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The term “Cat Lady” can evoke the image of an unfashionable, unkempt, and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Cat Lady Chic serves as the antidote to this unflattering point of view, celebrating the Cat Lady with a compilation of artful, playful, and sophisticated images of some of the most renowned, beautiful, and accomplished women in modern history with tThe term “Cat Lady” can evoke the image of an unfashionable, unkempt, and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Cat Lady Chic serves as the antidote to this unflattering point of view, celebrating the Cat Lady with a compilation of artful, playful, and sophisticated images of some of the most renowned, beautiful, and accomplished women in modern history with the cats they love.The volume features a sharp, funny introductory essay on the Cat Lady conundrum along with scores of photo­graphs of felines paired with famous feline fans across a spectrum of backgrounds, including figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diana Ross, Marilyn Monroe, Zelda Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, Lauren Bacall, Joan Jett, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and more....

Title : Cat Lady Chic
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ISBN : 9781419714023
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Cat Lady Chic Reviews

  • Tracy
    2018-12-11 01:12

    3.5 starsCapturing class and glamour in the cat lady image to counteract the frumpy cat lady stereotype is an awesome premise, but the book itself was a little disappointing. As much as I enjoy introductions, especially when the author or editor talks about the idea and the process, the introduction went on too long and belabored overly long the point about overturning the frumpy cat lady stereotype. It's a neat idea to collect images of famous women through the years with their cats, including a few paintings, and display these women as cat ladies with taste, class, fashion, etc--just not crazy or frumpy. It's an impressive collection of photographs. The layout and organization were a little boring, especially if minimally each photo came with the name of the celebrity, but there was little else, maybe the photographer or movie shoot, so it was a lot of names and no connection. Plus, for space purposes maybe, there were usually two different women on each spread, one to each page, that had no connection to each other and different styles. I read some cat photography books recently, and the presentation of the photos is important for portraying the photos themselves at their best. This book felt kind of cluttered with too many different styles of women crammed together instead of taking the time to present each one. Maybe it would have been better to have different takes of the same person on one spread, or include a little more information about the woman and her connection to cats, or devote a spread to each person to better focus and allow more appreciation of the photo. I did like the layout where a cat quote was paired with the woman (and her cat) photographed. Great idea, but underwhelming presentation.

  • Sara
    2018-12-01 01:20

    A fun book to close out 2016...interesting photographic choices.

  • Erin
    2018-12-03 05:09

    A lovely collection!

  • Rachael
    2018-11-20 00:17

    Frustrated at the depiction in popular culture of cat ladies as unkempt and lacking in style, Lovejoy collected paintings and photographs of stylish, elegant women (in various states of dress, so be warned) and their cats. Not all the images quite serve the collector's intent, but it was interesting to see how many famous and intelligent women are or were cat people.

  • Xanthi
    2018-11-29 05:17

    While there is some text (mainly about how, yes, ladies who love cats need not be portrayed as being frumpy, disheveled lunatics, but instead, as chic, elegant women) most of the book is a collection of photographs of elegant ladies with cats, though there are a few paintings, as well. I found that I preferred the photos of women with their own cats, rather than other peoples' or photos of them and and a cat for promotional purposes.My favourite photo was the one of Joan Jett and a kitten.I really wish this book was thicker. I felt that it only skimmed the surface of chic ladies and cats.

  • Annette Reynolds
    2018-12-17 02:13

    Cute, cute book filled with photos of the famous Cat Ladies of the last 60 or 70 years. (Just look at that fabulous photograph of Carole Lombard and Cat on the cover, and you'll get the general idea behind the book.) There's a wonderful essay/intro, as Diane Lovejoy expounds on her idea of just what a Cat Lady embodies.Just a fun little book.

  • Kelly Miotti
    2018-11-19 04:16

    A nice book including some nice pictures. There is a little text at the start but that is all. Nice book, nice pictures, including some beautiful classic images throughout the years. Could have been so much more though.

  • Florence Lyon
    2018-12-12 22:57

    A friend loaned this book to me. It was a nice distraction for the morning commutes, with all its pictures, photos and cat-themed quotes. It fuelled my aspirations to become a cat lady with my own style, feminine mystique and independent lifestyle.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-05 21:56

    Beautiful images of gorgeous women and their stunning feline friends.

  • Daisy
    2018-12-12 03:55

    Well, I mean...

  • Kate B
    2018-11-21 03:00

    Must read for lovers of old Hollywood glamour and cats. Can't go wrong.

  • Gina
    2018-11-25 05:15

    To say that I read this book is a bit of a cheat, given that it is mostly photos. The introduction is well-written.

  • Larisa
    2018-11-27 05:05

    Fun quotes. Great collection of mostly photos.

  • Becky
    2018-12-07 22:22

    a collection of images of chic women and their feline friends. Some lovely images, and a few great quotes.

  • Tanya
    2018-12-11 01:56

    I got this at my workplace's book sale. I think the picture of Claire Bloom and the white cat is my favorite.

  • ecleticCritiques
    2018-11-19 00:56

    If you love cats ... Cat Lady Chic by Diane Lovejoy is an adorable and bewitching book who puts to rest the "unsightly, unkept, unfashionable, un-woman" images that often describe the Cat Lady as "woefully alone," "unhinged," and "unmarried"; comfy only when in the comfort zone of cats. Lovejoy (a Cat Lady herself), has composed an artistic book of color, B&W photographs and paintings of prestigious ladies with their feline friends. Truly a book that should grace every Cat Lover's coffee table. Cat lady Chic is the purrr-fic gift for the cat lover or rescuer. Pertinent to my own life, and quoted by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, "If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany's, then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name."Till then ...