Archive for May, 2010


Read “C”. Party here. Save Money.

May 28, 2010

C-ville Weekly is launching a new women’s magazine this month called “C”. And to celebrate, we will be co-hosting a party with C-ville to celebrate it’s newest addition, next Friday, June 4th from 6-8 PM in our store. What are we most excited about? The 20% discount you can get in our store during the 2 hour party!

Come by, say hi, and buy!

105 E. Main St on the downtown mall.



Lemlem is Back, Back!

May 27, 2010

One of our newest lines, Lemlem, which makes its beautiful scarves, cover-ups, and dresses for women and children, almost instantly sold out. Lemlem’s pieces are all fair-trade and handmade in Ethiopia, preserving an ancient traditional craft. We placed a bigger order this go-round and they’re already here and out in the store! Scoop them up before they sell out – again!

Our Lemlem stock and can be purchased online (psst-first time online shoppers get 20% off!) or in our store.


Tibeb Tunic - perfect for the beach or Saturday morning farmers market trip

Beautiful peach scarves and wraps!

Detailing on the Lemlem peach "Omo" wrap

"Omo" wrap on mannequin - great for summer, fall, winter, or spring!

Blue and pink Lemlem scarves and wraps


How to Wash Your Delicates – the Right Way

May 22, 2010

Linda the Bra Lady teaching you how to clean the skivvies

Our team at Derriere de Soie has members who have been working in the lingerie and underwear business for years. And any of us can tell you that we a) take good care of our intimates and b) have seen tons of clients who do not. Yes, it does take some time and elbow grease (washing machines aren’t made for everything!) but it’s truly worth is as it will keep you pieces in good shape for much longer. And let’s be honest – underwear ain’t socks (no offense socks, but you’re not a big ticket item). If you’re buying the good stuff, it is not so cheap.

Give a lookie to one of our fav websites, Daily Candy, and their tips from The Laundress, on how to wash your delicates. Then, put it into practice, people!



Dear Grads- Congratulations! Time to Go Shopping!

May 22, 2010

Dear UVa Class of 2010 (and all other grads out there),

Welcome to the Real World. It’s definitely a world of difference from college, some of it good, some bad. You’re starting a whole new chapter in your life, so start with a clean slate, i.e. brand-new, clean underwear. And you might not be making the big bucks yet, so to help you out, we’re having a graduation weekend sale. All our sale items are $50 and under! Come shopping!

Check out some of the goodies below!

Happy Graduation!


And P.S. If you don’t like the Real World, there’s always grad school 🙂

The sale - going fast!

Calvin Klein and Cosabella pj bottoms - super soft!

We Love Colors tights and fishnets - $5!

Sheer The Lake and Stars Chemise, originally $200, now $50

The flirty back of The Lake and Stars chemise


How Wearing Your Calvins Can Further Your Career…

May 17, 2010

…if you’re a model. Sorry, to regular not-so-anatomically-gifted people like the rest of us. The New York Times (yes, the NYTimes) recently published an article on the effects Calvin Klein’s underwear campaigns has had on the lives of the models in it (including Mark Wahlberg, Kate Moss, and now Antonio Sabato, Jr). The interview focuses on Calvin’s newest spokes-body Kellan Lutz, the impact of CK’s campaigns, and Mr. Lutz’s journey in the world of underwear modeling. An interesting article if you have any interest in the impact of underwear in pop culture, or if you just like eye candy.

Watch this video of the history of Mr.Klein’s underwear models. It will brighten your Monday, we swear.



Easy, Breezy and Sexy for Summer

May 14, 2010

Most chemise and lingerie are perfect for summer’s heat, but we just wanted to quickly highlight one of our very favorite pieces for summer that’s unexpected but super sexy. Zinke, a young-minded, fashion-forward label of intimates and loungewear, makes this sheer, airy babydoll/panty set in a bright, beautiful magenta-centric print, that’s absolutely perfect for the summer. Whether you are looking for something for your honeymoon, a beach vacation, or just for home, this versatile, unique piece works.

Order it from our site or come in to try it on. More Zinke is on the way!




This Just In: New Elle Macpherson Intimates

May 6, 2010

We just got in and put out some cute new bras and a new chemise from the lovely Ms. Macpherson’s line of intimates. Check out the pics below.


Cute lace polka dots and trim

Newest, sheer Elle chemise

Beautiful detailing on the front of the chemise

Back of the chemise