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The Scoop on Alexandra Wolf & puppy President Poni of Black Baroque:
♥ What inspired you to open Black Baroque?
I have been creating my own products for most of my life being self taught in Illustrator and Photoshop. As an artist, much of what I create whether designing my retail store interiors, a room in my home, or new products, I am completely inspired by images from long ago. With my illustrating & graphic design work, my years as an agent for film directors in NYC, owning four retail stores, and my love of antiquing, it all just came about as an extension of who I am and what I have a passion for. My home is filled with antique furniture and all sorts of eclectic treasures. But the two things I collect are rare antique books and chandeliers. I have a thing for bling and books. Miniature, gold leafed paged, 1 -2 inch books are my favorite and very hard to find. I have been collecting…

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  • Born on May 28
  • Joined February 21, 2010

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Antique Books, Ephemera, Antique Prints, and Chocolate

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The Scoop on Alexandra Wolf & puppy President Poni of Black Baroque:
♥ What inspired you to open Black Baroque?
I have been creating my own products for most of my life being self taught in Illustrator and Photoshop. As an artist, much of what I create whether designing my retail store interiors, a room in my home, or new products, I am completely inspired by images from long ago. With my illustrating & graphic design work, my years as an agent for film directors in NYC, owning four retail stores, and my love of antiquing, it all just came about as an extension of who I am and what I have a passion for. My home is filled with antique furniture and all sorts of eclectic treasures. But the two things I collect are rare antique books and chandeliers. I have a thing for bling and books. Miniature, gold leafed paged, 1 -2 inch books are my favorite and very hard to find. I have been collecting for years. To see a few of my favorite books and table chandeliers copy and paste this link into your browser:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponithepuppy/

I sold all of my products in my online store outside of Etsy and in my four retail stores. My products have been featured in COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE, once for my line of Dog & Cat Bowls Sets, and the other for my Handmade Cardigans. My products have also been featured in: THE NEW YORK POST, CAT FANCY, and 30 other magazines. The most recent feature was in the 2012 issue of HOME BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE. You can see photos of some of our press on our flickr pg. See link below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponithepuppy/

♥ How did you come up with the name of Black Baroque?
I was inspired by my love of antique ornate black engravings and fonts in books, baroque styled framed mirrors and of course antique books. When I given my Black Baroque frame it was magical and Black Baroque was born!

♥ Can you tell us more about your retail stores?
Yes! I had 4 Retail Stores. The last one we opened was named after my puppy, Poni, "Poni's Parlor" Gifts with a Twist. We sold gifts for people and pets. You can see photos of our gorgeous pink, white and black store here... and of course my Poni too:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponithepuppy/

♥ Tell us a bit more about President Poni.
Well I really work so he can have more toys. He came to us as Shadow from a breeder after we lost our Beloved Dakota, we were devastated. But God gave us our little Silly Poni as all he does is make us laugh everyday. We renamed him Poni, as he trotted and cantered so much like a pony! He has his own website that I designed/illustrated all his products and pages. We stopped selling his products online, as he was complaining there wasn't enough time for frisbee, but we keep the website up it is so cute.
http://www.shadowsbeautypalace.com

♥What other products have you created?
I designed bowl sets for pets and the cutest ball sets for pets manufacturing them out of China. I also designed all the pages for my website I sold my bowl sets on.
The bowl sets were featured in Country Living Magazine. http://www.thepetlounge.com

I also had a cardigan line called "Comfy Cardigans" which was featured in Country Living. We employed over 20 Grannies as we called them who were retired. This gave them extra income sewing our garments for us.

The bowl sets were featured in Country Living, Cat Fancy, The New York Post and over 25 other magazines. Both lines, cardigans and pet products, were in stores all over the USA and in Europe too. The Pet Lounge was inspired by my Beloved Dakota. Once he passed away we closed it but keep his website up in memory of him. We supported over 50 animal charities with our sales from The Pet Lounge, including "Phinney's Friends" in Boston. Phinney's cares for the pets of people who have HIV/Aids so their pets can keep living with them even though they have become to ill to care for them.

♥What did you do before you started creating your own products?
I was an agent in NYC for film directors who shot feature films, commercials, and music videos. I learned a great deal about products, advertising, marketing, graphic design, etc, during those years as well as I just had a blast!

♥ We also have another shop on Etsy called, "The Black Duckie" and "The Butterfly Inn" Be sure to take a look!

♥What are you most thankful for?
I am so grateful for my family, my little Poni, my birdie, Merlin, and my dear friends. We have a wonderful life, taking Poni to the beach for frisbee, antiquing most weekends, eating at outdoor cafes in the summertime, or just sitting on our porch having wine chatting. I am very blest with my little family that loves me and I love and worship them back.

♥♥Lastly,Poni and I are very proud to say that in our last retail store, Poni's Parlor, we were honored to sell many etsy gals products. We want to give a special thank you to those etsy gals for making our store all the more beautiful. Here is a list of the girls.
♥Please take a look at their shops.
alasmydear
cooljewelrydesign
jodiscraftemporium
donnadidit
amyyang
acidink
purplemoonfibers
papeterie
therocketworkshop
kayaskloset
ittibitticards
amonetten
thisisit
justbedesigns
stylinpuppillows
prettyparis
lilbritknits

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