Katrina Eugenia

All posts by

Archives

0 comments

We are pleased to introduce our blue lingerie collection composed of two silk robes and a silk cami and tap set. The new silk capsule is called, ‘Adrift’ due to its refreshing summer-vacation feel. Composed of watercolor florals, the short and long robe pair perfectly with our Candy cami and tap set in water blue, because the Adrift florals are blue too!

christine lingerie, silk cami and tap, cami and tap, silk robe, long robe, short robe, silk robe

The Adrift collection is made of the finest, light silk, perfect for enjoying the summer breeze in the morning, or while getting ready for nighttime festivities. The long and short silk robe both include pockets, ideal for your reading glasses or hotel key, for example. 🙂

Speaking of hotel keys, when it comes to packing for vacation, it is always a plus to include items that are multi-functional. For example, the silk cami from our Candy set can be perfectly paired with shorts for a cute and chic day or night look making the set a fabulous travel essential! And speaking of double-purpose pieces, you can also wear your adrift robe over your bathing suit for the perfect coverup. 

The trio of blue lingerie pieces from our new Adrift collection are ideal for anyone looking to add a cooler palette to their boudoir wardrobe. At Christine Lingerie, we believe in the influence of color and beautiful prints, so we have designed the Adrift Collection to have a refreshing and uplifting effect on its wearer. Which brings us to a very fun fact that you might not know… Incase you needed more reasons to incorporate blue lingerie into your boudoir wardrobe, according to colorpsychology.org, the color blue can have quiet the positive effect on you! It is said that blue is a calming color that can improve mental clarity. Blue can even boost one’s confidence and inspire creativity. So what better way to start your day than in a blue robe?!

Nothing can compare to the feeling of getting back to your hotel room and slipping into something silk after a long day of travel adventures. Or waking up in the comfort of your home to enjoy a peaceful morning on your porch while wrapped in a silk robe with a good cup of coffee. In the evening, you can induce an instant feeling of glamour by wearing an ethereal, luxurious silk robe while doing your hair and makeup. According to Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict, “Lingerie is a part of life.” And specifically, “A robe is the sort of thing that every woman needs… Be it to lounge around the house, carry on vacation, or run to the mailbox for the paper. A good robe is soft, simple, and makes you feel wonderful.” Find out more on why we love The Lingerie Addict by clicking here.

What we love most about designing silk robes is that while everyone’s taste in lingerie is different, one can always feel cute, sexy, comfy, calm, beautiful or all of the above when wrapped in silk. Our designer in chief even recently chose silk robes as one of her top five essentials for our feature, “Silk Loungewear: Christine’s Top Five.”

A beautiful silk robe is a tiny luxury worth the splurge to make your morning routine a bit more pleasant. And a pop of blue might be just the thing for you… 


SHOP ADRIFT

long robe, long silk robe, christine lingerie, blue robe, blue lingerie, made in canada
ADRIFT LONG KIMONO
blue robe, silk robe, short robe, christine lingerie, made in canada
ADRIFT SHORT ROBE
silk cami and tap, silk cami, christine lingerie, silk lingerie, made in canada
CANDY CAMI AND TAP IN WATER BLUE

PAIR ADRIFT WITH THE CLASSICS….

chemise-silk-chemise-christine-lingerie
THE SUGAR CHEMISE
silk gown, silk lingerie, christine lingerie, made in canada
THE AUDREY GOWN
glamour gown, silk gown, silk dress, silk slip, christine lingerie, silk lingerie, blue lingerie, timeless lingerie, retro lingerie
THE GLAMOUR GOWN IN MIDNIGHT
0 comments

Lingerie designer, Christine Morton, takes as us on a journey through the evolution of her love for lace. Enjoy this enchanting, historical and passionate tale about her devotion to lace in the name of romance you can wear.

antique lace, silk lingerie, christine lingerie, made in canada, chemise, silk chemise, bridal lingerie, honeymoon lingerie, wedding lingerie

When I was a child, my granny instilled in me a deep love for delicate and handmade laces. We would spend hours together organizing her embroidered handkerchiefs, silk scarves, and lace trims. A button jar lay emptied on the floor, and her jewelry scattered about as we fawned over her prized possessions. Occasionally she would gift me something to take home and treasure!

