Monday, February 2, 2015

Edwardian Ball Styling Party with ReVamp Vintage

Annamarie von Firley, proprietress of reVamp Vintage
Dark Garden is partnering twice this month with our old friend in Los Angeles, reVamp Vintage. First, we have the Vintage Fashion Expo on Feburary 7th & 8th. Then, we'll be visiting the reVamp showroom on Friday, February 13, to bring you a curated selection of corsets, jewelry and hats to help you polish off your Edwardian Ball Ensemble. And not a moment too soon - the Edwardian Ball Los Angeles is the very next night, February 14!

Edwardian Ball Styling Party
A Trunk Show at reVamp Vintage
Friday, February 13, 2015, 6pm-9pm
818 S. Broadway St., Suite 801
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Associate designer Kalico Delafay in a Dollymop Cavalry,
proprietress Autumn Adamme in a Risqué Cincher,
and production manager Kristin Argue in a Dollymop Lancer.
Photo © Joel Aron
Dark Garden proprietress Autumn Adamme and our associate designer Kalico Delafay will both be there. Autumn of course is the visionary and world-renowned corset fit expert responsible for our Signature Collection and bespoke corsets. Kalico Delafay is responsible for our popular Dollymop line of corsets and has designed many of the most memorable ensembles from our fashion shows over the past five years.

Dollymop Couture & Kalico Delafay Millinery
at the Edwardian Ball San Francisco 2015
Photo © John Carey
A Dark Garden corset is the perfect complement to formal and vintage dresses, creating a natural-looking hourglass figure, instantly improving your posture, and refining the line and hang of any garment its worn beneath. Of course, our creations are so beautifully crafted and designed that they are often styled as the centerpiece to an ensemble!



Kalico Delafay's true specialty lies in her gorgeous sculpted felt millinery. Each of Kalico's hats is a unique design, never to be created again. (I myself am the proud owner of four of her blocked hats as well as several fascinators.) Part of the unique nature of a Kalico Delafay creation comes from her materials choices: Kalico repurposes and upcycles vintage fur-felt, veiling, and buttons, mixing them with gorgeous textural plumage.

Fascinators, lace crowns, and blocked hats by Kalico Delafay Millinery.
You can RSVP to the event on Facebook. Of course, if you're not going to be in LA, we'll be fitting fine corsets at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, 6 days a week. We also have a selection of millinery and accessories from Kalico and other independent designers on display in the boutique.

Kalico Delafay Millinery
Photo © Joel Aron

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Edwardian Ball Styling Party with ReVamp Vintage

Annamarie von Firley, proprietress of reVamp Vintage
Dark Garden is partnering twice this month with our old friend in Los Angeles, reVamp Vintage. First, we have the Vintage Fashion Expo on Feburary 7th & 8th. Then, we'll be visiting the reVamp showroom on Friday, February 13, to bring you a curated selection of corsets, jewelry and hats to help you polish off your Edwardian Ball Ensemble. And not a moment too soon - the Edwardian Ball Los Angeles is the very next night, February 14!

Edwardian Ball Styling Party
A Trunk Show at reVamp Vintage
Friday, February 13, 2015, 6pm-9pm
818 S. Broadway St., Suite 801
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Associate designer Kalico Delafay in a Dollymop Cavalry,
proprietress Autumn Adamme in a Risqué Cincher,
and production manager Kristin Argue in a Dollymop Lancer.
Photo © Joel Aron
Dark Garden proprietress Autumn Adamme and our associate designer Kalico Delafay will both be there. Autumn of course is the visionary and world-renowned corset fit expert responsible for our Signature Collection and bespoke corsets. Kalico Delafay is responsible for our popular Dollymop line of corsets and has designed many of the most memorable ensembles from our fashion shows over the past five years.

Dollymop Couture & Kalico Delafay Millinery
at the Edwardian Ball San Francisco 2015
Photo © John Carey
A Dark Garden corset is the perfect complement to formal and vintage dresses, creating a natural-looking hourglass figure, instantly improving your posture, and refining the line and hang of any garment its worn beneath. Of course, our creations are so beautifully crafted and designed that they are often styled as the centerpiece to an ensemble!



Kalico Delafay's true specialty lies in her gorgeous sculpted felt millinery. Each of Kalico's hats is a unique design, never to be created again. (I myself am the proud owner of four of her blocked hats as well as several fascinators.) Part of the unique nature of a Kalico Delafay creation comes from her materials choices: Kalico repurposes and upcycles vintage fur-felt, veiling, and buttons, mixing them with gorgeous textural plumage.

Fascinators, lace crowns, and blocked hats by Kalico Delafay Millinery.
You can RSVP to the event on Facebook. Of course, if you're not going to be in LA, we'll be fitting fine corsets at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, 6 days a week. We also have a selection of millinery and accessories from Kalico and other independent designers on display in the boutique.

Kalico Delafay Millinery
Photo © Joel Aron

-Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere