Puppy love! Helena Christensen embraces summer style in a flirty floral sundress as she takes cute canine companion for a walk

She adopted an adorable new pet pooch two weeks ago.

And Helena Christensen looked as though she was in the throes of puppy love as she took her cute canine companion, Kuma, on a stroll through New York City on Thursday. 

Looking pretty as a picture as she headed out on her walk, the model, 46, embraced the summer sunshine in a flirty floral sundress while picking up a coffee in the West Village. 

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It's a dog's life! Helena Christensen looked as though she was in the throes of puppy love as she took her cute canine companion, Kuma, on a stroll through New York City on Thursday 

It's a dog's life! Helena Christensen looked as though she was in the throes of puppy love as she took her cute canine companion, Kuma, on a stroll through New York City on Thursday 

Accentuating her slim figure, Helena's chic white ensemble featured a flattering belt to cinch in her waist and was adorned with bold red flowers.

The catwalk queen ditched her heels in favour of a pair of comfortable flip-flops and balanced her grey holdall bag and coffee in one hand as she held her puppy's lead in the other. 

Helena looked fresh-faced, securing her hair in a casual low bun and sheltering her eyes from the summer sunshine with a pair of oversized shades.

Clearly besotted, the brunette took a break from her walk to take pictures of her new companion as he sat patiently in front of her.

Puppy love: Looking pretty as a picture as she headed out on her walk, the model, 46, embraced the summer sunshine in a flirty floral sundress while picking up a coffee in the West Village 

Puppy love: Looking pretty as a picture as she headed out on her walk, the model, 46, embraced the summer sunshine in a flirty floral sundress while picking up a coffee in the West Village 

Flower power: Accentuating her slim figure, Helena's chic white ensemble featured a flattering belt to cinch in her waist and was adorned with bold red flowers 

Flower power: Accentuating her slim figure, Helena's chic white ensemble featured a flattering belt to cinch in her waist and was adorned with bold red flowers 

The Danish beauty announced she had adopted a puppy on Instagram two weeks ago. 

Sharing a picture of her new furry friend, Helena wrote: 'This happened today..our first dog ever. We're so in love'. 

The fluffy pooch, thought to be a Border Collie, has one blue eye and one brown eye. 

And Helena - who is mother to son Mingus, 16, from her relationship with The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus - made sure to keep her fans in the loop, asking them for help in choosing a name for the pup. 

Canine companion: The catwalk queen ditched her heels in favour of a pair of comfortable flip-flops and balanced her grey holdall bag and coffee in one hand as she held her puppy's lead in the other 

Canine companion: The catwalk queen ditched her heels in favour of a pair of comfortable flip-flops and balanced her grey holdall bag and coffee in one hand as she held her puppy's lead in the other 

Little poser: Helena took a break from her walk to take pictures of her new companion as he sat patiently in front of her

Little poser: Helena took a break from her walk to take pictures of her new companion as he sat patiently in front of her

'No name for her yet, suggestions pls . Thank you for all those cool names, we'll sleep on them', she wrote.

And it took the model turned photographer a week to decide on a name, finally settling on Kuma.

'Waking up to this little face every day. Finally named, Kuma, which means bear in Japanese (rilakkuma cartoon bears, definition of cute)', she finally announced on Instagram. 

'We've named him Kuma': The Danish beauty announced she had adopted a puppy on Instagram two weeks ago

'We've named him Kuma': The Danish beauty announced she had adopted a puppy on Instagram two weeks ago

New addition to the family: Helena is mother to 16-year-old son Mingus from her relationship with The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus

New addition to the family: Helena is mother to 16-year-old son Mingus from her relationship with The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus

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