Thursday, September 27, 2007
Style File: Pretty Pets
Pets have become like people, wearing anything from jewelry to clothes, but now they're going high-fashion with wigs and hair extensions and even taking pictures that look like a cover shoot for a magazine. Seven's Belkys Nerey gets your pet ready for it's close-up in today's Style File.
WSVN -- Hair blowing in the wind, poses that'll rival Giselles', your pet can look like the cover model of a Vanity Fair spread. At Pet Studio USA, photographer Boris Cvitanovic captures your canine in a unique way.
Boris Cvitanovic: "I look for authenticity, I look for simplicity, expression."
Boris Cvitanovic: "Gotcha, gotcha."
He uses tricks and treats to get action shots and close-ups, so your dog can really show off it's model behavior.
Jorge Iyala: "He's just amazing. I've never seen Attila react to a photographer like with Boris."
Deanna Mannix: "When I saw some of his work, I liked that each dog had a different personality that actually came through in the photographs."
He'll point and click at any location you want, but, unlike most pet pics, Boris prefers using a white background for a more glamorous look.
Deanna Mannix: "You only see the dog. It's very sharply defined."
Boris Cvitanovic: "We try to get a picture that is never out of style, almost like a piece of art."
And the pictures can even be turned into a piece of art.
Jorge Iyala: "Look, it's you. It's you."
Pet Studio's artist Talita will put your dog on canvas based on a favorite pic.
Talita Gutierres: "I love to meet the dogs, to know more about it's personality first, then, based on the photographs, I'm going to produce a painting."
And talk about being ready for a closeup. Wig maker to the stars, Ruth Regina, is giving dogs the chance to wig out with these fun hair pieces.
Ruth Regina: "This is the Beatles' hairdo. I've worked with the Beatles, you know."
Dogs can wear a comb-over like Donald Trump or be a real hound dog with the Elvis wig.
They can also get wiggy with pink hair, spiked hair or hair curls.
Ruth Regina: "If you're going out to a party or fashion show or for lunch, you could put it on for a few hours."
The wigs fit teacups to larger dogs thanks to a strap that slides under the chin, and there's even hair extensions for a little D-list accessorizing.
Eva Wagner: "I would say, for me, it's another way of entertaining. Our goal for this evening is to have a drink on Lincoln Road and catch attention."
Diane Comumale: "I love the wigs, they are so fun. It's fun walking around with them and seeing the reaction from people."
They're definitely a head-turner.
Belkys Nerey: "The wigs start at $29 and go up from there. You can have them customized also. As for the pet photography, sessions and pictures are about $600."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Pet Studio USA
1019 Kane Concourse, Suite 204
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Ruth Regina Wigs
1050 Kane Concourse
(1 block west Bal Harbour Shops)
Bay Harbour, FL 33154