Just say 'nose' to these overly realistic disembodied cat snout brooches that combine cute and creepy with the emphasis on the latter.
These little (2” by 2”) brooches might be cute but couldn't they be a tad more cartoon-ish in their design? Like, it's all well and good to recreate something as endearing as a puddy-tat's charmingly endearing nose and mouth but in this case, the homage hits a wee bit too close to the mark... as in, “what happened to the REST of the cat?” close.
The designers have taken their cat-admiration one step further by offering not one, but TWO different brooches modeled after Japan's most common pet cats: the ginger “tiger” tabby and the classic Japanese Bobtail. Each boasts a fringe of faux whiskers to tickle the wearer so they won't feel so weirded-out.
Creepy as they might be, these cute cat snout brooches are listed at the Village Vanguard online store though at press time they are sadly sold out. Potential buyers may want to drown their sorrows at a fancy restaurant that serves frog's legs.