Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Free People has given us many different styles: Hideous, overpriced thrift store; Iron Curtain; crafty, crocheted crap and Darjeeling Limited chic. And we hated them all! But photographing models with dogs and cats from the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society? Smart!

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Check out the fierce feline's pose! The model? Meh. The kitten, seriously, should get signed by Ford. Almost enough to make you gloss right over the fact that the jacket is a whopping $528.

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Admit it: You want a pink closet complete with seating and kittens. Okay, maybe you don't need the $25 legwarmers. But the kittens! Non-negotiable!

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

This moddle is all, "Hee hee, look at the feather, kitty!" And that cat has purr-fected the "bitch, plz" face.

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Honey! Your $88 plaid shirt, $198 ripped jeans and $198 studded boots are scaring the widdle kitty!

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Is it the headband, the open-crotch pose or the creepers that have shamed this pooch into turning her head away from the camera? All would be understandable reasons.

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Not every page in the catalog has an animal on it, unfortunately, which means you're forced to contemplate whether anyone ever needs a solid brass plated rhodium necktie ($298).

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Additionally, you've got to wonder if the this catalog is pushing "future Miss Havisham chic."

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

New motto: Less lace, more doggie face!

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Seriously, though, are creepers coming back? I like 'em better on Teddy Boys and greasers, for what it's worth.

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Also, when I think "desirable dress," I think "Joan Holloway," not "Julie Brown in Earth Girls Are Easy."

Free People: Winning Us Over With Cute, Cuddly Critters

Hopefully this cute bitch got to eat some of that cake.

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