Thursday, January 24, 2013

L.A. Trunk Show at Jenette Bras!


Dark Garden Trunk Show
Monday February 4th
7:00 to 9:00 @

Jenette Bras
4308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-665-7490

Signature cocktails, expert fitters, lingerie models.
Sarah Toon (DJ BLKRAINBW) 

A bra shop for busty gals exclusively, Jenette Bras starts their size alphabet at "D". Like Dark Garden, they hand fit their customers and are committed to supporting a broad range of beauty. Los Angeles has been longing for Dark Garden corsets and we are happy to fulfill their desires.


Dwoira Gallilea in a Dark Garden Risque' Corset. Photograph by Kristin Argue 


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Monday, January 14, 2013

Premier Event: A Decadent Boudoir Evening with Joel Aron


Dark Garden is pleased to present this premier event, our new Decadent Boudoir Evening.  We invite you to step onto the red carpet with Joel Aron Photography and become a screen goddess in our award winning corsetry.  This premium event will have you wrapped in luxury, allowing more time for each step of the process, with only eight slots available.  We will be shooting once more at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street, on Sunday, February 10.  Please join us for a relaxed evening of indulgence and private shopping, with locally made corsets, lingerie, millinery, jewelry, and other accoutrements, and indulge in a complimentary libation (or two).

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:30 pm; allow for up to three hours total time for your transformation.  Hair and makeup artists will be available to assist you in summoning your inner screen siren; please bring your own shoes and intimates to complete your ensemble.  New to this event, photo retouching upgrades will be available.  Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible; remember, an ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

The following packages are available:

Ingenue, $125
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print

Starlet, $215
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional hair or makeup

Goddess, $295
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling
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3rd Annual Valentine Boudoir Photo Event

Calling all brigands, buccaneers and bodice rippers to join pinup photographer Max Johnson for our Valentine's Day Boudoir evening! This will be our first of two February in-store boudoir nights on Wednesday, February 6, at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street. Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery and other accoutrements while you sip sweet sparkling wine.

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:30 pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience.  There is limited availability so please reserve 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 pirate wench or romance heroine. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble.  Invite a friend or a borrow our on-call Fabio to join you for your mini photography session.  If you fall in love with your corset and decide to take it home with you, always remember to loosen your laces before engaging in any bodice ripping..!

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
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Tales From The Edwardian Ball ~ The Corset Model

Whitney Moses in the Dark Garden Fashion Show at the Edwardian Ball 2011



Wonderful Whitney Moses has written a blog post about modeling for Dark Garden. 
Check it out here:
Tales From The Edwardian Ball ~ The Corset Model


The Edwardian Ball Styling event is 
Saturday January 12 5:00 to 9:00 at 
Dark Garden
321 Linden Street, SF CA 94102

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hot Couture 2013 at The Crucible



In celebration of the Crucible's 14 Anniversary, they are presenting
Hot Couture: A Fushion of Fashion & Fire
on January 11 & 12, 2013
Doors open at 7:00, show at 8:00
Melding high fashion with industrial art, Hot Couture features world-class fire demonstrations, aerial artistry and a blazing showcase of 
wearable art from Bay Area designers.
Dark Garden's own Autumn Adamme is participating as part of Sensoree Design Lab
Come and check out many of our friends in the Bay Area Fashion and Craft scene!




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Friday, January 4, 2013

Pre-Edwardian Ball Styling Event





Saturday January 12 
5:00 to 9:00
at Dark Garden
321 Linden Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.431.7684


Are you excited for the 2013 Edwardian Ball? We definitely are! And we are having our second annual Pre-Edwardian Ball Styling event since we enjoyed it so much last year!

This year we will have a fantastic trunk show with some of our favorite jewelry makers. Compass Rose will be here with some stunning steampunk inspired pieces and Rock 'n Royalty Jewels will be showcasing a beautiful collection of dripping crystals and gorgeous metals.

We will also have makeup artists on hand with tips and tricks to help you finish that fantastic look for the ball. We have tickets to the ball that you can pick up (while supplies last, of course). And, of course, we will have a delicious Champagne Punch for you to sip on while our professional stylists help you get ready.

So whether you need to start an outfit from scratch or put the final touches on the magnificent outfit that you have been working on forever, let us help you complete your look!

We look forward to seeing you!



