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Q:A WITH SAM BLACKY November 02 2017

Q:A:    

S A M   B L A C K  @samblacky

 

GS:  FAVORITE COLOR?

SB:  "TURQUOISE"

GS:  WHATS YOUR FAVORITE BIKINI TREND? 

SB:  "TINY, TINY SIZING & SHAPES"

GS: AND WHATS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?

SB:  "THE 10,000 DIF STRAPS LIKE WHO WUD TAN IN THAT?!"

GS:  WHATS ONE THING YOU WOULD WANT YOUR FANS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT THEY MIGHT NOT ALREADY KNOW?

SB: "I'M INSANELY SENSITIVE & EMPATHETIC"

GS:  IS THERE A BACK STORY TO YOUR HASHTAG #ROCKWHATCHUGOT?

SB:  "ME- BEING FLAT AND SKINNY MY ENTIRE LIFE..MADE ME EITHER ROCK WHAT I GOT OR BECOME SUPER INSECURE... I CHOSE TO BE HAPPY AND EMBRACE IT."

GS: IF YOU WERE ON NAKED & AFRAID, WHAT WOULD YOUE 1 ITEM BE & WHO WOULD YOU BE STUCK WITH?

SB: "ONE ITEM-tanning oil...ONE PERSON-my dog"

 

 

SAT 11-11-17  S A M  B L A C K Y  MEET + GREET 4PM 

WE'LL BE SIPPIN' ON TALL BOY ROSÈ PROVIDED BY ALLOY WINE WORKS

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GUEST JEWELRY DESIGNER:

KATHY FROM  K KELEHAN

Born in the City. Inspired by Nature. 
Combining a strong, minimalist aesthetic with unique details and patterns found in nature, 
K KELEHAN jewelry embodies simple impact where the forms speak for themselves. 
Crafted in sterling silver, gold vermeil, bronze, and leather with precious gemstone accents.
Purchases of K KELEHAN jewelry support organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation, 
animal welfare, and our environment. Made in Los Angeles.

 


Tropical Street Style by: Casey Evans September 28 2017

"Tropical Street Style" 

....At least that's what I like to call it.  What I really mean is my swimwear collection has outragiously out numbered any other drawer in my closet so I've been forced to incorporate bikinis with every outfit.  I started investing in tops that can be worn as a bra for layering purposes.  You know those "flowy" bohemian tops with the low cut sides, perfect for wearing a cute printed bikini top.  The Aqua tie back bra top is my favorite! 
I do most of my errands in the morning and reward myself with an afternoon beach session right after so it's much easier to wear a bikini bottom under my clothes.  I love the comfort of the brief bottom, it fits just like my favorite pair of undies yet cheeky enough for a good tan at the beach.  
This year instead of buying the same two-piece bikini I've been trying to venture out into new swimwear trends, like one pieces and high waist bottoms.  Not going to lie, at first I felt pretty awkward wearing anything above my belly button but it's actually a really flattering style.  The retro short bottoms come up high enough to cinch in my waste and and sucks in my food belly.  Instead of wearing a cover up over the bikini I recommend throwing on a loose sweater or graphic tee and tucking it in the front.  The bottoms work like a pair of mini high waisted shorts.  
Also, I when I find a brand that I love....that's it! I usually will not stop until I have every print/style my hearts set on.  What's really fun is mixing n' matching pieces from the same collection or brand.  It's my secret hack for looking "effortless" like I just grabbed whatever out of my bikini drawer.  Wearing the two together gives it a matching feel, without the look of being too put together. 
So you can say that the pace of my growing swimwear collection isn't slowing down any time soon.  That being said, a part of me feels semi-responsible to make a conscious effort to purchase fabrics and pieces that are more eco-fiendly and recycled. Thankfully Greenleeswim makes it much more guilt free to shop.  If I can't fight the urge to splurge, might as well make if an up-cycle purchase worth while!

 SHOP THESE LOOKS>>

Check out more on instagram @itscaseyevans


HELLO L.A., WE LIKE YOUR STYLE! September 21 2017

HELLO L.A., WE LIKE YOUR STYLE! 

What have we been up to?   Hmmm...  Well, we have officially opened our first Showroom in Los Angeles and we are opening it up to the public.. thats right.. all of you!

The Showroom is a great way to get to know all of our customers and fans alike, wholesale, press, and retail.  

For all of our press and wholesale customers, you'll have a place to come and hang out and sip Rosé while viewing our new collections. 

