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Modern Day Vintage

 

Cynthia: So of course I had to share another vintage photo of a girl posing with her cat. It is #ThrowbackThursday after all.

Marcy:  Of course you did. You’re obsessed with these photos.

Cynthia:  Kind of. This one makes me want to put on a romantic white blouse like this one for $410 that (of course) sold out immediately at Anthropologie.

Chaine Peasant Top by Zimmerman at Anthropologie

Marcy:  As noted in a previous post, you have a serious problem.

Cynthia:  I know.  These two are more reasonable and just as pretty.

HD in Paris Pina Lace Top
Free People Connected Mock Neck Buttondown

Cynthia:  And throw on a big bow –

Satin Ribbon Hair Clip

Marcy:  Okay so you do know it’s not 1985 anymore.  Right? Cindy?

Cynthia:  And grab a cat.

Marcy:  Grab a dead cat you mean.

Cynthia:  No, I don’t mean that. What do you mean?

Marcy:  That’s a taxidermy cat.

Cynthia:  No way.

Marcy:  Take a good look, Cindy. That is one dead stuffed cat.

Cynthia takes another look at the photo.

And then another look.

And another.

Marcy:  Sorry to burst your bubble.

Cynthia:  You’re not sorry.

Marcy:  I know.



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Throwback Thursday:  Happiness Is A Cute Cat



 

 

 

Fine Arts

Costume Design By… Marcy?

Postcard for Telenovela Wives of Pancho Villa
Design by Alex Amerri


Cynthia:  Okay, Marcy. We got asked to do costumes for the play I am co-producing for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Telenovela Wives of Pancho Villa, a new play by Jeffery Atik.

Marcy:  You?

Cynthia:  Us!

Marcy:  You’ve never done that in your life. You don’t know how to operate a sewing machine. You are a fashion disaster most of the time. What’s wrong with them? Don’t they have eyes?

Cynthia (nonchalantly):  Apparently, if you are the only woman on the producing team and have a semi-fashion blog, people will assume you know fashion stuff.

Marcy:  And you said yes?!

Cynthia:  WE said yes. Or, I said yes for you. It will be your name in the program. Costume Design by Marcy Very Much.

Marcy: Don’t they know I’m a cat?!

Cynthia:  Oh yeah. They think it’s cool. I figured we could document our progress on the blog.

Marcy:  You mean our panic.

Cynthia (brightly):  That too! So we will have thirteen actors to outfit in 1914 attire. We want the women to look sexy and beautiful and powerful and –

 

 

Marcy (panicking):  Thirteen actors in period dress?!! What’s the budget?

Silence.

Marcy (now screaming):  What’s the budget?!

Cynthia:  There is no budget.

Marcy faints.

Cynthia (cheering):  Hollywood Fringe Festival – here we come!

Marcy is still passed out.

Cynthia:  It’s okay Marcy! We can handle it!

Cynthia faints too.

Cynthia with the cast and producing team for
Telenovela Wives of Pancho Villa

 

*Our postcard design was done by the super talented, Alex Amerri. Check out his website, AlexAmerri.com. Thank you, Alex!

 

Fun

Say Cheese

Nice Mice For You (for sale on their Etsy store)

Cynthia finds Marcy completely absorbed on the computer.

Cynthia:  Watcha doing Marcy cat cat cat?

Marcy:  Curating my art collection.

Cynthia leans over to see that Marcy is on her Pinterest page and is deleting every pin.

Cynthia:  Aaaaaack! That’s MY art collection. Why are you deleting my pins?

Marcy:  Too many cats.

You’ve got illustrations of cats,
photo art of cats,
Vintage photos of girls with their cats,
Street art with cats,
Fashion with cats,
Cats, cats, cats.

Too many.

Cynthia:  But the whole point of a Pinterest page is to accumulate super nifty pics of a subject you love. And mine is cats featured in fascinating art, cool photography, and fun fashion.


