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Boo! BTS of our Kids Virtual Halloween Art Class

Step behind the scenes of our virtual Halloween art class for kids!

To celebrate Halloween, we invited our sneaker designer Jannie Denney, to lead a virtual art class for kids. Our young invitees were able to design their own Blowfish Malibu Kids sneakers!

Before the event, everyone was sent a pair of sneakers, fabric markers, as well as loads of candy and Halloween goodies. Costumes were encouraged, of course! This was such a fun way to celebrate Halloween safely, while also letting the little ones be creative.

Check out the class here and feel free to color on your own sneakers at home!

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White Shoes You Can Wear After Labor Day!

Who said you can’t wear white shoes after Labor Day? 

Blowfish Malibu is obsessed with white shoes, in case you haven’t noticed. They add the perfect clean, crisp kick to any outfit. But who made up this rule that we can’t wear white after Labor Day? Well, whatever the source, we’re not playing by the rules. So here are some Blowfish Malibu styles that go with any post-Labor Day look:

PLAY

Be playful this autumn in Blowfish Malibu’s hottest sneaker, Play. Play is a style that is inspired by laid-back California vibes and an easy going attitude. Play features a pre-distressed, unlaced look with an elastic inside for a secure fit, yet they can be easily taken off. In addition, everyone will be able to spot that these are Blowfish Malibu by the signature branded eyelets.

Shop Play HERE!

FRUITCAKE

Your shoe closet just got a little sweeter with the addition of Fruitcake. This high-top sneaker features a pre-distressed upper with top-stitching, terry cloth lining, slip-on entry, decorative laces, and a decorative zipper. Not to mention, Play has an ultra-comfortable super foam insole. So next time you’re wondering what to wear these cuties with, consider pairing them with a denim jacket and your favorite jumper for a California-cool look.

Shop Fruitcake HERE!

FRUIT

Take a bite of Fruit by Blowfish Malibu! This low-rise sneaker features a pre-distressed upper with top-stitching, terry cloth lining, slip-on entry, decorative laces, and a decorative zipper. Pair these ultra-comfy cuties with ripped denim and a cropped sweater for a cool Fall look. Needless to say, you’ll be rocking Fruit all Fall long.

Shop Fruit HERE!

MARLEY

Slide into Blowfish Malibu’s Marley. This sneaker features a canvas upper with an elastic vamp for easy off/on, as well as an upper with distressed edges and contrast stitching. So next time you’re looking for something to wear with your Marley’s, pair them with your favorite black jeans and vintage tee.

Shop Marley HERE!

We’d love to see how you wear white this Fall! Tag us on social @blowfishmalibu for a chance to be featured!

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Blowfish Malibu Style We Can’t Get Enough Of!

New year, fresh looks. Inspiring style brought to you by some of our favorite Blowfish Malibu babes. 

The majority of us use a new year to reflect on the past. Some people may choose to create resolutions and set goals, while others may use this time to simply be inspired.  A new year presents us a clean slate and in turn gives us hope for the future. Out with the old, in with the new, right? These newly set intentions and thoughts weave through various parts of our lives;  from health and wellness, to financial resolutions, travel goals, and style. Because we are fashion-obsessed (duh), this week we’re looking for inspiring, new ways to update our wardrobe for the new year. With every new season, we rely on some of our favorite Blowfish Malibu babes who rock their looks (and their Blowfish Malibu kicks) to encourage fun change.

This means we’re headed to IG to hunt down fresh looks to inspire and revamp our style.

Find inspiration below!

Love Island’s adorable @lauraloucrane is rocking her Ralo boot, available at Office Shoes in Europe. We love how she paired these boots with a leather jacket and vintage tee.

@theangelajones lovessss her Mondo sneakers and wears them while running around Los Angeles any chance she gets. We are totally feeling the camo jacket paired with denim cut-offs. Plus, that high ponytail is killing it.

We don’t think we’ll ever get over the Bungalow sandal (a year-round favorite, if you ask us!), and @lularoeashelymickelson is rocking hers like summer never ended! PS. how amazing is that floral duster!?

