Check this out, we currently have an online exclusive with Urban Outfitters. The jumpsuit has mesh cut outs on the shoulders, an elastic waist, and is cropped right above the ankle. The fabric is super soft and silky. And it’s proudly made in Brooklyn, NY. The perfect holiday gift for that Natty Paint lover.
Triangles are our favorite shape, so what hotel choice could be better for us that the Luxor, a pyramid shaped hotel??
We got to do a little bit of sight seeing before we set up our booth. We thought the fake sky ceiling at The Venetian was so cool!
And then it was time to start working…
Check out these Valentines we gave out at the trade show to get attendees to stop by our booth. The photos were taken by Ely Kay and the cards were designed by Super Rad Design. Which one’s your favorite?
We also got to step away from our booth for a moment to check out Sourcing at Magic, a trade show with factories and companies showcasing their technologies and capabilities for apparel companies.
And then we got to do very Vegasy things before heading back to Brooklyn:
Here’s a preview of some pieces from our latest collection: Psychedelic Beach S/S ’12
You can also check out our SS’12 lookbook on our website and become a fan of our facebook page to receive the latest updates about the line. We’ll have photos of the line from our beach photo shoot in a month or so.
All our SS’12 prints were designed and custom printed for the collection. What’s a spring and summer collection without vibrant floral prints? Pair our floral tops with our cool color blocked blue shorts or with this spotted purple high waisted skirt and you got yourself a dynamic mix-and-match splash look. All silhouettes are available in other prints as well.
If colors aren’t your thing, don’t worry! This sheer button down shirt with gray hexagons legging and our seagull romper will make you look chic and edgy without losing the summery feeling! They can be worn from day to night, from the city to the beach, if you feel like taking a long walk. And while you’re at it, you can mix it up with our sheer tank top and seagull shorts (shown below) if you feel like showing off more of your sun kissed skin.
The presidental election is in Nov 2012! Put your stars and stripes gears on this summer to show off your USA pride! And what’s a better way to cheer on the candidates than to wear our USA inspired prints? These outfits will take you right from a rally to the voting booth and then a party or two after that. We have many U.S. prints to choose from that are perfect for the election, July 4th, or even for everyday wear. You can’t go wrong with some fun stripes and stars to pair with other pieces in your wardrobe.
Our bold kaleidoscope print appears on many different silhouettes in our SS’12 line: silk tanks, t-shirts, and dresses.
And don’t forget the palazzo pants! Comfortable yet chic at the same time. Perfect for an afternoon stroll in the park, the beach, the museum, or around the city. Add a statement belt to accentuate high-waist, a pair of evening shoes, some bold metallic jewelry, and you’re good to go for the evening too.
Thank you to everyone who made our SS’12 collection possible. For those of you who were able to attend we hope you enjoyed our NY fashion week show at The Skyroom.
Here’s a video of the show which also includes a track by Alexander Trust made specifically for our SS’12 Fashion Week Show:
Designing for our Summer 2012 line is underway! Check out our mood board:
It’s going to be bright, geometric, trippy, fun, carefree..and of course NATTY!
We have 2 men’s t-shirts featured in Time Out New York this week!
We decided to spend our spring break this year in Austin for SXSW, a week long festival featuring the hottest, newest, and best in music, film and interactive (aka technology). We had an awesome time meeting up with old friends, making some new ones, and getting our clothing to some musicians! We didn’t get a pass for SXSW official events, but there were so many shows going on, so many people to meet, so many free things to eat and see, we had plenty to do. Just to give you an idea of some of the shows we stumbled across while wandering around Austin: Rooney, Mr. Heavenly, Rye Rye, Foo Fighters, The Strokes…the list keeps going!
We got a proper Texan welcome right after arriving at the airport with some amazing steak!
Our first show we went to was Rye Rye!
The leggings had neon yellow mesh triangles on the sides. (a lot of work making them but sooo worth it!)
And here’s a pic of Rye Rye and me after her set.
Also managed to stumble across Mr. Heavenly, the new band with Michael Cera of Arrested Development and Nick Diamonds of Islands, as well as guys from Man Man and Modest Mouse. Let’s just say the girls were getting rowdy…
Here’s a pic of some Austin BBQ we had to gear up for some more shows! mmm meat…
And for some more hearthrobby goodness, we saw Rooney play an amazing show.
