Cats Like Us Blog — Behind the Scenes

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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The First Annual Retro Ladies Day!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local Style

On Saturday May 27, 2017 I was lucky enough to attend the 1st Annual Retro Ladies Day held by the Salt City Belles and Beaus at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse, NY. Only a two and a half hour drive from Buffalo, Destiny from Sweet Heart Pinup (just up the street from Cats Like Us) and I felt it was a no-brainer to attend. After all, it would give us an excuse to wear fancy vintage hats and gloves. There was even a complimentary glass of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a swag bag from the Salt City ladies included in...

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Behind the Scenes: What's With the Name, Cats Like Us?

Posted Andrew Davis Behind the scenes

On a daily basis we are asked how we came up with the name for the store "Cats Like Us". The short answer is that it's the name of a great song. But the long answer is hopefully a little more interesting. You can read more about how the store started on our about us page... On that flight back from Las Vegas in 2009 we were pretty fired up about starting the store, lots of ideas buzzing around our heads about what we should do, how to do it, and... what we should call it.     The store...

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My First Pinup Experience Featuring Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local

  Sweetheart Pin Up Studio is located right down the street from Cats Like Us at 59 Main St. Tonwanda, NY 14150. I first came up with the idea of working with Destiny Rogowski on a blog with the idea of shedding some light on the pinup photography experience from both the model and the photographer perspective. I wanted to share some insight into what Destiny does and perhaps encourage people who may be hesitant stepping in front of the camera. Well, when Destiny suggested I be the model it sent a bit of shock my system. "I'm a stylist, I'm...

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Cats Like Us at Deco Fest

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Style

This past month Cats Like Us sponsored Deco Fest ( at the Buffalo Central Terminal and we tried to capture some nice photos of our customers who were swinging around in our clothes. The Buffalo Central Terminal Train Station is rich with Buffalo history and art deco architecture. Buffalo Central Terminal opened on June 22, 1929 and the grand opening included the Chamber of Commerce Gala, with 2,200 people attending. It was the largest event in Buffalo at that time. Sadly, the trains stopped running in 1979 and the building was abandoned.   More than 30 years after closing the...

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