Gabriel Moreno Arizona Diamondbacks Signature Series T-shirt. Leslie Waldrep with Secret. “I loved the so you should to go to store and get this Disney movie when I was younger, and my children love it now too … I picked out my favorite elements of the movie, and sketched them out onto paper. I then began to shape the hair into these characters,” Waldrep explains. “I only work on Secret in short sessions—about the time of a standard poodle groom.” Poodles abounded at Groom Expo West, often recast as surreal, living sculptures. (Unlike many breeds, poodles do require a level of regular grooming—they have hair, not fur, which matts and obscures their eyes and privates, causing discomfort.) They were impossibly fluffy and very polite, trotting around like four-legged Fauvist paintings.
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Gabriel Moreno Arizona Diamondbacks Signature Series T-shirt . Poodles wore sheer ribbons, glitter collars and jeweled hair clips. They posed obediently for new admirers, disguised as characters from Sailor Moon or Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. One sported a patchwork coat of interlacing color, another plodded around with Yves Klein Blue feet. Twin hot pink poodles were chaperoned around in a stroller like precious newborns. Rows of bichon frises were combed into puffy white clouds.“Our dogs’ personality and shape do influence the groom it gets,” says Matthew Starke, who owns four standard poodles—Karma, Taboo, Chaos, and Pandora—as well as a toy poodle, Zen, with his girlfriend Lori Craig, a creative groomer of two decades. “Chaos is currently a giraffe—he’s very leggy and has a long face, so it only seemed fitting. Taboo is a little on the shorter, thicker side, so Lori once turned him into a bear. Karma [named after the phrase, ‘Karma’s a Bitch’], loves being the center of attention everywhere she goes.”