Monthly Archives: May 2015

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B A H I A

Bright and bold, those are the words that come to mind when we think of the place that encompasses BAHIA, our pre-summer limited edition collection. This collection is inspired by the beautiful white sand coastlines of Brazil, combined with the energetic atmosphere of rich culture and music.

Escape with us to a vibrate state of euphoria that will have you feeling the spirit of Brazil with every print and style. Which includes all new vibrant prints, including five new designs, along with two of our favorite classics.

THE HIGH WAISTED HIPSTER STRAP 
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The High Waisted Hipster Strap is one of our favorite classics and is perfect if you want a little more coverage.

THE MINI KNOT 3 STRAP 

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The Mini Knot 3 strap is one of our top favorites from BAHIA. This bikini is the ultimate pick for a girl who wants to show some skin, or barely anything! It’s sexy and alluring, and pays close attention to detail.

THE KNOT 3 STRAP

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The Knot 3 strap, another barely there bikini. This one is for the girl who wants to keep it playfully sexy; it’s similar to the Mini Knot 3 Strap but the bottom has a little bit fuller coverage in the front with its diamond shape.

THE PADDED RUCHED HIPSTER STRAP

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The Padded Ruched Hipster Strap is another new style. This bikini gives you that hipster strap fuller coverage in the bottoms while offering more support in the top and accentuating all those curves.

THE PADDED THONG BRIEF

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The Padded Thong Brief, another new style. This bikini is for the girl who wants fuller support in the top as well as the tiny bottom Brazil is famous for. A perfect combination!

 THE SPORTS BRIEF

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The Sports Brief, one of our all time favorites! If you love to surf or explore in the ocean, this is the one for you! The bottoms are a little thicker and the top has a cross design with keeps the bikini from going anywhere, unless you want it to!

 THE STRINGY BOW BACK

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The String Bow Back. It’s back & better than ever! This bikini is so playfully sexy, with a sliding triangle halter and stringy bikini bottom with a flirty bow.

Model: Malia Murphey | MUA: Melanie Metzkel | Photographer: Amber Mozo

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M O L O K A I

 

I had been on Oahu for two days when I got the call from San Lorenzo Bikinis that they wanted to send my best friend Amber and I to the island of Molokai to shoot. The moment I got off the phone with SL, I was so excited. I had never been to another Hawaiian island before, and Amber (who’s been to many) hadn’t been to Molokai either. It would be a new experience for both of us, and I was anxious to get there. San Lorenzo booked our tickets, and we were set to leave a few days after. Since we were only staying a couple of days, we packed really light. Here’s what we brought.

MOLOKAI PACKING LIST:

Cameras: Both Amber & I have Canon 5D Mark II’s.
Sapphire& sunscreen: I love this sunscreen because it’s organic and it’s made with coconut oil.
Maui Babe: This gives you a perfect bronzed glow.
LOTS of San Lorenzo Bikinis
Beach towels: San Lorenzo makes the cutest & brightest beach towels.
Good books: My all time favorites are The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle & The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Cute beachy clothing & jewelry: Whenever you do bikini shoots, it’s always important to bring accessories and cute clothes to mix it up a little bit.
Tea: Amber & I always try to keep it healthy and detox no matter where we are. Tiny tea by Your Tea is awesome. We bring this everywhere, and we’re always sipping on it.
A good playlist: Amber and I spent some time the night before loading some new songs onto our I-phones. It’s important to have good tunes to listen to on the plane ride. And also to jam to while we’re shooting photos for San Lorenzo.
Journal: I always bring my journal everywhere I go. It’s special to document your life no matter where you are.

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.09.59 PMAmber and I packed our bags that night and the next morning we were up early and off to the airport. Since Molokai is so close to Oahu the plane we ended up taking was really small. It was only a six-seater plane, and there were only two other people on it with us. The plane ride ended up being a little bumpy since it was windy out and in a small plane you can feel any kind of movement in the air. That’s where good tunes and cameras come in handy! Amber and I distracted ourselves by taking photos from the plane, and jamming out to some good songs.

The plane ride was so quick; we landed in no time at all. After Amber and I landed we had to get groceries since we were staying at a house, so the first thing we did was drive to the grocery store. The whole ride there was so beautiful. Molokai is known for how reserved and untouched it is. We enjoyed a 30 min peaceful ride to the store, and maybe saw 1 or 2 cars the whole drive there. Thanks to Google, we were able to find a really cool all natural grocery store owned by a sweet local of Molokai. We spent about fifteen minutes there and loaded up on a bunch of fresh fruit. Fruit is great because it’s so healthy, delicious, and it’s even good to use for props while shooting. After we stalked up on fruit we went to the other main grocery store to get a few more necessities. There we found a little farmers market, and we bought a few more healthy snacks such as avocado and a pineapple. All the locals in Molokai were such sweet, down to earth, loving people. Amber and I loved their energy and how welcome they made us feel.

