No outfit is complete without a decked out pooch.
The Sarasota Garden Club presented its Panache with Pooches Fashion Show Charity event for Donte’s Den on Feb 8.
Sarasota fashionistas strolled the garden with champagne flutes while local vendors sold plants, paintings and clothing prior to the start of the fashion show.
Evelyn & Arthur’s store manager Aliki Gable partnered with Donte’s Den founder Marsha Panuce to create a fashion show that showcased the fashions at Evelyn & Arthur and bring awareness to the dogs of Donte’s Den.
“It’s all beauty,” said Panuce. “It was very quick that I found out that they (Evelyn & Arthur) love dogs. Aliki is a tremendous dog-lover.”
Models strutted down the runway while some dogs decided to lick every other guest sitting along the edge.
“It’s always an honor for Donte's Den to mesh with the community,” said Panuce. “Our staff and myself, we don’t shop at the box stores. We shop at the local boutiques. The merchandise is different and we enjoy seeing it. It does mesh with the happiness that we have at Donte’s.”