Last week, I broke the news that country crooner Kellie Pickler designed a cat shirt for charity, and now ~*hot off the presses*~ comes an official press release, ominously titled, "Cat-Loving Crooner Kellie Pickler Helps Design Sweater That Will Have Feline Fashionistas Saying "Me-Wow." (I'll be the judge of that!)
The "Kitty Crooner" sweater, which is available for pre-order now through the ASPCA Online Store for $35 with a 1/27 ship date, was designed by Pickler in conjunction with designer Geren Ford and Fresh Step Cat Litter. It is described as an "oatmeal heather-colored tunic sweater with green sequin embellishments...celebrating Kellie Pickler's country roots and giving wearers a modern vintage look."
It's worth noting that "celebrating" her "country roots" is code for a cat playing a banjo next to a jug of moonshine.
I'm going to reserve judgement, if only because Kellie is cool and I am down with cat fashion going mainstream to benefit the ASPCA - however, I will just say that in the eventuality that a Catsparella charity sweater is released to benefit all of the homeless cats in the world, it will definitely be sans musical instrument (I can't promise the same about the sequins, though).
100% of the proceeds from the top are going to the ASPCA as part of February's Cat Appreciation Month initiative, and Fresh Step will also be donating $1 (up to $100,000) for every fan who posts a picture of themselves wearing their favorite piece of "cat-centric clothing" on the brand's Facebook page through March 15th.
Will you be pre-ordering?
Update: Megan pointed out the "Kitty Crooner's" similarity to another famous, musical feline! Behold, the original Banjo Cat!