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Choupette Takes Over CatCon LA

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The cat is now officially out of the bag (Side Note: I’m so over this pun), LA Times announced my first speaking debut at CatCon LA. The first cat lover’s convention will invade The Reef in DTLA next month on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th. Part expo, part symposium, CatCon LA showcases the world’s top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those of you who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world.

Choupette Approved: Beauty Buys

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My fur is flawless, my skin is smooth, and my eyes are as blue as the ocean. It’s no wonder I made more money on my two modeling campaigns last year than Cara. No harsh feelings dahhhling! Some of us just were blessed with natural beauty. For those of you not as lucky as moi, here are a few beauty buys to add to your daily routine.

Don’t worry, I didn’t animal test them on myself. My maid Madame Françoise was happy to be my test subject and she’s looking ravishing (if I do say so myself).

Choupette’s Favorite Things 2014 – Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season of giving and unlike Grinchy Cat (you know who you are), I’m feeling merry. Since, Oprah hosts her annual “Favorite Things” series, it was only fitting I bestowed my favorites on my adoring fans too.

– For The Techie –

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Samsung Note Edge: Don’t tell Daddy Karl Lagerfeld but I’m trading in the old iPad for the Samsung Note Edge. With it’s side scrolling feature, I am able to fulfill my self-centered needs to constantly view Tweets about me.

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Chanel Lambskin Headphones and Case: Think of these headphones as fashion’s best tech accessory. Sorry smart watches!

(Price Available Upon Request)

– For The Collaboration Junkie –

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Missoni x Converse FW14 Chuck Taylor All Star ’70s: Ever wonder what it’s like to walk a mile in my furry paws? Now is your chance dahhhling!

(Available In Select Stores Wordwide)

– For The Beauty Queen –

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Drybar Big Hair, Don’t Care Kit: Daily blowouts are a must for my white coiffe! The secret to being a Parisian? The undone done look: the perfect blowout to accompany your tailored Chanel tweed jacket. You can thank Alli Webb for this!

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Shupette by Shu Uemura: I saw oui to primping and pampering. Shu Uemura is the only brand that gets close to these blue eyes!

– For The Gallery Wall Guru –

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Eighty Seventh St Art Prints: I might be bias because fashion illustrator Monica Smiley frequently captures my beauty, but who wouldn’t want a gallery wall filled with moi? Don’t worry, she has sketches of Daddy Karl Lagerfeld too.

– For The (Not So) Crazy Cat Lady –

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Monster Choupette Collection: Dubbed the”lovechild of moi and the Fendi Monsters” by Fashionista, the Monster Choupette collection includes handbags, t-shirts, and shoes plastered with my evil twin’s face. Warning! My bite is worse than my Twitter jabs!

– The Fashion Editor –

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Assouline Fashion Memoire Five-Book Slipcase – No chateau is complete without the perfect fashion coffee table books! Just don’t forget to Instagram a photo of the stack topped with a Diptyque candle.

– For The Philanthropist –

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Mad Over You: Who says I’m not giving? I may not love tiny humans but these tiny tots are designing for a cause. Mad Over You partners with non-profit organizations, connecting fashion with philanthropy. Even blogger City Tonic is mad for the brand so it officially has influencer seal of approval!

#ChoupettesFavoriteThings2014

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Halloween

The popular twitter handle @Choupettes Diairy comes to life every week on Pretty Connected with ongoing commentary from the point of view of Karl Lagerfeld’s fiercely, fashionable, high-maintenance cat, Choupette. 

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 Trick or treat smell my paws (but don’t make any fashion faux pas)! Since men and women alike idolize moi, honor my beauty by dressing up as a fashion feline this Halloween. Take a cue from Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe and her husband last year as they paid homage to Daddy Karl Lagerfeld and me.
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Put your paws up if you’re dressing like moi for Halloween. Hashtag #ChoupetteCostume & I’ll be sharing my best lookalikes on Twitter & Instagram. Extra points if you can get your man to dress like Daddy! Do you dare dahhhlings?

