Cats that look like pin-ups: Clever blog matches the world's most glamorous kittens with their real woman counterparts
18:52 GMT, 2 November 2012
A clever marketing executive tasked with promoting a new rockabilly fashion shop struck gold – when she came upon the idea of creating a tumblr account of cats that look like vintage pin-up girls.
The resulting blog went viral – a staggering success for Rach Aslett, the creative brain behind the idea – who says this was the first stunt of this kind she had ever attempted.
The Australian creative brain devised the idea to launch clothing and accessories store Hurly Burly – and had no idea that the resulting blog would become so popular.
Here are a few of the best matches – for the rest, visit catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr.com.
String theory: This kitty ties itself up in knots to look attractive
Rear view: This pretty cat makes the most of her curves
Meow! A feline with long, long legs
Bottoms up! This soft grey fur ball proves that cats can look uncannily human
Seductress! A hairless Sphynx cat in its most alluring pose
Lying low: This wide-eyed kitty hasn't quite nailed the come-to-bed eyes – though the blindfold markings are a start
Ten out of ten for effort for this foxy feline
Hello Sailor! This tabby tries to look nautical and nice
Furry friends: Enlisting a canine chum to reenact the romantic moment on the rug