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Recap: 2nd Annual Pet Support Phashion Charity Affair In Philadelphia To Benefit The ASPCA

Greta Russo and Antoine Johnson of Pet Support Phashion Charity Affair held their 2nd annual dog fashion show, “Angels” at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia on November 16, in support of the pets and pet owners affected by Hurricane Sandy.  All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the ASPCA to help those affected in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York rebuild.

Greta Russo & Antoine Johnson

Greta Russo & Antoine Johnson (Photo Credit: Al For)

The evening was hosted by Mike Jerrick of Good Day Philadelphia and Kharisma McIlwaine from The CW Philly and featured performances by singer Felicia Punzzo accompanied by Flo Motion Dance Company as well as The Goddess Isis and The Misfits. Doggie designers Olga Zablinskaya and Genny Perez debuted their new collection, Conchita Couture, the official pet couture fashion for the new reality series Bitches of South Beach, while Jacqueline Myles of Todd Anthony Couture showcased a special collection, for humans, made just for this event. Pet treats that looked good enough for us humans to eat were provided by Eskico, a Wilmington, De. based wholefood snack company with a twist.

FloMotion Dance Company: Jenna Badgley, Danielle Sealia, Jessica Kelly, Alexandra Plank, Alexis Iannucci & Cori Burchana

FloMotion Dance Company: Jenna Badgley, Danielle Sealia, Jessica Kelly, Alexandra Plank, Alexis Iannucci & Cori Burchana (Photo Credit: Al For)

Kacie McDonnell of the FOX 29 news team

Kacie McDonnell of the FOX 29 news team (Photo Credit: Al For)

Nate Allen of the Philadelphia Eagles

Nate Allen of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo Credit: Al For)

Guests, models and pets alike mingled in the spacious event room of Sigma Sound, sipping cocktails and chatting about what this event means to them. I had the pleasure of meeting both Greta Russo and Antoine Johnson during the evening and, as we chatted, it was very clear that these two have a passion for “phashion” as well as their four legged friends. Everyone in attendance was truly there to support the cause!

Antoine Johnson & The Goddess Isis

Antoine Johnson & The Goddess Isis (Photo Credit: Al For)

The Pet Support Phashion Charity Affair was developed to assist Humane Law Enforcement, an organization whose officers assist local and state police while enforcing animal anti-cruelty laws. The fashion show, as well as other sponsored events, are held to raise funds for the much-needed tools their officers use to perform their daily tasks as well as to provide continued education to the community about the work done by the HLE to serve and protect the animals. Find out more about how you can get involved with The Pet Support Phashion Charity Affair here.

Grace Forster & the Yorkie Girls, Portia & Rosie

Grace Forster & the Yorkie Girls, Portia & Rosie (Photo Credit: Al For)

The mission of the ASPCA is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, to pass humane laws to protect animals, as well as share resources with shelters nationwide.  Learn more about the ASPCA and how you can help here.

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