On Saturday we held our P.E.A.R.L. (Poodles Endorsing the Animal Refuge League) fashion show and garden party fundraiser with more than 100 guests in attendance.
Held at a beautiful, private estate in Scarborough, P.E.A.R.L. showcased summer’s hottest trends from fashion partners Banana Republic, Talbots, Style Me Portland, Judith and Twist. Our models strutted their stuff down the runway to a packed house of fashion-forward guests (both human and canine). Our exclusive event stylist, Sephora, dazzled with custom hair and make up for all our models.
Claudia Waite of the Metropolitan Opera, and local stage actor Daniel Noel joined as event emcees. This amazingly talented duo kept the crowd gleefully entertained.
Poodles were featured both on and off the catwalk, with event co-hosts Lily, Togiak and Keeva running the show!
Members of the Scarborough Police and Fire Departments volunteered their time as canine handlers, assisting guests with their four-legged friends throughout the day.
Guests enjoyed a delicious garden luncheon, fabulous champagne cocktails and our signature ARLGP cupcakes. The raffle items were a huge hit- with a genuine Prada bag, beautiful jewelry from Panache, and a ‘Key to the Closet’ package fetching many excited contenders!
We’d like to extend a big thank you to our event hosts, Sue and Jim, for providing such a beautiful location for our P.E.A.R.L. event. We’d also like to thank IDEXX for sponsoring P.E.A.R.L. and helping us make it a magnificent time all to benefit the Future Fund.