Ho Ho Ho! Dara Foster is back from her style-cation through the pup-nation and ready to chat about dog fashion and design. Join Dara for a fun conversation with her two favorite “brands with compassion”- Toru and Planet Dog. Both of these companies have their own unique approach to designing high-style pet products with a mission for saving lives and funding service dog programs.
“Listen in as I talk with Susan Levine and Vanessa Rossman, the wonder duo behind the popular rescue wear brand Toru.com to get the behind the scenes scoop on the making of the popular Rescues Rock The Runway 2011 calendar. How did they get those dogs to walk on two legs with angel wings alla Victoria Secret runway show? 5% of every calendar sale goes directly to Paws 4 You Rescue and they’re even offering FREE shipping for our listeners by entering code: RESCUESROCK 11″
“My second guest is Kristen Smith, Executive Director of the Planet Dog Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the socially conscious brand Planet Dog. Planet Dog has created the Orbee-Tuff Glow for Good Ball ball for the purpose of donating %100 of the profits to charity. Since 2006, Planet Dog has donated over $775,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations to help fund, train, place and support dogs helping people in need. The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Glow for Good Balls sell for $9.95, glow in the dark, smell like MINT and can be recycled by sending your old ball to Planet Dog. To purchase a Glow for Good Ball go to http://www.planetdog.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=97118500″
In March of 2010 Dara Foster and the PupStyle Glam Squad invaded the Wendy Williams show. The fur was flying as the camera’s went up on Dara’s Dog Fashion Show on the Wendy Williams Show. After the show Wendy and her husband were taken with how cute the dogs were – especially Dexter the poodle and Macy the Bulldog. Dara had styled both dogs specifically as “Wendy Dogs” catering to the diva-hosts love of wigs and Crinoline.
And then “lo and Behold!” Wendy and Dexter are selected as PeoplePets Best Celebrity Pet Pics of 2010!
Dexter sports the “Wendy” look
This 6 week old toy poodle was so new to the game he didn’t know what to do on the runway! But with a dash of animal prints, a doggy wig and almost a quarter million dollars worth of diamonds around his neck we can make any dog shine on the catwalk!
The pink dog wig really go the crowd going – and these wigs are handmade by Ruth Regina who is a 8th generation wig maker with over 60 years of wig making experience. The Pink Doll Face Wig ($36-$43 at wigglesdogwigs.com) is a low priced option with some high priced impact!
Pairing this with this season’s hot animal print trend The Gia Leopard print dress ($48 at funnyfur.com) is a fun affordable dress to mix and match.
And then to top it all off we had a company rep from I-LOVE-DOGS fly out from LA early yesterday morning to hand-delivery this unbelivable 15+ karat diamond and platinum dog collar ($150,000 at ilovedogs.com)! Totally over-the-top!
Check out Martha Stewart’s Holiday Gift Guide with picks from PupStyle.com! Happy Holidays!
Early this morning Dara brought some great holiday gift ideas to the fine folks at Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan. Aside from the host constantly referring to “PuppyStyle.com” it was a flawless appearance!
Dara took some time to visit the lovely city of Cleveland to spread some holiday pet fashion joy!
Dara had a great time with the awesome staff at FOX 8 WJW and gave viewers a long list of holiday products and present ideas you can pick up at your local Petco!
Next up Detroit – get ready Motor City!
A Bathing Ape has been setting the bar in terms of branding style and japanese taste since 1993 and now has set their sights on Dog Fashion. The BAPE dog collection is a set to launch on November 11, 2010 and will be available at most BAPE retail stores. The 11 piece collection offers a matching set of collar, leash, bandana, hoodie, bed, dog bag and even toys all covered in the classic BAPE camouflage pattern.
And to answer your question… Yes you would be the King of the Ura-Hara if you rolled thru Harajuku with you pup decked out head to toe in BAPE. When presented with this much of a single pattern do not let the power of CO-OR-DINATION pass you by:
I have a passion for pets. They have become more and more integrated into our daily lives and it is no longer considered just a novelty to make sure they are pampered.
Making Thanksgiving a positive experience for your furry family member requires a few tips for a smooth day.
Dara’s Holiday Tips
Some human food can be hazardous to your pet’s health causing mild digestive problems or even death. During Thanksgiving, make your pet part of the celebration by serving up a safe, healthy and nutritionally balanced dinner made from human-grade, 5-star ingredients by Merrick. Merrick also offers Grammy’s Pot Pie, Turducken and Thanksgiving Dinner Variety with US sourced ingredients for even the pickiest eaters.
Never give your cat or dog bones from fish, poultry or other meat sources. Bones can easily cause an obstruction of the airways and splinter off, creating a laceration in the digestive system. Instead, give them a Kong toy stuffed with a Kong Stuff’n Snack and keep them entertained while you prepare the feast.
Sometimes parties and visitors can stress out your furry friend out causing anxiety and nervousness. Always prepare a quiet retreat for your pet in a bedroom or other area where they can get away and feel calm and relaxed. Provide a familiar bed, crate, blanket, water and toys to help ease their stress. A great product to use is PETCO’s Cuddler pet bed so your cat or dog can have a quite, comfortable retreat.
Before guests arrive, it is a good idea to take your dog for a long walk or a romp outside to burn off some steam. The Bark N Bat by Hyper Products is a great hands free tool to guarantee long runs for your pooch. A well exercised dog will make for a calmer canine in the house when the excitement of the holiday’s kick in.
Dara Foster was interviewed by the TODAY Show online about the recently opened members only dog spa and disco called Fetch Club.
Pampered pooches put on the dog at disco