Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bombshell Bakesale June 30 and July 1

Come by THIS SATURDAY June 30, or SUNDAY July 1st,
and pick up something special to wear for your celebrations during our
Bombshell Bakesale and Fishnet Giveaway.
Corsets: Dark Garden
Model: Kali Lambson Bloom
Photographer: Kristin Argue

Corsets: Dark Garden
Model: Kali Lambson Bloom and Lauren Bida
Photographer: Kristin Argue

We are so excited about all the parades & picnics of the summer that we're already planning our outfits! There is the 4th (fireworks!), Jubilee (for the Brit in us all),
Bastille Day (ooh la la), and then Fleet Week  (Hey Sailor!).

FREE FISHNETS!!
Each of you that tries on a corset will get a pair of fishnet stockings.
June 30 and July 1st only.
It's while supplies last, so get in here!

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley
Photographer: Kristin Argue

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Lauren Bida and Autumn Adamme
Photographer: Kristin Argue

We will have a cookies and lemonade stand! 
Sunday Let's Be Frank hotdogs will be out front and 
there is always the delectable Blue Bottle Coffee to enjoy.

Let's Be Frank hotdog stand on Sunday.

Are you ready for all the summertime fun?


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Monday, June 25, 2012

Help Dark Garden win a $250,000 Grant

Model: Autumn Adamme
Hat by Tricia Roush: House of Nines
Corset: "Spade" Knee-length. Leather w/ applique

Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant.

But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com  within 5 days!! We are already more than half way there!

Please take a few moments, go to that site, type in (or copy and paste!) Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and vote! You will have to "log in" using Facebook before voting, or create a log-in. Sorry, no voting anonymously. You're also more than welcome to read everything I wrote about my company, my wonderful team and what I hope to do with the $250K we could be granted. It's on our page.

If you have a couple more seconds, please also vote for my dear friend and amazing milliner, Tricia Roush of House of Nines Design. She's also doing very good hand work, blocking hats, trimming them in the most creative and skilled ways - she too is doing her part to keep an old tradition and art form alive.

Thank you
Autumn Adamme
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rummage Sale Time! July 15th

Dark Garden's Annual Rummage Sale Sunday, July 15th. 11 - 5.
Our best sale of the year!

 Corsets: Dark Garden 
Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley
Photo: Kristin Argue

Time to get great deals on gently used corsets!!
Come early for the best selection.
This is the one time of year when we will be selling corsets from our archive at very marked-down prices. And as always, we will be selling corsets sold by folks who may have - size or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets. We also have fabric remnants, pieces if trim, and items culled from our costume closet. 
Selected items throughout the store will be on sale.

It is the time to sell any of those old, beloved corsets that have served you well! 
Pass it along to a new owner who will love it a-new.  
Weight change?  Re-doing your wardrobe?  
Use this opportunity to purchase the corset of your dreams!
If you are interested in selling your Dark Garden corset, we will be accepting them from July 1 - 11.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bombshell Bakesale June 30 and July 1

 Dark Garden founder Autumn Adamme 
in a star spangled waist cincher.
Photo: Kristin Argue

We are so excited about all the parades & picnics of the summer that we're already planning our outfits! There is the 4th (fireworks!), Jubilee (for the Brit in us all),
Bastille Day (ooh la la), and then Fleet Week  (Hey Sailor!).
Come by Saturday June 30, or Sunday July st, and pick up something special to wear
for your celebrations during our Bombshell Bakesale and Fishnet Giveaway.
FREE FISHNETS!!
Each of you that tries on a corset will get a pair of fishnet stockings.
June 30 and July 1st only.
It's while supplies last, so get in here!

Sailor Corset: Dollymop for Dark Garden
Model: Amanda Williams
Photo: Kristin Argue

We will have a cookies and lemonade stand! 
Sunday Let's Be Frank hotdogs will be out front and 
there is always the delectable Blue Bottle Coffee to enjoy.

Let's Be Frank hotdog stand on Sunday.

Are you ready for all the summertime fun?

Read More

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Haute Corset Night at the DeYoung this Friday!

Once again Dark Garden is collaborating with the deYoung Museum in a 
Friday night celebration of the Gaultier Exhibit.

Dark Garden Custom Underbust Victorian Corset with Crosslacing
Model: Carla Gonzales, Photo: Kristin Argue

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art “happenings” (5–8:45 p.m.) that include a mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, special performances, hands-on art activities and exhibition tours.