As I became known for using vintage lace in my garments, people would bring me their grandmother’s boxes full of antique laces.  I would scour estate sales looking for the perfect pieces for my growing collection. I met a man named Richard who travelled up and down the west coast searching for his next antique find. We discussed my fascination with vintage laces, and he began to keep a watchful eye for antique laces! The laces that Richard found were carefully matched, washed, whitened, and made ready for sewing. It was a labour of love that gave myself and my clients great joy. 

One of the biggest treasures came from a girl in Toronto whose father had been a dealer for a lingerie company in the 1940’s. Her garage was bursting with boxes filled to the brim with laces, embroideries, ribbons, and appliqués. By some miracle, they all matched as well! I purchased every piece and dreamt of what I could create with my newfound nest egg.

burano lace ladies, love of lace, christine morton, christine lingerie, silk lingerie, made in canada, bridal lingerie, wedding lingerie, honeymoon lingerie
BURANO LACE LADIES

Something that really inspired my love for lace was a trip to Burano, Italy. Burano is renowned for their hand crafted laces dating back to the 16th century. Local legend has it that the island’s reverence for lace came from a fisherman’s encounter with a siren, who spun sea foam into a wedding veil for the fisherman’s fiancée. Her wedding veil became the envy of the town, and thus Burano became a hub for artisanal lace. During my trip I would watch ladies clad in black making lace, their hands deftly weaving the finest strands into beautiful master works. I wanted nothing more than to live there and study the craft.

lingerie, silk lingerie, antique lace, bridal lingerie, silk chemise, wedding lingerie, honeymoon lingerie

As Christine Lingerie grew I could no longer hand pick vintage lace for each piece, so I started buying laces from Switzerland. One particularly memorable trip was spent in the archive library for two days looking at swatch books of embroidered laces from the 1920’s and 30’s.  I was able to choose a vintage lace design, select my own colors for the embroidery, and then they would produce any amount for me!  Being surrounded by all of these vintage laces, I couldn’t help but feel like I was that little girl again playing with her granny’s treasures.

Today, my love for lace has translated into being incorporated into a vast array of my designs every season from appliqués on our silk chemises to short robes. For instance, this Spring I am particularly in love with the lace we decided to use for our bridal collection, Aphrodite. This stunning lace appliqué has a vintage feel due to its oyster color.

SEE THE NEW BRIDAL COLLECTION, APHRODITE

christine lingerie, bridal lingerie, wedding lingerie, honeymoon lingerie, silk lingerie, silk chemise, made in canada, french lace, chiffon robe

I also love incorporating a bit of stretch lace into each collection for a more fun and flirty, fitted look. Black lace is essential to every woman’s boudoir, so I think that is what makes the new Muse collection so magnetic.

SEE THE MUSE COLLECTION

christine lingerie, silk lingerie, silk gown, silk dress, french lace, made in canada, luxury lingerie, silk chemise, silk pajamas, silk loungewear, silk robe, short robe, long robe

0 comments

For the bride to be, we are pleased to release our bridal lingerie collection for Spring/Summer 2019: Aphrodite.

We are delighted to release our new collection of silk bridal lingerie in the unique, soft hues of pink named, ‘Bloom’ and a light silver named, ‘Platinum.’ This season’s wedding lingerie is adorned with exquisite lace appliqué in a beautiful shade of off white called, ‘Oyster’. The lace combined with the color of the silk offers a poetic vintage feel to wear while getting ready for your special day or to bring along on your honeymoon.

We named this collection of bridal lingerie after the goddess of love for good reason. Add Aphrodite to your wedding day wardrobe to feel absolutely beautiful, angelic and sexy before and after you walk down the isle. What’s more, is that the beauty of our silk bridal lingerie is such that you can continue wearing it throughout your marriage due to its extraordinary timelessness.

This collection is truly stunning and we are very happy to celebrate all of the brides to be this season with the release of Aphrodite!

Shop Aphrodite today!

 

 Aphrodite Cami & Tap Set

bridal lingerie, silk lingerie, wedding lingerie, christine lingerie, silk cami and tap, made in canada

For the fun and flirty bride, this set includes a camisole with a stunning lace appliqué across the bust paired with a chic tap short. Perfect to pack for your honeymoon, or as a gift for the bride to be!

 

Aphrodite Chemise

silk chemise, bridal lingerie, bridal chemise, wedding lingerie, wedding slip, silk slip, christine lingerie, made in canada

 Slip into sophistication with this stunning, silk chemise. Chantilly lace appliqué trails across the bust while a dramatic cutaway at the hip flatters the silhouette. This sexy, timeless piece is flattering for all body types and brides of every bust size!

