Karen Walker Taps Instagram Sensation Toast the Dog

New Zealand designer Karen Walker and four-legged Instagram sensation Toast the Dog, the droopy-tongued pup rescued by American comedian Josh Ostrovsky and wife, Katie Sturino, both don shades for Walker’s spring 2015 eyewear campaign.

“A beautiful redhead with a Cinderella backstory, who better to have as our first celebrity?” Walker said. A key image features side-by-side photos of Toast and the designer in matching Creeper shades – a split two-tone frame in tortoise and clear Plexiglas – in similar positions.

Walker admitted being photographed next to the Cavalier King Charles spaniel was daunting. “It’s pretty hard to compete with a toothless dog with its tongue hanging out,” she said.

In addition to paying the captivating pup for her modelling services, Walker also made a donation to Friends of Finn, the Amanda Hearst-founded and Humane Society-supported committee that helps stop inhumane breeding practices in puppy mills.

Original article by Roxanne Robinson, Women’s Wear Daily, January 26, 2015.

Photo by Courtesy Photo.

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Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

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