Flotsam and Jetsam!


It’s Fashion Week here in New York City but walking around within these empty streets, one would never know it. Why you ask? Well, for starters, Fashion’s Night Out has been cancelled this year. Yes, you read that right! What began in 2009 as a means to encourage consumers to shop and support the fashion industry during the tough economic climate (all while being offered the rare opportunity to meet your favorite designers) is now a mere memory for the 99% who pretended, for just one night, that they (we) could afford any label on 5th Avenue. From what I’ve read online, designers were spending so much money hosting the events and not really generating enough money back in sales, so Vogue and the CFDA called it quits on the industry’s expensive version of a street festival! I guess Anna Wintour does not want to discount luxury goods in 2013 and since sales for such products are not suffering in the slightest, why blame her? After all, high-fashion and great style (in my opinion) should be exclusionary! Ok, maybe I don’t mean to be that cunty it’s just that whenever I type Anna Wintour’s name in a sentence (and oddly, it’s quite often) I feel the need to be scathing, classist and judgmental—goodness, I really feel bad for poor Grace Coddington if Anna Wintour makes lil’ old ineffectual me feel that way! OK, so the cancellation of Fashion’s Night Out has seriously put a damper on Fashion Week but what about the September issue of Vogue magazine, have you all seen the cover? Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games? Really? BORING! At least last year, Mamma and I had so much fun ushering in the Fall season by ripping Lady Gaga to shreds with her Rupaul look-alike cover. Mostly it was just me but Mamma would smile and bark whenever I looked in her direction.

Anyway, here on Mamma’s little corner on the web, we’d like to kick off Fashion Week and the Fall fashion season the right way! We’re talkin’ about some serious, canine-throwback-fabulousness here!


Here we have Mamma Biscuit perched upon a park bench during a fashionable stroll through Fort Tryon Park. Our little gremlin is wearing a chic, pale pink coat paired with an amazing vintage brooch that we acquired two weeks ago from Vintage in Vogue, a vintage clothing shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Detailed in cream colored netting, bird feathers and a rosette fashioned from thick fabric, this brooch is the perfect accent to any lightweight coat in Mamma’s Fall wardrobe. You all know by now that Mamma Biscuit is all about the accessories and the only thing missing from this overall ensemble is a cream-colored pill box hat—and don’t put it passed me, I can find one and make it work for her!


Of course our bundle of joy gets tired very easily. Actually, I’m lying, I instructed Mamma to roar like a lionesse here. I wanted her to channel Grace Jones in an attempt to capture something edgy and editorial—and this is what she came up with, a long, drawn out yawn! Hey, it’s not easy being a top model and fashion icon but Mamma Biscuit is so professional and so chic that within five minutes in front of the camera, we’ve got the photoshoot in the can—well, as long as we have a bag of peanut butter treats waiting for her after I yell out, “It’s a wrap.”


So say goodbye to unbearably humid weather, extremely high temperatures and unsightly mosquito bites—Summer has finally come to an end. The Autumn months are upon us and Mamma’s got a Fall wardrobe to enjoy!

Happy Fashion Week!

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18 Responses to Flotsam and Jetsam!

  1. Lazar says:

    Hi :)
    Mamma Biscuit-The Magnificent. Love the new vintage brooch, and that baby pink looks just perfect.

  2. Big Bird says:

    Mamma Biscuit looks great. Unfortunately, she should know better than to promote feathers as fashionable. How horrible would it be if her hair were ripped out for the sake of “fashion,” or used even years from now in “vintage” clothing?

    • The Biscuits says:

      Actually, the brooch was handmade by the store owner. She used vintage parts (the rosette and the cream colored netting) and the feathers I was told are synthetic and brand new. I asked before purchasing the brooch! I guess I should have specified in my post. A friend of mine actually gave me an accessory several years ago that is made from bird feathers and she told me that the jewelry designer uses feathers that naturally fall off a type of bird (apparently, they can be collected and sold) so I have no problem with that at all! I made Mamma Biscuit’s Bjork Halloween costume last year entirely of synthetic feathers as well, have a look:


  3. Big Bird says:

    That’s great to know! I’m happy Mamma Biscuit believes that all animals of a feather should flock together! Synthetic feathers aren’t easy to find, so it’s great that Mamma Biscuit was able to sniff some out!

  4. Patty says:

    Wowiie! I love that pretty pink coat! Mamma has got to be THE best-dressed pug I’ve ever seen! Happy Friday!

    xoxo Patty

    • The Biscuits says:

      Hey there Patty!

      We hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall Friday! I nearly forgot about this pink coat in Mamma’s wardrobe LOL Our little gremlin just has such an extensive wardrobe! xoxo

  5. Serena says:

    Seriously loving that new brooch!
    Super love that you’re promoting the synthetic feathers as well in the above comments – Mamma is the best ambassador for showing vegan and stylish go perfectly together! x

    • The Biscuits says:

      Thank You Serena, BTW, I love your new look for Pretty Fluffy! It looks great! I can’t wait for you to see some of Mamma’s new looks for fall, we just know you’re gonna love it. Stay tuned! xoxo

  6. bfish says:

    Spectacular outfit and brooch and the yawning pic is epic. Mamma B doesn’t seem to let the whole tongue out as much as she used to (or you’re tired of taking pictures of it) but this shows she’s still got it!

    Believe me, there are plenty of pretty bird feathers that show up in our yard that are shed naturally. I don’t think they’re hard to come by if we follow our feathered friends as they flock. However, if they’re in short supply it’s definitely preferable to go faux then to go feline (e.g. grab a mouthful, haha, from a live birdie).

    • The Biscuits says:

      I’m glad you love the outfit and brooch! I always love when I capture Mamma Biscuit yawning or rolling up her tongue like a long piece of bubble gum tape in a photograph—it’s always so hilarious to look at! I could have easily made that brooch myself with found object but it’s always fun to find one off pieces like this at various vintage stores throughout our travels!

  7. Funaek says:

    Mamma Biscuit is looking fantastic here! Love the whole outfit and brooch and her cute lil tongue. I especially love the fierce roaring/yawning photo!

    • The Biscuits says:

      LOL She does look like she’s fiercely yawning in that photo LOL She’s really aggressive about letting me know when it’s time for her nap! I’m glad you love the outfit! We’ve got some cute fall looks lined up for you all—so stay tuned! xoxo

  8. Stephanie says:

    Hi! I just came across your blog. Love the blog and the photos of mamma. Guess what, I am the mom of Wendy, the pug that was rescued with Mamma! I could hardly believe I saw her photo on your Thanksgiving post. I love to see that Mamma got such a wonderful, fun, home!! Wendy is doing really great. . She is a homebody and a cuddler.

    • The Biscuits says:

      OMG, how amazing is that! Thanks for sharing Stephanie! I remember seeing photos and videos of Wendy and thinking she was absolutely adorable! Correct me if I am wrong but did she have a huge fear issue? Mamma Biscuit came to me with major (and I mean major) separation anxiety! I’m so glad Wendy got a second chance and a lovely forever home like Mamma Biscuit! They are rescue sisters! I’d love to see a photo of Wendy present-day, I’m sure she’s as cute as ever! Thanks so much for sending me this message! I love when Mamma’s blog can bring many rescue moms and dads together!

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