Notes from Underwear

Arak-Attack!

Arak-Attack!

Heads up, loyal LIL readers…due to the overwhelming demand for more Araks, we will be getting a ton of new stuff in next week –…

Incoming: Lyell Lingerie

Incoming: Lyell Lingerie

It’s official. My perseverance has paid off! This Fall, Lille will be carrying a small selection of lovely lingerie from Lyell. Alliteration aside, this is…

Goodbye Lisi Valle

Goodbye Lisi Valle

I received some sad news today in the form of a letter from Lisi Valle notifying us of the discontinuation of her eponymous line. Citing…

VPL is here!

VPL is here!

We just received the first installment of our Fall VPL Order!!!! I practically attacked our friendly UPS driver to open the box, then assaulted his…

Lyell Lingerie (on the DL)

Lyell Lingerie (on the DL)

Shhhh… can you keep a secret? One of my favorite labels started doing lingerie for Spring/Summer ’08. I’m not making any promises, but I’d really…

Web Store Updates

Web Store Updates

We sincerely apologize for the delay in updating our webstore lately – what with Mercury in retrograde and the constant influx of new merch coming…

Lille Bike Shoot

Lille Bike Shoot

Unfortunately, the Lille Bike Shoot didn’t quite go according to plan thanks to a mistake by the photo rental company and some very typical Portland…

Spring 2008 Bridal Lingerie Guide

Spring 2008 Bridal Lingerie Guide

Here’s a helpful guide to the newest, loveliest bridal lingerie from the Spring ’08 collections: Princesse Tam Tam Guepiere: This cotton/silk blend bustier with attached…

The Perfect White Bikini

The Perfect White Bikini

Araks has created the ultimate sexy little white bikini this season, in a subtle eggshell color with asymmetrcial straps.  The Zoe bikini top in Shell…

Hangover Schmangover

Hangover Schmangover

This is definitely how I feel right now, though I certainly don’t look as good as Lulu in all her black-bobbed glory. I would love…

Make-Up Room

Make-Up Room

The adorable Make-Up Room sets by the Lake and Stars are in! Available in the striking Ink/Lime (pictured above), or Wax/Tangerine (Ivory/Orange), they offer a…

Pajama Party

Pajama Party

For a lingerie store owner, my pajama collection is a sorry state of affairs.  Don’t get me wrong – I have a formidable array of…

Sarah’s on Break

Sarah’s on Break

Actually, I’m back. But it is true that the “We’re on Break” romper by The Lake and Stars is featured prominently in the new Sex…

Grace Waking

Grace Waking

Sara touched on the timeless charm of the new Stella pieces a few days ago, but I just had to elaborate on the glory of…

Waikiki, here I come!

Waikiki, here I come!

If you’re looking for a versatile bikini this Summer, you can’t go wrong with the Escale in Terra Cotta by Princesse Tam Tam. The cute…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Attention PDX entrepreneurs!  A rare commercial spot has opened up in the Lower East Burnside district, right next door to Lille Boutique on the corner…

Sock Heaven

Sock Heaven

The Japanese socks are in! Patterned over the knee socks, knit thigh highs in crazy bright colors, open toed knee-highs, and lacy 1/2 socks are…

No Pants Day

No Pants Day

Apparently, today is “No Pants Day,” according to the official website: “No Pants Day is a day where everyone, be they students, respectable businessmen, or…

Bodas Cotton Mousseline Series

Bodas Cotton Mousseline Series

The Bodas Cotton Mousseline Chemise from their Spring/Summer ’08 line was definitely a fan favorite at the Spring Fashion Show. Made from 100% pure Swiss…

Vintage Jewelry by Anna

Vintage Jewelry by Anna

We had an amazing response from the crowd about the jewelry featured in our fashion show, and I thought I should mention it here since…

Fashion Show Pix at MOD

We were fortunate enough to have a couple of Mercury staffers at the Fashion Show, and we’re grateful to Minh Tran for taking some amazing…

Bra Bandits

Bra Bandits

I thought our readers might be interested in this recent New York Times article regarding an intellectual property lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret: Saying She Patented…

Our Ad Campaign

Our Ad Campaign

I received a message from a customer today regarding our ad campaign and its alleged lack of diversity. It’s always very upsetting to me when…

Kawaii!

Kawaii!

I think everyone in Portland knows about my two major obsessions: accessories (i.e. lingerie, shoes, umbrellas, etc.) and all things Japanese (i.e. goyaman, takoyaki, nihon…

Real Life in Lingerie

Real Life in Lingerie

Here is a prime example of a stylish way to highlight your lingerie and integrate it into your ready-to-wear wardrobe: Jessica has layered the Lois…

Rolled Stockings

Rolled Stockings

Release your inner flapper! Thigh high stockings and garters are making a huge comeback, and fans of our ivory and black vintage silk stockings will…

When opportunity knocks…

When opportunity knocks…

I know I’ve mentioned The Lake and Stars’ Opportunity Trench before, but I just had to bring it up again because we received a sample…

Another Fashion Show!

Another Fashion Show!

The Fall Fashion Show here at Lille Boutique was a great success, so we’re thrilled to announce the next one: we’ll be holding a Spring…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

The Araks Y-Thong just doesn’t get enough credit. Sure, we’ve blogged about it extensively, but I think customers sometimes overlook it as a practical panty…

The Perfect "Something Blue"

The Perfect "Something Blue"

Whether you’re a bride looking for undergarments for that special day or a bridesmaid trying to find a present for a shower or bachelorette party,…

Apples vs. Oranges

Apples vs. Oranges

I don’t know about you, but I prefer the bra on the left. (Judging from the look of distress on the model’s face, I’d wager…

Araks Delfine Cami

Araks Delfine Cami

There’s a beautiful camisole in the store that just doesn’t get enough attention. The Delfine cotton cami by Araks is a lovely marriage of lace…

Lille Boutique in the news!

Thanks to an article in the Mercury highlighting our crime-fighting activities, Lille Boutique will be featured on the KATU news channel 2 tonight at 4pm…

Araks Spring Line!

Araks Spring Line!

Today, we received the first shipment from the Araks Spring Lingerie Line, which includes the gorgeous Martina cami in milk with alpine trim and sexy…