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Feminism in Fashion

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Emma Watson and I have more in common than just our fashion icon, “Mommy” Coco Chanel – we know that ‘feminism’ isn’t a swear word, rather it’s misunderstood. Recently, the political world has seen a lot of promise on the issue but much less progress. This disillusionment about the female’s role in a patriarchal society extends down even into fashion.

The industry is one dominated by females, yet there is a disconnect between empowerment and exploitation. It’s easy to blame fashion for forcing scantily clad young girls onto the catwalk and photoshopping even the thinnest model on the cover of magazines. We justify it as being “edgy” even though it perpetuates a male exploitation of the female form.

Coinciding with the portrayal of women in fashion, there should be more women on the executive level of large fashion conglomerates. The roadblock is the never-ending debate over equal pay, which affects women disproportionately.

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Instead of focusing on the past wrongdoings of fashion’s crawl toward female empowerment, we should be building a world where all women (and felines alike) have the opportunity to receive an equal education, opportunities, and careers. I’m calling for a restructuring on how the fashion industry – and the world – addresses youth, beauty, sexuality, and career-driven women.

Find out how Chanel is standing up for feminism.

Become part of the debate and share your opinions with moi, @ChoupettesDiary, using #Fashion4Feminism.

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Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide To Pampering with Shu Uemura

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In case you don’t feel good about yourself and your career success, take a moment to wallow in the fact the a feline has landed her own beauty collaboration. Don’t fret though dahhhlings! I will take those worry lines and turn you into the blue eyed beauty I am.

Daddy Karl Lagerfeld has a longstanding relationship with the Japanese makeup brand, Shu Uemura—he uses their cosmetics to color in his fashion sketches and collaborated on a holiday collection with them in 2012. Thus, it’s no surprise he wanted moi in on the action!

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While the collaboration was announced in July, the images for the campaign have just now arrived *cue the annoying human squeels of excitement*. 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?

The “Glamourpuss luxury” will launch in time for the holiday season so get on Santa’s not-so-naughty list early!

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Father’s Day

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Gifts? Why yes I would love one! Gifting? Not my cup of tea. With Father’s Day only one week away, it got me thinking about the important things in life besides private jets and black cards; the love and support Daddy Karl Lagerfeld has shown me, opening his chateau to moi when I was just a mangy model’s muse. In celebration of Daddy, here is a list of his favorite things:

1. Diet Coke — A staple in any fashion diet.

2. Sketch Books — For when inspiration strikes or I strike a pose.

3. Klorane dry shampoo — He who has the whitest hair wins.

4. Galignani — And you wonder how Daddy’s library got so full…

5. iPhone(s) — Yes, plural.

6. Sunglasses — “They are like eyeshadow. They make everything look younger and prettier.”

7. Pencils — Perfect for sketches or batting around Daddy’s desk incessantly.

8. Gloves – Preferably fingerless.

9. A Classic Fuji camera

10. Sweatpants — Non! Just kidding, Daddy!

Choupette’s Dairy: A Chic Guide to Meeting Your Plus One

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As invites stream in for previews, galas, and spring fêtes, the dreaded plus one on the RSVP card seems daunting. Don’t spend your Friday night indulging in cake, which will only induce a sugar coma and possibly tears of self-pity. He doesn’t have to be a male model like Uncle Baptiste Giabiconi, but he does have to have a dapper style, savvy sense of humor, and cunning networking skills.

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Etiquette

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Pinky up (unless you’re a feline)! Elbows off the table! Sit up straight! These are all rules for proper etiquette taught to the most elite of femmes and gentlemen. Without them, humans are lowered to mere animals. *Note: Felines are not included in the un-poised animal category.

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Fragrances

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According to Daddy Karl Lagerfeld, “life isn’t a beauty contest” but I beg to differ. How you present yourself is the foundation for how you are perceived.