Reclaiming the sexy cat

The sexy cat gets a bad wrap as far as Halloween costumes go, but I don’t think it’s as bad as all that. Anyway, as I hurtle towards 30, I’m enjoying a renewed interest in the concept of sexy; not sure if it’s a mid-life crisis which will swiftly be followed by the purchase of an orange Lamborghini or if it’s the much-feted mystical confidence that you apparently develop when you finally start to feel ~at home in your body.

I have no Halloween plans this year (what kind of goth am I?), but if I was going out I might just dress as a sexy cat and sod the lot of you. Here’s my counsel for the defence of sexycat’s most common complaints;

1. It’s just an excuse to look slutty.

And? Elvira barely wore any clothes and she’s a boner-fide solid Halloween hero.

2. It’s not scary.

Neither is Carl the Ikea Monkey. Or baby North West. Or a sushi baby.

3. It’s unoriginal.

So is a Dia de los Muertos Catrina, Wayne and Garth, a Jeff Bridges Dude, Terry Richardson, a Lichtenstein lady and Heisenberg. Making a domestic pet look slutty is waaaay weirder than any of those things. Perverse, frankly.

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[Topshop dress / Maison Michel ears / Topshop heels / Olympia Le Tan book]

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Maison Michel-a-like bunny ears at… Hot Topic

Once upon a time, admitting to shopping at Hot Topic was basically the biggest sin you could commit amongst my punker than thou friends. If you bought your NOFX t-shirt there rather than Interpunk you were basically a soulless sell-out who didn’t care about music or the spirit of punk rock. A couple of things seem to have changed. First up, Hot Topic has a picture of Justin Bieber on the front page, which I don’t really get. Granted my knowledge of Bieber is small, but I thought he was a simpering boy band type? Has Hot Topic given up the punk game or is Bieber more hardcore than I thought? Anyway, on top of that I have also grown a pair so don’t really give a shit about shopping at Hot Topic if they have something decent that I want. Pretty sure it doesn’t matter where you get your kicks. [See also: Dorothy Perkins, Matalan, Yeomans]

That said, the reason for all this was to say that Gala got these Maison Michel-a-like bunny ears from HT and I like ’em. They seem to look better in the flesh (well, photograph of a real person) as Gala demonstrates here. Buy a pair for the princely sum of $12 here. You can have them delivered in plain packaging if it makes you feel better.