The last full day we were in Austin, we swung by Rachel Ray’s Greenhouse (yes as in foodnetwork…) to hang with our friends from Andrew Charles, Hilfiger’s awesome new line which focuses on branding through musicians. It officially debuts in fall 2011, so stay tuned!
We gave him a shirt after the show and got a pic! He’s hiding but it’s him!
And in our most ambitious product placement schemes ever, we saw The Strokes play at Ladybird Lake Shore Stage in front of 30,000 people. I arrived super early for the show, made sure to be towards the front, and kept pushing through till I was at the front and center. Didn’t get shirts to The Strokes though because of a 10 ft gap between the crowd and stage, crazy crowd, and overzealous security. But we ended up RUNNING INTO TWO OF THEM, FABRIZIO AND NIKOLAI, LEAVING A BAR at 2 in the morning that same night!!! SUCCESS! Fabrizio was fighting with his girlfriend Binky (I liked him better with Drew!) but I gave Nikolai Fraiture the bassist a shirt! We didn’t manage to get a pic though, hopefully one turns up soon!
Our final meal of the trip before we went to the airport-Elevation Burger, the In n’Out esque chain of Austin!
Remember that video of Rye Rye wearing NP leggings we posted in November?
Well this happened:
Rye Rye’s mixtape was featured on Rolling Stone’s site, with a pic of her in our Molecula Silver & Sky leggings from our Spring 2010 line.
If you haven’t downloaded her mixtape yet, do it now!! Her album is coming out this month. You will SHAKE IT TO THE GROUND…AND BRING IT BACK UP!
Rye Rye also sported some NP during her performance at Art Basel in Miami this past December.
And…here’s a pic of Rye Rye & me during one of her shows in Brooklyn:
We’re currently working on an outfit for her to wear at Coachella.
I stopped in Spandex World in NYC to check out the fabric options:
There are quite a few…stay tuned!
I saw her with M.I.A. in September at Terminal 5 in NYC and they were insane!
Here’s a close up pic of the leggings from our Summer 2010:
We also gave M.I.A. this pink Acid Bubbles dress.
If you find a pic/video of M.I.A. in it, we’ll give you a free t-shirt from our Summer 2011 line!!
After the Birthed from Within fashion show, my best friend and I hurried over to The Ram’s Head in Baltimore to see La Roux. I’m a huge fan of their music and their fashion sense, and have been so for quite a while now! It was always a dream of mine to be able to give them some NP, and when I found out one of my friends who also modelled for NP was a friend of one of the keyboardists in La Roux, it all came together!
So, after the show, I ended up going backstage and meeting La Roux! Elly and Mickey loved the clothes, and we got some great pics together.
Here’s a pic of Mickey signing an adoring fan’s shoe while wearing a Natty Paint vintage blazer with our dragon design!
And here’s a pic of Elly and me hanging out in the dressing room.
Everyone was very chill and down to earth, which was incredibly refreshing. It’s great to meet people my age doing what they love to do, being successful, and still being down to earth and approachable. I found out afterwards Rye Rye also stopped in to say hi after the show, I must have just missed her!
Since moving to Brooklyn, it’s been difficult to find a routine with a very busy and chaotic schedule-balancing Natty Paint and a part-time MBA all while in a new city with so many exciting things going on. Two things that were constants in my life in Baltimore while Natty Paint was starting up were my diet and exercise:being vegan and Bikram Yoga.
I’ve decided after much deliberation, I don’t want to be vegan anymore. I like having many more food options available and miss things like eggs and greek yogurt. And now I can eat other things! Like goat cheese! The list keeps going… But milk will not happen, EVER. I hate milk.
I have also decided it’s time to pick up Bikram again, as it is the ultimate way to destress, relax, and clear my head. Today was my first day returning to practice Bikram Yoga. Luckily, there’s a studio super close by in Williamsburg! YES!
After getting back from class, I see I’m tagged in new pic on Facebook of a Bikram yoga instructor wearing a Natty Paint custom Bikram Yoga Hampden shirt, standing next to Bikram Choudhury himself! EPIC!
We’re going to work on getting Bikram his very own shirt to wear at teacher training. Bengal tiger strength, bulldog determination!