I Love My Dog

Recently, I was upset by a friend who texted me to back out of an agreement. With no time to recover from the news, I was forced to see this person face to face. I gently packed my dog in his bag and made my way to meet with the person in question.  I did my best to smile and act chipper. This person looked at my dog peeking out of the Smuggler bag and said, “Your dog is shaking. Is he cold?”  It was not cold outside. My dog isn’t one of those Chihuahuas that trembles either.  He’s usually overjoyed to see anyone with a pulse. My little Truffle was reflecting the feelings of hurt and betrayal I had inside.  I tried comforting Truffle, reassuring him that I was okay. I felt terribly exposed. How could my dog be so connected to the sadness in my heart? Was it that palpable? I didn’t want him to be upset.  I didn’t want this person to see that I was hurt.  I thought I was behaving normally but my pup always has a barometer on my true feelings.

I have two fabulous cats who have seen me go through hell and back, to which they have responded by licking their privates and meowing for more food.  I love my cats and their quirky personalities, but dogs are like no other. Thank you Mr. T for having my back. 🙂

I’d love to hear your stories of how your dog has impacted your life.  Check out these reasons why you absolutely must have a dog in your life.  You can post your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Jeanne Chinn was born in California, USA. She is

known for her work on Lethal Weapon 4 – Zwei Profis räumen auf (1998), Shopping for Fangs (1997) and

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 2013 Basketball Wife (TV Series) (post-production)
Dr. Sharon Jae

Episode #1.9 … Dr. Sharon Jae
Episode #1.5 … Dr. Sharon Jae
Episode #1.4 … Dr. Sharon Jae
Episode #1.3 … Dr. Sharon Jae
Episode #1.2 … Dr. Sharon Jae
 2011 Luck (TV Series)
Waitress

Episode #1.1 (2011) … Waitress
 2010 Love That Girl! (TV Series)
Arthea

Keep It in the Closet (2010) … Arthea
Pilot (2010) … Arthea
 2007 Target Audience 9.1
Gillian
 2006 Weeds – Kleine Deals unter Nachbarn (TV Series)
Jade

A.K.A The Plant (2006) … Jade
 2006 Immer wieder Jim (TV Series)
Jody Chen

Polite Jim (2006) … Jody Chen (as Jeanne Chin)
 2005 Partner(s)
Sally
 2005 Hot Properties – Gut gebaut und noch zu haben (TV Series)
Bride-To-Be #3

When Chloe Met Marco (2005) … Bride-To-Be #3 (as Jeanne Chin)
 2005 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Partron

The Bridges of Fresno County (2005) … Partron
 2004 Fat Albert
Woman #1
 2004 Without a Trace – Spurlos verschwunden (TV Series)
Meredith the Waitress

Nickel and Dimed: Part 2 (2004) … Meredith the Waitress
 2004 Intermission (Short)
Relater
 2003 American Seoul (Short)
Jane
 2002 Off Centre (TV Series)
Wendy

 2002/I R.S.V.P.
Cricket
 2001 Total blond
Nurse
 2001 New York Cops – NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Nurse Julie Chinn

Baby Love (2001) … Nurse Julie Chinn
 2001 Charmed – Zauberhafte Hexen (TV Series)
Anling

Enter the Demon (2001) … Anling
 2001 Lass es, Larry! (TV Series)
Barbara Schneider

The Car Salesman (2001) … Barbara Schneider
 2001 Suckers
Mrs. Kojima
 2001 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Wei-Hui

The End of the Innocence: Part 2 (2001) … Wei-Hui
 2001 The Ghost
Chang’s Girlfriend
 2001 Invisible Man – Der Unsichtbare (TV Series)
Melanie

Flowers for Hobbes (2001) … Melanie
 2001 The Killing Seasons (Short)
Mother of baby
 2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (TV Movie)
Paula (as Jeanne Chin)
 2000 Emergency Room – Die Notaufnahme (TV Series)
Jennifer

Sand and Water (2000) … Jennifer
 2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
Ms. Hung

