Thursday, February 27, 2014

Modern Comfort by Nanso

Looking for casual sleepwear or maybe a comfy lounge outfit for your cruise? You might just be looking for Nanso.

The reason why we love Nanso is because it is so wearer-friendly. It's often traditional shapes with the twist of a modern print. You can clearly see this in the outfit to the right. While that outfit would be at home in many closets, it's uniquely reminiscent of an urban lifestyle.

Nanso pieces are made from 50% cotton and 50% modal. This is a great blend because it allows them to hang flatteringly on the body and it prevents wrinkles. This makes Nanso the perfect travel piece. When you pull it out of your luggage, it looks as good as the moment you packed it.

On the left, is a watercolour look on a casual dress. Again, this modern print brings something special to a more conservative profile.

These and other Nanso designs are available in-store now. Pick them up in sizes small through large.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Hanky Panky Brings Out Your Inner Feline

Looking for something to put a little growl in the bedroom? How about this new Big Cat Print by Hanky Panky. We think these pieces will bring out your inner huntress.

New in store now are these Big Cat Print Hanky Panky designs. We're carrying the chemise (seen right), the camisole, both regular (shown) and low rise thongs, and the boypant.

The chemise is unlined and in their signature stretch lace with Chantilly-style lace cups and adjustable straps. It's approximately 32 inches long and comes in sizes small through large.

This oversized leopard print will transform your bedroom into the Serengeti. Watch out for your emerging inner carnivore though - I've heard she can be ruthless.

Friday, February 21, 2014

One of Your Wacoal Favorites - Now in Aquatic Blue

This the Wacoal Awareness bra. It isn't just one of your favorites, it's one of ours too. It provides excellent support in a range of sizes and is Wacoal's number one selling bra in their entire line.

The Awareness bra by Wacoal is a full figure underwire bra with many built-in design features that gift the bosom superior lift, support and comfort. The padded straps are a particularly nice addition for those with a bigger bosom. The Wacoal Awareness bra also includes a ribbon flag so as to remind you to do your monthly self breast exam.

The Awareness bra is now being offered in aquatic blue (as shown) in sizes 32-42, cups D-DD. The matching jacquard calla lily high-cut briefs are also available to complete the ensemble.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Help Gayle Bates Fight Her Cancer

Gayle Bates is extremely well known in the Comox Valley thanks to all the community events in which she takes part.

You might know her as an MC for the Child Development Centre Telethon or the Wearable Art Show. Or you might know her from her work with the art gallery, the Soroptimist club or the Sid Williams Theatre Board. Or you might even have heard her speak on waste reduction or at the Worldhost Customer Service training program. Gayle Bates has given a lot to the Comox Valley community.

And now it's time to give back to her.

Gayle Bates (right) was the MC for a recent masquerade ball fundraiser for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. She is seen here with CVAG curator Anh Le. - Ron Pogue
Photo care of the Comox Valley Record.

Unfortunately, Bates has been diagnosed with breast cancer. And this puts the self-employed, mother of two (with one more on the way) in a really tough spot because she won't be able to work during the year of cancer treatment she faces.

And while the healthcare system will pay for the radiation and chemotherapy, it will not pay for supplementary treatments or for her bills. And, unfortunately, not being able to work means that she won't be able to pay them either.

So Vashti and I, with the support of Secret Drawers Lingerie and Level 10 Eurospa, are raising funds to help Bates during this trying time.

It has been estimated that Bates needs $65,000 for the year she won't be able to work. The generous people of the Comox Valley have already donated $22,000 through the Gayle Bates - Future Cancer Survivor online fundraising campaign, but she needs more. So we're stepping up with an event that we hope will produce the proceeds that Bates requires in order to beat her cancer.

April 4th, Secret Drawers Lingerie and Level 10 Eurospa are hosting the Bollywood Fundraiser for Gayle Bates. This ladies-only event will be held at the Filberg Center and tickets are available now through either business.

This will be a night of fun and frivolities guaranteed to lift the spirits of all who attend. We are having cocktails at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. There will be live and silent auctions as well as dancing and entertainment. The focus is on the positive as we know that, with all of our help, Bates is strong enough to beat this illness.

And you get to participate by decorating your own table! The best decorated table wins a prize.

Tickets are only $50 with the proceeds going directly to Bates. Buy tickets at either Secret Drawers Lingerie or Level 10 Eurospa. Shake out your sari and come and join us for this night of Bollywood fun.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Oh La La, We Did it Again

You clearly loved the Oh La La by Prima Donna - so much so you snatched it right out of our store in the blink of an eye. We, of course, love it when that happens. And when it does, we listen to what it says. It says, "We love this!" So, we did it again.

This is the Prima Donna Oh La La. It's a fantastic-fitting, formed-cup bra.We previously sold it in blue denim but are now offering it in tropical green, seen above. This is a fashion piece that manages to be trendy and yet practical enough for every day.

The Oh La La by Prima Donna is being sold in sizes 32-40, cups C-F and you'll definitely want to complete the look with the matching bottoms in M-XL briefs. Let this new design wrap you in this 1950s-inspired look.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Perfect Valentine's Gift for Him, Naked

Did you know that it's 3 days until Valentine's Day? It's true. Are you planning on something? Are you planning on making it special? Are you planning on making it hot? We can help.

Getting Naked, helps a lot.

Seen right, is the Naked boxer brief. This pair of men's underwear is made of the finest in Italian microfiber. Men go Naked, and they never go back.

These boxer briefs feature an invisible waistband and seamless, flat-lock stitching for no-rub comfort. These underwear are Bluesign certified - one of the highest environmental standards in the textile industry.

And don't forget about yourself either. Pick up a three-pack of Hanky Panky thongs in this adorable heart shape and save! You'll want to do this right now, because, as we mentioned, as of February 15th, the prices of Hanky Panky are going to increase.

We at Secret Drawers Lingerie hope that all your Valentine's Days match the tone of your underwear.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PrimaDonna Ushers in Spring Early

True, lately we've been in the midst of a bit of a freeze here in the Comox Valley, but we're here to tell you that spring is just around the corner. Just ask PrimaDonna, the makers of the Aurora.

The large, openwork flowers of this piece make it striking and unique, and the joyous blue with yellow accents highlight this ebullient series. The PrimaDonna Aurora gives you the support and quality you expect from PrimaDonna but adds a modern, innovative, artistic design.

We are carrying the Aurora by PrimaDonna in blue, as shown, in sizes 36-42, cups C-H and you can complete the look with matching bottoms in both a brief and string design in sizes L-XXL.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Kenan Silk Chemise

Today we introduce more new Kenan. If full-on, sheer lace isn't for you, perhaps this short chemise is. This new chemise by Kenan is a body-skimming silk piece that is a beautiful basic for any wardrobe.

We think this combination of lace and silk is delicate and feminine and an absolute classic. It is something that would suit any age or body type. Try one on to see how well it will suit you.

This short Kenan gown is available in colours turquoise or aubergine (not shown) and in sizes small through large.