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A stylish chihuahua has become fashion’s coolest ‘it girl’ on Instagram.

Collage artist Klee Van Schoonhoven, 37, spends her spare time photographing her tiny pooch Goldie in amusing positions using pages cut out from fashion magazines.

The cleverly created project sees ten-year-old Goldie pose alongside famous style icons including Kate Moss and Pharrell Williams. In one photograph she even appears as Anna Wintour.

Miss Schoonhoven, of New York, says she originally started the project with a children’s book in mind but Goldie’s expressions and attitude leaned more towards subtle adult humour.

She said: “I have always loved and collected images from fashion magazines.

“I found the juxtaposition of a chihuahua and high-end fashion highly amusing and thought others would too – that’s when I began the Instagram feed.”

Miss Schoonhoven captures Goldie using just her iPhone and never manipulates her images with software.

She said “I have a set at home where we shoot everything. I create most of the props using magazine clippings that I cut into shape and mount.”

Goldie proves to be a real diva on set and gives her owner anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get the shot before toddling off.

Miss Schoonhoven said: “Sometimes she will randomly hop onto set and bark to let me know she is ready to shoot.

“I just prepare the props and follow her lead – don’t let her fool you, she’s the boss.”

Miss Schoonhoven said she was happy that Goldie has picked up a lot of fans in the internet.

She said: “I love reading comments which say seeing a picture of Goldie being her naturally ridiculous self has brightened their day.

“If Goldie’s head breaking through pictures of perfection that might normally make someone feel bad about themselves makes them smile – then that makes me happy.”

You can view the entire project on Instagram at @8lbpooch.

More high resolution pictures are available on request. To discuss rates for using pictures and copy, contact news editor Tom Knight on 07815 004413 or tom@medavia.co.uk.

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