I am a feminist.
More than anything, Under the Unders is a way to celebrate being a woman myself and the existence of all the other women in the world. Being a woman may be hard sometimes, but by feeling good with ourselves is an important step to achieving place in this society ruled by men. Some ladies, through history, became icons because they were brave and talented enough to break these social barriers of gender, and ended up being famous for it.
Blackbird Underpinnings is launching their debut line. The aim of it is to “celebrate the unique beauty in every woman by promoting self‐expression and authenticity.”, according to designer and co‐founder Marin Camille Hood. When I found out about it, I got so excited! The world definitely need more pieces celebrating the beauty in our bodies, the vintage-inspired ones made by Blackbird were a great contribution.
The MAVEN collection is inspired by five iconic women: Édit Piaf, Anaïs Nin, Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich and Coco Chanel. Just like those women, the undergarments represent confidence, creativity, and authenticity as key elements, and are very, very beautiful!
However, the collection may not be completed without our help. As many other small lingerie brands, Blackbird Underpinnings have to struggle with huge costs of production and other things related to designing and selling. So, for the collection to be released, they have started a Kickstarter campaign, offering lots of rewards for the ones who are willing to contribute. Some of those are pieces from the new collection: the Édit crushed velvet knickers, the Anaïs silk charmeuse bralette, the Josephine silk charmeuse bloomers, the Marlene silk charmeuse camisole and my favorite: the Coco silk charmeuse romper. All in classic colors and luxurious fabrics, as you can see in the pictures.