Saturday, March 30, 2013

Next Corset Boudoir Evening: May 8


We love Paris in the springtime - don't you?  Following the success of our first Decadent Boudoir Evening, we've decided to feature an early reprise on May 8.  Join us with photographer John Carey in front of a hand-painted Parisian street scene, and lace into 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 Wednesday, May 8.  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 or three - you're on vacation in Paris, after all!

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 cosmopolite; please bring your own shoes and intimates to complete your ensemble.  Corset purchases and orders are 10% off for event participants.  Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible, and saunter into a sizzling summer with Dark Garden.

The following packages are available:

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

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

Goddess, $295
Personal styling & corset rental
Photo session
One 8x10" print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Egg hunt tomorrow!

 Don't forget that tomorrow is our Grand Easter Egg Hunt!  Swing by our San Francisco boutique at 321 Linden Street between 11am and 5pm tomorrow.

Eggs full of candy and discounts have been hidden throughout the shop.  The choice prizes include discounts on lingerie and one "Golden Egg" with a discount on a Ready-to-Wear corset!

We'll see you tomorrow in your Sunday best!

Don't forget that we'll also be talking shop at the International Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason, and vending in Los Angeles for the Vintage Glamour Bridal Show.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Los Angeles! March 24, at the Vintage Glamour Bridal Show

You heard me, Dark Garden is hitting the road!  At our second LA visit this year, we'll be participating in the 2nd Annual Vintage Glamour Bridal Show with Dark Garden friend, reVamp Vintage.  This event blends modern and vintage elements and vendors for contemporary wedding planning - what better place for a bride to try on some of our classically curvy corsets, designed for a modern figure?


The Show is open from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, March 24, at the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA.  Register for your free ticket here and be sure to check-in at the door to be entered in prize drawings.


Autumn herself, Dark Garden proprietress, will be representing us (or shall I say, herself) in Los Angeles.  We're hoping to bring down samples of our most popular styles so we can do full fittings and take orders for custom and ready-to-wear corsets, as outerwear or foundation garments.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bridal Salon at the International Chocolate Salon

Did I mention March 24 is a very busy date for us?  I did?  Well, it is!  In our second featured event for that date, as we range ever farther afield, we will have an informational booth at the Bridal Salon within the SF International Chocolate Salon.

Kelsey Sailors and Victoria Dagger showing off Dark Garden's classic garter belt at Coco-Luxe.
Wasp waists and a love of chocolate are definitely not mutually exclusive!

Hosted by Taste TV, the 7th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon takes place on March 24 at the Fort Mason Center, from 10am to 6pm.  Tickets may be purchased hereSalon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, new product launches and flavor combinations, fair trade & organic offerings, celebrity chef & author talks, wine pairings, Chocolate Art Gallery, games, ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program, and book signings.

Autumn Adamme in a custom corset, dressing gown, and garter.
Photo © Joel Aron.

As for us, we'll just be lounging about in our corsets and peignoirs (as we do), ready to answer any of your questions about corsetry, and educate brides about the importance of proper foundation garments.  As they say, good design is often invisible: While Dark Garden loves to make corset ensembles for our brides, a corset can provide an amazing line when worn under a pre-made gown.



If you're not stopping by the shop for the egg hunt (or even if you are!), we'd love to see our San Francisco friends at Fort Mason next Sunday.  We'll be one of the first booths as you enter - you can't miss us!  The full list of participants and map of the booths can be seen here - we're booth #2.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

March 24: A Classic Egg Hunt at Dark Garden!

March 24 is shaping up to be a VERY busy date for us, with events down in Los Angeles, up in Fort Mason, and, to top it off, at our home base in Hayes Valley!  But more about that later...



Inspired by these beautiful spring colored knickers from Honey Cooler Handmade, and the wonderful(ly transient) spring weather, we are all excited for the season!  In any case, we've decided to do a Classic Egg Hunt for all our beautiful customers on Sunday, March 24th.  There will be fun little prizes to win and, of course, Easter candies!  Come one, come all!

