Fashion journalist André Leon Talley once called Tabs “the daring darling zenith of feline fashion,” and without question, Tabs made his mark in high fashion because of his penchant for elaborate haute couture and his over-the-top sense of style.
Side note/fun fact: he once dressed up as a different Victoria’s Secret angel every day for an entire month. THERE WERE A LOT OF SEQUINS. And in case you were wondering, yes, the feathers on the wings turned out to be somewhat problematic because he couldn’t help but swat at them (he was a birder, after all!). Needless to say, my glue gun saw a lot of action that month.
What was I saying…? Oh, yeah, even though Tabs was known in fashion circles for opulent extravagance, I loved it when he dressed down, which for him usually meant a simple but elegant bow tie or a bejeweled crown.
Seeing him relatively unadorned reminded me of a simpler time in our lives, before the fame and fortune, back when he was just a sweet and scrappy ally cat who followed me around my apartment complex. 🐱
Doesn’t he look particularly dapper in these pics? Gosh, I miss that mug!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,