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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Street Style Tutu

See it in motion!
See it in motion!
Y'all know how much I love tutus (obviously), so I set off to create a new version of the pastel pink  classic Dark Pony Designs tutu that is inspired by street style fashion.
This skirt is a little more casual, and ready to wear with a simple waist band and a little less volume. 
Pairs perfectly with a simple tank, your favorite vintage t shirt, crop top, bustier, leotard, body suit, moto jacket, cardigan, or whatever you dream up. There really is no wrong way to wear this!
 Ready for a day of shopping, a hot date, an art gallery reception, a photo shoot, or a special birthday dinner. 
Snap one up for yourself and join this classic trend!
"Everyday is a fashion show, and the world is your runway..."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ever After: Mary Poppins x Dark Pony Designs

So excited to be working with this amazing crew again!
From the creative talent that brought you the Wizard of Oz inspired photos shoot comes: Poppins
Want to add this spoonful of sugar to your big day?
The Champagne Dreams Wedding dress can be yours!
// Location: Robert Hall Winery // Floral Design: Jenny McNiece // Vintage Rentals: Julia's Antiques //
// Style & Design: {Ever After} Artistry // Stationary & Design: Olive & Emerald // Cinematography: A Celluloid Dream //
// Hair: Stacy of {Ever After} Artistry // Makeup: Amanda Olsen // Bridal Gown: Dark Pony Designs //
// Leather Accessories: Xenolux // Leather Tie: Cyberoptix // Napkins: Picking Daisies // Candelabras: Glasshaus Project //

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dark Pony Designs x The Blogcademy

I am so excited to announce a sponsorship collaboration between Dark Pony Designs and The Blogcademy. Every participant in the San Francisco class will find a handmade (check out my behind the scenes instagram video) satin hair bow in their goodie bag. If you haven't checked these three amazing babes out, watch the video above! 
PS Thanks to Elevia Ritchie for modeling.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Christine Olivier wears Dark Pony Designs

Christine Olivier and Nico Adams opened for Enrique Iglesias in Mexico City at a huge music festival. 
Christine chose to wear the Dark Garden Bustier top for her big performance!
She looked gorgeous and the show looked epic.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Etsy Finds: PROM

So excited the Plus Size Black Bustier Tutu Dress made it into the Etsy Finds Newsletter this month.
Prom is just around the corner.

Spring Vibes

When friend and photographer Andrea Borden asked if she could borrow a sample for the adorable Dani Vierra to model I jumped at the opportunity for those two to work their magic for Dark Pony Designs!
Even though the day of this photo shoot turned out to be dark and stormy, the images are a vision of spring delight. 
This Champagne Dahlia Dress would be so perfect for prom or a bridesmaid or even a romp in the garden.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Reinvent Yo Self!

This image hangs in my kitchen, as a constant reminder that reinvention is possible!

In 1991 Madonna was an impossibly perfect Marilyn Monroe- the height of retro glamour.

In 1994 she was a pixie cut, minimal, tough as nails bitch- it blew my mind!

might not be Madonna, but I do know a thing or two about reinventing myself. I have survived many transformations. I have been an honors student with a 4.2 GPA, a high school drop out, a conservative bride, lazy photography major, a tortured artist, a Martha Stewart wanna be, gallery director, bass player, an anemic new mom, and an aspiring model (and not necessarily in that order).

photo credits: Sarah Christensen and Genevieve Dietz

When I think back to the times I admired other people, and all the amazing things they achieved, and then thought to myself: "Oh, I could never do that!" I now know how ridiculous that statement really is. If you want to do something you love, you will choose to do it. If you want to become the sort of person you admire, you can choose to make those changes. I used to think there was no way I would be able to homeschool one child while maintaining any kind of job or being any kind of an artist. Today, I homeschool two boys while successfully running my own business and satisfying my need to create. I will be the first to admit my life is not easy, nor is it perfectly balanced, but I am squeezing in regular exercise into my schedule for the first time in my life.
But, here's the catch...
artwork by Sweaty Wisdom

That's really the "secret" everyone keeps talking about. There's no secret, it's a lot of damn work. And on top of working your ass off, you better be grateful at the same time! No one ever achieved personal and professional success by being a bitch all the time.

So, this is me today. New hairstyle, hope for the future, love for my family, and belief in my dreams.

Don't like the way the way things are going?


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