This Tuesday October 25th tune in to the Wendy Williams show! The featured guest will be hip-hop Super Mogul Russel Simmons along with a dog and human Halloween costume fashion show with pet fashion expert Dara Foster. Check your local listings for show times!
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!
Holiday Giving to your Pet brought to you from Dara Foster. This December 10th Dara Foster PupStyle’s own pet style expert had a segment on the TODAY show with Hoda Kotb.
With the barking approval of her models – she had most of America’s dog rapt with attention as she listed the top gifts for the season.
The full write up of her gift list is available on the TODAY show MSNBC site.
Here is a quick recap of the Holiday pet gifts and links:
Red Calgary Cashmere Sweater with PomPom Scarf available at Trixie and Peanut $35.00
Scarlet Starlet step-in Harness available at Haute Dog Boutique $58
Evil Elf Society Shirt from Bullyware available at ZoomiesNYC $36
Red Patent Leather Cuff, Collar and Leash set from Shabby Dog Cuff: $40; Collar: $36-$56; Leash: $88
Fluff LA Breed Luggage Tags from Trixie and Peanut $12
Dog Collar Wallet and Purse from Daisy Couture $8.95-$9.95
Lasso Retractable Leash from Frolick Pet Products $30
Acacia Wood Bowls from Unleashed Life $25-$40
Dog Bed Duvet Covers from Molly Mutt $25-$38
Wall Mounted Metal Art Feeders from These Creatures $150- $235
Do You Mind? Card and Dice Game from Darfinc $24.95
West Paw Designs Dodo and Owl Chew Toys $13
E! Entertainment celebrity dog special. The first airing of E!’s Insanely Pampered Hollywood Dogs will be tonight July 13th 2009. Check your local listing for time – (Eastcoaster’s it is airing around 10pm). Radar Online selected the show as one of Monday’s TV Hot List! Celebrity dog fashion stylist Dara Foster will be featured working her PupStyle magic with Taryn Manning and her super cute pup Penguin.
Check out the video of Dara Foster from the E! Special:
Pet Style expert Dara Foster unleashes a pack of great Valentine’s gift ideas for your pet
For this Valentine’s day, PupStyle your pooch to show them some extra lovin’!
Don’t leave the dogs out when it comes to Valentine’s celebrations. Get ready to spoil your pooch with some stylish heart-themed FASHION & COLLARS, HARNESSES & TAGS, HOME INTERIOR, TREATS & EATS, GROOMING & TOYS that won’t go stale after Valentine’s Day is over.
Join Pet Style Expert and PupStyle.com Co-Founder, Dara Foster for a look at some fun and creative ways to celebrate your unconditional love for your dog.
FASHION & COLLARS
Dogo Design- Endless Love sweatshirt $25
Snugly and sweet never goes out of style and you’re guaranteed both with this Pup-Stylish heart sweatshirt from Dogo. Affordable fashion & warmth during winter’s frigid temperatures. This detailed sweatshirt is designed with quality at a very sweet price and has nice roomy arms holes for total comfort.
Available at: Trixie and Peanut
26 Bars And A Band Avant Garde™ Heart Print Retractable Leash $39
Stay connected with your sweetheart by attaching them to this heart print retractable leash. A fresh take on the traditional retractable leashes and a must-have for active city dogs who need extra range during their walks. Available in two sizes and holds up to 29 lbs… making this a great leash choice for small dogs.
Available at: 26BarsAndABand.com
Fetchers & Fighters Pink Sparkling Collar $35
Add a splash of highlight color to your beloved with this eye-catching sparkly pink collar. These “vegan” collars are available in a wide range of sizes and colors and look amazing on any dog. They are also water-proof and great for transitioning into wet Spring weather.
Available at: FetchersandFighters.com
HARNESSES & TAGS
Poochee Dog-Heart Beat step-in harness $58
Step-in and get ready to step-out in style! Ultra simple “step-in” design fits all sizes without needing to fuss with buckles. Made out of animal friendly materials this is a fantastic gift even if you don’t know the gift recipient’s size!
Available at: HauteDogBoutique.com
Cleopatra personalized Alpha Letters & Heart Of Gold I.D. Tags $15-29
Part of loving your dog is keeping him safe, so deck him out in a cool personalized tag by Cleopatra. These I.D. tags can be personalized with a name and emergency contact phone number on the back for total safety and style. Tags are something your dog wears every day, so make it something you enjoy looking at. Choose from collection of colorful enamel tags accented with 22K Gold or lead-free Pewter. Lasting style for a low price and a gift for all seasons.
