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San Francisco's Dark Garden brings their world-renowned corsetry to New Orleans with a new boutique & community-driven event space.
San Francisco's Dark Garden brings their world-renowned corsetry to New Orleans with a new boutique & community-driven event space.
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Autumn Adamme, owner and founder of Dark Garden corsetry since 1989. AKA, "The Godmother of Modern Corsetry."  Here, Autumn wears our Signature Collection black leather Waspie Belt. Pledge $195 or more to get its sister, the Finishing Belt, in a limited edition color way!
Autumn Adamme, owner and founder of Dark Garden corsetry since 1989. AKA, "The Godmother of Modern Corsetry." Here, Autumn wears our Signature Collection black leather Waspie Belt. Pledge $195 or more to get its sister, the Finishing Belt, in a limited edition color way!

Who We Are

Hello, my name is Autumn Adamme and I founded Dark Garden Corsetry in 1989.

Since then, my colleagues and I have brought our special brand of inclusivity to San Francisco. Through our carefully curated products and events we strive to cultivate a body-positive culture that is accessible to people of all ages, cultures, genders, body-types. We’d like to offer this to people in a part of the country that is quite removed from us. We’re a safe space for people to explore their sense of themselves, matching their outer expression to their inner beauty, often for the first time. We are dedicated to creating unique environments for our clients to luxuriate in, ones that delights the senses, a true sanctuary for self-expression of every identity. I have long wanted to offer Dark Garden's sex-positive culture and accessibility to communities in other parts of the country. We believe that New Orleans is the obvious first place, not least of all because it’s the city that inspired Dark Garden’s name!

Fête de Cupid, our boutique-raising party, in collaboration with Mystic Midway. Photo © John Carey.
Fête de Cupid, our boutique-raising party, in collaboration with Mystic Midway. Photo © John Carey.

Because events are so central to our vision of joining New Orleans (a town famous for both parties and dress up culture), we're working with Scott Levkoff of Mystic Midway to host a party here in the Bay Area to show you what we're made of! Ticket proceeds will go towards the New Orleans location. General admission and VIP tickets are available through this Kickstarter for $50 and $100 respectively. The evening will feature a lush array of entertainments, from live music to burlesque, circus, and variety. Featured performers include Jill Tracy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Larissa Archer, Dwoira Galilea, Szandora LaVey, Ava Lanche, and many more, with your hosts, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and Ifn Whendy.

© Joel Aron. Our Naturals Collection of nude toned corsets. Pledge $500 or more for an editorial portrait session with Joel Aron, styled by Dark Garden!
© Joel Aron. Our Naturals Collection of nude toned corsets. Pledge $500 or more for an editorial portrait session with Joel Aron, styled by Dark Garden!

 
My teen years were spent in clothing retail while I studied fashion and fashion history, as well as all technical aspects of garment creation. Working with individuals to find clothing that made them feel good taught me how many people are under-served and therefore feel forgotten by the fashion industry. From day one I've been dedicated to being radically inclusive, focusing on making every person that walks through our door feel welcome and appreciated. This is expressed in the kindness and caring my staff and I lavish on our clients as well as carrying a wide range of sizes, not only in our merchandise but in our standard fit corset sizes and styles. We have served a long list of celebrity clients but treat everyone like they're royalty.

The Project

Currently we’re working towards extending our reach by opening a boutique in New Orleans, which will be our very first additional location and we are incredibly excited about it. 

As the original costumer for The Sirens of New Orleans, starting in 2010 I began visiting the city twice a year and fell head-over-heels with its fun-loving character and fondness for celebration, not to mention the city and her inhabitants themselves. New Orleans has some important similarities to San Francisco, being a destination for visitors from all over the world, a place that sparks the imagination, that has a lush feeling of mystery and romance - the very feelings that inspired Dark Garden's name.

In our San Francisco boutique we carry the work of several local makers, the majority of them also women owned and operated. I hope to do the same in New Orleans, as well as doing a sort of cultural exchange - bringing the work of NOLA artists to San Francisco and vice versa.

© Martindale Media. Kathleen Parke, who graciously loaned us her gorgeous French Quarter home on our last trip to New Orleans.
© Martindale Media. Kathleen Parke, who graciously loaned us her gorgeous French Quarter home on our last trip to New Orleans.

The Location

I’m looking forward to taking everything that Dark Garden offers in San Francisco, and offering it in New Orleans. We have our sights set on a perfect spot for our boutique, nestled in the beautiful Lower Garden District and are in final negotiations. Then the real work begins; lease-hold improvements, fixtures, paint, moving in!

© Martindale Media. Ariana Amour, Hellin Heels, Autumn Adamme, Annabelle Zakaluk, Victoria Dagger, Kathleen Parke, and Grandma Fun model Dark Garden Couture in the courtyard of Kathleen's French Quarter abode.
© Martindale Media. Ariana Amour, Hellin Heels, Autumn Adamme, Annabelle Zakaluk, Victoria Dagger, Kathleen Parke, and Grandma Fun model Dark Garden Couture in the courtyard of Kathleen's French Quarter abode.

Event Space

We've been a community hub in San Francisco for years and so our ideal New Orleans location will also have an in-house event space, allowing us to host an array of fun, titillating, educational, inspiring, delightful activities that bring the local community together. We're planning a real humdinger of an opening party, we just need the space to solidify. As soon as that happens you'll be the first to be notified!

© Martindale Media. Grandma Fun in a bespoke Sweetheart Victorian corset and couture sequin evening skirt.
© Martindale Media. Grandma Fun in a bespoke Sweetheart Victorian corset and couture sequin evening skirt.

Why Kickstarter

With our first boutique we started small and grew very organically, defining our brand along the way. We now know who we are, what we create, what we stand for, and how to present those things. Opening the doors to a whole new location requires an almost endless variety of things, from permits, to training new staff members, to deposits on the location, to furnishings - counters, dressing room curtains, seating, lighting...the list goes on....and on..... and then there's the merchandise required to stock a store.

Our San Francisco team has already begun pouring their hearts into creating enough corsets to stock an entire second location (we keep over 200 corsets in stock every day to accommodate all 25 sizes included in our standard fit offerings!) not to mention the accompanying accessories that take an outfit from good to great.

We've been saving up and have a line of credit from the bank to get us started, and just need a bit more to get this off the ground! Your support via Kickstarter will be used for these things and more. First and foremost, naturally we'll be fulfilling your rewards! Everything from charming lapel pins to hosting you through a weekend of fabulous parties in true New Orleans fashion. This will be our home base, not just for the boutique, but for all the wonderful events we plan to host in the months and years to come.

© Loic Nicolas. Autumn puts the finishing touches on a bride's lacing on her wedding day.
© Loic Nicolas. Autumn puts the finishing touches on a bride's lacing on her wedding day.

Why New Orleans and Why Now

As I mentioned earlier, I've loved the Crescent City for years, and have long dreamed of having a second location there. I couldn’t figure out how to do it because I couldn’t split myself in two; I couldn’t be in San Francisco and also be in New Orleans. But fate brought Annabelle Zakaluk to me. She was originally a devoted client due to her fondness for corsets and over the years has become a trusted friend and one of our models. Her extensive experience in the fashion industry makes her the ideal person to open and manage the boutique. Conveniently, she also fell in love with New Orleans and decided to move there, making my, "someday dream," a real thing! She's been in New Orleans since October, getting to know the city and sourcing location and vendors. At last, the time is right!

© Martindale Media. Annabelle Zakaluk, boutique manager for our New Orleans shop!
© Martindale Media. Annabelle Zakaluk, boutique manager for our New Orleans shop!
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The Dark Garden Experience

My vocation as a designer and fashion technician has been my focus since I was 12 years old. I’m lucky enough to have a team of a dozen highly skilled people with me in San Francisco: artists, creatives, craftswomen – from our phenomenal production team to our multi-talented boutique staff. One of my driving forces is providing employment and a great working environment for these skilled people. Though we nominally create garments, what we are truly creating is an experience. As a woman, being able to create on my own terms in my own store is deeply important to me, my team, and our devoted clients, many of whom return to us year after year

Our San Francisco production team.
Our San Francisco production team.

