Ready for the Catwalk...the amazing 'haute CAT-ture' for the fashion-conscious feline
Forget a collar and bell, this stylish feline is turning heads with it's range of glamorous accessories good enough for any catwalk. The amazing 'haute CAT-ture' is the work of New Yorker Julie Song, who painstakingly designs and crafts the garments herself. Working under the alias 'CatAtlelier', Korean-American Julie, 33, has created a wacky range of hats and collars for the fashion-conscious feline.
The wacky creations include gold headbands, berets, a range of bow-ties and even a top-hat so that prissy pusses have a look for every occasion. The moggy milliner targets her work at the 'fashion-forward feline' and their style-conscious owners. Almost as much work goes into taking the adorable photos of her model and muse, Julie's own cat, three-year-old Abbysinian 'Toki Nantucket'.
Julie, a full-time designer who creates the cat clothes in her spare time, said: 'I think it's really important to prepare everything first - the camera, the area you will be using to take pictures, the lights, props, and the exact accessories or clothes you will use, so your cat is not sitting there wearing all this stuff while you're still fiddling around.
'I keep photo shoots short so Toki knows it won't be some kind of torture session when I dress him. That way he won't dread wearing clothes.'
And while some supermodels won't get out of bed for less than five thousand dollars, Toki's services can be bought for the more modest price of a few chunks of juicy chicken.
Julie said: 'For Toki, it's really all about the chicken. Toki loves chicken.
'I bake chicken and cut it up into bites that I keep in Ziploc bags in the refrigerator and freezer for his treats. 'I give him some before each photo shoot, and also immediately after.' The pieces are priced between £6 up to £56 and can take days to make. Talented Julie, an illustration graduate of the prestigious Parsons