Pets Dressed to the Nines Steal the Spotlight
Last Wednesday evening, Animal Fair hosted its 10th annual Howloween Pet Costume Show to benefit the Humane Society of New York!
Many of Lucky’s most fabulous friends showed up to celebrate for a great cause: Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar (and Ralph’s daughter), Tinsley Mortimer, star of CW’s “”High Society””, Miss Maryland Teen USA Kamie Crawford, and some of the most fabulous ladies in the news, including Sara Gore from LX New York, Tamron Hall from MSNBC, and Tamsen Fadel from WPIX joined a gaggle of other glamourous guests to show off their costumes and kick off the Howloween weekend.
Tinsley Mortimer came dressed as her favorite athelete (with her pup dressed as her teammate), and Dylan Lauren and Sara Gore arrived dressed to party with sequins, feathers, and sparkle fit for a true Howloween bash. The ladies served as guest judges for the evening’s pet costume contest. Between the amazing get-ups including a dog dressed as a heavenly angel, a spooky alien, a bad bug, and many more, the judges were up for quite a challenge.
The parade of costumes included a caterpillar, Carmen Miranda, an Egyptian goddess, and a pair of lovable bed bugs carted around on a “bed bug infested” mini mattress on wheels, with a logo reading “Bed Bugs and Beyond”, instead of the popular store “Bed Bath and Beyond”, a hilarious pup dressed as Larry Flynt in a wheelchair, and a grand- prize winning glittery owl with proud parent Anthony Gil del Rubio- and that was just the dogs! Lucky, ever the gracious hostess, decided to take herself out of the running and let her guests take over the spotlight for the evening, although she made quite the splash as a tea bag!
The night kicked off with some scary surprises, as well. A last minute change in venues kept guests on their toes, but the runway show and costume contest outside of Snap in downtown New York ensured that the highlights of the evening would take place under the scary October sky, a perfect backdrop for spooky appearances. Everyone was in great spirits for the night, with Lucky leading the way with her can- do optimism! The pups dressed to the nines stole all of the attention for the evening, and the night had a happy ending. Wendy Diamond, Lucky’s mother, even came dressed as a party!
Bandit the Chihuahua may have been the official winner of the Animal Fair Magazine Halloween Contest, but after the night’s festivities and contests, the real winner was the Humane Society of New York.