This LA Pet Boutique has everything you need to spoil your most adored.
By Jennifer Grant
Designer, Yana Syrkin, believes that pets deserve the very best that fashion has to offer, from cashmere sweaters to coats handmade with the finest of materials, no expense is spared. And why should she? Yana designs for top Hollywood celebrities and their dogs.
Fifi and Romeo, pet boutique, was born when Yoda, Yana’s beloved Chihuahua, grew cold with the weather in Southern California. Yana cut apart one of her cashmere sweaters and refashioned it into a wee coat for sweet Yoda. On set of Ally McBeal, colleagues were smitten with the design and asked for their own. Yana had found her niche market: “elegant, whimsical, one-of-a-kind pet apparel and and accessories for the discerning pet owner.”
Designer, Yana Syrkin and (the late) Yoda at Mercedes Fashion Week (2006). Image: Michael Buckner
Yana left the Ukraine for Los Angeles, in the 1990s, to work as a costume designer on some of the biggest Hollywood productions. You can see her work in: Star Gate (1994), Blade (1998), Don’t be a Menace (1996), and The Wedding Singer (1998); as well as the TV series Clueless (1997 to 1999) and Ally McBeal (1999 to 2000). These are but a few of the career highlights in wildly successful professional journey as a costume designer and supervisor.
Yana says, “I’m as Hollywood as you can get. I work with people in Hollywood. I dress people in Hollywood. And I dress their dogs.”
Image: Vogue Italia
The bricks-and-mortar establishment can be found on Beverly Blvd, in Los Angeles, and you can also shop online at fifiandromeo.com. Yana and her designs have been featured in Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Bazaar, People Magazine, Elle, and so many more.
It is impossible to resist these adorable and fashionable designs for pawrents looking to empty their wallet for their beloved fluffer.
The loved and pampered pets of celebrities from all of the world wear Fifi and Romeo designs, including pets on set.
Image: Legally Blonde has Bruiser wearing a Fifi and Romeo sweater.
If you find yourself somewhere between West Hollywood and downtown LA, stop in for a look at this beautiful dog-centric boutique. It is a a feast for your eyes! Bring your little dog too!