12 hats, 12 rescue dogs, 1 calendar
As well as being an ardent hat lover Awon is also deeply passionate about dogs and dog rescuing. In 2018, inspired by her beloved rescue staffie Stevie, she set up her project, Haute Dogs Calendar, partnering with amazing dog charities and featuring 12 rescue dogs wearing 12 hats by the world's best milliners.
This year Haute Dogs partnered with Wild At Heart Foundation and raised over £21,000 through crowdfunding. You can still buy a 2021 calendar here.
All funds raised go to WAHF who are working to end the suffering of stray dogs around the world. Every calendar purchased not only provides crucial funds but also showcases the joy, positivity and love that comes hand in hand with rescue. Every single one of our gorgeous models was born at a disadvantage: living on the streets, with very little hope of survival, let alone happiness. And yet, thanks to WAHF's international mission, they were all given a chance to find safety, care, and a forever home all of their own. And just look at them now! These beautiful dogs are showcasing the finest millinery better than any supermodel!
Featuring 12 of world's biggest millinery talents such as Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones and Louise Macdonald, this calendar is equally for dog and hat lovers alike.
Photography by Aurélie Four
Sponsorship by Paaw House
Video by Christian Dametto