 

 Aphrodite Short Chiffon Robe

Aphrodite Chemise, silk lingerie 

Don this oyster chiffon wrap coat with a matching belt. A beautiful floral lace appliqué caresses your shoulders and dramatic flutter sleeves flatter your shape. The beauty of chiffon is its dreamy, sheer effect, adding a touch of fairytale and sexiness all at once. This piece makes a lovely pair with the Aphrodite Chemise. 

  

Aphrodite Tank Chemise

Aphrodite Tank Chemise, silk chemise, bridal lingerie, bridal slip, silk lingerie, wedding lingerie, made in canada, christine lingerie

This elegant chemise can be worn  on your honeymoon for a dinner date or as an intimate. Featuring a theatrical French Chantilly lace appliqué at its hem, this chemise sings of luxury. Pair it with a sexy set of heels and a glass of rosé. Both are sure to match perfectly!

 

Aphrodite Gown

Aphrodite Gown, silk gown, silk lingerie, bridal lingerie, wedding lingerie, christine lingerie, made in canada 

The centerpiece for our Aphrodite collection, this breathtaking gown features a figure flattering lace appliqué that glides its way across the bust and open back. A high slit offers sensuality and the lengthy silk gives the look of true elegance and beauty.

 

Aphrodite Long Chiffon Robe

Aphrodite Long Chiffon Robe, chiffon robe, long chiffon robe, silk lingeire, bridal lingerie, wedding lingerie, christine lingerie, made in canada

Perfect for layering over our Aphrodite gown or chemise, this full length chiffon cover features a striking cutaway Chantilly lace sleeve and a gorgeous silk belt making it a truly beautiful way to add style to your bridal boudoir. Wear it while getting ready for your special day or on your honeymoon. This piece is truly stunning, fit for a princess, and made to inspire thoughts of love and romance.

 

Before you go, here are three fun facts on bridal lingerie that you might not know! 

  1. Did you know that bridal lingerie has always involved sheer nightgowns dating back to the early 1900’s? It played a major role in every bride’s ‘Bridal trousseaux.’
  2. Did you know that THE Christine behind Christine Lingerie began her career in bridal? With a passion for beautiful lace, femininity and romance, her extraordinary silk lingerie brand bloomed from a beautiful bridal foundation. You can learn more about Christine and the history of Christine Lingerie by clicking here
  3. Looking for Bridal Lingerie on a budget? We have a beautiful bridal short robe that is on sale and sure to make you look and feel like a new bride. Due to its timelessness, it will always be a match made in heaven for you and your special day, and your days to come as a wife! Click here to shop the Midsummer Short Robe now.

 

Happy wedding season!

0 comments

5 Silk Loungewear Essentials

Our Designer In Chief Can’t Go Without

 

The Christine behind Christine Lingerie has been designing silk loungewear, lingerie and beautiful bridal pieces for over 40 years. More over, she lives and breathes her brand, incorporating her silk and velvet designs into her daily wardrobe. As both intimates and outerwear, here are her five favorite silk loungewear pieces that she wears to feel beautiful, comfortable and chic.

silk kimono, silk lingerie, silk loungewear, christine lingerie, saks loungewear, saks lingerie

 

  1. A Long Velvet Robe: “I love waking up in the morning and putting on my long velvet robe.” Christine says. She prefers them oversized so that she can cuddle up in them to feel cozy on cold mornings. Christine likes that you can also wear them in the evenings and still feel elegant while sitting around and watching TV. Velvet is something we like to incorporate into our collection every season. This season we chose a beautiful black cherry color for our Faberge Long Velvet Robe, making it a timeless and most glamorous way to feel cozy in the mornings and at night.

    FABERGE LONG VELVET ROBE
    long velvet robe, christine lingerie, made in canada, luxury lingerie, lingerie addict, valentines day lingerie
  2. A Silk Kimono: Every season, we design a new, exclusive print for our Japanese-inspired collection. Christine loves an open silk kimono so much that she chose to wear it to BOTH of her daughter’s weddings paired with a coordinating silk cami and lounge pant from our collection. When talking about her love for the bi-annual Japanese-inspired kimono Christine says, “When you wear one of our silk kimonos you are wearing a work of art. I wear them to many events, fashion shows and parties and people always compliment on how beautiful they are. Each season, we work very hard on our print to develop a new unique look. With our Japanese-inspired prints, it has always been an incredibly creative design process to put the collection together.” For Spring/Summer 2019, we premiered the Solitude Collection, which includes a beautiful new silk kimono depicting a graceful crane and floral motif. This work of art is perfect if you are looking for a refreshing, cooler hue. If you would prefer darker earth tones, we suggest the kimono from our Phoenix Collection, which is among our most striking kimonos to date. The blue phoenix on this piece is unforgettably magnificent.

