Saturday, December 20, 2014

January 3rd: Edwardian Ball Styling Party

Wondering what to wear to the Edwardian Ball? We have just the event for you! On January 3rd, from 3 to 8pm, Dark Garden is hosting another one of our popular styling parties. The event is an open-house style event at our Hayes Valley boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. The Edwardian Ball always marks the launch of our latest collection, and we still have select outfits from previous fashion shows available for rental or purchase.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Amelia" corset
Edwardian Ball 2013 collection. © Joel Aron
We'll have libations, extra stylists, and a few extra vendors, including amazing millinery by House of Nines Designs. Accessories designer Kalico Delafay will be bringing in delightful lace crowns, curious fascinators, and whimsies created especially for Ball attendees. Pop Antique has also designed some charming transforming hats. As usual, wonderful corsets, jewelry, and accompanying garments will be available for sale that day as well.

At present, tickets for the San Francisco Edwardian Ball are still available at the boutique. We have Friday and Saturday tickets, both GA and VIP, ranging from $48-$100 plus a small handling fee. Ticket sales are cash only.

Dark Garden "Dietrich" vest corset
© Joel Aron
Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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15 Stylish Stocking Stuffers from $5 to $150


If you're still looking for those final few trinkets and treasures to gift to the beauty lover in your life, look no further! We've compiled a list of fifteen of our favorite easy-to-fit gift suggestions, with an emphasis, as ever, on those handmade by local artists


Of course, there's always the Gift Certificate option... and for a limited time, gift certificates of $300 or more will come with a limited edition Apothekerri Fizzy Bath Melt, in an exclusive Dark Garden scent! (In store only, while supplies last.) Pop into Dark Garden at 321 Linden St. this weekend and we'll help you find the perfect gift. We'll also be open on Christmas Eve from 11am to 5pm.

1. Apothekerri Gloss Balm, $4.50 - so smooth and rich, this gloss moisturizes and shines and comes in a variety of delectable scents.
2. Apothekerri Fizzy Bath Melts, $6 - elevate bath time with effervescent fizzy melts.

© Max Johnson
3. Lust Designs Latex Bow Accessories, from $20 - fit a little everyday latex into your life with these small yet bold ring and hair clips from Lust Designs.
4. Clara Beau Earrings, $32
 - an instant hit, perfect for mothers, in-laws, and sisters.

© Max Johnson
5. Pop Antique Bow Clip Fascinator, $32-$35 - super easy to style, travel friendly, and available in a wide range of colors. I've gifted a few of these and I always hear, "I wear mine all the time!"
6. Honey Cooler Handmade Sleep Mask, $35 - sweet, sexy, silky... these colorful eyemasks are perfect for channeling one's inner Holly Golightly.


7. Vintage Nylon Stockings, $40 - nothing beats the look and feel of real nylon stockings. This authentic vintage stock is in excellent condition. (We do also have a super chic selection of Leg Avenue's finest, if your love is a bit more snag-prone.)
8. Dark Garden Lace Glovelettes, $45 - top off any outfit with fingerless lace gloves, handmade in-house.
9. Edwardian Ball Tickets, $48-$100 - it's the event of the year! Fabulous entertainments, fantastic fashions, life-size Edward Gorey cutouts... it's all there! Tickets are cash only.
10. Dita Von Teese Erotique Perfume, $50 - a lovely scent in a luxe bottle, perfect atop any boudoir nightstand.
11. Dita Von Teese Garter Belt, $55 - pair those vintage stockings with nouveau, vintage-esque lingerie from the Queen of Burlesque herself!
12. Petite Menagerie Heart Fascinators, $75 - frisky and fun, these toppers are sure to make a delightful gift for the style-adventurous.

13. Tracy Holcomb Lace Wristlets, $80 - so elegant and chic! Delicate chains dangle from artfully placed crochet lace, elongating hands and wrist.
14. Dark Garden Silk Garter Belt, $90 - handmade in-house from our collection of high-end silks, this six-strap garter belt will keep stockings firmly in their place.

via @missdarkgarden on Instagram
15. Dark Garden Finishing Belt, $150 - instantly tailor the waistline of any dress to fit over a corset with our wonderful and super-stylish Finishing Belt. Perfect for any corset lover.

