Portland Fashion Designer To Design Fashion for Both Ends of the Leash

Fashion for Both Ends of the Leash

Boutiques Unleashed, by far one of my most favorite events to benefit DoveLewis’ (that is not a typo btw it’s one word) Pet Loss Support Group, is coming up on Friday, April 9, 2010.

You will see the hippest animals and humans around on the runway at Portland’s premier fashion event! Boutiques Unleashed is a fun and sometimes hilarious look at the latest styles from local boutiques for people and pets.

Plus, Project Runway contestant (and local designer) Seth Aaron Henderson will join Boutiques Unleashed designing a special outfit for the mystery model! Special thanks to Portland fashion website pdxneatsheet.com for helping bring Seth Allen on board!


In previous years the mystery model has been Gracie the therapy goat and Rojo the therapy llama. You can see who this year’s mystery model is and meet Seth Aaron Henderson in person at the April 9th event!

Personal pets are not on the invitation list so leave them at home. But go and enjoy the festivities that involve many local stylists and retailers. Below is a list of some of the participating boutiques:

Black Wagon Lizard Lounge

Mercantile Meringue Boutique Physical Elemen

Pin-Me Apparel Say Say Boutique Phlox

Mabel & Zora Garnish Apparel          Finn Mens’ Clothing

All for Paws Bentley B D’tails Dog Salon

Hip Hound Klees Designs
LexiDog Boutique & Social Club Salty’s Dog and Cat Shop

Kimberly Maus and Wayne Garcia from Fox 12 Oregon will MC the event

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how you and your company can become involved with DoveLewis, contact Alison Arella at aarella@dovelewis.org

The most gorgeous Cardigan Corgi in the photos above is my very own Sawyer “thecorgi” a three year old corgi.

Have a great weekend and SHOP ON!

Dogs, brew pubs, feasting and more gratis … DoveLewis

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

Love that quote. Speaking of dogs – this weekend is the Tour de Lab – a benefit for Portland’s DoveLewis Animal Hospital.

The benefit is a 18 or 30-mile bicycle tour to the three Lucky Lab brew pubs along Portland’s Urban Routes. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 915 SE Hawthorne.

I only wish I could ride a bike and hold a leash at the same time. And yes, I can chew gum and well… you know. Of course you’ll be rewarded by a dog tail to wear on the ride at the beginning of the ride.

The first location from Hawthorne is Multnomah Village. You have to cross the Willamette River and go up a slight (read huge) hill. But it is well worth the trek.

You will receive your dog ears at the next location! OMY I LOVE DOVELEWIS. They have the best publicity people ever! Rest stop #2 is the NW Portland Lucky Lab and here you will get the ever-famous dog ears.  

 At rest stop #3 which is the Lucky Lab Southeast location, you will become the proud owner of a pink doggie nose and you will have earned your commemorative doggie bowl.

At the finish line party at the SE location, you’ll receive a fine pint of handcrafted Lucky Lab beer — served in a Tour de Lab pint you can keep. And a hot dog with all the fixins.’ Does it get any better than this? No, I’m answering myself, no!

There’s a video on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-F_Phm9JQc or check out the Tour de Lab online. http://www.tourdelab.com/tour-de-lab-ride.html

Sawyer thecorgi

Sawyer thecorgi



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