Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 154

Published in: Just For Fun

Dear Diary,


My mentor Tim GunnStress alert! Where the hell is Tim Gunn? I’ve had my assistant call him like five times over the past hour, and he’s totally MIA. I’m starting to think he’s screening my calls.

But why? He knows he’s my mentor. Even after Project Runway propelled him to stardom, we always kept in touch. We even had a spirited discussion about pocket squares just the other day.

I don’t know what’s going on, but I hope he calls soon. I need him by my side in NY next month when I accept that Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Pet Modeling Community Commission (IPMCC). They’re honoring me for my groundbreaking work in plus size kitty modeling.

Cats are saying that I made curves cool again. Whatev. I’m just glad the kitty fashion world is finally recognizing that big is beautiful.

I hope Tim can be there, since he was instrumental in getting my career off the ground.

Tabs on his first catwalk

Not much going on here tonight other than prepping for Fashion Week. I’ve got NY next month, then the European shows shortly after.

I’ve been trying to get my mind and body ready for the long days with lots of P90X (I already feel a difference in my haunches) and extra private lessons with Zen Master Morris. Gotta stay on top of my game because the cats in this industry will tear you apart if you slack off for one second!

And, truth be told, I’m thinking about returning to the mixed martial arts ring. I know I promised my fans that I was done cage fighting, but I miss the thrill, ya know? My therapist says it has something to do with my formative years. Something about having to fend for myself on the streets of Mill Valley, but I don’t know. Sometimes I think I just like to tear sh*t up.

I’ve been busier than usual lately, but I still got some “me” time in last night. I finally bought those Jimmy Choo Uggs I saw in Paris last week. Huzzah!

My assistant kept trying to talk me out of them (“Dude, those are so beyond fug!”), but what does she know? The chestnut looks fab under my tum. Plus, you know how I am about fringe.

I’m also dipping my claws back into the world of false lashes, and I’ve got my eye on these crazy pairs from Paperself ($17-20) I saw on Sephora’s site the other night. Cute, right? I don’t think I’ve ever seen false lashes that incorporate animal shapes so well. I looked for a pair with kitties, but no such luck.

Anywho, gotta run. I’m late for my Russian language lessons. I want to be able to communicate better with the Russian Blue next door. If we could just have a civilized conversation for once, I’m sure we could get past our differences.




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  1. Kimberly says:

    Wow, someone has better Photoshopping skills that 3/4 of the mainstream media and catalogs 🙂

  2. Nina says:

    Dear Tabs, pls let me know how the fancy falsies turn out? I am most interested in what you have to say.

    Love, Nina, mom of Mojo, Anja, Linus and LOL

  3. Chris25 says:

    I don’t like Uggs, but I think Tabs could pull them off. Is there anything he can’t pull off?

  4. Heidi says:

    How funny, I’m right in the middle of reading Gunn’s Golden Rules, a fantastic read, by the way.

    Don’t worry, Tabs. I’m sure Tim will be by your side shortly. He’s got his hands full these days trying to keep all the “special” personalities in line on this season’s Project Runway!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      I’m kind of shocked at all the bad behavior this season. Its making it hard for me to find someone to pull for! Who is your favorite these day? I like both Oliver and Anya.

  5. BeckBeck says:

    The thought of kitty Uggs has me laughing out loud.

  6. Sandy says:

    Those Uggs look really funky Karen and I’m sure you can rock them!

  7. Stacey says:

    Tabs totally knows how to work that runway! Love how Tim Gunn is in the background lol Paperself eyelashes look awesome!

  8. Rachel says:

    My cat, Natalia, is a Russian Blue and is always getting into fights with other cats though I don’t think it’s the language barrier, i think its all the vodka! Ha!
    P.S. Karen: had a mini-haul at MAC today, and the girl coerced me into buying Prep+Prime SPF 50 (its a primer lotion). Have you tried it? I looked for a review in your old posts but couldn’t find one. (You have so many MAC reviews!)
    Happy Sunday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Happy Sunday to you, too!

      I tried it a while ago but didn’t love it enough to make it an everyday thing.

      What else did you get in your haul?

  9. Rachel says:

    I needed all the basics so I got Studio Fix Fluid foundation, Mineralize Skinfinish pressed powder, and Pro Longwear concealer. I’m not sure I love the primer either, plus I have so many face lotions right now. I haven’t opened the package so I might return it, but I know if I go back I’ll just get something else! (Like Turquatic, smelled it for the first time today and it is so good!) Haha! I always justify my purchases there by saying I’m trying to get enough empties to get the Back to Mac free lipstick!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Ahh, I love their MSF pressed powder. I use the Medium to set my under eye concealer.

      Have you tried their Careblends Pressed Powders yet? They’re really great too. I’ve been using it for the last few months and I’ve already hit the pan.

      So glad to hear you like Turquatic. It’s one of my faves. I really, REALLY hope MAC does a shower gel and body cream version of it someday.

  10. Rachel says:

    Haven’t tried the careblends, have to put it on my list for next time! Also keeping in mind your reviews of Costa Chic lipstick and Spite and Nymphette lipglasses, those are so pretty! Back to my Sunday night ritual: at-home mani/pedi and extreme makeover home edition!

    • Karen says:

      The Careblends will change your life. They look so natural and flawless on… the only thing that might be an issue is that it isn’t oil-free, as I’ve heard it contains olive oil. It doesn’t break me out, though!

      Hey, I’m about to get my mani/pedi on too. 🙂

  11. mkdallas says:

    Tabs is a gorgeous boy…he looks incredibly soft and cuddly in these pics!

  12. thepaigest says:

    Tabs when people ask me who I would like to spend a day with it’s always Tim Gunn but now I need to change it to Tabs and Paige a day of shopping and pampering 🙂 Thanks for the laugh 🙂

  13. Michelle says:

    LOL I am loving this puddy cat 🙂 he reminds me of my own cat Toby. I hope tabs posts again soon 🙂
    Michelle recently posted … How to Take 5 Years Off Your Face

  14. Molly says:

    I’ve seen those lashes before and I thought they were so cool! Glad to see someone else has discovered them too.
    I can’t remember what site I saw them on…not that it really matters but it was a good retail website.

  15. Dianne says:

    Tabs is quite the AristoCat! Love the way he works it for the camera!
    Love your blog Karen your so fun to read!

  16. mn says:

    Just catching up on this weeks posts and had such a good laugh at Tabs commenting on how the suede goes well with his tum! That attention to detail is what makes Tabs a star… a ‘superstar’.

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