Friday, December 17, 2010

The Beauties of Lady Lovelace


We have had so many beautiful people come in for sittings at the Lady Lovelace Photo Parlour at the Dickens Fair these past three weekends. With one more weekend to go, we thought we'd share a few, with their permission of course.

Read More

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What: Dark Garden Holiday Soiree

When: Friday, December 17th from 6pm-9pm
Where: Dark Garden, of course, 321 Linden Street, San Francisco, California
You: Do you have an incredible creation languishing in the back of your closet? The one that you look at, sigh, and say "But where will I wear this?" Well, this is the night to wear your nicely festive or naughty best!
Read More

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dickens Christmas Fair 2010: Dark Garden & Lady Lovelace

Dark Garden is looking forward to another spectacular Holiday Season at the Dickens Christmas Fair, weekends November 26th to December 19th. Our seasonal shop, with the Famous Windows, is lovelier than ever and we have something new to tempt you...

Read More

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dark Garden in Offbeat Bride & Pan's Devil Horns

Hello Darlings,

Well it has been a busy month of planning since last we blogged and you are all going to just love the fun we have in store for you: Lady Lovelace, Jude Mooney's boudoir photography for Dark Garden, at the Dickens Fair. Something wicked for the Edwardian Balls in SF & LA. And a HUGE fashion event in early March, more later!

Of course we are tickled hot sexy pink by the article in Offbeat Bride. Love to Beth and Todd for sharing their experience and photos.
http://offbeatbride.com/2010/10/berkeley-halloween-wedding

And at the Hayes Valley shop this weekend, it's all about Pan's Devil Horns. www.panshouseofhorns.com
Drop by, do a little shopping and say hello to Sarah, Kali and Holly.

So go crazy, go Giants! and party your brains out this weekend...just remember to hold your buddy's hand when crossing the street for safety.


Happy Halloween!
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fun Photos from EGA Lecture

After Autumn's lecture on September 7th, Embroiders Guild of America attendees (about 600 of them) were invited to examine the antique corset collection and get laced up in Dark Garden size samples. About three dozen ladies took us up on the offer for their first time wearing a corset. Thanks to Sara for sending along some super duper photos of Betty, Jan and Jody.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, Sept 26 In two places at once: Folsom Street Fair & Handcar Regatta

So sorry we have not posted this sooner, but the logistics of being in 2 places at once is rather daunting! OK, and we've been distracted by little Zephyr. Yes, this year on Sunday, Dark Garden will be enjoying our usual leather and fetish fun at Folsom Street Fair AND cinching on our Steampunk best at the Handcar Regatta! Call us crazy!








http://www.folsomstreetfair.org
Booth #0825-27, Across from 1226 Folsom, between 8th and 9th, San Francisco, CA, USA. Official hours are 11am-6pm, but set up is at 7am -- thank goodness we are friends with Ryan and Rose of Wicked Grounds, Kink Cafe, just a half block away from the booth. http://www.wickedgrounds.com


http://handcar-regatta.com

4th and 5th Streets near Wilson Street, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA, at Depot Park, USA
"Hand-Built Railcar Races, Arts, Performance, Live Music, Crafts, Fine Foods, Costumed Rabble & more!" Please stop by our booth and try on the latest Dollymop for Dark Garden fashions.
Read More

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hiring New Store Manager

With or without my consent change happens and time flies! And my beloved Andrea is off to explore her next dream! So I'm looking for a new Store Manager for Dark Garden.

As many of you know, Dark Garden is a unique place to work. I do my very best making sure that everyone enjoys working together and that each of us is a good fit for our Dark Garden customers. This is why I'm starting my search for a new Store Manager here, in my community.

We need a pretty unique combination of skills; below is a quick list of qualifications. If you, or someone you know, both fits the bill and happens to be looking for employment, please contact me—soon!

