Friday, September 27, 2013

Booodoir Returns, October 27

The Corset Boudoir 2013
Client image used with permission.
© Mariah Carle
In the cool of the evening on Sunday, October 27, when everything is getting kind of groovy, we'll be hosting another evening of sexy, spooky photography featuring Corset Boudoir veteran Mariah Carle.  Join us at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street., for our final 2013 in-store boudoir night.  Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery and other accoutrements while you sip a spooky cocktail or sparkling beverage.

Model: Mischa Marie
Photo © Mariah Carle

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:00 pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience. Availability is limited so please reserve your sitting early with a non-refundable deposit.  Call 415-431-7684 to book, then RSVP to the event on Facebook! Wardrobe is, of course, provided by expert Dark Garden stylists, featuring Dark Garden Corsetry for all participants. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble. Hair and makeup artists are also on-hand; upgrade your session for styling so good, you'll think it's wicked witchcraft.


Tiki Night 2012 at The Corset Boudoir
Client image used with permission.
© Mariah Carle


All packages include:
Personal styling, including corset fitting & rental
Photo session
Online gallery for additional images
Private shopping
10% off corset purchases
Sneak peak photo print

The following packages are available; additional prints and high-res image galleries may be purchased after your shoot.

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
Sneak peak photo print

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

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

Prints and Image Galleries are available directly from your photographer after the shoot.
Prints begin at $15
Single digital images from $25
Digital galleries from $75

Want to hear about events in The Corset Boudoir before everyone else?  Sign up for our mailing list and be the first to hear about upcoming sessions and upgrades to the program!  Never miss out on shooting with your favorite photographer (we almost always book solid for each event); early notification means you get first pick of session times.  No worries about cluttering your inbox - you'll only hear from us about once a month.

© Mariah Carle

 ~Marianne
Manager, The Corset Boudoir
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Edwardian Ball Roadshow at Symbiosis Gathering

© Joel Aron
2013 collection
Dollymop for Dark Garden "Amelia" corset
Model: Dwoira Galilea

The Edwardian Ball is hitting the road and joining Symbiosis Gathering in Oakdale, CA. And it wouldn't be an Edwardian Ball without a fashion show by Dark Garden, would it?
 
Symbiosis Gathering lineup
On Sunday, September 22, from 6:30-11pm, Symbiosis guests can visit the Edwardian Ball Roadshow at the Big Island stage.  Amongst others, the Vau de Vire Society, Fou Fou Ha, and Rosin Coven will be performing, and at 7:35 Dark Garden will present a full fashion show of 13 looks.
© Audrey Penven
"Unfortunate Heiresses" collection,
ensemble designed by Holly Bobisuthi
Model: Elly
The show itself will be a new presentation in our usual tongue-in-check pantomime style, and we'll be showcasing a variety of looks from our previous collections premiered at the Edwardian Ball.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Elisa Berlin
Throughout the evening, we'll also have ambient models sprinkled around the ball.  The Vau de Vire Society have graciously loaned us their exquisite forms, which we will style in classic Dark Garden pieces from our archive.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Monica Lenk
Ticketing information can be found here.  We hope to see you at Symbiosis Gathering this weekend!  If you are planning to attend and seeking attire to wear, particularly at the Edwardian Ball Roadshow, do stop by the boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco.  We would love to style you head-to-toe or provide the perfect centerpiece or accent to your ensemble.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Victoria Dagger
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Urban Air Market this Sunday!

Model: Anuka Mendbayar
Chemise by Honey Cooler Handmade
Photo © Joel Aron
 

Hayes Valley will be abuzz once more with Urban Air Market, a showcase of local sustainable fashion, this Sunday, September 15, from 11am to 6pm.  Dark Garden will have a booth with a selection of merchandise from the boutique.  Many of our favorite designers, such as Honey Cooler Handmade and Compass Rose Designs are also vending.  You can scope out the list of designers who showcase at Urban Air on the official UAM website.  Though Urban Air is primarily a fashion event, there are also booths of skin care and crafts, a braid bar by FLiP Salon, and food trucks.



This event is literally on our doorstep, stretching along Octavia from Fell St. to Grove, overtaking Patricia's Green and spilling into Linden St.  There will be live music amongst the booths throughout the day.  A typical September day in SF, Sunday's weather is predicted to be balmy with scattered clouds and no chance of rain.  In other words, it looks like a perfectly delightful way to spend a Sunday!  We hope to see you there.

Our booth at spring's Urban Air Market
© Joel Aron

 ~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Photographer Spotlight: Laquel Wright


We are very pleased to have Laquel Wright joining us as a featured photographer at The Corset Boudoir this Sunday, September 9.  Laquel is an Oakland based full-service photographer with a focus on boudoir.  She is warm and delightful to work with, and experienced in photographing a diverse crop of women and couples.  In fact, she is currently working on a personal project called Swirl, a portrait photography project showcasing interracial couples in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Below is a selection of work from her portfolio.  We hope Laquel will be able to join us at The Corset Boudoir again in the future; each of our featured photographers has their own unique personality and unique approach, and they rarely appear more than once a year.  If you didn't sign up for tonight's event, we are accepting names on the waiting list: call 415-431-7684 to put your name down.





 To see more of Laquel's photography, view her website or "like" her on Facebook, and be sure to check out her blog for boudoir inspiration and tips.

