Now that the economy is on the upswing and you aren’t quite sure what to do with that huge tax refund, how about splurging on a new chain for Fido. If you really want to turn heads at the dog park, invest in a silver dog chain and silver fox and blue fox chain holder for a cool $30,000. No, that’s not a typo. Those five zeros are real – and so are the materials that Weizhi uses in its opulent canine couture line.
Collars ($3,000) and leads are crafted from exotic skins such as crocodile, snake and ostrich in a wide array of fashion colors, fitted with 925 sterling silver and finished with diamonds and other superlative quality accents. All Weizhi pet apparel can be custom manufactured to exacting client specifications. Gold, white gold and platinum may be substituted for silver and in addition to diamonds, other precious stones can be applied upon request.
President/Creative Director Zhoucheng Shi launched Weizhi when the former actor and creative designer grew dissatisfied with the collars and leads available for his beloved pit bull. He created his own line of premium doggie couture to highlight the beauty and elegance of his canine companion.
Governed by the principle of kabuku, an ancient Japanese word that expresses approval for stepping outside the mainstream and defying the familiar, Weizhi’s designs reject the everyday and the mundane and embrace progression, indulgence and curiosity. The company takes its name from the Chinese character for location, illustrating the label’s roots and cementing a platform from which to advance the brand.
Don’t worry pet parents. Weizhi makes something for you too. After the success of its canine line, the brand expanded to include high-luxury lifestyle and apparel items for people. There are also Weizhi jeans, sunglasses, jewelry and travel accessories, my fave. Travel masks ($500-$1,000) and neck pillows ($1,000) made of mink, rabbit, cheetah bobcat and other skins assure that you’ll look like quite the pampered passenger when your pampered pooch accompanies you.
Fans of the line include Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Paris Hilton, Mike Tyson and Fergie, to name a few. You can find Weizhi in better boutiques in Los Angeles and Japan. For locations and online shopping, visit http://www.weizhi.co.jp The sexy images alone are reason enough.