Thursday, February 2, 2017

February 4th: A Pre-Valentine's Tribute to Beauty, Peace, and Love

Dark Garden Signature Collection "Valentine" in Red Silk Satin
Model: Allie Diane
Photo © Joel Aron
Combat the darkness at large with a celebration of love, peace, and our constant raison d'être: Uncommon Beauty.

Saturday, February 4th
12pm to 5pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Dark Garden Signature Collection "Sweetheart" in Red Silk Satin
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
Dark Garden is partnering with Castle in the Air, another Bay Area haven, to put you in the mood for love. One of their resident calligraphy artists will be here to write gorgeous Victorian Love Checks for you to give to your beloved, be that a partner in love, a treasured friend, a valued family member, or yourself.

Dark Garden brides Marianne & Morgan in Couture ensembles
Photo © Chris Gaede
We will also be offering 10% off all in-stock corsets, with an additional 5% off for corsets in red or pink. Retreat into corset heaven for a glass of bubbly punch and an afternoon of dress up and shopping. Please call 415-431-7684 or email boutique@darkgarden.com with questions about our event this Saturday. We look forward to delighting you then!

Dark Garden Bespoke Waspie
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Get Ready for The Edwardian Ball with Dark Garden!

It's that time again! The Edwardian Ball, and our annual fashion show, is just around the corner. We want to make sure your ball is as wonderful as possible. To that end, we're doing what we do best: putting fabulous people in gorgeous outfits! We've even teamed up with Glama-Rama! Salon again so you can be styled from head to toe, here at 321 Linden St.

Dark Garden Couture
Edwardian Ball 2015
Photo © Shoot That Klown
Saturday, January 14th
12pm to 6pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Friday and Saturday, January 20th & 21st
5pm to 7pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Dark Garden Tailored Cincher
Hat: House of Nines
Photo © Joel Aron
Your eyes do not deceive! Yes, we are hosting two events (on three nights) so you can glam and go straight to the Regency Ballroom. And fret not, though Saturday is sold out, we do have tickets for Friday night, lauded as the "insider's night" for its intimate atmosphere and exquisite entertainments.

Dark Garden Couture by Autumn Adamme and Kalico Delafay
Models: Sarah, Lindsay, & Stefi
Photo © Shoot That Klown
First, at our styling party (tomorrow!), play dress up with us. We're showcasing corsets (of course), elegant sheer robes, perfect versatile evening skirts, and even a petite bag designed to be the perfect event accessory. Associate Designer and stunningly talented milliner Kalico Delafay will be bringing more of her one-of-a-kind hats, and we have five gorgeous classics from House of Nines as well, so you can even find the perfect topper. And what ensemble would be complete without fabulous stockings? We'll even be renting some of our stunning Couture looks from previous collections.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture ensemble
Model: Stefi
Photo © Shoot That Klown
On the evenings of the ball itself, we are taking reservations for those who wish to be dressed by us. We'll buckle your shoes, make sure your skirt and backseams are on straight (even if you're not), cinch your corset, and find the perfect jewelry to complete the final look. One of Glama-Rama! Salon's top stylists will be on-hand to do hair styling and updos, incorporating your fabulous fascinators or fine felt topper. Dressing appointments are $50 and hair styling runs $50 to $75+. Who needs a fairy godmother when San Francisco's finest are at your disposal? Book online at darkgardencorsetry.appointy.com or call 415-431-7684.

We can't wait to see you there! Corset squeezes,

Dark Garden "Grable" Bespoke Corset Body
Shown with Couture ballerina skirt
Photo © Joel Aron
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Donate to the ACLU with Dark Garden

Dark Garden wishes you a happy Thanksgiving! This year, we will be letting our staff celebrate with their families for an extra day. We will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th. Then, when we re-open on November 26th, we'll have Small Business Saturday sales and giveaways all day long.


Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Terra
Photo © Shoot That Klown
We know what you're really here for: corsets! All in-stock corsets are 15% off, for one day only. As you know, we rarely offer sales here at Dark Garden. We are thankful for all our loyal clients who empower us to support uncommon beauty every day. Please come kick off the holiday season and #shopsmall with us.

Dark Garden Couture featuring
Left: Alyscia corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Antoinette ensemble
Photo © Herm Pugay
Select Hayes Valley businesses will also be partnering with us to share the love. Show us your receipt from another participating shop and receive 10% off the other items in your purchase. (This discount does not stack with our other #smallbusinesssaturday offers.)

Beyond the corset discount, of course we've got some free swag for you as well!
  • Free t-shirt with purchase for the first ten shoppers
  • Limited giveaways featuring our gorgeous collaborations with Joel Aron photography: gorgeous prints, a 2017 wall calendar, playing cards... a wide array of prizes that are both useful and decorative! To receive a giveaway, post to Instagram inside the shop. Location tag Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and use the hashtags #shopsmall and #darkgardencorsetry, then show us your post to get your free gift!
  • Even if we don't have what you want in stock, there's a perk for your new corset order as well! Select earrings are free with orders over $600, while supplies last.
Dark Garden Couture featuring:
Left: Alexandra corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Lancer corset ensemble
Photo © Jim Vetter
Lastly, though certainly not least, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the ACLU. For every corset, and gift cards valued at $300+, purchased on Small Business Saturday, we will be donating $5 to the ACLU. If you are purchasing an in-stock corset (as opposed to placing an order), you can also opt to float that 15% to the ACLU instead of taking a discount.


Left: Dark Garden Beau Brummell corset
Right: Dark Garden Edward corset
Photo © Joel Aron
Our Saturday hours are 11:30am to 6:30pm – we'll see you right here, at 321 Linden St., San Francisco! Have a wonderful holiday.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Photo © Herm Pugay

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Style Trunk Show Party, November 11th

Dark Garden Bespoke "Sweetheart Victorian" corset
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We have another delightful day of dress-up fun planned for you. On November 11th, from 3pm to 8pm, visit Dark Garden for the second of our Edwardian Ball prep parties. We'll be hosting other Edwardian Ball vendors to bring you a curated trunk show of delights, and extending our store hours to 8pm so you can peruse at your leisure. Shopping is hungry work, so we've teamed up with the famous Lovejoy's Tea Room to provide you with tea fare to nibble on.

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Styling Trunk Show Party
Friday, November 11th
3pm to 8pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Left: Dark Garden Bespoke "Alyscia" corset with matching Couture bolero & skirt
Right: Dollymop for Dark Garden "Antoinette" corset with Couture ball skirt
Millinery by Kalico Delafay
Photo © Herm Pugay
This event is a rarity, hosting a delightful bevy of Edwardian Ball vendors for a trunk show party. We have a half-dozen artists set to appear at our boutique for one night only. They'll help make sure you are delightfully accessorized for the ball. While we'll have your corsets covered, designers such as Gembox Creations will adorn you with vintage-inspired and upcycled creations for men, women, and the home. Keep a close eye on the Facebook event as we'll be revealing the participating vendors one at a time!

Gembox Creations: One-of-a-kind statement jewelry with real pearls, gemstones, and antique/vintage elements.
You have just enough time to place an order for a Bespoke corset for Edwardian Ball, and our retail staff will be once more dressed to inspire. This is also a wonderful time to get a new corset or Finishing Belt to wear during the holiday season. Currently in stock are colorful leather corsets, sensual Risqué styles, and some favorites from our Signature Collection, in an array of sizes from 18-38".

Dark Garden "Alexandra" corset
Model: Elisa Berlin
Photo © Joel Aron
We will have one more styling party for you before the ball, but we recommend stopping by to get a jump on your ensemble! Stay ahead of the curve with Dark Garden.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Lancer"
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Friday, October 7, 2016

Third Annual Night Circus: An Intimate Halloween Dinner Party – Sold Out!

