Retro & Vintage in Buffalo NY
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Shapewear: The Taboo Underpinning

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 5 years since I've written the blog, Get Your Shape In Shape! Crazy how times flies and yet (some things) stay the same. I'm still wearing my shapers and I still am still recommending them to all of you!  image source: Rago Shapewear Now, I want to clarify something. When Julie Ann and I recommend wearing a shaping garment under the retro clothing styles we carry at the store, IT DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE SAYING YOU ARE FAT! Oh goodness, we understand that body image and the way we all feel about...

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My Pinup Judge Experience

Posted Julie Ann Davis Lifestyle Local

So a funny thing happened recently, I was asked to be a ‚Äúlocal celebrity‚ÄĚ judge at a Pinup Contest. You might say ‚ÄúJulie Ann, I thought you were a feminist, how can you support such a thing?‚ÄĚ Well let me tell you how this all started... Last year I was contacted by some dear friends of mine, Maggie and Steve. Steve helps run Cavalcade of Cars at the Hamburg Fairgrounds--sort of the kick off of car show season--and he wanted help organizing and changing the format of their Pinup Competition and for me to be a judge. The contest has...

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Retro Style : What's In Your Bag?

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson

We discuss a lot of things at Cats Like Us and finding clever and cute ways to tote around our personal essentials has been a topic of interest lately, so "What's In Your Bag?" was born! A lot of us 'live' out of our purses, handbags, totes, etc. and often can find that trying to stay organized can be a chore.  What do you keep in your bag? What are the important items that you need for your day-to-day functions? I know I can't live without lip balm and all my other 'lip goop' (as I like to call it), all...

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CLU Tiki Bar Series: The Enchanted Rum Barrel

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

Continuing our home Tiki bar series we welcome you to The Enchanted Rum Barrel which is in the home of Julie Ann and Andrew Davis, the owners of Cats Like Us. You can take a guess that Julie Ann and Andrew are avid lovers of vintage and new vintage clothing (owning a retro clothing store is a dead givaway, hehe!), yet they are also self proclaimed Tikiphiles! They took their love of everything tropical and made a special place in their home where all things Tiki can be found!   Julie Ann and Andrew have always been drawn to mid century modern...

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Retro Style : Twin Peaks

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

When you say, "Twin Peaks" to people it usually conjures up images of Laura Palmer, Agent Copper and phrases like, "This is a damn fine cup of coffee". The late 80s cult TV show gained popularity due to David Lynch and Mark Frost's directing and writing, the wonderful cast of actors and the odd imagery and themes that were present throughout the show. There is no denying that Twin Peaks was a TV show that should have never been canceled. Something I enjoyed throughout the show is the 80s does 50s fashion that is pure nostalgic gold. The Audrey Horne character was...

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Brand Showcase: Christine's Wild Imagination

Posted Julie Ann Davis

Christine's Wild Imagination strikes again-- It's the brain child of a gal who likes cute things that are also functional. Makes sense right? How long have you been working as Christine's Wild Imagination? How did you get started wood burning? Do you have formal art training?My name is Christine Kelemen and I am the owner / artist of Christine's Wild Imagination, LLC . I am a self taught artist who picked up pyrography (or the technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point) at the suggestion of a friend. My...

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Vintage Valentine Pinups

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

Anne Jeffreys With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to visit some glamorous pinup's of yesteryear. The wonderful sets, props and costuming, make these photos so lovely and kitschy too. I would be as bold to say that pinups are much better than chocolates, well maybe a close second. Hehe! Ann Miller  Barbara Bates    Marilyn Monroe   Rita Hayworth  Cyd Charisse     Love is in the air, but at Cats Like Us we love you all year around. *Wink* -Meagan Kyla

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Dress Review: Trashy Diva's Victory Floral For the Win

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson

Christina from the Silver Cat Tea Party blog wrote a very insightful review of the Victory Floral Louise dress by Trashy Diva. We loved it so much that we asked her if we could share her blog post on the Cats Like Us blog! Just before Christmas Trashy Diva released their newest print, Victory Floral!  This dress falls into Trashy Diva's knit rayon collection like the Jennys and Mansfields from a few years back. But unlike the sweater-ish thicker jersey-type feel of the Jennys and Mansfields from their solid knit rayon collection, the rayon for this collection is a lot...

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Retro Style : The Versatility of the Little Black Dress (LBD)

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson

image source: Vogue Coco Chanel first introduces the (LBD) Little Black Dress in Vogue Magazine in 1926. The LBD was simple and accessible to women of all social and economic classes. The dress signifies everything from grace and elegance to femme fatale and danger. It's been a staple and a classic for a great reason, it's for every woman.  The versatility of the Little Black Dress is astonishing!   The Emily Flounce Wiggle Dress by Steady Clothing is the perfect combination of classic retro silhouette mixed with modern versatility. The dress can be styled in numerous ways thanks to the...

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Retro Style: Can I Wear A Crinoline?

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

Can I wear a crinoline under my skirt or dress? Maybe, as not all skirts are created equal, so we're going to explore a way to determine if you can wear the Malco Modes crinolines that we specifically sell at Cats Like Us. Our advice and guidance is for a crinoline with a two layer outer skirt that has multiple tiers of nylon net with matching satin binding on each tier. The underskirt is made of nylon organza to prevent scratchiness against your legs. This type of crinoline creates a full look. But before we go on with the show, a little...

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