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The Outlets of Colorado and Larimer Humane Society will host families and their canine companions at the Outlets at Loveland for a day of fashion and fun on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Ten adoptable dogs, each poised to endear a friend or family and a new home, will be groomed, attired in Petsense® Fashions and escorted down the runway by their human model companions at the first ever Take a Bow Wow event.
This free pet expo and pet fashion show will feature regional vendors like Tail Waggin’ Mobile Pet Grooming, the provider of the ‘salon services’ for the featured Larimer Humane Society dogs. Booths and demonstrations will be provided by Doggie Dips and Chips, Bones Du Jour, Precious Memories, TryMyWork.com, Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic, Rovers Ranch, Off Leash Training, Spa 4 Paws and more.
Immediately after the dog fashion show, Take a Bow Wow will host a modeling contest honoring one pooch through the Outlets of Colorado’s Strike a Pose model search contest. Treats and prizes for both four-legged and two-legged attendees are planned. All proceeds from Take a Bow Wow will benefit Larimer Humane Society.
The brilliant idea behind Take a Bow Wow is to match up these adorable shelter dogs with just the right families and individuals for adoption. They’ll be attired in accessories and clothes from the Outlets at Castle Rock’s boutique store Petsense®, where dog fashions are available at outlet prices of half off, every day. The shelter dogs will be groomed in anticipation of this runway event and accompanied by the stylish Strike a Pose amateur models, who represent the Outlets of Colorado for one year after winning the human version of the Outlets’ modeling contest each spring. The human models will also showcase fashions from some of the 300 retail outlets within the Outlets of Colorado centers in Castle Rock, Loveland and Silverthorne.
“Larimer Humane Society is delighted to be the charitable partner with the Outlets of Colorado for this first-ever event,” said Marcie Williams, Community Relations Manager for Larimer Humane Society. “These pets, and many more like them at the shelter, are ready to be welcomed into compassionate homes.”
Pet owners with a particularly photogenic pup can enter him or her in the Strike a Pose Dog Modeling Contest, to vie for the crown of the Outlets of Colorado Strike a Pose Dog. The winning dog will receive a three-day, two-night vacation for his or her family at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, a pet-friendly resort property. The prize package also includes a $150 gift card for shopping at the Outlets at Loveland, a pet modeling portfolio card with a professional photograph, a June fashion shoot alongside the human Strike a Pose model contest winners and on-air appearances on select television segments for the period of a year.
Countless individuals and organizations have stepped up to do their part of make this Larimer Humane Society benefit event a success. Tail Waggin’ Mobile Pet Grooming, the mobile grooming outfit that is a favorite of many pet owners around northern Colorado, will be on site at Take a Bow Wow. This unique grooming service has a self-contained tub, table, freshwater tank, generator and hot water heater in its Dalmatian-themed van. Owner Mitzi Jones will perform the ‘makeovers’ on all ten of the adoptable dogs. “Dogs, who are essentially pack animals, really enjoy all the favorable attention they receive after being pampered and groomed,” said Jones. “I’m excited to do my part for these animals and help them put their best foot forward for their Take a Bow Wow appearances.”
The Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council, will be on clean up duty and will assist visitors with information on the day’s events and schedule at Take a Bow Wow. The Outlets at Loveland’s Facebook fan page is offering a donation of fifty cents to Larimer Humane Society on behalf of each of its fans who provide a ‘like’ through their Facebook page at Facebook.com/outletsatloveland.
Take a Bow Wow will offer gourmet treats, water, and doggie flying discs to canine visitors. Their human companions will enjoy truffles from Harry & David® and other refreshments. The Outlets of Colorado will give away hundreds of dollars in merchandise, like Coach® bags and accessories, gift cards and other prizes through drawings and a spin on their famous prize wheel.
The Take a Bow Wow Expo and Pet Fashion Show will take place Saturday, May 7, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Outlets at Loveland, in Space #5270 at the south side of the center. Sponsors of the event include Northern Colorado 5, Petsense® Outlet, Tail Waggin’ Mobile Pet Grooming, Larimer Humane Society, Front Range Event Rental and the Outlets of Colorado. To find out more go to http://www.outletsatloveland.com or call 970-663-1916.
Summit County is “dog country” and the Outlets at Silverthorne, being in the heart of the county, decided to celebrate the passion the mountain communities have for animals by honoring a newly adopted homeless dog as their official shopping center mascot. Thor (named after Silver”THOR”ne) was adopted by a member of the center’s management team through a rescue organization after he was found in a ravine in New Mexico. At the time, less than 10 weeks old, Thor was brought to a shelter and shortly thereafter he was making his way up to his new home in Summit County.
Outlets at Silverthorne management team saw Thor and heard about his rough start in the world and decided to help. The shopping center made him their “official mascot” in March and then invited local partners, including Bark Busters Home Dog Training, who is providing all of Thor’s professional dog training, G’day Pet Care who is supplying his first year of puppy food, and Farmers Korner Veterinary Hospital who will provide his regular scheduled vet services, to join forces.
If you’d like to meet Thor you can stop by Outlets at Silverthorne Tuesday’s through Saturday’s from 9 am to 5 pm (minus any vacations and/or days off he has scheduled). He will be in the Management Office or in our Customer Service & Summit County Visitors Center. If he’s not there you’ll find him walking with his team around the shopping center visiting with our shoppers and retailers. Thor will also be hosting and attending events throughout Summit County with his owner and the staff at Outlets at Silverthorne as he helps other homeless animals in Summit County find a new home.
