Spring 2015 About the Author Canine Couture By Robert Bundy, Editor Spring 2015 Our classic Subaru blue bandana has long been a fashion fave for dogs and their humans. So why stop there? Fearless clothing designer Jennifer Weidman leads the pack with these trendy new dog outfits she created out of different pieces of Subaru Gear. While her own doggie designs are not available for purchase, we encourage you to buy some cool Subaru Gear and assemble your own ensemble. Your style-conscious dog will thank you. (Some assembly required.) Dressed for Success Be leader of the pack with this blue power tie and classic flannel messenger bag. Featured Gear Power Tie: Dog Bandana; Messenger Bag: Roll-Up Picnic Blanket, Dog Leash Whaddup, Dog! Dig Scratching? Sample this hot mash-up to look a cut above, with tousled dreadlocks for instant street cred and headphones so dope you can hear the needle drop. Featured Gear Dreadlocks: Dog Bandanas; Headphones: Pet Food Scoop ’n Clip; Turntables: Dog-Safe Flyers Model Clyde is pictured here with rescue volunteer Stacey. About our model: Clyde came to rescue by way of animal control. He was found alone with a badly injured leg. Rescue volunteer Stacy saw his face and immediately stepped up as his foster family. After being examined, it was determined he actually needed double knee surgery for untreated injuries. After several months of surgery and recovery, Clyde is now a happy, silly guy, and the apple of his mother’s eye. Represent Whether you chose the pug life or it chose you, you’ll represent in this coordinated headband/neck band and look-at-me bling-bling designed to make the ladies gush, “Gee, Love.” Featured Gear Headband/Neck Band: Dog Bandana; Necklace #1: Bag Dispensers with Carabiners, Love Heart Key Tag; Necklace #2: Love Heart Key Tags About our models: This delightful pair of pugs came into rescue sickly and in need of tender loving care. Thanks to their generous foster families, Pug Hugs Rescue was able to provide medical care and recovery so these two could find their new happy homes. Love All! This ace tennis dress will serve notice that you’re a single with the winning advantage this spring. Featured Gear Tennis Dress: T-shirts; Tennis Racquet: Dog-Safe Flyer, Pet Food Scoop ’n Clip, Headbands; Fashionable Braid: Dog Bandanas; Tennis Ball: Dog Synthetic Tennis Ball; Water Bottle: 20-oz. Soho Water Bottle About our models: Our photographer, Peggy Morsch, adopted Hellie from the Illinois Birddog Rescue, and Hellie thrives with good care despite her chronic Lyme disease. Surf’s Up It’s fun in the sun this beach season with this fetching two-piece ensemble designed to beat the heat in stunning style. Featured Gear Bikini: Dog Bandanas Our “Surf’s Up” model Scarlett with her new adoptive parents, Tara and Scott. About our model: Scarlett came into foster care shy and suffering from a serious upper respiratory infection. Scarlett came into foster care shy and suffering from a serious upper respiratory infection. Sue and her family wasted no time nursing the little sweetie back to health and she was adopted by a wonderful couple who spoil her each and every day. Doctor Who? (calling Dr. Love, that’s who) Pull up an ottoman and get comfortable with this sultry, sumptuous look. This smokin’ outfit includes an aristocratic fez and swanky bow tie, and is sure to be a hit with your harem. Featured Gear Fez: Collapsible Water Bowl, Small Dog Leash; Bow Tie: Small Dog Collar, Bag Dispenser with Carabiner Win, Place, or Show Off You’ll make hearts race at the Kentucky Derby® this May in this classic hat and scarf combo set off by a daring apron skirt. Hold your horses, boys! Featured Gear Hat: Dog Bandana, Dog-Safe Flyer, Pet Food Container, Headband; Apron Skirt: Dog Bandana Livin’ It Up In The City You’re every bit the alpha male in this summer-weight sport coat, necktie, and dashing fedora. Girls, hit your howl-lelujah! Featured Gear Sport Coat: Puppy Dog Cinch Bag; Fedora: Dog-Safe Flyer, Pet Food Container, Ladies’ Headband; Necktie: Small Dog Collar, Bag Dispenser with Carabiner, Ladies’ Headbands Our “Livin’ It Up in the City” model, Russell, pictured here with foster mom Breanna. About our model: Russell found himself looking for a new home when he was 6. Rescue volunteer Breanna saw something special in this gentle hound dog and welcomed him into her home as a foster dog. Be Her Hanyman You’ll come when called to fix broken hearts with this versatile tool belt. Who needs opposable thumbs when you can put your finger on the pounding pulse of everyday style? Featured Gear Tool Belt: Dog Bandana, Rectangular Portable Charger, Jigsaw USB Adapter, Leatherman Multi-Tool, Spinning Keyring, Portable Cutlery Set; Key Accessory: Tri-Tone Cap Be Furst in Burg It’s time to mothball those sweaters and break out the sundresses, girls. Mark your territory with this stunning wrap dress and matching floral bow. Featured Gear Wrap Dress: Subaru T-shirt; Headband: Dog Bandanas; Floral Bow: Dog Bandana About our model: Bridgette Bardog had been abandoned and had a severe case of demodectic mange when she was found. Foster Mom Jessie provided her with the time and tender care needed for healing from this treatable condition and she is now a happy, healthy, sweet, and loving dog. Bridgette is a great example of how a little time and tender care can make all the difference for a special-needs dog. Well-Bred for Bed The litterati can now count and herd sheep in style with our blue diaper, matching kibble-proof bib, and elegant baby rattle. Featured Gear Baby Rattle: Pet Food Scoop ’n Clip, Dog Bandana; Diaper and Baby Bib: Dog Bandanas Our dog clothing designer, Jennifer Weidman, holds one of our litterati, Samuel Adams, son of Mama Mary and adopted by Matt Bruckner. About our model: Clyde came to rescue by way of animal control. He was found alone with a badly injured leg. Rescue volunteer Stacy saw his face and immediately stepped up as his foster family. After being examined, it was determined he actually needed double knee surgery for untreated injuries. After several months of surgery and recovery, Clyde is now a happy, silly guy, and the apple of his mother’s eye. To see more cool Subaru gear suitable for all of our four-legged and two-legged friends, please visit the Subaru Gear website at subarugear.com Jennifer Weidman assembled these cool dog fashions out of different pieces of Subaru Gear, and her original creations are not available for purchase.