On Corsets

A good corset is like a great pair of shoes: your outlook is completely transformed by wearing them. I absolutely love participating in this transformative experience. When someone puts on a Dark Garden corset and looks in the mirror, you can see them appreciate themselves in a completely different light. A new sense of confidence is immediately discernible. The research and development that have gone into every one of our offerings is apparent in the fit and comfort, making our corsets world renowned for their quality.

© Gina Barbara Photography. Honey Mahogany shows off our newest corset silhouette, the Venus.
© Gina Barbara Photography. Honey Mahogany shows off our newest corset silhouette, the Venus.

Thank you!

Opening a boutique in a strange new city is a herculean effort. We’ve got the vision, we’ve got the passion, we have the focus and drive but we need a little bit of help. We’ve come up with some really fun rewards, so I invite you to participate with us. With your support, we'll be able to sew enough corsets to stock a new store (and ship them there), begin paying rent on the new space (and put furniture in it), interview for our local boutique team (and hire them). Thank you so much.

© Martindale Media. Annabelle, Autumn, Marianne, and Gwen wind down after a long week of trunk shows and photoshoots.
© Martindale Media. Annabelle, Autumn, Marianne, and Gwen wind down after a long week of trunk shows and photoshoots.

Video Credits

We'd like to extend a very special thanks to those who made this video possible:

  • Edie Eve, for directing and editing the video
  • Silver Bell Jazz Band, for allowing us to use their rendition of Russian Lullaby
  • Walker Larson, for his original footage, shot in New Orleans

Risks and challenges

We've already begun sourcing furniture and making contacts with new vendors for accessories, cosmetics and clothing. (We're not just corsets!) Via the Kickstarter, our primary objective is to ready a space and kick off Mardi Gras season with a fantastic weekend of events. Depending on timing, we have contingency plans for a soft launch and delayed construction so that the party is not compromised by the handoff date. Our hope is to secure a location that's move-in ready, and if it doesn't pan out to host the opening weekend at the shop, we'll find another venue!

For the weekend of events, we are working with Scott Levkoff of Mystic Midway. Scott is not only a dear and long-standing friend of mine, he's also an amazing immersive event producer, and a southern gentleman with many connections in New Orleans. With Scott's expertise, I know we'll be able to craft a delightful weekend that attendees will remember fondly for years to come.

Many of our rewards are icing on the cake. In this case, a King Cake, I suppose. Our existing San Francisco team is ready to design/order/sew all of the non-event deliverables, from lapel pins to private consultations.

In short, as long as we meet our goal, I have great confidence in executing the vision!

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    We so appreciate your support in this endeavor! Truly, it takes a village, and we are delighted to have you in ours.

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    Dark Garden Through the Ages PDF

    The story of Dark Garden, from our very first fashion show to the present day. See rare photos from our archive, digitized for the first time. Includes behind the scenes, outtakes, and many iconic images from the 90s, aughts, and teens.

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    Dark Garden Lapel Pin

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    Dark Garden T-Shirt

    We know a corset isn't practical for all occasions – that's why we have t-shirts, so you can wear Dark Garden in any setting. T-shirts will be available in ladies' XS-2XL and men's S-3XL. Through Kickstarter only, get free shipping within the United States.

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    Name recognition for your generosity

    You love us and want to support our endeavor but maybe you feel you don't need any swag. You'll receive a personal thank you on our social media platforms, and your name will be emblazoned on a plaque within the New Orleans boutique in perpetuity. Of course, those who prefer to be anonymous will have that option as well!

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    Ticket to Fête de Cupid Alameda

    Hosted at the gorgeous (and exclusive) House of Aeon in Alameda and in partnership with Mystic Midway, Fête de Cupid is an extravagant evening to delight the senses. Enjoy performances from Jill Tracy, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Dwoira Galilea, Szandora LaVey, Edie Eve, and many more, emceed by Ifn Whendy!

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    Antique Corset Viewing & Tea with Autumn

    Autumn is incredibly excited to share her treasures with Kickstarter backers! Spend a delightful afternoon with her and her collection, whilst drinking tea and other libations. You will have an exclusive opportunity to examine in detail and discuss her antique corset collection in a group of no more than ten people. This extensive collection of corsets includes pieces that belonged both to working class women and ladies of leisure. Included are several rare examples of 19th century corset making methods, from delicate embroidered silks to sturdy cottons, in many sizes, eras, and styles.
    Several events will be scheduled in both San Francisco and New Orleans as to offer as many as possible the rare opportunity to examine Autumn's collection in an intimate setting.

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    Dark Garden Hoodie

    Not everywhere can be as hot as New Orleans in the summer, but you can keep cozy in your charming Dark Garden hoodie. Zip front hoodies will be available in unisex XS-2XL. Through Kickstarter only, get free shipping within the United States.

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    Silky Scarf with Original Illustration

    Associate Designer Marianne Faulkner lends her original sketches of our couture designs to the design of this custom printed scarf. Through Kickstarter only, get free shipping within the United States.

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    Pair of Tickets for Fête de Cupid

    Hosted at the gorgeous (and exclusive) House of Aeon in Alameda and in partnership with Mystic Midway, Fête de Cupid is an extravagant evening to delight the senses. Enjoy performances from Jill Tracy, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Dwoira Galilea, Szandora LaVey, Edie Eve, and many more, emceed by Ifn Whendy!

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    Antique Corset Viewing + Swag Set

    For Kyra, who wanted extra swag with her Antique Corset Viewing and Tea! We love it! Thank you for wanting to rep the DG name out in the world.

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    Pair of Fête de Cupid Tickets + Swag

    Two tickets for Fête de Cupid in Alameda plus a classic swag combo: a DG t-shirt and lapel pin. We'll see you at the party!

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    Antique Corsets & Pair Fête de Cupid Tix

    For Emily, a pair of GA Fête de Cupid tickets and admission for one to an Antique Corset Viewing!

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    Limited Edition Finishing Belt

    One of our favorite house-made items (and easier to fit than a corset), our unique Finishing Belt instantly tailors clothing to fit your corseted waist. Kickstarter backers can receive a Limited Edition color way at our usual Signature Collection (which is to say, plain black) price. Through Kickstarter only, get free shipping within the United States.

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    Finishing Belt & T-Shirt Bundle

    Chic and easy, pair our Limited Edition Finishing Belt with a Dark Garden t-shirt and you'll be #stylegoals any day of the week.

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    Printed Robe

    Oh yes! A glamorous robe, for that deshabille look... perfect for a night in, or out. We are so excited to design these and have them custom printed, because nothing tops off a corseted ensemble like chic loungewear. These luxurious robes will be exclusive to our Kickstarter supporters.

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    Couture Consultation & Original Sketch

    Associate Designer Marianne Faulkner will confer with you in person in San Francisco or New Orleans, or via video chat anywhere in the world, designing your very own custom ensemble. Your dreams and desires will be materialized into an original, hand drawn color sketch, signed by the artist. Your $250 pledge will go towards the creation of this custom ensemble should you decide you need more than just the sketch.

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    Our custom printed robe paired with that highly coveted reward – the Dark Garden lapel pin!

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    Deluxe Custom Bundle with Hoodies

    By special request, this bundle combines cozy hoodies with a silky scarf and, of course, those coveted lapel pins! Through Kickstarter only, get free shipping within the United States.

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    Personal Style Consultation w/ Autumn

    Enjoy a one on one session with Autumn in San Francisco or New Orleans, or via video chat anywhere in the world. Together, you'll discover the best silhouettes, lengths, and colors to bring your personal style to life so that you'll always display exquisite composure.

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    Custom Bundle: Finishing Belt & Swag

    This custom bundle was created for Molly and includes the Limited Edition Finishing Belt, Dark Garden T-Shirt, and Dark Garden Lapel Pin. Non-Molly backers are also welcome to pledge for this reward!

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    Private Fitting Party

    Invite up to 5 of your nearest and dearest to participate in private after-hours fitting and dress up party in San Francisco or New Orleans where our expert fitters will lavish attention on you and your friends. To your sparkling company, we'll add light nibbles and beverages. Your pledge also includes a $250 credit towards any purchases made at the party.

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    Christina's Consultation Bundle

    This bundle for Christina includes a Personal Styling Consultation with Dark Garden proprietress Autumn Adamme, Limited Edition Finishing Belt, Dark Garden T-Shirt, and a Lapel Pin. Christina can also have her name included on the plaque that will hang in our New Orleans boutique if she would like!

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    Jennifer's Photo Session & Fête de Cupid

    Just for Jennifer, a combo package with Joel Aron's Editorial Portrait Session and a GA ticket for Fête de Cupid.

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    Rene's Stylish Bundle

    Wear Dark Garden anywhere you go! Non-Rene backers are also welcome to pledge for this super chic bundle of fabulous wearables.

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    • Dark Garden T-Shirt
    • Name on Plaque
    • Dark Garden Hoodie
    • Scarf with Original Fashion Illustrations
    • Limited Edition Finishing Belt
    • Printed Robe
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    Boudoir Photo Session w/ Perry Gallagher

    For our Southern California backers, Perry Gallagher is offering a luxurious boudoir photography package. Perry is a longtime Dark Garden collaborator, having created many of our iconic images from the mid-aughts. He excels at glamorous and sensual boudoir photography, and will travel to your home or other location of your choosing within LA or San Diego county. Each shoot includes 3 edited images and a large format print. Add $200 to your pledge for a couples session with Perry!

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    Perry Gallagher Boudoir Session & Robe

    Inspired by Shannon, this bundle combines our custom printed robe with a luxurious boudoir photography session with Perry Gallagher in Southern California.

    Perry is a longtime Dark Garden collaborator, having created many of our iconic images from the mid-aughts. He excels at glamorous and sensual boudoir photography, and will travel to your home or other location of your choosing within LA or San Diego county. Each shoot includes 3 edited images and a large format print. Add $200 to your pledge for a couples session with Perry!

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    • Printed Robe
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    BTS Museum Excursion w/ Autumn & Co.

    A thrilling experience for any historical clothing enthusiast - a behind-the-scenes excursion to one of San Francisco's museums. Bring up to 4 friends for this private collection viewing during which Autumn will lend her expert eye to enjoying and analyzing historic pieces not currently on display to the public – up close and personal. Specific areas of interest will be accommodated to the extent of the museum collection's offerings. All attendees will receive a Dark Garden Kickstarter collector's pin and T-shirt.

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    • Dark Garden T-Shirt
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    Traveling Fitting Party

    For the corset enthusiast that doesn't like to travel - No need to come to San Francisco or New Orleans – Dark Garden will come to you! Provide us with the location and Autumn and an assistant will bring corsets to fit up to 10 people, advising each guest as to the very best style and size for their body type and corset need, from back support to fancy dress, even cross-dressing or fetish. We'll also bring our complete collection of Signature and Limited Edition fabric swatches for you to peruse the array of fabrications available in-person. Your pledge also includes a $2000 credit towards any purchases made at the party.

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    • PDF Photobook
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    VIP Ticket to Fête de Cupid Alameda

    Hosted at the gorgeous (and exclusive) House of Aeon in Alameda and in partnership with Mystic Midway, Fête de Cupid is an extravagant evening to delight the senses. Enjoy performances from Jill Tracy, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Dwoira Galilea, Szandora LaVey, Edie Eve, and many more, emceed by Ifn Whendy!

    VIP ticket holders gain access to our Victorian den of vice, within which Jill Tracy will host a very special sonic seance, along with other exclusive performances, special treats, hidden passages, and more.

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    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
    • Name on Plaque
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    Antique Corsets & VIP Fête De Cupid

    This custom bundle combines the Kickstarter exclusive Antique Corset Viewing with a VIP ticket to Fête de Cupid in Alameda this April! We created this bundle for Laurie but rather thought someone else might want in on it as well. Want a bundle you don't see here? Send us a message and we'll create it for you!

