Monday, August 17, 2009

Salt To Taste

Your bikini collection has gotten kinda bland. You have a drawer full of faded hibiscus prints and teenage surfwear brands, and it could stand some spicing up.

You know, a little extra seasoning. Like maybe a dash of Salt.

That is, the LA-based Salt Swimwear line by designer Layla Pakzad. Found only in a couple boutiques in the islands, the line is a peppy new flavor of simple-but-sexy one-pieces and bikinis.

Salt’s pieces blend sleek, modern silhouettes with charming, retro-inspired details. Like the Kate and Giselle bandeau tops, which are adorned with playful button accents and keyholes. They're flawless when paired with the Bridgette, a low-slung Brazilian-cut bottom. And there’s the Sienna, the flirty maillot trimmed with girlish ruffles that appears modest from the front but reveals a fully cut out backside that dips way down low.

And they're all available in sweet shades and prints like peach, plum and olive, with or without polka-dots or dainty floral patterns.

Sounds like just the ingredient your ho-hum swimsuit drawer needs.

View the full collection online at . Select styles are available at Guava Shop in Hale‘iwa Town Center, 808.637.9670, and in Paia at the Maui Girl boutique, 12 Baldwin Ave., 808.579.9266.

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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