This Friday is Corset Night!
- Try on corsets! Be fit by bevy of Dark Garden corset aficionados.
- Listen to Stella Mara, the Electro-Acoustic, Eastern European, Near Eastern World Music Ensemble.
- Play at the DYI art table!
- See the film, Madonna: Truth or Dare
- Enjoy a cocktail and playful party atmosphere of Friday Nights @ the DeYoung.
- See the spectacular Gaultier Exhibit!

The entrance to the event and galleries is free! You just need a ticket for the Gaultier exhibit.


 Dark Garden Custom Underbust Victorian Corset with Crosslacing
Model: Carla Gonzales, Photo: Kristin Argue 

Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection
Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection

Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Boudoir Photo Night this Sunday June 10th


Here is the reminder for our June 10th Boudoir Photo Night!
It is all most full!
The only way to make an appointment is to call us! 415-431-7684
 Corset: Dark Garden, Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo: Mariah Carle, Hair: Danielle Blanchet

Come swing, swing, swing into the summertime with Dark Garden for an intimate evening of photography, featuring master boudoir photographer Mariah Carle [link: http://www.bayareaboudoir.com/].  We're excited to offer our second 2012 in-house boudoir night, on Sunday, June 10 at our Hayes Valley boutique, located on 321 Linden St.  Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery, and other accoutrements while you sip on Mai Tais or Italian sodas.
Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience.  There is limited availability so please book your sitting early.  Wardrobe is, of course, provided by expert Dark Garden stylists, featuring Dark Garden Corsetry for all participants.  Hair and makeup artists will be available to help channel your sexy inner pinup with classic wingtip eyes and victory rolls.  Bring your own intimates and shoes  to complete your ensemble.  Invite a friend or a bring a beau (we know you have many) to join you for your mini photography session.  If you fall in love with your corset and decide to take it home with you, we can help you accessorize your new summer centerpiece.


The following packages are available.

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print

Swanky Set, $135
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional hair or makeup


Deluxe Experience, $195
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling



 Corset: Dark Garden, Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo: Mariah Carle, Hair: Danielle Blanchet
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bombshell Bakesale June 30 and July 1

Come by THIS SATURDAY June 30, or SUNDAY July 1st,
and pick up something special to wear for your celebrations during our
Bombshell Bakesale and Fishnet Giveaway.
Corsets: Dark Garden
Model: Kali Lambson Bloom
Photographer: Kristin Argue

Corsets: Dark Garden
Model: Kali Lambson Bloom and Lauren Bida
Photographer: Kristin Argue

We are so excited about all the parades & picnics of the summer that we're already planning our outfits! There is the 4th (fireworks!), Jubilee (for the Brit in us all),
Bastille Day (ooh la la), and then Fleet Week  (Hey Sailor!).

FREE FISHNETS!!
Each of you that tries on a corset will get a pair of fishnet stockings.
June 30 and July 1st only.
It's while supplies last, so get in here!

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley
Photographer: Kristin Argue

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Lauren Bida and Autumn Adamme
Photographer: Kristin Argue

We will have a cookies and lemonade stand! 
Sunday Let's Be Frank hotdogs will be out front and 
there is always the delectable Blue Bottle Coffee to enjoy.

Let's Be Frank hotdog stand on Sunday.

Are you ready for all the summertime fun?


Monday, June 25, 2012

Help Dark Garden win a $250,000 Grant

Model: Autumn Adamme
Hat by Tricia Roush: House of Nines
Corset: "Spade" Knee-length. Leather w/ applique

Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant.

But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com  within 5 days!! We are already more than half way there!

Please take a few moments, go to that site, type in (or copy and paste!) Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and vote! You will have to "log in" using Facebook before voting, or create a log-in. Sorry, no voting anonymously. You're also more than welcome to read everything I wrote about my company, my wonderful team and what I hope to do with the $250K we could be granted. It's on our page.

If you have a couple more seconds, please also vote for my dear friend and amazing milliner, Tricia Roush of House of Nines Design. She's also doing very good hand work, blocking hats, trimming them in the most creative and skilled ways - she too is doing her part to keep an old tradition and art form alive.

Thank you
Autumn Adamme

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rummage Sale Time! July 15th

Dark Garden's Annual Rummage Sale Sunday, July 15th. 11 - 5.
Our best sale of the year!

