Friday, January 30, 2015

Red-Hot Valentine's Day Shopping Guide

Dita Von Teese "Mancatcher" lingerie set
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! Whether you've got a hot date or are pampering yourself, we've got a list of lovelies that will keep you feeling hot despite the lingering chill in the air.


Dark Garden "Cincher" in red silk satin
and Pop Antique Hex Crown Pillbox in red sinamay.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco.
via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram.
Accessories & Treats

Apothekerri: Fizzy Melts, "Love Spell," $6 - Get snug in the tub with luxuriously scented fizzy melts. These effervescent bath bombs are super moisturizing and smell ah-mazing.

Pop Antique: Hex Crown Pillbox, $110 - Why not pair your Risqué corset with a sinamay mesh pillbox hat? Pop Antique's pillbox hats are all hand-blocked and hand-finished with millinery wire and lovely petersham ribbon. The back of the hat band has a slot for modular pairing with Pop Antique's super-versatile Bow Clip Fascinator ($32-$35).

Kalico Delafay: Horsehair & Lace Fascinators, $112.50+ - Dark Garden's associate designer Kalico Delafay designs our incredibly popular Dollymop line of corsets, but her millinery skills are even more impressive. Her horsehair and lace creations, trimmed with vintage feathers and buttons, are wonderful cocktail hats for a picnic or a night at the opera. Normally retailing for $225-$250, the fascinators are currently 50% off.


Dita Von Teese "Her Sexcellency" lingerie set
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Lingerie

Evgenia: Handmade red silk panties, $65 - Formerly Honey Cooler Handmade, local designer Stephanie Bodnar has rebranded her locally made line as Evegnia. Dark Garden still has a handful of unique one-off silk panties and camisoles featuring her expert and elegant insertion lace technique.

Dita Von Teese: Mancatcher Set, $40+$55 - Mancatcher it may be named, but I can say from experience that this style works just as well on the ladies! This set is an instant classic in red satin and black lace, with diagonal seams accenting a sheer lace cup.

Dita Von Teese "Her Sexcellency" lingerie setand Dark Garden "Risqué Cincher" in red silk/black mesh.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron
Dita Von Teese: Her Sexcellency Set, $40-$70 - This stand-out set has both a push-up and a longline overwire bra option in glossy satin. Bottom's up with matching panties and suspenders - why not pair those with our new-old stock vintage stockings? It's a guaranteed stunner no matter how you style it.

Dita Von Teese: Parisienne Half Slip, $200 - Polka dots are so on point these days, and you're sure to charm in this darling half slip with bow and godet detailing. If you're feeling playful, try layering it over a sexy sheath dress for a floaty lingerie-as-outwear look.

Dita Von Teese "Parisienne" half-slipand Dark Garden "Alexandra" in black poplin and leather.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden Corsets

Monthly Special Fabrics, $200 off - Each month, we offer a discount on a select few custom fabrics from our couture loft. This month, we've got a luscious palette of red and black: a cheery red poplin, black filigree silk brocade, and super luxe red patent leather. You can read more about each of these fabrics here.

Dark Garden "Cincher" in red silk satin.
Model: Victoria Dagger. Photo © Joel Aron.
Cincher in Red Silk Satin, $475 - Gorgeous red silk makes a perfect corset for daywear, foundations, or even waist training. Our Cincher is fit from an average of thousands of bespoke corsets, making for an incredibly comfortable and curvaceous cinching experience. All corsets are handmade on-site in our San Francisco boutique, guaranteeing the highest level of quality. If well cared for, a Dark Garden corset is an investment that can last years or even decades.

Dark Garden "Risqué Sweetheart" in red silk/black mesh.
Model: Dwoira Galilea. Photo © Joel Aron
Sweetheart Risqué in Red Silk with Black Mesh, $555 - Of course, if you want to take it to the next level, you could pair that luminous red silk with super sexy sheer mesh. Our corsetry mesh is both strong and breathable, and the Risqué line comes standard with a modesty panel and detachable garters.


Dita Von Teese "Savoir Faire" Lingerie Setand Dark Garden "Cincher" in black brocade
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron
If you're looking to buy a special gift or a sexy treat for yourself, Dark Garden is happy to help you in finding just the thing. We also have gift cards available if you're uncertain of size or color preference. Come by and visit us at 321 Linden St, Thursday through Tuesday for a corset fitting or gift consultation. We open at 11am every day, except for Wednesdays when we are open only by appointment. Give us a ring at 415-431-7684 for over-the-phone inquiries.

Dark Garden "Dollymop Overbust"
Photo © Joel Aron
-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

1 comment:

  1. As a rule we are told our clothing ought to dependably match (something to do with being hit by a bus) yet I believe it's sheltered to say most don't,well I know mine don't!This present Valentine's day take the mantra that 'co-appointment is key' on board.Once more, red is an essential rule that you can't get wrong this present Valentine's Day and can without much of a stretch be worn again after the fourteenth when it isn't compulsory to match our bra to our bottoms!

    Emily Reed.

