Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get Feisty at the Folsom St. Fair with Dark Garden

Dark Garden Dollymop overbust in Signature Collection pinstripe
Model: Anat K. Black
Photo © Switch Thomas
It's that time again! Things are heating up in San Francisco and this Sunday the Folsom Street Fair will be upon us. If you're not familiar with the event, I encourage you to check out their amazing (NSFW) teaser video. Once again, we'll be closing up shop at 321 Linden St. for the day and instead running our famous booth at the fair. But this time, the red-light event will have a red carpet twist.

Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11am-6pm
Folsom between Juniper & 10th St.
San Francisco, CA

We will have a full complement of samples and stock for fitting and day-of sales. However, rather than a free-for all, we invite you to step into the red carpet line. For $20, you'll receive a focused personal fitting with a trained member of our staff, and a free Dark Garden t-shirt. Then we invite you to stand with one of our sexy spokesmodels and have your picture taken.
Dark Garden "Sweetheart" in Signature Collection red silk-satin
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
Should you require even greater personal attention, we will also be scheduling appointments for bespoke design consultations at the fair. These will take place at our 321 Linden St., San Francisco boutique, pending designer availability.
Dark Garden "Cincher" in red leather with buckle
Shown with Dita Von Teese overwire bra and garter belt
Photo via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram
Of course, you're also quite welcome to stop by our boutique before the Fair to pick up a new corset and some fabulous accessories to match! Whether you're in need of luxe vintage stockings to wear with your stilettos, one of our super-hot finishing belts, or a pointed corset collar, we'd love to help you get set up in style. We have a few beautiful red leather corsets with buckles on the floor, and just began to stock gorgeous strappy harnesses by English lingerie designer Karolina Laskowska. If you have any questions about Dark Garden corsets or our booth at the fair, give us a ring at 415-431-7685 during business hours.

Dark Garden "Grable" bespoke corset
with Karolina Laskowska "Lidia" harness
Ciao!
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Introducing: Pearl for Dark Garden

We have a very exciting announcement for you today. We are thrilled to officially confirm that beginning in November, Mr. Pearl corset will be accepting commissions through Dark Garden. Mr. Pearl is renowned worldwide as the foremost corsetmaker for couture collections and this represents a virtually unheard of opportunity.


Mr. Pearl has previously created many corsets for such famed couturiers as Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Christian Dior. Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Dita introduced our proprietress Autumn Adamme to Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron
Naturally we at Dark Garden could not be any more ecstatic to have Mr. Pearl joining our design team. Whether you are seeking the most luxe corset imaginable or a complete couture ensemble, Mr. Pearl works best when unconstrained by budget. Commissions will be limited to just a handful per year, to best allow him to focus on executing each design to its maximum potential. Our staff of a dozen highly skilled stitchers will also be working under Mr. Pearl to bring his design ideas to life.

Dita Von Teese performing in one of her Mr. Pearl couture corset ensembles.
To schedule an appointment with Mr. Pearl or for additional information about this collaboration, call our boutique at 415-431-7684 no earlier than October 20. Before this date, we will not have his appointment availability on our calendar. We recommend that you undertake all consultations and fittings for Mr. Pearl couture in-person. If you will be traveling to our San Francisco boutique for this experience, please be sure to book your appointments with us before your book your flight! We'll see you at 321 Linden St., San Francisco.

Dark Garden "Grable"
Photo © Mask Photo

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get Feisty at the Folsom St. Fair with Dark Garden

Dark Garden Dollymop overbust in Signature Collection pinstripe
Model: Anat K. Black
Photo © Switch Thomas
It's that time again! Things are heating up in San Francisco and this Sunday the Folsom Street Fair will be upon us. If you're not familiar with the event, I encourage you to check out their amazing (NSFW) teaser video. Once again, we'll be closing up shop at 321 Linden St. for the day and instead running our famous booth at the fair. But this time, the red-light event will have a red carpet twist.

Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11am-6pm
Folsom between Juniper & 10th St.
San Francisco, CA

We will have a full complement of samples and stock for fitting and day-of sales. However, rather than a free-for all, we invite you to step into the red carpet line. For $20, you'll receive a focused personal fitting with a trained member of our staff, and a free Dark Garden t-shirt. Then we invite you to stand with one of our sexy spokesmodels and have your picture taken.
Dark Garden "Sweetheart" in Signature Collection red silk-satin
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
Should you require even greater personal attention, we will also be scheduling appointments for bespoke design consultations at the fair. These will take place at our 321 Linden St., San Francisco boutique, pending designer availability.
Dark Garden "Cincher" in red leather with buckle
Shown with Dita Von Teese overwire bra and garter belt
Photo via @DarkGardenCorsetry on Instagram
Of course, you're also quite welcome to stop by our boutique before the Fair to pick up a new corset and some fabulous accessories to match! Whether you're in need of luxe vintage stockings to wear with your stilettos, one of our super-hot finishing belts, or a pointed corset collar, we'd love to help you get set up in style. We have a few beautiful red leather corsets with buckles on the floor, and just began to stock gorgeous strappy harnesses by English lingerie designer Karolina Laskowska. If you have any questions about Dark Garden corsets or our booth at the fair, give us a ring at 415-431-7685 during business hours.

Dark Garden "Grable" bespoke corset
with Karolina Laskowska "Lidia" harness
Ciao!
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Monday, September 14, 2015

Introducing: Pearl for Dark Garden

We have a very exciting announcement for you today. We are thrilled to officially confirm that beginning in November, Mr. Pearl corset will be accepting commissions through Dark Garden. Mr. Pearl is renowned worldwide as the foremost corsetmaker for couture collections and this represents a virtually unheard of opportunity.


Mr. Pearl has previously created many corsets for such famed couturiers as Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Christian Dior. Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Dita introduced our proprietress Autumn Adamme to Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron
Naturally we at Dark Garden could not be any more ecstatic to have Mr. Pearl joining our design team. Whether you are seeking the most luxe corset imaginable or a complete couture ensemble, Mr. Pearl works best when unconstrained by budget. Commissions will be limited to just a handful per year, to best allow him to focus on executing each design to its maximum potential. Our staff of a dozen highly skilled stitchers will also be working under Mr. Pearl to bring his design ideas to life.

Dita Von Teese performing in one of her Mr. Pearl couture corset ensembles.
To schedule an appointment with Mr. Pearl or for additional information about this collaboration, call our boutique at 415-431-7684 no earlier than October 20. Before this date, we will not have his appointment availability on our calendar. We recommend that you undertake all consultations and fittings for Mr. Pearl couture in-person. If you will be traveling to our San Francisco boutique for this experience, please be sure to book your appointments with us before your book your flight! We'll see you at 321 Linden St., San Francisco.

Dark Garden "Grable"
Photo © Mask Photo

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere