MALVADOS: Canadian Made.

Canada: a country full of poutine, beavertails, Tim Horton’s coffee, and maple syrup. Known worldwide for being polite, for apologizing at every opportunity, and for rockin’ a Canadian tuxedo like no other. A country where every person is a patriotic one, and where the Canadian dream is an everyday reality. Oh Canada, how we love you.

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Every year on July 1st, a sea of red and white floods the streets as Canadians from coast-to- coast celebrate the True North. One hundred and fifty-one years ago, Canada was founded, and today, we say Happy Birthday.

To the thrill-seekers and gypsy-loving travellers, slip into a little Canada this summer in a pair of MALVADOS sandals. Founded in 2016 by Jennifer Rainnie and Baseer Khudayar, MALVADOS is proud to be Canadian. A fashion forward style staple, they’re the sandals that adventures are made in and memories are forever. With every step made, the dreamer in all of us is found and the wanderlust begins.

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So, whether your sittin’ poolside with a maple leaf tatted on your shoulder, or watching the fireworks snap, crackle, and pop - bring a piece of Canada with you by wearing your MALVADOS sandals. Unapologetically authentic and effortlessly edgy - MALVADOS brings something new and exciting to take with you everywhere. It’s a Canadian thing, eh?

Happy Birthday, Canada!

With lots of love,
A fellow Canadian: MALVADOS

New Summer Campaign, Who Dis?

Summer is finally HERE! With sun on our mind and sandals on our feet, it’s time to get those pedicures booked and let the search for new sunnies begin. With the stress of finding the cutest ‘fits and the pressures of posting the cutest pics, MALVADOS has made your life that much easier with their *NEW* Road Trip Inn Summer 2018 campaign. Looking for a sandal to go with absolutely everything? Or a flip flop to wear on your next big adventure? We’ve got you covered.

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Shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Rowed and Charlie Kerr drive together into the world, craving adventure and staying true to their nomadic lifestyles. Wearing their MALVADOS sandals with extra pairs packed away in their little suitcase as they go from motel to motel, they’re never looking back. ‘Cuz the future is too bright for that.

Emily Rowed, musician and full-time wanderer, is known for her haunting, buttery, and deeply personal vocals. Having worked with DJ Tiesto in 2014, she is just getting started. Charlie Kerr is a musician, actor, and playwright. He has been recognized as a “Star To Watch” according to Variety Magazine as well as E! Canada and the Whistler Film Festival.

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Join Emily and Charlie on their adventure with Road Trip Inn Summer 2018 campaign. From records spinning and guitars playing, to eating sundaes at a diner, these two know how to live a care-free, spur-of-the-moment, follow-your-dreams kind’ve life. And MALVADOS loves that.

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I LOVE MY MALVADOS LIKE I LOVE MY MOM: FOREVER

Mom, this is for you. It’s a thank you for always being there, for knowing what to say, and for never taking “no” for an answer. It’s an “I love you” for knowing me better than I know myself, for teaching me right from wrong, and for being the same shoe size as me. This is a Happy Mother’s Day message to a #MALVADOSMama like no other. ’Cuz you’re so much more than some flowers and chocolates.

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Like my MALVADOS, our mom is our foundation. She’s the person who tells the truth so bad it hurts, and the person who would never want to see us fall. She’s our constant shoulder to cry on and our most fierce protector.

Like my MALVADOS, providing comfort and support are a must. And mom’s know that. It’s just something they do. Like my MALVADOS, mom’s are always there for guidance. They’re there to encourage us to face our fears, to walk into the unknown, and to challenge ourselves. They pave the way for us to create memories of our own and have adventures of a lifetime.

Like my MALVADOS, a mom is loyal. Through the ups, the downs, and everything in between - there’s one person we can always count on, our mom. They’ve been with us through it all and they keep coming back for more!

Like my MALVADOS, it will always be us against the world. ‘Cuz no one gets it quite like you do.

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What we’re getting at, is that if it wasn’t for you, we’d be screwed. Time to call Grandma, to see mom, and to text sister. It’s Mother’s Day, so let’s give them all the praise and affection that they TOTALLY deserve. Thanks for being my mom, my cheerleader, and my go-to person. I’m proud to say: #IGotItFromMyMama.

Coachella State of Mind

What do you get when thousands of people travel to be in a desert full of music, fashion, parties, and food over a 2 weekend span? One of the most popular festivals for the wild at heart, adventure-chasing gypsies: Coachella.

It’s that time of the year again, and festival season has officially arrived. With a killer lineup and meticulously crafted outfits, anything goes. The ultimate boho chic playground with Instagram pics like never before - on a scale from 0 to 100, how “Coachella” are you?! MALVADOS has put together an epic Coachella bucket list to make this festival season off the charts!

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A Ride Of Passage The ferris wheel is an iconic site that gives festival goers #views of everything. The Coachella carnival ride is legendary. Whether you go for a ride or a take a pic with the fully functional ferris wheel in the background - you’re making history.

