepared and chairs are being lined up, it is much like the calm before the storm. On the outside, everything is quiet and tranquil . But behind the scenes, models, hair & makeup artists, designers, and stylists are hard at work putting the final touches on their collections before they’re presented to the world. The process of getting ready for the final moment where MIND . BALI . SOUL took the stage, involved hair stylists spending time braiding and weaving traditional balinese flowers into the models hair, makeup artists painting the model’s faces to look effortless and naturally beautiful , and stylists making sure the bright and exotic prints of Bali fit the models bodies perfectly.  We felt a special connection with our whole team, and shared great conversations and laughs as we got ready to take the stage. We’re so thankful for everyone’s hard work and the part everyone played in bringing MIND . BALI . SOUL  to life. It was definitely a night to remember!

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Focus and coordinations! Practicing for the opening performance of our show – one of our favorite parts of the night! Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/soJUfupL7uc

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Congratulations to these beauties Julia Friedmann and Mckenna Berkley on their first ever runway show! You both looked stunning and effortless, and we hope it was everything you dreamed it would be.

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Much love and special thanks to our star photographer Clint Padilla for capturing everything that we on behind the scenes of such a memorable night.

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Mahalo to LDJ Productions, Blow Blow Dry Bar and our sponsors, Maui babe, Voluspa Candles, Child of Wild, Looq System, Hello Hair, Frank Bod, Bikini Cleanse, Pandeia, Aloha MomentNectar and  Heather Brown. Last but not least, our stunning models, Chrissy Clark, Mckenna Berkley, Lacey Nelson, Julia Friedmann, Mara Teigen, Tati Souza, Bianca Palmerin, Beatriz Fernandez, Soa Denise, Leila Thomas, Juliana SharkHolly Baratta and Tiffany Breit