Dara’s TV Appearances and PupStyle TV

Issac Mizrahi & Patricia Fields talk pet fashion in “Fashion Faux Paws” Video

From LStudio Productions comes this super cool video highlighting the ins and outs of the dog fashion world along with hilarious and insightful commentary from fashion demi-gods Patrcia Fields and Issac Mizrahi. Keep an eye out for a cameo appearance of Heidi Klum. Loads of dog fashion eye candy and great footage from Pet Fashion Weeks past. Enjoy!

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14th Annual Macy’s Petacular New York City

This past weekend Macy’s held their 14th annual Spring/Easter Petacular at their flagship store in Herald Square New York City. The costumed contestants ranged from a Hamster to a Parrot and over 100 dogs and cats.
The PupStyle crew was in full force with Emmet and MeiMei decked out in beautiful flower costumes (a last-minute late-night DIY project by PupStyle editor Carlene Mahanna). Their outfits were so awesome that the NY Daily News snapped their pics and declared their style on par with Lady Gaga. (High praise indeed!)

Super celebrity groomer Jorge Bendersky’s doggie Tito was in FULL effect and loving it!

A brilliant and super simple idea garnered this pup a place on the costume contest podium!

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$1.5 Million dollar Mastiff Puppy

Tibetan Mastiff puppy ‘Hong Dong’ (no relation to Long Duck) was recently purchased by a Chinese coal magnate for a whopping 10 million yuan (about $1.5 million USD). We got word of this prodigious puppy purchase from our new buddies down-under at Poochmag.

This mega-gigantic fluff-ball is only 11 months old and already 3 feet tall at the shoulder and over 180 pounds. Wowzers! The Tibetan Mastiff is one of the world’s oldest and rarest breeds – said to have been kept by Genghis Khan and Lord Budhha.

China’s “new rich” have fallen in love with these living, breathing & slobbering status symbols and helped push the prices for purebred puppies into the millions. The previous “most expensive dog” title holder was another Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number Two purchased for a paltry $500,000 USD in 2009. To make up for the embarrassingly low price tag the owner picked up Yangtze River Number Two in a 30 car motorcade when he was driven home (sigh – 50 cars would have been nicer but 30 will do….)

Hong Dong will have a busy schedule ahead of him with breeders paying upwards of $16,000 USD for a “date with the Donger”.

In unrelated news Max-a-million the “Bionic Dog” is crestfallen after his title as “the million dollar dog” has been made irrelevant.

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Dara Foster brings some PupStyle to Nate Berkus today!

From adorable dog collars to free standing feeders, check out the hottest trends in doggie design. Dara Foster and Parker took some time out of their busy schedules to stop by the Nate Berkus show with some cute and stylish adoptable doggies from the
The Humane Society of New York City at humanesocietyny.org.

The Pet Design with Dara Foster episode will be airing today at 3pm on NBC 4 in the New York tri-state area. Check your local listings for time here.

The PupStyle crew shows Nate Berkus what is hot in pet design!

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“The Pet Set” Holiday Edition on Pet Life Radio

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″

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“The Wendy Williams Dog” picked as top Celeb Pet pic of 2010!

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!

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