Local girl - by way of Brazil - Sonia De Mello is one of our all time favorites! Her line is so sophisticated... it has the richest colors, the absolute best fabrics, and the most lovely styles. We don't know what we did before So De Mel came along in 2006. De Mello is absolutely swimwear obsessed (she even worked for us in the shop years ago) and it shows. Here's to many more happy years of Brazilian fits, European fabrics, and Southern California style!