For our retail customers and fans, you'll have a place to come by and try on our current collections, plus shop some of our favorite things in our Pop-in Shop.

Available in-store only we'll be stocking Sonix sunnies + cases, MAME Soy Candles, BAGGU, Samira 13 Jewelry, and many other baubles + gifts. 

Our friends at Field Recordings Vineyard have got our cooler stocked so there will be plenty of Rosé for all day and all night...

During the Holiday's we'll be featuring different local L.A. designers for Guest Trunk Show Events and Appearances.... interested in a Bikini Bachelorette Shopping Experience for that Destination Wedding?  We can help with that too... get the Shop all to yourselves with exclusive Bachalorette discounts and champagne included.  

Stop by and say "hi", Check-in, and kick off those flip flops.....

Oh, hey..we like your style!  

 

Wholesale Hours are by appointment M-SUN email sales@greenleeswim.com for an Appointment.  Pop-in Shop hours may vary W-SAT, so feel free to email in advance for weekly shopping hours, shop@greenleeswim.com.


ALOHA BIKINI BABES August 15 2016

GREENLEE is headed to Maui!   

Join us for an Exclusive Pop Up Shop event at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.  This Friday, August 19th from 10am-6pm.  

 

We would love to recommend some of our favorite Island Spots and Activities.  

STAY:   The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is the place for the young, hip and eco-conscious.  Enjoy the exquisitely curated decor whilst sipping Mai Tais.  

 

EAT & DRINK:  Monkeypod Kitchen

The Craft Cocktails are to die for... we highly recommend the Monkeypod Mai Tai with honey-lilkoi foam and the Wood Fired hand-tossed Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza.  YUM!  

All Local ingredients from local Hawaiin Farmers too!  It doesn't get better than this. 

TO DO: 

Hit the Spa of course!  Unless you are ready for an Adventure... then we definitely recommend a Snorkel Expedition to the Molokini Crator.   

Don't forget to SHOP!   

Check out this local Fave Boutique:  DRIFTWOOD MAUI 

Mahalo & Safe Travels!  

XO 


MIAMI + FLAMINGO GOALS July 07 2016

As Miami Swimweek approaches it's got us thinking of crystal clear water, white sand beaches and pink flamingos.  

We would like to take a quick minute and introduce you to our new favorite coffee table book & places to check out while in South Beach. 

First off, I know you have seen some of Photographer Gray Malin's work floating about in the insta-verse...if not.. I would like to introduce you to our new favorite book & New York Times Best Seller 'BEACHES' by Gray Malin.  His work is absolutely amazing and no doubt a pop culture phenomenon.  We are loving his latest collaboration with our Floating Swan friends at FUNBOY.  

    

Get 'BEACHES' and find out more about his work & collaborations here

Now, I really need to talk about Miami & the places that need to be seen, dined & drank!  

STAY:  1 Hotel South Beach

We are singing their praises! Not only is it the most beautifully designed and curated hotel on the planet... they're number 1 goal is sustainability and a smaller footprint.  

An amazing Story, Design, and Mission. 

  

SPA: The Standard Spa Miami

Just Book that Deep Tissue... you know you deserve it!  

SHOP: The Webster

Need we say more?  Just pay The Webster a visit and you'll see....

DINE: 27 Restaurant at The Freehand Miami

May we suggest the Yogurt Tahini Massaged Kale while you enjoy their perfectly curated spaces...   then have a drink at The Broken Shaker.. please order a round of  Mango Caipirinhas!

  

LATE NIGHT:  Ummm...  being from LaLaLand.. we know street tacos!     You HAVE to, no exceptions, pay TAQUIZA a visit.   Homemade Blue Masa Corn Tortillas... done and done.  

Once you've recovered from the food coma..don't forget the main event!   

Drop by and see us at the COAST Show  Booth 706 at the brand new Frank Gehry New World Center.  July 18th & 19th we will be debuting our new Resort-Spring 2017 Collection that features  Influencer, mega-babe, and the nicest person ever, Rocky Barnes.  

Register for the Show here

Frank Gehry's New World Center South Beach

 

Cheers & Safe Travels!   We'll be seeing you in Miami!  XOXO

 

 


RESTING BEACH FACE June 20 2016

It's Summer Solstice Mermaids & it is definitely heating up in LaLaLand! 

We have launched our Summer Market to display some of our favorite Trends from some of our favorite Friends in the industry.

First up is a local fave!  Our dear friend Alexis from Alexis Jewelry, who has caught the eye of local celebs like Annabeth Gish, Sarah Grafferty, Rachel Roy, and Sports Illustrated Model Genevieve Morton.   And guess what?! Thats right some of Alexis's pieces like her iconic "LALALAND" necklace & Anchor Outline Necklace are available in our Summer Market!  

Every Mermaid loves candles... am I right?   We have teamed up with MAME Soy Candles to bring you 3 exclusive Greenlee Swim Scents every ocean loving Gal needs in her beach tent.   Scents of Suntan Oil & Seasalt, Coconut Lavender, & Blood Orange Grapefruit are all available in the Summer Market.  These bohemian fave candle's are all small batch, hand poured, organic soy and made locally in Scottsdale, AZ.  Get one with our exclusive favorite quote of the day "He held her like a seashell and listened to her Heart" -unknown but hands down the sweetest quote ever.

It's time to show some Team Spirit!  Get your Pom Pom's out Mermaids & head to the pool.  Don't forget to include your recycled plastic clutch or tote from OTTO Pom.  Hand pom-ed in Los Angeles, these cute & quirky bags are right on trend & for sure to turn some heads.

Joining the Market-Party soon is our new favorite round towel out of Santa Barbara with of course... Banana Leaves & Fringe!   We gotta support the locals and these green and white leafy towels by Kind & Good make it super easy to beach-it like a local.

Thats it for now!  Shop these local faves in our Summer Market & Stay tuned for more posts coming soon!  

XOXO


EARTH DAY EVERY DAY April 30 2016

EARTH DAY EVERY DAY!

That's right!  Earth Month may be over but let's not forget that every day is Earth Day! 

We have teamed up again with The Rainforest Partnership by offering a 10% dedication of all online sales of our Green Leaf High Neck Halter & New City Brief to this amazing Organization.

Here's a quick link to our Charity Shop so you can check it out! 

SHOP RAINFOREST PARTNERSHIP

A very special Thanks and Shout Out to Super Babe and Festival Fashion "It-Girl"

Rocky Barnes for sporting our Rainforest Partnership High Neck Halter, poolside at the Coachella Music Festival.  



And don't you worry.. our new 2016 prints are made from 83% recycled water bottles!  That's 1% more than last season and even better... even more plastic out of our oceans and landfills.   Woohoo!  

Remember, everyday, each and everyone of us can make a decision to help keep our planet a healthier one.  

Ps- Shop all Greenlee Swimwear now at Diane's Beachwear Online & receive a free Greenlee Swim Tote Bag while supplies last.  YAY! 

Xx


WE HEART PALM SPRINGS! March 28 2016

As Festival Season is approaching, we have a few things we would like to share with you.  

First off, we are very excited to have teamed up with a few amazing brands to bring you a fully loaded Coachella Care Pack Giveaway on Instagram that is sure to get you ready to head to the Desert.  

One lucky instagrammer will win a free Greenlee Bikini, the Festival Dress from Astars Womens, a Dylan Fedora from Yellow 108, and a case of our personal favorite, Caliwater.

Head on over to our instagram profile to enter!  

Winner announced on instagram April 7th!

Continuing on with the Palm Springs love, here are just a few of our favorite places that we think you should most definitely check out!  

 

STAY:  We absolutely love the Sparrows Lodge, imagine a modern twist on a log cabin with some old school Hollywood history of it's own.  We highly recommend this desert oasis for a lovely stay.  

 

PLAY:  One of our personal favorite's for the perfect pool day is The Ace Hotel and Swim Club. We can never stay too long and will be forever grateful for the first introduction to Cactus Water.  Yep, that's right, we first discovered our love for Caliwater at The Ace Palm Springs.

  

EAT:  We highly recommend the Baby Market Beets & Shaved Brussels Sprouts at Workshop Kitchen + Bar and the modern rustic decor creates the perfect atmosphere for cocktails with the Girl Gang.

In need of late night diner food? Drop into  Kings Highway at The Ace, of course.

On your way back to LaLaLand, don't forget to stop for breakfast at Cheeky's.

One last thing...   Don't forget your Bikini!  

But if you did... you can shop your favorite GREENLEE styles at Diane's Beachwear in El Paseo

Well that's it for now!   Wear your sunscreen, drink lots of Cactus Water & Enjoy the Music.  

XOXO


GREENLEE SWIM x BIKINI SLAYER February 11 2016

We are super excited about this!  

This is our first Blogger Collaboration and we couldn't have picked a more beautiful person than our Dear Friend Nicole aka Bikini Slayer.

