Tabs

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 569 – Beauty Article

Serenity meow! As as I’m sure you’re aware, Tabs was a huge advocate for cat-friendly gardening and creativity-stimulating power walks in the great outdoors. He was also the cat who coined the phrase, “purr-fect zen,” to describe the state of becoming one with your garden… While a lot of cats enjoy hanging out in nature, Tabs actually enjoyed gardening. In fact, he grew and harvested his own salads. Obviously, he also drew feline fashion inspiration from flowers throughout his life.…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 568 – Beauty Article

A lot of people don’t know how important cats were to the space race. They call it the final frontier, but the “feline frontier” is more accurate. In fact, some of the greatest astronauts in history were cats. Like Tabs. He was the first American to orbit the Earth wearing a feather boa, and that was just one of his many astronomical feline fashion firsts. He also created the uniforms for CASA, the Cat Aeronautics and Space Administration, and started…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 567 – Beauty Article

Tabs wasn’t simply content being a seafood lover. He loved fish so much that he wanted to know everything about it. He wanted to know everything there was to know about fish because he loved it so much. In fact, among his many careers, he was a sushi chef, a professional bass fisherman and bass fishing lure designer, a marine biologist, and he also starred, of course, in the hit Hollywood superhero movie Aquacat. While studying for his dual degrees…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 566 – Beauty Article

You know how the notion of balance is big these days? Balance at work, balance at home, work-life balance, balancing life, love, career? Well, Tabs was big into balance way before it was en vogue. In fact, one of his first jobs was working in the Marin County Circus. It was there he learned to tune out distractions, focus his chi, and achieve the perfect poise and balance that propelled him to the top of the kitty modeling world. He…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 565 – Beauty Article

It’s official; we’re in the dog days of summer, which reminds me… Tabs was always down with the canines, even though it wasn’t always kosher within the feline community. A lot of people didn’t know this, but Tabs had a secret canine BFF. His name was Chorizo, and they lost touch when Tabs moved to France to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy. Tabs also invested in several canine companies and held a majority ownership stake in KONG, makers of…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 564 – Beauty Article

A lot of people don’t know that Tabs was considered a ballet prodigy, among his many other extraordinary skills and accomplishments, and rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 3. But two years later, he won the Novato Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Novato, California. Shortly thereafter, he became the first American Shorthair to be promoted to principal dancer in the Novato Ballet Theater’s 12-year history. As if that weren’t impressive enough,…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 563 – Beauty Article

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter… HA HA! Tabs always knew how to heat things up on set, whether it be with a smoldering look, a cheeky turn of his bum, or a playful paw placement. His summer kitty modeling campaigns were some of his favorites, and during the peak of his career, we were traveling. A lot. Tuscany one week and NYC the next. It was some of the most challenging and satisfying work of my…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 562 – Beauty Article

July 14th, 2019 by Karen Leave a Comment Years before Choupette Lagerfeld’s reign at Chanel, Tabs was the fashion house’s most fabulous spokescat. His kitty modeling ad campaigns decorated subway tunnels, murals, cat condos and billboards across America and around the world. Tabs dominated haute cat-ure catwalks for more than a decade and still holds the record for “Longest Feather Boa Worn by a Cat Model” at Milan, New York and Paris Fashion Week. Here were some of his…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 561 – Beauty Article

Tabs has been at his new apartment in the sky for a little over two months, and I’m sure he’s throwing some incredible parties up there… Meanwhile, down here on the Earth, July was one of his busiest kitty modeling months, and MAC was arguably his favorite mainstream department store brand. He worked on literally dozens of MAC ad campaigns, including the following, which were among his summertime favorites… Tabs still has a huge backlog of unreleased kitty modeling work,…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 560 – Beauty Article

“First time I saw Tabs in that Dior Jet Ski ad, I knew he’d be an action star. I tried to sign him when we were casting for Transformers, but we couldn’t get the schedules to line up. Really, Shia was available, and Tabs wasn’t. And the rest, as they say, is history. Would have been cool to see what Tabs would have done with the role, though.” — Michael Bay, Producer, Director “Look at that paw placement and how…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 559 – Beauty Article

I saw a tiny tiara at Target the other day and thought about Snowflake. She was Tabs’s longtime…how shall we say this — kitty companion? I remembered the time he took her to Tiffany and said she could pick out anything she wanted, but when she picked out an engagement ring, Tabs looked really nervous. “Oh, um…” he meowed, “anything except a ring.” So Snowflake picked a tiny tiara instead. Tabs was funny about relationships… He wasn’t a player, but…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 558 – Beauty Article

Tabs was many things — pro feline football player, fashion phenom, philanthropist, seafood lover, fabulous chef — but one thing he wasn’t was a skilled fisherman. His lack of fishing skills was his secret shame. He just didn’t have the patience for it. Sure, he loved fishing fashion, designer sunglasses and lounging by the lake with a bottle of bubbly, but the actual fishing part of it? Not a fan, and he REALLY didn’t like getting dirty pond water on…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 557 – Beauty Article

As I sit here typing this on my laptop in my dining room, I still have sand between my toes, salt water in my fur… Actually, in my hair, but the word, “fur,” slipped out because throughout our entire trip down to San Simeon and Hearst Castle this weekend (I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow), I kept thinking about how much Tabs loved beaches. Some of his most historically successful, legendary kitty modeling photo shoots occurred ocean side. Waikiki…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 556 – Beauty Article

You know you’re a cat lady when you do the following: Buy a catnip plant that you keep in your front yard — not just for your cat, but for all of the neighborhood kitties. You never feel fully dressed unless you have a handful of cat treats in your pocket or a can of gravy in your purse. You make up new song lyrics for your favorite tunes, replacing words with references to your cat. El Hub and I…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 555 – Beauty Article

As you know, Tabs was a voracious eater. He earned every inch of that tum. I thought about this yesterday as I perused the shelves at HomeGoods. I froze like an extra large tabby stalking a butterfly on a warm spring afternoon when I happened upon this end cap covered in kitty-themed bowls, dishes, mugs and knick-knacks. Something tells me Monsieur Belly Meat’s spirit lives on in that hot pink cat bowl, which he would have loved. Not all of…

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