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Friday, September 27, 2013

Booodoir Returns, October 27

The Corset Boudoir 2013
Client image used with permission.
© Mariah Carle
In the cool of the evening on Sunday, October 27, when everything is getting kind of groovy, we'll be hosting another evening of sexy, spooky photography featuring Corset Boudoir veteran Mariah Carle.  Join us at our Hayes Valley boutique, located at 321 Linden Street., for our final 2013 in-store boudoir night.  Peruse our fine selection of San Francisco handmade corsetry, jewelry, millinery and other accoutrements while you sip a spooky cocktail or sparkling beverage.

Model: Mischa Marie
Photo © Mariah Carle

Photography sessions may be scheduled beginning at 5:00 pm; allow for up to two hours total time for complete styling and your private boudoir experience. Availability is limited so please reserve your sitting early with a non-refundable deposit.  Call 415-431-7684 to book, then RSVP to the event on Facebook! Wardrobe is, of course, provided by expert Dark Garden stylists, featuring Dark Garden Corsetry for all participants. Bring your own intimates and shoes to complete your ensemble. Hair and makeup artists are also on-hand; upgrade your session for styling so good, you'll think it's wicked witchcraft.


Tiki Night 2012 at The Corset Boudoir
Client image used with permission.
© Mariah Carle


All packages include:
Personal styling, including corset fitting & rental
Photo session
Online gallery for additional images
Private shopping
10% off corset purchases
Sneak peak photo print

The following packages are available; additional prints and high-res image galleries may be purchased after your shoot.

Classic Shoot, $75
Personal styling
Photo session
Sneak peak photo print

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

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

Prints and Image Galleries are available directly from your photographer after the shoot.
Prints begin at $15
Single digital images from $25
Digital galleries from $75

Want to hear about events in The Corset Boudoir before everyone else?  Sign up for our mailing list and be the first to hear about upcoming sessions and upgrades to the program!  Never miss out on shooting with your favorite photographer (we almost always book solid for each event); early notification means you get first pick of session times.  No worries about cluttering your inbox - you'll only hear from us about once a month.

© Mariah Carle

 ~Marianne
Manager, The Corset Boudoir

Friday, September 20, 2013

Edwardian Ball Roadshow at Symbiosis Gathering

© Joel Aron
2013 collection
Dollymop for Dark Garden "Amelia" corset
Model: Dwoira Galilea

The Edwardian Ball is hitting the road and joining Symbiosis Gathering in Oakdale, CA. And it wouldn't be an Edwardian Ball without a fashion show by Dark Garden, would it?
 
Symbiosis Gathering lineup
On Sunday, September 22, from 6:30-11pm, Symbiosis guests can visit the Edwardian Ball Roadshow at the Big Island stage.  Amongst others, the Vau de Vire Society, Fou Fou Ha, and Rosin Coven will be performing, and at 7:35 Dark Garden will present a full fashion show of 13 looks.
© Audrey Penven
"Unfortunate Heiresses" collection,
ensemble designed by Holly Bobisuthi
Model: Elly
The show itself will be a new presentation in our usual tongue-in-check pantomime style, and we'll be showcasing a variety of looks from our previous collections premiered at the Edwardian Ball.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Elisa Berlin
Throughout the evening, we'll also have ambient models sprinkled around the ball.  The Vau de Vire Society have graciously loaned us their exquisite forms, which we will style in classic Dark Garden pieces from our archive.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Monica Lenk
Ticketing information can be found here.  We hope to see you at Symbiosis Gathering this weekend!  If you are planning to attend and seeking attire to wear, particularly at the Edwardian Ball Roadshow, do stop by the boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco.  We would love to style you head-to-toe or provide the perfect centerpiece or accent to your ensemble.

© Joel Aron
"Couture Nouveau" collection
Model: Victoria Dagger
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Urban Air Market this Sunday!

Model: Anuka Mendbayar
Chemise by Honey Cooler Handmade
Photo © Joel Aron
 

Hayes Valley will be abuzz once more with Urban Air Market, a showcase of local sustainable fashion, this Sunday, September 15, from 11am to 6pm.  Dark Garden will have a booth with a selection of merchandise from the boutique.  Many of our favorite designers, such as Honey Cooler Handmade and Compass Rose Designs are also vending.  You can scope out the list of designers who showcase at Urban Air on the official UAM website.  Though Urban Air is primarily a fashion event, there are also booths of skin care and crafts, a braid bar by FLiP Salon, and food trucks.



This event is literally on our doorstep, stretching along Octavia from Fell St. to Grove, overtaking Patricia's Green and spilling into Linden St.  There will be live music amongst the booths throughout the day.  A typical September day in SF, Sunday's weather is predicted to be balmy with scattered clouds and no chance of rain.  In other words, it looks like a perfectly delightful way to spend a Sunday!  We hope to see you there.

Our booth at spring's Urban Air Market
© Joel Aron

 ~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Photographer Spotlight: Laquel Wright


We are very pleased to have Laquel Wright joining us as a featured photographer at The Corset Boudoir this Sunday, September 9.  Laquel is an Oakland based full-service photographer with a focus on boudoir.  She is warm and delightful to work with, and experienced in photographing a diverse crop of women and couples.  In fact, she is currently working on a personal project called Swirl, a portrait photography project showcasing interracial couples in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Below is a selection of work from her portfolio.  We hope Laquel will be able to join us at The Corset Boudoir again in the future; each of our featured photographers has their own unique personality and unique approach, and they rarely appear more than once a year.  If you didn't sign up for tonight's event, we are accepting names on the waiting list: call 415-431-7684 to put your name down.





 To see more of Laquel's photography, view her website or "like" her on Facebook, and be sure to check out her blog for boudoir inspiration and tips.

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere