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The New Yorker Hotel Presents "Big City Little Dog" Fashion Show, a Benefit for Angel on a Leash

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The New Yorker Hotel
The New Yorker Hotel is a historical,
first-class, landmark hotel.

481 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(866) 800-3088

The New Yorker Hotel Presents
"Big City Little Dog" Fashion Show,
a Benefit for Angel on a Leash
All Fashions by New Yorkie

The New Yorker Hotel
www.newyorkerhotel.com
481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
US and Canada: 1-866-800-3088

Angel on a Leash
www.angelonaleash.org

New Yorkie
www.schmittysays.com

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
February 11, 2011


I was pleased to join Sylvia Lima, General Manager, New Yorker Hotel, along with her colleagues and staff, as they presented the "Big City Little Dog" Fashion Show. The show's hosts were David Frei, Co-Host of USA Network's production of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, and Elly McGuire, the owner of Schmitty the Weather Dog, who has his own blog. This special event, held in one of the New Yorker's elegant spaces, began with a cocktail party and a red carpet photo opportunity for all the guests and their fashion-bedecked pets. The New Yorkie fashion line was enhanced with Swarovski crystal necklaces, ribbons, jeweled leashes, and ballerina tutus. Many of the dogs seen tonight would compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in a few days, so this was a great rehearsal for spotlights and adoring attention.

Celebrities, like Ron Trotta, Meteorologist, who features Schmitty as his Weather Dog, during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, were prominently showcased in the Pre-Runway Show, Red Carpet event. The entire event was a benefit for Angel on a Leash, a non-profit that brings "therapy dogs" to health care and correctional facilities, to uplift moods and "make people smile". Following the Red Carpet event was a Runway Show, and prominent New Yorkers, plus celebrity dog-owners, had a great time gliding up and down the green carpeted runway, with their frisky, fashionable pets, to the delight of this dog-adoring audience.

Seen at tonight's event were Celeste Holm, legendary actress, with Frank Basile, opera star, who also sang the National Anthem, and Ms. Holm's dog, Barker. Also participating were Top Chef contestant, Nikki Cascone, with her greyhounds, Jessica Cohen, Executive VP, Prudential Douglas Elliman, and her Yorkshire Terrier, Cindy Guyer, a model, who owns Wine and Roses restaurant, with her pups, CBS' Kim Berk, with her French Bulldog, Cat Greenleaf of WNBC’s Talk Stoop show, with her dachshund, and Karen Biehl and her dog Eli, stars of a new show, "Doggie Moms". Everyone took home a "goody bag", with an Angel on a Leash hat and dog treats, and there were dog-inspired handbags and accessories for sale in New Yorker's Mezzanine Lobby.



Celebrity Dog Owners Pose for Photos
at Big City Little Dog Fashion Show,
Benefit for Angel On a Leash, at
The New Yorker Hotel
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ron Trotta, Weatherman, with
Benefit Guests
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

New Yorker Hotel Catering Staff at the Bar
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Big Dog and Little Dogs Arrive
for the Fashion Show
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Sylvia Lima, General Manager,
New Yorker Hotel, with
Gina DiGennaro, Event Sales Manager, and Her Dog
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Guest Calms Her Dog for the Event
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Guest and Her Dog Arrive at the Event
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Cory Blenner, Human Resources Dir., Lisbeth Recio, Dir., Catering & Sales, Sylvia Lima, Angela Sanchez, Dir., Housekeeping, Jose Siguenza, Chief Engineer, Operations Dept.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


Sylvia Lima with Ron Trotta and Elly McGuire
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Big Dog in a Silk Cape at the Event
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Lovely White Dog in Silver Tutu
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Swarovski Crystal Necklace
for a Gorgeous Black Dog
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

An Adorable Dog in a Purple Tutu
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Tiny Dog Shows off Striped Ruffles
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

An Owner and Her Festive Dog
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

New Yorker Catering Staff and Hors d'Oeuvres
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Twin Dogs in His and Hers Black-White Outfits
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Huge Floral Hairpiece, Tiny Dog
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

David Frei and Sue Barrett Greet the Crowd
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Perfect Party-Loving Duo
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Dogs in Sweaters, Shoes, and Ribbons
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

New Yorkie Signature Fashion Warm-up
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Showing Affection for Her Pet
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Red-Ruffled Tutu and Ribbons Brighten the Party
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Owners and Dogs Party with the Crowd
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

An Angel on a Leash Naps on T-Shirts
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Slide Show at the Runway
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Slide Show Features New Yorker's Bright Lights
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Jog a Dog Exerciser for Sale
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Frank Basile, Opera Star,
Sings the National Anthem
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Show Dog and Owner Watch the Runway
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Celeste Holm, Her Dog "Barker",
and Frank Basile on the Runway
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

A Fancy Dog Dances Down the Runway
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Husky Dog and Owner Seize Runway Attention
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Meteorologist Ron Trotta and
Schmitty the Weather Dog
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

This Dog Came Dressed for a Party
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

The Winner of the Runway Show Thanks the Crowd
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Eric Bryant, E-Commerce Manager,
The New Yorker Hotel, at Leisure After the Show
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net