Ever since Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, became world famous it seems to me that cats are popping up more and more in fashion editorials, and some of my favourite cat inclusive editorial shots below (the mini guitars are incredible & should feature in all cat photography). For the sake of my sanity do not get my started on the treatment the ridiculously spoilt Chooupette gets but you can read about it here. Let’s just say he could run the entire Battersea cat for a year and it would cost less than the money he spends on his one cat. Cats are happiest when treated as a cat so I can’t help but find his behaviour incredibly selfish and self indulgent. It reminds me of how some insane cat breeders wont sell you a cat unless you sign a contract saying you will not let it outside, utterly ridiculous.
(note best cat playing guitar shot ever)
Don’t get me wrong I am all for ‘cat inclusion’ but sometimes you need to let cats be cats.
Sometimes cats in clothes is a bit shit / mad cat woman territory yet with these FIERCE amazing cat models Smeagol and Zizzles none of that seems true in this case. Needless to say I LOVE THEM!
Furthermore I am pretty darn sure that it’s the amazing ‘models’ for these clothes which has sent Melanie Manson’s designs VIRAL. A serious work (when we have all finished laughing at the cats) point being that this right here is exactly why I insist on using Nathan Pask for all my projects photography as it is such a crucial part of any creative project. A fact often massively underestimated by PR agencies who just go for one key press shot, or a series of. Have a strong viral image and it can drag the story along with it such as this case (note none of my projects need dragging!). Sometimes this the key image is the same thing for on and offline but not always, with boundaries disappearing between on and offline coverage it’s always important to look at this carefully.
The cat in the purple jumper is beyond brilliant. He or she totally rocks this shot and, as Tara Banks would say, has totally mastered the art of “smeyesing”. Dearly wish I was working with a brand which could sign these two puddy cats up as models *sulks a little but that I don’t*.
(read more – sorry link is the Daily Mail, don’t judge me)
Unique service from EatonNott who also do the most incredible clothes (which I am about to blog next):
We are very proud to be able to offer our customers a very special all inclusive discreet service, respectfully immortalising their beloved animals and pets on passing, either as a mounted skeleton or carved skull.
This is brilliant – from Fred Flare.
This work of art (I can’t find the artist but will keep looking) is one of the finest furniture designs I have ever seen. WANT. (via Buzzfeed)
Don’t feel too sorry for Fish who is suffering with indigestion, and therefore tucked up in bed until he feels well enough to start being annoying again… It was caused by the utter pest breaking into the fridge (I forgot to put the child lock on) in the middle of the night and eating it’s entire contents!!!