Beauty Marks (2000) … Ms. Hung
 2000 Code Name – Phönix (TV Movie)
Lucy Chang
 1999 Bastards
Tien’s Girlfriend
 1999 Tracey Takes On… (TV Series)
Sexy Girl

Books (1999) … Sexy Girl
 1999 Das Darwin-Projekt (TV Movie)
Harley
 1998 Still Life
Megan
 1997 Michael Hayes – Für Recht und Gerechtigkeit (TV Series)
Cherry Yee

Slaves (1997) … Cherry Yee
 1997 Conan, der Abenteurer (TV Series)
Adraina

Ransom (1997) … Adraina
 1997 Shopping for Fangs
Katherine
 1996 Night Stand (TV Series)
Jacklyn

Fashion Victims (1996) … Jacklyn
 1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Peggy Soo

You Gotta Have Heart (1995) … Peggy Soo
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 2004 Pax Importi Modellus: The Rise of the Import Model (Short) (assistant camera)

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Super New!

I’ll tell you what’s not new, no shut eye! We’ve been busy bees to say the least here at JCLA! On the bright side, we’re having a slightly better hair day than this pup! Have you noticed anything different about the JCLA website?  If you click on the Products tab you will find an array of fabulous new products that we have curated for you in our boutique! In our travels we meet so many talented designers who also happen to be very nice people! We’re adding more and more products each week. From Paul Frank Pet, Fabulous DUDDS Doggie Costumes,   and 26 Bars & A Band , you’re sure to find something that will make you and your fellow pet lovers smile!  Next week we will be adding Crystal Affair to our boutique! That’s right, exquisite Swarovski crystal collars,brushes, and leads! It’s all so exciting!

JCLA’s “Brunette Ambition Tour” kicks off with Superzoo in Las Vegas! Mandalay Bay Baby! Boutique owners and distributors get 10% off any in booth order at the world’s largest pet trade show!  JCLA is booth #786 between Rodeo Dr. and Equine! 

What do you get when you cross a Bond Girl Smuggler with a Rescue Me Tote?  We’ll be unveiling our first prototype at Superzoo Sept 11-13th.  This faux leather Rescue Me Tote has a snap out leopard lining with the convertible top of the Bond Girl bag! This new design will come with a new cast of characters: Pampered Poodle, Maltease, Snotty Scottie and Spiffy Spaniel! Don’t worry Te Quiero Chihuahua and I Love New Yorkie will still be available on the new Rescue Me tote.  It should be 2-3 months before these babies hit the shelves!  We’re also developing purse hangers featuring our JCLA animal silhouettes!  JCLA_Purse_Hanger_Mirror_Trio

We will post this accessory for pre order soon! There are two choices: a keychain with purse hanger attached and a purse hanger with a flip top mirror!  Please tell us which version you prefer and what animal styles you’d like to see available. With this new must have accessory you can keep those precious purse paws off the ground!JCLA_Purse_Hanger_Flip_Mirror_Poodle

Our next event is Strutt your Mutt in Los Angeles: Sept 22nd from 10am-1pm. Please come see us at the Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles for special deals, a sample sale, and tons of fun for a great cause!

A huge thank you to all of our customers who send in fabulous photos of their furries in our bags! We so appreciate the kind words and generous reviews!   Until next time…keep it waggin’!

 

Happy Happy!

Hey there!

Here’s wishing everyone’s Howl-o-ween was SO sweet it made them keel over in ecstasy!

This cutie patootie courtesy of Dealwagger

My apologies for not blogging in a while. We got sucked into the trade show vortex, revamped the website, designed a couple new lines, and did awesome at the California Gift Show Super Zoo

* If you have the attention span of a gnat, at least scroll down to the bottom  of this newsy post for info on our sample sale and a free $25 from American Express.*

This year went by faster than a Kardashian marriage! We can’t believe it’s already JCLA’s one year anniversary!! Time flies when you’re having fun!  We could not have made it without you, our dear supporters and cherished customers.  Don’t forget to sign up for our refreshingly infrequent e-newsletter to receive your special JCLA anniversary discount code.  You don’t want to miss this- it only comes once a year!

