Posts tagged: Pet Fashion

BARKinistas Unleashed: Meet the Designers

By , April 13, 2012 1:20 pm

Here is our second BARKinistas Unleashed 2012 Pet Fashion Designer interview!

Coty Farkas headshot

Who: 
Coty Farkas, Creative director, designer extraordinaire, founder and owner of Doggy & Me & Cotyageous Designs.
Entrepreneur, Coty , lifestyle designer and artistic director brings over 20 years of  experience in fashion, interior and beauty industry organizing fashion shows, designing, marketing,  production, trade show representation and booth designing, event planning for profit and non-profit organizations, and selling to the wholesale and retail markets.

What:
More than a faux paw! Doggy & Me designs are matching fashion accessories for owners and their Furry love children.  The first collection is called Circolo de Luna, in Spanish and Italian this mean” circle moon” or” full moon”. Creativity, love and passion are ignited by the sun’s energizing  the full moon.  By adorning our pups In   jewelled feather harnesses, collars with matching leashes, bracelets, anklets, and other fashionable accessories, sporting brilliant vivid colours like; passionate red,(healing hearts) sunny yellow gold,  the purity of whites( both giving inspiration), and cool blues( rejuvenating the whole body mind and soul). Doggy and Me fashions have a spiritual quality .Wearing these creations energizes both owner and pets. Reminding us that anything and everything is possible, howling with  joy , embracing a child like fun and unconditional love that we have for our furry life partners.
In this  new age of consciousness   Tribe, Candy and Gypsy, Ice Queen and, Cirque   are  all part of Doggy& Me’s 2012” Circolo de Luna collection “ Look for  them!

Where:
Where can you find these masterpieces?
Certainly not in Target, Pet Smart, or Osh Gosh but rather in high end speciality shops, worldwide, high end e-commerce sites, airports, hotel gift shops. From Toronto, London, Paris, Budapest, Hong Kong, New York, Hawaii, Doggy & Me will be EVERYWHERE!!

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When:
Doggy inspiration was born in 2007. With years of research and perfecting every aspect of the business, finding just the right materials, and manufacturers Doggy & Me  launches in the great year of 2012.

Why:
All animals should be cherished and adorned. My wish for animal parents is to feel the same excitement and pride I feel every time my feline princess strut’s her fancy collars and jewels, with her demur stride and hunched up back, I know she’s thinking she’s the bombe. Not only do I want all pets to feel special but, when the owner are walking with them, I want them to feel the same sense of exhilaration wearing my designs.
All my designed items are energized and blessed to bring happiness joy love and positive energy to the ones wearing them.

Experience in the Pet Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program:
I started the pet product and marketing certificate program in summer of 2011. The courses have been exceptional, in giving me the confidence, resources and know how to make my dreams a reality, accomplishing my goals, giving me the right tools to finally bring my products to market! My instructor Kris Lynch in running her own successful pet industry business ( Ruff- Doggie) has been instrumental in teaching all her students what to do and what not to do when running  their own pet  business. I am still taking the classes, however thanks to FIT and my associations from there. I feel fully confident to launch my business now!

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BARKinistas Unleashed is free and open to the public, however you need a ticket to enter. Tickets are no longer available.

BARKinistas Unleashed: Meet the Designers

By , April 10, 2012 1:37 pm

Here is our second BARKinistas Unleashed 2012 Pet Fashion Designer interview!

Wanda Jaller headshot Naughty Pet card

Who:
Wanda Jaller, Founder/CEO of Naughty Pet

What:
Our goal at Naughty Pet, Inc is to provide pet owners quality and exclusive products to pamper and simplify the lives of pets while adding an element of sophistication.  The line of affordable dog apparel and accessories is designed with style and functionality. The apparel line includes a range of raincoats, parkas, hoodies, sweaters, collars and leashes.

When:
Naughty Pet, Inc was born in 2010 and will launch in the summer of 2012.

Where: 
www.naughtypet.net

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Photos by Noel Núñez

Why:
A love for pets and a passion for fashion was integrity to create a company that will provide pet owners functional products designed for multiple uses.

Experience in the Pet Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program:
The Pet Product and Marketing Certificate program provided me with an enormous amount of education and resources.  The core classes provided a path for me to explore and expand my creative ideas on designing a luxury canine apparel line.  The second half of the program allowed me to integrate the creative ideas into a final product.

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BARKinistas Unleashed is free and open to the public, however you need a ticket to enter. Tickets are no longer available.

BARKinistas Unleashed: Meet the Designers

By , April 9, 2012 3:38 pm

Here is our first BARKinistas Unleashed 2012 Pet Fashion Designer interview!

Kelly Beneventano photo what a dog wants logo

Who:
Kelly Beneventano

What:
What A Dog Wants Pet Photography & Designs

When:
2012

Where:
Photo shoots are available for private clients in the greater Long Island and New York metro area. Custom designs are available by contacting me directly.

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Why:
There has never been a time when a dog hasn’t been in my life or touched my heart.  I always look back at that image of my German Sheppard mix Lucky protecting me under my stroller, that image of my childhood best friend Patches a Border Collie mix with me on my wedding day and the more recent images of my four rescue dogs Lucky, Shadow, Pippy & Malani at the beach with me at Port Jefferson. It’s those images, my obsession and love for dogs and past experience in the creative and animal welfare fields that started What A Dog Wants Pet Photography & Designs. My goal is to provide fun, expressive documentary-style pet photography that captures the heart, soul and personality of your pet. A beautiful and unique image that will bring memories and tell your pets story long after their gone. My designs are just as unique and fun as my photography, delivering a message and letting your dog express their pawsonalites.

Experience in the Pet Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program:
I started the Pet Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program at FIT in the fall of 2011.  With two classes left I am upon completion of the program.  This program has helped me gain so much knowledge of the pet industry.  Having the teachers who are in the industry guide me in the right direction and answer any questions I had was so helpful and motivating.  Having other students in the classes that are just as passionate about pets as I am, made the classes so interesting.  I looked forward to going to these classes even tho I had an almost two hour commute which is why I think I have completed the program so fast.
What a Dog Wants business card

BARKinistas Unleashed is free and open to the public, however you need a ticket to enter. Tickets are no longer available.

PawVogue’s Designer Auction

By , April 6, 2012 7:00 am

Paw Vogue Auction

BARKinistas Unleashed

By , April 2, 2012 2:14 pm

BARKinistas Unleashed is free and open to the public, however you need a ticket to enter. Tickets are no longer available.

BARKinistas Unleashed 2012 Pet Fashion Show

WESTMINSTER & FALL 2012 RTW ?

By , February 22, 2012 10:45 am

THE COLOR CORNER

Question: WHAT DOES THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW AND FALL 2012 RTW HAVE IN COMMON?

Answer: COLOR BLOCKING.

Color Blocking Westminster Dog Show and Fall 2012 Ready to Wear NYCWondering where designers get ideas for Fall 2012? The neutral color blocking going on in New York’s Fashion Week and continuing in the European shows, have a lot of similarities to the Westminster Dog Show. Martha Stewart’s dog won the First Prize (see ribbon). We are seeing lots more faux and real fur, textural knitted accessories and lots of fringe in the colors of these naturally beautiful pedigreed dogs.

Barbara Arlen is a color and product consultant living in light-filled Santa Fe, NM and works globally.

Color Specialist Certificate Program – Fashion Products
Color Specialist Certificate Program – Image & Styling

Fashion After BARK 2011

By , January 31, 2012 12:30 pm

FIT’s 3rd Annual Pet Fashion Show – Fashion After BARK
This year’s show will be in April 2012. Stay tuned for more info!

All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things

By , January 22, 2012 7:56 am

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Henri Bendel: Open-See for New Designers!!

By , October 3, 2011 11:58 am

Pet Fashion Program Takes a Bow Wow!

By , September 7, 2011 9:05 am

On Sunday August 14th, Lauren Collier, host of News 12CT’s PET TALK interviewed Pet Product Design and Marketing certificate students Lisa Barnes and Jessica Linder along with CPS Managing Coordinator Joan Volpe for a segment that aired the following week. It was a terrific opportunity for both students who already have launched businesses and a great opportunity for pet lovers  in Connecticut to learn that FIT offers this training. HOT TOPICS INSIDER thought you’d enjoy at look at what went on.

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