Italy here we come! Italy was the inspiration for Seea's newest 2015 collection and so we thought there was no better place to shoot our next lookbook than in designer Amanda Chinchelli’s home country and amongst the iconic sights of the Italian Riviera and city of Florence.
“I just had my first child and was unable to go back home for 2 years. I was really homesick, so this season I wanted to celebrate my roots and the beauty of my country,” says Amanda.
Follow along with Amanda and Seeababes Mele Saili and Jenayl Peters in Italy now on Instagram!
Here, we introduce you to the crew that will be taking over the Seea Instagram (#SeeainItaly) with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos on set and the après surf activities from sightseeing to indulging in the best local (and home cooked) Italian food. Watch closely and enter to win a special giveaway at the end!
Designer: Amanda Chinchelli
Get acquainted with Amanda's story about starting Seea and her connections to Italy in Ritratti Di Surf | Girls Girls Girls. The gorgeous landscape of the Italian beaches are not to be missed too!
More of Amanda's Italian inspiration for the 2015 collection: “The December collection has a classic feminine elegance with tones of champagne, burgundy, navy and sunset metallics. For March and April I had fun with a brighter palette, geometric repeats and of course lots of stripes, dreaming of taking my daughter for a “pedalo’ ride” in the warm Mediterranean Sea.”
RITRATTI DI SURF | GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS from The Seea on Vimeo.
Seeababe: Mele Saili
|Mele Saili wears a preview of The Hermosa from the 2015 collection. Photo by Nick LaVecchia.|
Get to know the stylish and soulful Mele in our interview with her. A third generation family of surfers, she is also a talented artist and beautiful human being whose happiness is contagious when you're around her. This is Mele's first time in Italy, ever!
Wish her luck and follow her surf travel adventures on Instagram at @melesaili
Seeababe: Jenayl Peters
|Jenayl Peters has a killer cross step fade. Photo by Nick LaVecchia.|
Jenayl may have been a later bloomer to surfing, but her natural talent is well beyond her years. In our interview with her she talks more about growing up in a firefighting family and being a passionate student of the world. Travel like Jenayl in her story, "How to Be a Responsible Tourist with Groundswell Travel."
Jenayl has rad vintage-inspired fashion sense too, follow her surf travel adventures on Instagram at @jenaylpeters
Seeababe: Natalia Resmini
|Natalia Resmini. Photo by Filippo Maffei|
Amanda's longtime partner in crime, illustrator Natalia Resmini is living the dream life on a boat off the coast of Sardina island. Catch up on her wanderlust life here and see her most recent illustrations for RedMilk Magazine.
Follow Natalia's life between the Italian coast and big city on Instagram @nataliaresmini
Stylist: Betta Dal Bello
Read the whole profile on Betta chronicling how she went from being a rising fashionista to highly in-demand stylist in Milan, all in her irreverent chic surf style. Brush up your own wardrobe with Betta's tips for wearing Seea from the street to the sidewalk!
Follow all of Betta's epic outfits on Instagram @bettadalbello
Filmmaker: Luca Merli
Italian director Luca Merli will be joining Seea in Italy to document the trip. Luca shares his love for Italy's surf history in his newest film, Peninsula shot entirely on 35mm, 16mm and super 8 film. See the Italian coastline in all its beauty in the trailer below.
Filmmaker: Giovanni Sbrokked Barberis
Giovanni is a filmmaker at Block10 productions, was editor/cinematographer for Peninsula and is world's best secretary.
Photographer: Cristian Corradin
|Photo of sunset in Roca Punta - Pais Vasco by Cristian Corradin.|
Joining us for still photography will be the skilled Cristian Corradin, who is the Editor and PhotoEDITOR since 2007 for DREAMS UP LIFE Surf Journal and DRMSURF Magazine.
Click to start following along with Seea on Set in Italy on Instagram #SeeainItaly now!
At the end we'll have a special prize to win a gift certificate to get the suits you'll be coveting!
KEEP ON TRAVELING THROUGH ITALY:
- More photos on Part one of Girls, Girls, Girls in Italy
- Girls, Girls, Girls Part 2 in Italy
- Seea debuts Spring 2015 in the RedMilk Room at the White Trade Show in Milan
- Red Milk Waves styled by Elisabetta Dal Bello