We are Giddy for Cute and Kinky!

Photograph taken by Nic Ko

This past Sunday was a very exciting day for us here at Panther Daze Designs because we just released a brand new line, the Cute x Kinky! This line has been in the works for a while, and I am SO excited that it’s here for us all to enjoy. There are three new pieces that are out and available on our store right now: the Alice set will tickle-you-pink, the Chee body harness will electrify you in azure blue, while the Arsenic set will lap you up in lavender. There is also a new choker out called the Victoria, which comes in all of the above mentioned colours and our classic black.

I asked Deb Lim, the designer, and Doe Chiu, the brand manager, to send in short vlogs about the inspirations behind the Cute x Kinky line, what cute means to them, how cuteness will translate into the three new pieces and how they hope you’ll feel wearing them! 

On top of the new line, we teamed up with Ana Arsenych-De Castro for Panther Daze Designs’ first sticker (and yes, she is also my sister!) Ana is a first year student at Seneca, studying animation. She's wanted to be an animator since high school, but didn't realize how strong this dream was until reaching her third year studying criminology at the University of Toronto. Ana has done art commissions for friends before, and was excited to have been asked to showcase her creativity with Panther Daze's sticker!

Unfortunately - and weirdly enough for being roommates - Ana and I have completely different work and school schedules, and so I didn’t get the opportunity to sit down with her to ask about what the inspirations for the sticker were.

But thank god for the interwebs! 


“I knew I wanted to have a panther on the sticker,” wrote Ana. “The trouble with making a panther cute is that it strays into looking more like a black cat than it does a panther.”

“It’s proportions are closer to a cub than adult,” wrote Ana. “The claws and eyes suggest that while they’re cute and wearing a choker, they are still feisty enough to prove a challenge handling. You can make a panther cute but they’re still a panther, y’know?” 

So, are you ready to be Cute and Kinky? Check out the store now!

One final announcement folks! Some of you may know this already, but we have a Community blog and we are calling to our panthers to show their creativity. It doesn't have to be a standard written piece if you don't want it to be, but if you have something that you think fits with our brand and it something you want the world to know about - hit us up! We would love to hear from you and see what ideas you have going on in your heads. Email us at pantherdaze.communityblog@gmail.com and let's work something out!