This is a very professional looking skin, I like it very much.
Also like the idea of the dropdown menu.
And why would you think CF doesn't need to look good in a catalogue?
Way to go!
For the skinning, the best example I've seen was Neocar Media Center (NMC) by Netsuo.
It has the NSW (Neocar Skin Workshop) which is very easy to use and very flexible too.
Check it out...