Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time to get ready for the Folsom Street Fair!

August is nearly upon us!  Hopefully that means this classically foggy July weather is on its way out as well...

Over at Dark Garden, we've been preparing ourselves for this year's Folsom Street Fair, which will be on Sunday, September 29.  As always, we'll have a booth filled with our stock and overflowing with fitters to help you find your size, lace you up, and take orders.

Back in production, we've been making up more leather corsets.  They've been practically flying out of the shop as soon as they hit the floor, but we will make sure to have some in stock for the fair!  Check out Anneka in this stunning, Wonder Woman-esque red patent Sweetheart.



With bonus background high-five.
Our lapel harness, debuted at this year's Edwardian Ball, would also make an excellent look for Folsom, worn over a corset or nothing at all!

Leather lapel harness over a leather custom corset.  Model: Euphrates X
Photo: Joel Aron





This is the perfect time to order your corset to wear to Folsom.  There's about a month left for built-to-order corsets with standard turnaround.  If you get your order in over the next couple weeks you will beat the rush and make it through production faster, giving you more time to break in your corset before the fair.  Stop by the shop at 321 Linden St. to place an order or have a design consult.


~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Come Dream in the Corset Boudoir: September 8

Model: Victoria Dagger in the Victorian, as photographed by Laquel Wright.


Come dream with us in the Corset Boudoir!  We'll be hosting an evening of intimate photography with boudoir photographer Laquel Wright on Sunday, September 8 at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street. Midsummer is long past but San Francisco summer will be lingering and we're still feeling dreamy, especially in our oh-so-curvy and oh-so-comfy Dark Garden corsets. 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 are also available. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble. Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible. We won't be putting a girdle around the earth, but we'd love to put a corset around you!

All packages include private shopping, personal styling, corset fitting and rental, photo session, same day photo print, gallery for additional image purchases, and 10% off corset purchases.

The following packages are available:

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print

Swanky Set, $135
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print
Professional hair or makeup

Deluxe Experience
, $195
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling


© Laquel Wright
 ~Marianne
Corset Boudoir Manager
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Special Holiday Hours / Pre-Sale Raffle Tickets!

Lauren in a classic picnic ensemble:
Corselette thrown over a fun printed dress.
Photo © Kristin Argue

Happy (early) 4th of July!  In a departure from our regular hours, we will be open on Wednesday this week, but not Thursday.

You could win a beautiful Risqué corset, or any other style from our Signature Collection!
Photo © Marianne Faulkner

Pre-sale is also officially open for our Rummage Sale Raffle Tickets.  There are a limited number of tickets available, and the lucky winner will be able to order any Signature Collection corset of their choosing.  Tickets are $5 each, cash only.  We will be selling through the date of the Rummage Sale, on 7/14, and the winner will be announced on 7/16.


Final rummage sale update: 7/16 will also be the starting date for pickup of unsold consignment corsets.  Any consignment corsets lingering about by 7/31 will be shipped back to their original owners.

Signature Collection Dollymop Underbust
Photo © Laquel Wright
-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time to get ready for the Folsom Street Fair!

August is nearly upon us!  Hopefully that means this classically foggy July weather is on its way out as well...

Over at Dark Garden, we've been preparing ourselves for this year's Folsom Street Fair, which will be on Sunday, September 29.  As always, we'll have a booth filled with our stock and overflowing with fitters to help you find your size, lace you up, and take orders.

Back in production, we've been making up more leather corsets.  They've been practically flying out of the shop as soon as they hit the floor, but we will make sure to have some in stock for the fair!  Check out Anneka in this stunning, Wonder Woman-esque red patent Sweetheart.



With bonus background high-five.
Our lapel harness, debuted at this year's Edwardian Ball, would also make an excellent look for Folsom, worn over a corset or nothing at all!

Leather lapel harness over a leather custom corset.  Model: Euphrates X
Photo: Joel Aron





This is the perfect time to order your corset to wear to Folsom.  There's about a month left for built-to-order corsets with standard turnaround.  If you get your order in over the next couple weeks you will beat the rush and make it through production faster, giving you more time to break in your corset before the fair.  Stop by the shop at 321 Linden St. to place an order or have a design consult.


~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Friday, July 19, 2013

Come Dream in the Corset Boudoir: September 8

Model: Victoria Dagger in the Victorian, as photographed by Laquel Wright.


Come dream with us in the Corset Boudoir!  We'll be hosting an evening of intimate photography with boudoir photographer Laquel Wright on Sunday, September 8 at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street. Midsummer is long past but San Francisco summer will be lingering and we're still feeling dreamy, especially in our oh-so-curvy and oh-so-comfy Dark Garden corsets. 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 are also available. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble. Call 415-431-7684 to reserve your sitting as early as possible. We won't be putting a girdle around the earth, but we'd love to put a corset around you!

All packages include private shopping, personal styling, corset fitting and rental, photo session, same day photo print, gallery for additional image purchases, and 10% off corset purchases.

The following packages are available:

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print

Swanky Set, $135
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print
Professional hair or makeup

Deluxe Experience
, $195
Personal styling
Photo session
Photo print
Professional makeup artist
Professional hair styling


© Laquel Wright
 ~Marianne
Corset Boudoir Manager

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Special Holiday Hours / Pre-Sale Raffle Tickets!

Lauren in a classic picnic ensemble:
Corselette thrown over a fun printed dress.
Photo © Kristin Argue

Happy (early) 4th of July!  In a departure from our regular hours, we will be open on Wednesday this week, but not Thursday.

You could win a beautiful Risqué corset, or any other style from our Signature Collection!
Photo © Marianne Faulkner

Pre-sale is also officially open for our Rummage Sale Raffle Tickets.  There are a limited number of tickets available, and the lucky winner will be able to order any Signature Collection corset of their choosing.  Tickets are $5 each, cash only.  We will be selling through the date of the Rummage Sale, on 7/14, and the winner will be announced on 7/16.


Final rummage sale update: 7/16 will also be the starting date for pickup of unsold consignment corsets.  Any consignment corsets lingering about by 7/31 will be shipped back to their original owners.

Signature Collection Dollymop Underbust
Photo © Laquel Wright
-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere