Monthly Archives: April 2016


Inside our Shoot with Scarlett Leithold

Last week we had the pleasure of working with one of our ultimate girl crushes, Scarlett Leithold, for one of the most stunning Mind Bali Soul shoots to date. With her killer bikini bod,  gorgeous looks and beautiful personality, she was nothing short of perfection throughout our day of shooting.


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Working with such a special model, we knew our shoot location had to bring the heat. We wanted to keep the killer swimwear vibes, while mixing it up and going outside our usual beach setup.  The first thing that came to mind was to rent an Airbnb. We found a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills that brought a Mediterranean feel through the stunning rooms and structures of the home. From the stucco white walls, to the bright blue accents, to the eclectic decor and pillows, this house was everything we could have asked for in a location.




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It takes a team to create this type of magic at a photoshoot. We had our a-list photographer Derren Versoza  being the lens and Leo Cabal  on video duty. We had the ultimate makeup and hair guru by our side, Suzie K., who transformed every idea we had into a reality. And of course there’s the rockstar team from San Lorenzo, making sure our vision stays true to form. We wanted an elegant, simplistic and boho vibe, ensuring that the natural beauty of our model and the swimwear didn’t get swallowed by the environment surrounding them.


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Shop the Opal Interlace Monokini

And that’s a wrap! We had such a blast working with this team on our latest Mind Bali soul shoot. We can’t wait for you to see the final product. Keep your eyes pealed for the drop of these bae-utiful photos.


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Special thanks to Lili Claspe for the beautiful jewelry and Arielle Skye for the BTS shots. Lili Claspe jewelry coming soon to online and limited stores.


We’re Saying Aloha to CU Boulder

We’re packing our bags full of bikinis and heading east to the Rocky Mountains for our first pop up shop at The University of Colorado Boulder! We will be hosting a shopping event at the Pi Beta Phi sorority house next week for a day filled with killer ‘kini discounts, a campus rep search, a DIY  and tons of free SL swag.

When | Tuesday, 4/26

Time | 2pm – 8pm

Where | Pi Beta Phi, 890 11th St. Boulder, CO


See all you CU Boulder babes there!


Surfing Magazine Swimsuit Issue 2016

If you are a bikini brand, there are two major swim launches you look forward to every year. The first is the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch. The second, and equally exciting, is Surfing Magazine’s annual Swimsuit Issue. We were lucky enough to have our Resort 2016 collection, Mind Bali Soul, featured in the publication this year. We want to share with you the merbabe magic that happened behind the camera with these tropic photo treasures.


Scarlett Leithold in the Onyx and Serpent Cross Back Monokini


Anna Herrin in the Bali Hai and Shell Interlace One Piece


Scarlett Leithold in the Onyx and Serpent Cross Back Monokini


Anna Herrin in the Bali Hai and Shell Interlace One Piece

We aren’t all lucky enough to be flown around the world to take stunning photos and rock beautiful bikinis, but we can all appreciate the photos that come after. And who knows, maybe one day this will be you! Until then, dress like a swim model and shop the latest from our stores at

Special thanks to photographer France Duque & Surfing Magazine

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Mind Bali Soul: Part II Release

Last month we released our much anticipated Resort 2016 collection, Mind Bali Soul, which made it’s debut at Miami Swim Week 2015. We were swimming with excitement when the line finally dropped! It’s one of our best to date and has been flying off the racks of our stores. We knew the collection was going to be one to remember, so we decided there was only one way to make Mind Bali Soul even more of a success. A second drop with three new styles and a restock of all previously released looks, happening this Saturday, 4/16!


You may have seen a sneak peak at one of our runway shows or our recent email blast 🙂 We want to officially introduce you to the three new styles that will be joining the Mind Bali Soul family this weekend. The first is our Cut Out Wrap, the perfect look for all you jet setters and tropical travelers. With a unique twisting wrap top and higher cut cheeky bottoms, all the mermen will be turning their heads when you rep this little number.


Chakra Cut Out Wrap

The second style releasing this weekend is our Crop Hipster, a beach babe certified crop top with fuller coverage bottoms. Imagine yourself drinking poolside in this killer number.


Lush Crop Hipster

Saving  the most exciting for last, our third style to drop this weekend is the Interlace Monokini, featuring a beautiful lattice back and low cut neckline . Your new go – to for any bikini clad soiree!

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Blossom Interlace Monokini

Grab your piggy banks and  make sure to snag one of these killer new styles and all our Mind Bali Soul restocks tomorrow! Visit to shop 4/16 .


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.

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.
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.
It was beyond delicious! We quickly piled our plates – between bites we were catching up, enjoying each others company to the fullest.


 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.

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.
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.


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


Last month we had a fashion show and release party to feature our new Mind Bali Soul collection at Buho Cantina y Cocina in Waikiki. Our babes showed off a sneak peek on what’s to come this month for the part 2 release of our most loved collection yet. 


The gorgeous Cait & Shannon Barker, SoCal influencers and models hosted the beautiful night with featured music by DJ Godiva.





Our models rocked jewelry by designer Luv AJ on the runway and were embellished with a Bali inspired train of flowers by Passion Roots


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There was a specialty cocktail menu for guests to sip on (Bikini Martini, please?) and free nail wrap stations for guests to do throughout the night featuring our Mind Bail Soul nail art.




 We danced all night and made some serious waves on the runway. We wish you were there!



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The Soul Interlace Monokini, now available for pre order


Photos by Brandon Smith

Video by Makoto Kuchimira

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Special thanks to:

Cait & Shannon Barker | Buho Cantina y Cocina |  DJ GodivaPassion Roots  | Luv Aj

Samantha Feyen & team | MUA Jasmine Mullins

And just a little behind the scenes fun:


It’s all in the details!

bsmithphotos-7Hair goals anyone? our Bali inspired flower train came to life, thanks to Passion Roots!