written by Jen Reichle
Hello Darlings, we just finished the photo shoot for our newest addition to the Dapper Darlings Collection. I would like to introduce you to The Connoisseur Bowtie and Top Hat modeled by the adorable little Bella, a rescued Chihuahua mix! I would like to take a moment to thank our sweet model Bella and her talented human, Sandra, our one and only tailoress. I would also like to thank St Clair Winery in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico for allowing us to shoot at their winery. Now for the precious behind the scenes photos!
I am dog, hear me pour, this collection is for those who already know that the sweet taste of a fine wine pairs perfectly with the most fabulous four-legged drinking partners. We started our shoot with a beautiful stroll around Old Town Albuquerque ending at St. Clair Winery for a tasting of their delectable wines. Bella started off with a serving of the sweet Mimbres Red in her favorite Chihuahua etched wine glass. As she took a sip, she enjoyed the view from what she considered the best seat in the house--perched on top of a wine barrel. Saving the rest of her glass for after the shoot, she slipped into her designer top hat and bowtie ready to work some magic. A few shutter clicks later, she was ready to finish up her tasting with the Bellissimo, a delightful bubbly moscato, and enjoy the ambiance of a warm fire on the patio.
Isn't it all the most absolutely perfect pairing?
ABOUT THE CONNOISSEUR
The sturdy 100% cotton twill fabric of The Connoisseur Bowtie is designed from an art piece painted with red wine and pen ink outline. A rare find, the center of this bowtie features exotic cork leather imported from Portugal. Designed with red wine and real cork, it is a piece truly fitting of it's name and meant for the serious wine taster. The Connoisseur is a hand-tailored Playfully Refined exclusive sewn by our tailoress, Sandra (aka Bella's human).
It pairs perfectly with The Connoisseur Top Hat a delicate felted hat with ribbon trim and accents. The romantic flow of the lace and fine feathers, along with the rose center piece is sure to catch that handsome stranger's attention. Both accessories are fine attire for outings to your favorite dog friendly vineyards and wineries.
Interested in acquiring your own Connoisseur Accessories? Check out this bowtie andtop hat in our shop.
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