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August 18th, 2017

A whimsical fusion of colour and print for our one last ‘hurrah’ this (supposed) summer 2017. FYI, if you have yet to follow us on Instagram, you really should consider it as I’m posting a lot more there these days. Sneak peaks, out and abouts and other fun follies await you, check it out @thecatsmeowmeow

L~1970’s heart print gown with beaded crystal belt, size 6-8.

C~1950’s dot print chiffon dress, size 2. Crinoline not included.

R~Roland Mouret cotton dress with cut out back, size 6. Deco cloisonné necklace.

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August 4th, 2017

Some would call this tone peach but that is so 2000’s, don’t you think? Himalayan pink sounds better and it is more on trend. You deserve to shine bright like the Himalayan pink salt lamp that everyone seems to have, including yours truly (and yes we’ve given it a lick, don’t act like you haven’t thought about it.) Either way, it’s a feminine and soft hue that is perfect for your next August-September event.

Side note; we will be closed this coming Monday, August 7.

L~1960’s hand beaded silk dress, size 8-10.

C~Late 1970’s hand beaded flapper fringe dress, size 12.

R~Fendi diamond cut out dress, size 6.

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July 28th, 2017

Periwinkle and lilac season may be long gone but their floral hues remain in this week’s all vintage display. How EPIC is that centre piano shawl?! It’s massive, so much so that it could be used as a bedspread in an extremely chic room. It has been doubled up for the wrap look to make all you boho babes roar. It dates back to the 1920’s, is all silk and completely hand embroidered. As always, nothing but the best for you kittens!

L~1950’s cotton embroidered dress with crystals, size 4. Italian art glass necklace, 1950’s.

C~Deco silk piano shawl.

R~1960’s rouched cotton dress, button back, size 4. Deco crystal necklace.

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July 21st, 2017

Throw caution to the winds of summer in one of these petal pink floral dresses. Do you have a party to attend in cottage country? Consider then “Lily” on the left or “Rose” on the right as they are made of cotton which will keep you looking and feeling as cool as a cucumber. More details below.

L~1950’s floral cotton print dress, size 6 Sold. Crinoline not included. 1960’s hand beaded belt, size S.

C~1970’s chiffon gown, size 6. Deco crystal necklace.

R~1960’s floral cotton print dress, size 4-6.

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July 14th, 2017

Cream and black dominate our texture rich window this week. If you have a black tie event coming up then take a gander at that tux style dress on the left. It’s masculine chic magnifique! A pop of colour would be a nice contrasting addition to any of these looks. Perhaps a indigo patent leather pointy pump or simply a punchy red lipstick would do. FYI, we just did a round of markdowns in the back sale room so c’mon by and snag yourself a deal.

L~1960’s tux style chiffon dress with cordé lace collar. Size 6-8.

C~1960’s lace dress, size 6. Dior crystal necklace.

R~Chanel crochet dress, size M.

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July 7th, 2017

I’m kinda super pumped up to showcase this navy and white window to you for a couple of reasons. But first I should express my diplomatic love for all three of these looks. Like children, they are all special in their own way.  Now that said, we all have our favorites…. Mine just happens to be that 1970’s Roger Freres in the centre. It’s so epically chic! From it’s tank style top to it’s modern polka dot design to the fabric itself. I researched/googled to try and find out what exactly this fabric is called but to no avail. It’s comprised of a overcast stitched piping (?) that is looped and then sewn all together.  If you’re a textile geek like me and have any idea as to what it’s called, please let me know. Just click the pic to zoom on in.

My second fav item in this week’s window is that Lanvin 1970’s lucite necklace on the left. We’ve only had 3 Lanvin modernist pieces through the shop in the past 11 years, so it’s truly a treat. What’s your eye drawn to?

L~ 1950’s flocked floral skirt, size 0. Lanvin 1970’s modernist lucite necklace.

C~Roger Freres 1970’s polka dot dress, size 6.

R~Prada silk, “tennis anyone?” dress, size 6.

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June 30th, 2017

So I realized at the beginning of this week that I should have saved last week’s red and white window for tomorrow, Canada day! I just got so carried away with looking at that gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana striped piece that I jumped the gun.  Oh well, as they say, hindsight is 20/20…. Either way, I have a whole new freshly frocked window for you to lay your eyes upon. All the pedestrians are bee lining straight to the one on the left, it’s from the 1960’s and full of flower power. Click to zoom in on it’s exquisiteness!

L~1960’s cotton organza A-line appliqué dress, size 6-8.Sold

C~ 1960’s silk chiffon gown with hand beaded bodice. Size 4.

R~1960’s Swiss metallic lace dress, size 6.

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June 23rd, 2017

Aren’t these red and white dresses just juicy?!? I do believe that they were made for sipping sangrias in. How to-die-for-summer-chic is that runway Dolce & Gabbana piece in the centre? From the peppermint stripes to the lady sitting on the waistband holding a sequined beach ball to the 3-D beaded starfish, to the EVERYTHING! It’s summer 2017, in a dress. I hope you enjoy this window as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

L~Giambattista Valli silk carnation print dress, size 8. Prada washed leather cross body purse.

C~Dolce & Gabbana runway dress, size 4.

R~1950’s cotton print dress, size 0. Valentino leather belt, size S.

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June 16th, 2017

Nothing is chicer than wearing a white dress out in summer’s hot heat. And it also makes the most devilish of us appear ethereal. Tip; wearing white to court is effective. Yours truly may have been cleared of a charge,  in the ancient past, whilst looking truly innocent in a vintage Dior white suit. Coincidental?  Perhaps….

L~Contemporary fringe dress, size 2-6, Sold. Chanel 1980’s long necklace (doubled up).

C~Lanvin draped jersey dress, one size fits most Sold. 1950’s Haskell leaf necklace.

R~Balmain crochet dress (long sleeves pinned back), size 6.

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June 9th, 2017

This week we’re getting busy with prints and new merchandise.  Some fantastic items have landed for all you ladies who are a size 8-10, including that centre Pucci below. Arthur has been geeking out over them saying; “I would have a sex change to wear these clothes. Kinda kidding…” So you know they MUST be drool worthy then! Jaw dropping dresses, shoes and blouses from the likes of Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Bluemarine, Marchesa, Pucci, Elie Saab, and the list goes on. See you soon kittens;)

L~Chanel logo print silk dress, size 6.

C~Pucci silk chiffon gown with bead fringe ties, size 8 Sold. 1960’s Austrian crystal collar.

R~Pucci silk long sleeve dress with tie belt, size 8.