Eight European influencers get a taste of Blowfish Malibu’s LA.
Last month, we invited eight influencers from all over Europe to visit us in Los Angeles for a packed week of fabulous activities throughout Southern California. Our itinerary was chock-full of quintessential LA musts like a VIP Universal Studios tour, a day spent in sunny Malibu sipping mimosas, eating fresh food, and posing for photos on the pier. We also showed our fashionable guests one of our favorite places and things to do in Malibu: Malibu Wine Safari. We indulged in delicious wines while mingling with the winery’s best: Stanley, the giraffe. (If you haven’t gone on their wine safari yet, what are you waiting for?!)
We wrapped up our week with a beautiful sail in Marina del Rey, drinking rosé, looking for dolphins, and just simply laughing. It was an incredible way for the entire team at Blowfish Malibu to get to know new European influencers and to also watch them develop strong relationships with each other. A trip across the pond to LA to meet new friends? What is better than that?
Check out some fun behind the scenes videos from this epic week! It was one that we all wish we could re-live over and over again.
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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.