darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

California, United States · 1369 Sales

darkponydesigns

Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe Handmade in CA

California, United States 1369 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(464)

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

Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!

Fall Brides: Check out the Dark Pony Designs Wedding Collection! https://www.etsy.com/shop/darkponydesigns?section_id=10781189

**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 24, 2016

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

Welcome to Dark Pony Designs!

Fall Brides: Check out the Dark Pony Designs Wedding Collection! https://www.etsy.com/shop/darkponydesigns?section_id=10781189

**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

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(464)
Sarah Kasprzyk

Sarah Kasprzyk on Aug 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had two pieces custom-made, one white and one black. I sent in photos of garments I liked and had her do a pattern and send me it in the colors I liked. I will definitely be ordering more in the future but will probably be ordering a size down (not a bad problem, hehe). But this is supposed to fit very loose and I love it. Shop owner is extremely helpful as well and is quick to answer questions.

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Updates

New! The ivory ruffled bridal skirt, perfect for the rustic wedding. And the classic ivory bridal maxi. Part of the darkponydesigns bridal collection ring

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Reavealed- the Rock and Gold photo shoot by Jamie Solorio sparkles

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About

Dark Pony Designs: Classic Glamour for the Modern Babe

Who is the Dark Pony Designs Babe?
It’s happened to all of us, you spot a woman so confident in the ease of her amazing look that you can’t help but want to be her. Like a reinvention of Carrie Bradshaw our babe doesn't adhere to the modern rules of casual dressing. She knows how to push the limits, turn heads, and melt hearts. She dares to be the master of her own universe! When you wear Dark Pony Designs you know you are that woman.

Who is the Designer?
Robin N. Fator, a self-made fashion designer with a degree in visual art, got her start in fashion re-selling vintage clothing on Ebay after leaving her job as a gallery director to become a stay at home mom. In 2009 she opened Dark Pony Designs, an Etsy shop that started as a part time creative outlet and became a unique brand dedicated to fun, glamour and fantasy. In her off time Robin spends time with her husband and two sons, instagrams flowers, reads fashion magazines, and can occasionally enjoy the finer points of a top shelf cocktail.

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. I decided; I must not be the only girl in the world who wants to wear a high volume, mega sparkle, glamorous cocktail dress. 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 Designs?
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.

Where is it made?
Every Dark Pony Designs item is made one at a time in my home 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.

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. Clothing label tags are made from organic cotton. Dark Pony Designs uses minimal plastics when shipping and all shipping boxes are made from post consumer recycled materials.

Why Choose DPD? Quality.
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.

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Shop members
  • Robin N. Fator

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photo Editor, Shipping, Occasional Model, Customer Service

    Mom.Wife. Artist.Self Made Fashion Designer.Author.Entrepreneur.Madonna Lover.Cinderella Story in the Making! 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!

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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.