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The Bobcat™ by Total Diva PetsThe Bobcat™ by Total Diva Pets

Several of the poshist "pet lifestylists" were featured in the 2007 Second Annual Pet Fashion Week last week in New York City. Designers of bedding, clothing, carriers, jewelry, hairstyles, and even fragrance for pets were represented, but the only pets on the catwalk were dogs. Reportedly, the dogs wearing wigs by Total Diva Pets were the absolute show stoppers!

Celebutante Wigs by Total Diva PetsCelebutante Wigs by Total Diva Pets

At this writing the grand prize winners have not been announced, but I checked out the designers in contention, and thought I'd share some of their "dog"alog fashions with you.



Manfred of Sweden

Manfred is the Yorkshire terrier model and namesake of the company. Manfred of Sweden (MOS) clothing are delicately crafted works of art that have been displayed by design museums as well as dogs of the rich and famous. All items are special ordered and custom -made; no prices are revealed on the website.

My silky terrier instantly fell for Manfred of Sweden's (MOS) leopard jacket and the gorgeous pearl and silver collar, but since we live in the southwest, he decided that the Indian suede jacket would be more appropriate.

Manfred In Leopard © Björn Gärdsby MoSManfred In Leopard © Björn Gärdsby MoS
Manfred Indian © Björn Gärdsby MoSManfred Indian © Björn Gärdsby MoS


Dog In Paris


Another very exclusive designer of dog attire, Dog In Paris, creates collars, leashes, carriers, sweaters and coats. The very sweet sweater below is handmade to order for about $116. Dog In Paris gets its inspiration from women's fashions of the season, and posts those fashions on its website so you can coordinate your own wardrobe with your dog's. This fashion dog house will also make your own custom designs!

Manteau Salsa by Dog In ParisManteau Salsa by Dog In Paris

Collar Roma by Dog In ParisCollar Roma by Dog In Paris

 


Diamond Dogs


Bling's the thing in dog collars and leashes, and Swarovski was a big sponsor of Pet Fashion Week this year. When the choice is between diamonds and crystal, remember there are some beautiful crystal-studded collars that can be had for around $200. Take this fine tapered collar fromGreat Britain's Diamond Dogs Ltd.; it's one of the many brilliant collars Diamond Dogs makes.


Tapered Random Crystal by Diamond DogsTapered Random Crystal by Diamond Dogs

Twin Emerald Rows by Diamond DogTwin Emerald Rows by Diamond Dog

 

Malucchi


Malucchi, in fine Italian style, makes exquisite collars, leashes and carriers, in addition to a clothing line for pets. You'll find many examples of Malucchi's work at DJ Pets, a distributor of Malucchi and other European pet fashion houses.


Malucchi CollarMalucchi Collar

Python or Croc Printed Leather Be-Jewelled by MalucchiPython or Croc Printed Leather Be-Jewelled by Malucchi

 


Hip Doggie


This Hollywood designer is fashionista to the stars' dogs. (Paris Hilton shops there too.) When you take a look at the array and originality of the Hip Doggie designs, you'll know why it's so popular. The clothing - - a large selection of sweaters, vests, tees, polo shirts, tanks, sportswear, and dresses - - makes you want to invest in a wardrobe and chest of drawers for your pooch. The stuff is hip and affordable, so if I were going to splurge on my silky terrier, I would do it here. Better yet, where can I find clothing like this for me?


Flower Power Tee by Hip DoggieFlower Power Tee by Hip Doggie

Sleeveless Polo by Hip DoggieSleeveless Polo by Hip Doggie

Himalayan Hooded Sweater by Hip DoggieHimalayan Hooded Sweater by Hip Doggie


Idawg


Another American designer from the west coast, Idawg specializes in clothing for larger dogs. It's practical clothing, intended to keep short-haired dogs warm in the winter, but the styling is impeccable and very sharp-looking.


Fashion Sherpa by IdawgFashion Sherpa by Idawg

Fader Bomber Jacket by IdawgFader Bomber Jacket by Idawg



Hampton Hounds

From the Hamptons of Long Island fame, comes dog fashion that's just what you'd expect -- preppy as a Ralph Lauren Polo and a pair of Gucci loafers. Dress your dog here, and he'll look like "old money" ... guaranteed. Hampton Hounds (HH) has an exquisitely made selection of leather collars and neck jewelry, as well as clothing, guest soaps, carriers, and posh relaxation spots for your dog. HH even has a bridal section for your dog! Though pricey, dog fashion is still on the affordable side for special occasions at HH. Except... well, the bed below is listed at $1,750.

Croc-Print Bed by Hampton HoundsCroc-Print Bed by Hampton Hounds

Bridal Dog Collar by Hampton HoundsBridal Dog Collar by Hampton Hounds




Sathit Suratphiphit


It wasn't just the doggie wigs that drew attention at the 2007 Pet Fashion Week events, but the natural fur-styles that dog models sported at the Pet Fashion Week. Sathit Suratphiphit, from Thailand, is a dog groomer and teacher. His school has received 33 national and international awards for grooming. The styling, though it may not suit your own dog, is truly creative, and I recommend you visit the Starwood Grooming Center to look at its gallery. If the stuff I've shown you hasn't blown your mind, these photos will.

Starwood Grooming CenterStarwood Grooming Center

That's the buzz for today!

Lady Bee
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Comments
Aug 24, 2007
by Lisa Zyga

Green-footed dog

That last one is adorable:)

Aug 25, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

It may look cute

but you know the dogs HATE it.