Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting the "Flapper" Look

The Flapper is an icon of womanhood and style that first appeared in the 1920s in the wake of the world-changing events of World War One. Flappers were young girls (or young-in-spirit) who rebelled against the strict moral and fashion codes of the older generation. They were free-spirits, into dancing, jazz music, and illegal substances like alcohol --outlawed in the Prohibition-era 1920s, also the time-period of bootlegger gangsters and speakeasies.

Pioneered by designers like Coco Chanel, the Flapper "uniform" was new because it got rid of corsets and other older forms of female undergarments and was thus a liberating change.

Flapper icons include Jazz Age heroines like Josephine Baker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Anita Loos, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, and Helen Kane. Think Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, and the cartoons of John Held Jr in the New Yorker.

Flapper-style dresses often have dropped waists and are sleeveless. Open backs and and scooped necklines were common. A simple cocktail dress with a straight or slight A-line will also do as a Flapper fill-in. Look for beads, fringes, and tassles. Sometimes a mod 60s dress can even double for a 1920s frock.

Stockings and garters are a must. Some flappers wore their stockings rolled down to the knee.

Cloche hats or bell-shaped / bucket hats are also hallmarks of the 1920s, as are headbands and feathered headpieces.

Gloves, longer skirts (knee-length or slightly longer) matched with sleeveless tops or matching suits, long pearl necklaces, cocktail rings, cigarettes and cigarette holders, flasks, and Deco purses and clutches are also perfect accessories.

Flapper Costumes in Guelph!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let a Smile be Your Umbrella!

It may be wet and rainy outside, but Meow! is always warm and dry.

And we're busy unpacking and pricing tons of new Fall Fashions for the weekend, including fun designer jewelry, scarves, hats, coats, and cute little dresses!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Meow!

Thanksgiving Hours

Saturday, September 8 Open 11am to 6pm

Sunday, September 9 Open 12 to 5

Monday, September 10 Closed

Tuesday, September 11 Open 11am to 6pm

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Block Party with Meow!

Free stuff and music all around the block!

Market Square BLOCK PARTY!

October 1, 2011 | time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Official draw day (2pm) for the Grand Prize of over $750 in Gift Certificates. 2nd prize of $100 in Downtown Guelph Gift Certificates. 3rd prize of $50 in Downtown Guelph Gift Certificates. and much more

Culture Day Activities!!

Food * Give-a-Ways * Discounts * Specials * Prizes * Interactive Activities * Face Painting (10am - 1pm)

Visit your favourite merchants to see what they have in-store for YOU!

Wilson St.

Apple Salon

Champion's Choice

Chat Noir

Guildcraft Duvet Co.

Macondo Books

Magic Mountain Trading Co.

Millennium Clothing Company Ltd.

Sweet Violets

True Healing

Carden St.

10 Carden

Acker's Furniture

Atmosphere Cafe & etc.

B Mini Mart Variety


Bin 23

Carden St. Cafe

The Casual Gourmet

DLR Dealer Clothing and Accessories

Footprints Eco-Store

Fuji Japanese Restaurant

Guelph Music Inc.

Guelph School of Guitar


Hockey Shop Source for Sports

Little Shops of Guitars



Stigmata Tattoos & Piercing

Wok's Taste Chinese Restaurant

WOW - Wild Organic Way

Wyndham St.

The Cornerstone

Dis-a-Ray Antiques

Ouderkirk & Taylor