Introducing The Night Circus...
Paradox Media and Dark Garden are proud to bring you The Night Circus, an intimate and elegant Halloween-Night Soiree celebrating Erin Morgenstern's modern classic. Music, magic, dance, and mystery await, nestled amidst a unique venue with sweeping views. Dark Garden's vision for Halloween is luxurious and alluring... macabre with a touch of the risqué and none of the cliché. Won't you join us at the Night Circus?

The Night Circus Halloween Soiree
Monday, October 31st
7pm to 12am
Location – Currently shrouded in mystery
Dark Garden Corselette
Model: Nicole Simone
Photo © Aaron Fagerstrom
Though tickets to the Midnight Dinner have sold out, general admission tickets for the immersive show are still available for $60. Each ticket includes a complimentary beverage, with a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres available throughout the night. (Update – as of October 11th, all tickets are sold out! Follow Paradox Media to stay in the loop for next year's event.)

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Anneka
Photo © Joel Aron
So if you are drawn to All Hallows Eve, we hope we'll see you in your finery at the Night Circus. We'd love to facilitate your immersion in beauty for an elegant evening with likeminded individuals. Come by Dark Garden at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, for a new corset to wear to the event. We also have elegant stockings and captivating millinery, and complete ensembles available for rental.

Dark Garden Sweetheart Victorian with Straps
Photo © Clarence Alford Photography

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Fabric & Costume Sale – Sunday, 10/16

Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart
Model: Summer
Photo © Joel Aron
From Folsom to Halloween, holiday, and beyond, Dark Garden is in the full swing of event season! If you missed the first of our prep parties last Saturday, we've got another one coming for you. On Sunday, October 16th, we'll have a special sale to help you polish off your Halloween ensembles.

Sunday, October 16th
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Behind the scenes in Dark Garden's studio, where corsets are made.
via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram.
This event is perfect for DIYers who didn't get a good enough look at our studio seconds at the Rummage Sale in July. We'll have an array of fabrics in different types and quantities as well as other items from our studio, like all the ribbon your heart could ever desire, vintage patterns, and more.

Dark Garden Alexandra with triple lacing
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We're clearing some space in "Narnia," our cherished closet of garment samples, and you can reap the benefits. Some select archive corsets will also be making their way onto the floor, not to be seen again until next year's Rummage Sale! (Please note that, unlike the Rummage Sale, we will not be taking consignment items for this event.)

For questions about the sale, please email production@darkgarden.com. In the meantime, we'll be here at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, 7 days a week, making corset dreams come true!

Dark Garden Couture "Dietrich" ensemble
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday Lacing Event 10/15 with Special Guest Host Marianne Faulkner

Behind the scenes at a collection photoshoot,
Marianne Faulkner laces in one of our models
Photo © Joel Aron
On October 15th, we are hosting a special Saturday lacing event! We know weeknights, even Fridays, can be hard, so we're giving you another opportunity to enjoy an evening of lacing education with us. And to go with the special scheduling, we're featuring a special host: me! My name is Marianne Faulkner, and you may know me from my previous column on The Lingerie Addict, or my work here at Dark Garden as Fit Expert, Couture Coordinator, and Associate Designer under the name Pop Antique. I've been with Dark Garden for nearly eight years, five of which have been under the close tutelage of our internationally renowned proprietress Autumn Adamme.

Dollymop for Dark Garden couture ensemble
Model: Anita
Photo © Joel Aron
Whether you're seeking lacing tips to top off your Halloween costume or are training your person-of-honor to lace you in for a late fall wedding, we invite you to join us at 5pm here at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. We'll teach you the right techniques for lacing a corset onto yourself or another person. I'm also happy to take questions about waist training and other specialized aspects of corsetry.

Pop Antique with Dark Garden "Madame Gibson" bespoke corset
& coordinating skirt in silk chiffon
Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo © Alyxander Ryan
For more information about our quarterly lacing series, you can review our original post: How to Lace Up a Corset – An Intimate Education. We welcome drop-ins, but don't let that stop you from RSVPing on Facebook!

