Top drawer: fashion news and views

Ruby, a miniature pinscher, wears a “Yummy Dress” from Ruff Ruff Couture along with a Swarovski crystal pet necklace and brown mode polka-dot collar and leash set, all from the Blaze-N-Skyy collar collection.

Asheville is inarguably a dog-friendly town, and now there’s dog fashion for those furry friends. Here, a quartet of style-savvy canines sport the latest in dog accessories from Blaze-N-Skyy Pet Boutique & Wellness Center (62 Wall St., Asheville, 253-2850).

Photos by Jonathan Welch.

• Boxer-mix Tehya gets in touch with her inner diva in a “I have issues …” tank top, a pink-and-white ostrich-feather boa, and a pink rhinestone bone collar and lead from the Blaze-N-Skyy collar collection.

• Siberian Husky Skyy is a smooth operator in an orange 3-in-1 harness (designed with a chest protection and car-safety system), UV 400 pet shades and an orange martinagle collar with black paw prints from the Blaze-N-Skyy collar collection.

• Blitz, a Pomeranian, shows off a little dog harness backpack (perfect for toting treats or waste bags).

Try this on

Motorsports Charities presents a Rock ‘n’ Roll Benefit for breast-cancer research and early detection at The Orange Peel on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. Along with local rock band Moksha, Sound Xtreme DJs and a rock-memorabilia auction, there’s a fashion show. Local boutiques including Hunk, HoneyPot and Fashionistas will strut their latest collections on the catwalk. Tickets are $35. Info: 225-5851.


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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