Management experience, preferably of small boutiques
Available weekends—yes—all of them!
Exceptionally organized
Retail experience
Sewing knowledge, not expertise, but an understanding of what goes into making a garment
Fitting knowledge
Great communication skills
A fondness for corsets
Good sense of personal style
Patient
Reliable
Punctual
Responsible
Gracious
Kind

Call Dark Garden at 415 431-7684, or send a resume to autumn@darkgarden.com

Autumn Adamme
Owner and Designer
Dark Garden
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Closed Labor Day

Store Hours: Open as usual Today and this weekend Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun.
~*~CLOSED LABOR DAY MONDAY SEPT 6th~*~
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Autumn Adamme Lectures EGA National Seminar 2010


A Tuesday night special event at the week-long seminar:
Dark Garden's Le Jardin Lecture – THE HISTORY OF THE CORSET

Cost: $20 Non-Seminar Participants ($10 Seminar Participants)

http://www.egausa.org/html/seminar.html

Please join us for a fabulous live evening presentation by the ever-charming Autumn Adamme, owner and head designer at Dark Garden. Established in 1989, Dark Garden is the premier couturier and ready-to-wear corset source for San Franciscans, Hollywood stars, thousands of brides, and reenactment events and museums around the world. Autumn will regale us with stories of growing a business based on traditional techniques in a fast-paced world, the history of corsetry and the latest trends in the fashion of corsetry today. Come see Autumn’s presentation of her private collection of vintage photographs and ephemera, display of actual fabrics, embellishments, antique corsets from several eras, and her own stunning yet comfortable foundation and couture garments.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

QWOCMAP Ravishing Raffles

Every year Dark Garden donates gift certificates for corsets to raffles to raise money for various local arts and charitable organizations. Last week, QWOCMAP gave us a nice mention in their newsletter. For the entire letter click http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/261223/92029e3ef0/1368003269/fd32111449/

"[At the 2010 festival], Jewelle Gomez won the prize from Dark Garden, and this year, she came to model her custom corset. We can't wait to see what this year's Dark Garden winner will model for us at the 2011 Queer Women of Color Film Festival!"
Read More

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Trip to Vegas with Dita von Teese to Celebrate Virgin


Hello! Last week I took a little trip to Las Vegas to dress Dita in my latest Dark Garden creation, a little something inspired by Pin Up Girl Nose Art on WWII airplanes. Yesterday, Dita's newsletter gave us a a very sweet mention, see below. Here are the official photos http://www.ditasdomain.com/pressreleases/display.php?p=f

Thanks to everyone for the work, to Daniel for taking the photos and to Dita for being so lovely and inspiring me to create beautiful clothes.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC'S LAS VEGAS STRIP TEESE: The airline celebrates ten years of flying to Las Vegas with Dita Von Teese.June 15th, Las Vegas - Virgin Atlantic today celebrated its 10th anniversary flying between London and Las Vegas. To mark the milestone Virgin Atlantic unveiled a Las Vegas inspired flying lady on its aircraft in the iconic guise of Dita. Joining Sir Richard Branson in Las Vegas on the wing of the Boeing 747-400, Dita came face to face with the redesigned flying lady first hand for the first time. Sir Richard commented "The flying lady has never had a celebrity makeover so this is a first - and Dita was the obvious choice." Dita's Flying Lady outfit was custom made by Dark Garden (www.darkgarden.com).

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Dark Garden Road Show Begins!

This spring is a busy one! Now that the launch of the NEW retail Dark Garden website is days away, Autumn, our designer and fearless leader will be visiting a couple of NEW cities in the U.S.

The first stop is NEW York City, June 4-7, 2010, followed shortly by a visit to NEW Orleans, June 26-28. Other trips this June include short stops in Los Angeles on June 14 and Las Vegas on June 15 for an exciting project with the lovely Miss Dita von Teese.

In NEW York City, Autumn will be in NoLIta vending at TheMarketNYC at 268 Mulberry Street both Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. Open 11am-7pm, this Young Designers Marketplace is free and open to the public. Autumn is available for personal fittings on Monday June 7, location tbd. To schedule a fitting please email autumn.darkgarden@gmail.com

At TheMarketNYC Autumn will have a selection of our Ready-to-Wear corsets as well as fabric samples for ordering Custom and Made-to-Order corset styles for women and men. Please come by to see our wares...and just how many corsets will fit in the 50 lbs luggage restriction...

Details for NEW Orleans to come.
Read More

Monday, May 3, 2010

Red Hot Mama's Day Sale!


In honor of all you RED HOT MAMAS! Dark Garden is having a mother-of-a-sale!

