Retro Pets by LittleEarth Spring Fashionista

Retro Pets by LittleEarth Spring Fashionista

Spring Fashionista

The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChiK Squared Glamour is our co-host!

For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes. Go here to enter Main Event==> $1200 in Main Event Prizes

The Main Event Prizes total $1200 and Include:

$600 White Gold and Citrene Stone Necklace from Emma Parker Diamonds (Diamond engagment Rings) (WOrldwide)
$100 Amazon Gift Card (WorldWide)
$250 Gift Card from Midnight Velvet (clothing, accessories and home decor) (US ONLY)
$250 in Shoes from Bobbi-Toad (adorable children’s Shoes) Worldwide



Retro Pets Purses


So let me tell you the story about finding these AMAZING purses.I had already spend almost 3 full days walking the floor at Global Pet Expo (an industry only expo for vendors and buyers) trying to find the perfect pet clothing line to work with for Spring Fashionista. Ok so that wasn’t my only goal there I did have a job to get done but it was in the back of my mind to include that in the list of things I was looking for. So by the time day three came around and my feet felt like they were going to fall off and still without a sponsor for this event I was not that optimistic about my chances of finding anyone. And certainly not in time to make it into the Fashionista Spring LookBook. But it was like the seas parted and right there on the side of a booth were these purses.

Finally I had found the perfect addition to the event. Something all Fashionistas could appreciate. A purse. I was in love. I knew I NEEDED to make it happen. So for the first time during the entire event I said I have to have one. But alas I couldn’t even purchase one on my own. All she had were floor samples and she needed to box them back up and ship them to her next trade show. Literally they were the prototype samples. So I spent some more time at the booth trying to get to know the artist and figure out how I could make her my sponsor for Fashionista. Then she realized I didn’t need the product by today to put on a table or add to a basket for a Giveaway prize at a physical event, that she would have some extra lead time to get it ready and sent out. And guess what Krista the artist behind Retro Pet said she would do it!



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Krista is absolutely adorable. Even after 3 days of standing on her feet from 8am – 5pm she was smiling and bubbly.
A little bit about Krista written by Krista – Santa Fe artist Krista Brooks has a passion for all things vintage. At Georgia State University in Atlanta, while working on her graphic design BFA, she would skip lunch to visit the bookstore and pick up works on vintage design collections. These books opened a new world to her, as she fell for the opulent cigar labels, elegant art deco posters, and whimsical matchbook covers of early 20th century design. In 1995, while standing in her bare apartment in her new town in New Mexico, she was inspired to make her first retro paintings. “I pored through my books and found the images I loved best, then painted them large, on masonite or old wood and antiqued them.” Soon after, her friend Jason approached her with the idea of painting his Jack Russell terrier, Fergus. “I figured why not do it as a beer label, Flying Fergus Pale Ale – Good Dog Good Beer, with his little dog leaping through the center?” This became her first Retro Pets design, and in 1998 sparked the idea to take commissions for vintage pet paintings.



What did Krista agree to sponsor? One of her Swarovski encrusted purses full of her Retro Pet Design Buttons. At Global Pet Expo Retro Pets was giving retailers these buttons just for stopping by and she had lines down the row of people waiting for them. They all put them on their Expo Passes but they would be adorable on your child’s backpack like you see in the picture above or a few on a belt or on your purse like I have mine (not the purse I am giving away unfortunately). I could see the buttons on a pair of keds too. They would also make a fun party favor and at about $1.50 each its no surprise that they fly off retailers shelves. And why she could take orders quick enough for her amazing brand new purses. I LOVE THEM and I know you will too!

The Prize:
One Swarovski Crystal encrusted Retro Pets Purse by LittleEarth (winner choice from prints available at the time of the win) filled with Retro Pets Buttons in an assortment of dog and cat designs.




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Comments

  1. I love the Obsession Brand Tennis Balls – Black Lab version. My two black lab mixes concur!

  2. I love the Chihuahua sign regarding the patron saint of chi’s!! http://retropets.com/art/chihuahua/san-canine-de-chihuahua-white LOL
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  3. Denise M says:

    the portly pug

  4. Hi, commenting as international entrant for the main even

  5. Cute poodle…at least it looks like a poodle.

  6. I love the Yorkie in a bag series

  7. I like the Marsh Mellow kitty :)

  8. Audra Weathers says:

    I also like their art prints; especially the “Hypno Kitty”; looks just like our cat!

