Bug your dog with mother nature’s ode to Spring- Ladybugs! These Ostrich skin collars from Ruff Stuff are hand-made in good ole Texas by artist June Michel. Decking your dog out in one of these perky Ladybug harnesses or collars will make you smile like watching the first Spring tulips poke through the ground. June pays an unbelievable amount of attention to detail as each tiny leaf and lady bug are painstakingly Continue reading
British designers rule the pooch scene when it comes to real-world fashion label crossovers into the pet fashion marketplace. Vivienne Westwood has firmly put her foot into the pet marketplace with her lovely plaid coats and high priced entrance into Harrod’s Pet a Porter. But Paul Smith has quietly but surely been taking over the dog collar market. His signature stripes are the perfect pattern to showcase a little bit of fashionable flair on the small canvas of a dog collar. Continue reading
Clearly taking notes from the sneaker style trend of white leather and gold metallics – this new Kappachan leather collar line from artist Nicolas Demersseman is on the “new-new” tip. Pairing up the collar with a leash and tag set you can roll out and leave jaws and tails wagging as you walk on by. Check out more pics after the jump.
The lovely folks over at i Love Dogs wrote up a glowing feature of our own Dara Foster. Peppered with tidbits of trivia about how Dara went from a midwestern gal with a soft spot for dogs to the world’s one and only pet style expert. This interview is nice as it doesn’t just focus on the “OMG” factor of dog fashion and actually digs a little deeper into her past and future.
i Love Dogs will be travelling to New York City to accompany the world’s most expensive dog collar ($150,000.00!) as it makes it’s televisual debut on the Wendy Williams Show! Tune in this Tuesday March 2nd to see this and more as Dara brings canine high style to the Wendy show!
Those cool kids over at Kappachan have done it again! Teaming up with Brussels-based underground artist Veuch they have taken a unique approach to the classic skull and bones icon. These collars are constructed of fine grade saddle leather embossed with Veuch’s electrified Skull with crossed swords. Available in Large and Extra Large – shorties need not apply – these designs are available in a warm cognac brown leather and a matte black leather. Currently they are available to purchase online directly from Kappachan in France and if you want to save on the International shipping they are slated to be carried at LA’s latest pet super boutique Pussy & Pooch.
Get Medieval on Your Dog!
Unbeknownst to us the Leeds Castle Dog Collar Museum (ed: Dog Collar Museum?!?) has partnered with Vintagedogs.com to offer museum quality reproductions of a Medieval period sterling silver dog collar. The original collar that these are based upon was worn by Earl Talbot’s dog Tabinet in London. The collar is made through a laborious hammering process known as repoussé and chasing. Each collar is custom built by NYC silversmith William Manfredi per the dog’s size and dimensions. On the cartouche (a blank rectangle opposite the leash hook) you can have any wording you would like engraved (eg. something classy like “Bitches love me”). All of this proximity to British Aristocracy has a pricetag of $2400.00 but ’tis a pittance for a slice of historical dog style.
The famous Paul Smith colorful stripes pattern on your pooch. With a very long run in the “hot” category the famous Paul Smith multi-color stripes have shown up all over the place – from footballs to Mini Coopers. And finally the famous stripes are showing up on dog accesories. The Paul Smith Leather Lead is offered in two styles – one with perpendicular stripes and another with diagonal stripes. While the perpendicular stripes look fine on The Dog Collar – we really prefer to pair it with the diagonal striped Lead. I don’t know what it is but the length of the Straight Striped Lead gives it a Guatemalan woven belt look that is not quite the look you are going for…
Spring has Sprung and it’s time to PupStyle-ify your pooch with a fresh, new collar and lead set to match this season’s peep toe flats. Petproject.com hand-crafts these refreshingly colorful Dot collars in Los Angeles, CA. Both collar and leash come in 12 sweet color palettes that will coordinate perfectly with your Necco Wafer habit. These spotted cuties are priced extremely well $29-44 for a collar and leashes range $38-42. All this and they are hand made in the good ol USA! Available at Puppies&Babies and other fine retailers.