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.
ELECTION DAY OUTFITS
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:
We’re having our first ever Fashion Week Show Sept 13th to debut our SS’12 line “Psychedelic Beach”. All the prints in the line have been drawn, painted, or photographed by hand and digitally altered to be custom printed onto silk, cotton, and jersey. Sources of inspiration include Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain, 1960′s perceptual art, Peter Max, psychedelic light shows, kaleidoscopes, and trips to the beach. Press/buyers inquiries should contact us at email@example.com.
The show is Sept 13th, at The Skyroom. Door at 7 PM, show at 9:30 PM. 21+ only, dress to impress!
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!
Here’s a pic of Rye Rye performing at an event for Fast Company in a custom made NP Outfit! The top features our new triangles design from our Summer 2011 line.
The leggings had neon yellow mesh triangles on the sides. (a lot of work making them but sooo worth it!)
Check out these glowing ice cubes in our free drinks. Score!
And here’s a pic of Rye Rye and me after her set.
Here’s a pic of the leggings while they were being sewn together.
This was an amusing sight we came across while we were chilling in the park. Nothing like exercising with your pets!
This group reminded us a lot of Kraftwerk. They were definitely German and very talented!
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.
Here’s a pic of the lead singer Robert Schwartzman
And here’s a pic of myself with the bassist Brandon Schwartzel after I gave him NP shirts for the whole band. Nothing like some NP!
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 heard Alex Ebert perform with his new group, Alexander. He’s also in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Ima Robot.
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!
This past weekend, I Bolt Bussed it to Baltimore to help my friends in Claire Hux shoot a music video for their new single Grab On. (Soon to be released!) The video was shot by Brian Morrison, who also shot Lazerbitch’sCoquette video. Natty Paint designed and printed some shirts for Lazerbitch a while back, check them out HERE.
The video involves a bunch of girls auditioning for a role, with the members of Claire Hux, Symbol and Daren, picking the talent. I helped style and dress the girls for the shoot, and was in it myself!
I’m not going to give anything else away, but check out the pics from the shoot here!
That’s me! In Natty Paint!
Check out the green screen!
I’ll be sure to post the video on here when it’s done!
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!
On November 3rd, Natty Paint participated in a fashion show in Baltimore with Unparagoned Models Inc. They pulled out all the stops, including having a catwalk and multiple dance routines. It was a great time and everyone looked hot in Natty Paint’s fall/winter 2010 line!
We wanted to spread the word about NP at the show, so we attached stickers and business cards to condoms (courtesy of Johns Hopkins’ Health Center!) and left them on the chairs for the show. It was a hit!
We decided to play Willow’s Whip My Hair for the show.