Notes from Underwear

Scarlett by Poet

Scarlett by Poet

A new Poet cami just arrived – the Scarlett is a thin-strapped v-neck camisole with a slight v-back that is not as low as the…

3.1 Phillip Lim Initials

3.1 Phillip Lim Initials

Phillip Lim 3.1 Bralette with Beading; image courtesy of Henry Han.I hate to be a naysayer, but I have some qualms about Phillip Lim’s new…

Bodas Basics

Bodas Basics

Everybody’s favorite basic bras are back in stock!  We have more of the best selling styles, as well as some new ones.  The Sheer Mesh…

Keep Me Anne Marie

Keep Me Anne Marie

The lovely Anne Marie nightie and basic Michelle tank from Keep Me just arrived.  Both styles are made from the same super-soft modal they use…

Get Your Finder Here!

Get Your Finder Here!

When I first moved to Portland, the Willamette Week Finder was indispensible in my acclimation to this fair city.  The 2009 edition just came out,…

Summer Plaid by Only Hearts

Summer Plaid by Only Hearts

This cute cotton tunic just arrived from New York designer Only Hearts.  I love the loose, swingy cut and the fun plaid print.  The bralette…

New Hoff by Hoff

New Hoff by Hoff

Fans of the Floral Balconette bra by Hoff by Hoff will be thrilled to hear that we received more of that style in new colors…

The Lake and Stars Swimwear

The Lake and Stars Swimwear

The very first Swim collection by The Lake and Stars is now in stock!  Ever the quirky, irreverent style mavens, Nikki and Maayan have created…

Let’s hit the beach!

By now, many of you loyal LIL readers have had a chance to check out the Malia Mills swimwear we’ve had in stock for about…

Millesia’s Passion

Millesia’s Passion

It seems like every lingerie designer has a set called “Passion,” especially if they’re French.  But this version by Millesia definitely seems like the type…

Summer Hours in Effect

Summer Hours in Effect

Dear Portland, Summer hours are now in effect: Monday-Saturday: 12pm-6pm Sunday: 12-4pm Because we, too, need to soak up the sweet, fleeting sun while we…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

In case you haven’t already purchased a token of appreciation for the person who gave you life, here are a few suggestions of some Lille…

Deep Orient Blue Express

Deep Orient Blue Express

The Elle MacPherson Boudoir line never ceases to transport me to an imaginary time and place, where I have no daily chores like laundry or…

Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

The lovely Belle Pouting sets from Stella McCartney are in – these vintage-inspired beauties have a bit of a 40’s athletic bra vibe to me…

Thank you!

Thank you!

I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Forecast show such a huge success – from the talented hair…

Safety Dance

Safety Dance

Great news, ladies!  I begged and pleaded with VPL to get a few more of the Safety Loop Suits, and they were able to make…

Nothing like a silk slip…

Nothing like a silk slip…

We just received the Silk Crepe de Chine Slip from Only Hearts, and it’s even prettier than the Silk Charmeuse version.  Subtly sexy, it drapes…

Hoff by Hoff Update

Hoff by Hoff Update

Exciting news, LIL readers!  The Hoff by Hoff package is finally here, and the fit is even better than we expected!  The construction is impeccable…

April in Lille: Pantymonium

It’s the first day of April in Lille!  The deals begin in earnest on the webstore today, with 30% off the gorgeous Degas Bralette by…

A Novel Romance

A Novel Romance

I just received a disc of lovely images from Lisa Warninger, who shot A Novel Romance, The English Department’s annual fashion show, in which Lille…

VPL Safety Loop Suit

VPL Safety Loop Suit

This hot little bodysuit just arrived in a dark grey (tar) with contrasting tan trim, and I’m so crazy about it that I may just…

The Lake and Stars Fiancé

The Lake and Stars Fiancé

A lot of designers are taking a pragmatic approach to the recession by going back to their tried and true designs.  This makes me infinitely…

Summer of Love

Summer of Love

The popular O Girl Chemise from Eberjey Organics is back in stock, along with an adorable cami/panty set (pictured below.)  This cute babydoll is made…

Lingerie fit for the Boudoir

Lingerie fit for the Boudoir

The new shipment from Elle Macpherson Boudoir is here, and it definitely seems like the type of lingerie you’d wear in a decked-out 1940s bedroom,…

Gatsby Teddy

Gatsby Teddy

I experimented with a new style just before the last fashion show, and while I am pleased with the results, it nearly drove me to…

Bra Talk

Bra Talk

I recently visited my sister-in-law in New York, and she asked me to bring her some perfect bras for everyday wear.  As a young mother,…

Raina, Marta, Lou and You

Raina, Marta, Lou and You

Hurray for Spring!  I’m so excited that Araks is branching out and trying some new styles – and providing them in the most fabulous colors. …

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

I’m proud to say that I was the very first customer ever to place an order for Poet loungewear from the lovely Tara Lefkowitz nearly…

Gatsby Peach

Gatsby Peach

I have a new Gatsby Gown in the store – good timing too! I’m pleased to report that the last one sold over Valentine’s weekend. …

Keep Me

Keep Me

If you’re a fan of the Eberjey Pima Goddess series, then the cute and comfy basics from Keep Me will be right up your alley. …