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Fall back: 7 Things To Do with an Extra Hour

FALL BACK: 7 things to do with your extra hour

1. Rediscover a favorite book or find a new favorite…

Daylight Savings fall back: discover a new book in cozy PJ set and socks

Pictured: Venus in Play Lounge Tee & Short with our new slouchy socks

2. Set out on an adventure…even if it is just around the corner…

Daylight Savings fall back: go on a new adventure in cozy robe and lounge set

Pictured: Venus in Play Robe, Lounge Tee, & Pant

3. Pack a picnic lunch or if it’s cold outside bring the picnic indoors…

Daylight Savings fall back: a picnic can be fun whether indoors or out

Pictured: Venus in Play Lounge Tee & Short

4. Play a little game

Daylight Savings fall back: take the extra hour and play a game

Pictured: Matchplay Nightgown

5. Cook something up

Daylight Savings fall back: cook up a special meal or just relax

Pictured: Leopard Play Babydoll (left), Matchplay Tank & Pant (right)

6.  Go for a run in the crisp fall air…

Daylight Savings fall back: enjoy a run in the crisp fall air in activewear

Pictured: Matchplay Tank & Well Played Lounge Pant

7. Stay cozy in bed…or bring the cozy with you…

Daylight Savings fall back: stay cozy in bed or out

Pictured: Basic Play Bralette & Bikini with slouchy socks in mint

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behind the scenes – BTS SS14 photoshoot

Behind the scenes on set of our lookbook location shoot and photo studio SS14 photoshoots for Between the Sheets Lingerie & Loungewear collections. We’ve started doing two shoots, one with more editorial images, and one for product images for our vendors and our site, so this is a two parter really. Enjoy!

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Our SS14 lookbook model, the lovely Shar

BTS SS14 photoshoot –  North Fork Long Island

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Nothing says summer like the bird’s and the bees, and this gorgeous North Fork summer cottage boasted plenty of flora and fauna, the perfect setting for our SS14 photoshoot. With a colorful collection we needed a backdrop that could live up to the fresh youthful coloring of the collection and this cottage’s white rooms, weeping willows, and proximity to both lake and beach scenery was just idyllic.

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We woke up to the sound of wind in the willows, birds chirping, and opened the screen upon this amazing scene.


Not to mention… Swans! enough said, we were in heaven.

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unpacking the night before

SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

and then a little goofing off

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The next morning hair and makeup

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SS14 photoshoot North fork Long Island - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

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   SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

Josh, literally climbing trees to get the shot!

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Always some minor adjustments to make the shot perfect.

Josh & Shar SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

Cheers to a successful shoot! We went out afterwards to celebrate and hung around that night so we didn’t have to rush back – perfect ending to a productive weekend!

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Josh & Layla, taking advantage of the hammock the next day

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 BTS SS14 Photoshoot – Brooklyn at Mica Studios

Our second shoot for SS14 was to get clean studio shots of product from both FW13-SS14 and a couple of items on the site that needed updated photos. A catch all with the lovely Kate on set with us in Brooklyn!

SS14 photoshoot photostudio in Williamsburg - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

SS14 photoshoot photostudio in Williamsburg - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

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SS14 photoshoot photostudio in Williamsburg - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

SS14 photoshoot photostudio in Williamsburg - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

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SS14 photoshoot photostudio in Williamsburg - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

our model “Kate the Great” – she brought the best laid back energy and stories of life in Bali to set!

credits:
models: Shardey, Katherine Stone
photographer: Joshua Verleun
studio: Mica Studios

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Got Lucky Underpants? It’s Friday the 13th!

Got Lucky Underpants? Friday the 13th take 25% off use code BTSFRI13

photo: behind the scenes from our latest lookbook shoot for core – SS14 via @BTSlingerie instagram

Who said that Friday the 13th had to be unlucky? Well we’ve had our little snafu here on the site – late on the 12th/early on the 13th our site had a hiccup processing some of your orders and when we realized the timing we couldn’t help but do a double take. It was quickly resolved but the whole ordeal got us thinking, would this have happened if we’d been wearing our lucky underpants when the clock struck midnight on the evening of Friday the 13th? There is the whole idea of not tempting fate and well let’s all collectively decide to give into the temptation… of  lucky underwear that is!

We’re evening the score and giving you 25%* off sitewide so you can make your own luck! Here are some suggestions of our fave underpants that might prove to make your Friday the 13th purchase a lucky one, because if there is ever a day when you need lucky underpants it’s Friday the 13th!

Get yourself some Lucky Underpants from Between the Sheets

1. Birds Of Play bikini in Midnight

A custom feather lace designed bc of our designer’s obsession with lucky feathers, so yeah, these are lucky for sure! Snag some on sale and if they run out of stock go for the hi-waist!

2. Airplay Hi-waist in Vanilla

We have a couple of fans who found us bc of this tempting pair of panties. Sans the traditional frills of big knickers these clean lined lovelies have been a hit since we launched them in 2011 and it’s safe to say they’ve proven lucky for many of our fans. In this girl’s opinion you can never go wrong with sheer underwear.

3. Come Out & Play bikini in Minty Green

Green is a lucky color, and this bikini has been the subject of countless editorials and press for us so it proves the theory. Lucky for us will equal lucky for you, so step into these minty fresh briefs and step around ladders today and you should be just fine.

4. Basic Play bikini in Shade

New this season these are going to be a hit for sure. The same covetable micromodal that made our Come Out & Play panties so popular is the base for these, and in the same scant silhouette as the Birds of Play bikini above. If Friday the 13th throws you a curveball and you wind up in a compromising position wearing these, things might not be so bad after all – you could wind up dating a doctor or a firefighter.

We’re still on the fence whether to buy into the bru-ha-ha surrounding a random day, but you know, wearing cute underwear never hurts!

*promo excludes clearance items 50% off or more, expires sunday Sept 15th (update – friday the 13th strikes again, code BTSFRI13 made valid again from Friday Dec 13th – midnight Dec 15th 2013)

 

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behind the scenes – BTS lingerie photoshoot Fall Winter 2013

 BTS lingerie Photoshoot – FW13 collection

Tatjana Sinkevica polaroid for BTS lingerie photoshoot FW13

I don’t usually take polaroids during fittings, but our FW13 model Tatjana was looking so lovely I had to snap this.

We shot in January 2013 (almost 9 months before this collections hits stores in late august/sept 2013). We’ve done lots of studio shoots and some outdoor shoots, but this was our first time shooting in a home, and there were certainly perks to that like waking up only an hour before the shoot!

We went all out bringing lots of flowers and props like tea lights, cozy throws, and books. We were also thrilled that the cottage we shot in (a high demand summer spot in Mattituck) had the most gorgeous decor and outdoor scenery to lend as well! Read on to get a behind the scenes look at the shoot and a preview of our Fall/Holiday collection.

BTS lingerie photoshoot - flower prep and cottage kitchen in north fork long island

Is it wrong to be in love with a kitchen? When we arrived and I saw those mint green cabinets, open shelving, and that incredibly gorgeous weathered island – it was love at first sight. We arrived early the night before to prep flower arrangements and  get a head start on all the little details of the shoot, plus it meant we could wake up a little later than if we were driving out the morning of!

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Lots of flowers, from hydrangeas and baby’s breathe to pale pink mini roses. Oh and we got crafty making a lovely baby’s breathe hair wreath.

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We woke up to this scenic view, such a welcome and lovely sight after driving out in the dark/rain the night before.

BTS lingerie photoshoot - DIY colored mason jars using food coloring and modge podge

Late night crafting the day before the shot – we were hoping these modge podge colored mason jars would be done in time to hold tea lights for the shoot but the chilly weather and some over zealous modge podge pouring foiled our plans! The finished look the day after the shoot below

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Early morning call times can be such a pain, so it was nice to sleep over the night before and wake up to a leisurely breakfast and coffee followed by hair and makeup.

Layla L'obatti behind the scenes Between the Sheets FW13 photoshoot

Layla L'obatti behind the scenes Between the Sheets FW13 photoshoot

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Naturally stunning, I just accentuated Tatjana’s gorgeous features with minimal makeup – focusing on her ivory skin and eyes (which I believe were hazel but shifted color in different light). Mauve and purpley hued eye makeup brought this out nicely.

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My go to look is soft pin curls, it looks different on everyone depending on their natural hair texture – sometimes coming out in soft loose waves, others in tighter spirals. With Tatjana’s long Rapunzelesque locks it gave her normally straight hair a slightly tousled bedhead.

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Big rollers and BIGGER cup of coffee to get through the wintery morning.

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We got lucky that the day was unusually warm for early January in New York and shot some looks outside with the gorgeous exterior and landscape.

josh Verleun behind the scenes Between the Sheets FW13 photoshoot

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I really wish we had shot something in front of this neighboring yard’s shed. BTS-FW13-behindthescenes-10

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We kept our time outside short, sprinting back in to warm up and shoot a couple of shots indoors.

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left: Our baby’s breathe hair wreath in action. right: The glasses have kind of become a BTS lingerie photoshoot signature.

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Sometimes a thread gets missed in sample making. Above is the cobalt Leopard Play (a cheeky hint at the gold leopard print) babydoll and tap pant (wait until you see the open back not shown here).

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Because that Leopard Play set was so popular with our boutiques we added a robe as well, shown in cobalt and black above.

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It’s not always possible to get enough daylight indoors so we added a bit of lighting to the indoors looks. This shot at the end of the day and you can see the long winter night settling in late afternoon.

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And nothing sets the mood like candlelight…

Layla L'obatti behind the scenes Between the Sheets FW13 photoshoot

Second makeup/hair look of the day I joking called Bond girl, because those smokey eyes and updo remind me of the casino scenes with lovely ladies playing cards. We had her play chess instead… stay tuned for the full lookbook where you’ll see we recolored those red chess pieces ;)

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Checkmate – your move!

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Josh caught this shot of Olivia (aka best intern ever) and I setting up this window scene. We tried the door but the angles made too many reflections.

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The neighboring window proved just right, but it need a bit of cleaning.

Tatjana Sinkevica model and Layla L'obatti designer on set of BTS lingerie photoshoot FW13

Setting up the island with amazing chartreuse cymbidium orchids and of course coffee!

BTS lingerie photoshoot - a bit of inspirational art in the cottage

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We stayed over post shoot as well and shot some wonderful still lifes in the beautiful winter light the following morning.

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left: Designer Layla, right: photographer Josh

BTS lingerie FW13 lookbook covergirl Tatjana Sinkevica in Between the Sheets

We’ll start shipping new fall styles in late august through holiday, and next up we’ll share final images from this lovely North Fork photoshoot.

Credits:
model: Tatjana Sinkevica
photographer: Josh Verleun
shop Matchplay: here

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