About the Author
TORU is a hip, charitable line of apparel & accessories for dogs and their humans created by high school buds, Susan Levine and Vanessa Rossman. Their designs are a form-fitting tribute to their love for music, passion for giving back, and affection for their furry pals, Tony and Rudy (the to & the ru in TORU). Both Susan and Vanessa hail from award winning careers in advertising responsible for creating campaigns for some of the world's largest brands. Today, they bring their creative expertise and savvy production skills to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for rescue groups nationwide through their creation, Rescues Rock The Runway and their line of Rescue Wear. Andrew Brusso is a New York City based conceptual and environmental portrait photographer, working in both editorial and advertising worlds. One of the most sought out celebrity photographers, Brusso has photographed LeBron James, Tony Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of The Hangover, and Will Smith among others. His work has been featured on the cover/inside of Rolling Stone, People, Time and Sports Illustrated and many more.