Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pleasure - To Have and to Hold

Unusual. Extraordinary. It's what our clients insist on. They don't want to be like everyone else. They want to stand out, for all the right reasons.

And so does Un:usual. The Un:usual brand was born when its founders saw a need for a product that was designed for confident, young women who enjoyed fun fashion and perfect styling, just like our clients.

To the right is a new piece by Un:usual - the Pleasure. This piece is available in the fashion colour olive and is a molded cup bra with dotted detailing. You'll find small flowers at the breastbone, on the panty and on the split-strap of the bra. Because the design is done with matte and shine fabric, there isn't a lump or bump to be seen under even the lightest fabric.

The Pleasure by Un:usual is available in band sizes 34 - 42 cups C - G and the matching bikini panty is available in sizes S - XL.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mink or Magenta - Choose Kenan

We're just swimming in new designs right now. Winter may have brought the rain but it also brought us the latest in style. Today's new piece is by Kenan.

Kenan is a Canadian line we have been proud to carry for years. To the right you can see Kenan's latest chemise. This chemise, in the finest silk, is available in colours mink and black (as shown) or magenta and black.

The black lace at the bust isn't just for an elegant and feminine look, it's also for bosom support. Unlike so many other chemises, this style will lend a hand to your womanly curves.

Find this new Kenan piece in sizes small, medium and large. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Get Your Head in Bed

Well, it's official, the weather has definitely turned on the West Coast. Courtenay has gone from streaming sun to raging rain. But that's OK. We're tough West-Coasters and we can take it.

But there's no harm in softening winter's blow and at Secret Drawers Lingerie, we think you can do it with pajamas. Cozy, warm, stylish, relaxed pajamas. 

To the right you'll see a pj design that just came in. It's the Black New York Botanical print by BedHead. We've been carrying BedHead for years and we can attest to its long-wearing beauty. Pick a set up this year and don't be surprised if five years down the road, people still mistake it as new.

Find these and other stylish BedHead pajamas in both a stretch and polished cotton. And don't forget the matching BedHead robe. Then you can scoff at the rain in style.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Get 10% Off with the Secret Word this Saturday

Did you know Saturday is Canada's Small Business Saturday? It's the day when Canada celebrates Canadian entrepreneurs by supporting small businesses. And the best part? Deals for you.

At Secret Drawers Lingerie we will be giving 10% off to anyone who mentions the secret word: Lingerie. Yup. That's it. Just come in and mention "lingerie" and we'll happily give you your discount.

For more information on Small Business Saturday and other local businesses that will be offering discounts, see this website, brought to you by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Convertable Beauty - The Chantelle Vendôme

Bra straps. We sell bras with straps to show off, but some outfits just look more svelte without them. But then you have to worry about how to hide straps with a halter top or a racer back shirt. Chantelle to the rescue. The Chantelle Vendôme is one bra that accommodates no matter what you're wearing.

New in, the Chantelle Vendôme is available in ink in both a smooth and a soft cup. Both designs feature richly-detailed, tattoo-like embroidery on the side and the soft cup carries this motif onto the cup. You'll find a small charm at the breastbone of each piece.

The Chantelle Vendôme converts from conventional straps, to a racer back to a halter with the included strap converter.

And we have the shorty pants to match. The underwear is available in sizes S - XL and the bra is available in 32 - 40, cup sizes B - F.

Friday, October 12, 2012

How to Wear Socks with Heels or Boots

Today we were please to see that our piece on wearing socks with heels or boots came out in the Comox Valley Record. But, in case you missed it, here are our tips:
Whether wearing pumps, spikes or platforms, some women think the only options underneath are to go with pantyhose or with nothing at all, but fashionistas tell us differently. Now it’s perfectly acceptable to show off socks as cute accessories under boots or heels.

The secret to socks and heels is getting the right socks paired with the right heels. Think texture. Find socks and shoes that have different colours and textures – you never want to be matchy-matchy. If you have a solid black shoe, try a hot pink, striped sock. If you have patterned shoes then try a solid, dark-coloured sock. And don’t forget, those socks have to be thin as it never looks good if your socks bulge out the top of your shoes.

Socks and boots are another hot trend. Some women have always enjoyed this look but it’s recently become a fashion phenomenon. And best of all, this is a look where fashion meets function. A long sock under a boot keeps you warm and dry and looks stylish too.

To pair boots with socks think about length and style. Of course, you have to invest in socks that will hit above the height of your boot. This might mean mid-calf socks for ankle boots or knee-high or even thigh-high socks for taller boots. Some socks can be slouched for a more relaxed look while others must be pulled tight to look put-together. And keep in mind, ankle-high boots tend to cut legs off and make you look shorter, so adding a short slouchy sock on top of that might add weight where you don’t want it.

To find a stylish combination think complimentary and not matching. If you have a fun, patterned sock, pair it with a simple boot without a high heel like a riding boot. If you have a smooth, simple sock feel free to pair it with adorned and heeled boots. And don’t forget fun socks with those wellies for the rainy days.

In all, consider socks a fashion accessory just like any other. Invest in colours, styles and patterns to create either a fun and flirty look or a pulled-together, sophisticated and sexy air.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Want Another Reason to Get Him Naked?

Some of you may not know it but Secret Drawers Lingerie carries a line of underwear just for men. This line of underwear is called Naked.

Naked is designed with a fit that makes him feel like he's wearing nothing at all with only the finest Italian fabrics. And better yet, now every Naked purchase supports Project World Citizen. Project World Citizen is a charity the CEO of Naked underwear, Joel Primus, started to help build computer labs in Ghana.

And if you needed another reason to get Naked, consider this: Every Naked factory is also Blue Sign Certified, one of the highest universal environmental standards in the textile industry. So getting Naked is also the environmental choice.

So drop by and get him Naked today.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Waffle and Terry - The Best of Both Robes

At Secret Drawers Lingerie we sell robes in a waffle fabric. We also sell robes in a terry fabric. And now, with the addition of the Mansfield Waffle Terry-Lined Shawl, we have a robe that offers both.

The combination of both a waffle shell and a terry knit lining creates an incredibly comfortable and practical robe. The Mansfield is a lightweight robe with incredible style. You'll feel like you just stepped into a five-star spa with the look and feel of this piece.

You'll find the Mansfield robe in-store and it's available in one-size. The Mansfield is 50 inches long with turn back cuffs and double belt loops.