If you’ve been following my trials and travails here, you know that I’m doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work on the Kickstarter. Email blasts. Social media updates. Press kits.
This weekend, two of those premiums came through (and I have a third new premium to be announced ANY DAY NOW).
The project has been largely inspired by Maria Elena Buszek, the rock star scholar who wrote the book Pin Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture. The book is a smart, accessible look at the history of the pin up, dating back to the 1800s. Not only is she helping me get copies of the book, but she’s also signing them for the Kickstarter backers. It’s $50.
The other premium comes from the fabulous vintage reproduction company What Katie Did. Katie is a genius. She began creating vintage reproductions to feed her stocking habit and it just grew from there – now she’s selling bras, panties, garters and is known as founding one of the best companies of its kind in the world. I was so happy that she agreed to be in the film – and then to allow me to get access to her stuff for the Kickstarter is just wonderful.
The premium is a full set (bra, panties, garter belt and stockings) in either black or ivory and is priced at $175, including shipping to the US (foreign shipping is another $10). Unless you live in London or LA (where her stores are located) this price is equivalent to what you’ll pay to get her things sent and shipped to you – and I’ll hook you up with her wonderful staff for proper fit and whatnot. PLUS the Blue Stocking BurlyQs are throwing in some special goodies to add to the package.
Did I mention recently how much I love the people I’m working with on this project?