Rethink was happy to host and style the cover shoot for Savannah Magazine’s September/October issue. The “big idea” was to set the tone for the Best of Savannah party and hint at the Best in Show concept without giving too much away. Rethink wanted to blend the fun, poppy elements of the party’s decor with Savannah Magazine’s brand to create a cohesive sneak peek into one of the most anticipated events of the year. The end result for this “cover shoot cocktail” was comprised out of the following ingredients: Stratton Leopold (Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream) in his top-notch seersucker suit, Rethink-designed award ribbons, and Stitch – our prime pooch (who is an actual American Kennel Club champ!).
Here are some behind-the-scene shots of how the magic happened:
A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible:
Joel and Erika Snayd, Rethink Design Studio
J. Parker Ltd.
Harley Ashbaugh, AWD of Savannah
and of course the Savannah Magazine crew.
DIY: BEST IN SHOW LEASH
The leash you see above was a fun, last-minute addition to keep our cover canine looking like a true “top dog.” It only takes a little time and hardly any materials, and you’ll be sure to get compliments on your newly-adorned pooch!
– Sisal rope
– Ribbon (optional)
– Office clip
– Hot glue gun
(ribbon tassels not included)
Step 1. Measure the length of your pet’s current leash and cut three strands of sisal rope to size. Add an extra foot and a half to account for handle length and the braiding.
Step 2. Take the strands and secure the ends with an office clip so they stay together when you begin to braid.
**Rethink tip: We added a hint of fuchsia by braiding a strand of ribbon along with the rope – experiment with different colors and materials you can intertwine into your leash!
Step 3. Once you reach just about the end of the rope, stop your braid and glue about 3-4 inches of straight rope together.
Step 4. Add your leash hook to the end of the rope.
Step 5. Take the straight-edged rope and fold over the hook to secure. Hot glue the loop together.
Step 6. To hide the glueing, we took twine and tied it around the meeting point. Carefully hot glue the ends of the twine onto the leash for a clean finish.
Step 7. Now it’s time to make your handle! Unclip the braided end and hot glue the strands together, just as you did the other end.
Step 8. Measure between 12-14 inches and fold the rope over itself. Make sure the loop feels right in your hand, and hot glue the end to the rest of the leash.
Step 9. Finish your handle off with a nice ribbon to help hide the glue work.
Step 10. Enjoy your fabulous new Best in Show leash!
**Rethink note: Our leash served as a photo shoot prop — we only recommend this leash for medium to small dogs that don’t tend to pull.