To mark the launch of her new book and make-up line, StyleTails brings you an exclusive interview with Choupette Lagerfeld, the most pampered pussy on the planet.
Timeless beauty, twitter sensation, model and muse; Choupette is undeniably the world’s most fabulous feline. The beloved cat of Chanel Creative Director and design icon Karl Lagerfeld, shot to fame with tales of her deliciously decadent lifestyle. From her two full-time maids, custom-made Louis Vuitton luggage, private jets and dinner with ‘Daddy’ at some of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants (from the table of course dahlings – Choupette doesn’t eat off the floor!), Choupette truly is the cat that got the cream.
This month sees the four legged phenomenon launch her first book, a 128 page coffee table tome entitled- Choupette: The Private Life of a High- Flying Fashion Cat, giving her adoring fans a peak into her ultra luxe world. For those who wish they were blessed with even one millionth of Choupette’s natural beauty (dream on!), she is also launching a make-up line in collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura, called Shupette – naturally.
ST: What can we expect from your new book – Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat?
C: You can expect to see a sneak peek inside my glamorous life. Think of it as a guide to living my luxury lifestyle.
ST: What luxury can’t you live without?
C: All of my Louis Vuitton luggage for my jet-setting lifestyle.
ST: What is the most extravagant gift you’ve ever received?
C: I AM the most extravagant gift Daddy has ever received dahhhlings.
ST: Tell us about your Shupette make-up range for Shu Uemera?
C: The “Shupette” line features eyeshadows in minky, feline colours, crystal false lashes, the cult Shu Uemura cleansing oil and more. The packaging is complete with original drawings of me from Daddy – who doesn’t want to see my face every morning on their boudoir? See more at: prettyconnected.com
ST: How would you describe your personal style in three words?
C: Classic, Elegant, Sassy.
ST: What fashion trend do you never want to see again?
C: Kitten heels (despite the name).
ST: Apart from Karl – whose lap do you most enjoy sitting on?
C: I never say no to a handsome male model. I’ve mastered the art of flirting – It must be my blue eyes and seductive purrrr.
ST: You’ve been photographed with some beautiful women including Laetitia Casta and Linda Evangelista – are they jealous of your beauty?
C: The answer is quite obvious. Who ISN’T jealous of my beauty?
ST: What is the secret to your amazing good looks?
C: Lots of primping, pampering, and endless brushing a la my maids!
ST: Who are your top three dinner party guests?
C: Mommy Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Hillary Alexander
ST: There is some fierce competition in the celebrity pet world with Cecil Delevigne and Neville Jacobs moving in on your territory – are you worried you might be knocked off top spot?
C: Competition excites me. Bring on more fashionable pets – I dare you!
ST: What is your best piece of advice for felines that want to be more fabulous?
C: Follow my Twitter and Instagram accounts – @ChoupettesDiary for the fashionable feline scoop!
ST: What’s next for Choupette?
C: The possibilities are endless since I have nine lives!
Choupette: The Private Life of a High Flying Fashion Cat is available from Monday 22nd September. The Shupette for Shu Uemura make-up collection launches in October.
*Images via Karl Largerfeld