Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Hairless cat + fashion-loving owner = This

cathero1.jpg
cathero3.jpg
cathero2.jpg

Meet Gina - the cat with a bigger wardrobe than you.

The sphynx cat breed may not be appearing in any McVitie's ads anytime soon, but for one feline mother-and-son duo from Dublin, fashion is more important than fluff and fur.

Gina modelling a Pringle-esque number

Sphynx cat Gina and her son Prince Charming belong to Zivile Useckaite, who designs and makes them jumpers, cardigans and hoodies. Yes hoodies.

Ready for the catwalk

"They need to be kept relatively warm as they have no fur to keep warm," she reasons. "They are wearing clothes all year round: in the winter to keep warm and in the summer to prevent sunburn."

You beauties? Gina and her son Prince charming model their custom-made jumpers-come-onesies

Zivile has 10 sphynx cats, which are known for their extrovert behaviour. Fittingly, they're regulars at the feline equivalents of Fashion Week and have won prizes for their, er, beauty.

They may look stand-offish, but sphynx cats are warm to touch - if you wanted to

"Prince charming got his name as he was born on the same day as William and Kate's child Prince George," Zivile adds, "So he has a right to be fussy about what he wears."

Zivile Useckaite with one of her 10 - yes, 10 - sphynx cats

Not sure about cat clothes? This is the alternative

Words: Anna Pollitt. images: Rex Features

Related

hero.jpg

Dogs on the catwalk

2.jpg

Downton Abbey characters as cats and dogs

hero.jpg

The best cats in film

Comments

Latest...

Meet the latest (inseparable) stars of Instagram

Young girl and devoted puppy win hearts

02 Sep 2015

Hiccuping puppy tries to get rid of them by barking and growling

01 May 2015

Watch as these adorable kittens help stressed out people unwind

14 Nov 2014

Dogs living life in the fast lane

New book captures canines hanging out of windows

21 Oct 2014

Husky puppy gets stuck in a bowl

With incredibly cute results

13 Oct 2014

Watch these adorable red pandas playing

They're on cute duty 24/7

by Victoria Gray
05 Oct 2014

Adorable baby bears klaxon

by Victoria Gray
18 Sep 2014

Photographer captures puppies underwater in adorable new series

17 Sep 2014

Dog named Jimmy Choo is owner's muse for incredible and hilarious pictures

16 Sep 2014

The life and times of a very fashionable little pig named Priscilla

12 Sep 2014