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After getting all our groceries Amber and I got back on the road and headed towards the house we were staying at. The whole forty-minute drive there, Amber and I listened to good music with the windows rolled down. The island was so raw and beautiful. It felt like we had gone back in time to some of the earliest days in Hawaii, there was no traffic, no buildings taller than a palm tree, dirt roads. Even the beaches we drove by were vacant of people. As we were getting closer to the house, we drove down this very narrow road that curved around a black sand beach, it was so beautiful and untouched I could hardly believe it. We were in for another surprise when we arrived at the house. Where we stayed was a hidden glass cottage that not only had outdoor bathtubs overlooking the ocean but it even had it’s own secret beach. Amber and I were in heaven. We spent the majority of our days lounging in the warm bathtubs, shooting photos around the house, laying out on the private beach out front reading good books, and exploring the other beaches on Molokai. No matter what we did, we were always in a San Lorenzo Bikini. The weather was off and on, and it was rainy and stormy for most of the trip but that didn’t stop us! We adventured around the island, found some stunning beaches, a cool palm tree grove, and tried to capture the simple and raw beauty of Molokai the best we could.

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I’m so thankful the San Lorenzo team sent Amber and I to this gorgeous island to shoot and explore. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Molokai really taught me to appreciate natural & raw beauty, and I’ll always remember the Aloha the locals there showed us.

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Bringing Some Aloha to the HAMPTONS!

Most people feel the approach of Summer and itch for an island escape, but we’re leaving the island life behind this season. Swapping our palm views for a faster pace of life, a chic getaway if you will… What better way to spend the Summer than in the Hamptons? So pack your suit case, and embark on a lavish east coast summer voyage.

 Our East Coast journey begins with our ‘Bikinis & Martinis’ Trunk Show hosted at the Southampton Social Club on May 22nd. Whether you come down to shop the exclusive collections we’ll be bringing or sip on swanky cocktails, you won’t be disappointed with live music and a special bar menu curated by the genius himself, Scott Kampf. Grab a seat on the jitney or ticket for the LIRR, whatever you have to do you don’t want to miss this posh afternoon from 3pm-7pm.

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If one day isn’t enough, we indulge you to visit us at the newest shopping experience to hit the east end, Poolside Collective. Hosted at the Montauk Beach House this specially curated retail event will kick-off the Summer season Memorial Day weekend and run all season long until September 30th!

Shop our Pop-Up along with other Hampton favorites and local east end brands Monday thru Sunday with summer splashin’ festivities provided by top notch DJ’s and summer vibes radiated through flower crown making, henna artists and film screenings that run day to night. Grab a cocktail, shop and celebrate with us poolside as we spend the Summer in Montauk.

Catch us at this one of a kind shopping experience for our most exclusives collections to date. Shop the Ilha de Coco Runway collection – as never before seen at any SL store and our Malibu exclusive colors and styles.

Follow @WeArePoolside and tag  #SLMontauk this Summer for daily updates and insider looks of Poolside Collective.

Wanna be a babe’n SL Brand Ambassador at the Hamptons/Montauk? Then post a recent bikini pic on Instagram with the #SLBASearch AND your #SLHamptonsSearch to apply. For more details, check http://bit.ly/19e4Z8L.

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The juiciest Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Awesome news for you salty-haired bikini beauties looking for a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta! Our stores are shaking their maracas and hosting the juiciest  happy hour of them all! Now set your alarms because this offer will only last for 4 HOURS: Oahu & Maui locations will be going off from 2PM-6PM and Newport, Malibu & online from 5PM-9PM.
For 5 hours only get 20% off select La Boheme styles, such as our beloved Bow Back Brief, the Knotted Brief, Thong Belt, Two Strap Thong and Color Block Brief. As an extra bonus, our stores are also having a few of our favorite designer bikinis including Frankie’s and Maaji from their latest collection at 20% OFF, yep, their best ! Also get 50% off select styles from our Heat Wave and I Dream of Eden collections.

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So before you and your besties hit the cantina come to the San Lorenzo Bikinis Happy Hour Fiesta for some Cinco De Mayo specials!

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May Day is Lei Day! Download your FREE wallpaper!

For all you wild spirited beach babes out there wishing for the summer sun and sand between your toes we have a Lei Day treat for you!

Every month we will be sharing exclusive wallpapers designed for your smartphone. We hope they help you dream of paradise and that you love them as much as we do! Click below to download this months wallpaper. Be sure to share with friends and embrace the aloha spirit!

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