  9. Keya Millionie says:

    Corgi Coffee is so cute!

  10. I really like the Sheltie art print. Too cute!

  11. Christine says:

    I like the Retro Prints art prints.

  12. elven johnson says:

    I love the Whatever Kitty Cafe so cute!!

  13. Canadian here, just commenting to get in on the main prize. thanks!

  14. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    I love all the pug products especially the black pugs. This would be a great gift for my mother in law.

  15. Hypno Kitty

  16. athena d. says:

    i really like the lil stinker

  17. Ravenous Lab Beastro – Black Lab Art Print

  18. I like the San Canine de Schnauzer – uncropped ears note cards
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  19. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I also like the Dapper Doxie print

  20. I like the Hypno Kitty Cards!
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  21. Katie Roch says:

    I would love to have the San Canine de Pomeranian Art Print

  22. I am crazy about the Wigglebutt Biscuits – Dachshund print!
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  23. I would love the Fetching Dreams one! :)

  24. I like the Hypno Kitty Cards

  25. courtney hennagir says:

    i would love the 4 pack of magnets in the whatever kitty cafe print!

  26. amanda roach says:

    sinfully sweet pug and little stinker magnet

  27. sheila ressel says:

    I love the bossy kitty and hypno kitty prints. Hilarious!

  28. I would love to have the “Pretty Pit Brand Candy” art print. (I would love it on a purse!)

  29. I love the San Shepherd de German print. Also love the dachshund print. As the proud parent of two shepherds and two dachshunds, I am a little partial.

  30. The Pampered Pooch Palace greetings card
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  31. Jessica R. says:

    I would LOVE to have the Bossy Kitty on a purse!

  32. Jessica Snow says:

    OMG!! I love the Marsh MELLOW Kitty!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

  33. laurie damrose says:

    I would love to see Scottie Dogs and French Poodles.

  34. I like the Obsession Tennis ball-Loyal Lab

  35. I love the San Pointer de German Short-Hair print!

  36. Terri Morgan says:

    the The Portly Pug Pub 8×10 wall print.

  37. I like the Bossy Kitty art print.

  38. I like It’s Yorkie in a Bag!

  39. I like the Beautiful Bichon print!

  40. Jessica E Ledford says:

    Darling Dachshund Best Friend Blend 11×14 art print, backing board & poly sleeve

  41. I love the Hypno Kitty Magnents!
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  42. Dorothy Teel says:

    Love the Bossy Kitty, I am into cats not dogs as much, but they are all cute

  43. Jackeline says:

    I like Wigglebutt!

  44. Sylvia White says:

    I love the Little Stinker Brand Biscuits art print

  45. San Shepherd de German Patron Saint of Loyalty is my fave.
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  46. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love San King Charles Spaniel de Cavalier

  47. Christina Schmidt says:
  48. natalie nichols says:

    the darling dachshund

  49. Katie Amanda says:

    Love the Pretty Pit Brand Candy. Thanks!

  50. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I’d love the Royal Snorter Brew greeting card…woof

  51. Sylvia Zajis says:

    I love that they have my doggie, San Canine de Shih Tzu

  52. Hopping on through from Canada!
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  53. susan strohl says:

    boston terrier

  54. The “Headstrong Hound” print — I have a foxhound, which is hard to find stuff for… but they look like giant beagles so it would look like him. :)

  55. I am sad that she doesn’t have any Miniature Pinscher designs but I love the San Canine de Pomeranian art print
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  56. Cute purse, love the buttons too! :) Commenting for intl grand prize entry

  57. meegan whitford says:

    Bendy Boxer Kidney Beans

  58. robyn paris says:

    i like the magnets

  59. LAMusing says:

    LOVE the purses! I also like the Hypno Kitty cards!

  60. Helen May says:

    I like the bossy kitty, would like to see it in light orange color.

  61. wendy wallach says:

    like the Bossy Kitty Art Pint

  62. deb coyle says:

    I like the Whatever Kitty Cafe Greeting Cards

  63. Brooke Adametz says:

    I love the ravenous lab beastro print!

  64. i like the golden retriever magnets

  65. I love the pretty pit or the pomeranian. If the purse had either of these, I’d love to have that!
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  66. Rise Isom says:

    The Pampered Pooch Palace in greeting card so cute!!