Marianne Faulkner
Photo © Sparklewren

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February 4th: A Pre-Valentine's Tribute to Beauty, Peace, and Love

Dark Garden Signature Collection "Valentine" in Red Silk Satin
Model: Allie Diane
Photo © Joel Aron
Combat the darkness at large with a celebration of love, peace, and our constant raison d'être: Uncommon Beauty.

Saturday, February 4th
12pm to 5pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Dark Garden Signature Collection "Sweetheart" in Red Silk Satin
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
Dark Garden is partnering with Castle in the Air, another Bay Area haven, to put you in the mood for love. One of their resident calligraphy artists will be here to write gorgeous Victorian Love Checks for you to give to your beloved, be that a partner in love, a treasured friend, a valued family member, or yourself.

Dark Garden brides Marianne & Morgan in Couture ensembles
Photo © Chris Gaede
We will also be offering 10% off all in-stock corsets, with an additional 5% off for corsets in red or pink. Retreat into corset heaven for a glass of bubbly punch and an afternoon of dress up and shopping. Please call 415-431-7684 or email boutique@darkgarden.com with questions about our event this Saturday. We look forward to delighting you then!

Dark Garden Bespoke Waspie
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Friday, January 13, 2017

Get Ready for The Edwardian Ball with Dark Garden!

It's that time again! The Edwardian Ball, and our annual fashion show, is just around the corner. We want to make sure your ball is as wonderful as possible. To that end, we're doing what we do best: putting fabulous people in gorgeous outfits! We've even teamed up with Glama-Rama! Salon again so you can be styled from head to toe, here at 321 Linden St.

Dark Garden Couture
Edwardian Ball 2015
Photo © Shoot That Klown
Saturday, January 14th
12pm to 6pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Friday and Saturday, January 20th & 21st
5pm to 7pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Dark Garden Tailored Cincher
Hat: House of Nines
Photo © Joel Aron
Your eyes do not deceive! Yes, we are hosting two events (on three nights) so you can glam and go straight to the Regency Ballroom. And fret not, though Saturday is sold out, we do have tickets for Friday night, lauded as the "insider's night" for its intimate atmosphere and exquisite entertainments.

Dark Garden Couture by Autumn Adamme and Kalico Delafay
Models: Sarah, Lindsay, & Stefi
Photo © Shoot That Klown
First, at our styling party (tomorrow!), play dress up with us. We're showcasing corsets (of course), elegant sheer robes, perfect versatile evening skirts, and even a petite bag designed to be the perfect event accessory. Associate Designer and stunningly talented milliner Kalico Delafay will be bringing more of her one-of-a-kind hats, and we have five gorgeous classics from House of Nines as well, so you can even find the perfect topper. And what ensemble would be complete without fabulous stockings? We'll even be renting some of our stunning Couture looks from previous collections.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture ensemble
Model: Stefi
Photo © Shoot That Klown
On the evenings of the ball itself, we are taking reservations for those who wish to be dressed by us. We'll buckle your shoes, make sure your skirt and backseams are on straight (even if you're not), cinch your corset, and find the perfect jewelry to complete the final look. One of Glama-Rama! Salon's top stylists will be on-hand to do hair styling and updos, incorporating your fabulous fascinators or fine felt topper. Dressing appointments are $50 and hair styling runs $50 to $75+. Who needs a fairy godmother when San Francisco's finest are at your disposal? Book online at darkgardencorsetry.appointy.com or call 415-431-7684.

We can't wait to see you there! Corset squeezes,

Dark Garden "Grable" Bespoke Corset Body
Shown with Couture ballerina skirt
Photo © Joel Aron
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Donate to the ACLU with Dark Garden

Dark Garden wishes you a happy Thanksgiving! This year, we will be letting our staff celebrate with their families for an extra day. We will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th. Then, when we re-open on November 26th, we'll have Small Business Saturday sales and giveaways all day long.


Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Terra
Photo © Shoot That Klown
We know what you're really here for: corsets! All in-stock corsets are 15% off, for one day only. As you know, we rarely offer sales here at Dark Garden. We are thankful for all our loyal clients who empower us to support uncommon beauty every day. Please come kick off the holiday season and #shopsmall with us.

