For 11 years, Robin Schwartz had been photographing her daughter, whom she calls her muse. But in February, Schwartz realized that her daughter had grown into a teenager — and one that no longer wanted to play dress up or serve as a portrait model. Schwartz knew it was time to work on another project, and she found that new photographic world at a party hosted by another photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. There, the photographer saw jeweled gowns created for dogs by Anthony Rubio, a designer who commands up to $600 for custom outfits for fashion-forward canines (and their owners). Mesmerized by the colorful and embellished creations, which often involve pearls, crystals or floral pieces, Schwartz knew she had discovered her new subject matter.
1. Left to right: Chihuahua Kimba with Anthony Rubio, Chinese Crested Nora Amelia Schwartz (daughter of photographer) and Yorkshire Terrier Rosie Ashley Speranzoy backstage before the start of the presentation, “Rubio Bandit” – the first fashion show collections of animals in the Brooklyn Fashion Week. (Robin Schwartz for TIME)
2. Chihuahua Yum Yum has become a popular favorite at a party in honor of the birth of the organization «Yorkie 911.”
3. Theresa Costanza dancing at a party in a disco until chihuahua Yum Yum in the ongoing of the stroller.
4. Ilene Zayns and her dog Zed Zed-house in Brooklyn. On-Zed Zed – outfit of «Bandit Rubio».
5. Chihuahua with a hostess Nina Ninoskoy Vyaggyano at a fashion show for dogs at the “Pennsylvania.”
6. Anthony Rubio and his Chihuahua Kimba. Anthony sews fashionable clothes for dogs, and some of his creations can cost up to $ 600.
7. Zed Zed-house in Brooklyn in the dress from Olga Yuditskiy.
8. Zed Zed fashionista-in-tailored especially for her overalls from Olga Yuditskiy. Zed Zed-dressed especially for a party in honor of her birthday.
9. Grace Forster, with his Yorkshire Terrier Rosie and Portia Bill and Karen with her chihuahua Eli preparing to go to the podium at the show «Doggie Do & Playtime».
10. Mojito and Eli (right) behind the scenes of a fashion show collections for dogs.
11. Chihuahua Aspen at a charity event organization «Celebrity Catwalk».
12. Amelia Foreman (daughter of photographer) and ktayskaya Crested Nora waiting in the wings started showing dresses from the collection of Anthony Rubio.
13. Tesh De La Hoz and her Alaskan climate-kai named Karma at a fashion show for dogs.
14. Anthony Rubio and his Chihuahua Kimba on the podium after the presentation of his haute couture dresses for dogs.
15. Chihuahua Cameron on the show «Doggie Do & Playtime Too».
16. Bobby Mitchell and her Maltese Betty Boop are preparing to go to the podium to present the next outfit Anthony Rubio.
17. Maltese Laverne and Shirley in a beauty contest among dogs «Doggies and Tiaras Pageant 2013″ at the New Yorker.
18. Sofia Gamand photographs Summer Strand and her Chihuahua Angel Song, while pink dog running around in search of Frankie mistress Gina Agnello.
19. Summer Strand and her Chihuahua Angel Song at a fashion show.