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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 ūüĆą

Aloha Manhattan Beach

We did it! We said Aloha to Manhattan Beach with the opening of our third California store, located at The Point shopping center back in December. ¬†To celebrate our opening we teamed up with¬†The DFM¬†to help us throw an event¬†we’d never forget. Between the delicious¬†cocktails made with VOCO & Manhattan Margarita‘s, the tasty treats provided by Mendocino Farms, the live music by Justin of¬†Cali Conscious and the killer readings from a professional Lipstick Reader, the night was anything but forgettable.

Take a peak as we relive some of our favorite moments from the night!

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Calling all College babes, Campus TAKEOVER Time

Golden skin, shining brilliant hair and that refreshed feeling that embodies us each after an adventurous Summer.  Some of us spent it running around exploring every corner of the world or peeking into untouched areas of our cities, while others of us took the chill-out road to meandering poolside or toes in the sand with a good book (of choice) in hand.

Now you’ve got that newly instilled yearning for learning, feeling the¬†electricity of a new school year, the buzzing of campus madness. What if we told you we could make it even better?¬† Take that back-to-school feeling one step further by bringing San Lorenzo Bikinis to YOUR CAMPUS!

SL¬†wants to bring our team of babes to you — hosting¬†an event for your organization or getting involved with your favorite campus festival! Let us put together a pop-up shop event your fellow student body will thank you for; whether it be at your Sorority house, the quad, or wherever is best for a babe’n good time on your College Campus.

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