Author Archives: Cara Galeai

Ocean Blues and City Views

We’re pretty blessed to be based in one of the ‘kini capitals of the world. Powdery, white sands line the coasts and deep blue waters mirror the (often, though not always) cloudless sky, so there’s no shortage of awesome places to hold a photoshoot.
However, for this photoshoot we decided to switch it up and take our SL babes away from the shore and into deeper depths! With some help from the fellas at Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat, we were able to catch different perspectives of our island home.

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We quickly got down to business, making the most of Diamondhead Crater and the Honolulu skyline.

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At the height of Hawai’i’s rainy season, Diamondhead Crater is its most lush, balancing the ocean azures with deep greens. Several other catamarans bobbed around us; CLEARLY we were not only ones who saw today as the perfect opportunity for a boat ride. Not going to lie, it was tough to stay focused when the ocean was just BEGGING us for a swim… it wasn’t long before we quit torturing ourselves and took the plunge.

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Few things in life are sweeter than the taste of the ocean, tradewinds, and some good tunes to match!

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Do mermaids actually exist? Could we ever achieve that sort of oneness with the ocean? The general consensus is certainly “no.” (Not that a girl can’t dream!) But for those moments, we felt pretty connected to ocean. That may be as close as we’ll ever get… and for now, that’s good enough. We pondered this as our afternoon came to an end and we headed back to land.

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Introducing Moonlight Mele

For last week’s photo shoot, we skipped the postcard beaches and found our way to a tiny beach tucked away behind one of Oahu’s swankiest neighborhoods. We traded crowds and sweltering sunshine for quieter shores and shady spots and here, we found the perfect place to shoot our newest collection, Moonlight Mele.

At San Lorenzo Bikinis, our signature approach to swimwear is a ‘less is more’ attitude, meaning we’re always aiming for the tiniest tanlines possible! (Any lover of the Caged Thong or V Knot will vouch for that!) However for this collection, we thought of the beach babes who feel that sometimes, only ‘more is more’. For Moonlight Mele, we reimagined our favorite styles with a little extra something – extra coverage.

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Look familiar? We couldn’t resist bringing back the knotted detailing of the High Neck Interlace top (one of our signature styles) but for the Knotted Strap Brief bottoms, we kept comfort and coverage on our minds and were a little more generous with the fabric.

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Why is it such a struggle to find a ‘kini that is a showstopper but also gives your buns a little break from the sun? The search ends here with the new Bow Back Brief. Call us classic but we’re head over heels for White.  

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Lush greens and cloudy weather match the collection’s moodier colorways such as Moonlight. Don’t get us wrong, we love sun kisses and tan lines but sometimes, a beach babe needs a little time to cool off in the shade.

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The Sienna colorway first graced us with its presence in the Ilha de Coco collection and has been turning heads ever since! As an ode to those ethereal seaside sunsets, bringing it back was a no-brainer.

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We’re all about true blues, which is why we’re so stoked about the new Azure colorway! Can we take a second to rave about the way it makes our model’s eyes pop? Blue-eyed babes, this is YOUR color!

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The ocean is a girl’s best friend but let’s be honest: when it comes to water sports or choppier days at sea, it can be a battle to keep the waves from stealing your ‘kini. (When we say we love ‘minimal coverage’, we definitely don’t mean THAT minimal!) One final plus about the Moonlight Mele collection? Whether you’re dazed on shore or shredding some waves, these pieces are here to stay! Explore the Moonlight Mele collection, available exclusively online.

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Photographer: @jessicasulls
MUA: @mua.manda
Model: @audprater