    SOLITUDE KIMONO
    silk kimono, christine lingerie, solitude collection, silk loungewear, made in canadasilk kimono, christine lingerie, solitude collection, silk loungewear, kimono, luxury kimono
    PHOENIX KIMONO
    silk kimono, christine lingerie, solitude collection, silk loungewear, kimono, silk pants, silk camisilk kimono, christine lingerie, solitude collection, silk loungewear, kimono, silk pants, silk loungewear
  3. Silk Tops & Tunics: “These are everyday pieces that I feel comfortable to wear to work or out for dinner.” The best part of our silk tunics and tops is their amazing versatility. They are designed to go beautifully with jeans or silk pants. You can dress them up, wear them in a corporate environment or dress them down and casual. Lastly Christine adds, “I love taking the tunics to Mexico and wearing them as a coverup over my swimsuit.” So it’s safe to say that these pieces are an extraordinary value in addition to being a wearable work of art! 

    PHOENIX LOUNGE TOP silk tunic, silk bathing suit cover up, silk lingerie, silk loungewear, christine lingerie, luxury loungewear, lounge top, silk lounge top
    NIGHTINGALE LOUNGE TOPsilk tunic, silk bathing suit cover up, silk lingerie, silk loungewear, christine lingerie, luxury loungewear, lounge top, luxury living, saks fifth avenue lingerie
    JOLIE TUNICsilk tunic, silk bathing suit cover up, silk lingerie, silk loungewear, christine lingerie, made in canada
    NIGHTINGALE TUNICsilk tunic, silk bathing suit cover up, silk lingerie, silk loungewear, christine lingerie, luxury loungewear, luxury tunic

  4. A Classic Cami and Lounge Pant: From the designer herself, “These are so easy to slip in to. Again, you can dress them up or down and they are flattering for all body types.” Christine loves wearing a silk cami and lounge pant set to present her new collection at our booth at the CurvExpo in New York City each season. As she mentioned earlier, they pair so elegantly with the open kimonos. Christine additionally enjoys pairing the silk cami with jeans or pants. “I keep them in my wardrobe in every color.” she says. 

    CREPE CAMISOLEsilk cami, silk loungewear, made in canada, christine lingerie
    CREPE LOUNGE PANTsilk cami, silk loungewear, made in canada, silk lounge pants, luxury loungewear, saks loungewear
    SANDWASHED MAXINE CAMIsilk cami, silk loungewear, made in canada, silk lounge pants, beautiful loungewear, silk loungewear

  5. Silk Pajamas: These are a timeless classic and a staple to Christine Lingerie. In the evenings, Christine loves to wear silk pjs to watch her favorite shows with her husband, David. She even likes to style the button down top as a shirt to wear for a casual date night with her love, too. Our silk pajamas come in a variety of colors, which you can see by clicking here, or shop some of our favorites for SS19 below! 

    COCO PJ IN MISTsilk pajamas, silk pjs, made in canada, christine lingerie, silk loungewear
    CLASSIC PJ – AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE COLORS!silk pajamas, silk pjs, made in canada, christine lingerie, classic pj, silk lingerie, lingerie as outerwear

0 comments

Christine Lingerie is delighted to share the first collections for Spring 2019, Iris and Muse. As we strive to always contribute the finest silk pieces to your boudoir, allow us to take you inside the inspiration behind these new designs, showering your imagination with romance and beauty. 

 

THE IRIS COLLECTION

In the Victorian language of flowers, the Iris is considered the ‘floral herald.’ The messenger of warm wishes. In fact, according to ancient mythology, the goddess Iris was the deliverer of hope, described as wearing colorful Robes, not unlike our first ever, exclusive Iris print. What better way to enter Spring than in silk that sings of a goddess who was said to serve as the link between heaven and earth?

christine lingerie, silk lingerie, silk gown, silk dress, french lace, made in canada, luxury lingerie, silk chemise, silk pajamas, silk loungewear

Therefor, in light of good thoughts for the season, we present our lush and refreshing Iris collection. This watercolor-inspired print is available in a darling and most flattering chemise, short robe and long robe. We are furthermore offering our Grace Gown and Classic PJ in iris-purple, a perfect match when paired with this gorgeous floral print that sings of Spring and warmer days to come.

