BEHIND THE FABRIC
Lacing Up with Shontelle


Singer/songwriter Shontelle is branching out! The talented songstress is showcasing her design skills with her new CAT x SHONTELLE footwear collection, which debuted during New York Fashion Week. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with the gal of many trades about the inspiration behind the collection, her plans for the future, and more.

JUNE
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

The month of June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Since the month is coming to a close, it's time to get on it! If you've been looking for a pet and don't want to shell out the big bucks for a high-class breed, the best way to get your kitty is adopting one. There are plenty of animal shelters all over the country and there are plenty of cats that want you as their mommas or poppas. The best way to give back to your favorite furry four-legged lovers is by taking one home with you. Check out the shelters below to find a cat near you! (If you're not ready to take on the responsibility of a new pet, feel free to donate to their cause!)

ANIMALS IN COSTUME
Joonbug Wishes You A Happy Thanksgiving

It looks like change is in store for Thanksgiving Day 2009. For example, New York City has been celebrating Thanksgiving with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since in 1924. Tomorrow, for the first time since the parade's inception, it is changing its route and heading down 7th Avenue instead of Broadway. Also, tomorrow I'm having my first "orphan" Thanksgiving with friends instead of the traditional family get-together. And though I know I'll miss sitting at the table lit by my father's porcelain giraffe candlesticks, eating a lot of rasperry Jello and drinking rosé, I'm pretty pumped about all the changes this year has brought. This Thanksgiving, don't forget to tell your friends and family (near and far) that you love them. And whatever it is you've got planned for turkey day '09, we hope it's awesome.