Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Christmas from Pussycat Black

First off we'd like to wish a very happy Christmas and new year to all our wonderful customers.

Of course we are open right up until Christmas day so please drop in over the weekend and pick up any last minute gifts.

Or maybe something for yourself? Could this Milk From a Thistle birdcage delight be the dress you have been searching for all year?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Not another frock!

Feel like a change?

Why not try shorts with leather detail?

Just the thing when you're not in the mood for parading yet another frock (not that we don't love our dress collections though!).

Monday, December 17, 2012

Foxy lady

Still not sure what to wear while welcoming the new year?

We're thinking this smokin' hot fox print dress could be the one.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

We're open everyday until Christmas!

Just a quick note to let you know our Brunswick store is open every day until Christmas.

And if you decide to head down to the Queen Victoria night market on Wednesday evenings, our city store will be open then too!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The amazing skirt

We at Pussycat Black guarantee you will wear this skirt non-stop. Because:

a. It goes with everything.
b. It's really nice.
c. It really does go with everything.

And there is a stripe version to boot!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweet as...

Pastels are everywhere right now which is cute, but also a little tiresome when all the big stores are doing the same thing.

But we think this outfit by APOM is super adorable. I'm thinking summer picnics, Pimms and lemonade and some great company.

All hail summer.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shades of midnight

Okay, I admit it. I am rarely awake at midnight these days. But if I were, I'd love to be wearing our new (to Pussycat Black) label, OM.

A lovely shift dress in midnight blue? Or the top?

Perfect for a Christmas party, don't you think?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas with a conscience

The cynic in me says that Christmas has lost its meaning. Rather than being about togetherness, it simply means a dreaded day of family drama, rampant consumerism and lots of bad presents that end up on ebay before the new year.

No longer I say!

Check out these lovelies by Melbourne label Monolog. Organic cotton, locally produced and designed. And gorgeous. Now that feels like something to celebrate.

Keep an eye on this space for more gift ideas you will want to keep for yourself.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another girl another planet

If you ask me, flying to the moon is overrated. Wouldn't you rather just don this frock instead?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gently Unfurling Sneak

The super talented Anika Cook is the lady behind Gently Unfurling Sneak. Think digitally printed natural fibres created right here in Melbourne.

Take a peek at these designs that are both goregeous, unique AND easy to wear. Bonus.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Guess who?

Is your mystery garment soft, stretchy and super comfy?


Is your mystery garment suitable for hot summer days, yet versatile enough to stand a chill in the air?


Does your mystery garment have stripes?

Oh yes!

Is it the Viktoria & Woods Roko Tee Shirt Dress?

Absolutely! In store now.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blaze of glory

I used to live in cardigans. Then I discovered blazers. Much more polished,don't you think?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Don't worry. Be strappy

Sometimes when I wear sleeves
They cling to me and make me heave
Don't worry. Be strappy.

When I feel that summer breeze
On my shoulders, I feel so free
Don't worry. Be strappy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mrs Draper


My name is Mrs Draper. Unlike my Madmen alter-ego I like to drape, drape, drape rather than cling, cling, cling.

Is that Donald I hear calling my name? Oh well. He can wait. I'm busy doing my thing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The one

Okay. So I know Christmas is a while away yet and it is rarely (if ever?!) a perfect day, but this time 'round I'm determined to discover the perfect Christmas day dress.

I love these summer frocks by Ella. Could the pink polka dot be the one?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Smooth as silk

There's nothing quite like wearing silk in summer.

We love this luxurious take on the classic white shirt by Livia Arena.

Very Diane Keaton meets Grace Kelly meets Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Floor cushions

My husband likes to say he is too skinny to sit on the floor, unlike, ahem, me. So could these floor cushions be the solution boney-bummed ladies and gents all over Melbourne have been waiting for?

These beautiful pieces are by Bonnie and Neil and available in our city store only. Would make a great Chrissie present if you're inclined to think that far ahead!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


These Ella frocks are selling like hotcakes so if you want one, better get in quick!

Can't say you weren't warned.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Screen printed organic cotton! Yes please!

I know. I know. Shopping and spending will not assure more love, bolster my self-esteem or or ease the burden of everyday living.

But screen printed organic cotton leggings? They might just do the trick.

