Inspired by Your Circle of Dreams – ‘Mandala’ 2020

This collection symbolizes the circular energy of a beautiful life, made to enlighten spirits and enhance souls.

13 all-new swimwear styles, with minimal to full-coverage, and reversible/non-reversible swimwear options for you to choose from.  Very limited and delicate, this collection is sure to capture whatever it is you’re looking for. 

Loop Plunge OP in ‘Geo Palms’ Model: Alice Deren
https://sanlorenzohawaii.com/mandala/shop-by-style/loop-plunge-one-piece/

The inspirational journey for this collection begin in Marrakech, the heartbeat of Morocco. We wanted to gain experience from the mixes of Arab-Islamic and European influence. This led to a love affair with the Moroccan geometric and floral design aspects.  

In the 2020 Mandala Collection, you’ll find many of the same Geo and floral design characteristics in our stand-out prints and colors.  

Check out the campaign video with Model Fiona Barron. Get an up-close look at a few of the Mandala prints, styles, and buttery-soft fabrics. Shop separates or mix-and-match! Did you know you can email any of our bikini specialists for personal shopping!? info@sanlorenzohawaii.com.



For The Curves We Love

Mandala has something for everyone – for curves and bodies of all shapes and sizes – we’re so excited to create a set of more moderate, full coverage styles in this collection for all the fashion forward, stylish babes out there.

My trip to Morocco for the Mandala collection

Aloha,
My name is Greta Rose, and I’m a photographer, model, and author living in California. I’ve been working with San Lorenzo for what feels like a lifetime now, and I was so excited when they asked me to travel to Morocco for their newest collection.

Last November I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco to shoot the Mandala collection. Although my trip took place almost a year ago, the memories are fresh in my mind. It’s impossible to forget all the details that made Marrakesh so magical. There’s an aliveness to the streets, and that liveliness has a way of making all of your senses immediately tune into this place.  The smell of the spices, the sound of the call to prayer, all of the bright colors and intricate designs that catch your eye. It’s definitely a place that captures your attention right away, and refuses to let go. 


It’s a place filled with rich culture and diversity. You can see this on full display as you walk through the colorful markets filled with trinkets, spices, rugs, and so many other unique gifts. I definitely came home with my suitcase much fuller than it was when I left. 

The hospitality in Morocco was amazing. Every riad we went to, the staff was so kind and worked so hard to make our trip a great one. I even experienced a Hammam spa service for the first time. A Hamamam is a turkish bath, and is a common treatment in Morocco, that involves steam, exfoliation, and a massage. I left feeling like a whole new person. 

The food is another unique experience in Morocco. I spent one afternoon having tea at the Royal Mansour, who’s menu was designed by a very famous French chef, Yannick Alleno. The food was so beautifully presented and intricate. He paired ingredients together that I possibly would have never tried otherwise, and the setting was very special. I also had the pleasure of trying more local dishes to Morocco such as tajin at Riad Be, and of course, I never stopped sipping mint tea my entire trip. 


I’ve been on multiple campaign trips for San Lorenzo, but this one was the most challenging. One of our primary goals was to be respectful of Morocco and the people’s culture and beliefs. For this reason, we only shot the bikinis in the riads, and that was something completely new for me. I’m so used to shooting at the beach, or outside in general, and it was fun to get creative and find new ways to capture this collection while still being respectful of the place. There’s no doubt that Morocco was the perfect destination for the Mandala collection. With its intricate designs, colors that compliment every skin tone, and the variety of styles that are both modest and sexy, it fit in perfectly there.

A few of my personal favorites from this collection are:

The Smocked Triangle Top and Bottom in Indigo. (It’s a little daring, but stays in place.)

The Cropped Tank Top in Antique and The Soft Kiss Brief (A  perfect match if you’re looking for something a little more modest. You could even pair the top with some cutoff jeans and make an outfit out of it.)
The Crochet Top and Bottom in Mauve. (I love the details of this set, and the purple shade looks so good with a tan.)