JCLA’s official trade show debut was at the California Gift show in July.  We were honored to be named “Fresh Find” by CGS.   If you missed it, here’s the press release on JCLA .  Gift Show attendees called our Rescue Me totes, “the best product in the entire show!”  Louisa, of Rock It Pet, said, “I’m sitting here looking at the Foxy Feline bag and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I’m getting heart palpitations just looking at it!”

All of the positive feedback had us smiling from ear to ear. If you missed the show, no worries, we’ll be exhibiting again at the LA Convention Center January 20-23 2012.  Come see us in South Hall at booth # 1944 of the California Gift Show. Fri-Sun 9am-6pm, Monday 9am-4pm.

Orders continued to pour in at the industry’s largest pet trade show, Super Zoo.  This enourmous show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas was chock full of outstanding gear and supplies for pets.  Mr. Truffle had the time of his life and our buyers not only wanted to take the bags home, they wanted to snatch HIM up as well. Here he is on break doing his signature froggy doggie army crawl with elfin magic ears. 🙂  His antics often earn him buckets of Greenies, deer antler horns, clothing, and Doggie jerky. We are always shocked by the generosity of the show vendors.  Thanks to them I have one seriously spoiled pup.  

Nestled amongst the booths on “Rodeo Drive”at Super Zoo, we unveiled the new Bond Girl Smuggler purse .  This is THE bag everyone has been asking for.  Literally.  When you talk, I actually listen. I took note of all the features that my retail store owners (a special thank you to The Beverly Hills Mutt Club), and customers were wishing they had in a bag, added a little JCLA attitude, and viola!  The Bond Girl Smuggler. The name…well, that’s how I feel when I need to bring Truffle into a no dog zone.  I am Bond, Jane Bond, on a mission impossible…unless I design the right bag to pull it off. Muahaha!

Carlene Manhanna, taste maker from Pupstyle.com flipped over the Smuggler and put her two pups, Emmet and Mei Mei, inside for a little test drive.

Emmet in the JCLA Bond Girl purse carrier.

 

 

An exhausted me with 2 cuties I'd like to dog-nap in the Bond Girl Smuggler

Buyers loved the stylish look and plush, easy to clean, pet compartment. Of course our signature purse paw feet at the bottom of the bag made everyone smile. Faces lit up at all the features designed for the comfort and convenience of both dog and mommy.The non slip padded shoulder strap saves your shoulder, while all of the pockets in the two seperate side compartments keep all your shopping, glamour, and doggie supplies organized. 

 Though everyone mistakes it for a leather bag, we would never kill a cow to save a chihuahua! 🙂 The bag is made of thick faux leather, and like our micro mink faux fur, I always select luxurious animal friendly materials that never look or feel cheap.  Our hearts were warmed by remarks  from the buyers that our bags were simply, “best in show.”   

Love at first site. This buyer would not leave without the bag.We have a limited supply of the Bond Girl Smuggler and can hardly wait until they arrive on December 1st, just in time for the holidays!  With pre-orders piling up, it’s best to reserve yours today.  

Stores that were able to snatch up some pre-launch Bond Girl Bags: Beverly Hills Mutt Club (Los Angeles, CA), Bailey Blue (Montreal , Quebec), Glamourpaws (Atlanta GA & Oakland CA.), & Jumi’s World (Hawaii & Japan) have the bag in store for viewing today. The bag is ideal for two small dogs or one 12 lb dog.

In Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Mutt Club, Maxwell Dog, Alex Roldan Salon at the London Hotel, The Perfect Impression (Aliso Viejo, CA.), Shaggy Chic (Oak Park, CA), Compliments LTD. (Indian Wells, CA), and Lucky Dog, (Las Vegas) will be amongst the first retail stores to have the Bond Girl bag by Dec. 1st.

