From sandals to colorful sneakers, summer styles will always have a special place in our hearts. With one week left of summer, we pulled together our favorite influencer content to help wrap up the season.
While we’re excited for all the fall content coming your way, scroll through for the best summer content that’ll make you wish summer stayed a little longer.
Which pair was your favorite this summer?
Get to know Blowfish Malibu’s Kids Footwear Designer, RJ Santiago!
Tell us about your position at Blowfish Malibu.
I am the new Kids Footwear designer at Blowfish Malibu. I was brought in to help build with sneaker design for Women’s, Kids and the 4Earth line.
When did you first become interested in footwear design?
I’ve been fascinated with sneakers since I was 9 years old. After I saw a pair of Jordan 11’s in store. It totally blew my mind!
Before joining the Blowfish Malibu team, I was an assistant designer for a luxury footwear brand that opened my career as a footwear designer. I met and worked with stylists and collaborated with different brands and celebrities.
Well… It started when Marcy (one of our lead designers) replied on my application through a job search site. I had a phone interview and did 2 presentations for the team. After waiting for a month, I got an offer to be part of the Fish Family and without hesitation I took it. I’m blessed and so happy to be here!
I’m excited for 4Earth and the kid’s sneaker line. For 4Earth to be a part of something with a purpose and lead to self-sustaining products is one of my life goals. For the kids’ line, I’m really excited and happy to reconnect with my inner childhood. It’s also a dream come true that I get to have this strong connection and bond with my kids through sneakers, to see the fun, creativity and imagination from their point of view is really something!
Fashion/Footwear is one of the fastest moving industries. I love the trends and the technology behind it. I just love that the evolution of this industry is constant and now its gearing towards to becoming more eco-friendly.
My favorite is to share my love for sneakers through my designs, I can reach out to millions of people. It blows my mind every time I think about it.
The diversity in style, weather, people, and food.
Paige is my favorite so far, aside from it being my first design that would be included in the 4Earth line, I just love the details on the embroidery and panels. FYI my answer will change every season/collection, so I suggest you to follow me, lol.
Aside from being an NBA player maybe Firefighter / Singer
JUST FOR FUN
LA DODGERS! GOOOO DODGERS!
I’m born and raised in the Philippines, growing up in a third world country molded my foundation. Having strong faith and a hard work ethic made a big difference. I have deeper appreciation of everything that I had.
Japan food tour with my family.
When I see people’s faces light up when they see my designs
Nothing is impossible with God – Matthew 19:26
I have my own karaoke mic and song list because I am a frustrated singer.
FILL IN THE BLANK!
I learn the most from EXPERIENCE
I can’t live without MY FAMILY
You can find me shopping at Amazon
My astrological sign is PISCES
I’m scared of goodbyes
The last book I read was …I’ll get back to you on this one lol
Most people would say I SMILE A LOT
I’m currently listening to Harry Styles – Harry’s house album
My style mantra is like if 90’s streetwear, Hipster and athleisure had a baby
I feel most comfortable in hoodies and SNEAKERS!
When I woke up today I felt grateful and blessed.
I feel the best when I leave from Sunday service.
Thank you RJ for answering our questions! We can’t wait to see all of your designs come to life.
Summer is almost over and we can’t wait to cool down with our favorite fall styles.
As we slowly begin the transition to fall, we couldn’t help but get started on our fall favorites list. Every product featured is also apart of our 4Earth Collection, a special line of styles whose uppers are composed of recycled plastic materials. 4Earth by Blowfish Malibu is our ongoing commitment to take a step in the right direction.
Scroll through to find your new favorite fall styles and learn more about our FW22 collection here.
Available in five different colorways, the Forever sneaker include functional laces, a lug sole and an inside zipper for easy on/off wear.
Combat boots are a staple for Fall. Available in two colors, The Athena combat boot features quilted collar detailing at the ankle, an inside zipper and functional laces. We’re obsessed with how casual yet cool this style is.
We’re loving the soft neutral tones for fall and you definitely can’t go wrong with a bootie. Available in three colors, you’re sure to stay cozy in Coy this season.
Which pair would you rock this season? Or are you like us and just need all the different colorways in your closet?
Get to know Blowfish Malibu’s Director of Information Technology, Maha Kolacek!
Tell us about your position at Blowfish Malibu.
I am Director of IT. I oversee all things IT, so anything system related. My goal is to implement changes/updates in processes and systems, where needed, to make everyone’s job a little easier!
When did you first become interested in tech?
Honestly, I fell into it by accident, but has been an adventurous lifelong career. Technology was “the thing” to do during my college years.
I have a lengthy IT background. Before Blowfish, I was at The Honest Company.
I originally replied to a post on LinkedIn and interviewed with Greg Kearns. Our conversation impressed me; I became curious about BF. Although that position was not the right fit, I am happy to say that Greg reached out a few months later to discuss the position I now hold!
