Exploring Raja Ampat in NATIVA

San Lorenzo was lucky enough to collaborate with model Mai Claire (also known as @theislandfox) & photographer Kailani Jabour (@kailani_jabour) on their trip to the beautiful Indonesian islands of Raja Ampat.

Mai wears the Mid-Rise Loop Bandeau set in ‘Pink Gem’ reversed to ‘Tropical’
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Although the photos may look like a beautiful dream, getting there was a true mission Mai tells us.

Here Mai is wearing the Smocked Thong Belt set in ‘Canyon’ reversed to ‘Cascade’
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Q: How was the journey getting to Raja Ampat?

A: It was easily one of the most extreme adventures I’ve ever been on – we arrived at night in the pitch black with only the stars to guide us!

Mai is rocking the Racerback Cross One Piece in ‘Emerald’ reversed to ‘Amazonia’
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Q: You shot in so many beautiful spots! How did you travel around while you were there?

A: We Kayaked! The beautiful islands you see in the photos are close enough together to paddle from one to the other – it was risky though! We had all our gear and belongings with us and were always mindful we could tip over!

Mai wears the Braided Off Shoulder Brief set in ‘Cleopatra’
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Q: What was your favorite thing about your time there?

A: All the unique animals we saw, the gorgeous places we hiked, the people we met, and the universal language we all seemed to speak.

Here Mai is wearing the Corset Bandeau One Piece in ‘Onyx”
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Check out their whole adventure here!

Meet NATIVA – our 2020 Resort Collection

You asked – we’re answering!

Q: What is different about this collection?

N A T I V A is a representation of the original San Lorenzo Bikinis Brazilian roots.  We originated in South America, and the Amazon rainforest is one of our first inspirations in building the collection. We wanted to bring these true origins to light by giving you new, bold and wild colors and prints, including animal and exotic floral prints. 

Each bikini is hand-made in Peru, all reversible, and all styles are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. 

Q: What is the idea behind the shoot?

We wanted to find a location that was very tropical, and included lots of different color palates to bring out the vivid prints and solids from this collection.  

After a lot of scouting and research, we found the perfect spot in Hollywood Hills.  This home features a tropical garden, unique nooks and finishes, and an overall perfect vibe that matched the mood we wanted. 

To find this perfect tropical oasis in city was a dream come true. 

Q: Who did you work with on the shoot?

Juliana Herz, our model, was the perfect fit.  Her look is exotic and her personality vivacious, captivating our ideal tropical look and the vibes we wanted. 

The shoot was captured by photographer Benjamin Smith, and videographer Charles Guinto.

Stylist Kailtyn Bone did an amazing job accessorizing and, and hair and makeup was done by Jill Collwell.

Q: Will the prices & quality remain the same?

Yes! Our Nativa collection fabrics will be the same as the buttery-soft, silky lycra fabric you are familiar with from previous Resort collections –  at the most affordable prices we’ve ever offered!

Prices will be between $65 and $75 a piece, and less than $150 for a one piece. 

We are very meticulous with our design process and fabric sourcing, and this collection is sure to be like anything you’ve ever seen before. 

Q: Where can I purchase this collection?

The collection is available exclusively on sanlorenzohawaii.com 

Oahu – Ala Moana Center, Haleiwa, Kailua, Ka Makana Ali’i
Maui – Paia

Newport Beach
Manhattan Beach

Q: Will any of the #SLNativa styles be available in extended sizing? 

Yes.  For this collection, we wanted to add an additional size – XL! The size run for #SLNativa is XS – XL, and includes multiple coverage options from our classic thong belt, to high waist options. 

Our goal in the future is to have this size run available in all collections and capsule collections.