I originally met Faye McLeod poolside at a friend’s house a few summers ago, fabulous but dog-less. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered she had a dog, but not any dog, surely the best accessorized dog on the planet. And it’s no small wonder that Stella, the mini Havapoo, is as such for her Mom is the visual image director of Louis Vuitton and travels the globe for her job. During Faye’s inspired travels, she hits up the chicest dog spots around the world, so Mrs. Sizzle had to get the scoop on where the best products are found. I spent a rainy afternoon with Faye and Landon Nordeman, fashion photographer, with Stella chasing avocados and other fuzzy wonders.
As it seems with all my new friends these days, I met this incredible woman and her dog on INSTAGRAM. Seeing that it has now become an Olympic sport for me, it’s no surprise that the cute feed of @CHLOETHEMINIFRENCHIE became a regular in mine. We met for the first time during an April Fool's shoot for Barneys and later followed up at various dog centric functions. NO WONDER this dog has so many followers - she is cute as a button, and, as I have shared with her Mom, if the dog is missing, please come looking at my house! Amy Lombard came along for my playdate with Chloe!
Last week Robert Stoetzel and I went to Animal Haven mobile until located at 200 Centre Street to photograph some of the dogs that were visiting and up for adoption while the new space is being renovated. On hand was my intern, Anna Capel, and Tiffany Lacey stopped by to say hello and give me a tour. A great day was had by all. Consider adopting one of these gems.
Take me out to the ball game Take me out with the crowd Buy me some treats and some raw hide chews It's a long game so I might take a snooze And it's RUFF RUFF RUFF For the home team If they don't win it's a shame Aahh. For it's one, Two, Three paws you're out At the old ball game!
My dear friend Colleen Quill aka Coco and her dog Elle, an oftentimes Mrs. Sizzle model, packed up and headed to London last year. As one often does in looking for new local friends, Coco turned to Instagram to find other like minded paw friendly people. As she tells it, "We moved to London in May. Shortly afterwards, Elle connected with Winny on Instagram, being local and so very British, we were besotted. The first thing we asked "is he named for Winston Churchill?" The answer being "yes," a royal friendship began in the Kensington Palace Gardens. Bodhi is the two-year-old English bulldog, who belongs to my friend Seb Weller I met while we were both working at Sony Music."
Sometimes good things do come in three’s. We here at Mrs. Sizzle are giving an ode to the original color triad that started it all: red, yellow, and blue-the primary colors. With so many primary choices, we’ve rounded up some gifts that puppy will love, and don’t worry, some goodies for you as well. Bonus points for matching!
I went to visit the fabulous Brandon Maxwell a few weeks ago in his NYC digs. Stylist to Lady Gaga, clothing designer and magazine editor, this man had it going on with his dog. I asked him a few q's and this is what I got.
How divine are these please!? Imagine artist Denise Fiedler in San Francisco collaging her life away! As she calls it the collages are her reuse project- "I use vintage and discarded books for the collage paper." First she paints the subjects and then her scissors go wild. Of course what caught my eye were the dogs as my best friend Peg Patterson gave me some from her store DISH in Hudson, but the people are pretty exciting too. To learn more about how to get your pets portrait done click here. It's so fun!
A super fun shoot was had by all with Amy Lombard behind the camera and a wild crew on the other side! Present were Mrs. Sizzle, naturally, Mindy Montney of DOG & CO. as stylist extraordinaire and of course the mother of the furry celebrities, Katie Sturino. I had to ask the dogs a few questions this holiday season.
It is with great furry pleasure that I introduce you to this wonderful pencil portrait artist based in Chicago, Corrie Wessman. As she puts it, "My work is minimal and intentionally thoughtful with an underlying tongue in cheek theme." Her fashion animal work is very much up Mrs. Sizzle's alley so we had to dig a bit further to learn more about these wonderful pictures!
Mrs. Sizzle, your 411 for all things doggie chic, hit the streets with lensman Ben Ritter to snap some of NYC’s beloved fashion stylists and famous instadogs sporting today’s hottest leashes. Move over NYFW, the dogs have come to town.
One can barely imagine that after driving through the heat and traffic that you could come upon a place as glorious as Edwina von Gal's home aka The PRFCT place. What the hell does that mean a PRFCT place? Thank God Edwina was there to shed some light on this GREEN topic! I consider myself pretty smart ( although I did walk into a puppy store to buy my gays and THAT changed my life furever...#adoptdontshop now tatooed on my body ) but I needed to be told about her mission and why its so important!
