The vast ranks of sunglasses designer Karen Walker's celebrity fans include Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Lena Dunham, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lorde, Gwen Stefani, and Beyoncé. Nevertheless, when it came to finding a star to feature in the ad campaign for her spring 2015 line, instead of one of these famous faces Walker chose a relative unknown, a gorgeous redhead called Toast.
Toast is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was rescued from a puppy mill by comedian Josh Ostrovsky and his wife, publicist Katie Sturino. Her new owners restored her to health and made her a social media star, with more than 150,000 Instagram followers on her account Toast Meets World. Her trademark is her long tongue lolling out of her mouth—a legacy of her sad past (Toast's teeth were in such bad shape they had to be removed.)
an American Humane Society-supported effort to stop poor breeding practices in puppy mills.