Dark Garden Couture featuring
Left: Alyscia corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Antoinette ensemble
Photo © Herm Pugay
Select Hayes Valley businesses will also be partnering with us to share the love. Show us your receipt from another participating shop and receive 10% off the other items in your purchase. (This discount does not stack with our other #smallbusinesssaturday offers.)

Beyond the corset discount, of course we've got some free swag for you as well!
  • Free t-shirt with purchase for the first ten shoppers
  • Limited giveaways featuring our gorgeous collaborations with Joel Aron photography: gorgeous prints, a 2017 wall calendar, playing cards... a wide array of prizes that are both useful and decorative! To receive a giveaway, post to Instagram inside the shop. Location tag Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and use the hashtags #shopsmall and #darkgardencorsetry, then show us your post to get your free gift!
  • Even if we don't have what you want in stock, there's a perk for your new corset order as well! Select earrings are free with orders over $600, while supplies last.
Dark Garden Couture featuring:
Left: Alexandra corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Lancer corset ensemble
Photo © Jim Vetter
Lastly, though certainly not least, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the ACLU. For every corset, and gift cards valued at $300+, purchased on Small Business Saturday, we will be donating $5 to the ACLU. If you are purchasing an in-stock corset (as opposed to placing an order), you can also opt to float that 15% to the ACLU instead of taking a discount.


Left: Dark Garden Beau Brummell corset
Right: Dark Garden Edward corset
Photo © Joel Aron
Our Saturday hours are 11:30am to 6:30pm – we'll see you right here, at 321 Linden St., San Francisco! Have a wonderful holiday.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Photo © Herm Pugay

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Style Trunk Show Party, November 11th

Dark Garden Bespoke "Sweetheart Victorian" corset
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We have another delightful day of dress-up fun planned for you. On November 11th, from 3pm to 8pm, visit Dark Garden for the second of our Edwardian Ball prep parties. We'll be hosting other Edwardian Ball vendors to bring you a curated trunk show of delights, and extending our store hours to 8pm so you can peruse at your leisure. Shopping is hungry work, so we've teamed up with the famous Lovejoy's Tea Room to provide you with tea fare to nibble on.

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Styling Trunk Show Party
Friday, November 11th
3pm to 8pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Left: Dark Garden Bespoke "Alyscia" corset with matching Couture bolero & skirt
Right: Dollymop for Dark Garden "Antoinette" corset with Couture ball skirt
Millinery by Kalico Delafay
Photo © Herm Pugay
This event is a rarity, hosting a delightful bevy of Edwardian Ball vendors for a trunk show party. We have a half-dozen artists set to appear at our boutique for one night only. They'll help make sure you are delightfully accessorized for the ball. While we'll have your corsets covered, designers such as Gembox Creations will adorn you with vintage-inspired and upcycled creations for men, women, and the home. Keep a close eye on the Facebook event as we'll be revealing the participating vendors one at a time!

Gembox Creations: One-of-a-kind statement jewelry with real pearls, gemstones, and antique/vintage elements.
You have just enough time to place an order for a Bespoke corset for Edwardian Ball, and our retail staff will be once more dressed to inspire. This is also a wonderful time to get a new corset or Finishing Belt to wear during the holiday season. Currently in stock are colorful leather corsets, sensual Risqué styles, and some favorites from our Signature Collection, in an array of sizes from 18-38".

Dark Garden "Alexandra" corset
Model: Elisa Berlin
Photo © Joel Aron
We will have one more styling party for you before the ball, but we recommend stopping by to get a jump on your ensemble! Stay ahead of the curve with Dark Garden.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Lancer"
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Friday, October 7, 2016

Third Annual Night Circus: An Intimate Halloween Dinner Party – Sold Out!

