By Anna Wyckoff | December 9, 2022
Welcome to the Bootzy Couture Lifestyle
Inspired by the chicest pandemic pet—her hairless, Chinese Crested canine dubbed Bootzy Smallz—fashion activist, creative director, and CDG Award winner, B. Åkerlund, founded Bootzy Couture. Bringing the same panache to pets and humans as Åckerlund has brought her iconic pop culture projects, the line offers glamourous personalized bijoux which can grace the necks of everyone in a household.
Several types of hand-made collars are adorned with thousands of crystals, leather, nickel-free hardware styles ranging from “Confession Letters” to “Not So Basic Bitch,” “Sparked & Spiked” to “The Gold.” Leashes are based on personality, including “Do the Prance,” “Do the Strut,” “Do the Trick,” and “The Royal Reach.” Åkerlund is the founder and co-owner of the Los Angeles showroom, The Residency Experience. She brings her maximalist style and wearable art aesthetic to everyday life epitomizing the Anna Wintour quote,