On Saturday, May 8th Nautica hosted it’s 3rd Annual Nautica Oceana Beach House Party in Santa Monica, CA .
Celebrity hosts Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) and Reid Scott (Veep) kicked off the Nautica Beach Party at Marion Davies Guest House. The event benefited Oceana, the largest international organization focused on solely protecting ocean conservation. Party guests included Harry Shum Jr., Kevin McHale, Becca Tobin, and Amber Riley from Glee. Sam Trammell and his True Blood co-star Kristin Bauer van Straten boogied with Katy Perry’s #LeftShark along with Keo Motsepe from Dancing With The Stars. Musical guest Max Schneider wooed the celebrity-heavy crowd with a special live performance, while DJ Benjamin Walker kept the party going with a live set. Other notable attendees were Candice Accola and Kayla Ewell from The Vampire Diaries, Christina Grimmie (The Voice winner), Briana Evigan (Step Up series), and Ross Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and Ellington Ratliff from the band R5. Guests snacked on appetizers and drinks from Lagunitas Brewing Company while they had the chance to customize Nautice and Oceana branded T-shirts. Check out all of the photos from the event below!
We collaborated with Nick Mayer, a former marine biologist, award winning illustrator and current fly fishing addict on an exclusive collection of illustrations to be used in our summer 2015 collection.
WHAT ARE THE CORE VALUES IN YOUR DESIGN?:
I feel that appreciation is the seed of conservation. My goal as an artist is to help people appreciate the incredible beauty of the creatures in the oceans and streams so that they will help preserve these incredible neighbors in our planet.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?:
A near death experience by falling overboard on a commercial fishing boat into the Bering Sea, followed by a near plane crash in Northern Labrador inspired me to pursue my true calling as an artist.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!:
I am the Illustrator of two books:
Catalina Island Dive Buddies written by fishing historian Mike Rivkin
Fish ABCs by Nick Mayer
Born in Riverside, Rhode Island. Graduated Brown University with a Master Degree in Marine Biology.
HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?:
Studying turtles in Costa Rica, salmon in Alaska, and steelhead in Oregon.
Ernst Haeckel because of his painstaking attention to detail combined with a very unique aesthetic sensibility.
(below: works by Ernst Haeckel)
FAVORITE MEDIUM?: Watercolor
(Below: Watercolor at Nick’s Studio)
Shop some of his collaboration with Nautica below!
Nautica Women’s Swim featured in the June 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine !
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Nautica Women’s Swim Featured in Family Circle Magazine
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Channeling our Summer Beach Vibes with Fashion Blogger Lisa Marie Prang
Read her entire Nautica Style Story on her blog
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Great Nautica Watch Feature in Outside Magazine!
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Great Nautica Feature in Nylon Guys!
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We are so excited to be featured in the May issue of InStyle Magazine.
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KEY ELEMENTS IN DESIGN PROCESS?: In sports we say, “stay true to your game.” I feel the same applies to design. Your jump shot isn’t always going to go in, and not everyone will like the way you play defense, but you have to stay true to yourself. Find your strengths and build off of that. You can’t react or panic the first time you have doubts. There will always be noise. You have to be careful what noise you listen to. The design process is just that: a process.
(above: Kevin sketching looks)
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO?: It’s hard for me to listen to one artist exclusively. I love to hit shuffle on my iTunes list. Today I listened to D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Lapsley, Jhene Aiko, Lateef the Truthspeaker, K’Jon, and Slick Rick.
CORE VALUES IN YOUR DESIGN PROCESS?: Contrast and harmony. Elements need to work together. Too much of the same thing doesn’t create unity, unless you like chaos.
(above: Kevin’s sketches for Nautica sponsored Professional Golfer Cameron Tringale)
WHAT TYPICALLY INSPIRES YOU?: My inspiration comes from so many avenues. I’ve always loved architecture, film, video, and spoken word. Dance has been my current source. I’m also addicted to Pinterest.
(above: Kevin’s self portrait)
We have to admit, we are extremely jealous of
Sloane from Sailing the Sea of Style‘s vacation to St. Barths. She took along our Grand Isle Cover-Up which
made going from the beach to lunch al fresco chic and easy.
Read more about her vacation here!
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WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY RESIDE?: I live in Nolita, on Mulberry Street. I think I moved there because I liked the street name.
(above: a sketch of an editor at the Nautica Women’s Fall 2015 Preview)
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?: I’m inspired by the confident, unexpected sartorial choices of the women of New York I see sweeping past me on the streets, turning the city into a living runway show.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?: I’ve always been sketching fashion – some of my earliest memories are of “drawing girls” so it’s hard to pinpoint when I started as it has always been a part of me. I began my career as an illustrator while in my sophomore year at Washington & Lee University. I launched a website with four notecard designs and the rest is history.
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