 Corsets: Dark Garden 
Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley
Photo: Kristin Argue

Time to get great deals on gently used corsets!!
Come early for the best selection.
This is the one time of year when we will be selling corsets from our archive at very marked-down prices. And as always, we will be selling corsets sold by folks who may have - size or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets. We also have fabric remnants, pieces if trim, and items culled from our costume closet. 
Selected items throughout the store will be on sale.

It is the time to sell any of those old, beloved corsets that have served you well! 
Pass it along to a new owner who will love it a-new.  
Weight change?  Re-doing your wardrobe?  
Use this opportunity to purchase the corset of your dreams!
If you are interested in selling your Dark Garden corset, we will be accepting them from July 1 - 11.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bombshell Bakesale June 30 and July 1

 Dark Garden founder Autumn Adamme 
in a star spangled waist cincher.
Photo: Kristin Argue

We are so excited about all the parades & picnics of the summer that we're already planning our outfits! There is the 4th (fireworks!), Jubilee (for the Brit in us all),
Bastille Day (ooh la la), and then Fleet Week  (Hey Sailor!).
Come by Saturday June 30, or Sunday July st, and pick up something special to wear
for your celebrations during our Bombshell Bakesale and Fishnet Giveaway.
FREE FISHNETS!!
Each of you that tries on a corset will get a pair of fishnet stockings.
June 30 and July 1st only.
It's while supplies last, so get in here!

Sailor Corset: Dollymop for Dark Garden
Model: Amanda Williams
Photo: Kristin Argue

We will have a cookies and lemonade stand! 
Sunday Let's Be Frank hotdogs will be out front and 
there is always the delectable Blue Bottle Coffee to enjoy.

Let's Be Frank hotdog stand on Sunday.

Are you ready for all the summertime fun?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Haute Corset Night at the DeYoung this Friday!

Once again Dark Garden is collaborating with the deYoung Museum in a 
Friday night celebration of the Gaultier Exhibit.

Dark Garden Custom Underbust Victorian Corset with Crosslacing
Model: Carla Gonzales, Photo: Kristin Argue

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art “happenings” (5–8:45 p.m.) that include a mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, special performances, hands-on art activities and exhibition tours.

This Friday is Corset Night!
- Try on corsets! Be fit by bevy of Dark Garden corset aficionados.
- Listen to Stella Mara, the Electro-Acoustic, Eastern European, Near Eastern World Music Ensemble.
- Play at the DYI art table!
- See the film, Madonna: Truth or Dare
- Enjoy a cocktail and playful party atmosphere of Friday Nights @ the DeYoung.
- See the spectacular Gaultier Exhibit!

The entrance to the event and galleries is free! You just need a ticket for the Gaultier exhibit.


 Dark Garden Custom Underbust Victorian Corset with Crosslacing
Model: Carla Gonzales, Photo: Kristin Argue 

Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection
Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection

Corsets by Jean Paul Gaultier 
from the Amy Winehouse tribute collection

Monday, June 4, 2012

Boudoir Photo Night this Sunday June 10th


Here is the reminder for our June 10th Boudoir Photo Night!
It is all most full!
The only way to make an appointment is to call us! 415-431-7684
 Corset: Dark Garden, Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo: Mariah Carle, Hair: Danielle Blanchet

Come swing, swing, swing into the summertime with Dark Garden for an intimate evening of photography, featuring master boudoir photographer Mariah Carle [link: http://www.bayareaboudoir.com/].  We're excited to offer our second 2012 in-house boudoir night, on Sunday, June 10 at our Hayes Valley boutique, located on 321 Linden St.  Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery, and other accoutrements while you sip on Mai Tais or Italian sodas.
Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience.  There is limited availability so please book your sitting early.  Wardrobe is, of course, provided by expert Dark Garden stylists, featuring Dark Garden Corsetry for all participants.  Hair and makeup artists will be available to help channel your sexy inner pinup with classic wingtip eyes and victory rolls.  Bring your own intimates and shoes  to complete your ensemble.  Invite a friend or a bring a beau (we know you have many) to join you for your mini photography session.  If you fall in love with your corset and decide to take it home with you, we can help you accessorize your new summer centerpiece.


The following packages are available.

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print

Swanky Set, $135
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional hair or makeup


Deluxe Experience, $195
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling



 Corset: Dark Garden, Model: Victoria Dagger
Photo: Mariah Carle, Hair: Danielle Blanchet