Thursday, October 30, 2008

Book Club: Garbo by Ture Sjolander

All of the best things come from Sweeden: ABBA, Ikea, the Swedish meatballs at Ikea, and most importantly, Greta Garbo! There are a gazillion books about Greta Garbo but this one has the most cat pictures and is therefore the best. It also has a ton of candid photos, which I much prefer to the ├╝ber-glam studio portraits that tend to dominate books about celebrities from her era. Garbo is out of print but you can purchase a copy from an amazon seller for less than five bucks, or read the whole thing here.

Magic Van

If Cat Party had it’s very own Cat-Party-mobile, it would probably look a lot like this crazy van that I spotted by the Prada store in Soho today. It's basically a stonery tribute to Heart, complete with little heart-shaped windows and an airbrushed portrait inspired by the eternally fabulous Little Queen cover. The weird Carrie hand is a little creepy though.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Love, Church + State

My favorite Portland designers Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk of Church + State unveiled their Fall 08 collection a few weeks ago at the lovely Frances May. I'd been waiting patiently for photos of the collection to appear, they have finally surfaced! Everything they make is so thoughtful and perfect with pieces named after states in shades of navy, rust and cream to present a bit of Americana.

South Dakota Top, Montana Skirt

Oregon Dress

North Dakota Blouse

Nebraska Jumpsuit

Alaska Blouse, Connecticut Shorts

Delaware Dress

From the Church + State "about" page:

if Church + State were a day of the week, it would be Sunday
if it were a baked good, it would be homemade pie
if it were a liquor, it would be bourbon
and if Church + State were a friend, it would be the best one.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Feline Frenzy: More Cats PLZ!

New and exciting cat-centric blogs to check out!

1. The Catorialist

Juliet was kind enough to direct us to this hilarious spoof of The Sartorialist, here are a few striking kitties:

On the Street...Refined Palette, Paris

On the Street...Parisian Youth

On the Street...The Dream Team, NYC

2. The Catalyst

Chock-full of famous cats and their people, famous people and their cats. I can't resist this preview (cat yoga?! I thought I was the only one):

Jane Fonda and Kitty

Paulina Porizkova and Kitten, 1985

Judy Blume and Cat, 1978

Just can't get enough fluffy kitty cuteness in my life!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

When it Rains, it Pours

I've survived many soggy winters in the Pacific Northwest with the help of sturdy rain boots. The classic Hunter boots have been my staple for the past few years but I have recently begun a quest to find something a little less clunky and a bit more feminine (not easy when searching for anything in the practical clothing realm). Here are a few options I've stumbled across:

Melissa Saddle Shoes (also in red and gold) $99 at Revolve

Loeffler Randall Matilde Rain Boots $195 at Pink Mascara

My personal favorite, the Aigles Rain Boot soon to be stocked at Le Train Bleu

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Self Service is Bringing Ugly Back

This Inez & Vinoodh photo of Eniko will totally be haunting my dreams, kind of like that creepy guy in Mulholland Drive who hangs out behind the diner. And it makes me want to quit smoking stat.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Oops I Did It Again: The Princess Diana Edition

I recently stumbled across this fun little feature about Princess Diana's various "fashion disasters". Talking smack about a dead woman's style? That's just plain bitchy, even for fashion people. I actually prefer Di's disturbingly matronly get-ups to the spangly Versace frocks that cemented her style icon status in the nineties. And many of her "disasters" are totally on-trend; let's just pray that her hairstyle never comes back into fashion.

Isabel Toledo

Calvin Klien

Marc Jacobs


Sunday, October 5, 2008

If I Could Be Any Creature In The World...

I think I would like to be a Hanpanda. Whenever I fantasize about what going to Japan must be like I think about Hanpandas and Pokemons running around freely!!! Hanpandas are insanely cute creatures that are half panda and half something else really cute!! There's even one that's half panda half Hello Kitty! Yeah I know is your head gonna explode too!? Here are some of my faves:

You can get these sweet Hanpanda wall decals here.

All of my dreams are realized in this Halcali music video. Sometimes I like to close my eyes and bop around and pretend I am there...

CAT PARTY Says....

Don't forget to register to vote! Tomorrow is the last day to register! Vote or die!!!