Sunday, July 29, 2012

Prepare for the Playa!

It is time get ready for Burning Man and there is no place better to do so than Prepare for the Playa, a fashion fair made just for residents of Black Rock City. For the first time Dark Garden will join with a joyful group of playful costuming comrads to inspire and provide the most magnificent costumes we could dream up.
Next Sunday August 5 from 12 to 7 with a fashion shows at 2:00 and 5:00. 
Dark Garden will be in the 5:00 show.
In the street at 650 Indiana Street San Francisco and in Cocomo.
Free entry and free parking!

 
Photo by John Curley

 
photo by Kristin Argue

photo by Joel Aron

Photo by John Curley
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

8th Annual Fashion On The Square

Dark Garden will be part of the
8th Annual Fashion On The Square
The Largest and Longest Running Fashion Show on the West Coast
A Benefit for the San Francisco Arts Commission
 
August 5, 2012 
5:00 pm VIP Reception; 6:30 pm Show; 9:30 pm After-Party






Corsets and garments: Dark Garden
Designers: Autumn Adamme, Kali Lambson, and Kalico Delafay
Models: Dwoira Galilea, Victoria Dagger, Elisa Ambrose Berlin, Monika Lenk
Photo: Joel Aron, joelaron.com
We will be showing our Couture Nouveau Collection and 
sharing the runway with these amazing collegues:
Joseph Domingo, Title Designer & Fashion Award Recipient  
Banana Republic, Old Navy (Children/Teens), DSW, Charmosa Swimwear, RatedM (by Mario Lopez), SFSU Student Designers, Apple Bottoms, Keneuoe and Randy Rowden

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Beauregard Eckstein Wedding

Please enjoy these beautiful photos of another elegant and original Dark Garden Bride.
We are always delighted to be featured on Offbeat Bride and this lovely wedding in Belize is inspiring!
Dark Garden creates unique personalized custom ensembles for the same 
cost that many off the rack dresses would be elsewhere. 
Check out a few in our Bridal Gallery
Call the shop to make a consultation appointment 415-431-7684

Bride Michelle Beauregard and Groom Adric Eckstein
Dress: Dark Garden
Photo: Olivera Rusu




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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Corsets in Books: The Parasol Protectorate

    One of the delightful things about working at Dark Garden is the fact that everyone here reads. There are always piles of books being traded, gifted, and recommended lying about... and sometimes tipping over. Last year most of us devoured a wonderful series called "The Parasol Protectorate". It was an extra treat when I realized the books were by our friend and customer, Gail Carriger. There are five books: Souless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. They are a witty, naughty, smart and playful and include a grand heroine. Set in an alternative Victorian London society that has fully integrated vampires and werewolves there is fun mystery, wolfish sex, and corset expertise!


Read More

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Annual Rummage Sale July 15

This Sunday 11 to 5!

 The day of the sale we have great deals on gently used corsets, 
fabric remnants and trim, items culled from our costume closet, 
and selected goodies from our clothing, jewelry and lingerie stock.

10% Discount on Ready to Wear and Made to Order Corsets for the week prior to the sale.
July 8th through the 14th only.
That's right now! 
Corsets: Dark Garden, Fascintator: Petite Menagerie 
Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley, Photo: Kristin Argue


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
 - physically or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets.

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 are accepting them now until the11th.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684

Read More

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dandy-licious, the video, from Foolish Tree Films

Photographer: Joel Aron joelaron.com 
Model: Johnny Signer and David Herzenberg
Corsets: Dark Garden 'Corselette' and 'Jacob' 


Talented, generous, patient, hard working, silly, loving…just some of the words that best describe Jo Nemoyten and Ian Carruthers of foolish tree films. A husband and wife team that work at everything, with a small crew to do multiple camera set-ups for performances and events. Todi, the staging director, was lucky enough to work with them on the Victorian Thriller video shot at the Dickens Fair in December of 2009. That video is kind of like playing “Where’s Waldo” to spot just how many people are wearing Dark Garden corsets as a part of their costumes.
Always looking for reasons to work with good people again, when the de Young Museum asked Dark Garden to showcase in their Dandy-licious Fashion Show, we just knew it had to be captured live in a super smart way and then edited into a cohesive piece. Of course, foolish tree came to mind as a team that could keep up with us.
And so without further ado, we present…Dandy-licious, the video, from foolish tree films.
 Dark Garden Dandy-licious Fashion Show
By Foolish Tree Films
…oh? And if you have an event, they’re for hire!
Victorian Thriller (Can you spot which beautiful model from Dandy-licious is also a zombie dancer here?)
 Victorian "Thriller"
By Foolish Tree Films
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Rummage Sale July 15!

Dark Garden's Annual Rummage Sale Sunday, July 15th. 11 - 5.
That is less than two weeks away!!


10% Discount on Ready to Wear and Made to Order Corsets for the week prior to the sale.
July 8th through the 14th only.
 
Corset: Dark Garden
Fascintator: Petite Menagerie 

Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida
Photo: Kristin Argue





 The day of the sale we have great deals on gently used corsets, 
fabric remnants and trim, items culled from our costume closet, 
and selected goodies from our clothing, jewelry and lingerie stock.

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
 - physically or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets.

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 are accepting them now until the11th.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684

Read More

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Prepare for the Playa!

