Furry Fashion-Forward! On Pawtrol at Pet Fashion Week

What’s the pet fashion industry barking about right now? New York City’s Pet Fashion Week, of course! This past weekend, animal lovers descended upon the Big Apple to find out about trends in pet gear and share ideas about grooming, caretaking and more. And PEOPLE Pets intern Aaron Eisenberg was on hand to chat with attendees about their most outlandish pet products as well as serve up a few questions on our other favorite topic – celebrities! Which dog breeds are the Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez of the canine world? Find out in the clip above!

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Elle Macpherson's Dog Bella Given Modelling Contract

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The Australian supermodel’s labradoodle will star in a national advertising campaign.
The five year-old will be the face of designer dog fashion brand Dogside.com, with mini billboards placed on lamp-posts throughout Britain.
Elle, 46, who already has her own lingerie and cosmetics ranges, has often been photographed out walking Bella near her £7.5 million Notting Hill home.

The brand’s advertising materials boast that Bella is ideal for showing off its products, including leads, coats, scarves and bowls, for “today’s stylish urban dog”.

Dogside’s Flora Page said: “We approached leading models about their signing up their pets.

“Elle is a dog lover and was top of our wish list, so we were thrilled when she phoned up in person to say that she would love Bella to be the face of our brand.”

Celebrities owning labradoodles – a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle also include Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond and comic Graham Norton.

Beverley Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today magazine, voiced fears about the high-profile ad campaign. She said: “When Paris Hilton took her Chihuahua everywhere, there was a rush in sales of handbag dogs.

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“Adopting a celebrity’s hairstyle as they chop and change is fine but acquiring a dog for fashion to mirror a celebrity idol is disastrous. Lots of people chuck these dogs out after a few months.

“Having a labradoodle is becoming a fashion thing and they already cost more than £1,000 for a puppy more than pedigree dogs and are attracting unscrupulous breeders.

“This will not be any less of a trend by Elle Macpherson’s dog becoming a supermodel.”

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Elle Macpherson's Dog Bella Given Modelling Contract

supermodel dog

The Australian supermodel’s labradoodle will star in a national advertising campaign.
The five year-old will be the face of designer dog fashion brand Dogside.com, with mini billboards placed on lamp-posts throughout Britain.
Elle, 46, who already has her own lingerie and cosmetics ranges, has often been photographed out walking Bella near her £7.5 million Notting Hill home.

The brand’s advertising materials boast that Bella is ideal for showing off its products, including leads, coats, scarves and bowls, for “today’s stylish urban dog”.

Dogside’s Flora Page said: “We approached leading models about their signing up their pets.

“Elle is a dog lover and was top of our wish list, so we were thrilled when she phoned up in person to say that she would love Bella to be the face of our brand.”

Celebrities owning labradoodles – a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle also include Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond and comic Graham Norton.

Beverley Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today magazine, voiced fears about the high-profile ad campaign. She said: “When Paris Hilton took her Chihuahua everywhere, there was a rush in sales of handbag dogs.

supermodel dog 2

“Adopting a celebrity’s hairstyle as they chop and change is fine but acquiring a dog for fashion to mirror a celebrity idol is disastrous. Lots of people chuck these dogs out after a few months.

“Having a labradoodle is becoming a fashion thing and they already cost more than £1,000 for a puppy more than pedigree dogs and are attracting unscrupulous breeders.

“This will not be any less of a trend by Elle Macpherson’s dog becoming a supermodel.”

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Poodle Doodles………

They may resemble pandas, buffalos and camels – but these animals are actually poodles, all competing for the title of top dog at ‘creative grooming’ shows across the U.S. Something of a canine fancy dress contest, it takes just two hours for owners to transform their pets, which are sheared and coloured to achieve each look.
The incredible transformations were captured by photographer Ren Netherland, who travels thousands of miles each year to attend each competition.

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One Kid's Trash Is Another Dog's Work Of Art

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Few things are sadder than thrown-away toys, once beloved by a child but now broken, outgrown, deemed lame. Now imagine if those toys could find new meaning and purpose—as part of adorable sculptures of dogs.

London-born artist Robert Bradford had the bright idea of recycling his two kids’ discarded plastic toys into a startling, life-like model of an Alsatian, the first of what would become a popular and lucrative series of dog sculptures. Bradford starts with a wooden skeleton, then screws on toys to fashion bones, muscles and organs. Some of the results—bright, lively, weirdly compelling—have been exhibited in Paris and New York, and one of them recently sold in London for around $20,000.

Bradford’s brainstorm happened when he looked into a box of old toys and was taken with the play of their shapes and colors. Since his first effort, he’s crafted dogs out of old Beanie Babies, stuffed animals and superhero figurines, sometimes using as many as 3,000 toys for one sculpture. Several pet owners have commissioned him to immortalize their pups, either with toys or his newest raw materials—old brushes and Brillo pads.

Not impressed? That’s okay, Bradford says on his Web site. “Some people just say [the sculptures] are rubbish,” he writes. “Which, of course, is perfectly true!”

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One Kid's Trash Is Another Dog's Work Of Art

amzing art

Few things are sadder than thrown-away toys, once beloved by a child but now broken, outgrown, deemed lame. Now imagine if those toys could find new meaning and purpose—as part of adorable sculptures of dogs.

London-born artist Robert Bradford had the bright idea of recycling his two kids’ discarded plastic toys into a startling, life-like model of an Alsatian, the first of what would become a popular and lucrative series of dog sculptures. Bradford starts with a wooden skeleton, then screws on toys to fashion bones, muscles and organs. Some of the results—bright, lively, weirdly compelling—have been exhibited in Paris and New York, and one of them recently sold in London for around $20,000.

Bradford’s brainstorm happened when he looked into a box of old toys and was taken with the play of their shapes and colors. Since his first effort, he’s crafted dogs out of old Beanie Babies, stuffed animals and superhero figurines, sometimes using as many as 3,000 toys for one sculpture. Several pet owners have commissioned him to immortalize their pups, either with toys or his newest raw materials—old brushes and Brillo pads.

Not impressed? That’s okay, Bradford says on his Web site. “Some people just say [the sculptures] are rubbish,” he writes. “Which, of course, is perfectly true!”

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Snuggie Attempts To Smother Your Dog In Style

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Does your dog stare jealously at you as you effortlessly flip through a magazine and chat on the phone on a chilly night — all while bundled up in your Snuggie? Well, your dog’s day has come.
You may have thought you’d heard the last from the makers of the Snuggie, but alas the infamous company is back. Laughing off rumors that they stole the wearable blanket idea from rival, Slanket, the Snuggie has moved on, and by move on we obviously mean make a move on you dog.

Cashing in on the idea that pet owners love to dress up their dogs to look just like them, Snuggie has designed — what else — a wearable blanket for dogs. So go ahead, enshroud yourself and your pooch in gaudy blue fleece while you sit on the couch watching reruns of Two and a Half Men.

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