  67. Katherine Persons says:

    I like the LIl Stinker

  68. Laxmi Aryal says:

    canadian here. good luck everyone on this giveaway! im here for the grand prize entry!

  69. Dominique says:

    i love the magnets, couldn’t find a min pin one though!

  70. Love the “Wiggle Butt Biscuits”!
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  71. Dandi D says:

    I like the Loveable Lab

  72. I like pugs, so anything with a pug print would be cute!
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  73. amy rouse says:

    I’d love to see a chihuahua!!!

  74. I love the Hypno Kitty design, especially in the art print!

  75. Brandi Price says:

    The Wiggle Butt Biscuits is too cute!

  76. I love the Hypno Kitty Magnets!

  77. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    I would like to have the Bossy Kitty Gourmet Chow Magnets =D

  78. I love the hypno kitty print (though I’m sure my cat wouldn’t, as I’m now onto him).

  79. Kasee Johnson says:

    I love the The Insistent Kitty Bed & Breakfast greeting cards!

  80. Sarah G says:

    Hypno Kitty Print.

  81. Leslie S. says:

    OMG! I love the “Wigglebutt Biscuits – Golden Retriever” I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that cute face. It reminds me so much of one of our old dogs from years ago (such a cutie).

  82. I love the Determined German Shepherd’s Stout cards!
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  83. lauren p says:

    I like the dapper doxie short and stout magnet

  84. Sarah Hayes says:

    i like bossy kitty

  85. The ‘Wigglebutt Biscuits’ design (Dachshund) would be really cute on the magnets. It would be even cuter if she could put in on a tin to actually keep dog biscuits in!

  86. nicole krutz says:

    Obsession Brand Tennis Balls – Black Lab

  87. Angela Yer says:

    The magnets are cute.

  88. betsy cortez says:

    I would like to see an abbysinian kitty design

  89. julie murphy says:

    The wigglebutt print

  90. Angela W says:

    Extra Special Loyal Lab Art print

  91. Love the cards… hypno kitty lol too cute
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  92. John Hutchens says:

    Black Velvet Stout

  93. I just hopped in here to say Happy Easter and that I am a Canadian commenting on the Grand Prize entry.Hopping out now.Wish me the luck.

  94. Barbara R. says:

    I like, Obsession Tennis Balls – Yellow Lab in greeting cards.

  95. Oh, my goodnesssssss!! They’re adorable! I love them. What a creative and fun idea.
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  96. I would probably go with the magnets, as collect magnets. :D I love everything, though, and am excited about the purses. I would love to own one!
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  97. Hello, I love the Head Honcho House Blend Chihuahua print. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  98. I like this print:
    Love Monster Doggie Treats Red/Brown
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  99. Potent Poodle Best Friend Blend print in 8×10 size

  100. Kristi Bonus says:

    Love the yorkie set!!

  101. anything springer spaniel – like the cards

  102. Anastasia says:

    I like the Perfect Puggaccino magnet :)

  103. amanda odair says:

    anything with a pom because that is my doggy!

  104. Sandy McFadden says:

    Headstrong Hound – Beagle – Tri I would love the 11×14 piece

  105. The magnets are cute.

  106. I love these! I like the Whatever Kitty Magnet and the art works too! I love pets, obviously!

  107. beverly e says:

    I love the Sweet Baby Brand Biscuits design… looks exactly like my granddog, Roxie!

  108. I like the Bossy kitty magnet.

  109. I would like to see more of their cool cat designs and tee shirts would be really fun!

  110. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like Bossy Kitty, would be cute on a bag.

  111. Ruth chu says:

    Whatever Kitty Cafe

  112. Huguette English says:

    Grand prize comment: I like their greeting cards!

  113. Megan Parsons says:

    I’d love to have the San Canine de Mastiff

  114. The bossy kitty feed me now sign to hang above Snickers food bowl. He is the bossiest kitty when he wants food, even if there is food in his bowl. So cute and mildly annoying.

  115. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Love the pampered pooch greeting cards!

  116. Celina K says:

    I like the whatever kitty cafe magnet!

  117. brandi hawn says:

    i’d like to get this style in the 4 piece magnet set :)

    http://retropets.com/art/pit-bull-terrier/love-monster-doggie-treats

  118. Probably a purse but love the Dapper Doxie Short n Stour magnets

  119. Chocolate Charmer Confections sign

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  120. I love the Zonko – The World’s Strongest Sleep Aid print
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  121. Allison C. says:

    I like the boss kitty print

  122. Either one of the cat ones would be awesome — Star Trek references + cats = win

  123. Lindsey M D says:

    the insistent kitty

  124. i like the kitty cafe. thanks so much!