*All Niche clothing 30% off * All Satin Gloves 20% off * All Pettipants/Lamby Legs %15 off * Classic Hardware Necklaces 15% off * Euro Crystal jewelry 10% off * Betsey Stockings 10% off * All other Hosiery/Stockings/Socks 15% 0ff * Garter belts on floor 15% off * In addition 10% off all corset purchases! *
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Dark Garden Bikes SF!

In support of the Mayor's program "I Bike SF!" Dark Garden is offering 10% off of anything in the shop! And in honor of the Tweed Ride, 15% off of any Waist Cincher made up in suiting fabric (stripes, plaid, tweed or wool). SFTweed.com Just show your bike helmet or key to your bike lock and get the offered discount. IBikeSF.org

Photos by: Gordon Mackenzie, East Bay Tweed Ride.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dollymop for Dark Garden is Everywhere!

Well, perhaps just two places over the last weekend...

And
what a weekend! There are easily 100 people that worked to make the Fashion show happen last Saturday night at the Steampunk Exposition---thanks to all: The models who gave of their time and talent to launch the new line Dollymop for Dark Garden. Gordon MacKenzie for mixing the sound files into one smooth groove. Everyone at the shop for the extra hour/days working to make the clothes that made this happen. Kalico for her sexy, sassy, fun designs. Autumn for her couture designs (look for her wearing the new Spectator corset).

Photogs: Kelley for shooting the event and Jules for the postcard. Todi for staging the show's choreography and inflicting her taste in music on others. Crew of Steam X! Crew of Steam X! Crew of Steam X! Our fans and friends for their continued loving support.
If you missed it here are some fabulous photos from Stephen
http://snjacobson.com/Dollymop/


Then Thursday before the weekend at a gala at the Legion of Honor,
Amber Marie Bently wore her Dark Garden couture gown with hat by Dollymop! Scroll to 2nd photo from the bottom.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/missbigelow/detail?entry_id=59087
Read More

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fashion Show - Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden


(Photo at below by Jules Cisek. http://photo.popmonkey.com)
Dollymop Gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkgarden/sets/72157623423773764/show/

http://www.steampunkexhibition.com/

Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden, Unique Corsetry and Couture Clothing: Autumn Adamme and Dark Garden are proud to announce Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden by resident designer Kalico Delafey. Offering the same quality construction and superior fit that Dark Garden is famous for, these Made-to-Order corsets come in 4 styles and 7 sizes. They can also be Custom built in any size. Dollymop Designs also offer ready-to-wear hats and accessories, as well as full couture ensembles.

The Fashion Show at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition will be Saturday night, 10pm. Dark Garden will have a booth in the Traders’ Concourse. http://www.steampunkexhibition.com/2010/02/17/dark-garden-dollymop/
Read More

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Impromtu Fit Models - No Photos Please.

One of the funnest parts of my job is getting drafted for the impromptu fit model sessions.

Today was twice as much fun because we had a great meeting with our web developer, Lance Geng, and even made him try on a corset in order to verify sizes for our online sales size charts.

My fit model experience was not just a corset... but the new 6-strap garter belts. Yes! Dark Garden is creating a line of belts that are just as well made, functional, and drop-dead gorgeous as the corsets. Eight of us got to spend time with Autumn and Kali (bridal coordinator and woman making these little beauties) figuring out who fit what "size". Andrea is even getting to bring one home tonight that match her Easter shoes she just bought at Fluevog.

Oh, and me? I'm going to be the "medium".
Read More

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Edwardian Ball Profile By Josh Keppel on NBC Bay Area



So just randomly surfing around this morning, after a late night at the SF New Tech event, and I stumbled onto a great bunch of pictures on Facebook and NBC Bay Area. Well, Dark Garden is so sweetly flattered to be included in Josh Keppel's photo profile of the Edwardian Ball. Thanks Josh! Ananda looks wonderful working downstairs. Alan sports a dapper look with his own unique edge. And Marianne is adorable in Dollymop for Dark Garden.
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/around-town/events/Edwardian-Ball--82568492.html

Read More

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hats & Edwardian Ball Tix for Sale

The Trunk Show last night was just great. Many hats were displayed by the designers and went home with their new owners to get ready for the Edwardian Ball next week.

Everyone was so happy with the arrangement, that Dark Garden will continue to display and sell a large selection of hats... in fact, they have rather taken over the bridal loft. So drop by soon to pick up a wearable work of art.


