Rescue Your Next Best Friend

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Rescue Your Next Best Friend

Story & Photos Contributed by Cristina Conte, who adopted

The amount of love and fulfillment that comes from being a companion to a furry friend is something that can’t be described until you own the role.

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Throughout my young adult life, I was always wondering why people were overly passionate about promoting adoption and shelters. Even after spending my high school years volunteering at the local shelter, I didn’t feel the need to put bumper stickers on my car or hug strangers in parks after learning their dog was adopted. Yes, I’ve seen it happen numerous times.

I was actually terrified of adoption! As much as I wanted to help animals, especially dogs, I wanted to play it safe and stick with breeders. The reasoning behind this was very justifiable for me. I knew a handful of friends who had to return their adopted dog…

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Why We March: Standing Up for Public Lands

Although I live in Canada I completely support this effort and agree public lands should remain that way …. Always !!

Ruffwear Blog | News, Events & Adventures

Why We March: Standing Up for Public Lands

photos © Ben Moon 2010

This week, members of the Ruffwear pack will be raising our voices for national treasures that are near and dear to us – our public lands and waterways. We’ll take to the streets in the This Land is Our Land March for Public Lands in Salt Lake City, Utah, an event expected to draw thousands people who support keeping public lands in public hands.

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We do so because we believe in protecting wild places where dogs and people go to play. We also know that the future of these places is uncertain.

Like many companies, Ruffwear will this week attend the mecca for all things outdoor recreation, the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. Last summer, more than 1,600 brands and 29,000 people went to this gathering of what is undoubtedly a powerhouse industry: According to the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Industry…

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Check out izzyandskye.com 😍

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a Fabulous summer! Exciting news on the home front, izzyandskye.com has been under construction for some time but it is now officially up and running and I’d love to get your comments and feedback! So go ahead, have a look and let me know what you think……

Hugs, Health & Happiness,

Janet

janet@izzyandskye.com
izzyandskye.com

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photoshoot is all wrapped up and here are some inside peeks!!

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Hi everyone,

Just a few pics to add to the collection but I don’t want to give it all away so I’m posting a few from our Photoshoot 2 weeks ago and these are more selling shots as opposed to the last bunch which were lifestyle shots. A big thank you to my models, Isabel and Sophia who were amazing to work with and very professional 😉
I will be planning a trunk show at the end of this year so stay tuned for more details!!
Thanks as always for tuning in. …… And please let me know what you think!

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photoshoot is all wrapped up and here are some inside peeks!!

Hi everyone,

Just a few pics to add to the collection but I don’t want to give it all away so I’m posting a few from our Photoshoot 2 weeks ago and these are more selling shots as opposed to the last bunch which were lifestyle shots. A big thank you to my models, Isabel and Sophia who were amazing to work with and very professional 😉
I will be planning a trunk show at the end of this year so stay tuned for more details!!
Thanks as always for tuning in. …… And please let me know what you think!

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A Peek at Things To Come…..

MIDI Top and Pencil Skirt
MIDI Top and Pencil Skirt
Black Jersey Jumpsuit
Black Jersey Jumpsuit
Patterned Relaxed Pants
Patterned Relaxed Pants
V-neck Maxi Dress
V-neck Maxi Dress

A BIG Thank You to my beautiful models, Natalie and Erica for offering to pose for some photos in a few of my sample pieces! And also many thanks to Julie and Rino for volunteering their beautiful garden for our shots. We’ve got one more Photoshoot this weekend and then I can showcase the full collection. Stay tuned, there is more to come ! 🙂

Samples Are Done! (finally!!)

New logo and image courtesy of Canvas.com.   What do you think ??

Hi everyone,

So it’s been a really LONG time since I’ve posted anything and the reason is that I have been working diligently on getting all of my samples ready (for next spring no less!) and the good news is…… They Are DONE.    Whew.    What follows now is truly the hard part.   Designing dresses and jumpsuits, no problem.   Sourcing fabrics, easy peesy.    Multiple fittings, changes to design, costing and creating labels, baby stuff.     But what comes next, creating a website, hiring models and a professional photographer for a photo shoot, deciding on what I want my look book to represent, creating line sheets, Yikes!!!!     I am totally psyched to start approaching stores to purchase my line but all the other stuff I just mentioned, not so eager to tackle any of that.   Problem is, In order to get into stores I need to get all that other stuff done first.   So, I’m pulling up my big girl socks and mustering up all my courage and moving ahead, blindly but with faith that it will all come together and it will all work out!    I’m having some friends and family pop by over the long weekend to see the samples, try them on and give me feedback, so if you’re available and interested in taking a look and giving me some honest advice/comments, etc. , please let me know, I would be so grateful for your feedback.     Just send me an email to IzzyandSkye@outlook.com and i’ll let you know when the “Open house” will begin!! Looking forward to it : )

Janet