May 25th 2011 12:54 pm
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Animalfair.com celebrated our 11th Paws For Style annual charity event, the premiere dog fashion benefit of its kind in the world! The one and only Martha Wash of the Weather Girls kept the rain off the doghouse with a catchy version of It’s Raining Dogs at the Ink 48 Hotel penthouse in New York City (apropos with the weather trend – raining cats and dogs).
Hosting the event was an absolute hoot for me and my rescued Maltese, Lucky (wearing Hale Bob originals) as three of my favorite loves merged; charity, animals, and fashion. Models and celebrity dog walkers escorted coiffed canines down the catwalk - both wearing an array of world-famous fashion designers one-of-a-kind creations. Puptails
were served, and a Hill’s Science Diet sponsored buffet littered with puppy treats were on hand, keeping all the dogs svelte so they would fit in their doggie duds.
The Real Housewives of New York got real and with their dogs; Sonja Tremont-Morgan and Harlee strutted in a sexy Marc Bouwer design, Romana Singer and Coco shined in a stunning blue David Meister dress, and Countess Luann with Toby crowned a black and white polka dot Teri Jon combo. Special kudos goes out to the Countess for adopting Toby, a Humane Society dog hunting for a loving home - and found one fit for a king (or Count).
Today Show’s Natalie Morales and Maynard, a darling dog up for adoption TODAY at the Humane Society of New York, sophisticatedly dressed in Narciso Rodriguez. LXTV’s Sara Rae Gore and Topango did a catwalk tango in a flowing white Adam Lippes ensemble. TV Guide’s Maria Sansone guided “Wonder Dog” Ralphie via a grocery cart in a colorful flowered 50s-retro design by Chris March.
American Ballet Theater’s beautiful Irina Dvorovenko danced a “paw de deux’ with her dog Cornelia, in fabulously ornate Maggie Norris coordinated outfits. Socialite and fashion maverick Tinsley Mortimer sashayed with Bambi (dog-not deer) in a beautiful soft black Olivia Corwin dress. Producer, writer and co-host of The Dr. Oz Show; Liza Oz and her sweet Rosie, looked rosey in Nanette Lepore.
Love was certainly in the air as TV personality Henry Weinreich Roth, Animal Fair’s mascot Lucky, and a model bride did the wedding march down the catwalk. The bride-to-be and Lucky both wore gorgeous original Michelle Roth bridal design, reminiscent of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s historic dress, estimated at $3,000.00.
A roar and thank you to the bighearted designers, celebrities and models that generously created a night to remember for every human and canine breed that attended. All donated outfits worn by the celebrity dog walkers and the adorable canines will be up for auction on EBay. Proceeds generated from the 11th Paws For Style will benefit the Humane Society of New York, a city landmark dedicated to saving animal lives for over 100 years. Paws up to the Humane Society.
Remember - it’s unhealthy to dress up your pet everyday! Please always take into consideration the weather conditions, breed and health of your pet before clothing. It’s fine to dress up your animal for special occasions, such as charity events, weddings, birthday parties, etc., but certainly not as a daily pet lifestyle.
Thank you to everyone that attended our 11th Paws For Style charity event, benefiting the Humane Society of New York. See you next year!
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