‘Fashion for the Animals’ benefits furry friends

A sold-out audience of 500 enjoyed the Fashion for the Animals fundraiser for various charities on island that rescue and care for animals.  

In addition to stylish apparel for humans, the event last Thursday at Camana Bay included 12 shelter dogs modeling leashes, collars and angel wings donated by Must Love Dogs. 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society’s “Fashion for the Animals” fashion show was organized by Nicola de Lima, owner of NKY and 5th on 7th, and was presented by Jay Ehrhart from the Department of Tourism and Markus Mueri, owner of Abacus, Karoo and Deckers restaurants. 

“It is close to my heart to help man’s best friend,” Ms. de Lima said after the show. “We are their voice. I am very pleased that this is the first time that all charities came together. United we care.” Her Shiatshu Lola modeled a Chanel-inspired gown from Must Love Dogs. 

The clothes featured Camilla’s gorgeous flowing printed jeweled silks in strong shades of ultramarine, tangerine, lilac, turquoise and raspberry. Other designers included Herve Leger, DVF, Nicole Miller, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Clover Canyon,Tommy Bahama, Alexis, Trina Turk and BCBG. 

George Carvalho was responsible for hair and makeup, directed by Ms. de Lima. Hair was worn long and backcombed, and makeup was in bright citrus shades – tangerine, lime and lemon on the eyes with strong eyeliner.  

Governor Helen Kilpatrick was presented with a portrait of her adopted cat, Pawline, by Rebecca Davidson of Picture This. 

Michele Sabti, on behalf of the Humane Society, mentioned all the charities involved: Canine Friends, Feline Friends, Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE) and PAWS Cayman.  

Hi Tide started the entertainment, followed by Flo-Motion and the Salsa Group of Grand Cayman. Models included Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Monica Walton, Sandra Catron, Truman Bodden, Robi Bodden, and Pinnacle Media Publisher Vicki Legge,  

Sponsors included NKY, Upper Crust and Abacus restaurants, Dart, Islands Heritage and Kirk Freeport. 

Photos by Jenny Palmer and David R. Legge 


Michele Sabti of the Humane Society and restaurateur Marcus Mueri present Governor Helen Kilpatrick with a portrait of her adopted cat Pawline at the ‘Fashion for the Animals’ fundraiser Thursday evening at Camana Bay. More than 500 animal lovers turned out for the fashion (modeled by Cayman “celebrities”), the music and the entertainment. – Photo: David R. Legge