Paper dresses for dogs |

13 Jun

Our friends at Yorkie911 Rescue were inspired by the cute and extremely talented 4-year old girl who makes Oscar-worthy paper dresses that could be featured on the cover of Vogue!  If a 4-year old can make a pretty paper dress, certainly a doggy mom can give it a try!

At their recent 5th annual Rescues Rock the Runway charity event at the UpSky hotel on Long Island, Yorkie Rescue  event coordinators presented a “designer challenge” and asked doggies to rock the runway in paper dresses.  Since we love to support the all-volunteer rescue group, we decided to give it a try.  We used an Eataly brown shopping bag and a floral bouquet we had in the house. With a “natural spring” theme, we attached flowers and greenery to the paper bag with Elmer’s Glue. The bag handles made a perfect collar and the stiff paper kept its shape.  We used a simple ribbon to tie at the waist.

Time spent: 45 minutes.

Cost: zero.

Fun factor: all paws up!

The event also featured a fashion show where adoptable and rescued pups walked the runway in beautiful designs from Tuck & Tula, Belle Diva Couture, and Yvette Ruta with Hayley’s Hats.  Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch, doggy treats, vendors (the Gerrard Larriett balancing rose spray is amazing), and over 60 pawsome raffle prizes!   This is one of our favorite doggy events for a great cause!  Funds raised at the event will help the group purchase a vehicle to help transport even more pups.

An Eataly bag becomes a gown

An Eataly bag becomes a gown

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