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Thursday, January 24, 2013

L.A. Trunk Show at Jenette Bras!


Dark Garden Trunk Show
Monday February 4th
7:00 to 9:00 @

Jenette Bras
4308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-665-7490

Signature cocktails, expert fitters, lingerie models.
Sarah Toon (DJ BLKRAINBW) 

A bra shop for busty gals exclusively, Jenette Bras starts their size alphabet at "D". Like Dark Garden, they hand fit their customers and are committed to supporting a broad range of beauty. Los Angeles has been longing for Dark Garden corsets and we are happy to fulfill their desires.


Dwoira Gallilea in a Dark Garden Risque' Corset. Photograph by Kristin Argue 


Monday, January 14, 2013

Premier Event: A Decadent Boudoir Evening with Joel Aron


Dark Garden is pleased to present this premier event, our new Decadent Boudoir Evening.  We invite you to step onto the red carpet with Joel Aron Photography and become a screen goddess in our award winning corsetry.  This premium event will have you wrapped in luxury, allowing more time for each step of the process, with only eight slots available.  We will be shooting once more at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street, on Sunday, February 10.  Please join us for a relaxed evening of indulgence and private shopping, with locally made corsets, lingerie, millinery, jewelry, and other accoutrements, and indulge in a complimentary libation (or two).

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:30 pm; allow for up to three hours total time for your transformation.  Hair and makeup artists will be available to assist you in summoning your inner screen siren; please bring your own shoes and intimates to complete your ensemble.  New to this event, photo retouching upgrades will be available.  Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible; remember, an ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

The following packages are available:

Ingenue, $125
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print

Starlet, $215
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional hair or makeup

Goddess, $295
Personal styling
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling

3rd Annual Valentine Boudoir Photo Event

Calling all brigands, buccaneers and bodice rippers to join pinup photographer Max Johnson for our Valentine's Day Boudoir evening! This will be our first of two February in-store boudoir nights on Wednesday, February 6, at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street. Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery and other accoutrements while you sip sweet sparkling wine.

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:30 pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience.  There is limited availability so please reserve 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 pirate wench or romance heroine. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble.  Invite a friend or a borrow our on-call Fabio to join you for your mini photography session.  If you fall in love with your corset and decide to take it home with you, always remember to loosen your laces before engaging in any bodice ripping..!

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

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tales From The Edwardian Ball ~ The Corset Model

Whitney Moses in the Dark Garden Fashion Show at the Edwardian Ball 2011



Wonderful Whitney Moses has written a blog post about modeling for Dark Garden. 
Check it out here:
Tales From The Edwardian Ball ~ The Corset Model


The Edwardian Ball Styling event is 
Saturday January 12 5:00 to 9:00 at 
Dark Garden
321 Linden Street, SF CA 94102

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hot Couture 2013 at The Crucible



In celebration of the Crucible's 14 Anniversary, they are presenting
Hot Couture: A Fushion of Fashion & Fire
on January 11 & 12, 2013
Doors open at 7:00, show at 8:00
Melding high fashion with industrial art, Hot Couture features world-class fire demonstrations, aerial artistry and a blazing showcase of 
wearable art from Bay Area designers.
Dark Garden's own Autumn Adamme is participating as part of Sensoree Design Lab
Come and check out many of our friends in the Bay Area Fashion and Craft scene!




Friday, January 4, 2013

Pre-Edwardian Ball Styling Event





Saturday January 12 
5:00 to 9:00
at Dark Garden
321 Linden Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.431.7684


Are you excited for the 2013 Edwardian Ball? We definitely are! And we are having our second annual Pre-Edwardian Ball Styling event since we enjoyed it so much last year!

This year we will have a fantastic trunk show with some of our favorite jewelry makers. Compass Rose will be here with some stunning steampunk inspired pieces and Rock 'n Royalty Jewels will be showcasing a beautiful collection of dripping crystals and gorgeous metals.

We will also have makeup artists on hand with tips and tricks to help you finish that fantastic look for the ball. We have tickets to the ball that you can pick up (while supplies last, of course). And, of course, we will have a delicious Champagne Punch for you to sip on while our professional stylists help you get ready.

So whether you need to start an outfit from scratch or put the final touches on the magnificent outfit that you have been working on forever, let us help you complete your look!

We look forward to seeing you!