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
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.
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
Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, brighter, and sunnier. With spring come birds chirping, flowers blooming, and pastels emerging. From winter to summer, spring is the lovely middle where colors rise out of her storage closet and back into the wardrobe and where pastels come out to shine. Pastels are elegant, pristine, and classy, just like the graceful lady in your life. Add a little texture with flirty ruffles and satin, and she’ll feel as delicate and beautiful as a flower.
Pinups experienced their golden age during WWII. It was the first time the US military endorsed pictures of pinups in magazines, calendars, and solo shots. Decorating servicemen’s lockers, sides of planes, and barrack walls, these pictures were meant to raise morale and spirits of the young servicemen as a means to remind them of home and to motivate them. The pinup was most popular during WWII; however, pinups still inspire classic fashion, photography, and self-expression. This week, we are going to recognize some of the most iconic pinups – pinups that served a unique position and purpose for the brave servicemen of that time.… Read more
Wedding season is upon us, and how better to start it than to remember one of the most iconic dresses worn by one of the most iconic women of our time. Yes, we are talking about Grace Kelly, hollywood starlet and later Princess of Monaco.
Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia. She was the youngest of three children and came from a affluent family that was influential in both local politics and the art and drama community. Her graduation yearbook listed Ingrid Bergman as her favorite actress and her graduation “prophecy” was one of fame and fortune.… Read more
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a classic date. Enjoy a date that will always remind you why you have that special someone in your life; a date that screams class, romance, and simplicity. Let’s bring classic back and fall in love all over again.
Going to the Movies:
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart enjoyed their private romance, but they would still frequent small movie theaters to enjoy a film together. It’s always exciting experiencing a new film with your leading lady, side-by-side, just waiting for your hands to brush together while reaching for the popcorn between you two.… Read more
We’re taking a quick break from Valentine’s Day lingerie and shopping ideas – we’re sure you see enough of that as it is! Instead, this week we’re sharing some of our favorite classic romance movies. Often starring some of our favorite vintage starlets, this list includes (but is not limited to) some of the most iconic storylines and timeless tales. Perfect for spending a night in with your significant other, or enjoying on your own as you relax in your vintage loungewear. It’s always a good night to escape reality and go back in time with these classic titles.
How could we have this list without mentioning Casablanca?… Read more
Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of Valentine’s Day posts, sales, and commercials? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! If you’ve come to Secrets in Lace in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, you’re already ahead of the game – but now you have to decide what to get. We’ve done previous posts giving ideas and inspiration for gift sets and lingerie items. But we know if you’re new to buying lingerie it can be a bit confusing. That’s why today we’re showing you great options that don’t require you to know her exact measurements or cup size – we’re keeping it simple this week so you can keep it sexy on Valentine’s Day!… Read more
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and we want to make sure you’re prepared with all of the best gifts to show that significant other just how much they mean to you. While making dinner reservations (or cooking it yourself!) go a long way, there’s nothing like speaking to her love of vintage fashion and the nostalgia you’ll feel with our garments. Today we’re featuring some great sets, so you can give her a full look with the confidence of knowing these garments were made to be worn together!
If you’re shopping for a bra and panty set, keep in mind what kind of style she likes, or maybe one she’s been hinting that she wants.… Read more