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Mira wearing retro & edgy lingerie: Blackbird Underpinnings Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette (black · silk-charmeuse & lace) & Édith Crushed Velvet Knickers (gold · crushed-velvet); What Katie Did Fishnet Seamed Stocking (black · fishnet); A&VD The Basic Suspenders (black · satin-elastic)

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Side view, Mira wearing retro & edgy lingerie: Blackbird Underpinnings Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette (black · silk-charmeuse & lace) & Édith Crushed Velvet Knickers (gold · crushed-velvet); What Katie Did Fishnet Seamed Stocking (black · fishnet); A&VD The Basic Suspenders (black · satin-elastic)

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Fanning herself with a vintage record, Mira wearing retro & edgy lingerie: Blackbird Underpinnings Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette (black · silk-charmeuse & lace) & Édith Crushed Velvet Knickers (gold · crushed-velvet); What Katie Did Fishnet Seamed Stocking (black · fishnet); A&VD The Basic Suspenders (black · satin-elastic)

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Focus in hip, Mira wearing retro lingerie: Blackbird Underpinnings Édith Crushed Velvet Knickers (gold · crushed-velvet)

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Hugging herself, Mira wearing retro & edgy lingerie: Blackbird Underpinnings Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette (black · silk-charmeuse & lace) & Édith Crushed Velvet Knickers (gold · crushed-velvet); What Katie Did Fishnet Seamed Stocking (black · fishnet); A&VD The Basic Suspenders (black · satin-elastic)

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Retro-style lingerie brand with 1920s/1930s look.

Retro-style lingerie brand with 1920s/1930s look.

A hot topic this past couple of weeks with lots of social media presence is the retro-style lingerie brand Blackbird Underpinnings. Founded in 2012 and due to launch their debut next year, they have been recently stealing the attention of lingerie bloggers, lovers, devotees & journalists. I’m pleased to say I’m one of them, especially because lovely Julia & Marin gifted me with a couple of their silk and velvet sample pieces to show you here on Lost in Lingerie…

Perhaps I should start by saying that I really hope that their Kickstarter campaign will be successful (edit: it was, very successful!), not least because their debut MAVEN Collection looks set to be a beautiful line. This San Francisco Bay Area based brand’s debut collection includes five styles, all of them inspired by iconic ladies from the early 20th Century such as Édith Piaf, Anaïs Nin, Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich and Coco Chanel. The two pieces I’m presenting here today are the Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette in black, and the gold crushed velvet Édith high waisted knickers.

Both the knickers & bralette are very nicely designed and neatly made by Marin. The silk, well… I love silk lingerie and I absolutely love this bralette. Delicate silk adjustable straps and vintage look soft lace make it very sexy and elegant, but not overly sweet & girly. The crushed velvet high waisted knickers are really comfortable and again, soft on your skin and very pleasant to wear. And I adore the elasticated trim around the waist and hips. These two pieces are my first ones in the retro style, but I’m sure they won’t be the last. Putting on this style of lingerie is almost like putting on a period costume and you are instantly transported to an altogether more glamorous, decadent era.

To complete the look of Édith and Anaïs I paired them with fishnet stockings from What Katie Did and thigh suspenders from A&VD.

This 1920s/1930s look is very wearable for all ages, shapes and sizes and everyone from the young siren to the more mature elegant lady should find something for them from Blackbird Underpinning’s MAVEN Collection.

And you can read interesting Q&A with Marin and Julia on the Blog.

Words: Mira / Lost in Lingerie
Photographer: DW
Model: Mira

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