The Burlesque Queen Celebrates Her New Line of Lingerie and Perfumes at San Francisco’s Hidden Gem
On Sunday, January 5, between the hours of 2 and 4pm, Dita Von Teese will be appearing at San Francisco’s best kept secret: Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and Bridal Couture, located at 321 Linden St. in Hayes Valley. This date marks the availability of Von Teese’s Von Follies lingerie at Dark Garden, which was voted “Best Lingerie” local retail location by SF Weekly in 2013. In addition to Von Teese’s line of lingerie, Dark Garden will also be featuring Von Teese’s perfume, including the treasured and rare Erotique fragrance. To celebrate the arrival of Dita Von Teese’s lingerie, Dark Garden will be revealing a new mini-collection of corsets to compliment the line.
What’s really titillating about this intimate venue appearance is that there will be fan interaction and a giveaway for participants. With purchase of Von Follies lingerie or the star’s perfume, lucky attendees will have the opportunity to be photographed with Von Teese and receive the gift of an autographed portrait of the burlesque goddess modeling her new line.
Dita Von Teese, who is inspired by Golden Age cinema, classic pin-up imagery, and vintage aesthetics, is credited with bringing the art forms of strip tease and burlesque back en mode with an air of elegance and sophistication. She is an internationally recognized style icon, world class performer, and a powerhouse in the business of beauty.
Von Teese is no stranger to Dark Garden Unique Corsetry – she’s on the star studded list of celebrity clients who have custom garments made from scratch by artisan makers on-site. Von Teese has worn Dark Garden on the cover of Playboy magazine, as a Virgin Atlantic pin-up, and for countless burlesque performances. Says Autumn Adamme, Dark Garden’s proprietress and Master Fitter:
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to offer Dita’s lingerie to our clients. Her sense of style is a beautiful combination of sexy and classy, sensual and fun. She’s really brought all of these things into the line, which I am certain will be appreciated by both wearer and viewer alike.”
Dark Garden makes all their corsets and other in-store items on-site in their brick and mortar shop at 321 Linden St. From the looks of the humble little alleyway in the otherwise very posh Hayes Valley, one would never know just how special a shop lies therein. Masters of their craft, they’ve been in the business of corseting curves for 24 years. With an extensive ready-to-wear line to boot, featuring corset styles and sizes to flatter every form, even those of us who aren’t celebrity pin up models can feel and look like it at Dark Garden.
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