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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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Feed your Wanderlust: Amber Mozo’s Essentials

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you’ve probably been inspired, enthralled and even emoji heart-eyed by our girl Amber Mozo’s photographs. Her travels are frequent and thank the Sea Goddess Heavens, because our thirst for wanderlust is never fully quenched. We are so lucky to have Amber on our team to document the true SL lifestyle that she lives day-in and day-out.

Since Amber travels so often we asked her to create a packing guide for fellow travel bug inhabitants of the world. This list contains her absolute essentials that she’s learned (the hard way) are necessary for tropical destinations frequented by merbabes like yourself.Amber Mozo's Fiji Packing List (Revised)

Don’t have the time or bank account to plan an exotic escape right now? Well, you’re in luck because Amber is currently in the process of curating a photo-journal of her journeys from lands as far away as Africa to the shores of Greece and hidden lagoons of Thailand. In order to have a piece of visual mysticism on your nightstand, we have to support Amber on this project! Please visit Kickstarter to back what will surely bring you serenity on a busy day, beauty to look forward to in the world, and most importantly a smile on your face. So proud of our babe Amber for always following her dreams and living so passionately while following her dad’s foot steps. She lives to travel the world, spread her good energy and inspire others through her photography. Let’s all help Amber make her dreams and vision a reality! Share this project and pick up a copy of her book by March 31st.