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Cat Con Fashion!

Posted Andrea P

Do you love cats? We know you like cats because you like Cats Like Us, but have you heard of CatCon? CatCon celebrates all things cats - it’s where popular culture and cat culture meet! Attendees will have the chance to meet world famous cats like Lil BUB, Pudge the Cat, Monty Boy, Oskar the Blind Cat, White Coffee Cat, Luna Rose, and more! Even the original Catwoman, Julie Newmar, will be there! One of CatCon’s missions is debunking the “Crazy Cat Lady” myth. They want to prove that you can be hip, stylish, and have a cat, simultaneously. What...

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Day Trip: Rochester, NY for the Genesee Brewhouse

Posted Andrew Davis Beer Lifestyle Local

We never really considered ourselves big beer drinkers until the fairly recent boom of micro breweries. In almost any community we visit you can find one and they're usually unique and excellent in their own way. And it's a lot more fun once you figure out the differences in types of beers and generally what you like, and don't like. Our love affair with Genesee Years ago, we decided to do a very tongue in cheek blog and taste test for "retro" inspired beers (read that here). We tried oldies but goodies, with lots of retro history and attitude. For...

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Your Disney Fantasy Wardrobe!

Posted Andrea P Fashion Style

There has recently been a resurgence of dressing up and stepping out at the world’s favorite Disney theme parks. Are you planning on visiting the Happiest Place on Earth? Do you want to create a memorable outfit for your trip? Look no further than Cats Like Us! We can help you pick out an Instagram ready outfit that will turn mouse ears. Getting Dapper Dapper Day is an event that is a celebration of sophisticated personal style. Participants wear vintage and retro reproduction outfits. Every spring and fall, people leave the house in their Sunday best and gather to enjoy...

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Resources : Tips For Mens Rockabilly Hair

Posted Andrew Davis Hair Style

Whether you have a pompadour, side part, psycho pomp or just slick it back, most likely you use some sort of styling product, like pomade. Even gals will use pomade for their Victory Rolls! We get a lot of questions on how to use the pomades and though we're very knowledgable in-store and via other blogs we've written, we believe more information on the matters of hair can be very useful! Here are some great visual tools to help you achieve your perfect mens retro hair! Layrite product used in the video is the Original Layrite Hair Pomade.  Layrite product...

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The Tunes of Tiki Tuesday

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

  When we have a gathering for some tropical libations, we often get asked, "What are we listening too?!" To set the mood, we find ourselves putting on a few different artist's that embody the Polynesian Pop vibe. Music that transports us to a desert island, feeling the tropical breeze in our hair and the sunning ourselves on the sandy beach. Well, okay we're really just hanging out in our garage Tiki bar, but I'm trying to set the mood here, hahaha!!! Here are some of our favorite albums to listen to on a Tiki Tuesday or any day of...

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Tiki Tuesday: Some of Our Favorite Luau Recipes

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Lifestyle Tiki

Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. Get a few free tunes for your next luau here.   Happy Tiki Tuesday! I wanted to share some of my favorite luau foods that I like to serve our guests when we are entertaining them in The Hut. There are a plethora of recipes to choose from (some versions are vegan and vegetarian), yet I like to keep things simple and tend to stick to the three major food groups; SPAM, pineapple and rum. Hahaha!!!    Spicy Avocado Dip-Recipe from the Retro Luau book by Richard...

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Retro (Hair) Style: An Ode to the Beehive

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Hair Style

On June 10th 2016 the world mourned Margaret Vinci Heldt, the creator of the iconic beehive hairstyle. A woman who teased and volumized the hair world in the 1960s into new heights, taking inspiration from a conical black velvet fez hat! She describes the style as, "tall wrap-around crown, creating a circular silhouette with high-rise accents." I love that she notes, "I don't know how we could have done it without hair spray". The beehive took the world by storm and had women feeling taller, elegant and refined. Just think it was one of Modern Beauty Shop Magazine's (now Modern Salon) fashion editors...

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What is Across Lots Millinery & Adornments?

Posted Julie Ann Davis

I was lucky enough to meet Monica as a customer at Cats Like Us. Then I found out she has a business making gorgeous hair accessories reminiscent of vintage Hollywood Glamour under the name Across Lots.  How did Across Lots start? I started Across Lots in 2013, during my last semester in college. I always wanted start an accessories business, and our senior project of showing our work in a gallery space was the perfect kick in the butt to get everything rolling. I studied Communication Design, so I showed not only the visual identity of the shop, but also...

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Cheap Beer - The Perfect Retro Beverage!

Posted Andrew Davis Cocktails Lifestyle

Mixed drinks, martinis, and polynesian libations are real crowd pleasers when it comes to having a drink to fit your retro lifestyle. But there is something to be said for the look, history, and low price of a cheap good brew, and there are a lot of brands that would fit the bill. On that thought we decided to pick a few and compare on design, kitch factor and taste. This is by no means a comprehensive list and, as we found, there are many local varieties that are as good (or better) than their national counterparts. There has been an...

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Hair : How To Get That Rockin' Hair

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Hair

I know a lot of you dames are pondering, "How can I achieve those rockin' retro inspired hair-do's?". Vintage hairstyles like Victory Rolls can be challenging. I wanted to take the fear out out of giving these styles a try with suggesting some resources that can help you achieve vintage-inspired hair looks to match your retro-licious clothing from Cats Like Us.   Image source: Pixabay     One of the nicest modern resources I've seen in print is the Vintage Hairstyling Book : retro styles with step-by-step techniques by Lauren Rennells. This book has wonderful bright pictures, simple to follow instructions...

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