I was given a magazine called Catmopolitan sometime in the 80s and it remains one of the most awesome things I’ve ever read. It’s basically a cat-fuelled pun-fest with an obsessive attention to detail in terms of its content, layout and design. I guess the fact that it’s the only thing I’ve kept from my childhood is testament to its greatness.
Catmopolitan is actually one of a number of ironic animal-inspired parodies that came out at the time, including Dogue and Vanity Fur, and it’s even funnier in 2013 given its 80s aesthetic. It’s full of great content including a fashion shoot featuring cats in frilly lingerie, a short erotic fiction piece by Jackie Collars and stories like, “The Cat’s Out of the Bag: He’s Pussy Footing Around”.
Here are some of the perfume and clothes ads up the front of the magazine.