Tag Archives: New York City

She’s Back! Dara Foster Join’s Fox 5 Good Day NY for Halloween Fashion Show

Americans will spend nearly 1/2 BILLION on pet Halloween costumes this year according to MarketWatch. That’s almost double what we were spending just 10 years ago. Dog Halloween costume events and parades are rivaling stroller grid lock in Brooklyn this year.

Check out some of the hot costume trends Dara Foster styled on Fox 5 Good Day New York as examples of what you can expect to see at The Boneyard Bash at Brooklyn’s Domino Park from 12-8 on Halloween. Anchor Rosanna Scotto volunteered her dog Lulu to model a fun DIY Boxtume idea from recycled Amazon boxes. Warning, this segment may cause a cuteattack.


Adoptapalooza Sat June 4th Wash Sq Park NYC

It’s summertime again and that means it’s time for the 3rd annual Adoptapalooza in Washington Square Park in New York City. Come on down between 11am – 4pm with your adopting shoes on!

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will once again be hosting this super fun and very popular event. Local shelters will be on hand with adoptable pups and kitties to pull at your heart strings and our very own Dara Foster will be Emceeing the whole sheebang! Bring your own pups down to the park and have them run an agility course, stick around for giveaways and raffles too!


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!


10 yr old Sussex Spaniel “Stump” takes home the Best in Show honors at Westminster 2009

Stumpy, Stocky and Low to the Ground Sweeps up at Westminster. This year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was filled with excitement and controversy. For the first time the newly admitted breed of Dogue de Bordeaux was seen walking the green carpet in MSG. There was also some confusion and controversy over the disqualification of a Cairn Terrier just as it was about to be judged (it was later found out that the judge and the handler had worked together – therein disqualifying the dog due to a conflict of interest).

In the end the overall Best in Show award was taken home by “Stump” the Sussex Spaniel. At 10 years old Stump is the oldest winner of Best in Show in the 133 year history of the Westminster Dog Show.

After waddling his way to the Best in Show podium – it sounds like Stump will be getting some extra Valentine’s Day spoiling. We’d suggest his handler check out Dara’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for some ideas!


Pet Fashion Week 2008 Wrap-up

Team PupStyle invaded Chelsea New York’s Altman Building for the 3rd annual Pet Fashion Week New York 2008. Some fierce new designs and styles were on display – and we will be wrapping it up all week long! Stay tuned for photos and videos of the Award winners, the Runway event and trend hunting with pet design expert Dara Foster. Coming this week!

Pet Fashion Week New York 2008 Shout OUTS:


8 designers in the hunt for the PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award

Pupstyle.com is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award. Eight finalists were narrowed down from 35 entries in the featured category of “Pet Dinnerware”. Our own Pet Design Expert Dara Foster commented on being one of the first round judges – “This was a tough decision with so many strong entrants – but with an eye towards Innovative design I think we made the right choices.” The competition next moves to New York City with the finalists being displayed and judged at the upcoming Pet Fashion Week New York (Aug 23-24). “I think the PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award is a long overdue prescription for moving the pet industry forward. It raises the design bar – moving away from stainless steel bowls to functional works of art.” The finalists (in no particular order) include:

  • Victor Lee of Alpha Paw
  • Velissa Van Scoyoc for Vivid Product Design
  • Jane Grant of HugX and Justin Magee & Stephen McGilloway of Bigsmall
  • Jed Crystal of Hepper
  • Mirian Mirri for Alessi
  • Kevin Thomas for Kevy K Designs
  • Catherine & Stephen Simms for Whiner & Diner
  • J. Martin, Suzie McCormick, Ryan Hahn,Katie Killingsworth & Jeff Walker for Unleashed Life

To see all of the finalists entries and learn more visit
Pet Fashion Week’s Innovation Award page.


Pet Fashion Week 2008 Dog Fashion Trends Wrap up

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:

  1. iDawg
  2. Urban Hund
  3. Angel on a Leash
  4. Bully Ware

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