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Originally posted 03/10/2011 07:45AM
Rain doesn't put a damper on just the sidewalks - it can ruin wedding days, hairdos, and it's also pretty miserable for the four-legged of the world.
Leave it to Martha Stewart Pets to come to the rescue. The latest line of spring items from the exclusive PetSmart collection includes several adorable waterproof items perfect for the first rainy days of spring (and beyond).
Our two favorites are the Bone Print Raincoat in a pretty robin's egg blue, and the Windbreaker in pink and orange, both on sale for $18.39. The windbreaker also has the added touch of coming with a handy pocket, and the jacket folds up right into the pocket for easy storage. A raincoat for your dog may sound like an extravagance, but we speak from experience when we say that it makes a wet walk much easier on all parties involved.
Originally posted 03/07/2011 05:00PM
'Tis the season! Awards season, that is. The Oscars have awarded their last prize of the year, but there are still red carpet gowns to be seen – on dogs!
Five fancy canines styled by pet style expert Dara Foster stopped by the Wendy Williams Show last week, and they came wearing their finest duds, all of them inspired by the year's most memorable red carpet statements.
Originally posted 12/29/2010 12:00PM
If buttondowns, polos and khakis have a special place in your well-organized closet (maybe next to your penny loafers?), we've found the perfect companion piece: the classic white shirt ... for your dog! Rover designers AnneMarie Minardi and Gillian Ward have taken preppy to the pups, designing staples like the white shirt as well as peacoats, trench coats and other traditional looks just for pooches.
"I didn't want to dress my dog in something that I wouldn't wear myself," pug owner Minardi tells PEOPLEPets.com. Starting with traditional patterns for humans, the designers create their wag-worthy styles by adjusting the arm holes and other details for dog-sized bodies and using materials sourced in their hometown of Toronto.
Originally posted 12/15/2010 07:45AM
It's true: New York City has a pretty posh reputation, and New York City pups are just the same. Manhattan dogs go to daycare, dress up for Halloween parades, even meet celebrities like Carrie Underwood and Hilary Swank! With all this fanciness going on, there has to be a doggie boutique that exudes just as much class, right?
Originally posted 12/14/2010 05:00PM
Still looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Jenny Yee's line of bibs, hats and ponchos for kids and babies will make everyone squeal.
The goodies, covered in reindeer, turtles, butterflies and more, are made from a soft, cozy and machine-washable fleece. There are bibs ($16) for the wee babies, and hats ($12-$19) for the bigger kids, perfect to stay warm this winter.
Originally posted 10/25/2010 02:00PM
Simon Doonan's dog, Liberace, will be dressing up for Halloween – and, naturally, his costume will come from Doonan's Costume Couture collection from Target. The Norwich terrier plans to sport the spaghetti and meatballs ensemble, and will be taking his delicious-looking self to the Olive Garden this weekend.
We got a preview of the pooch in his Italian dinner outfit, and couldn't help but wonder: How does Liberace look so good?
Originally posted 09/27/2010 04:39PM
It isn't yet October, but planning for Halloween is already in full swing at PEOPLEPets.com headquarters. We figure it's the same for our spirited readers –but when there are so many choices on the market, preparations can become overwhelming. So we reached out to pet style expert Dara Foster, of PupStyle.com, to get her insight on this year's hottest trends for Halloween.
"Way more people are dressing their pets up now," Foster tells PEOPLEPets.com. "It used to be shocking, now it's standard. It's no longer considered a novelty to dress your dog up for Halloween."
Originally posted 09/21/2010 07:45AM
Autumn officially begins on Wednesday. And while it may still be too warm in most quarters to break out your pet's fleece blankets, a cotton hoodie could be the perfect accessory to help ward off those brisk fall breezes.
Melissa Jenkins, the proprietor of Seattle-based katyandzucchini designs, already owned a successful screen-printing business in Seattle when she noticed that her T-shirt supplier also carried some adorable doggie hoodies. Smitten with the hipster-pet look, Jenkins bought one for her pug-Maltese mix, Smudge. Before long, she was accentuating the sweatshirts with dog-friendly designs and selling them along with the human-sized shirts.
Originally posted 09/13/2010 07:45AM
Simon Doonan, who is so fabulous we think it must be painful sometimes, has finally turned his sartorial genius toward another species. The creative director of New York City department store Barneys has designed a line of Halloween costumes for Target – and it includes two sassy little numbers for pets!
Costume Couture by Simon Doonan features plenty of options for humans, like a candy corn dress, a pumpkin punk rocker costume and a Vegas vampire. But the best part of Doonan's collection might just be the canine couture.
Originally posted 09/08/2010 07:45AM
When Kiki Hamann got a Chihuahua, she realized that the American dog's life had changed, and in an enviable way. The new dog, she thought, goes places. It has things to do, people to see. And if it has its own yappy hours, hotels and airlines, this dog should have the clothes to match even the most fashionable owner.
But Miami-based Hamann was soon disappointed by what she found on the racks. "I went out shopping, and there was nothing that would represent me as a person," she tells PEOPLEPets.com. "It was cheesy animal prints, Snooki patterns. Nothing matched what I had in my wardrobe."
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