* Disclaimer: We at PCB are not accredited psychologists and can only speak from personal experience when we say that locally made designer gorgeousness will brighten your day.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A classic

You can never have too many black dresses. Great for summer when you just don't want to do another print. This one's by Livia Arena.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Okay okay. I know cheesey country and western slogans are god damn predictable when looking at this image. But I've been watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, bless you. You are an innocent.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Drape drape drape

Is anyone addicted to Project Runway like I am? I mostly like the US version because Tim Gunn is in it, but the Aussie one will do when I am desperate.

Yes. I will get to the point. Every PR season includes a designer who will drape everything. Sometimes they do it well, sometimes they don't. I think Livia Arena drapes this silk top impeccably, don't you? Perfect for stylish spring days.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New beginnings

It was a dark and stormy night. As I ventured out, my frock a digitially printed landscape, I knew it was time for a new beginning.

OK. So we're celebrating new label, APOM, at Pussycat Black.

I'm sure you can see why.

Now time to work on my opening line.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I want one: Ella red dress

I've been trying to think up a cute story for this Ella dress and my brain is running dry. I mean, let's face it. It's a great dress. It would look fab on just about anyone. You could dress it up or down. Layer with a jacket and tights, or pop on sandles when the sun comes out.

Yes. I want one. With or without a story.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brkich: New to Pussycat Black

I spent years pronouncing quinoa as it is written. And I still ask for my croissant with a bogan accent.

So it's true, I'm not sure how to pronounce Brkich. But who cares when the clothes are this cute?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chapter Two

There was a chill in the air, but not enough to warrant long sleeves.

Out the window of her inner-urban pad she spotted children running along the footpath, people drinking coffee, flowers everywhere.

She loved spring, but the unpredictable half warm/half cold weather created a range of sartorial dilemmas. Then she remembered the little High Tea With Mrs Woo jacket that hung in her wardrobe. She put it on and for the first time that day, she felt complete.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

If you loved the tanks...

Then you will totally die for these Milk From a Thistle silk cardis*.

*Disclaimer: Pussycat Black cannot accept responsibility for customers who suffer a heart attack or other excitement-induced affliction upon exposure to these amazing MFAT prints.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A fun new tea towel

Washing the dishes really sucks.

Do you think one of these tea towels, in fluro pink no less, would change that?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Writer's Block

Last night I had a dream I was doing a Body Attack class in the Grampians with Kim Kardashian. She was not a very nice lady. She made fun of my moves.

What's this go to do with the new High Tea collection?

Not much. Except High Tea With Mrs Woo have called their new collection Writer's Block. I may have it. But I suspect the High Tea ladies have little trouble with design inspiration.

Their new range rocks.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The fox or the bird?

Or both?

Definitely not an easy decision when it comes to deciding between these new Milk from a Thistle silk tanks.

In store now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Soliloquy of the sleeveless shirt

I am a shirt without sleeves
But please don't you tease
For I am happy being me
A shirt without sleeves

Viktoria & Woods shirt without sleeves. In store now.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We're back!

Lately you've been feeling like something's missing. A void you can't fill. An empty space where your heart should be. But what's wrong exactly? You can't put your finger on it.

Until now.

Yes! The world famous Pussycat Black blog is back. Bigger and better than ever.

And what better way to get back on track than with new season Viktoria and Woods? A class lbd that will take your through the end of this dreary winter and into the spring sunshine that lies ahead.

We sure like the sound of that.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Winter sale!

Once upon a time I was super excited by a sale. Any sale. What a bargain-tastic opportunity! Half price socks! Whoohoo!

Now, when even Officeworks has a $1 table, I am suffering from GFC sale fatigue. There are just too many bargains to be had. I can't keep up. The novelty has worn off and the thrill is gone.

But once in a while I spot a sale that resurrects those bargain-hunting jollies.

Pop into Pussycat Black and check out our range of Melbourne made goodness. On sale! Not a single crate from China in sight.

Reductions include:

Livia Arena's Fall dress, Drape cashmere coat and Silkie Jumpers at 25% off.

25% off beautiful Kuwaii cuts & colours

Amazing Fool Merino knits in the most incredible colours you have ever seen. 10% off.

Ella's lovingly made unique stand out pieces are 10% off.

Limited time only. So be quick!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Winter essentials

Every winter I fantasise moving to Morocco for three months. Endless summers! No winter colds! Sandals all year round!

The only problem is, apart from the fact that I am not filthy rich and cannot afford a life of reckless decadence and irresponsibility, is that I love my winter wardrobe.

Would I really want a life where I couldn't wear snuggly merino knits and leather boots? No siree.

So pop in an enjoy our 100% merino knitwear before the cold well and truly sets in.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012