Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Cat and the Phat


Lei Chic Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed.

And then ... your boss sends out a memo announcing a Halloween spirit contest — ghoulish attire required.

You take paws. There is no way that “bondage-inspired-sex-kitten” should make an appearance. Forget catching a tiger by its toe, the only thing you’ll be catching is a pink slip.

Lei ChicInstead, show you’re a cool cat with a macabre hair clip from Catwings Couture. Made by Miss Catwings, local burlesque diva and one of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s managers, her pieces perfectly blend the feminine (silk flowers, polka dot prints, lace and feathers) with the sinister (skeleton hands and skulls).

Full of whimsy with just a touch of sadistic humor, each clip is totally unique and an instant conversation starter. Recent pieces include a bat-inspired 50s style hat, a delicate orchid hair clip topped with a plastic crouching sniper toy, and, of course, the line’s signature skeleton hand clips.

Miss Catwings even does custom orders, and will happily work with you to make a piece you’ll adore.

So you can look like the pick-of-the-litter,
without getting cat-called to the HR office.

Catwings Couture is available at Shop, Bop and Grind every First Friday, Slow Art Friday’s every third Friday, and at Catherine’s Closet, 125 Merchant Street, Honolulu. For info, email miss.catwings@gmail.com

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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