  125. Tonya Dean says:

    Wigglebutt Biscuits

  126. I also like the Whatever Kitty Cafe 8×10 art print
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  127. Laura Smith says:

    San Sheepdog de Shetland

  128. Michelle Tucker says:

    OMG, I want all the kitty ones. I love the Marsh MELLOW.

  129. I love the Wigglebutt Biscuits – Dachshund

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  130. Wendy Pogrant says:

    Bossy Kitty Gourmet Chow

  131. Angela Hartness says:

    I like a 11 x 14 poster with the San Canine de Shih Tzu.

  132. Lenora D says:

    frisky whicky magnet

  133. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I like the Lolli-PUP Brand Candy – B/W art print. They have some great stuff!

  134. Alison King says:

    I like the portly pug.

  135. richelle bowers says:

    Head Honcho House Blend

  136. I love the prints and think it’d be cute to have 3 of them hanging in my house somewhere, as a set. I think I’d get the Brilliant Borders Agile Ale, the Cuddle Dog Comforters, and the Beautiful Bichon Best Friend Blend prints.
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  137. Vicki Hale says:

    yellow lab greeting cards

  138. tracy webb says:

    I love the
    Hypno Kitty magnets.

  139. Candice Hull says:

    So cute! I like the 8×10 San Rottie de Weiler art print
    Thank you

  140. Emily R. says:

    yorkie in a bag

  141. Jennifer J says:

    Since I have a little stinker of a Boston Terrier, I would pick the 11×14 art print of the Lil Stinker Biscuits. Thanks!!

  142. I like the

    Jumpin Jack Russell Roast art print
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  143. willis flanagan says:

    I think your ideas are cute. the yorkie in the purse is way purse is my favorite.

  144. Giggedygeekmum says:

    I like the The Insistent Kitty Bed & Breakfast art print.

  145. Michele P says:

    the Bossy Kitty Gourmet Chow art print to frame and put above the kitty feeding area… because it is so like my 2 cats! (they are VERY bossy!)

  146. jeanne conner says:

    Wigglebut

  147. lol….I love the hypno kitty… i haz one just like it!

  148. I like the pyrenees porter!
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  149. Potent Poodle Best Friend Blend

  150. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the Determined German Shepherd’s Stout

  151. Love the Portly Pug & the Wigglebutt Dachshund.
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  152. ally marie says:

    i’d like Jumpin Jack Russell Roast

  153. I love the black lab Obsession brand tennis balls. So cute!
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  154. I love the Yorkie in a Bag!
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  155. I absolutely adore the retro art prints–hard to pick my favorite!
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  156. I like the Hypno Kitty print.

  157. The loveable lab!

  158. krista grandstaff says:

    The Hoochie Poochies crack me up…lol.. her work is fantastic!

  159. jules mcnubbin says:
  160. I love this…it is soooo true!! Would love a mastiff purse!!!

  161. i would like a design with a chow on it since they dont have any.

  162. Connie T says:

    It’s Yorkie in a Bag greeting cards

  163. The Lovable Lab
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  164. jennifer padgett says:

    The Whatever Kitty Cafe Serve Yourself is the funniest. It was hard to choose just one as there are so many great ones.

  165. Sandra Smith says:

    I absolutely love the Sinfully Sweat Treats with the Pug.

  166. susan smoaks says:

    i like the loveable lab

  167. I like the The Insistent Kitty Bed & Breakfast magnet
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  168. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I also like the Love Monster Doggie Treats Red/Brown

  169. the pampered pooch greeting cards

  170. Amada Acevedo says:

    I like the Hypno Kitty in anything!

  171. monica meza says:

    Hypno Kitty has won my heart! Whatever Kitty is won me over as well, ah, prints of these would be wonderful – or even as a purse!

  172. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    My favorite design is the Bull Terrier

  173. The also have some cute Kitty Stuff like magnets for Whatever Kitty Cafe.

  174. HypnoKitty is cute!! I would also like to see a wrinkly Sharpei (: Thank you!!

  175. Suzanne B says:

    I like the San Canine de Beagle. Too funny.

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