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.
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.
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.
Last month we tested our strength with the help of Mahina Hawaii, the ultimate guide to Hawaiian health, adventure and retreats. Our Kailua store hosted a free stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga event for 10 adventuresome customers, with Mahina Hawaii founder Beccy Hailstones, who led the group in an hour long lesson. After the class, Lanikai Juice provided the group with delicious cold pressed refreshments and everyone received an SLB goody bag, filled with fun beach accessories. The day was nothing short of adventurous!
Rachel “Rocky” Barnes; a household name to bikini lovers, fashionistas and bloggers across the globe. We were lucky enough to call her a muse and model for our Fall 2015 Collection Vintage Aloha. Whether she’s dazzling us with her stunning photos, hosting a meet & greet for fans at our store, or sharing her travel adventures with us, we will never stop being in ah of her talent and charisma. After our fall shoot we got the chance to ask Rocky a few questions about modeling, life outside of work and how she got her famous nickname 🙂
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.
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.
And just like that our first solo show at Miami Swim Week is over! Our collection MIND BALI SOUL was a stand out on the catwalk. Inspired by everything Balinese, the luscious fabrics, unique models, and fresh flowers made our vision come to life. For the next half hour the audience was transported out of Miami and onto the islands of Indonesia. Now we know all our SL babes couldn’t be in Miami, so we want to take you back in time to re-experience this magical moment with us.
We are still obsessing over the opening moment of the show– a vision of sunset and silhouette, the models moved like naturals dancing to traditional Balinese music.
She’s a professional surfer, model, bikini lover, one of our new favorite girls to shoot, and she always seems to inspire us in one way or another. Can you guess who we’re talking about? If you guessed Bree Kleintop, you’ve got it! We wanted our SL girls to get a chance to know the gorgeous blonde bombshell, so Bree sat down with us to talk about her experience living in different places, how she keeps her amazing bikini-ready body, and of course to give us a few words of inspiration.