Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend an event hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue for their popular perfume line Kilian. Mr. Kilian Hennessy himself was in attendance along with an uber chic crowd that was there to smell themselves up with his enticing scents and also to raise money and support for the MSPCA. The MSPCA is an organization that protects animals from abuse, fosters community awareness of animal cruelty, provides healthcare for the sick and also offers pet adoption.
Among the guests were two women that are not only ridiculously glamorous and fun but also very outspoken about their involvement with the welfare of animals. Erica Corsano spends countless hours raising money to help the MSPCA and also chairs their annual Spring Gala. And Amber D’Amelio is an avid animal rights activist. I chatted with Amber for a bit about her true passion for animals and the message she’s spreading. As a true fashionista (you should have seen her most-coveted Chanel No. 5 bottle clutch) it’s hard to imagine being so involved with a cause that deeply frowns upon fur and leather, two things that seem to be a staple in the fashion world.
This got me thinking about the love affair that not only we have with animal inspiration but our children as well. How can we create a generation of kids that can appreciate the beauty of animals but not abuse and take advantage of their integrity? I thought perhaps by taking the idea of what animals stand for, their fun colors and abstract prints and incorporating that idea into their dress, we can encourage a different type of appreciation in fashion. I’ve searched Safaris and zoos high and low and compiled a fun array of animal inspired duds that any kid would go bananas for….
Click here for more information about supporting the MSPCA or for information on adopting a pet.
~ta-ta from googoogabgab…