@ashleerosehartley is one of the cutest girls on the ‘gram. It’s no surprise we can’t get over how well she styled one of our classic styles: Balla.

We’ve got a massive crush on @jeskenyon and can’t get over how well she styled our beloved Play sneaker. Can we get this outfit for ourselves, ASAP? LOVE the long sweater and sneaker combo.

Comfort + casual + effortless + modern = the perfect look. We love how @jasinez paired her adorable grey slip-on’s with cute denim trousers and an on-trend mustard sweater!

@theclumsytraveler is a great friend to the brand, and she effortlessly rocks our favorite shoes throughout the year. Check her out on the Santa Monica pier in a pair of on-trend neutral booties! They look perfect with her cuffed boyfriend jeans and casual, yet feminine, white tee.

@vanessa_la_blanche is making us feel “50 shades of jealous” with this fresh, winter-approved ensemble. We need grey booties ASAP.

We don’t know what we love more: @jeskenyon in her comfy Play sneakers this season or that yummy latte she’s drinking!

Feeling inspired? Which looks would you rock this year?

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BTS: Spring & Summer 2019 Photo Shoot!

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.

Take a look at our photo shoot behind the scenes below!

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.

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Meet some of our Blowfish Boos

Halloween is here(!) so we’re highlighting some of our favorite Blowfish boos.

Okay, we admit it. We’re a little shooketh that it’s actually Halloween, considering we were JUST dancing at Coachella, right? That being said, as sad as we are that summer is over, we’re pretty obsessed with the Fall styles we’re seeing. Furthermore, we’re extra obsessed with how some of our favorite Instagram boos are styling their Blowfish Malibu kicks.

Check them out below!

Angela Jones – one of our favorite LA gals – is rocking the hell out of her Storz bootie. She seriously makes us want these in every single color.

Ashlee Rose Hartley fully embraced fall in both her outfit and the scenery! Can we be transported there right now, please? Her bootie is San Fran and completely convinces us that Leopard is indeed a neutral these days.

My Wee Buddy is SERIOUSLY rocking the Stood Up bootie in Whiskey. How would you wear these bad boys this fall?

Stephanie Wolfe is rocking Kalvin, a red faux-leather sneaker that you’ll never want to take off this season.

The Clumsy Traveler proves that a good sneaker is an excellent choice year-round by wearing PLAY, one our favorite pair of kicks. No joke, we wear these every day.

Erin Rose Official rocked Campfire, a Buckle exclusive, during her epic road trip through the states this Fall. How perfect are these cuties!?

Joining Erin on the road was Mallory on the Moon, who rocked our favorite bootie of the fall, PAULO, also available exclusive.

Zazusworld may be the cutest thing we’ve ever seen in Sanborn, available for our European friends at Office.

Do you have a favorite pair of Blowfish Malibu shoes that you’ve been wearing non-stop? We’d love to see how you rock them, so tag us on Instagram! And who knows, maybe you’ll be featured in the next highlight reel of our favorite gals!

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Guess Which Sneaker Made Buzzfeed’s Best Fashion Sneakers List on Amazon

One of our all-time fave sneakers, Play, made Buzzfeed’s Best Fashion Sneakers on Amazon list! So, we’re kinda freaking out. 

Summer is all about sandals, cute polish, and allowing your cute lil footsies some fresh air on those hot days. But there are some days when simply only a sneaker will do. Whether your pedicure got smudged (I hate that during summer months!)  or you just want to run around in something ultra comfortable all day, sneakers are the ultimate go-to.

Giant media house, Buzzfeed, recently released an article titled, “23 Of The Best Fashion Sneakers You Can Get On Amazon” and Blowfish Malibu is included! Siting that the shoes on the list need to be ,”comfortable, but make it fashion,” we’re stoked to see the sneaker, Play, on the list. The article includes customer reviews, including one review of the style Play from Jessica Hall: “These shoes are awesome! They fit great, are true to size, and are probably one of the most comfortable shoes I own. Buy them — they’re so cute!”  Thank you so much, Jessica! All of us at Blowfish Malibu are so happy the sneakers worked out for you!

