Vintage celebrities weren’t just known for their amazing sense of fashion, and their latest romantic endeavours–their talent in the industry was also just as important. And when it comes to one of the leaders in comedy in the entertainment industry, look no further than Lucille Ball. The star of I Love Lucy, as well as some of the spin off sitcoms including Life with Lucy, Here’s Lucy, and The Lucy Show, she certainly made a name for herself. However like most celebrities, she started out with modeling and trying to make it on Broadway. Originally, Lucille Ball went by the stage name Diane Belmont.… Read more
This week on the blog, we’re going to spotlight another famous photographer who has produced some of our favorite and most inspirational vintage photos. From shooting with friends to fashion photography to various advertising campaigns, today we are excited to talk about the life and career of photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
Demarchelier was born outside Paris and spent his earlier years doing freelance photography, even working at a local photo shop shooting passport pictures! However his work quickly gained attention of larger corporations such as Elle and Marie Claire magazines. He also received a helping hand when he became an assistant for famed photographer Hans Feurer who was known for his work with Vogue.… Read more
A new season of fashion trends is upon us, and with that we will have some great new arrivals rolling in to the store. But of course some of our tried and true garments will also remain our favorites. Today on the blog, check out some of our new garments that pair perfectly together, as well as a few classics that will seamlessly transition you into fall fashion in both your streetwear and lingerie collection.
Who doesn’t love a good babydoll? the Hollywood Pleated Babydoll is our newest design and is made to match the Pleated Panty (keep reading for more of that!).… Read more
Vintage lingerie and loungewear is definitely our specialty, but many women who shop our store love incorporating vintage looks into their everyday style as well. Today on the blog we’re sharing some of our favorite street style looks, based off of some very well loved icons of the past and present.
We’ll start with modern day diva, Dita Von Teese. She’s known for her burlesque shows, iconic vintage hair and makeup, and of course her killer style. Whether it be on the red carpet or the sidewalk, this gal never has a hair out of place, or an outfit that’s anything but perfectly tailored.… Read more
This week we’re showcasing some of our favorite garments for summer. While it’s always fun to shop for new clothing styles from season to season, keep in mind that lingerie and undergarments can vary by season as well. From color, to material, to functionality, below are a few of our favorite items you will get great use out of this summer.
Stockings and thigh highs are perfect to add some protection against your legs in the cooler months, but what about stockings in the summer? There’s no reason why you shouldn’t dress just as glamorously all year long. Our stockings are made from super sheer 100% 15 denier nylon so they’re sure to keep you comfortable in the heat.… Read more
We’re taking a quick pause from fashion this week, and instead showcasing some of our favorite vintage movies of all time. Dressing up for a night on the town in a glamorous outfit and fabulous lingerie underneath is always fun, but sometimes staying in and staging a movie night is just as entertaining–not to mention relaxing. So slip into your favorite Secrets in Lace pajamas, or loungewear and choose one (or all), of the following movies to cuddle up to.
A Brief Encounter (1945) is a classic story of forbidden love. The film starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard portray the story of a typical housewife who meets a handsome doctor in a train station café.… Read more
While we frequently starlets from the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s, this week we’re featuring one of the earliest grande dames of cinema. This week on the blog, we’re featuring Lillian Gish. For those unfamiliar with the name, Gish was an American-born actress and director. She was born in 1893 and had a career that lasted for over 75 years, due to her success in both the silent-era as well as the sound-era of film she earned the honorable nickname of The First Lady of American Cinema. While we frequently
In terms of her career in acting, she made her debut in An Unseen Enemy in 1912 when she was just 19 years old.… Read more
In honor of celebrating Cinco de Mayo this week, we decided to focus on the attention-grabbing style. Anything around this holiday focuses on vibrant and bright colors along with tons of frills and any over-the-top embellishments to keep everyone’s eyes on you. After reviewing many of these styles there were certainly some similarities to what you’ll find in the world of burlesque performances, so this week we decided to show you some of our favorite burlesque inspiration as well as how to achieve that look on your own. Who says it has to be a holiday to dress like the center of attention?… Read more
Many vintage starlets and fashion icons serve as some of our best inspiration at Secret’s in Lace. You can see that through our wonderful and extensive Bettie Page Collection! But just because we don’t name an entire collection after every leading lady, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same attention! This week, its Elaine Stewart. A Jersey girl born and raised, this American actress is most well known not just for her acting roles, but her amazing physique and sultry roles she played so well.
She was actually born to the name Elsy Steinberg, but after she was picked up by a modeling agency while still in her teens, she switched her name to one she found to be more glamorous.… Read more
Obviously here at Secrets in Lace we’re all about the glamour, the seduction, the beauty, the total intrigue of vintage fashion. But there’s no denying the fact that no matter how much beautiful lingerie, decadent silks, or delicate lace pieces you own, sometimes you just want to curl up in bed, in your favorite chair, or anywhere that’s not your office desk! This week we’re taking a fun little spin-off of our starlet features by showing that even Hollywood royalty needs to rest every now and then. These vintage pictures show our favorite leading ladies catching a break just as you would.… Read more