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Pre fall lingerie lookbook behind the scenes

Pre-Fall Photoshoot

Lingerie Lookbook Behind the Scenes

We couldn’t be more excited to share this shoot, we shot this lingerie lookbook behind the scenes in a gorgeous historic Hudson Valley home, the Catherine Harnden House was just idyllic, with lots of light a wood fireplace, and each room lovingly decorated with a collection of books and antiques – and for us foodies the modern kitchen was a hit as well. If you love it as much as we did you can book a stay there or at one of their adjacent properties here. We stayed in the Greek revival, and without further ado here’s a peek at our intimate editorial photoshoot.

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Josh shooting Yesenia in on of the first looks of the day surrounded by iced coffee and inspiration shots.

a roaring fire in the evening at catherine harnden house

Raging fire going the night before and after the shoot, that weekend was unseasonable chilly for August.

lets go chop some wood - model posing on set bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

We were so happy for the firewood, nothing like a fire to remind you that winter is just around the corner and to savor those last tastes of summer and beautiful early fall weather.

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Each piece of furniture was unique and it appeared re-upholstered in truly stunning and modern fabrics, I wish I had gotten a snap of the tortoise vinyl chair… but alas we’ll have to go back for another shoot or holiday to get that now won’t we ;)

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Josh shooting the new legwear product details – if you missed this new addition on the site shop legwear here, or read and see more on our first offering outside our own brand here.

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What an incredible balcony, we sat out on this in the evenings and it was idyllic.

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Iced strawberry basil lemonade we made from scratch the night before was a refreshing treat on set. Yesenia wrapped in one of the house’s beautiful Kantha throws.

on set drinking iced coffee bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

It’s good being a BTS girl, iced coffee on set is pretty much a thing – or tea, or whatever suits you.

awosting fall post photoshoot hike

The following day we hiked to Awosting falls for this lovely view before heading back to the city, this located in Minnewaska and a really short walk with beautiful payoff.

lovely bedside lamps and antique details at catherine harnden house

Nightstands with beautiful lamps, each was a bit different but perfectly paired.

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Josh showing me the shot, and Yesenia was just lovely & the natural light and beautiful backdrop made our job that much easier. Stay tuned for a lookbook blog post or if you’re itching to see the final result check it out, shop early fall lookbook here.

We’ve also been sharing the shots & inspiration on our tumblr BTSbedtimestories.com

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We are a Green America Award Nominee

Between the Sheets is a Green America People & Planet Award Nominee

Between the Sheets Green America Award nominee- Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, designer layla packing and inspecting alongside factory cat

Even factory cat is happy we’re nominated for Green America’s People & Planet award by Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union who gave us our very first loan back in 2009 before we had even made a single pair of underwear! Read our profile click here.

We need your votes to win one of three $5000 prizes – click here: http://btslinger.ie/1mi9ODu to visit Green America’s site where you can vote for up to 3 businesses in this round!

Back in 2009 we had a dream, some hands on industry experience, and a dedication to making things in the US and proving that on-shoring even in the lingerie industry was possible. Now we’ve made AND SHIPPED thousands of pieces all around the world!

Next up a little peak at some of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes of breathing life into bits of fabric and lace!

Behind the Scenes – Made in NYC sleepwear & intimates

Stack of Aqua Venus in Play lounge pants being packed at the factory, and factory cat in the background.

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, packing and inspecting alongside factory cat

Spring Summer 14 styles laid out for ecomm shoot, and on the model at our lookbook editorial shoot.

 

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes rack of lingerie and loungewear at photoshoot in brooklyn

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at North Fork photoshoot designer Layla with model

Here’s to cuddle breaks with factory cat.

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, hanging out with our factory cat

 

Layla, aka jane of all trades doing hair and makeup for photoshoot.

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at brooklyn photoshoot, designer layla with model

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at brooklyn photoshoot, designer layla with model

 

Josh & Layla at the factory helping pack and inspect merchandise.

Between the Sheets Green America award nominee- Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, cofounder Josh packing and inspecting

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, cofounder Josh packing and inspecting

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, packing and inspecting

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory, designer layla packing and inspecting

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes at New york city factory

Behind the scenes at Made in NY showroom – our black label and main collection hanging for market.

