Notes from Underwear

Sabrina Nadal

Sabrina Nadal

The first shipment of romantic lingerie from Sabrina Nadal has arrived and is already flying out the door! Sabrina’s French sensibility is evident in the…

VPL!!!

VPL!!!

The second shipment from our Fall VPL order has arrived!  This time around we’ve gotten several styles, including the popular Breaker Tank, (works as an…

Dress Shirts by Bra Size!

Dress Shirts by Bra Size!

We’re big advocates of the peek-a-bra, but only when it’s intentional. A splash of color or a bit of delicate lace showing under a cocktail…

Accessories for the Boudoir

Accessories for the Boudoir

I’m a sucker for vintage accessories like finely tooled leather gloves, delicate hand mirrors, and complicated jewelry boxes. Anything superfluous that exists only to please…

Fish, again…

Fish, again…

Ok, I know I just posted about the arrival of the fish suits less than 48 hours ago, but the bikinis are already sold out!…

Cougar Lingerie

Cougar Lingerie

At the risk of offending the brilliant and talented Kristen Schaal, I’m going to suggest a few items in the store that may appeal to…

FINALLY!

FINALLY!

At long last, the elusive Fish suits from Princesse Tam Tam have arrived. I have to say, it was worth the wait – in part…

Bric á Brac

Bric á Brac

Here at Lille, we’re usually so busy gushing over the lingerie on the blog that we often forget to mention that we carry other things…

Helen Mirren’s Bikini

Helen Mirren’s Bikini

The Telegraph posted an interesting article today on the hullaballoo about Helen Mirren’s hot bikini photos, taken this week while she was on vacation in…

Tiny Travel Guide

Tiny Travel Guide

Providing travel recommendations is one of my favorite things to do. I get green with envy when I meet someone who writes for a guidebook…

Hot Weather Lingerie

Hot Weather Lingerie

It’s officially hot in here. When the heat index hits 90 degrees, I always have a hard time figuring out what I’m willing to wear…

Online Updates

We’re still working hard on the new site, which will launch soon, but I wanted to let you know that we’ve updated the sale section…

The Iconic String Bikini

The Iconic String Bikini

Legend has it that Brazilian model Rose de Primo invented the string bikini by accident when she ran out of material while fashioning a suit…

Dessous Special Orders

Dessous Special Orders

Last chance for Dessous Special Orders this season! There are a few items still available, including two fan favorites – the Charlotte romper and the…

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…