Editor’s note: Please welcome Christine E. Martinez of LAMA designs to Dog Milk! Christine (and her modern dog Miles) — an interior designer, blogger and dog-lover — will be a regular contributor to the site. You can learn more about Christine and Miles on our About page.
Hipsters. They’re so hot right now. Unhappy Hipsters, Hipster is the New Homeless, Stuff Hipsters Hate, etc. The long list of blogs celebrating hipster culture through humor seems to be growing at an exponential rate. In the sea of emerging hipster blogs, my personal favorite is the always hilarious Hipster Puppies. What’s cuter than a Ray-Ban wearing, Pabst Blue Ribbon sipping, Mad Men watching hipster pup? The answer? Not much. It’s no wonder that Hipster Puppies is in the process of becoming a soon to be released book! Inspired by one of my favorite daily reads, I put together a roundup of some great products to help your dog achieve this of-the-moment look. Check it out if you want to, I don’t really care. (Wow, that was so hipster of me).
From top left, clockwise: Black Skull Dog Bed by Snuggle Puppies; Green Plaid Feeder by Skate Dog Studios; Lucky Tattoo Tank by Michi Pet; Beefy Ale Bowser Non-Alcoholic Beerby Bowser Beer; Tattoo Dog Pet Costume from Buy Costumes; Leather Dog Collar-Millionaire from Calling All Dogs; Striped Skull Dog Hoodie by The Punky Pup.
Can you believe that it is September already? While we’re still a ways away from October, I was over at Posh Puppy Boutique checking out their Halloween costumes. If you’re not into dressing your dog up in crazy pet costumes for Halloween but still want to get into the spooky spirit, then this Halloween harness decorated with glow-in-the-dark skulls is a fun, simple option.
The following are doggie style trends courtesy of Dara Foster, a world renowned Pet Style Expert best known for her humorous,”taste-making” pet style blog PupStyle.com and a regular pet style contributor on NBC’s TODAY show.
1. Colorful prints
During last week’s visit to the Martha Stewart Living offices — one thing is for certain — big colorful prints are HUGE this summer and are making their way into the pet fashion marketplace this Fall. Be on the lookout for more big bold prints coming to a dog clothier near you! One example is this tutu harness dress from Etsy seller LiLYorkieFruFru (LOL).
Neue Galerie presents a new brand, Neue Hund, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories inspired by the museum?s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer named Milly von Barksky (the model). The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship. In other words, these are for the most distinguished and discerning of doggies.
The Hund Travel Carrier is made from hand-sewn chocolate brown calf-skin with comfortable hand-stitched leather handles, detachable woven shoulder strap, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Suitable for pets up to 20 lbs. Produced by R. Horn?s Wien.
I have been a fan of Annie’s Sweatshop for quite some time now and love that she’s got some great eco-friendly dog accessories. My current favorite is this modern plaid set that consists of a harness (looks like it’s sold out!), collar, and leash. I love that Annie will give you a $5 rebate if you recycle your old collar or leash with her.
This Comfort Dog Harness comes in four different color combos, and is made of padded, breathable mesh. Although I’ve expressed my love for Puppia, these look very nice and modern too. The site reviews give it 4.5 stars, which is always something I look for when purchasing a pet product. Plus, how cute is that Frenchie?
Have you heard of Gangs of New Yorkie? I just like saying Gangs of New Yorkie. It cracks me up. Apparently it began when Mr. Phoo moved to New York and met up with fellow gangbangers Playbs Barkatto and Nellie.
Anyway, Gangs of New Yorkie creates modern pet collars, harnesses and other accessories for small pups (like yorkies) out of tough leather. The pieces can be customized with your choice of leather and your pet’s name — choose from four different lettering styles!