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Daddy Karl Lagerfeld Celebrates Nature with Chanel Couture 2016

Nature: the annoying sound of bird you want to catch chirping and wet grass ruining your perfect pet-icure. Unfortunately for me, Daddy Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t agree with moi and holds the more common opinion that nature is beautiful.

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On Tuesday in Paris, Daddy Karl Lagerfeld presented the spring couture collection dedicated to nature. Environmental sustainability is a reoccurring theme for Daddy; the Chanel spring 2013 presentation featured wind turbines and solar panels. Returning to this homage, this year, the Grand Palais featured a two-story wooden structure surrounded by a garden, made from real grass. No birds or small woodland creatures in sight though.

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With hair resembling Princess Leia (aka the “Chanel croissant,” coined by hairstylist Sam McKnight) and cat-eye makeup, muse Kendall Jenner led the mod squad down the catwalk. The girl gang included Gigi Hadid wearing a in a gold column dress and cape, Bella Hadid with a loosely tied belt bag around her waist, Lindsey Wixson in silver tweed with voluminous capped sleeves, and other non-muse models. Per usual, Daddy’s male muse Baptiste Giabiconi closed the runway in a golden tweed jacket and patchwork trousers. At the end of the show, the wooden slats of the house opened revealing a gaggle of models and Daddy Lagerfeld, who emerged holding hands with a Chanel bride (My new mommy?).

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Every look featured the same shoe silhouette in a variety of colors: round-toe cork wedge with a curved heel. Tying in (literally) the eco-friendly theme, fabrics were embroidered with wood shavings, small tiles or patterns of bees, birds and flowers. The common silhouette tying the collection together was long, lean skirts, cut mid-shin and worn with a rounded sleeve jackets or capes.

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While I was not allowed front row out of fear I’d sunbathe in the grass, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Lily Collins and Jemima Kirke were front row guests at the Chanel Couture Fall 2015 show. Also, stirring up rumors of my love interest was Leo, Cara Delevingne’s pup who sat obediently in the mod’s lap.

P.S  – While I wasn’t front row, I was there in spirit and my portrait can be spotted as a picture inside Daddy’s tiepin.

See the complete Chanel Spring 2016 collection

Choupette’s Diary: Five Things Week Deux

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(un) The highly anticipated Mademoiselle Privé exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery is coming to a close. With one week left, it’s your last chance to take a journey through the origins of CHANEL’s creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Mommy Chanel and Daddy Karl Lagerfeld.

(deux) While I’d never be caught dead wearing it out of the house the Thync system is my favorite beauty tech gadget. Depending on whether I want to catnap or to chase laser beams, it provides me either calm or energy vibes.

(trois) La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer is my miracle in a bottle for the fall weather. It is identical in effectiveness as their iconic Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, but in a sheer, satiny texture. Powered by a potent concentration of precious caviar extract and their exclusive Cellular Complex, Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer lifts and firms as it recontours and redefines. Not that I need that extra lift quite yet…

(quatre) Have you heard of high energy healing? Neither had I until Yes and Yes seduced me with it!

(cinq) Yesterday was a sad day for the fashion industry when Raf Simons stepped down from Dior after three-and-a-half years. Hopefully that noncompete agreement won’t leave him twiddling his thumbs for a year.

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Chanel Airlines Takes Flight During Paris Fashion Week

People wait before the Chanel 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 6, 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Daddy Karl Lagerfeld just upped the airport style ante, turning the Grand Palais into a life-size Chanel Airlines terminal. 
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At Terminal 2C, flight attendants clad in Chanel assisted hordes of glamorous passengers. While unlikely a regular human TSA agent would don Chanel, I’ll let Daddy do what he does best: create an uber-realistic world where double C’s are emblazoned on every nook and cranny. No tacky jogging-suit sightings. No oversized upcharged luggage. And most importantly, no wailing mini humans.

Choupette’s Diary: 10 Lessons I Learned Being InstaFamous

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In my short three years, I’ve learned a thing or two (or ten) from humans. Some good and others that have prepared me for the next nine years of life. The most important lessons have come from my internet fame, which was neither planned nor a publicity stunt contrary to popular belief. Since I’m not just beautiful but also wise, I will impart my wisdom on you.

The Cat’s Out of the Bag: My Lucky Magazine Cover

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If you follow moi on Instagram (which you obviously do), you’ve seen my Lucky Magazine special edition issue cover reveal! It was an honor to work with Eva Chen and the rest of the Lucky Magazine ladies and gents. With a dream team of stylists, make-up artists, hair stylists and my maids, I felt like part of the Lucky family. If we’re being frank though, the set got catty with he-who-should-not-be-named (AKA Grumpy Cat) when he threw a total Naomi fit when served tap water. Who could blame him though? Tap water! How basic.

Besides the minor H20 setback, getting to know Toast made me “appreciate” dogs more. Although, we have to work on finding the perfect lipstick shade to accentuate her best feature: her tongue!

Get a special edition sneak peek before it hits newsstands 4/8!

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UPDATE: April Fools dahhlings! Click HERE to see the reveal!

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!

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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 Being Moi

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By now you’ve heard the news, I have a book releasing in September entitled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat.” The long-awaited publication will include tips on diet, beauty, healthcare, and fashion, as well as insight into my secret loves and hates (more hates than loves).

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.