Saturday, January 10, 2015

Last Call for the Edwardian Ball!

Did your true love completely fail to deliver on the ladies dancing and lords a-leaping for Christmas? Don't worry, the Edwardian Ball has you covered! This annual event is inspired by the whimsically macabre works of Edward Gorey and showcases a broad array of entertainments, vendors, and costumed attendees.

The 15th Annual Edwardian Ball: Edward Gorey's "The Beastly Baby"
Yes, the Edwardian Ball is nearly upon us: Next Friday and Saturday, January 16th & 17th, prepare for a marvelous and oh-so-stylish spectacle at the Regency Ballroom. Thank you to all who turned out for our What to Wear to the Edwardian Ball styling party. If you're still on the fence about whether to go to the ball, which night to attend, or whether to spring for VIP tickets, we've got those answers right here for you.

Style inspiration: model Nicole Simone in carnival-inspired finery. Photo © Aaron Fagerstrom
Friday at the Edwardian Ball is the "World's Faire" and is hosted by MC Kingfish of Hubba Hubba Revue fame. This first night of the ball has a slightly more casual vibe - as much as any ball could ever be considered "casual," that is! Daywear-inspired styling is more acceptable for Friday night... perhaps a fun circus outfit will get you in the mood for a pedal-powered carousel by Cyclecide and carnival games from The Barbary Coast Midway! Prepare to dance to DJs Shakti Bliss and Fact.50 as well as musical performances by Diego's Umbrella, The Speakeasy Syndicate and Eric McFadden.

Dark Garden fashion show at the Edwardian Ball, featuring two Dollymop corsets and a bespoke Aziza.
Saturday is the Edwardian Ball proper, in all its Edward Gorey glory! Dress to the nines for an evening of ballroom dance and performances. With MC Armitage Shanks, the main stage will brim with entertainments all night long. Rosin Coven, the world's premier pagan lounge ensemble, are both the hosts of the ball and the house band. As ever, we will debut a stunning new collection of corseted ensembles during our fashion show spectacular, this year in collaboration with Edwardian Ball headliners, the Vau de Vire Society. At the end of the night, the Vau de Vire Society will also stage a second show: a production of Edward Gorey's "The Beastly Baby." These circus virtuosos are not to be missed, and we could not be more thrilled to partner with them for our Saturday fashion show!

The Vau de Vire Society at the Edwardian Ball, headlining Saturday night's entertainments.
On both nights, you can look forward to spectacular life size Edward Gorey cutouts, the antics of Fou Fou Ha!, and the swirling skirts of Le Cancan Bijou. Upstairs in the opulent red Lodge, we'll be displaying more fashionable Dark Garden delights on living statues and sensual shadow screens. There's a full bar and a hot food menu, and even an Absinthe Bar featuring Treasure Island's Raff Distillerie (who also just so happens to make my favorite gin). That's just a sampling of course... the amusements are nearly too numerous to list (but are, in fact, listed on the Edwardian Ball website.)

Le Cancan Bijou at the Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball will also be coming to Los Angeles on Saturday, February 14. How's that for a very memorable Valentine's Day or a fabulous night of solo fun with friends (or your personal harem)!

VIP lounge at the Edwardian Ball
Dark Garden still has available tickets for the San Francisco Edwardian Ball and World's Faire. Ticket sales are cash only in our boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. General Admission tickets are $50 (Friday) or $57 (Saturday), covering an evening of dancing and entertainments as well as a beautifully eclectic vendor's bazaar. VIP tickets are $97-$102 and also include access to an exclusive VIP lounge with plenty of seating with a spectacular view of the main stage. All prices include a small handling fee.

© Clarence Alford

We can't wait to see you there!

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

4 comments:

  1. Love all those corsets and waist cinchers, wish you could buy colourful ones in the shops, they only ever seem to come in dull colours, recently bought one from here in blue, would love a green one though.

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  2. It was fascinating seeing your progress with the controlled balance! I'm sure you'll master it how you want in no time. :)

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  4. Oh, I was going to visit the Edwardian Ball but, unfortunately, I was working on my project at handmadewritings. But I really wanted to visit it and to have fun.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Last Call for the Edwardian Ball!