Between the Sheets - Made in NYC behind the scenes lingerie and loungewear showroom

We need your votes to win one of three $5000 prizes – click here: http://btslinger.ie/1mi9ODu to visit Green America’s site where you can vote for up to 3 businesses in this round!

ps. We launched in January 2010, which means we’re about to turn five years old too! Here’s to reaching big milestones and dreaming big!

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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!

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

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.

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

unpacking the night before

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

and then a little goofing off

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

The next morning hair and makeup

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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
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

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

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

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

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

Josh, literally climbing trees to get the shot!

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

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

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!

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

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

Josh Verleun SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook
Layla L'obatti SS14 photoshoot North Fork Beach Cottage - behind the scenes Between the Sheets lookbook

 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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love – Layla & Josh Wedding: an intimate NYC city hall elopement

A morning conversation “Between the Sheets” led us to plan an impromptu NYC City Hall wedding over the holidays in under a week!

Layla & Josh Wedding – 12/31/2013

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets in an intimate NYC city hall elopement on New Year's Eve

7 little facts about Layla & Josh:

  • Met on OKcupid in December 2007  (thanks OK Cupid guys your “95% match” rating for us was pretty spot on!)
  • Had our first date at Chelsea Market’s Green Table (we have each been vegetarians for over two decades now, since long before we met)
  • In business & living together in Astoria for a little over 4 years
  • Together we’ve built Between the Sheets, at times jokingly called “our first baby” and raised two “furry babies”.
  • Josh thought he was allergic to cats, until he met Layla’s family’s 4 furry ones. Since then we adopted two, and he has spent countless hours “fluffling” his way into their hearts, Isabela aka “Izzy” and Steven Mars aka “booboo bear”
  • We’ve assembled quite a collection of espresso makers, coffee pots, and french presses in our years together, enough to rival a fine cafe. Josh thinks we may need a few more…
  • We aren’t changing our names – currently debating whether we’ll have little L’obatti-Verleuns or Verleun-L’obattis

So without further ado a little photo story of New Year’s Eve day Layla & Josh wedding /elopement at NYC City Hall.

Layla & Josh wedding – little details

Hannah Blount box & Pour La Victoire shoe box - details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement

A huge thanks to Hannah Blount who went out of her way to get us a ring in time for the special day, on such short notice it was still important for us that the ring be something special and Hannah’s pieces are both beautiful and handmade in Boston. Layla has been a fan for several years.

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deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve city hall wedding - jewelry and shoes

Vintage art deco costume jewelry and a monogrammed jewelry box left to Layla by her grandmother.

Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement

Layla L'obatti of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla made the bouquet the morning of, with a mix of seasonal flowers, foliage, and white roses.

Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - Mac Red lipstick and liner, Tiffany's vase, deco detailed hand mirror

Layla L'obatti of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - winter bridal bouquet & cab ride bride

Layla & Josh’s wedding – NYC City Hall Elopement

 

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

DIY flower details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - bouquet and boutonniere

DIY flower details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement - winter bridal bouquet

Layla & Josh Wedding - founders of Between the Sheets elope at NYC city hall

Yes, you totally get a number. It’s like the DMV only way prettier and nicer.

Layla L'obatti Between the Sheets bride holding bouquet at NYC city hall

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh wedding - an intimate NYC New Year's Eve city hall wedding

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets get married in NYC

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets NYC city hall elopement

Layla & Josh – Newlyweds about town

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets NYC brooklyn bridge wedding day

Layla & Josh wedding - founders of Between the Sheets in an intimate NYC city hall elopement on New Year's Eve

On the ride home, we were lucky enough to get a car that was partially empty – kismet!

an intimate NYC New Year's Eve elopement

Post-wedding brunch with friends in Astoria, followed later that day with an evening out in the NYC.

Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC New Year's Eve elopment

Our officiant was super sweet – there is not much we can remember it felt so fast, but there was a hesitation with the kiss only bc the bride did not want to smear the groom’s face in red lipstick! (great for photo-ops, not for sealing vows)

To celebrate we took our friends out in the meatpacking district, and a brief photo (it was truly frigid out all day and particularly NYE when the temps were at or below freezing) in front of Chelsea Market where we met on our first date.

 Deco details of Layla & Josh's NYC New Year's Eve elopement
 Layla & Josh of Between the Sheets NYC New Year's Eve elopment

left: Isabela inspecting the flower arrangement, right: Mars eyeing some surprise gifts (he loves boxes in general)

Layla & Josh "Happily Ever After" spoons

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