Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cat-vertising From Vintage Vanity Fur Parody Magazine


Back in the late 80s, Ilene Hochberg made a name for herself by authoring several best-selling animal themed magazine parodies, including titles such as Dogue, Catmopolitan, and later, Good Mousekeeping. While all of the books include articles, paws down, the highlight of each is the advertisements.

I recently came across a copy of another one of Hochberg's meow-sterpieces, Vanity Fur, and scanned a few of my favorite cat-themed ads for your enjoyment! Click on any of the images below to enlarge.

Hissey Miyake

Poisson Espurrit De Parfum by Catfish Dior Paris

Pawsession by Calvin Klaw

Scratch Watch

Purrscriptives

Purry Ellis


Bonus! In a feature called Slaves to Fashion, "designer dogs and couture cats" show off their pet designers. Can you guess who this young and fresh faced fashion designer is? Why, it's none other than Michael Kors and his Devon Rex cat, Max!

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15 comments:

Karen of Ginger Cat Crafts said...

Four paws up and a special headbonk for Hissey Miyake-my favorite designer.

Fluffy and Heather said...

Love the advertisement for Swatch, or should I say Scratch! I had no idea that such a parody magazine even existed.

Admiral Hestorb said...

LOVE this..I'd buy them up if I only could find them!

MaryMatthews said...

All good but I think Pawsession by Calvin Klaw if my favorite!

Kitcaboodles said...

Love the Purry Ellis ad, the kitty actually looks like he's doing the whole 'arty pose' thing! =^..^=

Your Daily Cute said...

This is hysterical. Love!

emilyrose2005 said...

What Amazing Publications!
The Ad work tower over Hoomin magazines, IOHO...

We wish y'all a lovely Last of the Summer Holiday Weekend!

Blessings,
Rose and the Royals

Luna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Now I totally want the magazine!

MyJoey said...

Hissey miyake made me laugh out loud!! LOL

Angie, Catladyland said...

These are so great! Hissey gives me a serious giggle!

Alex said...

haha I have a parody magazine like this, but it is "Good Mousekeeping"

KokoroPurrs said...

MOL! and LOL! mummzy is right here next to me, lolling in bed and having a good chuckle. These are SO fab.

Jacqueline said...

These are all so fun and unique=we love them!!...Hope all is well with you guys...Have a fun weekend, precious friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Raven said...

Wow, I remember these and I recall that they were AWESOME!

Think I might have one of them here somewhere...? Will need to check now!

Marika said...

I had "Catmopolitan" as a little girl and loved it! I wonder where it is now. I should have kept track of it throughout the years, it's probably a collector's item now!

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