Don your finery for the occasion, or come acquire some!  It's peak season for chic hats, and there's no place like Dark Garden for fine handmade local millinery.  Shop hours on Sunday are 11am to 5pm.  See you soon!
Read More

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Next Corset Boudoir Evening: May 8


We love Paris in the springtime - don't you?  Following the success of our first Decadent Boudoir Evening, we've decided to feature an early reprise on May 8.  Join us with photographer John Carey in front of a hand-painted Parisian street scene, and lace into 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 Wednesday, May 8.  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 or three - you're on vacation in Paris, after all!

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 cosmopolite; please bring your own shoes and intimates to complete your ensemble.  Corset purchases and orders are 10% off for event participants.  Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible, and saunter into a sizzling summer with Dark Garden.

The following packages are available:

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

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

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Egg hunt tomorrow!

 Don't forget that tomorrow is our Grand Easter Egg Hunt!  Swing by our San Francisco boutique at 321 Linden Street between 11am and 5pm tomorrow.

Eggs full of candy and discounts have been hidden throughout the shop.  The choice prizes include discounts on lingerie and one "Golden Egg" with a discount on a Ready-to-Wear corset!

We'll see you tomorrow in your Sunday best!

Don't forget that we'll also be talking shop at the International Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason, and vending in Los Angeles for the Vintage Glamour Bridal Show.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Los Angeles! March 24, at the Vintage Glamour Bridal Show

You heard me, Dark Garden is hitting the road!  At our second LA visit this year, we'll be participating in the 2nd Annual Vintage Glamour Bridal Show with Dark Garden friend, reVamp Vintage.  This event blends modern and vintage elements and vendors for contemporary wedding planning - what better place for a bride to try on some of our classically curvy corsets, designed for a modern figure?


The Show is open from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, March 24, at the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA.  Register for your free ticket here and be sure to check-in at the door to be entered in prize drawings.


Autumn herself, Dark Garden proprietress, will be representing us (or shall I say, herself) in Los Angeles.  We're hoping to bring down samples of our most popular styles so we can do full fittings and take orders for custom and ready-to-wear corsets, as outerwear or foundation garments.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bridal Salon at the International Chocolate Salon

Did I mention March 24 is a very busy date for us?  I did?  Well, it is!  In our second featured event for that date, as we range ever farther afield, we will have an informational booth at the Bridal Salon within the SF International Chocolate Salon.

Kelsey Sailors and Victoria Dagger showing off Dark Garden's classic garter belt at Coco-Luxe.
Wasp waists and a love of chocolate are definitely not mutually exclusive!

Hosted by Taste TV, the 7th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon takes place on March 24 at the Fort Mason Center, from 10am to 6pm.  Tickets may be purchased hereSalon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, new product launches and flavor combinations, fair trade & organic offerings, celebrity chef & author talks, wine pairings, Chocolate Art Gallery, games, ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program, and book signings.

Autumn Adamme in a custom corset, dressing gown, and garter.
Photo © Joel Aron.

As for us, we'll just be lounging about in our corsets and peignoirs (as we do), ready to answer any of your questions about corsetry, and educate brides about the importance of proper foundation garments.  As they say, good design is often invisible: While Dark Garden loves to make corset ensembles for our brides, a corset can provide an amazing line when worn under a pre-made gown.



If you're not stopping by the shop for the egg hunt (or even if you are!), we'd love to see our San Francisco friends at Fort Mason next Sunday.  We'll be one of the first booths as you enter - you can't miss us!  The full list of participants and map of the booths can be seen here - we're booth #2.

Friday, March 15, 2013

March 24: A Classic Egg Hunt at Dark Garden!

March 24 is shaping up to be a VERY busy date for us, with events down in Los Angeles, up in Fort Mason, and, to top it off, at our home base in Hayes Valley!  But more about that later...



Inspired by these beautiful spring colored knickers from Honey Cooler Handmade, and the wonderful(ly transient) spring weather, we are all excited for the season!  In any case, we've decided to do a Classic Egg Hunt for all our beautiful customers on Sunday, March 24th.  There will be fun little prizes to win and, of course, Easter candies!  Come one, come all!

Don your finery for the occasion, or come acquire some!  It's peak season for chic hats, and there's no place like Dark Garden for fine handmade local millinery.  Shop hours on Sunday are 11am to 5pm.  See you soon!