It all started 3 years ago when we first met at Miami Swimweek and have been Besties ever since.  Which leads us to announce this exciting print collaboration with the Bikini Slayer Blog! 

Imagine an Amazing Tropical Oasis, with Exotic Flowers, Cascading Banana Leaves, and of course, something WILD...  Enter Jungle Slayer.

The exclusive Jungle Slayer print can be purchased online only at the Bikini Slayer Store in these iconic Greenlee Swim favorites:  

Tie Back Bra Top 

Skimpi Scoop Halter 

Euro Short 

and of course, the Bikini Slayer's favorite Side Tie Cheeky Bottom. 

And don't you worry.. the new Jungle Slayer Bikini's are as green as ever!  We can proudly say these hot little kini's are made from 83% recycled water bottles.  That's 1% more recycled content than last year. Yay! 

Swing on over to the Bikini Slayer Shop and check it out!  These babies will go fast! 

XO

 As seen on Naila! @naila


RAINFOREST PARTNERSHIP + GREENLEE SWIM July 21 2015

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Rainforest Partnership! 10% of all Vintage Havana print tops and bottoms purchased through our online shop will be donated to Rainforest Partnership through December 2015.

Rainforest Partnership is an amazing organization that works directly with forest communities to develop and market products made from materials only found in the rainforest.  Sales of these goods gives residents a financial stake in protecting their forests.

Check them out here http://www.rainforestpartnership.org and look out for Greenlee Swim gift cards at the "Amazon Wave" pool party at the "W" Residences in Austin, Texas this Sunday, July 26th! Main sponsors for the event include our friends at FLASH TATTOOS, FUNBOY and STILL & SEA.

Get tickets to this awesome event here...

AMAZON WAVE TICKETS

XO

 

 


GREENLEE SWIM x PINEAPPLE ICE July 15 2015

Aloha!

GREENLEE Swim has some exciting news! We recently partnered with Lindsey Higa, the creator and genius behind Pineapple Ice, for a two-part blog feature. In the post, Lindsey says that GREENLEE Swim is her go-to, cute yet functional cheeky bikini.

 

Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Lindsey is a stylist, yogi, blogger, and foodie with a great eye for the cutting-edge. Her blog, Pineapple Ice, showcases her personal style, love for beach, travel adventures, and DIY collaborations. Shot by Desmond Centro and Matt Bruening, the two-part blog post also features Ray-Ban sunnies and jewelry by A.Wattz Dezigns, B. D'Angelo and BYCHARI. To see more, check out the "Style" section of Lindsey's blog!

Make sure to follow Lindsey and her blog for some of the best personal style inspo out there. Right now, Lindsey's readers get to exclusively enjoy a 20% discount on our shop page with the code PICE20.

Mahalo!

XO


A RECAP, WATER, WINE AND FLAMINGOS! July 09 2015

 

Welcome to the Greenlee Swim blog!  It's been a few years in the making but hey, we've been busy spreading the word about our LRB's :) We hope you check back often as we'll be updating the blog weekly with news, updates, tips and introductions to some of the people, products and places we love.

First up is a recap of our pop up event in Ojai at the Capri Hotel on Sunday June 28 . This event kicked off the first of what we're hoping to make a yearly occurrence.  Christopher and the staff at the Capri were great and everyone had a great time.  The weather was perfect for lounging poolside in your LRB® (little recycled bikini) and the Wild Stallions played an incredible DJ set.

Our partners for the event were CALIWATER prickly pear cactus water, FUN BOY luxury floats and FICTION wine from Field Recordings provided the wine for the after party at The Deer Lodge.

We can't say enough about CaliWater.  We've been drinking it ever since we found it at our local Gelson's. It's refreshing, delicious and all natural and Matt the owner is one of the nicest people on the planet. You can find them at Whole Foods, Gelson's and all of the Ace Hotels and if you can't find them there you can order through Amazon.

Fun Boy floats are the coolest pool floats in the world and not only that, they are also helping bring clean water to those who need it through their partner charity RainCatcher.  We were ecstatic when they decided to be a part of this event and the floats were a huge hit!

Fiction wine is amazing and the great part about it is that it comes in a 22 ounce can.  That's right a can!  It's really good wine by a great wine producer, Field Recordings who make a variety of sustainable wines. The red is delicious and the white and rose versions are perfect for drinking poolside and at the beach. We may have had one to many at the after party though :) Many thanks to our favorite winemaker and all around great guy, Andrew Jones for providing the wine!

That's it for now. Stay tuned for more to come!

XO