Cats Like Us Blog — fashion

The Story of The Shining Pinup

Posted Julie Ann Davis Cats Fashion Lifestyle Makeup Style

So now I have this amazing reproduction 1960s dress and matching hair tie made of The Shining print rug. What's the best way to show it off? A photo shoot of course!

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Retro Movie Fashion : Cry-Baby

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

What do you get when John Waters makes a musical that is based in 1954? You get an amazing movie that is full of quirky 50s nostalgia, a (very hot!) Jonny Depp aka Cry-Baby Walker and a whole lot of vintage-inspired fashions. Not only is the movie cast amazing, the dialog and the one-liners have me watching this flick again and again. But this blog isn't a movie review blog--it's a dedication to my love for Traci Lords character aka Wanda Woodward and the inspiration we find from her retro 1950s wardrobe!       In Cry-Baby's world, it's all...

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Retro Movie Fashion : Blue Hawaii

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

There is no denying how much Polynesian eye candy is in Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley. This 1961 film is set in Hawaii with lush colorful imagines of the South Pacific, beautiful Wahines and, of course the fashion! Some may argue that this wasn't Elvis' best film, but there is a lot of amazing music and Hawaiian clothing that make it worth while to watch this film! So many beautiful floral dresses and Elvis' panel shirt is awesome! Her blue dress is to die for! Elvis' isn't lookin' half bad in his brightly colored Hawaiian shirt and white chinos. Hey...

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Julie Ann's Vintage Closet Tour: The Lilly (....Pulitzer that is!)

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

  About 15 years ago, WAY before all the Target hype about Lilly Pulitzer last year, I lived in a flat in downtown Buffalo, NY and my go-to fashion advisor was Lucky Magazine. They had a small feature article in the back of the magazine about this woman who worked at an orange juice stand in Palm Springs in the late 1950s. The women would spill a lot of juice on her clothes while working, so to hide the stains she made a shift dress printed with bright bold patterned fabric. Her name was Lilly Pulitzer. This story stuck with...

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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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