Available at: trixieandpeanut.com
WetNoz Studio Bowl $4-9
The quickest path to your dogs heart is through their stomach – why not touch their heart with one of these contemporary and innovative Studio Bowls. A dish you won’t want to hide when guests arrive and might secretly want to share. It’s light weight, has an easy to grip handle, and non-skid feet to prevent dish scooting. Sizes range from 1 to 5 cup serving sizes for all appetites.
Available at WetNoz.com
Custom photo canvas artwork $59-$109
We treasure our dogs like priceless works of art, so why not turn them into one? You’ll become a total gift hero when you present your loved one with a blown-up photo of their pet printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame. Simply e-mail any digital photo, select a size and in a few days you’ll have your own personal masterpiece. A memorable gift for yourself or anyone who ever loved a pet.
Available at: CanvasOnDemand.com
TREATS & EATS
The Organic Dog Biscuit Cook Book by Jessica Talley $12.24
This makes a unique gift for any dog lover who loves to bake. Instead of giving out candy kisses, show your dog some love with home-made, organic treats. This can be a fun winter activity for the whole family and this book includes over 100 simple, healthy, organic recipes. You can turn the biscuits you make into gifts for other dogs. You’ll never fail to impress a dog owner with home-made dog treats as a gift!
Available at: Amazon.com
Bubba Rose Biscuit Company-Carob & Peanut butter treats $12.50
If you don’t have time to bake home-made dog biscuits check out the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s Pugs & Kisses Valentine’s gift sets. Created by the Organic Dog Biscuit Cook book author Jessica Talley . These all natural, %100 organic, carob and peanut butter cookies are so yummy you’ll want to take a bite yourself! Each gift set includes 5 cookies and a beautiful hand-printed and letter pressed cards.
Available at: BubbaRoseBiscuit Co.
DogToids breath fresheners by Bamboo $4.50
At last, an after dinner Valentine’s breath mint for Fido! Now, you’ll appreciate more “pleasant” licks from your pooch. DogToids breath fresheners are little treats that are meaty flavored for dogs yet loaded with fresh parsley to freshen your dogs breath. They come in a handy to carry tin can for easy travels.
For local retailers check: BambooPet.com
GROOMING & TOYS
Sexy Beast Fragrance- $50
Finally when someone says “you smell like your dog”, you’ll take it as a compliment! Sexy Beast has created a truly beautiful, uinsex, sophisticated-yet not stuffy, fragrance that you and your dog can share. The fragrance is carefully formulated for dog’s sensitive sense of smell and balanced just right for the human. Low alcohol, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free.
Available at: SexyBeastStyle.com
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff-Strawberry Treat Spot $10.45
For some play time, share sweet strawberries that won’t leave a mess on your floor and will keep Rover entertained for hours. This activity toy is as beautiful as it is tough. It has a “spot” for stashing a special Valentine’s treat. If you can’t be together this will help ease the separation anxiety by entertaining your dog with independent play. It’s made in the USA by a great friendly eco-company in Maine. All materials are non-toxic and can be recycled with ordinary household materials when finished.
Available at: Planet Dog
Lani Dig Your Dog Spa Treatments $18.95
Before snuggling up together at the end of a long Valentine’s Day, give your dog an “at home” spa treatment with Lani Dig Your Dog shampoo & Conditioner. Loaded with tons of natural skin and coat softening ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will leave your dog’s coat silky smooth and smelling great. Available in dog friendly scents like Park, Wood and Beach.
Available at LaniDigYourDog.com
Dara Foster wraps up the year in fashion at Pet Fashion Week New York. Dara closes out the year in VIP style – backstage after the runway show interviewing the nice folks from iDawg, chatting up the UrbanHound booth, getting down to the nitty gritty with Westminster’s David Frei and re-reading the prescription on BullyWare.
Chronolgical listing of designers featured:
Punk rock or Pirate – Bones are still hot!
Continuing from last year – Skull & Cross Bones symbols on clothing, bowls, leashes and toys are still holding strong. Rather than suffice with the standard “Jolly Roger” icon designers are starting to put their own spin on the design and embellish the icons whenever possible.
Chronolgical listing of designers featured:
- Bone Diggers
- Kwigy Bo
- Punk Rock Dogg
- Bully Ware
- Hip Doggie
- Little Lily
- Chowtime Productions
- Fab Dog
In our never ending quest to be the biggest pet product snobs on the planet, we’ve found the must-have dog bowl for all you modern design junkies out there who love to name drop. Super fab, poet of plastic, Karim Rashid has finally designed the ultimate sculptural dog bowl at a freakishly low price. The Yum Bowl is ceramic and has a sleek hole in the side that serves as a handle. The bottom is non-skid, microwavable safe. This Bau-wau-haus appropriate bowl is served up in 2 sizes and can be had for $38-46 at Forthedogs and several other on-line stores.