Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Romance of Chantelle

Many women are looking for white or beige lingerie due to those tones practicality under light-coloured clothing. While we certainly appreciate the usefulness of underwear that matches your skin tone, sometimes a woman needs a little spice. The Romance by Chantelle is just the piece for this moment.

The Chantelle Romance is a candy apple red demi bra with a deep plunge and a keyhole accent. Its cup is sheer lace with tone-on-tone embroidery and vertical uplifting seams. The adjustable straps are also embroidered and have bow accents.

While this bra will compliment your curves on top, there is also a flattering matching bottom. The low-rise thong maintains the theme with red tone-on-tone embroidery and adds short pleated tulle around the sides, lightly skimming the hips. These details make this a thong perfect for a woman who wants a little more coverage.

The Chantelle Romance is a reminder that our underwear drawers cannot live on black and white alone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Secret Drawers Lingerie Takes Part in a Military Family Event

Secret Drawers Lingerie is pleased to take part in a networking and shopping event in connection with the Comox Military Family Resource Center (MFRC) in conjunction with the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association.

On Saturday, November 6th Secret Drawers Lingerie and other downtown businesses will welcome military families as a part of the Comox MFRC's Quality of Life event series.

This is a special pre-Christmas shopping day for military spouses and families. We are looking forward to seeing these families and showing them all downtown Courtenay has to offer - there even may be a few surprises in store.

For more information on this event, see the official Military Event poster or page 22 in the Autumn edition of In the Air.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pajamas Are Extremely Popular Christmas Gifts

Yes, that's right, I said the word: Christmas. I know, of course, that it's two months away, but the earlier you browse the selection at Secret Drawers Lingerie, the more satisfied you and your giftee will be.

Today's pajama selection is from Frankie and Johnny. Frankie and Johnny's idea is a simple one: Create a line of fun, comfy, cozy jammies that you can live in, 24/7.

Frankie and Johnny pull their inspiration from family adventure and everyday things, like these moccasin-clad lounge pjs, seen right. Like every Frankie and Johnny style we have selected this year, these are made of bamboo rayon and cotton. And yes, the deep red utters the word Christmas, but the whimsical print makes it in season any time.

Sleepshirts by Frankie and Johnny are also available. The Le Maroc sleepshirt, seen left, consists of a classic black-and-white pattern adorned with contrasting trim and buttons, and one front pocket under the left shoulder.

This sleepshirt is designed not only for comfort but to also create a flattering sillouette as you sip hot cocoa with your kids. And just like all Frankie and Johnny fabrics, the texture of this sleepshirt feels like a blend of cashmere and silk.

Not feeling Christmassy yet? No problem. The bamboo-climbing pandas on this lounge pj don't require the addition of a holiday. This endearing design, seen right, reminds the wearer that they are indeed wearing fabric made of bamboo. The fabric wicks away moisture making Frankie and Johnny pajamas versatile in both winter and summer.

True, the bamboo flannel of these garments make them snuggly, but the pandas on the print don't hurt either. On the lounge styles there is a button-up front with two pockets, as well as an elastic drawstring waistband on the pant.

We do admit, it's hard to choose between Bedhead Pajamas, The Cat's Pajamas, Blush pajamas or Frankie and Johnny pajamas. The only advice we can give is to come in and see for yourself. By the time you leave, you may find your Christmas list half done.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winner Announced for The Cat's Pajamas

We'd like to thank everyone who entered to win sleepwear by The Cat's Pajamas. Not only did people comment on the pajamas, but there were other great things said too, so we thought we'd share a few comments with you.

Tricia O from Denman Island said,
I love the way I'm remembered and treated as a VIP every time I stop by your store. Your staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. I anticipate my next visit to view your fall and winter selections.
Karen said,
Oh, these p.j.'s look dreamy!!! Nena, it was delightful to meet you today, and I am LOVING my new bra...I can't believe that I endured the discomfort of my old, ill-fitting bra for so long. My next purchase will definitely be of the hanky panky variety!
On Facebook, Trudy Bottrell said,
These are the coziest pj's ever! You can wrap yourself up in the warmth of flannel this winter in these adorable pajamas ...the best place on Vancouver Island for lingerie, and sleepwear is Secret Drawers, in Courtenay !
Thanks to everyone for the great comments and interest, but the winner was Venessa who said,
Hey Nena- I love the bra, and knickers teehee! Thanks for fitting me and just being generally lovely! I'll be returning to your store in a very short little while..
Vanessa has already visited us and walked out with her prize, smiling wildly. Watch Underwear Matters and our Facebook page for your next chance to win some underwear that matters.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Elixir Cassiopée by Lejaby

Elixir Lingerie is a creation of Lejaby, which has been a favorite or ours for years. Elixir takes the exquisite quality and design of Lejaby but is designed to offer sizes A through H cup.

New in-store this week is the Elixir Cassiopée (above). It is a perfect example of how offering a range of sizes doesn't mean a sacrifice of beauty or elegance. We're finding this line a good fit for women of many shapes and sizes due to its superior design.

We're offering this style in aubergine and have panties and thongs to match. When something is this beautiful, you really should splurge for the whole look. This feminine and flirty lingerie will keep your shape looking great throughout the day and provide a stylish reveal at night.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wacoal Brings Awareness to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Each October Secret Drawers Lingerie is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and yearly, part of this support is the Awareness bra by Wacoal.

The Awareness Underwire Bra is the best-selling of the Wacoal line and each one displays a ribbon flag as a reminder to do monthly self breast exams. We carry it in a stand-out tone-on-tone red jacquard calla lily fabric. It has padded straps and is a great fit for the fuller-figure.

Between October 3 - October 16 Wacoal is giving a portion of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, so be sure to pick yours up soon.

No matter how you plan to spend your October, take a moment and get educated about breast cancer. We want to see you digging through our Drawers for a long time to come.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Felina - Passionate Fashion

Felina is a German lingerie company with over 120 years of experience. While it began simply as a corset factory, in 1922 the name Felina was chosen as it was derived from a cotton jersey brassière (later known as a bra), which had become amazingly successful. This new popular undergarment became the concept behind the whole company as it provided practicality and beauty in one package.

Above is the Passion, a part of the Felina Dessous line. We are carrying this finely-detailed line in both ivory and chestnut. One of the most noticeable touches is the intricately-embroidered leaf edging along the upper-cup and the straps. This creates a unique look setting it apart from the standard straight lines seen elsewhere.