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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.

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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.

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

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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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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

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and then a little goofing off

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The next morning hair and makeup

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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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Big Tease – Boudoir Hair at Oribe Intercoiffeur Party

Layla L'obatti Lingerie - Deco lace & Arabesque as seen at oribe intercoiffeur 2013 party

Nothing completes a luxurious lingerie look like boudoir hair, and while for many of us its not something to indulge in everyday, perhaps it should be! Feeling head-to-toe glamorous in the bedroom is an indulgence like a spa visit or massage. Outward transformation gives us a tease, a taste of what its like to live the luxurious life. We were thrilled to work with Jess Mederos who styled the boudoir ready looks for Oribe’s Intercoiffeur 2013 Welcome Party last weekend. We spied two models wearing our Deco lace babydoll, Deco lace tap pant, and Arabesque garter from our black label range by Layla L’obatti.

Boudoir Hair Live

Some instagrams from the Oribe event – hair styled by Adam Livermore, clothing styled by Jess Mederos, model Stevie Finedore

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boudoir hair- what a tease! wearing layla l'obatti lingerie

model onstage at live hairshow - wearing laya l'obatti deco lace babydoll

model onstage at live hairshow - wearing laya l'obatti deco lace babydoll

boudoir hair - long locks and updo

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The final look, a voluminous updo! Check out some of the live hair show via instagram video below:

Behind the Scenes

Some behinds the scenes photos of the models backstage and during the event, the model in the corset is wearing our Deco Lace tap pants

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models backstage in rollers getting boudoir ready

models backstage at oribe hair event styled in innerwear as outerwear

models backstage at oribe hair event styled in innerwear as outerwear

models backstage at oribe hair event styled in innerwear as outerwear

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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.

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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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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!

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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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