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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


Dark Pony


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 and all shipping boxes are made from post consumer recycled materials.

Where is it made?

Every Dark Pony Designs item is made one at a time by hand. My studio is a place where magic happens and dreams are created. Located in sunny California, USA.
all photos by Jamie Solorio