What do dogs know about fashion? Well, apparently quite a bit, it would seem — at least if the latest canine-helmed style blog is anything to go by. Titled Suki and the City, this outlet is commandeered by a London-dwelling Pug who enjoys cavorting around town while doling out fashion-forward advice and observations. Ms. Suki also enjoys dressing up herself, often in chic eyewear.
As a test of Suki’s fashionista prowess, I asked her to comment on the style of seven dog-loving celebrities. Here’s her savvy couture commentary.
Veteran actor Alec Baldwin became a mainstream darling off the back of his turn as dapper Jack Donaghy in Tina Fey’s 30 Rock sitcom. (Sample banter involves Jack responding to Liz Lemon’s question, “Why are you wearing a tux?” with the barb, “It’s after six o’clock, Lemon. What am I, a farmer?”) But what would Suki think of his foppish aspirations?
Suki says: “Alec, keep doing what you’re doing! Who can resist a man in a suit? And he wears one a lot.”
Everyone loves Oprah. A megastar of the media realm, Oprah has banked gazillions while also endearing herself to huge swathes of the world. As for her style sense?
Suki says: “Oprah can do no wrong. She knows exactly how to dress for her curves and still look flawless. I mean, did you see what she wore to the Oscars?”
As first lady, Michelle Obama has to deal with expectations to look prim and proper during her day-to-day duties. How does she manage it while also being a mother of four kids (two human, two dog)?
Suki says: “Michelle Obama has become an icon in her own right — a style icon! She always looks sophisticated and elegant without looking too mumsy!”
A rock star wife turned reality TV maven, Sharon Osbourne has long been the focus of prying paparazzi lenses. But has her wardrobe become a lesson in the over the top and the cliched, or is she a testament to keeping things classy in a crazy world? Over to Suki …
Suki says: “Sharon has monochrome down to a tee, and she keeps it fun with her fabulous hair!”
When not baiting the world’s metaphorical comments section with her shock schtick, popster Miley Cyrus likes to relax at home with her pups and, er, her pet pig. Is Suki down with the Smiler army?
Suki says: “Miley either gets it really right or very wrong — there is no in between. But when it’s good, it’s good!”
A contemporary royal icon or a reminder of the futility of the modern monarchy? Either way, Kate Middleton’s wardrobe has become a thing of infatuation for the world’s gawking classes. She also apparently has a baby called George, which suggests the reminders of the days of imperialism will long continue.
Suki says: “Whatever Kate Middleton wears tends to sell out everywhere, which can only mean she’s doing something right. And how cute is George?”
At one point Paris Hilton was the world’s most infamous socialite. But have her views on clothing oneself in public changed as she’s gotten older? Only Suki knows the answer.
Suki says: “Paris Hilton is one of the only people who can continuously wear pink and get away with it! Hats off to her.”
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.