Super Zoo also brought on more inquiries from the press. I had the pleasure of being interviewed via Skype by Pet Fashion TV in Canada.  The interview should air in January. We are honored that The Pet Elite also featured our Rescue Me totes in one of their recent issues. Will post it once we get our paws on a copy.  LIFE + DOG also expressed interest in an interview. I was happy to hear that Sweet Plumeria also featured JCLA in their blog that scours the planet for exquisite finds. 

If you’re been living under a rock and still don’t have a Rescue Me tote, help is on the way! We’re teaming up for the first time with select couture pet designers to fulfill your holiday dreams.  Its a doggie designer sample sale! Everything from accessories, outfits, and JCLA bags all at 30-60% off! If you live in LA, this is an event not to be missed.

Speaking of local events we love meeting our customers all over Los Angeles.  Best Friends put on the fabulous Strut Your Mutt at the Pan Pacific Park raising tons of money towards ending the plight of homeless pets.  We were thrilled to be a part of the event and happy to send so many of you home with Rescue Me totes!

 After Strut Your Mutt we enjoyed a little R&R at the Surf Dog competition in San Diego. Truffle took his first steps on the beach and seemed to instinctively mount surf boards without any suggestion or encouragement.   We continued the fun in San Diego by participating in their Pet Expo with celebrity guest Victoria Stilwell. Many dogs were blessed by getting adopted that weekend and some of the generous owners got their new pups a Rescue Me tote.   

Another way we like to engage with our community is by donating to silent auctions for animal rescue.

Diamonds not Fur Gala at Voyeur in West Hollywood

Most recently we donated bags and discount cards to Diamonds Not Fur for SPCA LA, American Humane, Stray Cat Alliance, Humane Society of Elkhart County, CAPE, & Arizona Desert Labrador Retreiver Rescue.

American Humane Hero Dog Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton

 

Speaking of giving. American Express is giving registered card holders $25 to spend at any small business on Nov. 26th. Register your card today. You can spend it by calling us and using your AMEX card. You can use any discount codes you already have in conjunction wth the free $25 refund.  Spend $20 or more and Amex will credit your statement for $25! How can you lose?  GO to the Amex Facebook Page and securely register your Amex card today before they reach their limit! Thank you Amex for supporting small businesses!

If you’re still reading, thank you! To congratulate you on your great attention span here’s a funny picture.

My cats would turn me into taco meat if I tried this with them!

 *A BIG shout out to George Chang and Ron Goldman for all of their extraordinary assistance with everything JCLA!

Much love to you all,

Jeanne and the furries

Newsy News!

Oh Canada! At last we’ve joined forces with you! Canadians can now order our Rescue Me totes from Poochalicious Doggy Boutique!  Our totes have been shipping to Japan, Texas, The Philippines…you name it we’re everywhere!
In case you missed JCLA on the KTLA5 Morning news: You can read the glamourous back story in my previous blog. Ha ha.

Downunder Dog Designs generously sent Mr. Truffle a gorgeous tuxedo and two bow ties to wear to all of his red carpet events. I decided to put the tux on the KTLA Morning show so that everyone could see what a beautiful, couture Etsy designer Cheryl Keninger is.
Here are some photos of the tux since the camera guy panned away while I was showing the tux on Mr. T

Mr. Truffle in a DUDDS tux! Thank you Cheryl!

Great quality.Two pearl buttons above the tails- gorgeous!

We’re busy getting ready for the California Gift Show next week.  If you’re a buyer please come visit our booth at the LA Convention Center, South Hall July 22-25.  We are thrilled to have been chosen for the gift show’s “Fresh Finds” and Look Book.  We will be located in the pet gift section of South Hall Gift booth #2145.  July 22-24th 9-6pm and July 25th  9am -4pm.

 

JCLA at Barks of Love adoption

JCLA at Barks of Love adoption in Newport Beach, CA

We’ve been pleased to donate to Barks Of Love and participate in their continuing adoption events. If you are in the market for a dog please checkout our Facebook page where we post many adorable pooches and cats up for rescue. While you’re there please ‘Like’ our page so we can feel all warm and fuzzy, and don’t forget to post pics of your furbabies on our wall.