Introducing The Night Circus...
Paradox Media and Dark Garden are proud to bring you The Night Circus, an intimate and elegant Halloween-Night Soiree celebrating Erin Morgenstern's modern classic. Music, magic, dance, and mystery await, nestled amidst a unique venue with sweeping views. Dark Garden's vision for Halloween is luxurious and alluring... macabre with a touch of the risqué and none of the cliché. Won't you join us at the Night Circus?

The Night Circus Halloween Soiree
Monday, October 31st
7pm to 12am
Location – Currently shrouded in mystery
Dark Garden Corselette
Model: Nicole Simone
Photo © Aaron Fagerstrom
Though tickets to the Midnight Dinner have sold out, general admission tickets for the immersive show are still available for $60. Each ticket includes a complimentary beverage, with a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres available throughout the night. (Update – as of October 11th, all tickets are sold out! Follow Paradox Media to stay in the loop for next year's event.)

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Anneka
Photo © Joel Aron
So if you are drawn to All Hallows Eve, we hope we'll see you in your finery at the Night Circus. We'd love to facilitate your immersion in beauty for an elegant evening with likeminded individuals. Come by Dark Garden at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, for a new corset to wear to the event. We also have elegant stockings and captivating millinery, and complete ensembles available for rental.

Dark Garden Sweetheart Victorian with Straps
Photo © Clarence Alford Photography

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Fabric & Costume Sale – Sunday, 10/16

Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart
Model: Summer
Photo © Joel Aron
From Folsom to Halloween, holiday, and beyond, Dark Garden is in the full swing of event season! If you missed the first of our prep parties last Saturday, we've got another one coming for you. On Sunday, October 16th, we'll have a special sale to help you polish off your Halloween ensembles.

Sunday, October 16th
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Behind the scenes in Dark Garden's studio, where corsets are made.
via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram.
This event is perfect for DIYers who didn't get a good enough look at our studio seconds at the Rummage Sale in July. We'll have an array of fabrics in different types and quantities as well as other items from our studio, like all the ribbon your heart could ever desire, vintage patterns, and more.

Dark Garden Alexandra with triple lacing
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We're clearing some space in "Narnia," our cherished closet of garment samples, and you can reap the benefits. Some select archive corsets will also be making their way onto the floor, not to be seen again until next year's Rummage Sale! (Please note that, unlike the Rummage Sale, we will not be taking consignment items for this event.)

For questions about the sale, please email production@darkgarden.com. In the meantime, we'll be here at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, 7 days a week, making corset dreams come true!

Dark Garden Couture "Dietrich" ensemble
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday Lacing Event 10/15 with Special Guest Host Marianne Faulkner

Behind the scenes at a collection photoshoot,
Marianne Faulkner laces in one of our models
Photo © Joel Aron
On October 15th, we are hosting a special Saturday lacing event! We know weeknights, even Fridays, can be hard, so we're giving you another opportunity to enjoy an evening of lacing education with us. And to go with the special scheduling, we're featuring a special host: me! My name is Marianne Faulkner, and you may know me from my previous column on The Lingerie Addict, or my work here at Dark Garden as Fit Expert, Couture Coordinator, and Associate Designer under the name Pop Antique. I've been with Dark Garden for nearly eight years, five of which have been under the close tutelage of our internationally renowned proprietress Autumn Adamme.

Dollymop for Dark Garden couture ensemble
Model: Anita
Photo © Joel Aron
Whether you're seeking lacing tips to top off your Halloween costume or are training your person-of-honor to lace you in for a late fall wedding, we invite you to join us at 5pm here at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. We'll teach you the right techniques for lacing a corset onto yourself or another person. I'm also happy to take questions about waist training and other specialized aspects of corsetry.

Pop Antique with Dark Garden "Madame Gibson" bespoke corset
& coordinating skirt in silk chiffon
Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo © Alyxander Ryan
For more information about our quarterly lacing series, you can review our original post: How to Lace Up a Corset – An Intimate Education. We welcome drop-ins, but don't let that stop you from RSVPing on Facebook!

Marianne Faulkner
Photo © Sparklewren

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere