darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

Redding, California · 1507 Sales

darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

Redding, California 1507 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(492)

Announcement   BRIDAL/PARTY DRESSES/TULLE WEDDING SKIRTS/RESORT FASHION/LINGERIE/TOPS/JEWELRY Handmade in USA! Right now get 10% OFF on your entire order! Use code DPELEVEN during check out!
Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!

Are you a bride who needs a dress in a hurry?
Ivory Tulle Maxi is ready to ship: https://www.etsy.com/listing/485801025/ivory-tulle-wedding-skirt-maxifloor

**Dark Pony Designs was Featured on the Huffington Post Weddings Blog**
"8 Best Etsy Bridal Boutiques"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-herbst/etsy-wedding-dress-guide-_b_5904218.html

And please use the "Request Custom Item" button for any custom order questions.

*All orders will arrive gift wrapped in boutique style packaging!

**Happy Customer Feedback***
"My dress arrived today, and I cannot put into words how perfect it is. I'm a writer - so that's saying a great deal. Every detail was attended to, she delivered on the exact concepts she discussed with me in the planning phase, and each piece of the gown is quite clearly made with time, quality materials and finesse. This is anything put the "expected" wedding gown, and I am so thrilled to wear this on my wedding day. For any future needs - I can't imagine turning anywhere else. Perfection." -Kali from New Jersey

*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, click the "REQUEST CUSTOM ITEM" button or contact me directly at darkponydesigns [!at] gmail.com

*Please review my Shop Policies-
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/darkponydesigns/policies

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 19, 2017

BRIDAL/PARTY DRESSES/TULLE WEDDING SKIRTS/RESORT FASHION/LINGERIE/TOPS/JEWELRY Handmade in USA! Right now get 10% OFF on your entire order! Use code DPELEVEN during check out!
Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!

Are you a bride who needs a dress in a hurry?
Ivory Tulle Maxi is ready to ship: https://www.etsy.com/listing/485801025/ivory-tulle-wedding-skirt-maxifloor

**Dark Pony Designs was Featured on the Huffington Post Weddings Blog**
"8 Best Etsy Bridal Boutiques"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-herbst/etsy-wedding-dress-guide-_b_5904218.html

And please use the "Request Custom Item" button for any custom order questions.

*All orders will arrive gift wrapped in boutique style packaging!

**Happy Customer Feedback***
"My dress arrived today, and I cannot put into words how perfect it is. I'm a writer - so that's saying a great deal. Every detail was attended to, she delivered on the exact concepts she discussed with me in the planning phase, and each piece of the gown is quite clearly made with time, quality materials and finesse. This is anything put the "expected" wedding gown, and I am so thrilled to wear this on my wedding day. For any future needs - I can't imagine turning anywhere else. Perfection." -Kali from New Jersey

*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, click the "REQUEST CUSTOM ITEM" button or contact me directly at darkponydesigns [!at] gmail.com

*Please review my Shop Policies-
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/darkponydesigns/policies

Robin Fator

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Robin Fator

Black Lace Sheer Long Sleeve Top with Stretch
Black Lace Sheer Long Sleeve Top with Stretch
$75.00
White Crop Top Off the Shoulder Tshirt
White Crop Top Off the Shoulder Tshirt
$55.00
Tulle Sample
Tulle Sample
$5.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(492)
Jessica Hockett

Jessica Hockett on Aug 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
LisaMT

LisaMT on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Book looks great. Only had time to read a few pages and I want to get back to reading it all the way through - hopefully - this weekend. Thank you Robin.

lexleschmidt

lexleschmidt on Jun 8, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

Rock ist schön. Verpackung sehr gut. Lieferung da aus USA hat 6 Wochen gedauert. Der Preis mit Steuer (Ware musste beim Zollamt abgeholt werden) fand ich dann letztendlich zu hoch (220.- Euro). Die Verarbeitung war jetzt nicht so hochwertig dass es diesen Preis gerrechtfertigen könnte (es sind z.B. keine Aufhänger am Rock angebracht).

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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.

  • Jason Fator

    Copy Writing, Marketer, Assistant

    Jason Fator, of Redding California, is my husband and father to our beautiful children. He is a published author, insurance agent, marketing wiz, Jujitsu green belt, and the love of my life.

  • Elevia Ritchie

    Shipping, Data Entry, Inventory, General Help, Fashion Intern

    Elevia is sweet, hardworking, and organized. Dark Pony is lucky to have her as an intern!

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.

  • The DNA Group

    San Francisco, CA

    Small Batch Production for large orders of skirts

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 24, 2016
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.

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 contact me.

Sizing details

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

-Store credit will be given for size issue items that are returned in their original condition within 15 days of purchase. You pay the return shipping.
-Generally, 1 alteration will be done for free, you pay the return shipping.
-Refunds will be given if you feel there is a quality issue that is unable to be resolved or, if there was a mistake made on your order.
-Refunds will NOT be given for CUSTOM orders. Store credit only for custom orders.
Please contact me if you are unhappy in any way :-)
-Refunds will not be given for rush order fees.