Cynthia:
  I’ve got pics of you on Instagram!Marcy:  You only need pics of me.

Marcy:  I saw that. You also have pics of Penelope Kitten and random street cat art. I deleted those too.

Cynthia:  What?!

Marcy:  I don’t like your use of filters.

Cynthia:  That’s the whole point of Instagram! Creating cool photos with filters!

Marcy:  You’re not very good at it.

Cynthia:  I just started it!

Marcy flips over to her Instagram account.

Marcy:  Oh. darn. They didn’t delete.

Cynthia wrestles the computer mouse out of Marcy’s paws and proceeds to protect her Pinterest and Instagram accounts.

Marcy:  You can change your passwords but you can’t change your pants.

Cynthia gives Marcy a funny look.

Marcy:  You know what I mean.

Cynthia:  This time I actually don’t.

Check out our Pinterest page for a curated collection of cat art.
Check out our new Instagram page for original photos of cat happenings around Los Angeles.

That is, if Marcy doesn’t play art curator again. That’s MY job.

=^-^=

 

Fine Arts

Throwback Thursday: Happiness Is A Cute Cat

Cynthia:  Most portraits from the “olden times” seem to be composed of uncomfortable people wearing uncomfortable clothes and gazing uncomfortably at the camera. But, put a cat in their arms and suddenly the person’s eyes light up with joy and a smile threatens to emerge from their lips.

 

 

Some even break out into big toothy grins! I especially love this one! Even the cats look happy!

 

 

I can’t seem to find the origins and/or dates of the pics above but I do know that the ladies in this next picture are Edna B. Doughty and Louisa Grogen. The year was 1927 and the picture was taken in Washington at the Wardman Park Hotel for a cat show. I love the decorative cloche the lady on the right is wearing.

 

1927, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington
Photo from The Library Of Congress
Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue

 

Cynthia:  Charles Schulz, the creator of Snoopy and Peanuts, says that happiness is a warm puppy. With all due respect to the Peanut Gallery, I would like to add that happiness is also a cute cat.

Marcy:  I don’t think Mr. Schulz would mind. And anyway, he’s dead.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Way to change the tone! Gee whiz!

Marcy:  What? It’s my blog and I’ll change the tone if I want to.

 

Fashion

Throwback Thursday: Cat Fashion From 100 Years Ago

Cynthia:  Marcy, can you believe this? These cat stockings are from 1914. That is almost 100 years ago.  I mean … WOW!

Cat Stockings from 1914


Marcy (yawning):  100 years ago… 10 years ago… It’s all the same to me. I wasn’t around.

Cynthia:  Well, I wasn’t around either.

Marcy:  Are you sure?

Marcy swishes her tail smugly.

Cynthia:  Age jokes are beneath you, Marcy. Don’t go there.

Marcy:  Whatever. So what’s the big deal?

Cynthia (excitedly):  The big deal is that there were cats on tights 100 years ago! That is incredible! That is bewildering. That is mind boggling.

Marcy:  Whatever. Your mind is always boggled.

Cynthia:  I mean… here we are… almost 100 years later… and we still want to put cats on tights.

Cat Tights from 2013
Cat Tights from 2013



Marcy:  Why are you always so obsessed with cat tights? This is like our 3rd post on them.

Cynthia (marveling):  Just the fact that there were cat lovers 100 years ago who put cats on their clothes… I don’t know… it makes me feel like I am not so crazy after all. (suddenly) Maybe I could get a pair…

Marcy (horrified):  No. Just. No. I stick to my point from four months ago:

If you are not a Harajuku Girl 
If you are not 12
If it is not Halloween 

You simply CANNOT wear them. I put my paw down, Cindy.
I. Put. My. Paw. Down.

Marcy puts her paw down.

Cynthia:  Fine. Whatever. Meanie. (pause) You know, it’s almost time for Halloween. Why don’t I just –

Marcy (yelling pleadingly):  No!

 

 

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