Another thing I really love about this collection are the fuller coverage options. San Lorenzo has always been known for it’s more sexy styles, but I’m so happy to see that they’re adding more variety. It’s so important to include multiple styles in each collection that will flatter all body types, and give women the option to choose more modest or full coverage styles if they want to. There’s a lot of times where I reach for a bikini that’s fuller coverage, so I’m happy they included that in the Mandala collection.

I won’t soon forget the feeling of Morocco, and the way it calls on you to open your eyes and be in the moment. There’s so much beauty all around us, there are so many experiences that are just waiting to be had, we just have to be open to them.

xx,

Greta Rose


Sweet Escape – our NEW Ribbed Collection

We are starting the new year off right, with sunshine and tan lines. You’ve been asking and we’re delivering! Ribbed is BACK. This new collection features 8 styles and 7 colors that make you feel as warm as the sun.

For our SL Babes that love support, this collection offers bikinis with removable padding and adjustable straps.

We will also be offering (for the first time ever!!) new accent gold hardware and X-Large sizing! We hope to continue this sizing throughout all new collection releases!

The fabric for this collection is the same ribbed fabric you love – but even softer and stretchier! These ribbed pieces are a must-have for any sweet escape.

Keep Scrolling to check out more sneak peeks – collection releases 01.30.20

Bikini Point

Our original retail store at Pucks Alley in Honolulu has closed as San Lorenzo, and is now… BIKINI POINT!! Bikini Point offers a whole new range of swimwear, devoted to the college age crowd who love bikinis at the most affordable prices. The Bikini Point also carries an array of exclusive clothing labels, not found in any other San Lorenzo Store. We are so excited to re-open as a new concept, with new swim, just for you!

We also want to give the biggest mahalo to the community. This community has helped shape this humble first shop into what became a true foundation for an undeniable bikini culture. The pucks alley store was a raw, young beauty that matured over the years, and became a huge source of inspiration for the brand. We took a chance and shared a passionate idea – This store has been impactful in so many ways.

Check out these throwbacks from when we first opened our store!! We’ve come so far and we’re so happy to have you all along for the ride. Shown in the bottom right corner was our first ever ULTRA popluar SL style, the Thong Belt! It’s made a comeback in our most recent collection NATIVA – click here to shop!

Now check out these pics from the inside of BIKINI POINT today! So much has changed but our mission remains the same – to bring you totally unique, body-loving kini designs! Come check out all we have in store!

Our BIKINI POINT location offers many exclusive bikinis & clothing! We have Bonhomia swim & clothing you won’t find anywhere else! Plus tons of vintage SL sold out in our other locations, and never released samples & prints!

Clothing and kinis galore from our Bonhomia label! With so many to choose from which one would you pick?

While you’re there, check out our hand-painted mural by the ever so talented Kelly Patrick (@kellymfpatrick) – perfect for taking a pic in front of to show off your new kini!

Come visit us real soon! Our merchandise is always changing! BIKINI POINT is located on South King st. next to 711!

Bikini Point 2600 South King St #104 Honolulu, HI 96826

Check out our jungle-themed display windows! Also done by the amazing Kelly Patrick who did our mural!

So many cute outfits to choose from – how cute is this outfit from Gypsy by the Sea? We love a matching set!

Check out this never-released print found at Bikini Point! What treasures will you find?

Lots of stock from our LOLA collection available! Both one pieces and bikinis! Find something for you today!

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’
click here to shop her look.

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’
click here to shop her look.

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’
click here to shop her look.

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’
click here to shop her look.

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”
click here to shop her look.
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 

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

California
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. 

Island Living in Island GLOW

San Lorenzo Bikinis had the amazing opportunity to work with Maui based photographer, Karim Iliya. Karim travels to breath-taking Tonga for 3 months out of each year to capture the humpback whales who migrate there as the weather gets colder.

He was joined by Models Charyse & Brianna who wore bikinis from our newest collection – Island GLOW – click here to shop the collection!

