It’s that time of year again: photo shoot season!
Our marketing team spent the beginning of November hard at work prepping to shoot our upcoming styles for Spring/Summer 2019.
One of the days on set, we spent at a beach house on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. We got there just as the day was breaking, and was fortunate enough to see the most beautiful sunrise. We all enjoyed bagels and coffee for breakfast and then got straight to work turning the house into our photo studio for the day!
This shoot was particularly fun, as we got to host a plethora of little ladies on set! Working with kids can be challenging, but these girls were a dream and we all had blast entertaining them in between shots. How cute are they!? (And, I mean, just look at all the adorable mini Blowfish Malibu shoes!)
The details in the house that we shot at were impeccable. Details, like the surfing book pictured below, can really add a lot of specialness to a shot. (The book definitely made it into to images!) And how great is that wooden walkway in the sand (pictured below)? All these little details really help to add to the bigger picture.
We were lucky to work with a super talented photographer again. We’ve been working with Andrew and the team from Matrimony Media for a while now, so whenever we have a shoot, it’s like hanging out with old friends who we don’t get to see very often. There’s lots of goofing around in between outfit changes, but when we need to get to work, we get it done.
Overall, shooting in Malibu is always a great time – as it’s our home! All of us love being on the beach and find any excuse we possibly can to escape to our little paradise along the Pacific Ocean.
A comprehensive and fun list of our favorite shoes you need for the rest of fall.
The girls over here at Blowfish Malibu might be suckers for summer, but we love fall fashion. We want to walk you through some of our favorite Blowfish Malibu styles for fall and break down the perfect way of wearing them. Plus, we promise all of these looks are beach approved.
Wedge booties are having a major moment this fall, and Batik will be the ultimate style for all of your feminine looks. Pair with a long sleeved mini dress, some peekaboo socks, and an oversized hat for a look that’s both flirty and California cool.
Our take on the classic combat boot, Chomper is an adorable look for our tomgirls. Paired with a pair of distressed jeans and a moto jacket (ocean optional), Chomper is a boot that you will keep reaching for as soon as the weather cools down.
The western trend is huge this fall, with cowboy boots taking over the feet of most fashion bloggers on the planet. Vianna is a Blowfish Malibu boot with a western twist — a classic silhouette with some braided detailing that makes these irresistible. Pair with an overall dress and a striped turtleneck for a modern take on this fresh style.
Okay, we have to admit something. We’re obsessed with the Rider boot and it’s easy to see why. The perfect balance of chunky and feminine, Rider will easily go with everything in your closet. Located in California? Throw yours on with a pair of cutoffs and an oversized grandpa cardigan.
If you are looking to opt out of boots this fall, then snag a pair of super cute high-tops instead! Camper, available at Buckle, is an intricate high top that is anything but basic. The two-tone colorway can easily go with any beachside inspired look. We paired ours with classic black skinnies, a grey tee and an oversized denim jacket. (Did someone say Fall uniform?)
San Fran is so not just a city in Northern California anymore. These laser cut booties are the only pair of shoes we’ve been wearing in the office. Paired with a seasonally colored dress and a fitted blazer, this is a pair of shoes that can work just as easily in the evenings as they work in the day. Grab ’em fast!
A classic bootie is a must-have each Fall/Winter and you seriously don’t need to look any further than Sistee. A classic ankle boot with some buckle details, Sistee definitely won’t let you down. Pair with your favorite pair of denim and a black tee, and make sure to remember your LA Dodger’s hat as you run out the door!
Which style is your favorite? Let us know!
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.
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.
There’s nothing like delicious s’mores cooked on an open flame to celebrate fall.
While the rest of the country may look forward to a fall that includes leaves changing color, crisp air, and wood burning stoves, us So Cal girls have our eye on something slightly different. When our season “changes,” we jump at the opportunity to spoil ourselves with fall activities. We finally get to layer up for local hikes. Beanies take the place of straw sun hats on the beach. Evening footwear moves from sandals to booties and dresses are layered with light leather jackets. Backyard fire pits are finally open for the season, beckoning outdoor cocktail parties. The once sun-drenched LA beaches are now littered with friends hovered around bonfires.
Yes, Southern California receives great weather all year round. But fall gifts us with somewhat cooler weather and you better believe we take full advantage of the slight dip in temperature.
There is something extra special about sweets cooked over an open fire. This year we loaded up our cars and headed to Dockweiler State Beach, just north of Manhattan Beach. Dockweiler is one of Southern California’s most sought after beaches, as it is home to almost four miles of ocean frontage and nearly 400 acres of beach. People from all over So Cal rush to Dockweiler to partake in activities, ranging from hang gliding, picnicking, diving, fishing, and surfing to rollerskating and bike riding on the gorgeous beach bike path. This was the perfect spot to welcome fall with a bonfire and delicious s’mores.
Check out our sunset s’more session featuring our favorite Blowfish Malibu fall shoes!
Check out our latest fall styles by clicking here!