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Paparazzi Pics This slice of paradise wouldn’t be complete without some celeb stalking, which isn’t hard to do at star-studded Coachella. Have your camera ready to snap some shots, but remember to keep it cool. Ask to take their pics rather than being a total creeper. Stars, they’re just like us…right?

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Beyond The Festival Grab your flamingo float and make a splash at one of the many Coachella pool parties! With a drink in hand and a DJ spinning nearby, this mini festival will have you living the Coachella dream at a discounted admission fee. Advice: remember your inflatables! Whatever it may be; swan, unicorn, flamingo - it’s your most important accessory.

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Squad Goals If you didn’t post to Instagram and story on Snapchat, were you really even there? MALVADOS is giving you permission to be that person who #cantstop #wontstop posting! You Only Live Once, so grab your squad, take some pics, and let your friends at home live vicariously through you and your #squadgoals group.

Every festival has a story, and MALVADOS wants to hear yours!

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QUIZ: WHICH MALVADOS SANDAL SHOULD BE YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY THIS MARCH BREAK?

Hello Spring Break! We’ve been waiting for you. With sandals on our mind and boots on our feet, MALVADOS created a quiz to #freethefeet and focus on what’s really important: March break. Take this quiz and find out which MALVADOS sandal you need to take with you on Spring Break!

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On a vacation, you are… 

A. Hiking, snorkelling, surfing…adventure awaits!

B. Tanning by the pool, sipping your fav drink, and just chillin’ out.

C. On a tour, sightseeing, and trying all the local foods. It’s tourist time!

Which best describes your style?

A. Sporty and boho chic

B. Classic and effortless

C. Stylish trendsetter

Your dream vacay looks a little something like:

A. A road trip. Life is meant to be explored!

B. A festival! I’ve got my henna tat and fanny pack. It’s go-time.

C. Somewhere far away and exotic. Sorry in advance for all the pics I’ll be posting.

Your beach #OOTD is a:

A. Matching bikini set, baseball hat, jean shorts, and beachy waves.

B. One piece with major cut-outs, cute coverup, and sunnies.

C. Super chic bather, sarong, and oversized straw sunhat.

It’s March Break and you’re going somewhere H-O-T. Your pedi style is:

A. Totally natural. Did I mention I’m low maintenance?

B. Something bright! I need to embrace the sandal state-of-mind.

C. Metallic. When I’m shining bright, my toes should, too.

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If you got mostly A’s… The MALVADOS Playa is the sandal for you! Playful, silly, and fun-loving, this is your spirit sandal. With a “live in the moment” type of attitude, this sandal, like you, is always up for an adventure.

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If you got mostly B’s… The MALVADOS Lux Sandal is your Spring Break BFF! Complementing your           laid-back style, this metallic-strapped super comfy flip flop is the perfect spring break staple.

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If you got mostly C’s… Grab the MALVADOS Icon and get out of town! They’re totally original and stand out in a crowd - just like you. Stay creative, and be wild.

Or, stay true to yourself, follow your heart, and BRING THEM ALL. A little overweight luggage never hurt anybody…

Solemates: A Love Letter

To all the dreamers, wild at heart, and life-loving wanderers; this is a thank you. A thank you for choosing MALVADOS, for believing in MALVADOS, and for travelling with MALVADOS. The feeling’s mutual: we love you, too.

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From the second we laid eyes on each other, it was meant to be. You were everything I wanted in a solemate: someone with not a care in the world and a calendar filled with endless possibilities. You were, and continue to be, my happy place. My life of the party, free-spirited, partner-in-crime, whom I can’t help falling for on Cupid’s most cuddly day of the year. No matter what your upcoming Valentine’s Day plans are, you know we’re here to ensure you celebrate in style.

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I still remember our very first walk along the beach. You went barefoot in the sand, holding me in your hands. Running straight for the waves, or sitting on the dock, you refused to let go. It is my absolute honour to walk with you into the unknown and to run directly towards adventure. ‘Cuz that’s just what partners do. I know that loving me isn’t always easy. I come in different colours, styles, and sizes. I gave you so many different options, and I forced you to choose. I fully believe that is our foundation and what brought us even closer. You chose me. And I love you for that.

Together forever.

Because you give me the V-Day feels everyday.

Be Mine.

XOXO,

MALVADOS ❤

#TRAVELGOALS

*CONTEST ALERT*

Attention all travellers and dreamers: MALVADOS has a 2018 treat for you! Post a pic on Instagram of your ideal vacay, perfect trip, or ultimate #travelgoal for 2018. Tag @malvados and use #wanderwithus in the caption for a chance to win one pair of MALVADOS every month for the year 2018! After all, life is more than living in just one area code!

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To the biggest traveller, most free-spirited, and ultimate wanderer: we challenge you. Show us where 2018 will take you in your wildest dreams, and turn it into a reality. Keep on dreaming, dreamers. ‘Cuz MALVADOS loves nothing more.