WE ARE SO THRILLED ABOUT MAKING THE LIST THAT WE JUST HAD TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS WITH ALL OF YOU. WE ARE EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE TO ALL OF YOU, OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS!

While we’ll always be sandal fanatics, the style Play is perfect for every day wear. (Did I mention it comes in kids too?)  It features no laces, but elastic is sewn in for easy on and off. Super comfy and super cute, Play is a Blowfish Malibu staple and bestseller so far this year. They come in a bunch of colors each season, so there is definitely a color to suit every personality.

Stars and Stripes if you’re feeling patriotic!

The light grey color-way goes with, literally, everything! (📷 cred: E Street Denim in Illinois)

Or go the floral route for something pretty and feminine! (📷 cred: Shop K Lover in Montana)

Check out the full BuzzFeed article here.

Style Play can be found at a bunch of retailers; just head to our store locator here to find a store nearest to you!

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Malibu Mondays with Natasha Mira

We have a serious girl crush on our Blowfish Malibu babe of the week, Natasha Mira. 

One thing is for sure. Natasha Mira is one talented girlboss who is constantly on the hustle. Raised in Los Angeles, Natasha spent the better part of the past decade creating content of all sorts, for all sorts. In her limited spare time, she’s a producer, song writer, fashionista and collaborator, partnering with similar creators and producers across Southern California. Oh, and her day job? She’s a Creative Marketing Manager at the legendary entertainment company, Lionsgate. (NBD.) Natasha shapes the creative direction for Lionsgate Premiere’s trailers, key art, and other marketing materials.

We sent her a few pairs of Blowfish Malibu kicks to add to her ever-growing collection. She spent some time running around her favorite spots in California to document her love for the shoes. In her words: “I was able to run all day around Santa Monica Pier, in and out of the sand, and into the ocean and these sandals remained in PRISTINE condition. I couldn’t believe it! I’ve been telling all my friends about how great the brand is.”

Aww, thanks girl! And now, everyone, meet Natasha. You’re about to be as obsessed with her as we are.

How has living in Los Angeles shaped you?

It is definitely a wonderful place to meet like-minded creative people. Studying at USC opened a lot of doors to meeting with filmmakers and creative partners who I still collaborate with today! Although I’ve lived most of my life in California, I would say I have a European soul at heart. My mother, Ilona Europa is Polish, and a singer/songwriter and radio host of her own show Accent On! on LA Talk Radio! Her creative influence has definitely shaped my art, music, and style! (www.ilonaeuropacreative.com)

How would you describe your personal style?

I switch between two extremes! I love tailored, sharp, and structured clothing that has a very polished feel, and then embellish my outfits with strong pieces like a unique blazer or pair of shoes. Ninety percent of my closet is filled with statement shoes and jackets! At the other end of the spectrum, I love whimsical dresses that are effortless and super feminine. It’s fun to play with style and really stand out.

I love how Rachel Zoe plays with fashion. I read an article on her the other day, and she described her style in a few words: “glamorous, timeless, effortless.” I think that sums up the outfits I try to put together for myself as well!

What was the last thing you were obsessed with?

Scones <3

What creative projects have you been working on that you’re excited about? Can you tell us about them?

I’m working on my debut album, CINEPHONIC, which I plan on debuting in the beginning of 2019. CINEPHONIC is truly the embodiment of music I’ve been writing for the past few years. I feel like I’ve been growing and preparing for this moment, and I’m so excited to share my own vision with the world. This is the first project that I’m completely directing. From producing photoshoots and music video shoots, to writing the songs, and to giving notes on the arrangements. I’m touching every aspect of this album.

My first single “Calling Out to Me” was a great introduction to the concept and power behind the word: CINEPHONIC (cinematic/symphonic music), but I think listeners will be surprised that I also have several songs that are more cerebral, subdued, and haunting. The entire album will vary in style and intensity, but they will all have emotive orchestrations with a singer-songwriter melody in common. Check out the video HERE!

