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Fashion for Paws 2013

Nearly $700,000 was raised at a night filled with furry friends dressed to the nines! It was Fashion for Paws 2013, an show stopping production that included many familiar faces of DC and their pooches. I had a great time walking the runway with little Inko. I would’ve brought Atticus again but these days he’s so strong and being me so pregnant I was afraid I’d have a tough time wrangling him on stage.
I was thrilled to be part of the Lilly Pulitzer part of the show. The evening featured fashions from shops you’d find at Tysons Galleria. E! News’ Ashlan Gorse and Pamela Sorensen did an outstanding job as the night’s emcee and Mistress of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Richard and his friends for coming out to show the support! We were really tired for the show this morning.. but the great cause was worth the no sleep! Photos by Rich Kessler Photography and Travis Vaughn

Top fundraising models Susan Ostrowski, Melinda Griffith and Dr. Ashley Gallagher. Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.

With Inko!

Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse

Richard and Renee

F4P Shout Out on NBC4


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Cupcakes for Paws

From cupcakes to Capitol Hill, everyone is buzzing about the Fashion for Paws 7th Annual Runway on April 13, 2013 at the National Building Museum to benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS).

This year’s event will honor Congressmen Jim Moran (D-Virginia) and John Campbell (R-California) with the 2013 Humane Hero Award, which recognizes individuals in media, politics and entertainment who have displayed a passion for animal welfare. Washingtonians can follow their example by picking up Fashion-for-Paws-inspired “pupcakes” at any DC-area Georgetown Cupcake location through April 13. 100% of proceeds will benefit WHS.


For the Dogs!

It’s that time of year again. Fashion for Paws is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in the area in my opinion. I’ve loved being a part of it in the past.. .walking with Atticus for a great cause. Well this year charity models are challenged to raise $5,000 to walk the runway. Dr. Alex Naini held a mini auction at her office and it was great to see so many come out and support her and little Kingston. All money raised goes to the Washington Humane Society. They do such an amazing job with rescuing and helping animals in  need in the area. Some pictures by Kipp Burgoynek


Marie Osmond adopts puppy at Fashion for Paws

American singer, actress and family personality Marie Osmond adopted a puppy last night at the 6th Annual Fashion For Paws Runway Show to benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS) at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The star named her new pup George, after her late father George Osmond who passed away in 2007. Notable guests such as E! News Personality and event host Ashlan Gorse and her boyfriend and friend of ours CNN correspondent and environmental advocate Phillipe Cousteau. Redskin Tim Hightower also walked the catwalk. The sell out c rowd was wowed by the breathtaking event decor, with walk-ways bedecked in flowers and accents of pink throughout the VIP runway tables, glowing with light by Digital Lighting. Dinner and hors d’oeuvres were served by Design Cuisine, all atop grand centerpiece tables with flowing bottles of Moet & Chandon Imperial.

Since the event’s February 6th fundraising launch, F4P models, sponsors and committee members raised over $700,000 for the cause, exceeding the organization’s 2012 goal of $625,000. Photos by Moshe Zusman and Rich Kessler.

Ann Hand “Fashion for Paws” Bracelet

The Ann Hand Fashion for Paws bracelet is here!

These adorable gold bracelets read, ‘Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.‘  20% of the proceeds will benefit the Washington Human Society.


Fashion for Paws: Big names, big money

The area’s biggest animal fashion fundraiser of the year raised $520,000 for the Washington Humane Society. Entertainment Tonight’s fashion expert Lawrence Zarian served as honorary host at the annual Fashion for Paws runway show. A string of reality show stars, athletes and DC movers and shakers walked the runway. More here

Crunch time for Fashion for Paws Models

Start your countdown! We are just 3 weeks away from DC’s elite fashion event of the year: The Washington Humane Society’s annual Fashion for Paws show.

Fundraising models like April Jones Firoozabadi have to raise $3,000 to walk their dog down the catwalk during the event. April held a charity event at Salon Daniel in McLean and raised more than 2-thousand dollars, the most money made ever in the show’s history by a single model at one event! Last year the show raised nearly $350,000 for animals in need.

Fashion for Paws will be at the National Building Museum on April 9th and expected to attend are DC’s A-List media personalities,  athletes, politicians and business leaders.

General Admission is sold out but you can still get VIP tickets at

MORE: Watch Angie’s F4P Report on WUSA9

Hudson goes GLEE for Fashion for Paws!

It will be a night of karaoke, gourmet finger-foods & specialty cocktails, and some good ol’ high school fun! Join Rachel DeMita for her fundraising event for Fashion For Paws on February 24th at Hudson Restaurant. Check out the flyer below for more details:


To buy tickets or make a donation, visit Rachel’s Model Page

Please email Rachel at if you have any further questions.

Vineyard Vines hosts pet photo shoot with Santa!

Fashionistas and their pooches visited Santa Clause at Georgetown’s Vineyard Vines for a Fashion for Paws shopping benefit! Human guests received 10% off VV merchandise and were treated holiday cookies and cupcakes. But don’t forget about man’s best friend…dogs were invited too for a pet photo shoot with Santa. Pet photo purchases and 10% of Vineyard Vine revenues from the event were donated to the Washington Humane Society. The new F4P 2011 Super Model Calendars were also available for purchase. Despite the snowy weather, dogs and owners ventured out for a night of shopping  for animals, and took away a photo to remember the night! 


Fashion 4 Paws exhibit kicks off FotoWeekDC!

Previous Fashion 4 Paws Runway Shows return…and this time in photos! More than a dozen of the photographers from the past year’s shows featured their photos at a special exhibit in L2 Lounge of Georgetown. The event launched November FotoWeekDC

The blown-up photos were available for purchase as well as F4P Runway Show Super Model Calenders. Guests voted on their top three favorite photos – models featured in the photos received a $100 gift card from the Gilt Groupe. And it wouldn’t be F4P without some furry friends; adoptable dogs from the Washington Humane Society also joined the party.  




“Thank you to all that could contribute photos and we’ll do a lot more next year.” – Photographer Daniel Swartz of Revamp.




 Photo credit: Michael Domingo & Alfredo Flores from DCMetromix

By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG

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