How gorgeous is our NEW Triangle Sport Top & Belt Brief Bottoms in Coconut? Such a fun, sporty cut, perfect for surfing, swimming, and diving! – click here to shop the top & here to shop the bottoms.

Another brand new style from our Island GLOW collection is our Retro Strap top & Retro Short set – shown here in our ‘Mango’ colorway – click here to shop the top & here to shop the bottoms.

Tonga’s calm shallow waters look like something out of a dream!

But it’s the underwater scenes that really blew us away! Can you imagine being this close to one of these majestic animals?

Since Karim has gone out to see the whales so often, (and we’ve only ever seen them from the shore) we understandably had a few questions to ask!

Q: You grew up in the Middle East and Asia, but what brought you to the islands? Why did you begin spending 1/4 of your year shooting whales? Was it a particular experience that drew you to them?

A: My primary work is underwater photography and video with a focus on whales and documenting their lives. To me they are the most interesting subjects to photograph underwater, very rewarding to photograph, and are highly intelligent with dynamic behavior.

Q: What was the overall mood and weather like in Tonga the day you shot San Lorenzo in the water?

A: The weather can vary quite a lot throughout the day when you are on an island in the middle of the ocean! Sunny, cloudy, then stormy – you get the full spectrum.

Q: How did you find the models, and what were they most excited about that day? Did they have any feedback on the bikinis they wore? Were they a little anxious or scared to be around the whales?

A: One of them is my girlfriend, and the other is a friend of ours. Charyse, my girlfriend, has spent over 100 days, and hundreds of hours in the water with the humpbacks so there was no anxiety there. They thought the bikinis were very comfortable!

Q: How many whales did you see that day or was it over 2-3 days?

A: We saw two whales, a mother and her calf. Some days we see more, some days less.

Q: Lastly, what was your favorite shot and part of the day?

A: It’s a shot of Charyse relaxing just beneath the surface (below) the colors were beautiful and the place I enjoy most is being underwater.

& here is the video that Karim and the models got that day! Doesn’t Tonga just look like a dream??

Find out more about Karim in his ‘about’ section of his website

& make sure to check out our collection Island GLOW 🌈

Forever Summer Bag Featuring Mar Azul

Extend your summer with a San Lorenzo Bikinis Forever Summer Bag!

With your San Lorenzo Summer Bag your just a few steps away from your Forever Summer!

Shipped to you from beautiful Hawaii, this Forever Summer Bag will bring you sunshine all year round.

Let our local surfer babes Summer, Mahina (moon) and Nai’a’ (dolphin) introduce you to a never ending summer.

Our #SLBbabes spend a day at Kahala beach enjoying the sun, water, and surf.

Having a picnic on their bikini matching Mar Azul sarong. Protecting their eyes with cute Quay sunglasses and finishing their look with a Mar Azul visor.

    

This year’s Forever Summer Bag will include:

-A Mar Azul bikini or one piece of your choice

-A Mar Azul Sarong

-A Mar Azul Visor

-A pair of Quay sunnies

Shop this deal for only $150, giving you an $80 discount!

All bags will be shipped in a reusable San Lorenzo Tote Bag.

Build your Summer Box online & in stores NOW while supplies last!

See site or in-store associates for details.

& as always, tag us in your summer adventures @sanlorenzo_bikinis for a chance to be featured!

*Summer Boxes are available to purchase in all Oahu San Lorenzo stores. For online orders, Summer Boxes are worldwide available! Use code FOREVERSUMMER at checkout.

Nomad Collection – Resort 2018

NOMAD – RESORT 2018 

The Ribbed Collection 

To start the new year, we wanted to introduce you to something a little different.  This mini collection is our version of the basic staple bikini. Each piece has its own unique San Lorenzo style, while the colors and textures make it timeless and sophisticated.

NOMAD embodies the carefree and relaxed atmosphere for any season.
Explore our classic styles and earthy, bohemian hues of this new collection. All handmade in Peru using our distinctive, silky soft, ribbed fabric. 

Model: Adison Justis

 

 

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