I’m working on another music video concept currently with Armand Nour (my cinematographer for Calling Out to Me). I hope to release a few more singles over the coming months to keep everyone up to date on the full album before it debuts! I’m so excited to be working with producers from around the world (Dan Solovitz, Bob Weitz and Ilona Europa– USA, Michael Summ – Germany, Jonasz Wiewior and Patryk Scelina – Poland).

Armand Nour and Jaqui Gaball are also working with me to help shape the photography around my album. They both have very different styles and aesthetics which I love! Working together is really inspiring, and they both were the photographers behind my shoots for Blowfish Malibu! Armand shot me in the yellow sandals and Jaqui shot me in the white Marley sneakers – and I’m so beyond happy with how both shoots came out!

What’s your philosophy on social media and how do you approach it?

I use social media as a way to connect with people around the world, and to make opportunities for myself. I love taking chances and reaching out to brands, talented musicians, and people who inspire me. One of the songs on my album is actually from Patryk Scelina, a composer from Poland who I’ve never actually met. I came across his music online when I was promoting my music video, and fell in love with a song he produced called “Invisible Hero.” Social media provided the platform to reach out to Patryk to collaborate, and I wrote a song to his instrumental. Now “Invisible Hero” will be on my album, and we’re recording in the studio next week. We’ve been able to video chat and discuss the session all through social media, it’s incredible.

Do you have a favorite social media platform?

Instagram and Facebook are my go-tos!

What’s your dream travel destination?

I fell in love with London. My dream would be to live in the U.K. or Poland someday and experience living and working abroad.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Imogen Heap or Lin Manuel Miranda. I think both are creative geniuses and I have so many questions about their creative processes!

What’s your personal motto?

I’d rather be busy than bored!

What are your thoughts on Blowfish Malibu shoes? Do you have a favorite pair?

I’ll be honest. I am obsessed with shoes, but I have a REALLY hard time finding shoes I love that are comfortable. I’ll probably try on 20 pairs of shoes at a store, and none of them fit just right. I was shocked when both Blowfish Malibu’s white Marley sneakers, and the yellow sandals fit me perfectly.

When do you feel best about yourself?

I have a list of goals that I continually add on to with both big and small dreams. Checking things off that list gives me a sense of accomplishment that I’m growing, challenging, and investing in myself.

What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same interests as you?

Don’t compare yourself to anyone. There’s so much talent in the world that it can become overwhelming to some people, but I don’t look at amazing people as competition. I see talented people as an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from their strengths. At the end of the day, if you feel good about what you’re putting out into the universe, I think the world will respond positively to that.

If you weren’t a content creator, what would you be?

I love marketing. When I’m not making content myself, working to promote other artist’s amazing content is what I’m pursuing alongside my own personal dreams.

Fill in the Blank!

I learn the most from: My mother, Ilona Europa!

I can’t live without: GOOD FOOD! I’m a huge foodie!

You can find me shopping at: Zara!!

My astrological sign is: Taurus. I’m 100% a Taurus – but I’m only stubborn if you’re wrong 😉

I’m not scared of: Change.

Most people would say I’m: Loyal.

I’m currently listening to: Imogen Heap, Coldplay, and Woodkid.

My style mantra is: Clothing doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive.

I feel most comfortable in: A long flowy dress.

When I woke up today I felt: Energized! So many creative projects are in the works, it keeps me inspired.

Most people don’t know: I started teaching dance in middle school and taught for 10 years until I graduated college.

I feel the most free when: I’m walking through the streets of Europe, and exploring new places. Nothing is more freeing than feeling like you can go anywhere in the world.

Some quick links to discover more of Natasha’s seriously breathtaking work:

Buy/share/and stream her single, “Calling Out to Me” HERE!

Experience her Instagram and Facebook profiles!

Check out the music video for “Calling Out to Me” HERE!

Spend some time checking out photographer, Jaqui Gaball!

Spend some time checking out photographer, Armand Nour!

Thank you Natasha! We’ll catch up with you soon. 

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