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I had the pleasure of attending the North Shore Animal League LEWYT Awards Luncheon yesterday on Long Island, N.Y. The NSAL is the worldest largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization and the net proceeds of the event will benefit Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption and Wellness Center. It’s the passion project of cat lovers Beth and Howard Stern who have have six cats and have fostered over 50 cats and kittens.pwhoroceeds will
Whenever animal lovers and advocates gather for a good cause it’s always fun. I was seated with fellow cat blogger friend Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat and I think the best seat in the house belonged the famous Bocker the Labradoodle. Yes, I came home smelling of dog-licked face. Merlin was not amused but ce’st la vie.
Beth Stern hosted the event (and yes she is even more beautiful in person). The most popular item to bid on was a studio tour with her hubby Howard Stern. At the time of this post, 14 bidders were bidding on Ebay with the highest bid of $32,600.
There were lots of items available for the silent auction including entertainment memorabilia.
My favorite part of the event was a fashion show by couture designer Marc Bouwer, an animal lover and advocate for PETA has a 100% cruelty-free fashion line featuring no fur, leather or even wool. The dresses and gowns were spectacular, so much so I’ll be posting a special gallery on Google + of the collection behind the scenes and on the runway. I had a private chat after the event and found him lovely and a passionate pet parent who adopted a puppy mill dog and recently a cat.
The glamorous collection contained meowtastic animal prints and cat ears but the group of red gowns in sensuous textures rocked as did the turquoise sequins, clouds of pink and liquid silhouettes of molten bronze. While most or us aren’t model thin or tall, I found many of designs quite wearable for many body types.
Marc Bouwer making last second tweaks before the show.
Marc designed a special gown for Beth and the most luxurious set of cat ears I’ve ever seen. Hello couture kitty!
Beth Stern, a proud self-described crazy cat lady being fitted with her special cat ears.
At the end of the day the message is: compassion is always in fashion, and we don’t need to wait a New York minute to make a difference in the lives of animals.