POUNCE ON IT, PRONTO!! Finalmente, the entire Catwalk trilogy has pounced onto bookshelves everywhere as well as Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com!!
Catwalk, Catwalk: Strike A Pose and Catwalk: Rip the Runway (900 pages)
ISBN #: 978-0-375-89747-4) $9.99
The Catwalk trilogy, from the bestselling author of THE CHEETAH GIRLS, follows the riveting fashion ride of aspiring fashionistas at the prestigious Fashion International High School in New York City as they compete in the year-long process of preparing for the annual Catwalk fashion show competition. These are not just any students, they’re fashion students who are ready to rip the runway in order to scratch the surface of their respective careers whether they’re intent on becoming models, designers, photographers, illustrators, or have an eye for visual merchandising. Among the fashion forward students: there’s strategically poised and studious 15-year-old Pashmina Purrstein who is determined to have it all. That’s right, a self-described, “modelpreneur” which in Catwalk code means a professional model who gets a leg up on the competition by branding herself and building a fashion empire. At home, of course, Pashmina must deal with the ordinary woes of being the much-depended on older sister and strong support for her hard-working single mother who can’t get through the day without a heavy dose of WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) in her duties as assistant manager at Forgotten Diva Boutique on Madison Avenue. Adding more frenetic energy to the fashion fray: Pashmina’s ally, Nole Canoli–the genius 16-year-old aspiring designer, who in his own words is destined to become the next Gianni Versace, his idol who is resting (but not on his laurels) in fashion heaven. It’s a fashion show competition, so that means there are fashion foes in every opposing camp. Seriously? With prizes this big (the winning team, get’s what? That’s right–an all-expense paid trip somewhere over the fashion rainbow where the lucky members of the winning team will get to stage their fashion show a second time!!) it’s to be expected! Perhaps the foe-est of them all is star voguer, Willi Ninja, Jr., who can pose his way into any fashion equation that spells success. Then there’s well-connected Anna Rex who would be the most well connected if it wasn’t for Shalimar Jackson of the other Jackson dynasty. Leave it to Shalimar to have Jimmy Choo on speed dial till the other shoe drops–literally. In the end, let’s just say, the winning team of the Catwalk Competition really will take all. Meowch!
Here is the purrfect single for a Catwalk POSE OFF theme birthday party or other fun festivity. Catwalk dance trak is a collaboration between author Deborah Gregory and producer Edgar Torres.
PURRFECT TIPS FOR A CATWALK POSE OFF PARTY
Why not make your next themed birthday party a Catwalk Pose Off Party?
Here are simple tips for the purrfect event:
- Send out invitation instructing guests to wear their most purrlicious outfit.
- Put down a Catwalk runner on floor. It can be a plastic runner, for example.
- Make an adjoining room like the bedroom the “backstage area” where the “models” will come out from to walk down the runway.
- Have one adult who is willing and able to be backstage with the “models” and apply makeup and any extra accessories for the model’s runway strut.
- Play the Catwalk song when the models are sashaying down the runway!
- Have one adult act as the fashion photographer to capture each “model” as she or he poses at the end of the runway.
- Have two adults who sit as audience members and will act as the “judges” after the “fashion show” is over.
- After all “models” have walked down the runway separately, instruct them beforehand (that’s the adult in the backstage area who is responsible for makeup, making sure models go out one by one on runway) that they will then ALL come out in a single row and stand on runway while the audience claps. They are then to stay there while the “judges” then critique as they see fit. The judges are then also to give three prizes: “Best Catwalker” “Best Face” “Most Purrlicious Outfit.”
- Have meowverlous Catwalk gift bags to give each guest model before they leave party!! Suggestion: each bag should contain an autographed Catwalk post card (post cards are complimentary with any purchase on www.cheetahrama.com) and a “Work The Catwalk,” “Sashay, Parlay!” or “Purrfecto” button.
FELINE FATALE TSHIRT
Black retro cat sequin long sleeve tshirt. Meowverlous! Available in sizes S, M, L $19.99
Plus sizes 1X (14-16), 2X (18-20), 3X (22-24). $22.99
Purrfecto! Adorable kitty on throne is poised to pose and purr:) CAT Button is 3-inch in diameter. Wear on lapel, backpack, purse. Purr-fect treat for party gift bags too.
Catwalk Vanity Case
Exclusive vanity case. Two purrlicious catty girls adorn the case with crystals on its borders. Silver finish. On back–faux leopard design. Inside of this very useful case: on the left is a mirror; on the right is a clip. Underneath the clip are three Sniff Glamour Girl tissues. You can use this case to carry money, cards, cigarettes, condoms, etc. Carry in your purse with confidence or simply leave on your vanity. Dimensions: 4.7 inches long/height x 2.7 inches wide/across x 1/2 depth. Comes in a Cheetahrama gift box.
STRIKE A POSE business card case!
Two kitty fashionistas pose for points. Bejeweled with pink crystals. silver finish.
SASHAY, PARLAY COMPACT MIRROR!
Square mirror compact features the batty lash kitty and the catwalk mandate: “Sashay, Parlay!”
Embellished with crystals. Two mirrors inside. Snap closure. Tarnish proof metal finish on back. Comes in Cheetahrama gift box and velvet pouch.
BLONDE KITTY CARD CASE
Work the Catwalk business card holder credit card case exclusive. Blonde feline fatale embellished with crystals. Silver finish.
Also available as a Vanity Case (has mirror and clip inside; underneath clip are three Sniff tissues).
CATWALK COLLECTION MIRROR COMPACT
Purrfecto! Bejeweled square mirror compact featuring Miss Fabbie Tabby posed and feeling furbulous. Limited edition exclusive design for Cheetahrama by Deborah Gregory. Comes with velvet pouch in a Cheetahrama gift box.
Illustration by Claudette Barjoud.
“In fashion, one day you’re in–furballling with the Fendis and the next day you’re out with the kitty litter. My solution? Just stay furbulous and those who want to stroke your plush coat will and those who don’t, well, I have two words to say– “scratch, scratch!”
Photo by: Fadil Berisha