We’re on countdown to Stylist Live where we will be staging our first ever Pup Up Boutique to ensure London’s hounds are dressed with style. There’s load to be excited about – exciting new-to-the-UK launches, doggy styling, giveaways and more. PLUS there’ll also be two dashing dog models, who will be job-sharing the modeling and puckering up for kisses in aid of All Dogs Matter. Enter Pack Leaders Dave and Basil!
We’ve caught up with Dave and Basil ahead of their appearance at Stylist Live, which takes place on 15 to 18 October to give you an insight into their pack leading style.
Tell us about your personal style
Dave: I’m totally in touch my feminine side – I love pink! Pastel pinks, hot pinks, you name it but my fave is neon pink. I’m also partial to strong geometric black and white prints. I like to mix them up for maximum impact – my See Scout Sleep Nice Grill Lead look so cool paired with the Out Of My Box Collar.
Basil: with my monochrome markings, I’m all about the colour pop. I love bright leather collars and leads, and I adore bold prints and stripes. With my lean and leggy frame, I have to wear sweaters and coats in winter. For these, I go more classic choosing simple boy colours like navy and khaki, and timeless patterns – stripes again.
What are you most looking forward to modeling at Stylist Live?
Dave: the Ware Of The Dog Nylon Colour Block Harness. It’s the perfect shape for my chunky chest and it’s great for attention grabbing. It adjusts to fit perfectly, I can step in and out of it easily and there’s no pressure on my neck and throat.
Basil: The Pethaus Denim Raw Dog Denim Dog Coat, as the style mix-ups are endless. Plus the Malucchi Leather Dog Collar. This collar is so cool, I think I’m going to have to fight off the ladies from stealing it to wear as a western belt.
What words of doggy style wisdom do you have to share?
Dave: Be bright, be bold. Grab attention and enjoy looking good. Always look your best, as you never know who you might meet – I’m secretly hoping to meet Dawn O’Porter at Stylist Live!
Basil: Splurge on classic styles, colours and prints so you have a neutral base to add trends too. Make sure it fits otherwise you won’t look good or feel good.
Apart from your forthcoming appearance at Stylist Live, what has been your top dog moment?
Dave: Being spotted by talent scouts and modeling for the Hoxton Hotel.
Dave at The Hoxton
Basil: Meeting fellow male model David Gandy at Bluebird in Chelsea, and featuring in the AW15 campaign for one of Lead The Walk’s labels Ruby Rufus.
Meet Dave and Basil on alternating days at the Lead The Walk Pup Up at Stand M43 at Stylist Live on 15-18 October at the Business Design Centre, Islington. For tickets visit Live.stylist.co.uk. See you there!