    ReplyDelete

Friday, January 30, 2015

Red-Hot Valentine's Day Shopping Guide

Dita Von Teese "Mancatcher" lingerie set
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! Whether you've got a hot date or are pampering yourself, we've got a list of lovelies that will keep you feeling hot despite the lingering chill in the air.


Dark Garden "Cincher" in red silk satin
and Pop Antique Hex Crown Pillbox in red sinamay.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco.
via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram.
Accessories & Treats

Apothekerri: Fizzy Melts, "Love Spell," $6 - Get snug in the tub with luxuriously scented fizzy melts. These effervescent bath bombs are super moisturizing and smell ah-mazing.

Pop Antique: Hex Crown Pillbox, $110 - Why not pair your Risqué corset with a sinamay mesh pillbox hat? Pop Antique's pillbox hats are all hand-blocked and hand-finished with millinery wire and lovely petersham ribbon. The back of the hat band has a slot for modular pairing with Pop Antique's super-versatile Bow Clip Fascinator ($32-$35).

Kalico Delafay: Horsehair & Lace Fascinators, $112.50+ - Dark Garden's associate designer Kalico Delafay designs our incredibly popular Dollymop line of corsets, but her millinery skills are even more impressive. Her horsehair and lace creations, trimmed with vintage feathers and buttons, are wonderful cocktail hats for a picnic or a night at the opera. Normally retailing for $225-$250, the fascinators are currently 50% off.


Dita Von Teese "Her Sexcellency" lingerie set
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Lingerie

Evgenia: Handmade red silk panties, $65 - Formerly Honey Cooler Handmade, local designer Stephanie Bodnar has rebranded her locally made line as Evegnia. Dark Garden still has a handful of unique one-off silk panties and camisoles featuring her expert and elegant insertion lace technique.

Dita Von Teese: Mancatcher Set, $40+$55 - Mancatcher it may be named, but I can say from experience that this style works just as well on the ladies! This set is an instant classic in red satin and black lace, with diagonal seams accenting a sheer lace cup.

Dita Von Teese "Her Sexcellency" lingerie setand Dark Garden "Risqué Cincher" in red silk/black mesh.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron
Dita Von Teese: Her Sexcellency Set, $40-$70 - This stand-out set has both a push-up and a longline overwire bra option in glossy satin. Bottom's up with matching panties and suspenders - why not pair those with our new-old stock vintage stockings? It's a guaranteed stunner no matter how you style it.

Dita Von Teese: Parisienne Half Slip, $200 - Polka dots are so on point these days, and you're sure to charm in this darling half slip with bow and godet detailing. If you're feeling playful, try layering it over a sexy sheath dress for a floaty lingerie-as-outwear look.

Dita Von Teese "Parisienne" half-slipand Dark Garden "Alexandra" in black poplin and leather.
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden Corsets

Monthly Special Fabrics, $200 off - Each month, we offer a discount on a select few custom fabrics from our couture loft. This month, we've got a luscious palette of red and black: a cheery red poplin, black filigree silk brocade, and super luxe red patent leather. You can read more about each of these fabrics here.

Dark Garden "Cincher" in red silk satin.
Model: Victoria Dagger. Photo © Joel Aron.
Cincher in Red Silk Satin, $475 - Gorgeous red silk makes a perfect corset for daywear, foundations, or even waist training. Our Cincher is fit from an average of thousands of bespoke corsets, making for an incredibly comfortable and curvaceous cinching experience. All corsets are handmade on-site in our San Francisco boutique, guaranteeing the highest level of quality. If well cared for, a Dark Garden corset is an investment that can last years or even decades.

Dark Garden "Risqué Sweetheart" in red silk/black mesh.
Model: Dwoira Galilea. Photo © Joel Aron
Sweetheart Risqué in Red Silk with Black Mesh, $555 - Of course, if you want to take it to the next level, you could pair that luminous red silk with super sexy sheer mesh. Our corsetry mesh is both strong and breathable, and the Risqué line comes standard with a modesty panel and detachable garters.


Dita Von Teese "Savoir Faire" Lingerie Setand Dark Garden "Cincher" in black brocade
Available at Dark Garden in San Francisco
Model: Euphrates X. Photo © Joel Aron
If you're looking to buy a special gift or a sexy treat for yourself, Dark Garden is happy to help you in finding just the thing. We also have gift cards available if you're uncertain of size or color preference. Come by and visit us at 321 Linden St, Thursday through Tuesday for a corset fitting or gift consultation. We open at 11am every day, except for Wednesdays when we are open only by appointment. Give us a ring at 415-431-7684 for over-the-phone inquiries.

Dark Garden "Dollymop Overbust"
Photo © Joel Aron
-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

1 comment:

  1. As a rule we are told our clothing ought to dependably match (something to do with being hit by a bus) yet I believe it's sheltered to say most don't,well I know mine don't!This present Valentine's day take the mantra that 'co-appointment is key' on board.Once more, red is an essential rule that you can't get wrong this present Valentine's Day and can without much of a stretch be worn again after the fourteenth when it isn't compulsory to match our bra to our bottoms!

    Emily Reed.

    ReplyDelete