Marc Nat and Cat

ravings from a woman one cat away from insanity


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EDITED: Valentino Spring 2013

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the best holiday because you can be relentlessly girly and happy and no one can say anything. Hearts and glitter and lace and pink EVERYWHERE. I was reading Honestly…WTF and realized obviously Valentino and I are soul mates. I’m basing this entirely off of the Spring 2013 collection.

Imagine showing up to your Valentine’s Day dinner wearing this.

Valentino Spring 2013 Dress

He’s done for. Taylor Swift should buy this immediately.

Do you plan out your Valentine’s Day outfit?

Pictures from Vogue.com

 

EDIT: Adele looked gorgeous in her shortened Valentino gown at the Grammys.


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BOOK REVIEW – Listening to Catnip by Sigmund F. Winnicat

Listening to CatnipListening to Catnip by Sigmund F. Winnicat

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If someone wrote a book just for me, this would be it. It’s ridiculous and vaguely scientifically accurate. This book and the main character (a cat DUH) takes itself very seriously. Which is the best part! It’s about a cat psychiatrist who does cognitive therapy in conjunction with catnip therapy. This must hold the record of most cat puns in a single book. If you laughed when you saw the author’s name, this book is for you. If you’re a fan of psychology and or cats, do yourself a favor and read this book immediately.

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The Lamp of My Dreams

How much do I need this lamp? This adorable handmade lampshade is from min-jon on etsy. Worth the $380, right? I could be eating breakfast under this light and everything would be perfect. Even my homemade candied rose scones and perfectly made tea in my silver tea set. We would all toast to how much this lampshade compliments my custom table and vintage Dior gown I just happened to throw on for an impromtu tea party. That’s exactly what would happen if I got this lamp. Probably.


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BOOK REVIEW – Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse

Amy, My DaughterAmy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was sad. So sad. I really enjoyed reading about Amy’s life from her father’s perspective. The biggest problem is also this viewpoint’s biggest strength in that it’s written by her father. You get all the intimate details only a father would know and a glimpse into what was a very special relationship for Amy, but you also see Amy through the rose-tined glasses of her father. The major flaw in this book was addressed over and over again with a sense of self-awareness that I felt made it more believable.

The real tragedy is that we all know how this ends. No spoiler alerts needed here. Reading about Amy’s recovery and all the improvements she made in her life weren’t uplifting. Not at all because I knew how this book would end. The entire book read with a pall over it. When is it going to happen? I got WAY too emotionally invested in this book and looked up the paparazzi pictures and videos of performances that were referenced. It’s one thing to read about someone’s deadly addiction, but it’s another thing entirely to see it. It was crushing and sad, but also gave me an impression of Amy that I didn’t expect. I was not a huge fan before I read this, but I am now.

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