It’s been a heck of a year for The Muppets. Not only is everyone’s favorite puppet gang celebrating a MAJOR milestone — their iconic Christmas film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, turned 25 this year — but they’re also all but taking over the fashion scene, starring in an uber-sexy photoshoot for Love magazine’s advent calendar with the likes of Hailey Baldwin and Rita Ora, and introducing a brand new Invcita watch featuring — what else? — their iconic faces.
Available on Evine, the limited-edition Lupah Bracelet Watches ($75 each) are available in gold or silver and feature the mugs of two of the franchises’s most beloved characters: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. “As an international diva, I’m in constant demand at premieres, parties, and swanky soirees in fabulous places,” Miss Piggy said in a press release. “To keep track of my time, I need a watch that is fashionable, yet fun! And what could be more fashionable and fun than to look at one’s wrist and see moi looking back at you!”
The dynamic duo caught up with Brit + Co via email following their big watch launch to chat about everything from the collection and the Blake Lively Love cover they posed for earlier this year to their working relationship following their shocking split two years ago. Read on to find out what they had to say!
Brit + Co: How is the working relationship between you two since the split?
Kermit: We’ve always worked well together, no matter what’s happening in our personal lives.
Miss Piggy: Are you kidding?! Our working relationship is the best it’s ever been! I love it! Now I can really be moiself, let loose, flirt with absolutely everyone, and not worry about hurting the frog’s feelings!
K: How is that different from when we were dating?
MP: Well… Hmm, come to think of it, he may have a point. Still, it’s great being an independent empowered woman who calls her own shots!
K: I’m happy that you’re happy, Piggy.
MP: Why didn’t you talk like that when we were dating?
K: Good grief.
B+C: Are either of you seeing anyone else?
MP: I’m seeing everyone! In fact, as of the moment, my dating calendar is booked through 2018. I’ll let you know if there are any cancellations, but don’t count on it.
K: I’m seeing others, too.
MP: Name one.
K: You know I don’t like to talk about my personal life.
MP: Or your imaginary girlfriends.
K: Uh, next question, please.
B+C: How do you plan to ring in 2018?
MP: I’m planning to spend New Year’s Eve with my dear friends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!
K: Did they invite you to join them?
MP: Not yet. But I’m sure the invitation will get here any moment. And, Kermit, what are you doing New Year’s Eve?
K: I’m going to stay home and watch the fireworks.
MP: What fireworks?
K: The ones that’ll happen if you don’t get that invitation.
B+ C: How did your collaboration with Evine come about?
MP: Well, when I heard they were creating a fabulous timepiece featuring moi, I simply had to be on Evine to tell the world about it!
MP: Yes, we mentioned those. They’re nice too. But really, what could be better than to look at a watch with moi’s face on it and realize that you’re running fashionably late!
B+C: Can we expect more fashion collabs for you guys in the New Year?
MP: Absolutely… if I can fit it in between my dating schedule.
K: Maybe you should date during the fashion collaborations?
MP: Ooh, a two-fer. I like it. See, this is why we work so well together! Every once in a while the frog comes up with a good idea.
K: You’re too kind, Miss Piggy.
MP: It’s my only flaw.
MP: Oh, it was fantastique. She is so lively! Heh-heh-heh….
K: I’m sure she’s never heard that one before.
MP: Ahem! As I was saying, Blake and moi spent time talking about beauty and art and that gorgeous husband of hers, Ryan! I can’t wait to see her again.
K: I had fun with Blake, too.
MP: Oh, were you there, too?
B+C: What’s your favorite outfit either of you has ever worn?
MP: Moi’s favourite outfit is always the one I’m wearing! But for pure fabulosity, I must say that I absolutely adore the wedding gown Vivienne Westwood designed for moi to wear in my starring role in Muppets Most Wanted.
K: As for me, it’s not easy having a favorite outfit when you’re a frog who works naked.
B+C: Miss Piggy, what’s your favorite piece in your closet right now?
MP: Oh my, when your closet is as ginormous as moi’s, it is simply impossible to pick one! I have [outfits] in my closet by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Louboutin, [and] Vivienne Westwood, to name but a few of my close personal friends who are world-class designers. To cite one as moi’s favourite would be unfair to the others… and make them think twice about sending me free clothes in the future. And THAT is the ultimate fashion no-no.
B+C: What are your tips for looking like a star during the holiday season?
K: Well, I don’t really….
MP: They were asking moi. You don’t wear clothes, remember?
K: Oh, right. Go ahead.
MP: To look like a star during the holidays, one must be bedecked from head-to-toe in a radiant rainbow of color and accessorize from the tips of your Manolo Blahniks to the top of your DeDe Valentine chapeau! During the holidays, there is no such thing as overdoing it.
K: Is that why you were mistaken for a Christmas tree last week?
MP: Watch it, frog.
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(Photos via Evine + Bob D’Amico/Getty)