darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

Redding, California | 1583 Sales

darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

Redding, California 1583 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4 out of 5 stars
(506)

Announcement   Special Occasion- Made to Order BRIDAL/PARTY DRESSES/TULLE WEDDING SKIRTS/TOPS/JEWELRY Handmade in California.
Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!
Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe.

Need a custom look? Please use the "Request Custom Item" button for any custom order questions.
*Please review my Shop Policies-
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/darkponydesigns/policies

**Happy Customer Feedback***
"My bridal skirt is ABSOLUTELY brilliant. It's perfect in every way, and now my wedding day is set! Thank you for the gorgeous work, it's going to be a beautiful day with this skirt in it." -Aubrey

*NEED HELP??
-Do you need a size that is not listed? A larger quantity? A custom item? I am happy to help. Please convo me, or contact me directly at info [!at] darkponydesigns.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 26, 2018

Special Occasion- Made to Order BRIDAL/PARTY DRESSES/TULLE WEDDING SKIRTS/TOPS/JEWELRY Handmade in California.
Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!
Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe.

Need a custom look? Please use the "Request Custom Item" button for any custom order questions.
*Please review my Shop Policies-
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/darkponydesigns/policies

**Happy Customer Feedback***
"My bridal skirt is ABSOLUTELY brilliant. It's perfect in every way, and now my wedding day is set! Thank you for the gorgeous work, it's going to be a beautiful day with this skirt in it." -Aubrey

*NEED HELP??
-Do you need a size that is not listed? A larger quantity? A custom item? I am happy to help. Please convo me, or contact me directly at info [!at] darkponydesigns.com

Robin Fator

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Robin Fator

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About

Dark Pony Designs: Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe

Hello!
I'm Robin N. Fator, the self-made fashion designer behind Dark Pony Designs. My journey with this handmade brand began with a degree in visual art. I got my start in online fashion by re-selling vintage clothing on Ebay after leaving my job as a gallery director to become a stay at home mom. In 2009 I opened Dark Pony Designs, an Etsy shop that started as a part time creative outlet and became a full time business and a unique brand dedicated to fun, glamour and fantasy. In my rare moments of off time, I spend time with my husband and two sons. I find inspiration in flowers, fashion magazines, and documentaries. To learn more about me check out www.robinfator.com

DARK PONY IS CLASSIC GLAMOUR FOR THE MODERN BABE!
Hey, Babe! You have your own style, you know what you like. Dark Pony is made for you. The Dark Pony Babe is all about confidence, fun, and commanding attention through fashion. I encourage you to express yourself, to be you, and to look great doing it. Dark Pony specializes in mix and match separates that are customizable, so you can create your own modern incarnation of glamour. Get ready to live the fantasy!

WHERE DID THE INSPIRATION FOR DARK PONY DESIGNS COME FROM?
A few years ago when shopping for a dress for a formal event at my local department store, I was disappointed with the cheaply made selection that just didn’t have the WOW factor I was after. The idea for Dark Pony Designs was born: create a wardrobe for my own ultimate fantasy life and then share it with the world.

WHY DARK PONY?
The brand name is inspired by my favorite children's folk tale, Dark Pony. The Dark Pony character in the story symbolizes a vehicle for escaping reality, a way to travel to a place of fantasy where you can live your dreams. Embodying that spirit, the label's designs invoke a feeling of veiled mystery while remaining clever and fun.

WHAT ARE DARK PONY DESIGNS' BUSINESS ETHICS?
Dark Pony Designs is committed to sourcing supplies and materials from the United States whenever possible. Tulle for all of the label's tutu skirts & dresses is manufactured in the USA. Dark Pony Designs uses minimal plastics when shipping

WHERE IS IT MADE?
Every Dark Pony Designs item is made one at a time in my shared maker space studio. The walls are covered in sketches, mood boards, Warhol prints, illustrations, and vintage Madonna album covers. It’s a place where magic happens and dreams are created. Located in sunny California.

WHY CHOOSE DARK PONY?
Feel confident purchasing your next key piece from DPD: an independent, handmade, American fashion brand. Every garment is custom made to your individual measurements and specific needs. You are always guaranteed one on one individual attention.

Shop members

  • Robin N. Fator

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Occasional Model, Customer Service

    Self Made Fashion Designer.Author.Entrepreneur.Artist. I am the owner/operator of Dark Pony Designs.

Production partners

  • DDSLL Girls Store

    Latvia

    Alise and Liene the designers behind DDSLLGirlsShop of Riga, Latvia collaborated with me to create a handmade handbag capsule collection. I chose the colors, fabrics, and finish details and they produced them by hand.

  • printful

    Los Angeles, CA

    We create your prints and get them where they have to go

  • The DNA Group

    San Francisco, CA

    Small Batch Production for large orders of skirts

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes, I do wholesale - you can contact me for more details or see my Etsy Wholesale profile https://www.etsy.com/guest-pass/6a1f487d48da392d820a694c

Custom and personalized orders

I am always happy to help with custom orders, please let me know what you have in mind and I will do my best to answer questions in a timely fashion. You can click the custom order button here on Etsy or send me an email info@darkponydesigns.com

Gift wrapping and packaging

Dark Pony Designs uses minimal plastics when shipping and all shipping boxes are made from post consumer recycled materials.
*All orders will arrive gift wrapped in boutique style packaging!
If you need a personal message or card for a gift item, please mark the item as a gift during check out and select gift wrap.

Sizing details

Size Chart:
Xsmall ---24-25” waist
Small ----26-27” waist
Medium-28-29” waist
Large ----30-31” waist
XLarge --32-33” waist
Xxlarge --34-35” waist
Plus Size Chart:
Plus size 3X 36-37” waist
Plus size 4x 38-39” waist

Most items are made to order to your specific measurements. Please read the listing to make sure you have included all details needed.
See this listing for a measurement guide:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/120569966/how-to-take-your-measurements-for-your?ref=shop_home_active_23

Care instructions

A care sheet will be included in your order. Most items are hand wash, line dry.

Do I ship internationally?

Yes, I ship all around the world ;-)

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, always. Feel free to get in touch with what you have in mind for collaboration. You can also contact me here darkponydesigns@gmail.com

Refunds

-Each garment is made to order, and we don't keep regular inventory. For this reason, everything is FINAL SALE and cannot be returned.
WHAT DOES MADE-TO-ORDER MEAN?-Each final order that is placed is made specifically for that customer according to the size, color, and length they select.
-Jewelry/Accessories can be returned for a store credit as long as it arrives in the condition it was received within 30 days of purchase.

-Refunds will NOT be given for CUSTOM orders/rush fees/shipping fees.

WHAT IF MY ITEM ARRIVES DAMAGED?
Each item is checked for quality before being shipped to you. However, if your item arrives damaged, contact us at info@darkponydesigns.com and we will resolve the problem right away!

Color Samples

If you are unsure about which color to order please purchase a color swatch before purchase. This will ensure that you receive the right color. You can find that here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/507549802/tulle-sample