We love reading the Sunday papers, especially after a good long walk. We especially enjoyed The Observer and the Ryan Gosling page this weekend as our Wilmot Cable Sweater was featured in their Christmas Gift Guide.
...beautifully made and rather special...
...exquisitely made – workmanship is top notch...
...it’s gorgeous – thank you..
...the epitome of canine style....
...the dog bed is fab....
....the new collar is perfect....
....loved the detail....
...the coats are really beautiful....
....the most beautiful collar....
Archive for November, 2011
The LoveMyDog studio opened its doors for another ‘Open Studio’ on Saturday. Thanks to all those who came along and said hello. Rabbit made lots of new friends and we hope that all the wagging tails meant that lots of dogs were happy with their new sweaters, coats, collars and leads.
Anna Webb from the BBC Radio team Barking at the Moon came along to the LoveMyDog studio last week. Lilly & Rabbit were very excited about the visit and we all thought Anna’s minature bull terrier Molly was adorable!
Barking at the Moon is the dedicated dog slot on the radio. Presenters Jo and Anna discuss the latest books, films, gadgets through to tackling burning issues in the dog world!
Their guests have ranged from Bryan Adams to elusive fashion guru Kath Kidson, as well as many top journalists and authors. You can listen to the show every Thursday from 10pm on BBC London 94.9FM.
Lilly loves East London, and the inspiration for the name of these particular deluxe doggy raincoats came from a local road called Elwin Street. Rabbit (sporting the olive coat) certainly enjoys his walks there with his friends.
This classic waxed cotton coat caused quite a stir in the canine community when it was featured in the “Truly British Pet-a-Porter Dog Fashion Show” at Harrods London, alongside creations by Vivienne Westwood and Ben de Lisi. Waterproof, windproof and snug, it’s truly a dog coat for all seasons.
The Elwin doggy raincoats are available in navy or olive, and in a range of sizes. For more details click here.
The images above were created by the talented Anna Walsh. She has exhibited around London and we think her ‘Dogs of London’ Map, and hand coloured individual dog prints are fab. You can see more of Anna’s work at her website here and a larger version of her Dog Map (sadly no Rabbit for Hackney) here.
In the presence of Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, President of the Home, The Collars & Coats gala ball is an unforgettable night of glitz and glamour that raises funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats home. This years event takes place on Friday, with Status Quo and Lulu taking to the stage, and Peter Andre hosting the evening.
To date Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has cared for over 3.1million dogs and cats and has survived through some of the best, and worst, of times. LoveMyDog is proud to support this wonderful event and features in the roll of honour alongside brands such as Alexander McQueen, Mulberry and Vivienne Westwood.
LoveMyDog uses only pure virgin wool for its genuine Harris Tweed dog fashion lines and is proud to be a brand supporter of The Campaign for Wool. Fellow brand supporters include Selfridges, World of Woolcraft and Vivienne Westwood.
The Campaign for Wool was initiated in October 2008 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who had observed that the wool industry was facing enormous and unprecedented challenges. The price of wool had plummeted to the point where farmers were being paid less for their sheeps’ fleeces than the cost of having them shorn.
At the same time, sheep numbers were declining across the world, from Britain to Australia and New Zealand, and some farmers were losing confidence in the future of the wool industry.
A parallel threat came from new man-made synthetic fibres, often oil-based, which were providing stiff competition in the areas where wool had traditionally triumphed – fashion, carpets and insulation.
And what would the environmental implications be? Wool is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable of fibres. At a time when concerns about landfills occupy us all, why on earth were we turning our backs on wool?
These were the issues which provoked the HRH the Prince of Wales into convening a meeting over dinner at Clarence House with a diverse group of stakeholders with a connection to wool – from sheep experts to wool marketeers, wool traders to fashion designers and carpet manufacturers.
You can find out more about the Campaign for Wool here.
Congratulations to Coco, who is the LoveMyDog Pooch of the Month for November 2011. You can have a look at all of the recent entries here.
Why not send us your pooch pics? Every dog that enters will get sent a birthday treat, and all the monthly winners are entered into a draw to win a bespoke fitted dog coat worth £1000. Its really easy to enter our Pooch of the Month competition, just enter via the competition tab on our Facebook page.
LoveMyDog featured in today’s Sunday Express. Their glossy magazine ‘Sunday’ had an article titled ‘Fabulous Christmas gifts to fall in love with’.
Genuine Harris Tweed
“When I first learnt about the process of genuine Harris Tweed and what it actually entailed I was amazed. There is a fantastic history and heritage of this cloth and I realised how important it was to support and celebrate this. It’s great to respect that process and produce a handmade collection of such a high standard and quality” Lilly Shahravesh, Creative Director of LoveMyDog.
Harris Tweed has been described as “the Champagne of fabrics” and is the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament. Genuine Harris Tweed must be made from pure virgin wool. This wool is both dyed and spun on the Hebridean Islands, before being hand woven at the home of the weaver.
Today, Harris Tweed is the only hand woven fabric produced in commercial quantities. The yarn production process uses specially blended yarns produced to secret recipes and then warped before being sent to weavers homes to be hand woven by means of skills which have been handed down from generation to generation. The cloth is then returned to the mill to be finished to very high standards and the final stage in the process is examination and certification by the Independent Harris Tweed Authority.
So if you want to spoil your pooch this Christmas, make sure your your dog couture purchases are properly certified by Harris Tweed.
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