SPHYNX U, $36
There's a story floating around various international news outlets this week, about a woman named Melanie Manson, who quit her day job to pursue a career in cat fashion. Manson confirms through her Facebook account that while the story about her leaving her career as a successful makeup artist may make for a great headline, it simply isn't true.
That's not to say, however, that the fashion line doesn't exist.
Melanie, who lives in Los Angeles with her two Sphynx cats, Smeagol and Zizzles, is the founder of Sphynx Cat Wear. The company was created out of a need to find comfortable and functional clothing for hairless breeds such as the Sphynx, Peterbald, and Cornish Rex. Founded in 2010, the concept is described as "not about playing dress up," but as a way to keep these cats "warm, dry, and safe."
Despite their utilitarian function, Melanie's hip creations are far from being unflattering. Designs like the Pink Lemonade Reversible Sundress, New Yorker herringbone tunic, and the sporty Sphynx U tank, would proudly be worn by creatures of all stripes, humans included. (I'm wondering if I can get the "By The Sea" top in my own size? It would look great with some skinny jeans and sparkly flats - just sayin'.)
Unfortunately, all of the articles that were so quick to point out Manson's career choice, neglected to mention the name of the company that is her supposed lifeblood. If you're looking for information on how to order some naked cat fashions of your own, you can visit the official Sphynx Cat Wear online store at sphynxcatwear.com.