Right: Audrey Hepburn and “Cat,” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961. Photograph by Howell Conant for Paramount. Paramount/Howell Conant/The Kobal Collection at Art Resource, NY.

The brand new book, Cat Lady Chic by Diane Lovejoy, is a celebration of the female affinity for felines. This compilation of beautiful photos features some of the most sophisticated and accomplished women in modern history with the cats they love. I can’t think of a better way to continue to bust the crazy cat lady stereotype!


Clockwise from top left: Wilhelmina Cooper and cat, 1962. Photograph by Karen Radkai for Vogue © Condé Nast; Grace Kelly and kitten, on the movie set of To Catch a Thief, 1954. Photograph by Robert Vose for Look magazine. Courtesy of Shorpy; Greta Garbo with Cecil Beaton’s cat at his home, Reddish House, in Broadchalke, England, 1951. Photo by Cecil Beaton, Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s; “Twiggy Geisha,” from Mlle Âge Tendre magazine, 1968. © TopFoto/The Image Works.

Cat Lady Chic features an introductory essay on the Cat Lady conundrum along with scores of photographs of felines paired with famous feline fans across a spectrum of backgrounds, including figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diana Ross, Marilyn Monroe, Zelda Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, Lauren Bacall, Joan Jett, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and more. After seeing these glamorous women and gorgeous cats, you will be eager to call yourself a Cat Lady too.


Halle Berry and cat, from the film Catwoman, 2004. Warner Bros./DC Comics/The Kobal Collection at Art Resource, NY; Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and cat. Photograph by Guy Reno. Guy Reno/BtooB/eyevine/Redux.

The author, Diane Lovejoy, is a longtime publishing professional and dedicated Cat Lady herself. She is Publications Director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she has overseen production of more than one hundred illustrated art books.

Brigitte Bardot, 1956

Brigitte Bardot with cats, 1956. Photographfest; Mary Astor and cat. Photograph by Edward Steichen © Condé Nast.

This lovely book should be on the coffee table of every proud cat-loving home. It’s now available from Amazon.