WTF: Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Has Her Own Collection
Calling all cat lovers and Karl Lagerfeld fans. What would it be like if the white-ponytail-bedecked fashion designer and a cat somehow came together to create a whole new fashion collection? You might think that it makes no sense at all, but actually it makes purrrrfect sense.
Chanel’s maestro Karl Lagerfeld will release his new collection on November 1st. And the muse for his line? The world’s most famous celeb cat and Lagerfeld’s feline friend, Choupette, will be in the spotlight of his upcoming capsule collection “Monster Choupette.” Choupette, who has 42K Twitter followers and 26K Instagram followers, continually inspires her owner, being the subject of a book and an entire Chanel collection. This time, she landed another huge modeling gig for her daddy’s own fashion label, Karl Lagerfeld.
This exciting Karl × Choupette collection will be nothing like the standard handbags and accessories lines you see everywhere in department stores. Although real Choupette seems to be the cutest lovey-dovey Birman, the upcoming collection is all about the “monster” inside of Choupette. Lagerfeld has designed bags, coin purses, shoes, socks and even some T-shirts and sweaters, all of which feature cartoon versions of her menacing side.
We predict that Choupette garb will dominate holiday shopping this year. Other exciting things happening in the fashionable feline’s life? Makeup brand Shu Uemura has created a line called “Shupette,” which includes skincare and makeup products. Shupette will hit shelves on November 1st as well.
What do you think about Choupette being the muse for the upcoming Lagerfeld collection? Will it be on your Christmas wish list? Tell us your comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!