Friday, March 31, 2017

La Femme Sauvage Photography Exhibition

La Femme Sauvage Opening Night Salon April 8th, 2017
Dark Garden Alexandra corset in brown leather with triple lacing
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Ultravolta Photography
You're invited to join Dark Garden for our first photography exhibition! On Saturday, April 8th, we will host an opening night salon to showcase the work of Ultravolta Photography (Edward Saenz). La Femme Sauvage is a collection of images featuring powerful women, bold corsetry, birds of prey, stunning California locations, and the occasional skeleton.

La Femme Sauvage
Saturday, April 8th
6pm to 9pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Joining us for the party, and a bit of eccentric education, will be a handful of special guests:

  • Tipples will be sponsored by Hendrick's Gin
  • Hooded birds will be in attendance courtesy of West Coast Falconry
  • Paxton Gate will mount a few pieces of terrific taxidermy
  • The "Bonfire" flamethrower will be on display (sans fuel) courtsey of Firemaster Al Stahler
  • And, naturally, our proprietress Autumn Adamme will discuss her experience modeling whilst clad in leather and fur with a raptor perched on her hand, as shown above!
Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart corset
Model: Lindsay Ferguson
Photo © Ultravolta Photography
Thereafter, Edward's gorgeous large format prints will be displayed in our boutique for several weeks. We encourage you to stop by and appreciate his work even if you can't make it to our opening night salon!

Dark Garden Waspie Belt
Photo © Alyxander Ryan
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Boutique Hours for Spring 2017

Dark Garden "Corselette"
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Joel Aron
Happy spring! As is usual for this time of year, we've adjusted our hours to reflect your shopping habits! Please stop by and visit us at 321 Linden Street, 7 days a week. Effective this week, our hours are as follows:

Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Additionally, we will be closed on April 16th for Easter Sunday, and on May 21st for Bay to Breakers.

Dollymop "Antoinette" overbust corset
Model: Shay
Photo © Joel Aron
As ever, we are happy to do corset fittings and bespoke consultations on a walk-in basis during our regular business hours! If you'd like to make an appointment with a member of our design team, you can now schedule with us online by visiting darkgardencorsetry.appointy.com. This is a particularly wonderful time of year to make a consultation appointment for a Couture or Wedding ensemble – feel free to email couture@darkgarden.com for a brief "pre-consultation"!

We'll see you here soon in corset heaven!

"Finishing Belt" in Gold Leather
Photo © Alyx Ryan

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 Lacing Workshop Dates

After a delightful inaugural year of our quarterly corset lacing workshops, we have decided to move the event from Friday to Saturday nights for 2017! Please come and see us, and learn everything you need to know about lacing into and unlacing a corset. Attendees will learn to put a corset on themselves or a partner, and all corset related questions are welcome!

Corset: Sweetheart in Black Diamond Brocade
Model: Anuka
Photo © Joel Aron
We are ticketing through EventBrite, but the event remains free to attend and we will likely have a little bit of room for drop-ins! As ever, follow Dark Garden on Facebook to see our upcoming events.

Corset Lacing Workshops
The first Saturday of every third month
Workshop begins at 5pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Corset: Low Back Sweetheart in Buff Mini Floral Risqué
Model: Lindsay
Photo © Edward Saenz
Below is the schedule for all upcoming dates:
  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 5pm, 
    with Guest Lecturer Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique and The Daily WaistEventBrite | 
    Facebook Event
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 5pm, 
    with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
  • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 5pm, with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5pm, with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
As ever, we're also happy to email our corset lacing instructions, or walk you through the process over the phone!

Corset: Dietrich
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Read More

Friday, March 31, 2017

La Femme Sauvage Photography Exhibition

La Femme Sauvage Opening Night Salon April 8th, 2017
Dark Garden Alexandra corset in brown leather with triple lacing
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Ultravolta Photography
You're invited to join Dark Garden for our first photography exhibition! On Saturday, April 8th, we will host an opening night salon to showcase the work of Ultravolta Photography (Edward Saenz). La Femme Sauvage is a collection of images featuring powerful women, bold corsetry, birds of prey, stunning California locations, and the occasional skeleton.

La Femme Sauvage
Saturday, April 8th
6pm to 9pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Joining us for the party, and a bit of eccentric education, will be a handful of special guests:

  • Tipples will be sponsored by Hendrick's Gin
  • Hooded birds will be in attendance courtesy of West Coast Falconry
  • Paxton Gate will mount a few pieces of terrific taxidermy
  • The "Bonfire" flamethrower will be on display (sans fuel) courtsey of Firemaster Al Stahler
  • And, naturally, our proprietress Autumn Adamme will discuss her experience modeling whilst clad in leather and fur with a raptor perched on her hand, as shown above!
Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart corset
Model: Lindsay Ferguson
Photo © Ultravolta Photography
Thereafter, Edward's gorgeous large format prints will be displayed in our boutique for several weeks. We encourage you to stop by and appreciate his work even if you can't make it to our opening night salon!

Dark Garden Waspie Belt
Photo © Alyxander Ryan
~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Friday, March 17, 2017

Boutique Hours for Spring 2017

Dark Garden "Corselette"
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Joel Aron
Happy spring! As is usual for this time of year, we've adjusted our hours to reflect your shopping habits! Please stop by and visit us at 321 Linden Street, 7 days a week. Effective this week, our hours are as follows:

Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Additionally, we will be closed on April 16th for Easter Sunday, and on May 21st for Bay to Breakers.

Dollymop "Antoinette" overbust corset
Model: Shay
Photo © Joel Aron
As ever, we are happy to do corset fittings and bespoke consultations on a walk-in basis during our regular business hours! If you'd like to make an appointment with a member of our design team, you can now schedule with us online by visiting darkgardencorsetry.appointy.com. This is a particularly wonderful time of year to make a consultation appointment for a Couture or Wedding ensemble – feel free to email couture@darkgarden.com for a brief "pre-consultation"!

We'll see you here soon in corset heaven!

"Finishing Belt" in Gold Leather
Photo © Alyx Ryan

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 Lacing Workshop Dates

After a delightful inaugural year of our quarterly corset lacing workshops, we have decided to move the event from Friday to Saturday nights for 2017! Please come and see us, and learn everything you need to know about lacing into and unlacing a corset. Attendees will learn to put a corset on themselves or a partner, and all corset related questions are welcome!

Corset: Sweetheart in Black Diamond Brocade
Model: Anuka
Photo © Joel Aron
We are ticketing through EventBrite, but the event remains free to attend and we will likely have a little bit of room for drop-ins! As ever, follow Dark Garden on Facebook to see our upcoming events.

Corset Lacing Workshops
The first Saturday of every third month
Workshop begins at 5pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Corset: Low Back Sweetheart in Buff Mini Floral Risqué
Model: Lindsay
Photo © Edward Saenz
Below is the schedule for all upcoming dates:
  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 5pm, 
    with Guest Lecturer Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique and The Daily WaistEventBrite | 
    Facebook Event
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 5pm, 
    with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
  • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 5pm, with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5pm, with Proprietress & Lead Designer, Autumn Adamme
As ever, we're also happy to email our corset lacing instructions, or walk you through the process over the phone!

Corset: Dietrich
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere