Suzanne Donaldson Leaves 'Glamour' To Focus On Her Dog Obsession, And We Couldn't Be Happier
As a photo editor for more than 20 years and spending a great deal of that time in the wonderful world of fashion, you'd expect Suzanne Donaldson to have an eye for a breathtaking photo. You may not, however, have expected her career to have gone to the dogs. Donaldson left her job as Glamour 's executive photo director in April to launch her own website devoted to her best furry friends — her three dogs. MrsSizzle.com is described on the site as a "curated dog show about art and awareness," and is full of stories of owners, the dogs they rescue, and amazing photos of man's best friend. Dogs and fashion might not seem like a no-brainer collaboration, but Donaldson found a way to make the two unite.
Taking full advantage of her glamorous past life, Donaldson fills the site with photos of famous fashion photographers, editors, and artists. The MrsSizzle logo was designed by Glamour's creative director, and other contributors to the site include Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, William Wegman, Tim Walker and Elinor Carucci.
“When you start talking to people about their animals, their whole bodies smile,” Donaldson said. This photo of Donaldson and her first dog Schnappsy shows that her love for canines has been lifelong, which makes her career move seem a way less random. I mean, really, who wouldn't just want to be playing with puppies all day?
Donaldson founded the site with hopes of it becoming more than just a place for her to share her love for animals. According to Women's Wear Daily, Donaldson wants to raise awareness to art, pet charities, and rescue shelters, as well as turn the concept into a viable business. She's approached "Net-a-porter to become an affiliate, in the hopes of editing its product to showcase the cool, pet-centric brands." Sounds simply divine.