Happy Customer in an I Love New Yorkie tote

Another happy customer!

 

Last but not least I’m making the first samples of our new line. I’m designing a buttery soft faux leather purse with silver accents that you can carry your small dog in.  This bag is my response to so many customer requests from covert pup owners.   Some dog moms don’t want to advertise that they have a dog inside their purse, so I’ve developed a zip top purse without the pet silhouette applique on the outside. The purse flaunts our  amazing signature micro mink in a new hue, and two organizational compartments on either side for your own things.  Key clip, credit card slots, and plenty of pockets ensure that your stuff stays separate from your pooch and conveniently at your fingertips.   The bag features much smaller silver paw feet at the bottom- a subtle detail that can be seen if you flip your purse over to show them off.  The bag will be available in black, chocolate brown, and beige.  Please ‘Like’ our FB page or sign up for our mailing list to find out when we launch this fab new line! Pictures are not yet available.

Until then, enjoy your weekend.

Adios! From Mr. Truffle

 

Love,

Jeanne, Mr. Truffle, Doodle, & Tweety.

Calling all JCLA Shoppers!

Valued Customers,
It has just come to our attention that the shopping cart is not letting you go all the way through. Oh joy!
Please email: Mailto:customercare@jclaboutique.com with your order details and your transaction will be processed immediately. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are working to solve the issue.
With Gratitude,
Jeanne and her sleeping animals.

The Royal Truth of “Showbiz”

 

Ironic. A sign in the hallway of KTLA news stage that read, "MAKING IT."

Well, I survived the KTLA Morning News segment! If you missed it, we’ll have a copy to post in the not too distant future so please check back often. I announced a big discount code on the Morning Show as a “thank you” to KTLA viewers for supporting animal rescue.
The segment went by quickly and if you didn’t have a pen or a working brain in that second (I know I didn’t)…you missed it! The discount is good until Mother’s Day- this coming Sunday. It’s the perfect gift for mothers of furbabies, AND human babies. As you can see in our Youtube video, it’s a darn good diaper bag. This week you can get a Rescue Me tote for a mere $139 when you type in this code at checkout: KTLA

BEHIND THE SCENES DISH. (You know you want it!)

I was contacted by the producer of the segment and invited to be a part of their Give Pets A Chance- Royal Edition. I was immediately charmed by the idea. Her concept was to get 3 English breed rescue dogs, dress them in royal finery, and show lots of doggie bling. I told her I was happy to donate a free Rescue Me Tote to whoever adopted a dog that day.

The producer asked me to contact some rescues to see if they had English breed dogs. I was a bit surprised that she asked ME to do this but, because of the cause, I felt it was no problem to lend a hand. I contacted 15 rescues that day, Facebooked, and Tweeted…to no avail.
You see, being picky about the breed of a rescue dog to fit a news segment theme is not very well recieved. Most of the rescues didn’t know what an “English dog” was.

It was also becoming clear that I couldn’t reserve 3 English dogs for a segment the following week because these dogs need to be available for adoption, not on hold. The West LA shelter agreed to hold 3 dogs two days before the show.

I alerted the producer of the challenges she would be facing with getting specifically English breed dogs, reserving them, and getting them fitted for the show. I found one English setter for her to approve. She asked that I find all the dogs at the same shelter. We ended up losing that dog by the time it was approved. She told me to try other shelters, find the royal dog bling, and get the dogs fitted. No English dogs, no show.

It was now crystal clear to me that I was the only one responsible for this concept materializing! I’m new to the news world. As an actor I show up and do my job. As a bag designer I thought I would show up and help get these dogs adopted by donating my bags. Now I had to decide whether or not to walk away or take on the responsibility of putting together this segment. I don’t know what posessed me, but I decided to give it my best shot.

