Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Christmas from Pussycat Black!

Pussycat Black would love to wish all our fabulous blog readers a wonderful Christmas and new year. The shop will be open throughout January and we'd love to see you for a post-Christmas visit. Our resident blogger, however, will be on hiatus until February. So until then, enjoy the summer sun!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas day - what to wear?

Still not sure what you're wearing on Christmas day? We think this lovely skirt by Yogini would be perfect. While it's beautiful and colorful, it won't leave you looking like a Christmas tree - a very important factor when choosing the perfect Christmas day attire. Unless that's the look you're after. If so, pair with some flashing Santa earrings and tinsel scarf. Voila!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ode to Joan (again)

I'm not going to lie. Ever since I saw Joan wearing this green dress on Madmen I have been wanting one for myself. So I was naturally very excited when stumbled upon this emerald knee-length pencil skirt. I can imagine Joan wearing it if she were around today, perhaps with a pussybow blouse and the pumps she is wearing in the pic below. Style heaven.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Art for Christmas

I would love to be the kind of person whose house is filled with amazing pieces of original art. Sadly, my budget doesn't stretch that far very often. So it's no wonder that I am so in love with these little porcelain necklaces. Brilliant last minute Christmas gifts that can be enjoyed all year 'round.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Do you ever wake up and look in your wardrobe and think, if only I had a nice top that was clever, stylish and makes me feel a million bucks even when I'm premenstrual/spotty/angry/eaten too much ice-cream? I do. Which is why I am obsessed with these tops by Yogini. Flattering, black, but with a bit of colour to make you feel all young and sprightly.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bag around the clock

According the the many trashy magazines I devour, a lady should own a summer bag, a winter bag and perhaps a trans-seasonal option. Well, in the Christmas spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge I say, bah humbug! While I am not adverse to owning a range of 'containers for one's possessions' I also disagree that a bag should only be used at certain times of the year. This example by La Petite Poulette could toughen up a sweet floral frock whilst adding winter cosiness to your favorite vintage coat. Also a great size for hiding mince pies and coins found in your trifle on Christmas day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Belt it, belt it good

Okay, so I have many guilty pleasures. Watching Brothers and Sisters while thinking that Rob Lowe's character isn't that bad even though he's a republican, playing the computer game Plants vs Zombies with my (too) young daughter, 'accidentally' letting my dog run out the gate when I can't be bothered taking him for a walk. But what I love most is looking at 'style' blogs where 'ordinary' people post pictures of themselves, showcasing their daily outfit. One of my faves would have to be Academic Chic. So some of the fashions are a little dubious. But there is something so generous about it, as though these women genuinely want to demonstrate that fashion can be accessible and democratic and completely unwanky.

Which brings me to these Midge belts. I know for a fact that A would absolutely love them. She belts everything. Cardis, jeans, dresses, skirts, shirts. And it really suits her. I love the light tan one myself, but if I know A, she'd be all about chocolate brown. Yummy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cure for a broken heart

These amazing necklaces are straight from Dani M's 'I won't go breaking your heart' range.

Oh yes you will, Dani M! In fact, my heart is already broken, primarily because I don't yet have one of these in my own personal jewelry collection. Though I suppose they would make a fabulous Christmas pressie. Don't you think? Hint, hint...