It is time get ready for Burning Man and there is no place better to do so than Prepare for the Playa, a fashion fair made just for residents of Black Rock City. For the first time Dark Garden will join with a joyful group of playful costuming comrads to inspire and provide the most magnificent costumes we could dream up.
Next Sunday August 5 from 12 to 7 with a fashion shows at 2:00 and 5:00. 
Dark Garden will be in the 5:00 show.
In the street at 650 Indiana Street San Francisco and in Cocomo.
Free entry and free parking!

 
Photo by John Curley

 
photo by Kristin Argue

photo by Joel Aron

Photo by John Curley

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

8th Annual Fashion On The Square

Dark Garden will be part of the
8th Annual Fashion On The Square
The Largest and Longest Running Fashion Show on the West Coast
A Benefit for the San Francisco Arts Commission
 
August 5, 2012 
5:00 pm VIP Reception; 6:30 pm Show; 9:30 pm After-Party






Corsets and garments: Dark Garden
Designers: Autumn Adamme, Kali Lambson, and Kalico Delafay
Models: Dwoira Galilea, Victoria Dagger, Elisa Ambrose Berlin, Monika Lenk
Photo: Joel Aron, joelaron.com
We will be showing our Couture Nouveau Collection and 
sharing the runway with these amazing collegues:
Joseph Domingo, Title Designer & Fashion Award Recipient  
Banana Republic, Old Navy (Children/Teens), DSW, Charmosa Swimwear, RatedM (by Mario Lopez), SFSU Student Designers, Apple Bottoms, Keneuoe and Randy Rowden

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beauregard Eckstein Wedding

Please enjoy these beautiful photos of another elegant and original Dark Garden Bride.
We are always delighted to be featured on Offbeat Bride and this lovely wedding in Belize is inspiring!
Dark Garden creates unique personalized custom ensembles for the same 
cost that many off the rack dresses would be elsewhere. 
Check out a few in our Bridal Gallery
Call the shop to make a consultation appointment 415-431-7684

Bride Michelle Beauregard and Groom Adric Eckstein
Dress: Dark Garden
Photo: Olivera Rusu




Thursday, July 12, 2012

Corsets in Books: The Parasol Protectorate

    One of the delightful things about working at Dark Garden is the fact that everyone here reads. There are always piles of books being traded, gifted, and recommended lying about... and sometimes tipping over. Last year most of us devoured a wonderful series called "The Parasol Protectorate". It was an extra treat when I realized the books were by our friend and customer, Gail Carriger. There are five books: Souless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. They are a witty, naughty, smart and playful and include a grand heroine. Set in an alternative Victorian London society that has fully integrated vampires and werewolves there is fun mystery, wolfish sex, and corset expertise!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Annual Rummage Sale July 15

This Sunday 11 to 5!

 The day of the sale we have great deals on gently used corsets, 
fabric remnants and trim, items culled from our costume closet, 
and selected goodies from our clothing, jewelry and lingerie stock.

10% Discount on Ready to Wear and Made to Order Corsets for the week prior to the sale.
July 8th through the 14th only.
That's right now! 
Corsets: Dark Garden, Fascintator: Petite Menagerie 
Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida and Anthea Tuley, Photo: Kristin Argue


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
 - physically or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets.

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 are accepting them now until the11th.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dandy-licious, the video, from Foolish Tree Films

Photographer: Joel Aron joelaron.com 
Model: Johnny Signer and David Herzenberg
Corsets: Dark Garden 'Corselette' and 'Jacob' 


Talented, generous, patient, hard working, silly, loving…just some of the words that best describe Jo Nemoyten and Ian Carruthers of foolish tree films. A husband and wife team that work at everything, with a small crew to do multiple camera set-ups for performances and events. Todi, the staging director, was lucky enough to work with them on the Victorian Thriller video shot at the Dickens Fair in December of 2009. That video is kind of like playing “Where’s Waldo” to spot just how many people are wearing Dark Garden corsets as a part of their costumes.
Always looking for reasons to work with good people again, when the de Young Museum asked Dark Garden to showcase in their Dandy-licious Fashion Show, we just knew it had to be captured live in a super smart way and then edited into a cohesive piece. Of course, foolish tree came to mind as a team that could keep up with us.
And so without further ado, we present…Dandy-licious, the video, from foolish tree films.
 Dark Garden Dandy-licious Fashion Show
By Foolish Tree Films
…oh? And if you have an event, they’re for hire!
Victorian Thriller (Can you spot which beautiful model from Dandy-licious is also a zombie dancer here?)
 Victorian "Thriller"
By Foolish Tree Films

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rummage Sale July 15!

Dark Garden's Annual Rummage Sale Sunday, July 15th. 11 - 5.
That is less than two weeks away!!


10% Discount on Ready to Wear and Made to Order Corsets for the week prior to the sale.
July 8th through the 14th only.
 
Corset: Dark Garden
Fascintator: Petite Menagerie 

Jewelry: Rock n Royalty Jewels
Models: Lauren Bida
Photo: Kristin Argue





 The day of the sale we have great deals on gently used corsets, 
fabric remnants and trim, items culled from our costume closet, 
and selected goodies from our clothing, jewelry and lingerie stock.

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
 - physically or aesthetically - out-grown their corsets.

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 are accepting them now until the11th.  
We are happy to help you choose the selling price. 
Call with questions. 415-431-7684