Summer has hit hard and the Sizzle Sisters must dress accordingly! When the wind picks up in Bellport NY, they are more inclined to go with sleeves like seen here in Mr. Soft Top to keep those limbs warm and stay chic at the same time.
If you had told me a year and a half ago, while sitting in my gorgeous office at the Conde Nast building, that I would attend something called SuperZoo during the period to come, I think I would have looked at you like you had three heads. So as all things do with time, the sense of that statement seems to have faded away, and I am a proud Mrs. Sizzle to say that at this year's SuperZoo (one of the most popular trade shows in North America for the pet industry), I had a BLAST!
DOG & CO. hit the road this summer with V.P. of Quality Control/Cheif Product Tester, Cheeky the Dog, to explore the South. Their stop in Clarksdale, Mississippi took to us to the home of the blues, where she sported all-American looks from some of our favorite designers on location at the incredible Shack Up Inn. Mrs. Sizzle is in awe of the result and had to share this summertime story!
After the first stressful 20 min, during which we anticipate the familiar noise emanating from the back, we settle in…even though Zara will continue to puke every few hours, Zen will get bored and start to chew on the seats, one of the two will start to smell really, really bad, and both will force us to pull over what seems like every 5 minutes for a bathroom break. If you can’t already tell, our road trip is essentially a dog and owner’s nightmare.
A few weeks ago we stopped by the fabulously hectic office of PR guru Nadine Johnson to get the scoop on dog mascot Lupo (@lupojohnson). He's stolen every heart in the office, so along with photographer Kimberly M. Wang/Eardog.com and Mindy Montney of Dog & Co, we dug further to see what made this dog tick!
What's your favorite thing to do at the office?
I enjoy teasing my older sister Milou and supervising all the employees from my little throne at the top of the stairs. I also steal their lunches when they are not looking, but need to watch out as beach season is here and I’ve gotten a bit round around the waist.
Sugar Baby is a Redtick Coonhound WHO NEEDS YOU! She's a very sweet girl but she can be a bit timid as loud noises and quick movements do startle her. A quiet home would be best. Sugar's a hero because being in a shelter is a confusing situation for any dog, but she's strong and knows that she willl find her furrever home soon.
What does Jackie O', Molly Ringwald and your dog have in common? They all look pretty in pink! This fabulous color looks radiant on both pet and owner. Check out these pink products for your pooch from K9 Couture Co, Penn & Pooch, and Yark. While Reppeto and Dior serves up fashion for you in our favorite shades of pink!
"Even while I was enjoying a 20-odd year stint as a travel writer, features journalist and magazine editor, I was always looking around for a valid reason to hang out with dogs all day. In 2012, I started indulging my hankering to paint, and I found that as I progressed, my subject matter became more and more canine – in a wry, not-too-serious way. I was hooked on the many expressions of every pooch I came across. Dog lovers responded by smiling, and Hangdog was born. It’s now an online shop selling fine art prints, stationery and textiles with an ironic, light hearted, doggish bent." - Megan Anderson
Another city and another fabulous launch of the #MYPETANDME series from Swatch watch! Mrs. Sizzle invited all her Instagram friends and many SWATCH devotees and club members came to extend their collections. We then "pet"ty cabbed it through the streets and down to the Embarcadero looking for new furry friends to join the fun!
People now have their dog radar on, so I am sent many wonderful things, one of which were these insane pillows by Hyla Frank. Hyla went to Maryland Institute of Art and had always loved to doodle. All started when a friend of Hyla's was moving out of town and she decided to create a memento that would last forever.
When Pierre Rougier and Sylvie Picquet-Damesme say “sit,” it’s not just their pups who listen. The joint force behind PR Consulting, the fashion industry’s most elite PR firm, it’s Rougier and Picquet-Damesme who determine the seating for Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Zero + Maria Cornejo and Versace. PR consulting chooses the seats for buyers and editors, entertainers and their entourages; they herd fashion’s cats—including the kings of the jungle. And not just at the shows— when you read about a party at the Chateau Marmont, or a Louis Vuitton dinner, it’s PR Consulting who’s behind it, beginning with the guest list.