New Iris Collection, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, iris flower

For a dramatic look and something different, try pairing the Iris long silk robe with the matching chemise. Or for something to take you into summer, the chemise paired with the short robe is always tried and true. The PJ is a season-less classic, offered in our new iris-purple to add a pop of color to any boudoir wardrobe. And the Grace Gown, also now available in iris-purple, is truly breathtaking. Nothing says goddess like this pure silk gown adorned with exquisite fine lace. This piece is stunning on its own or can be paired with the Iris long silk robe. What makes this collection most delightful is how it flows, bright with color, flattering for all body types. Start this shining new season in lingerie that echoes of the goddess of the rainbow to bring out your own divinity and true beauty.

 

MUSE

For those who are looking to enter the season feeling fun and flirty, the Muse Collection is the second part of our first release for Spring 2019. This stretch silk and stretch lace collection is made for women who are looking for a sexier, fitted fit. We are offering Muse in two beautifully subtle new colors that suggest the likes of delicious french macaroons: ‘Stardust’, a cooler, purple-gray and ‘Rose’, a sweeter, warm and pearly pink. Available in a cheeky cami and tap, stretchy chemise and short robe with darling side slits, this charming silk group is perfect for everyday or to take away. Wake up feeling your best self, or surprise your muse in Muse!

christine lingerie, silk lingerie, silk gown, silk dress, french lace, made in canada, luxury lingerie, silk chemise, silk pajamas, silk loungewear, silk robe, short robe, long robe

Re-inventing the silk gowns, classic silk PJs and sweet little chemises we are known for is what we love to do, each and every season. To learn more about our brand and vision of beauty, romance and femininity, please follow us on facebook or instagram where we love to share inspirational imagery of our designs. We hope you enjoy our premier collections for Spring 2019.

 

 

SHOP IRIS AND MUSE, AVAILABLE NOW

 

IRIS LONG SILK ROBE

Iris long silk robe, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, long silk robe

IRIS SILK CHEMISE

Iris silk chemise, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, floral chemise

IRIS SHORT SILK ROBE

Iris short silk robe, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, floral chemise, iris short robe

CLASSIC PJ IN IRIS PURPLE

(Additionally available in multiple new colors!)

Classic pj in iris purple, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, floral chemise, classic pj, silk pajamas

THE SILK GRACE GOWN IN IRIS PURPLE

The silk grace gown in iris purple, christine lingerie, floral robe, long robe, short robe, made in canada, floral chemise, classic pj, silk gown, silk dress

MUSE CHEMISE IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse chemise in stardust, silk lingerie, silk chemise, made in canada, christine lingerie

MUSE ROBE IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse robe in stardust, silk lingerie, silk chemise, made in canada, christine lingerie, silk robe, short robe

MUSE CAMI AND TAP IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse cami and tap in stardust, silk lingerie, silk chemise, made in canada, christine lingerie, silk robe, short robe, cami and tap, luxury loungewear, stardust, french lace detail

MUSE CHEMISE IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse chemise in rose, chemise, silk chemise, stretch silk, made in canada, silk lingerie, silk slip, silk dress, silk nighty, luxury lingerie

MUSE ROBE IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse robe in rose, christine lingerie, silk lingerie, silk gown, silk dress, french lace, made in canada, luxury lingerie, silk chemise, silk pajamas, silk loungewear, silk robe, lingerie addict

MUSE CAMI AND TAP IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

Muse cami and tap in rose, silk lingerie, silk chemise, made in canada, christine lingerie, silk robe, short robe, cami and tap, loungewear

At Christine Lingerie, one of the things we enjoy most is styling our clients in our silks! We are always delighted to help you find the right fit for you, to express your own unique vibe. Incase you missed it, you can click here to see our last shopping guide, ‘Exquisite Valentine’s Day Lingerie‘ to explore various red, ruby hues of black cherry and beyond. Our lingerie and loungewear flourishes on its timelessness, so you can wear it outside of every holiday!