We are sticking with the lingerie theme this week and bringing you an event that is really going to heat things up. Founded just last year by Marin Camille and Julia Zolinsky, Blackbird Underpinnings is a Bay Area-based company that brings you high-quality, locally-made intimate apparel and lounge wear. These vintage-inspired pieces commemorate the expressive and liberated women of the 20’s and 30’s—women who won the vote, cropped their hair, literally wore the pants, and dared to declare their independence to a society that would have had it otherwise. What could be more patriotic than showing support for that this President’s Day Weekend??!
Blackbird Underpinnings will launch its first collection in summer 2013 (ahem, can anyone say Great Gatsby premiere ideas?) selling exclusively online and at special pop-up events. This weekend they are holding a Benefit Party at Bar Three Fifty-Five in Oakland (walking distance form the 19th St Bart station for all you SF’ers) to help get things off the ground. A benefit party for knickers… now that’s a cause we’ll support! What better way to celebrate all things President’s Day than a DJ spinning vintage vinyl, delicious prohibition-era cocktails, and a special boudouir-themed surprise?
Get over to Oakland and get familiar with these lovely ladies and when Summer hits you will have just the pieces for all those Gatsby parties you’ll be roaring at…