Did your true love completely fail to deliver on the ladies dancing and lords a-leaping for Christmas? Don't worry, the Edwardian Ball has you covered! This annual event is inspired by the whimsically macabre works of Edward Gorey and showcases a broad array of entertainments, vendors, and costumed attendees.

The 15th Annual Edwardian Ball: Edward Gorey's "The Beastly Baby"
Yes, the Edwardian Ball is nearly upon us: Next Friday and Saturday, January 16th & 17th, prepare for a marvelous and oh-so-stylish spectacle at the Regency Ballroom. Thank you to all who turned out for our What to Wear to the Edwardian Ball styling party. If you're still on the fence about whether to go to the ball, which night to attend, or whether to spring for VIP tickets, we've got those answers right here for you.

Style inspiration: model Nicole Simone in carnival-inspired finery. Photo © Aaron Fagerstrom
Friday at the Edwardian Ball is the "World's Faire" and is hosted by MC Kingfish of Hubba Hubba Revue fame. This first night of the ball has a slightly more casual vibe - as much as any ball could ever be considered "casual," that is! Daywear-inspired styling is more acceptable for Friday night... perhaps a fun circus outfit will get you in the mood for a pedal-powered carousel by Cyclecide and carnival games from The Barbary Coast Midway! Prepare to dance to DJs Shakti Bliss and Fact.50 as well as musical performances by Diego's Umbrella, The Speakeasy Syndicate and Eric McFadden.

Dark Garden fashion show at the Edwardian Ball, featuring two Dollymop corsets and a bespoke Aziza.
Saturday is the Edwardian Ball proper, in all its Edward Gorey glory! Dress to the nines for an evening of ballroom dance and performances. With MC Armitage Shanks, the main stage will brim with entertainments all night long. Rosin Coven, the world's premier pagan lounge ensemble, are both the hosts of the ball and the house band. As ever, we will debut a stunning new collection of corseted ensembles during our fashion show spectacular, this year in collaboration with Edwardian Ball headliners, the Vau de Vire Society. At the end of the night, the Vau de Vire Society will also stage a second show: a production of Edward Gorey's "The Beastly Baby." These circus virtuosos are not to be missed, and we could not be more thrilled to partner with them for our Saturday fashion show!

The Vau de Vire Society at the Edwardian Ball, headlining Saturday night's entertainments.
On both nights, you can look forward to spectacular life size Edward Gorey cutouts, the antics of Fou Fou Ha!, and the swirling skirts of Le Cancan Bijou. Upstairs in the opulent red Lodge, we'll be displaying more fashionable Dark Garden delights on living statues and sensual shadow screens. There's a full bar and a hot food menu, and even an Absinthe Bar featuring Treasure Island's Raff Distillerie (who also just so happens to make my favorite gin). That's just a sampling of course... the amusements are nearly too numerous to list (but are, in fact, listed on the Edwardian Ball website.)

Le Cancan Bijou at the Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball will also be coming to Los Angeles on Saturday, February 14. How's that for a very memorable Valentine's Day or a fabulous night of solo fun with friends (or your personal harem)!

VIP lounge at the Edwardian Ball
Dark Garden still has available tickets for the San Francisco Edwardian Ball and World's Faire. Ticket sales are cash only in our boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco. General Admission tickets are $50 (Friday) or $57 (Saturday), covering an evening of dancing and entertainments as well as a beautifully eclectic vendor's bazaar. VIP tickets are $97-$102 and also include access to an exclusive VIP lounge with plenty of seating with a spectacular view of the main stage. All prices include a small handling fee.

© Clarence Alford

We can't wait to see you there!

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

4 comments:

  1. Love all those corsets and waist cinchers, wish you could buy colourful ones in the shops, they only ever seem to come in dull colours, recently bought one from here in blue, would love a green one though.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It was fascinating seeing your progress with the controlled balance! I'm sure you'll master it how you want in no time. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, I was going to visit the Edwardian Ball but, unfortunately, I was working on my project at handmadewritings. But I really wanted to visit it and to have fun.

    ReplyDelete