Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Keep Feeling Fascination

Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience singlehandedly justifies the existence of the entire internet. How else could I access hundreds of stills from Rollin's sleazy, offensive, surprisingly artistic and unintentionally fashionable canon? Below are a few of my favorites...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Phone Charms For Everyone!

Phone charms are pretty much my favorite things ever (besides nail polish of course, and Crackers) and is phone charm heaven. Need some extra seasoning on your food? Strapya has pepper shaker charms! Long for the days of elementary school? No fear, there are Lisa Frank charms!! What is your favorite animal? Mine is an ALPACA and as much as I long for having my own alpaca farm, at least I can have one hanging off my phone! Another personal fave is the sexy butt phone charms and there is even a video with them dancing! Wow! But of course, this being Cat Party, I will share some of my favorite kitty charms with you:

Crazy eye kitty, Eating kitty

Fuzzy kitty, Ferret...kitty?

Fat kitty, Gloomy kitty

Bandana kitty, Punk kitty!

The best part of this is that most of these charms will cost you less than five dollars, definitely less than ten, so there is no reason not to have a plethora charms for every mood and occasion!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Felines on Fim: Hausu

I was lucky enough to attend a screening of the Japanese cult classic Hausu (House) at BAM recently and I can't say enough good things about it. It's about a group of schoolgirls who visit a haunted house where they are terrorized by killer lampshades, pianos, and a white persian cat named Blanche. Hausu is not yet availible on DVD (although Criterion owns the rights) but it will be screening at the IFC center for a for a week starting on January 15th and touring the country shortly thereafter. A list of dates can be accessed here. Much to my delight, there is also new Hausu merchandise in the Criterion store. I am so in love with this t-shirt.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Valley of the Dolls

If you need a last minute gift for the morbidly inclined fashionista in your life I highly reccommend The Birds Barbie doll, it's a total steal at $33.65. There is also a Madame Alexander version but it's no longer in production and it's super expensive. I'm surprised that these doll companies have such a dark sense of humor; I wish they would pay tribute to other doomed celluloid heroines. I could totally get into a Carrie barbie....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Secretary Issue

I can't wait to get my hands on the third issue of I Love You; it was inspired by Joan from Mad Men! Below are a few preview images from their website. I've also mixed in a few photos of Joan because, well, look at her....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

California Dreaming

I love these new vial necklaces from Unearthen in collaboration with Alexandra Cassaniti. I'm a native Californian and current New York resident so I love the idea of wearing a vial filled with water from the pacific ocean at all times. They also make necklaces containing compost, crude oil, pink holi powder, and sand.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December Will Be Magic Again

A few years ago I discovered Kate Bush's epic 1979 christmas special, aptly titled Kate Bush Christmas Special, and watching the YouTube videos has become a new holiday tradition. The problem is, I never seem to remember to post them on Cat Party! But this year I actually have it together and I am so pleased to share these with you. My personal favorite is Violin, do not leave this post without watching it!

Also, you may have noticed that we got a major makeover. We were feeling a bit like Tai from the first half of Clueless and now we're totally in Cher Horowitz territory. We added a few fun things to the sidebar: "Cat of the Moment" is pretty self-explanatory, "The Art of Jane Fonda" will showcase various artistic representations of my hero, Jane Fonda, and the "Hall of Fame" section will feature a rotating selection of people who inspire us. And I made a really creepy cat GIF.

Also, I will admit that in the past I have been extremely bad about returning e-mails and adding links. Those days or over so if you would like to be added to our blogroll please e-mail us at or leave a comment on this post. I will also make a point of posting more frequently in the new year. Thank you all so much and have a lovely holiday!


The Man With the Child in His Eyes

Them Heavy People

December Will be Magic Again

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Add These to the Top of my X-mas List!!!

As much as I wish I could take my kitten with me everywhere (prepare yourself for the cuteness...) having an oh-so-cute kitty necklace or ring to look at might be the next best thing. I just wish I had more than ten fingers to wear all of these rings on! And while we're at it, all the money to buy these beauties with!!

Giant animal cocktail rings from Emitations

Hey mouse be careful eating that big gemmy thing!!!

Kitty and puppy wonderfulness from Precious Pets (visit the website for ponies and angels, too.)

You can even choose between different breeds of kitties!

Pomerani-ring! Haha!

Lounging necklace kitty reminds me of my own kitty, Crackers!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Chapeau Purrfait!

These amazing kitty hats would make a perfect gift for the crazy cat lady in your life. Check out the rest of the at ToScarboroughFair's etsy shop.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties

December is the month of a zillion parties and consequently a great excuse to buy yourself something sparkly or ruffly to don (as if you needed an excuse). Here's a little round-up of some of my picks conveniently categorized by some of my favorite L Word character's personal style...because there just isn't enough L Word in my life right now. Feast your eyes on these festive holiday frocks!                                       

Jenny Schecter:    

                  Philip Lim Sequin Back Dress, $675 at La Garconne
                                             Bette Porter:

United Bamboo Fitted Dress, $495 at Gargyle 

Alice Pieszecki:  

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ruffled Dress, $380 at Net-a-Porter

Helena Peabody 

A.P.C. Shift Dress,  $270 at A.P.C.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I've Loved You So Long

I just picked up the second issue of the new German magazine I Love You and I was totally blown away. I highly recommend purchasing a copy here or if you're a New Yorker you can buy one at Opening Ceremony. I can't wait for the third issue to be released on the 21st; I hear that it is inspired by Joan from Mad Men. Major swoon!