Palm Springs for the desert gypsy…

New Zealand for the camper-van explorer…

Paris for the pastry lover…

Havana for the history fanatic…

Santorini for the sleeping-under-the-stars, sunset lover…

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It’s 2018, and wanderlust is back in full force. Adventure is everywhere and opportunities are endless. No more excuses; grab your list and start checking off dream destinations. Whether it’s a little weekend getaway, or a one-way ticket towards the unknown - MALVADOS wants to set out on the adventure with you. Post a picture, tag @malvados, and #wanderwithus. Adventure awaits.

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3 Easy Steps For 12 Pairs of MALVADOS Sandals:

1. Post your 2018 #travelgoal on Instagram

2. Tag @malvados in the pic

3. Use #wanderwithus in the caption

Let's Get Lost

Windows down, hair blowing, music blasting. This is a free-spirit-explore-the-world kind’ve story, and ours is just getting started. With feet up on the dash, or ankles deep in the sand - our MALVADOS Spring 2018 collection is one for the everyday dreamer, wanderer, and wild at heart.

This season we teamed up with real-life couple and nomadic lovers Sarah Loven and husband, Joshua, to show us what Moroc ’N’ Roll is all about. She is the founder of a fashion and travel blog “Ready Gypset Go,” and he is a musician and cinematographer. They show us their endless adventure of living life on the road in their 1971 Airstream - constantly moving and forgoing the standards of a “normal life.” As true travel gypsies, they’re always finding the  freedom to follow their dreams. The Moroc ‘N’ Roll catalog was shot in the midst of Blackstar Canyon, where the couple is forever chasing new experiences through music, fashion, and photography.

The Spring 2018 launch marks the start of a MALVADOS first ever men’s collection. Making this Morocco inspired collection the perfect holiday stocking stuffer for him AND for her. Offered in earthy, natural, jewel tones, the sandals reflect shades of Tahitian sea pearls and a desert lifestyle. Grab the guitar, cozy up in tribal blankets, and just GO. It’s time for some Moroc ‘N’ Roll.  So comfy you’ll be dancing from dusk ’til dawn. Walk with us, wander with us, and let’s live it up. Together. MALVADOS style.

Get to know MADI LOUCH

DJ and Influencer MADI LOUCH was the perfect pick for MALVADOS first model and brand ambassador. Find out more about her in our Q & A

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Madi Louch with MALVADOS founder Jen Rainnie


What is the most embarrassing thing / moment you’ve ever experienced on set or at a shoot? Wow, I feel like there has been so many haha. I think the worst is when someone knows who you are and they start asking you personal questions and when you start answering their flash goes off when trying to record a video without my knowledge. 


Naughty confession?
Hmm naughty confession ?! I think the best would have to be, well, let's just say that epic scene in ‘Wolf of Wallstreet’ with Leo & Margrot laying on the bed of cash. Did that.

Favorite Tragic pick up line?
My fav is when guys direct message me on instagram with pictures of furniture saying “don’t mind me just moving into your dms” 

What's the name of a reality show about your life?
Don’t know any musicians with reality shows so I’m gonna have to go with ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ because my family and I have no filter but are all really close and under a spotlight in our own way.

What's more important, looks or lols?  
definitely not looks. my parents always make fun of me because of any guy I date. I'm really attracted to creativity. I don’t find looks intriguing.

What's your anthem at the moment?
 Wow so hard to choose. I really enjoy this artist ‘Lil Klein’ . He’s a dutch rapper who is like our version of G-eazy

What’s your go to Cocktail?
If I’m at a bar and don’t have much going on the next day ill definitely just drink Old Fashioned's all night. Not much a cocktail drinker. Probably the South African in me haha.

Who inspires your music? Do you have a rock ICON that you channel?
Skrillex 100% . He’s the most down to earth, inspiring, hard working man I have ever met. 

Where are you dying to go for your next adventure?
I really want to go to Amsterdam and check out their nightlife. However, I really wanna go to Greece and just escape for a week in the sun.

Who run the world?
Producers

Fingers for eyelashes or eyelashes for fingers?
Eyelashes for fingers seems less aggressive and more butterfly like.

 

Check out some of our fave shots of Madi behind the scenes

Festival MUST HAVE Guide

We've got Festival Fever lately and it's got us thinking about some of our Festival MUST HAVES. Here's our Festival preparedness guide including links to the best knowhow and packing lists out there!

 Festival Faves from @Brooke.jacqueline instagram takeover of @flipflopshops

Festival Faves from @Brooke.jacqueline instagram takeover of @flipflopshops

1 - The Perfect Festival SANDALS like the ICON STEVIE 

2 - A Beautiful bikini in not so basic black or sizzling snake

3 - Some rocker cutoff's with studs on the side

4 - The Ultimate Survival staples from festivalsurvivalguide.com (Hello French Press for Coffee!)

5 - The unparalleled wisdom and Festival know-how of Festival Veteran Crystal Precious

6 - Don't forget your tickets. No joke. It happens.

7 - The perfect Flip flops for hanging out campside like the PLAYA in whatever your favorite color may be!

What are we missing? Let us know what you can't live without at a music festival in the comments below.