By Rylee Johnston published
For fans of couture and dogs, now's your opportunity to combine the passions and treat your pet to a trendy hat. Milliner Awon Golding's Haute Dogs calendar project will be auctioning off some tail-waggingly chic hats to style your favorite pup with.
- The auction is part of milliner Awon Golding's dog calendar project, which helps support stray dogs.
- Awon has styled dogs and stars, including the former Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Gaga.
- In other royal news, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are rumored to be starting their own wine label.
This year, Haute Dogs partnered with the Wild At Heart Foundation and, according to the website, raised over £21,000 through crowdfunding. This is the first time Awon is holding an auction for the hats, which are used for her dog calendar project. In an interview with PEOPLE, she encouraged dog owners to get involved with the first-of-its-kind auction.
"This is the first time that the Haute Dog hats are available for the public to buy," Awon told PEOPLE. "Each hat is a one-of-a-kind piece of art made by the best couture milliners in the world! You and your dog will be the chicest in the dog park this summer."
In the past, Awon has styled stars including Meghan Markle and Lady Gaga but came up with the idea to hold a dog auction after attempting to style her own rescue dog with one of her creations.
"I was always dressing Stevie up, and one day I just had this lightbulb moment," she said.
100% of the proceeds from the hat auction will be given to the Wild at Heart Foundation, which rescues and finds strays homes all over the world.
"The Haute Dogs calendar was such a success, and we received endless requests from supporters wanting to buy the incredible hats, and fascinators featured," Wild at Heart founder Nikki Tibbles told PEOPLE. "We are thrilled that all 12 milliners have generously donated their creations to the Foundation."
Awon even shared a video on YouTube where she showcases some of the hats being auctioned off. If you're as obsessed with these trendy hats as we are, you have until April 12 to bid on the hats.
Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about.
Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.
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