Fast forward to 2 days before the show. I get a call from the West LA shelter informing me that the supervisor will NOT approve holding the dogs therefore I must wait until the night before to secure the dogs. This would be fine if I did not have to fit the dogs for tuxedos! I informed the producer of this new developement and was comforted with an email that said: Find the dogs at another shelter. We can’t do a segment without English dogs.

Cut to Jeanne having a mini meltdown.  As I told the producer, I’m a bag designer (who also has a business to run). What she was asking me to do was not my area of expertise. Well, the verdict seemed to be: Tough!

I contacted the Beverly Hills Mutt Club as they were awaiting the sizes of the dogs. They were lending me the doggie finery and bling for the segment. I tell them that I will not have the sizes because I will not know what dogs I’m getting in advance. The owner suggests that we put the tuxedos on doggie mannequins. Fine. Brilliant. I can only do what I can do at this point because dogs are not like books that you can check out at the library!

The night before I am organizing doggie bling, going over the doggie bling price list, prepping my bags, thinking about how I’m going to squeeze in all 3 elements I’m presenting in one minute and 30 seconds, working with web admin so that the website is ready for KTLA viewers, and waiting for an email with the bios of the dogs…because- surprise! I’M the one who is announcing the dogs as well! The doggie bios never arrive in my inbox. I sleep for one luxurious hour. To top it off I’m on day 8 of my cleanse- I have only been ingesting lemonade for 8 days.

KTLA News Stage entrance in Hollywood

At KTLA I arrive hoping that at least an anchor, a dog, anyone… will be interviewing me. There are a few segments being shot at the same time so there is a lot of chaos, ducking, shushing, etc. going on. Kathy Ireland is taping a segment about something she’s selling as we are two feet away trying not to pop up in the background of her shot.  Enter… Crouching Jeanne, hidden tote bag. Meanwhile, Mr. Truffle has somehow… been released from his leash. There is no dressing room or trailer like when I’m acting. There is no rehearsal. Its a free for all.

There are two English dogs hopefully in transit from the West LA shelter as I set up the table of bling.

Starting to set up the table of royal wedding bling

There is no room for my Rescue Me totes and they are asking me to take the hanging stand off of the table as it is casting a shadow on the more important products.  I was told not to bring my display rack, but I brought it just in case.

It’s time to grow a pair. I set my rack up. Come hell or high water, my bags will appear in this segment, properly displayed, after the lengths I’ve gone to to satisfy the “requirements” of this segment.

Truflle guarding the table so mommy won't cry

I’ve also decided to use Mr. Truffle as a model because he is the only dog I’m sure is ok with wearing a tux and guaranteed to be availabe for the shoot! LOL.

 The producer flinches at Mr. Truffle when she meets him and tells me I can’t use my dog. I tell her I’m going to, and I’ll make it clear he’s not up for adoption.

Airtime comes very quickly. There is a 5 minute warning and I’m handed the bios of the dogs. With 3 people talking to me at once, I put a tuxedo on Mr. Truffle while the sound guy tries to find a place to clip a battery pack to my dress. 3-2-1… We’re live.

The whole thing went by in a flash. I focused on looking awake, being positive, remembering the cause behind all of this chaos, and getting all of the info. demaded of me out- quickly and concisely.

13 week old Milo meets 9 month old Mr. Truffle Having Fun while the adults have a cow...

Afterwards, people  came out from the sound stage to admire my bags. We packed up as quickly as we could. The Beverly

We should all be having this much fun!

Truffle & adoptee Milo squeeze in a playdate.

Hills Mutt Club needed their inventory back before the store opened.

I had orders from New York and the Philippines from the day before to tend to before I could take a nap. Done and done.

I finally settle down to watch the segment on the DVR. Miraculously, it does not look as frenetic, rushed, and tumultuous as it felt.

I hope I did something good for the dogs that day. Well, you can’t say I didn’t try!  At the very least I learned a good lesson about standing up for myself. 

Wimpy is so not ‘haute’.

Smiles,

Jeanne, Truffle, Doodle, Tweety, and her backbone.