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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

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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

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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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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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Summer 2013 Venus in Play pajamas

I never liked pajamas, until one day I realized that not all of them were covered in cupcakes and cows (you know what I mean right?!) There is something so luxurious and pulled together about a sleep ensemble. Mixing and matching is great too, it allows you to play with your  wardrobe at home as much as the one you wear out, but if for some of you who may feel like me, the pajama is a new frontier in bedroom dressing.

All of Venus in Play pieces are sold as separates so I love the tee with a panty for a cheeky update on the basic comfortable oversized sleep tee!

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New Venus in Play Pajamas

Ivory pajamas by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

A honeymoon gift for a bride to be or as white hot lounge ensemble, the Venus in Play tee and pant look so fresh in this ivory/offwhite.

Navy sleep tee by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

Navy blue with black lace trim lends sophistication to this new colorway in these uber-comfortable pajamas.

Navy pajamas by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

Black pajamas by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

You can never forget basic black for understated style.

Black robe by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

You’ll have to wait for this Venus in Play robe until later in the summer/early fall. But you can also get the Playdate robe NOW on sale (its the same body in a luxe modal silk)

Navy robe by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

Navy robe by Between the Sheets Designer Sleepwear Brand

Stay tuned for all the amazing new looks we have coming for fall and in the meantime make sure to check out our newly markdown loungewear and sleepwear in the summer sale!

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New additions to Come Out and Play lingerie line

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play featuring model Susan Coffey

We’re finally getting around to posting the new images of our Come Out & Play range; we shared behind the scenes from the photoshoot back in Dec. We’ve been sharing a few of these individual shots on tumblr and instagram.

There are quite a few additions to this lingerie line- like 4 new colorways and that trapeze babydoll that our fans have loved so much in playdate (you might notice we dropped the thong and bralette that were in this line since our launch in 2010, and you can still find some of these in our sale section)

What makes these pieces so versatile is that they can be worn as intimate “loungerie” or paired with the fuller lounge pieces of Well Played for a more modest lounge look, or a way to transition from summer to fall with the same pieces.

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in Champagne/Peach featuring model Susan Coffey

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in Dusk/navy featuring model Susan Coffey

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in Dawn/Ivory featuring model Susan Coffey

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in Shade/warm grey featuring model Susan Coffey

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in Bamboo/mint green featuring model Susan Coffey

Between the Sheets Intimates Come Out & Play lingerie line in midnight/black featuring model Susan Coffey

Another reason to follow us on our tumblr blog – we post daily inspirations to lounge lovely at www.btsbedtimestories.com and you can find even more images of this collection here.

Some of our fans have noticed that our most popular range since our launch – Playdate is now on sale and already sold out in many styles/colors. Why might we say goodbye to a group with so much love? Well, we’re making way for ALL the amazing new sleepwear/ loungewear to come in fall/winter 2013. We’re even more excited as we design SS14, expanding/evolving both our intimates and lounge ranges to give you more of what you love from our indie lingerie line. Stay tuned for more as we get ready to tease our FW13!

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