Two weeks ago we participated in the San Francisco SPCA's “Dogs on the Catwalk” fashion show. This event is one of the many community outreach programs to encourage adoption of the San Francisco SPCA’s dogs and cats. The show featured designs from Jill Milan, Bows ‘N Ties, and Claire Farwell London, along with accessories from Mijo & Bambi, Scutte, and Yap. About 2,000 people RSVP’d for the event and 120 cats and dogs were adopted through the weekend.

The show kicked off with the latest designs from Claire Farwell London, a brand which emphasizes femininity and design detail. The collection embodies modern sophistication – the perfect staples for day-to-night looks, styles for the international jetsetter, and reversible designs to expand any wardrobe.

Claire Farwell of Claire Farwell London
Above: Claire Farwell, founder and designer of Claire Farwell London
(Photo: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)


The Claire Farwell Collection
Above: From the Claire Farwell London collection
(Photo: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)


Jill Milan’s models showed off a range of handbags for day and night. We also debuted our first line of all-vegan coats and jackets. (Stay tuned for our announcement on those.)

 Jill Milan Winter Coat in Pink  Jill Milan Motorcycle Jacket

Above Left: San Francisco Socialite Moanalani Jeffrey shows off Jill Milan's winter coat in pink and Russian Hill Clutch in pink and black.
Above Right: Kele wears the new Jill Milan motorcycle jacket, along with the New Canaan Clutch.
(Photos: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)


Bows ‘N Ties showed its collection of neckwear created specifically to support the San Francisco SPCA. All profits from its Dogs ‘N Ties line of scarves and ties are contributed to the SPCA. The models were accompanied by senior dogs from Muttville, a senior dog rescue that finds homes for dogs aged 7 and older, specializing in senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes.

 Bows 'N Ties and dogs  Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on the catwalk with canine friend

Above left: Our model Alex sports neckwear from Bows 'N Ties as he escorts a couple friends.
Above right: Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, S.F. SPCA co-President, on the catwalk with canine escort.
(Photos: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)


Models from Jill Milan and the other brands finished the show by walking the catwalk with some of the fine dogs up for adoption. Some of Jill Milan’s models also took the adoptable pigeons and doves from Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue down the catwalk. The evening closed with a performance by the musical group Sit Kitty Sit.

 Amanda with pup  Sophia with dove

Above left: Amanda on the catwalk with a canine friend.
Above right: Sophia with an adoptable dove from Palomacy.
Below: Musical group Sit Kitty Sit.
(Photos: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)


Sit Kitty Sit

You can help the San Francisco SPCA through the end of June – purchases from Jill Milan will enjoy a 10 percent discount and Jill Milan will donate 10 percent of the purchase to the SPCA. Just use the discount code “SPCA10” at checkout when purchasing from the Jill Milan website.

SPCA volunteer SPCA pup

Above left: One of the wonderful SPCA volunteers. (She made that outfit herself.)
Above right: One of the wonderful pets available for adoption.
Below: Fashion show preparation at the SPCA.
(Photos: Kira Stackhouse, Nuena Photography)

Fashion show prep