If you couldn’t make it this year that’s no reason to put your tail between your legs; behind the scenes footage from this year’s Paws for Style benefit for the Humane Society of New York is scheduled to air on Bravo on an episode of Project Runway alumnus, Chris March, “Mad Fashion.” March’s show is a runaway success as it follows the Project Runway fan favorite as he caters to clients from dogs to the demure to drag queens! Please set your dial to our episode of “Mad Fashion” November 22nd at 10:30 PM on Bravo.
On May 23rd, Animalfair.com celebrated our 11th annual Paws For Style charity benefit, at the Ink 48 Hotel penthouse in New York City with a scrumptious, dog friendly buffet sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. Featuring Pets and their parents decked out to the nines, this one of a kind puppy party used furry fun and canine compassion to benefit the Humane Society of New York for the eleventh year running. The one and only Martha Wash of the Weather Girls kicked of the celebration and kept the weather well behaved with a catchy, modified version of one of her hits appropriately titled, “It’s Raining Dogs.”
Hosting the event was an absolute hoot for me and my rescued Maltese, Lucky (wearing Hale Bob originals) as three of my favorite loves merged; charity, animals, and fashion. Models and celebrity dog walkers escorted coiffed canines down the catwalk – both wearing an array of world-famous fashion designers one-of-a-kind creations.
The Real Housewives of New York got real with their dogs; Sonja Tremont-Morgan and Harlee strutted in a sexy Marc Bouwer design, Romona Singer and Coco shined in a stunning blue David Meister dress, and Countess Luann with Toby crowned a black and white polka dot Teri Jon combo. Special kudos goes out to the Countess for adopting Toby, a Humane Society dog hunting for a loving home – and found one fit for a king (or Count).
Today Show’s Natalie Morales and Maynard, a darling dog up for adoption TODAY at the Humane Society of New York, sophisticatedly dressed in Narciso Rodriguez. LXTV’s Sara Rae Gore and Topango did a catwalk tango in a flowing white Adam Lippes ensemble. TV Guide’s Maria Sansone guided “Wonder Dog” Ralphie via a grocery cart in a colorful flowered 50s-retro design by Chris March.
American Ballet Theater’s beautiful Irina Dvorovenko danced a “paw de deux’ with her dog Cornelia, in fabulously ornate Maggie Norris coordinated outfits. Socialite and fashion maverick Tinsley Mortimer sashayed with Bambi (dog-not deer) in a beautiful soft black Olivia Corwin dress. Producer, writer and co-host of The Dr. Oz Show; Liza Oz and her sweet Rosie, looked rosey in Nanette Lepore.
Love was certainly in the air as TV personality Henry Weinreich Roth, Animal Fair’s mascot Lucky, and a model bride did the wedding march down the catwalk. The bride-to-be and Lucky both wore gorgeous original Michelle Roth bridal design, reminiscent of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s historic dress, estimated at $3,000.00.
Here’s a big barking Thank You! to the bighearted designers, celebrities and models that generously created a night to remember for every human and canine breed that attended. All donated outfits worn by the celebrity dog walkers and the adorable canines will be up for auction on EBay. Proceeds generated from the 11th Paws For Style will benefit the Humane Society of New York, a city landmark dedicated to saving animal lives for over 100 years. Paws up to the Humane Society.
Remember – Not every pet was born for fashion! Please always take into consideration the weather conditions, breed, health, temperament, and personal preferences of your pet before clothing them.
Thank you to everyone that attended our 11th Paws For Style charity event, benefiting the Humane Society of New York. See you next year!