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Secrets In Lace works hard to keep romance alive in the modern world. We’re inspired by all things vintage — from our authentic stockings to our vintage lingerie.  We are the exclusive designers of the Dita Von Teese Nylon Stocking Collection and have the exclusive Rago Shapewear Salon.

Keep up with this blog for news, vintage inspiration, and tips to incorporate some more romance into your lingerie drawer.

 


The Great American Pastime: Movie Night

Sometimes, the best things to do is staying in and relaxing with a movie and some popcorn. It can be a time to unwind and transport yourself to a different time and place. It can be a time to escape the hectic everyday hustle. If you don’t already have a movie in mind, no worries, here are some of our favorites classics.

Jaws has one of the most recognizable and fear-instilling soundtracks…with only two notes. Steven Spielberg adapted Peter Benchley’s novels into what is considered the “father of the summer blockbuster.” Jaws tells the story of a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near tourist town Amity Island.… Read more


A Gentleman’s Luxury: Cigars.

Posted on June 16th in vintage, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

Whether you are looking to celebrate or just looking for a gentlemen’s night, there’s nothing like sitting back and relaxing with a scotch and cigar. There are so many different types of cigars that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate which one is best let alone which one is best for you. Imagine a Mad Men scene with Don Draper, his freshly-pressed suit, and a cigar resting between his fingertips. That could be you. Here are some of the best selling cigars of all time, so that you feel confident buying the perfect cigar for you!

 

 

The best-selling brand in America, Macundo is the heavy weight champ of cigars.

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Red Hot and Perfect for You!

“I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
And I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind

The lady in red…”

Red is the color of passion, love and desire. As Chris De Burgh sang in 1986, a lady in red can be mesmerizing and light up your senses. If this is something you’re interested in, dress her up in some of our favorite red pieces, and you’ll never forget the way she’ll look that special night.… Read more


American Summers: Beach Wear!

Summer is here! Picnics in the park, bike rides around the neighborhood, and weekend trips to the beach await your presence with your gal by your side. This means a need for classic vintage swimwear that is flattering for every body type with their retro and vintage silhouettes, halter-tops, and ruched bottoms. Imagine yourself with your leading lady on Coney Island in the 1920s eating a classic Nathan’s Hot Dog. With these pieces, you’ll feel like you’ve brought your very own Marilyn to the beach with you.

The sweetheart cut accentuates her bust while also being a clean classic cut for many sundresses.… Read more


Good Ole’ American Pie – A History Of the Golden Era Classic Treat

Posted on May 26th in Uncategorized, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

It’s the season for state fairs, which mean hamburgers, Coca-Cola, and good ole American fun. These are all considered a part of the American image, however, nothing seems more all American than a homemade apple pie! It is the one food that reminds us of holidays with our families, warm summer days, and crisp fall evenings like the beloved apple pie. In fact, many of us take great pride in being “as American as apple pie.”

However, apple pie isn’t quite “all” American.

The first written recipe was actually found in an English cookbook in the late 1300s.… Read more


Blast From the Past: Soda Shops

Posted on May 19th in vintage, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a soda shop in almost every city in the United States – it was a place where people stopped in for coffee, grabbed a bite to eat, and where teenagers socialized after school while drinking Coca-Cola and milkshakes. Soda shops became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Soda fountains became the most popular place to socialize – they were actually considered the best place for a date and even competed with local bars in popularity. This was the first time non-alcoholic drink were equally as popular as alcoholic beverages.… Read more


Champagne Lingerie Beauties

Prestige, celebration, and elegance – all words that describe celebration. Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638-1715) was a French Benedictine monk who is credited with the invention of sparkling champagne, the beverage we now drink in light of celebration and classy affairs.  “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars?” – is what Pérignon supposedly said when he first tasted sparking champagne. Elevate her to the stars with our beautiful champagne pieces as your own version of celebration.

The Cabaret Plunge Bra has the best of both worlds. It has the sexiness of the plunge while providing the support and boost of a pushup.… Read more


Classic Hollywood Beauties: The Life of Veronica Lake

There’s something timeless about Old Hollywood Stars. Their elegance, style, and charm prevail through the ages and their legacies. This week, we will highlight the life of beauty Veronica Lake.

 

Veronica Lake was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14, 1922 as Constance Frances Marie Ockelman. Her father worked for an oil company but tragically died in an oil tanker explosion. Veronica’s radiant beauty and natural charm, combined with a talent for acting, inspired her mother and stepfather to move to Beverly Hills, California where they enrolled her in an acting school in Hollywood. As a child, Veronica was diagnosed as Schizophrenic, but her parents viewed acting as a form of treatment.… Read more


Classic American Hot Rods!

Posted on April 28th in vintage lifestyle. No Comments

‘Vroom ‘vroom! The sound of a strong engine, in a sleek automobile, catching the eyes around you. American innovation has been changing the automotive industry since before the good ole Model T. Some of the most transformative American inventions include automatic transmissions, production V8 engines, and the legendary “muscle car.” American cars embody performance, status, luxury, innovation, and so much more. They have been symbols of post-war prosperity and patriotism, and have continued to be icons and trailblazers.

Ford Mustang

“Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.” Sorry, Mr. Pickett, but the Ford Mustang is and will forever be an American classic, and we don’t see that slowing down any time soon.… Read more


Classic Hollywood Gents: The Life of Charlie Chaplin!

This week we’re branching out and covering some of the famous men who influenced and were involved with our favorite classic Hollywood starlets! First up is the incomparable Charlie Chaplin. 

Early Years

Born in London, England on April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin is widely regarded as one of the biggest stars, and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history. As a child, Chaplin worked with a children’s’ dance troupe before becoming an iconic figure of the silent-film era. Not only did he help shape the industry as an actor, but also as a comedian, producer, director, writer, and composer.… Read more