Hot, Beautiful and Inspired
Former Glamour magazine photo director Suzanne Donaldson focuses
her bold new site on the world’s most wonderful dog fashion and art.
BY JODY MILLER-YOUNG
fashion and conscious dog rescue coverage.
It was one of her colleagues, Richard Phibbs, who made her
see shelter dogs through fresh eyes. “Richard is a very talented
fashion photographer who donates his time to taking pictures of
dogs at The Humane Society of New York,” Donaldson describes.
“When I saw these images, not of dogs suffering in cages, but
of these faces looking lovingly at you through these wonderful
eyes, the truth in them focused me and made me see what I was
going to be doing.”
The shelter dog became a core thread in the fabric of Mrs.
Sizzle. When she is showcasing a dog fashion brand, she does
not call an agent to get the models. Instead, she reaches out
to one of the thirty-plus shelter resources she shares on her
site, and features their dogs in the shoot. “I am hopefully raising
awareness in the fashion world, where people care so much
about how they look and may not have spent the time to seek
out their perfect dog at a shelter,” she explains.
What is the Mrs. Sizzle experience? Think professional photo
shoots on location with such bold-faced names as childhood
friend and Veep star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus or dear friend, Isaac
Mizrahi. Think inspired dog photography or art pictorials by some
of the most talented in their fields. Think cool, new products and
"Torunn & the Gentle Giants."
rescue Instagram feeds. Think fashion, fashion, fashion.
“Florals are in for spring, so whether it is Thakoon, Diane
izzle: to be very hot, to fry or make a hissing sound.
Mmm hmmm, that sounds about right. The
sizzling is none other than the hot new website,
MrsSizzle.com. Who is this Mrs. Sizzle? She is
Suzanne Donaldson, taking a fresh new look at dog fashion and
changing the face of the pet fashion blog.
Entrenched in the ultra-cool world of supermodels, iconic
fashion photographers and celebrities through her 12 years
as head Photo Director for Glamour magazine, Donaldson is
deep in the mix of runway shows, art and photography debuts
and…the shelter dog. Suffice it to say, Mrs. Sizzle has found
the sweet spot between beautiful photography, pet-inspired
Mrs. Sizzle shares a bone with Ratu.
PHOTOGRAPH Y TRULS BAKKEN DOGSBES TMAN; THE DOGIS T (BONE)
HAMPTONS PE T
№ 5 | SUMMER 2015