Cats Like Us Blog

Behind The Scenes at Sweet Heart Pinup Studio

Posted Andrea P Behind the scenes Local

Here at Cats Like Us, we enjoy having in store events that feature fellow business owners, artists, and musicians from Western New York. This February 3rd 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm we will have Destiny from Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio (located just down the street from Cats Like Us) joining us again in-store to book sessions and answer questions for prospective clients. She's easy to recommend -- a real pro and sweet heart herself!  We sat down with Destiny to learn more about her life, what inspires her, and how she approaches photography.   How long have you been a...

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Christian Dior in Toronto

Posted Julie Ann Davis

I always say I am lucky to live in Tonawanda ~ NOT because of the cold weather ~ but because it's so close to other metropolitan cities. Just this past Sunday a friend and I took a road trip to Toronto to the Royal Ontario Museum for the Christian Dior exhibition. While not as big as we had hoped, there was lots of vintage dress eye-candy for the casual viewer that I'm going to share with you. The pieces in this show were donated from Toronto's socialites or they were taken from the Royal Ontario Museum's permanent collection. The Christian...

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Kim Novak is a Cat!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion

If you’ve never seen Bell, Book and Candle (1958) starring Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon and a beautiful cat named Pyewacket, you must see it now! A dear friend recommended it to me about ten years ago and I’m so glad they did because it’s definitely one of my top classic movies. I’m not one for romantic comedies, but this movie is light and entertaining, and also beautiful to watch. The chemistry between Stewart and Novak is undeniable, possibly because in the same year they starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo together. (Spoiler alert!)   In the movie Novak plays...

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Holiday Shopping at Cats Like Us - 2017 Edition

Posted Andrea P Style

The holiday season is fast approaching! Don’t sweat it - stay cool and do your holiday shopping with Cats Like Us! Do you need a stunning outfit to celebrate the season? We’ve got you covered! This ladybug print velvet dress is a knockout! Add some glittery accessories to be even more stunning!  sourpuss-clothing-ladybug-polka-dot-wiggle-dress, black-fishnet-pantyhose, red-bow-earrings, red-bow-necklace   This chic aubergine number is just the thing for cold winter nights! belle-fur-collar-swing-dress, pantyhose-w-black-seam, raspberry-sparkle-earrings   Keep it casual with this shirt dress - sweater optional! check-oxblood-shirt-dress, black-hula-hoop-earrings, black-bandana, burgandy-piaf-ribbed-cardigan   This evergreen outfit is great for holiday parties! leona-plaid-thrills-skirt, green-honey-cuff-top, bear-with-me-brooch   These bowling shirts are great options for the holidays! ...

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Burlesque, The Tease, and Cats Like Us

Posted Andrea P

What do you think of when you hear the word “burlesque”? I think of confident women (and men) using their bodies to express themselves and perform for enthralled audiences. Burlesque has been popular in America since the 1860s - that’s nearly 200 years of moving and shaking! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bon-Ton_Burlesquers2.jpg One of my favorite parts of burlesque is the elaborate costumes the performers put together. Burlesque fashion has gone through many changes throughout the years, from loose robes and veils to petticoats and corsets. One of the enduring images of the Jazz Age is of Josephine Baker dancing in a banana skirt...

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