Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Customer Highlight: Jonelle Patrick







Jonelle is wearing her Dollymop Lancer Corset and special order Dollymop skirt
designed by Kalico Delafay for Dark Garden with wool suiting from
Britex Fabricsall photos of Jonelle were taken by Kristin Argue for Dark Garden

Jonelle Patrick is a writer

What is your earliest corset memory?
Walking into Dark Garden! I never considered wearing corsets before, because I didn't think of them as outerwear. It was such a revelation that corsets don't have to shout "lingerie" – they can be subtle and attractive without being overtly sexy, more like haute couture than underwear.

Describe the first corset you ever wore.
It was a black velveteen Classic Victorian which I bought instantly the first time I came in. I put it on and didn't want to take it off. Then I came back and ordered another.

What is your favorite style of corset?
This one: the Dollymop Lancer. I love how it looks sedate and tailored and "daytime" from the front, but the lacing in back is like a shot of Sriracha.

What do you like about wearing corsets?
Corsets make me feel beautiful. And I love that after I put one on, I can be confident that it'll stay exactly the way it looked in the mirror until I take it off again. It does all the work of looking good so I don't have to worry about it.

What is the greatest style influence in your life?
My greatest influence at the moment is Japanese design, both modern and traditional. Strangely enough, I find Dark Garden clothing very similar to kimono, because no matter what size or shape you are, when you put on a kimono or a Dark Garden corset, you become the ideal woman. Both make you feel beautiful, and both are about combining colors, textures, materials and accessories for a look that's much more flattering and interesting than ordinary Western clothing.

The customer highlight is a new feature on the Dark Garden blog where we discover and share more about the style influences of our customers and why they love to wear corsets.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Customer Highlight: Jonelle Patrick







Jonelle is wearing her Dollymop Lancer Corset and special order Dollymop skirt
designed by Kalico Delafay for Dark Garden with wool suiting from
Britex Fabricsall photos of Jonelle were taken by Kristin Argue for Dark Garden

Jonelle Patrick is a writer

What is your earliest corset memory?
Walking into Dark Garden! I never considered wearing corsets before, because I didn't think of them as outerwear. It was such a revelation that corsets don't have to shout "lingerie" – they can be subtle and attractive without being overtly sexy, more like haute couture than underwear.

Describe the first corset you ever wore.
It was a black velveteen Classic Victorian which I bought instantly the first time I came in. I put it on and didn't want to take it off. Then I came back and ordered another.

What is your favorite style of corset?
This one: the Dollymop Lancer. I love how it looks sedate and tailored and "daytime" from the front, but the lacing in back is like a shot of Sriracha.

What do you like about wearing corsets?
Corsets make me feel beautiful. And I love that after I put one on, I can be confident that it'll stay exactly the way it looked in the mirror until I take it off again. It does all the work of looking good so I don't have to worry about it.

What is the greatest style influence in your life?
My greatest influence at the moment is Japanese design, both modern and traditional. Strangely enough, I find Dark Garden clothing very similar to kimono, because no matter what size or shape you are, when you put on a kimono or a Dark Garden corset, you become the ideal woman. Both make you feel beautiful, and both are about combining colors, textures, materials and accessories for a look that's much more flattering and interesting than ordinary Western clothing.

The customer highlight is a new feature on the Dark Garden blog where we discover and share more about the style influences of our customers and why they love to wear corsets.

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