Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 148

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Tabs for the Guerlain Mirror Mirror Collection

The creative director’s eyes lit up like fireworks when the page turned. “Who’s that cat?!” she exclaimed, literally pointing down at Tabs’ portfolio picture in the kitty models book. “Get me that cat!”


Oh, you should have seen it! Hook. Line. Sinker.

It was just a case of crazy good timing, really. I had to stop by the offices of Elite Kitty Modeling last weekend to drop off a tennis key Tabs had borrowed from François Nars but “forgot” to return. I was standing out at the reception area, chatting with the girl at the desk, when I overheard the words “top kitty model” coming from an office in front of me.

The door was open, and I could see from where I was standing in the hall what the people in the room were doing because I’d seen things like it before. It was a creative meeting between photographers and editors looking through a portfolio book of model pictures. It’s how the top dogs choose which kitty models to hire for jobs.

I said a hushed goodbye to the girl at reception and quietly moseyed over to the open office door. The people inside were too busy to notice me looking over their shoulders, and I got close enough to be able to see the kitty models in the book on the table when it opened to the picture of Tabs.

“Uh…I can get you that cat,” I said, almost sheepishly.

The three people in the room all turned their heads in unison to look at me. The woman — who I took to be the creative director judging by the nameplate on the door and how the others were interacting with her — blurted out, “Who are you?”

I cleared my throat. “I’m Karen,” I said, more assertively this time, “and I can get you that cat.”

And I did! Tabs had a full week of awesome kitty modeling jobs this week, all because of randomly great timing. 🙂 Here’s a quick look at his portfolio, if you’re interested.

Tabs for Urban Decay Fall 2011

Tabs for the MAC Me Over Collection

Tabs for the NARS Cat Run Collection

Tabs for Too Faced Catnip Flower Shadow Insurance

Who is Tabs the Cat? About three years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Hope you great weekend. I’m just sitting down to watch True Blood. YES! I hope it’s a good one.


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So far, 19 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Swathi says:

    OMG Tabs looks adorable !!!

    Can I get an autograph please ???

  2. Bing says:

    Tabs, you are such a hot commodity! Time to think globally? Maybe Japan? I hear they love anything kitty models.

  3. Heidi says:

    Leave it to Tabs to rock the hot pink eye makeup!

  4. Sarahc says:

    True Blood was great! I want Tabs to be my Ghost Daddy.

  5. Tasha says:

    I enjoyed it very much. U r so talented karen.. Very creative

  6. Katie says:

    My, my. Tabs certainly has quite the portfolio, what a handsome fellow! By the way, have you seen Chanel’s new Byzance de Chanel collection? So gorg! The tagline is “sumptuous gold and ruby makeup shades, inspired by the beauty of Byzantine treasures”…wow!

  7. Dao says:

    Tabs, you don’t need a makeover. You’re already gorgeous! Love the Cat Run ad. So creative!

  8. Jen says:

    Tabs is so handsome! He definitely knows how to work the camera.

    Oh, and he also has a fantastic photographer! 😉
    Jen recently posted … Lights on the water

  9. Naj says:

    If I was a cat, I’d have a crush on Tabs.

  10. Vixen says:

    OMG major LOL at the After picture. Sizzling, haha
    Vixen recently posted … Chicken Soup for the Sick

  11. Nina says:

    Tabs – you totally are the WINNER of MAC Me Over! 🙂

  12. Shauna says:

    Aw, I love that you rescued your kitty. He is very cute 🙂 I have two american shorthairs myself, ChiChi-girl, and Roshie-boy. They are the best!

  13. Neetha says:

    Tabs looks lovely..


  14. Fiona says:

    Oh man. Tabs is just too adorable. My fave picture is the first one with the mirror!
    Fiona recently posted … L.A. Girl Purge Review & Swatches

  15. karo says:

    I´m back!
    And I Tabs,you are so handsome!
    You look so cool!
    My fave picture is MAC Me Over!!!
    sooooo cute ! 🙂
    karo recently posted … Nagellack-TAG

  16. Maya says:

    I effing love Tabs. That is all.

  17. Maribeth says:

    Tabbs looks especially handsome with the fushcia UD backdrop. Dali Lama Tabbs – so confident, so peaceful – comfortable in his own skin!

  18. kerry says:

    Omg I do love a good Pet with personality! They are OUR bosses aren’t they? Tabs, you are primed for GLOBAL DOMINATION!

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