© Max Johnson

Happy Holidays!
Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Saturday, December 20, 2014

January 3rd: Edwardian Ball Styling Party

Wondering what to wear to the Edwardian Ball? We have just the event for you! On January 3rd, from 3 to 8pm, Dark Garden is hosting another one of our popular styling parties. The event is an open-house style event at our Hayes Valley boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. The Edwardian Ball always marks the launch of our latest collection, and we still have select outfits from previous fashion shows available for rental or purchase.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Amelia" corset
Edwardian Ball 2013 collection. © Joel Aron
We'll have libations, extra stylists, and a few extra vendors, including amazing millinery by House of Nines Designs. Accessories designer Kalico Delafay will be bringing in delightful lace crowns, curious fascinators, and whimsies created especially for Ball attendees. Pop Antique has also designed some charming transforming hats. As usual, wonderful corsets, jewelry, and accompanying garments will be available for sale that day as well.

At present, tickets for the San Francisco Edwardian Ball are still available at the boutique. We have Friday and Saturday tickets, both GA and VIP, ranging from $48-$100 plus a small handling fee. Ticket sales are cash only.

Dark Garden "Dietrich" vest corset
© Joel Aron
Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

15 Stylish Stocking Stuffers from $5 to $150


If you're still looking for those final few trinkets and treasures to gift to the beauty lover in your life, look no further! We've compiled a list of fifteen of our favorite easy-to-fit gift suggestions, with an emphasis, as ever, on those handmade by local artists


Of course, there's always the Gift Certificate option... and for a limited time, gift certificates of $300 or more will come with a limited edition Apothekerri Fizzy Bath Melt, in an exclusive Dark Garden scent! (In store only, while supplies last.) Pop into Dark Garden at 321 Linden St. this weekend and we'll help you find the perfect gift. We'll also be open on Christmas Eve from 11am to 5pm.

1. Apothekerri Gloss Balm, $4.50 - so smooth and rich, this gloss moisturizes and shines and comes in a variety of delectable scents.
2. Apothekerri Fizzy Bath Melts, $6 - elevate bath time with effervescent fizzy melts.

© Max Johnson
3. Lust Designs Latex Bow Accessories, from $20 - fit a little everyday latex into your life with these small yet bold ring and hair clips from Lust Designs.
4. Clara Beau Earrings, $32
 - an instant hit, perfect for mothers, in-laws, and sisters.

© Max Johnson
5. Pop Antique Bow Clip Fascinator, $32-$35 - super easy to style, travel friendly, and available in a wide range of colors. I've gifted a few of these and I always hear, "I wear mine all the time!"
6. Honey Cooler Handmade Sleep Mask, $35 - sweet, sexy, silky... these colorful eyemasks are perfect for channeling one's inner Holly Golightly.


7. Vintage Nylon Stockings, $40 - nothing beats the look and feel of real nylon stockings. This authentic vintage stock is in excellent condition. (We do also have a super chic selection of Leg Avenue's finest, if your love is a bit more snag-prone.)
8. Dark Garden Lace Glovelettes, $45 - top off any outfit with fingerless lace gloves, handmade in-house.
9. Edwardian Ball Tickets, $48-$100 - it's the event of the year! Fabulous entertainments, fantastic fashions, life-size Edward Gorey cutouts... it's all there! Tickets are cash only.
10. Dita Von Teese Erotique Perfume, $50 - a lovely scent in a luxe bottle, perfect atop any boudoir nightstand.
11. Dita Von Teese Garter Belt, $55 - pair those vintage stockings with nouveau, vintage-esque lingerie from the Queen of Burlesque herself!
12. Petite Menagerie Heart Fascinators, $75 - frisky and fun, these toppers are sure to make a delightful gift for the style-adventurous.

13. Tracy Holcomb Lace Wristlets, $80 - so elegant and chic! Delicate chains dangle from artfully placed crochet lace, elongating hands and wrist.
14. Dark Garden Silk Garter Belt, $90 - handmade in-house from our collection of high-end silks, this six-strap garter belt will keep stockings firmly in their place.

via @missdarkgarden on Instagram
15. Dark Garden Finishing Belt, $150 - instantly tailor the waistline of any dress to fit over a corset with our wonderful and super-stylish Finishing Belt. Perfect for any corset lover.

© Max Johnson

Happy Holidays!
Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere