Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, #BlogPaws Style!

Photo by Christine Roe, Bailey's Doggy Directory

Yes,  Coco and I are still Reelin' from the Feelin' of our trip out to Phoenix AZ to attend the BlogPaws Conference, and to keep that feelin', I've been surfing the web looking for photos of Coco!

Photo by Anita Aurit

All these photos I found on Twitter by entering the hashtag #blogpaws.  Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did finding them! 

Photo by Rosy Rue's Mom

Photo by Catherine Armato

Photo by Marjorie Dawson

Photo by Felissa Elfenbein

Photo by Pet World Insider

Photo by Anita Zehm

Photo by Shelly Habel

And whether you were there, too or if you'd just like to get excited about attending the next BlogPaws
Conference (to be held in Myrtle Beach SC May 18-20th), you can follow this link to the blog posts that have been written about this years conference experience by other bloggers who were there!


And don't forget to join in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, too!




Friday, July 1, 2016

Fashion Friday, #BlogPaws Style!


A week ago, Coco and I were attending the BlogPaws Conference, and once again, the BlogPaws team didn't disappoint!

The conference, our 7th (we have only missed one BlogPaws conference!) opened on Thursday and we of course, had to make one of our first stops, The Hauspanther Cat Style Lounge!







Coco did a little 'window shopping' and put a Cat Ladder on her Wish List!


Coco then tootled around in her Pink Catillac, visiting the wide array of vendors in the exhibit hall...truly a nice mix of canine and feline goodies, but think there should be something for the ferrets guinea pigs, bunnies and piglets, too (though we didn't see any bunnies, or piggies or capybaras this year!)



Coco always makes it a point to stop by the Honest Kitchen booth and have a taste of what they are serving for snacks!



And Coco found out that the famous Dr Buzby is one of her biggest fans and they posed for a photo together!



As you can tell from the photos, Coco had about 4 costume changes a day and it was fun for people to stop us and ask 'What is Coco wearing now?' Here she is at the Merrick booth, posed on a red velvet throne in her lovely Belle Diva gown and matching hat with a very vintage feel!


I took about 20 outfits for her, and of course, that also meant the accessories (hats, tiaras, bejeweled leashes and necklaces) to go along with them! We took the time to take some photos around the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort, too!




Coco wasn't the only fashionably attired pet at the conference, either! Our DC friends Lexi Liu and Moshe Moshi were there. As were Hemi, Tasha Bella and Nevada, all dressed to the nines, too. and attracting a lot of attention!


And we got to finally meet Summer Samba, the lovely Somali, who is also a Certified Therapy Cat!  Coco had a few outfits that she didn't wear much and she wondered if Summer might be able to fit into them, so we brought them along for her to try on!


She looked stunning in them and we were so pleased they fit. If you would like to see her wearing them and talking all about her BlogPaws experience, here's a link to her blog post with photos! BlogPaws Gifts From My Pals.

So, that's a wrap for our second BlogPaws Conference 2016 experience post! I am sure there are at least enough photos and fun to talk about in a couple more posts! Oh yes, we did actually go to a couple of educational sessions and look forward to putting to use what we learned, too! 

And we have already signed up for the 2017 conference, to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC! Might even bring the rest of the Curlz and Swirlz crew as we can drive to this one! If you are wondering if you'd like to go to the BlogPaws 2017 conference, no better way to whet your appetite than to read others experience at this years conference, follow this blog hop!



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Simply Sunday Morning, #BlogPaws Style


It's been another amazing BlogPaws Conference, and the beautiful Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort made our stay even more memorable! It's been like a mini-vacation for Coco and I, and we are staying on a couple of days just to soak up the ambiance (and some pool time maybe...)


We flew in last Wednesday morning, and got settled in our very comfortable room. We had 2 (heavy) suitcases, one for me and one for Coco's wardrobe & accessories, and two beds (I like to do that so I have a place to put the BlogPaws swag, LOL! 

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BlogPaws outdid themselves this year, with a Cat Swag bag filled with unique toys and accessories and a nice variety of food and treats, too! Along with some nice things for 'personal assistants', too.


We then went out to explore the resort, soaking up the Southwestern vibe, and taking a few photos. Calming American Indian music played softly in the background and the decor and setting was inspiring...



Wednesday evening began with a Evening Pre-Event Welcome Reception sponsored by PetSmart and it was fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones.


But we retired early as I hadn't sleep the night before the early morning flight (always fearful I will oversleep).


Of course, I let Coco get as much beauty sleep as she could, as I knew the next few days would be filled with activity and a flurry of costume changes...at least 4 a day! But as I tell people, as long as Coco is in the comfort and security of the Pink Catillac (her rolling cat bed, lol), she is pretty chill and happy!


Well, that is Day One of BlogPaws 2016! Watch for more news and photos this week, as I took over 100 photos and am busy editing and saving the best, as well as surfing the web looking for pix that others took of Coco! 

And if you'd like to read what other attendees have blogged about their experience at this fantastic conference, just follow the blog hop and live vicariously through them!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Mewsings


Coco the Couture Cat, a Cornish Rex resting on an ottoman

Whether resting in solitude...

Coco the Couture Cat and Brighton, Cornish Rex cats, curled up in a chair

Or curled up with a friend...

Coco the Couture Cat being held by a man at a pub

Or wooing a Scotsman at a brew pub...

Coco the Couture Cat and Brighton, Cornish Rex Cats in a stroller by a lake

Or taking a stroll by Lake Montclair with her bodyguard...

Coco the Couture Cat dressed up in a red dress and hat

Coco leads a very full, fashionable lifestyle!

The poster for the Fabulous Fur-Baby Cotillion 2016

On Friday, we are jetting off to Florida to attend the Fabulous Furbaby Cotillion! Coco will be presented to society and the event will be filmed and she is graciously donating two pawtographed copies of the adorable book featuring her, Coco le Chat, the World's Most Fashionable Feline, to the raffle to benefit Florida Yorkie Rescue!

The cover of the book, Coco le Chat

It's a weekend of wining and dining and fun, all for a good cause and we couldn't be more excited to be wearing a custom-made, one-of-a-kind gown designed by the fabulous Belle Diva Couture! Coco has a number of dresses from Belle Diva, but this gown was designed after Janice Craig met Coco in person, spent the weekend with us in New York and I'll have to say, she captured a vision of Coco that is stunning, unique and perfect for her!

Of course, the gown is a secret until Saturday night, but we will start the fun on Friday night, getting to see old friends and meet new ones at a fabulous restaurant, which is having a private party, just for attendees! We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves!

Coco will be wearing something fabulous...I'm still going through her closet trying to pick something stunning, and I think it might be her newest dress from Belle Diva, the cutest cocktail dress that looks smashing on her!

Belle Diva Couture hot pink cocktail dress for Coco, the Couture Cat

Then Sunday, there is a brunch at a country club, with the them of Paris...another perfect setting for Coco...we will both be in pink with custom designed berets!

I promise to take lots of photos and I'm sure to have lots of stories to tell when we get back home, so stay tuned for all the details!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday... Coco's Closet and DIY hangers


This is Coco's closet. two years ago. It's bursting at the seams now as the past couple of years have been filled with fabulous hats and sparkling leashes and custom couture!

Photo by Paul Nathan ©

Every fashion event Coco goes to benefits homeless animals in some way... that's important to me and gives us the perfect reason to travel, be with friends and dress up!

Coco even dressed up for her visit to her dentist, Dr Chamberlain of Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. And we gave him a copy of the book featuring Coco, The Adventures of Coco le Chat, The World's Most Fashionable Feline, to put in the waiting room!

Coco, the Couture Cat in her Pink Paris dress and beret
Photo by Teri Thorsteinson

So with all these fancy clothes that need hangers, I came up with a spiffy idea that both fits the cat-sized costumes, and makes more room in the closet, too! I think our other fashionista friends would be interested in our DIY pet clothes hangers, so here are simple photo instructions!

DIY Pet Clothes Hangers Step 1

DIY Pet Clothes Hangers Step 2

DIY Pet Clothes Hangers Step 3

Now, while I can't sew, and have to seek out her wardrobe from talented designers who can, that doesn't mean I'm not crafty in other ways! And we all know I can bedazzle a stroller like nobody's business!

Coco, the Couture Cat's Pink Catillac stroller

And since I mentioned strollers, how about strolling over to the #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and visit some of the best pet bloggers in the world! 

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