Thor’s a pretty lucky dog to not only be adopted by a great family living in Summit County but to get a bigger, extended family with the community that work and shop at the Outlets at Silverthorne. Knowing this, Thor, in partnership with Outlets at Silverthorne, are making a difference. They have joined forces with LAPS (League for Animals & People of the Summit) and will donate fifty cents ($0.50) to LAPS for every new person who visits the Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page (now through May 31, 2011) and “likes” their page. LAPS is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that raises funds to support a variety of programs for the pets of low-income families living or working in the Summit County area.
This fundraising event for LAPS is just the first in a series of community activities Thor and the Outlets at Silverthorne will be doing to help homeless animals in need. To keep up with other ways Thor is helping animals in find homes follow his adventures on Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page.
We hope you will help Thor with his fundraising efforts by sharing this blog or telling your friends to “like” Outlets at Silverthorne’s Facebook page before May 31, 2011. Your “like” will help raise needed funds for LAPS.
From the staff and retailers at Outlets at Silverthorne they say “thanks” and from Thor “woof”.
We’re just weeks away from Spring Break and then comes the summer vacation travel season. Vacation travel can get a bit overwhelming, so we’re here to help you make the most of your upcoming trips and how to make the most of what you pack. Outlets of Colorado, and its partners Fox 21 and the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, have put together some great fashion travel tips you’ll want to use as you get ready to get out-of-town:
Think Comfort: When traveling, look for fabrics that stretch like cotton knits or blends. Some of our favorites are nylon, Lycra, and spandex. These items pack better and come out wrinkle-free.
Keep Colors Basic: Colors should be basic and your separates should mix and match. Black, white, khaki and denim are ideal, but don’t be afraid of punchy colors like red or orange for summer.
Shoes: You don’t have to bring a pair of shoes for every outfit. We recommend a casual sandal and a dressy sandal (if you’re heading somewhere tropic). Bring a pair of flip-flops for the pool/beach and athletic shoes for workout or long sights-seeing trips.
Shorts, Skirts, and Tops: Great looks for the day are shorts, skirts, and tops. Take a few extra tank tops to layer or to wear on their own. One great hint I heard from a friend who is a worldwide traveler, avoid logo T-shirts or flashy designer goods, they’ll both you make stand out as a tourist.
Night on the Town: Whether you pack a short dress or long, a great dress will make any night special. We recommend a great black dress will take you anywhere.
Cardigan: In and out of air-conditioned buildings can give you the chills. A lightweight knit cardigan in basic black or white can be tossed around the shoulders. You can also create many looks with a cardigan – layer over a T-Shirt or tank dress or worn alone with dressy pants for dinner.
Accessories: A friend told me that she buys accessories while on vacation. She doesn’t bring her expensive jewelry but instead she loves to buy local treasures. She considers it her souvenir from the trip (really, do you need another magnet?).
Sexy Metallic Ruffled tops: This is one of my favorite fashion statements this winter. These metallic ruffle tops are a great way to dress up any outfit. My favorite is pairing it with my straight leg denim jeans with high heel boots.
The Trench Coat This is not your father’s coat. Today’s trench coats make a statement. Great colors (bright and/or patterned) with fabulous belts that can be ties and buckles really complete your outfit.
Military still HOT: Love this look. Military inspired fashion trends such as cargo pants, tapered khaki’s and military jackets still a fashion statement. Pair this military inspired look with a stylish camisole, lots of jewelry, and a great boot.
If you want to learn more about what’s in and what’s hot for winter 2011 or if you’re looking for a new look for a new year, have brunch at the Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this Sunday, January 30, 2011. Outlets of Colorado, including Outlets at Castle Rock, Loveland, and Silverthorne will be at the resort where we’re giving away gift cards, coach handbags, and one lucky Champagne Brunch attendee will receive a Fashion Ambush Makeover valued at over $500.
For information about our Fashion Ambush Makeover, click here. To make a reservation to attend the Champagne Brunch at the Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, click here. To learn more about Colorado Springs and the great things to do in this region of our state, click here.
Crewcuts, which is J.Crew’s children clothing concept will open at Outlets at Castle Rock on January 20th. The retailer has taken the great looks that they designed for adults and transformed them into outfits perfect for young boys and girls. The clothing line offers looks for sizes 2 to 14.
Even though we’ve had a unseasonably warm December, I still have Cashmere sweaters on my Christmas list. I’m not too demanding either (really), it can be pure Cashmere (because there are deals to be had out there) or I’d be completely thrilled to receive a sweater in a Cashmere blend w/silk or wool (they still give you the feel of luxe). I can’t help it. I love the way the material makes me feel and how it wears over time.
Cashmere is a soft and breathable material so you can wear it almost year-round. We’ve got great deals on Cashmere at the Outlets of Colorado and you’ll find Cashmere in many of our stores. Check out Saks Fifth Avenue OFF Fifth, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, and Brooks Brothers to name a few place you can find the latest styles, colors, and fashion. I’ve found everything from turtlenecks, Cabled V-neck, twin sets, and then my favorite Cashmere scarves and gloves. Yummy.