Oh, New York, we understand you’re under a blanket of snow right now and everyone’s hibernating, but please don’t hate us for posting sunny pictures of a lingerie-clad model at Coney Island!
Blame (or thank!) Between The Sheets powerhouse duo Layla L’Obatti and Josh Verleun (below), who have just released their S/S2011 lookbook, which offers a more extended peek than what we showed you in our recent Bright Young Things feature.
The collection follows the label’s successful aesthetic formula of breezy cotton and jersey separates that transition from the bedroom to the boardwalk. Soft bralettes and plunge V-neck tees are offered in beachy colors of soft sand, sea blue and sunny tangerine. The items are perfect to pack for an effortless, sunny getaway wardrobe which, for New Yorkers (and most Canadians for that matter), is an indulgent necessity around this time.
But perhaps the most exciting news, which was alluded to with their cliffhanger at the end of the BYT interview, is that Layla and Josh will be appearing on a new reality television series! The show, All on the Line, is hosted by Elle magazine’s Creative Director Joe Zee (a Canuck, did you know?!), and features struggling designers who receive the chance to pitch their collections to a major store.
Being the only lingerie designer on the list — others include Project Runway veteran Kara Janx — has its definite perks, but while we don’t want to think of the lovely Layla L’Obatti as struggling, we do understand the impact the economic downturn has had on emerging and/or indie designers. You can bet that we’ll be rooting for the couple week after week (I am, after all, a reality TV freak and adored Joe Zee on The City).
Layla also created a special collection of intimates for the show that she’ll be able to reveal after the series airs, which we will definitely keep you posted on.
So mark your calendars for March 29, when All on the Line debuts on the Sundance Channel!
Psst! You can also support Layla by visiting her site at www.btslingerie.com, where there are a ton of beautiful pieces sure to please any Valentine sweetie.
Here are some images from the new BTS lookbook. Doesn’t it just ooze urban summer?!