Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Innerwear Meets Outerwear: Sasha Maks Styles the Janus Short Gown

If you've been following Evgenia for a while, you know that one of my favorite things about lingerie is its versatility potential. A major facet of this brand's pieces is their ability to be worn not only in the bedroom, but out and about as well.

So needless to say I was thanking my lucky stars when blogger and stylist Sasha Maksutenko (who also runs the super chic Sasha Maks Vintage) talked about pairing the Janus collection with modern pieces to show their potential as outerwear.


We teamed up with local photographer Garry Alexander for Sasha's blog feature, a preview pic from which is above - make sure to check out her post in its entirety here, plus find out how to score free shipping on any Evgenia order until the end of July!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fiber & Fashion Pop-Up on Nicasio Square, July 24th 2016

As many of you know, I officially left San Francisco for West Marin back in October. Part of the appeal of our new home up north is that it has a gorgeous little shop on the property, the future home of Evgenia lingerie. The only problem (a big one) is that it's quite a rustic little space with tons of resident spiders, critters and dust. Needless to say it needs a boatload of improvement (read: new roof, drywall, hermetic sealing) before I can officially call the space home for Evgenia.

That said, I've been dreaming of, at the very least, hosting some pop ups in my new space until I can officially call it home. The shop's previous life was as a sweet little home goods store, so it's got retail in its bones. So, I invite you to the first pop up at the future home of Evgenia!



Join me, my mother-in-law Alice Pickett Lewis of Textures Gallery, Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose, Marnie Jackson of Black Mountain Farm, and Rebecca Braun of Rebecca Braun Bowls for an event celebrating fiber and fashion!

I hope you'll pay us a visit and check out the bare bones of my new digs! For more detailed information about each artist and the event in general, please visit our Facebook invitation, and be sure to RSVP and invite your friends! Make it a full day event and hit up Rancho Nicasio's lively Sunday BBQ afterwards - you won't be disappointed.

Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6000 Follower Giveaway

Instagram is a funny thing. When I joined, I thought I'd never hit 1000 followers, but I just hit 6000. Time sure flies. And I know that 6000 truly isn't that much when you look at other illustrious lingerie indies, but I'm really proud of this milestone and excited for what's next.

So what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? You can win $100 toward your purchase of Evgenia lingerie by entering on Instagram. See details below.


1. Follow @evgenialingerie on Instagram
2. Repost the above image (visit @evgenialingerie on Instagram to find an IG-safe version)
3. Tag @evgenialingerie
4. Use the hashtag #evgenialingerie6k

Enter as often as you like, but please note that your profile must be public! Contest closes at 11.59pm on April 27th. The winner will be chosen at random on April 28th. Good luck!
 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pas de Deux Editorial Shot by Shelbie Dimond

I've admired Shelbie Dimond's photography for what seems like ages. As an analog photographer with a distinct artistic voice and penchant for all things vintage, romantic and beautiful, Shelbie has an innate ability to capture measured moodiness in quiet moments. I first learned of Shelbie's work when I began Honey Cooler Handmade back in 2011 and we had gone back and forth casually discussing doing a shoot for a while. When I found out that Shelbie was moving to Los Angeles, I just knew I had to finally book a shoot with her before she became too famous to work with me.


As a former dancer, I have long wanted to do a ballet-themed shoot with my lingerie. Lingerie and ballet seem like a sensible combination - both epitomize femininity and precision. Lucky for me, Shelbie was also itching to do a ballet themed shoot and was able to connect with Ryan Lee and her dance partner Raul Orozco, both ballet dancers in Colorado. Before we knew it, Ryan and Raul had their tickets booked and came out to shoot with us in San Francisco's beautiful Firehouse 8.

Ryan wears pieces from the Spring/Summer 2016 Janus collection, which is slowly being released and is available here. Rebecca Taff is responsible for Ryan's beautifully ethereal hair and makeup. I was delighted to see a few shots front this series posted on The Lingerie Briefs last month.

I hope you enjoy this photo series as much as I do, and be sure to check out more of Shelbie Dimond's incredible work on her site.









Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Janus Collection Editorial Shot by Kelly Puleio

Just before the holidays, photog extraordinaire Kelly Puleio came out to my new house in West Marin and shot an incredible editorial for me with mega vamp Jeannette. I met Jeannette in Portland and instantly fell in love with her look - she's confident, playful and not to mention drop-dead gorgeous.


Lookbooks usually demand a focus on product photography (and consequently, have less room for a ton of imagination), but editorials allow for some fun and are more about the experience than the product, so needless to say I was really excited to see how things turned out with this project. Sarah Lashelle of Pretty Parlor dreamed up and executed Jeannette's mega-babe hair and makeup, rounding out the look in a completely otherworldly way. 


We went in to the day with a really loose plan and just let the magic happen. Kelly took half the shots in my house and the other half at Five Brooks Ranch in Olema, where Jeannette turned more than a few farmhands' heads. All in all, a wonderful day. In these shots, Jeannette is wearing the Evgenia Janus collection, some of which is already available for purchase online, with more pieces landing soon. She also wears jewelry by Marrin Costello, who is an incredible artist in her own right. Check out all the shots below!












Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EVGENIA Spring/Summer 2016 Teaser Video by Tim Prestoza

I'm slowly releasing pieces from my upcoming Janus collection for Spring/Summer 2016 and I'm so excited to share this amazing teaser video by Tim Prestoza of Low Tek Studios which features model Deavon Coleman. Tim joined us once again for shoot day, capturing the Janus collection in all its glory. This new collection boasts an exquisite bridal color way which includes luxurious silk charmeuse pieces including brand new Short Gown, Bed Jacket and Thong styles and a limited-edition Ribbon Corset made with vintage organza. The Janus collection is named after the Roman god of beginnings and transitions, and the collection's inception coincides with my physical transition from San Francisco to pastoral West Marin. I hope you enjoy the video! To see more of the Janus collection, visit my site, and be sure to follow Evgenia on Instagram.

Gifted Betty Blue's Loungerie in the Lingerie Secret Santa

This post is a long time coming, but better late than never, right?

As in 2014, I participated in the Lingerie Secret Santa again at the end of last year and once again hit the jackpot with UK based Betty Blue's Loungerie! I've been admiring them from afar for a while, but what a treat to finally have their amazing work in my collection.


Betty Blue's Loungerie is retro glam at its finest, using soft, luxe fabrics to create sumptuous, vampy silhouettes, reminiscent of the screen sirens of the past. Betty Hobcraft, the brains behind the gorgeous brand, sent me a piece I was elated to finally try, the Nell Dress Slip, one of the line's classics. It's totally iconic and just as gorgeous on as it is in the photos. The refined slip silhouette in stretch satin and uber soft lace boasts a high natural waistline and sheer panels at center front and center back, a cheeky, sexy detail you don't often see in traditional loungewear.


I'm not an easy fit, with a large bust, large hips and comparatively narrow waist. What's great about this piece is that it stretches in the right spots and fits me marvelously.


As if the Nell Dress Slip wasn't enough, Betty Blue's also sent me their lingerie bag and their Agatha Eyemask, a sweet touch and extra cherry on top that just made this gift even more lovely. This whole collection came beautifully packaged and perfectly constructed. I really couldn't have asked for a more lovely treat. Thank you, Betty Blue's!