    Includes:
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    • Name on Plaque
    • Antique Corset Viewing Session
    • Ticket for Fête de Cupid
    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
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    Pair VIP Tickets for Fête de Cupid

    Two tickets are better than one!
    Hosted at the gorgeous (and exclusive) House of Aeon in Alameda and in partnership with Mystic Midway, Fête de Cupid is an extravagant evening to delight the senses. Enjoy performances from Jill Tracy, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Dwoira Galilea, Szandora LaVey, Edie Eve, and many more, emceed by Ifn Whendy! VIP ticket holders gain access to our Victorian den of vice, within which Jill Tracy will host a very special sonic seance, along with other exclusive performances, special treats, hidden passages, and more.

    Includes:
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    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
    • Name on Plaque
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    Antique Corset Viewing & 2 VIP Tickets

    This bundle is just for Sara, who would like to bring her husband to our Fête de Cupid and herself to the Antique Corset Viewing with tea! Please send us a message if you'd like your own special bundle.

    Includes:
    • Lapel Pin
    • Name on Plaque
    • Antique Corset Viewing Session
    • Ticket for Fête de Cupid
    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
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    Mike's VIP Bundle with Hoodie

    This bundle was created for Mike! Mike gets 2 VIP tickets for our Fête de Cupid in Alameda this April, and a Dark Garden hoodie. If you are not Mike and you'd like this reward, please send us a message! Tickets for Fête de Cupid are limited in quantity and we are manually adjusting the available quantity in the main listing as we create custom reward bundles.

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    • Dark Garden Hoodie
    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
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    Fête De Cupid Luxury Swag Bundle

    This reward was created for Ben! It includes 1 GA ticket for Fête de Cupid along with the custom printed robe and scarf. If you are not Ben and are interested in this reward, please let us know so we can adjust the available quantities for this reward and the main listing for our GA Fête de Cupid tickets.

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    • Scarf with Original Fashion Illustrations
    • Printed Robe
    • Ticket for Fête de Cupid
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    Editorial Portrait Session w/ Joel Aron

    Prepare to feel your most exquisite, with this unique opportunity to shoot with acclaimed photographer Joel Aron in his Marin County studio. To work with Joel is an amazing and revolutionary experience – no detail is too small, and his eye for lighting and pose is impeccable. Each session includes styling assistance and corset rental from Dark Garden, a solo photography session with Joel, and 2 high-resolution edited images worthy of hanging above your mantel, larger than life. This is a very limited opportunity, with only 5 sessions available!

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    • Editorial Portrait Session with Joel Aron Photography
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    Christina's Super Luxe Bundle

    A special bundle, just for Christina, with a little bit of everything!

    Includes:
    • PDF Photobook
    • Lapel Pin
    • Dark Garden T-Shirt
    • Name on Plaque
    • Antique Corset Viewing Session
    • Scarf with Original Fashion Illustrations
    • Limited Edition Finishing Belt
    • Printed Robe
    • Personal Styling Consultation
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    Will's Very Special Bundle!

    This custom bundle includes an editorial couples session with Joel Aron, 2 VIP tickets for the Fête de Cupid, and so much more! This is for Will only – please don't select this if you're not Will, but do send us a message if you'd like a custom bundle of your own.

    Includes:
    • PDF Photobook
    • Lapel Pin
    • Dark Garden Hoodie
    • Scarf with Original Fashion Illustrations
    • VIP Experience at Fête de Cupid
    • Limited Edition Finishing Belt
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    Private Corsetry Workshop w/ Autumn

    Study corsetry with the Godmother of Modern Corsetry herself, in Dark Garden's San Francisco atelier! Spend 3 consecutive days with Autumn in an intensive workshop to learn in-depth her design and construction process. The intensive can be tailored to your specific area of interest.

    Includes:
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    • Lapel Pin
    • Dark Garden T-Shirt
    • Private Corsetry Workshop
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