Read More

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Beauties of Lady Lovelace


We have had so many beautiful people come in for sittings at the Lady Lovelace Photo Parlour at the Dickens Fair these past three weekends. With one more weekend to go, we thought we'd share a few, with their permission of course.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What: Dark Garden Holiday Soiree

When: Friday, December 17th from 6pm-9pm
Where: Dark Garden, of course, 321 Linden Street, San Francisco, California
You: Do you have an incredible creation languishing in the back of your closet? The one that you look at, sigh, and say "But where will I wear this?" Well, this is the night to wear your nicely festive or naughty best!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dickens Christmas Fair 2010: Dark Garden & Lady Lovelace

Dark Garden is looking forward to another spectacular Holiday Season at the Dickens Christmas Fair, weekends November 26th to December 19th. Our seasonal shop, with the Famous Windows, is lovelier than ever and we have something new to tempt you...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dark Garden in Offbeat Bride & Pan's Devil Horns

Hello Darlings,

Well it has been a busy month of planning since last we blogged and you are all going to just love the fun we have in store for you: Lady Lovelace, Jude Mooney's boudoir photography for Dark Garden, at the Dickens Fair. Something wicked for the Edwardian Balls in SF & LA. And a HUGE fashion event in early March, more later!

Of course we are tickled hot sexy pink by the article in Offbeat Bride. Love to Beth and Todd for sharing their experience and photos.
http://offbeatbride.com/2010/10/berkeley-halloween-wedding

And at the Hayes Valley shop this weekend, it's all about Pan's Devil Horns. www.panshouseofhorns.com
Drop by, do a little shopping and say hello to Sarah, Kali and Holly.

So go crazy, go Giants! and party your brains out this weekend...just remember to hold your buddy's hand when crossing the street for safety.


Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fun Photos from EGA Lecture

After Autumn's lecture on September 7th, Embroiders Guild of America attendees (about 600 of them) were invited to examine the antique corset collection and get laced up in Dark Garden size samples. About three dozen ladies took us up on the offer for their first time wearing a corset. Thanks to Sara for sending along some super duper photos of Betty, Jan and Jody.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, Sept 26 In two places at once: Folsom Street Fair & Handcar Regatta

So sorry we have not posted this sooner, but the logistics of being in 2 places at once is rather daunting! OK, and we've been distracted by little Zephyr. Yes, this year on Sunday, Dark Garden will be enjoying our usual leather and fetish fun at Folsom Street Fair AND cinching on our Steampunk best at the Handcar Regatta! Call us crazy!








http://www.folsomstreetfair.org
Booth #0825-27, Across from 1226 Folsom, between 8th and 9th, San Francisco, CA, USA. Official hours are 11am-6pm, but set up is at 7am -- thank goodness we are friends with Ryan and Rose of Wicked Grounds, Kink Cafe, just a half block away from the booth. http://www.wickedgrounds.com


http://handcar-regatta.com

4th and 5th Streets near Wilson Street, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA, at Depot Park, USA
"Hand-Built Railcar Races, Arts, Performance, Live Music, Crafts, Fine Foods, Costumed Rabble & more!" Please stop by our booth and try on the latest Dollymop for Dark Garden fashions.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hiring New Store Manager

With or without my consent change happens and time flies! And my beloved Andrea is off to explore her next dream! So I'm looking for a new Store Manager for Dark Garden.

As many of you know, Dark Garden is a unique place to work. I do my very best making sure that everyone enjoys working together and that each of us is a good fit for our Dark Garden customers. This is why I'm starting my search for a new Store Manager here, in my community.

We need a pretty unique combination of skills; below is a quick list of qualifications. If you, or someone you know, both fits the bill and happens to be looking for employment, please contact me—soon!

Management experience, preferably of small boutiques
Available weekends—yes—all of them!
Exceptionally organized
Retail experience
Sewing knowledge, not expertise, but an understanding of what goes into making a garment
Fitting knowledge
Great communication skills
A fondness for corsets
Good sense of personal style
Patient
Reliable
Punctual
Responsible
Gracious
Kind

Call Dark Garden at 415 431-7684, or send a resume to autumn@darkgarden.com

Autumn Adamme
Owner and Designer
Dark Garden

Monday, August 30, 2010

Closed Labor Day

Store Hours: Open as usual Today and this weekend Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun.
~*~CLOSED LABOR DAY MONDAY SEPT 6th~*~

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Autumn Adamme Lectures EGA National Seminar 2010


A Tuesday night special event at the week-long seminar:
Dark Garden's Le Jardin Lecture – THE HISTORY OF THE CORSET

Cost: $20 Non-Seminar Participants ($10 Seminar Participants)

http://www.egausa.org/html/seminar.html

Please join us for a fabulous live evening presentation by the ever-charming Autumn Adamme, owner and head designer at Dark Garden. Established in 1989, Dark Garden is the premier couturier and ready-to-wear corset source for San Franciscans, Hollywood stars, thousands of brides, and reenactment events and museums around the world. Autumn will regale us with stories of growing a business based on traditional techniques in a fast-paced world, the history of corsetry and the latest trends in the fashion of corsetry today. Come see Autumn’s presentation of her private collection of vintage photographs and ephemera, display of actual fabrics, embellishments, antique corsets from several eras, and her own stunning yet comfortable foundation and couture garments.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, July 8, 2010

QWOCMAP Ravishing Raffles

Every year Dark Garden donates gift certificates for corsets to raffles to raise money for various local arts and charitable organizations. Last week, QWOCMAP gave us a nice mention in their newsletter. For the entire letter click http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/261223/92029e3ef0/1368003269/fd32111449/

"[At the 2010 festival], Jewelle Gomez won the prize from Dark Garden, and this year, she came to model her custom corset. We can't wait to see what this year's Dark Garden winner will model for us at the 2011 Queer Women of Color Film Festival!"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Trip to Vegas with Dita von Teese to Celebrate Virgin


Hello! Last week I took a little trip to Las Vegas to dress Dita in my latest Dark Garden creation, a little something inspired by Pin Up Girl Nose Art on WWII airplanes. Yesterday, Dita's newsletter gave us a a very sweet mention, see below. Here are the official photos http://www.ditasdomain.com/pressreleases/display.php?p=f

Thanks to everyone for the work, to Daniel for taking the photos and to Dita for being so lovely and inspiring me to create beautiful clothes.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC'S LAS VEGAS STRIP TEESE: The airline celebrates ten years of flying to Las Vegas with Dita Von Teese.June 15th, Las Vegas - Virgin Atlantic today celebrated its 10th anniversary flying between London and Las Vegas. To mark the milestone Virgin Atlantic unveiled a Las Vegas inspired flying lady on its aircraft in the iconic guise of Dita. Joining Sir Richard Branson in Las Vegas on the wing of the Boeing 747-400, Dita came face to face with the redesigned flying lady first hand for the first time. Sir Richard commented "The flying lady has never had a celebrity makeover so this is a first - and Dita was the obvious choice." Dita's Flying Lady outfit was custom made by Dark Garden (www.darkgarden.com).

Friday, May 28, 2010

Dark Garden Road Show Begins!

This spring is a busy one! Now that the launch of the NEW retail Dark Garden website is days away, Autumn, our designer and fearless leader will be visiting a couple of NEW cities in the U.S.

The first stop is NEW York City, June 4-7, 2010, followed shortly by a visit to NEW Orleans, June 26-28. Other trips this June include short stops in Los Angeles on June 14 and Las Vegas on June 15 for an exciting project with the lovely Miss Dita von Teese.

In NEW York City, Autumn will be in NoLIta vending at TheMarketNYC at 268 Mulberry Street both Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. Open 11am-7pm, this Young Designers Marketplace is free and open to the public. Autumn is available for personal fittings on Monday June 7, location tbd. To schedule a fitting please email autumn.darkgarden@gmail.com

At TheMarketNYC Autumn will have a selection of our Ready-to-Wear corsets as well as fabric samples for ordering Custom and Made-to-Order corset styles for women and men. Please come by to see our wares...and just how many corsets will fit in the 50 lbs luggage restriction...

Details for NEW Orleans to come.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Red Hot Mama's Day Sale!


In honor of all you RED HOT MAMAS! Dark Garden is having a mother-of-a-sale!

*All Niche clothing 30% off * All Satin Gloves 20% off * All Pettipants/Lamby Legs %15 off * Classic Hardware Necklaces 15% off * Euro Crystal jewelry 10% off * Betsey Stockings 10% off * All other Hosiery/Stockings/Socks 15% 0ff * Garter belts on floor 15% off * In addition 10% off all corset purchases! *

Dark Garden Bikes SF!

In support of the Mayor's program "I Bike SF!" Dark Garden is offering 10% off of anything in the shop! And in honor of the Tweed Ride, 15% off of any Waist Cincher made up in suiting fabric (stripes, plaid, tweed or wool). SFTweed.com Just show your bike helmet or key to your bike lock and get the offered discount. IBikeSF.org

Photos by: Gordon Mackenzie, East Bay Tweed Ride.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dollymop for Dark Garden is Everywhere!

Well, perhaps just two places over the last weekend...

And
what a weekend! There are easily 100 people that worked to make the Fashion show happen last Saturday night at the Steampunk Exposition---thanks to all: The models who gave of their time and talent to launch the new line Dollymop for Dark Garden. Gordon MacKenzie for mixing the sound files into one smooth groove. Everyone at the shop for the extra hour/days working to make the clothes that made this happen. Kalico for her sexy, sassy, fun designs. Autumn for her couture designs (look for her wearing the new Spectator corset).

Photogs: Kelley for shooting the event and Jules for the postcard. Todi for staging the show's choreography and inflicting her taste in music on others. Crew of Steam X! Crew of Steam X! Crew of Steam X! Our fans and friends for their continued loving support.
If you missed it here are some fabulous photos from Stephen
http://snjacobson.com/Dollymop/


Then Thursday before the weekend at a gala at the Legion of Honor,
Amber Marie Bently wore her Dark Garden couture gown with hat by Dollymop! Scroll to 2nd photo from the bottom.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/missbigelow/detail?entry_id=59087

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fashion Show - Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden


(Photo at below by Jules Cisek. http://photo.popmonkey.com)
Dollymop Gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkgarden/sets/72157623423773764/show/

http://www.steampunkexhibition.com/

Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden, Unique Corsetry and Couture Clothing: Autumn Adamme and Dark Garden are proud to announce Dollymop Designs for Dark Garden by resident designer Kalico Delafey. Offering the same quality construction and superior fit that Dark Garden is famous for, these Made-to-Order corsets come in 4 styles and 7 sizes. They can also be Custom built in any size. Dollymop Designs also offer ready-to-wear hats and accessories, as well as full couture ensembles.

The Fashion Show at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition will be Saturday night, 10pm. Dark Garden will have a booth in the Traders’ Concourse. http://www.steampunkexhibition.com/2010/02/17/dark-garden-dollymop/

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Impromtu Fit Models - No Photos Please.

One of the funnest parts of my job is getting drafted for the impromptu fit model sessions.

Today was twice as much fun because we had a great meeting with our web developer, Lance Geng, and even made him try on a corset in order to verify sizes for our online sales size charts.

My fit model experience was not just a corset... but the new 6-strap garter belts. Yes! Dark Garden is creating a line of belts that are just as well made, functional, and drop-dead gorgeous as the corsets. Eight of us got to spend time with Autumn and Kali (bridal coordinator and woman making these little beauties) figuring out who fit what "size". Andrea is even getting to bring one home tonight that match her Easter shoes she just bought at Fluevog.

Oh, and me? I'm going to be the "medium".

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Edwardian Ball Profile By Josh Keppel on NBC Bay Area



So just randomly surfing around this morning, after a late night at the SF New Tech event, and I stumbled onto a great bunch of pictures on Facebook and NBC Bay Area. Well, Dark Garden is so sweetly flattered to be included in Josh Keppel's photo profile of the Edwardian Ball. Thanks Josh! Ananda looks wonderful working downstairs. Alan sports a dapper look with his own unique edge. And Marianne is adorable in Dollymop for Dark Garden.
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/around-town/events/Edwardian-Ball--82568492.html

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hats & Edwardian Ball Tix for Sale

The Trunk Show last night was just great. Many hats were displayed by the designers and went home with their new owners to get ready for the Edwardian Ball next week.

Everyone was so happy with the arrangement, that Dark Garden will continue to display and sell a large selection of hats... in fact, they have rather taken over the bridal loft. So drop by soon to pick up a wearable work of art.