I am currently working on the implementation of a 360 Photo Studio. This will greatly improve the quality of images of our products, as well as provide a 360-spin feature for our website/line sheets. In addition, this will eliminate the need to send images out to be retouched which will mean Marketing will have access to the images much sooner. And it will greatly reduce the need for human intervention, which means images will be more consistent.
I love fashion, but it’s hard to keep up. This can help me stay in touch with what’s trending!
The people! Blowfish has amazing people 😊 And, I love seeing our shoes at the stores and pointing them out.
The weather. The diversity. The endless things to do, and places to discover. And all the different food!
I’m still new, so I have yet to figure that out. But I can tell you that I’ve randomly picked up BF shoes on many occasions when shopping. They seem to catch my eye!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t feel like you should just know. Every industry, every company, has its own jargon, its own acronyms. And take notes! You will be glad you did.
JUST FOR FUN
My granddaughters…the 2 cutest babies ever!
Originally, I’m from Egypt! Moving to the MidWest as an 8-year-old was quite the adventure, snow was a fun feature! Till I grew up and came to my senses…lol! But honestly, I loved growing up there and raising my kids there. I moved to LA about 5 years ago. Ironically, we were supposed to move from Egypt to LA, but my dad stopped in Wisconsin to visit his brother and decided to stay in the Chicago area.
I’d love to travel the world!
My dad. And the cast of Friends 😉
When I get a lot done, check things off my to do list! When I have things organized so I don’t feel frazzled.
Be present and enjoy. It really does go by fast!
Most people are surprised that I’m a grandma!
FILL IN THE BLANK!
I learn the most from experiencing/actually doing/participating.
I can’t live without My family
You can find me shopping at Marshalls…I love finding deals!
My astrological sign is Aries.
I’m scared of hmmmm?
The last book I read was: A play “Time Stands Still”
Most people would say I’m: easy to talk to.
Most people don’t know: I’m from Egypt.
My style mantra is look good, but be comfortable 😉.
I feel most comfortable in in my stretchy pants and cute top.
When I woke up today I felt tired.
I feel the best when I don’t have to be anywhere or do anything, and can just spend time with my family.
Thank you Maha for answering our questions!
Is there any other way to celebrate the start of summer than with a brunch party?
Here at Blowfish Malibu we love to throw events! For our Europe division, we thought it would be fun to kick off the summer with a private influencer brunch at Farmacy London. This intimate brunch was a great chance to finally meet and connect in person with influencers we have worked with on social campaigns. It was great to meet everyone over yummy drinks and amazing food! Scroll through to see more BTS from this event and don’t forget to follow @BlowfishMalibu_EU for more of what we’re doing in Europe!
We can’t wait to host our next event!
We’re vegan shoe obsessed!
We know how hard it can be to find vegan shoe options that are still affordable and stylish. Our Vegan collection has been extended to a large number of our products and features components free of any animal products or by-products, including the glue and outsole. We use man made materials and treatments to ensure that all components are animal free, while still maintaining the quality, look and feel of the product so that no detail is spared. Every shoe is this collection is officially registered with the Vegan Society.
As we work towards ensuring all of our products are vegan and registered, scroll through for some of our favorites from the current collection.
Let us know which style you would wear!
We’re seeing stars!
Looking to feel patriotic yet cute this 4th of July? We’ve got you covered with these top picks that are sure to be the STAR of your outfit. Scroll through for our favorite picks for this upcoming holiday weekend.
Let us know which style you’re rocking this 4th of July! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
It’s time for Dodger Baseball!
This month our Culture Club team organized a Blowfish Malibu Dodger Night for employees and their families. Everyone who came out go to enjoy the game plus a credit for food and / or merch. Although the Dodger’s lost, the outing was still super fun and it was the perfect ending to a busy week. We love getting to do fun activities through our Culture Club and we can’t wait for the next one!
Scroll through for some BTS of our night at Dodger Stadium
Is it hot outside or is it just these shoes?
Summer is basically here! Turn up the heat with our hottest picks for the season. Scroll through for a roundup of our favorite styles for Summer and see how influencers are styling them this season as well!
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Let us know which style you’re rocking this summer!
Almost 100 volunteers spent their Saturday morning picking up over 95 pounds of trash from the beach over the course of two hours. Much of this was plastic litter that could have stayed in our marine environment for generations. A majority of the items collected were cigarette butts (800) and plastic food wrappers (113).
Everyone who participated received a pair of shoes from our 4Earth by Blowfish Malibu collection as a thank you.
These events are, hands down, some of our favorites we get to do as a brand. There’s nothing better than getting to meet and see our local community come out and do good for the planet. We love talking to everyone about our 4Earth collection and what we’re doing through our Making Waves Campaign. To date, through the 4Earth project, we have repurposed over 1 million plastic bottles and have donated over $100k to Oceana, an organization that is dedicated to cleaning the world’s oceans! We are so grateful to be able to partner with such amazing organizations and brands that are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible.
Stay tuned for more beach clean ups with Blowfish Malibu in 2022!
Scroll through for some BTS shots from this wonderful event and make sure to check out our Instagram for more highlights.
We hope to see you at the next one!