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Behind the Scenes: Cali Living

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, Cali Living.

Spring is in the air, ladies, and it smells so sweet in Malibu. For the next couple of months we will be showing you all of the stylish new Spring/Summer shoes on our social media spaces, and we’ll even show you how to style them on our Journal. From laceless sneakers to classic sandals, our newest collection is redesigned in a refreshing and innovative way. But before we do that, we wanted to take you behind the scenes of our latest photo shoot so you can get a glimpse of what goes on behind all of the glitz and glamour.

We shot over the course of two days, at two different locations. The first shoot day was at a stunning mid-century modern beach house in Malibu. Large circular windows provided overwhelming views of the Pacific Ocean which was just a few feet away. Spray from the huge crashing waves below splashed those of us who were on the top story of the multi-level deck! It was awesome. Once we wrapped at the beach house, we made our way to the iconic Malibu Pier. The weather was warm and the sun was shining – it was a perfect day to shoot on the pier. Visiting tourists were eager to know what we were shooting, and even snapped a few sneaky photos themselves.

Day two brought us to Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. This beach has almost four miles of ocean frontage and nearly 300 acres of sand. Not to mention, a bike path that crosses through it, volleyball courts, fire rings and picnic tables. It is one of the most popular beaches in Los Angeles County and an iconic place to shoot. Day two was all about having fun under the sun! We rode around on beach cruisers, scooters, skateboards, and we even used an awesome retro 1984 Volkswagon Vanagon Riviera (which had been built out as an adventure mobile) for some shots. The sweet ride has padded side walls, custom curtains, rotating speakers, a couch that flips down into a bed, and custom built cabinets. Hello dream-mobile! We ended the day with a gorgeous sunset and huge, satisfied smiles.

Have a look at a few candid behind the scenes shots below.

We had a dream team for this year’s Spring/Summer photo shoot! Celeb hair and makeup artist, Suzy, glammed up our two models, Yared and Caitlyn. Melodi Meadows brought her unique Cali style to our shoot as our stylist. Photographers, Derek Wood and Joanna Rentz, created the gorgeous shots that you see on our website and Andrew Garcia captured the vibe in video form! Produced and directed by Blowfish Malibu superstars, Karen and Nikol.