A sneak peek on set in the enchanted forest shooting The Nocturne Collection, coming December 9th. There’s nothing quite like champagne and silk in the great outdoors. All the magic happens when we get together with @kellypuleio and her amazing team to bring a new Blackbird vision to life. Special thanks to @_sterling_ for stunning hair and makeup. We’re so excited to unveil the rest!
Cheers to this dreamy team... and that's a wrap!
Spring is in full swing in California, bringing us lots of sunshine, just a few spring showers, and a lot of inspiration. With white flowers blooming outside as well as in the house, it's such a lush scene to be dreaming up new designs and working toward a time of new growth for Blackbird Underpinnings.
The first few months of the year saw us enjoying our community and seeing some of your beautiful faces at local trunk shows and sales events. Since then we have been planning, scheming, and letting this gorgeous spring air sweep through and energize our visions and endeavors.
We've planted our spring garden, taken a trip to the sea, and done lots of sketching, not to mention doing a bit of lounging in our own silky favorites!
It's almost impossible not to feel the creative bloom of the season, and we'd love to know what about spring has you feeling inspired. Let us know in the comments!
Lastly, and in hopes of a bit more rain, we give you Chantal Goya's "La pluie du ciel".
Marin & Julia
Here at Blackbird Underpinnings, we believe that Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts—it’s an opportunity to revel in love in its many forms—a chance to treat your friends, treat your lover, treat yourself. So in honor of the upcoming holiday celebrating all things loving and luscious, we’d like to present a few of our favorite indulgences. <3
Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine from Languedoc-Roussillon, France $17.99
With a gorgeous color, fine bubbles, and complex aromas, this sparkling rosé is a particularly delicious choice,
especially when lounging in silk and velvet. Mmmm...
Trio Stack - Hand forged brass bar Necklace - Artisan Tangleweeds Jewelry $50.00
Understated, elegant, and hand-crafted in our beloved Oakland, we regularly pair our underpinnings with
Tangleweeds jewelry. Next on our wish list, we think this gorgeous Trio Stack Necklace will lay especially well in the neckline of the Coco Romper.
Dollhouse Bettie Retro Classic Adjustable Garter Belt $32.00
A San Francisco favorite, Dollhouse Bettie has miles of vintage style. We love this streamlined yet playful garter belt to layer with any Blackbird bottoms. We recommend wearing it over the Édith Knickers, and under the Josephine Bloomers or Coco Romper for a little extra kick.
OLO FRAGRANCE - CEDAR & ROSE $45.00
Olo Fragrance is a personal favorite. Hand blended in Portland, each scent is unique and beguiling. We find Cedar & Rose particularly rich and romantic—a nice pairing for any of our silk or velvet underpinnings.
Hanky Panky Signature Lace Vixen Cuffs $10.00
Made in the USA, extremely comfortable, and delightfully naughty, we just love Hanky Panky’s Lace Vixen Cuffs. Me-ow!
NEPTUNE SKIN CARE – CUSTOM FACIAL 60 min. - $95.00
This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself or a loved one to a truly heavenly experience. Neptune Skin Care is known for five star services across the board, highly personalized treatments, and gorgeous atmosphere. We can say from experience, getting a facial at Neptune is downright addictive.
It's All About Love Tickets – tiered pricing
For an extra special Valentine’s experience, join Blackbird Underpinnings at the “Love Bazaar” during this wonderful evening of yoga, food, music, vendors, and adult revelry, brought to you by Haji Yoga Social Club. Admission ranges from $10–$75. Tickets on sale at itsallaboutloveparty.eventbrite.com.
Here’s wishing you a beautiful Valentine’s Day, sweethearts!
Marin & Julia
P.S. We have hearts in our eyes for this song:
Happy New Year darlings, and welcome to the Blackbird Post! We’re so pleased to officially launch this blog, creating a space where we can share thoughts on everything lingerie, offer glimpses into the inspiration for the brand, and get to know you, our dear readers.
For our first post, we thought it fitting to do a bit of a re-cap of 2014 as we head into the new year. And boy oh boy what a year it has been for Blackbird! This time last year we had just wrapped up an epic Kickstarter campaign, raising over $40,000 to help this bird take flight. Soon thereafter we participated in Lingerie Fashion Week in New York, where we were featured in the “Ones to Watch” exhibition for emerging designers, as well as a runway show on closing night. In the spring and summer we produced our debut MAVEN collection, shipped out over 250 Kickstarter rewards, and launched our online boutique. Now we’ve just wrapped up our first holiday season and are looking forward to some exciting plans for Valentine’s Day! (more on that later :). We are eager to do even bigger things in 2015, and look forward to sharing this journey with you.
We’d also like to take a moment to celebrate our Mavens who had birthdays in December: Edith Piaf (b. December 19, 1915), renowned chanteuse and icon of France, and Marlene Dietrich, (b. December 27, 1901), German-born actress and style icon known for her supernatural allure and pioneering androgynous fashion. We raise our glasses to these spirited and inspirational women!
We’ll leave you with that for now, but look forward to posting here again soon. We wish you a happy and fulfilling new year, filled with love, laughter, and gorgeous underthings!
Marin & Julia
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