What is it about animal prints, that when you slip it on – makes you feel sexy and confident? Well I can’t answer that, but I can say it’s true!! However, animal prints can be tricky. But when they are done right…they are fantastic. They have been making waves across the bikini world forever…and I am a fan…..although I tend to lean toward prints and styles that are different from the norm. Meaning not your typical printed top and matchy-matchy bottom. I want to feel like a tiger…not necessarily look like one!! Ha!! Enter Solkissed Swimwear! Alejandra Boggiano, owner and designer of this amazing line, has done it right with this one! The subtleness of the straps on this bottom paired with the printed top did it for me! Talk about rooooaaarrr!!
I fell in love with Solkissed Swimwear the moment I first saw the line. I was so impressed with her kinis; prints, ruffles, stripes, straps, fringe and more. All so different from what I have seen. I had to know more, so I had a little Q&A sesh with Alejandra about her collection.
Bikini Slayer: What inspired you to start your line?
Ale: The line is a reflection of the places I have lived. I was born in Peru, grew up in Chile and went to high school and college in California. I have always lived in beach towns where choosing a bikini is so important since you get to wear it a lot. About 4 years ago I moved to New York to study fashion, so the line has a Latin flare, a laid back California feel and definitely some New York sass.
Bikini Slayer: When did you start Solkissed?
Ale: Inca Sirena is our second collection. When I first started the company I started making bikinis in my NYC apartment and selling them on Etsy. Later on, they gained popularity and we began bringing them to stores.
Thanks Alejandra…a little insight on how Solkissed Swimwear was born! I love your bikinis and will be forever a fan!
Solkissed animal print kini available here, and shop Solkissed Swimwear soon on SlayerSurf.com! Also available soon on SlayerSurf.com – all the rad beach bling pictured here by Pura Vida Bracelets / Jemma Sands Jewelry / Rockabella Jewels / Bella Beach Jewels / Kate Davis Jewels!
Life is better in a bikini!