She already has a capsule collection of bags, an upcoming beauty line with Shu Uemura, a glossy lifestyle book and an Instagram following of almost 30,000. So the obvious next step for international arbiter of style that is Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, was to star in her own calendar. Naturellement.
The pampered puss was shot by her daddy for the 2015 calendar for carmaker Opel, and gave us her full range of model poses. Seductive drape across car bonnet? Check:
Aloof ice-maiden gaze out of the window? Check:
‘I’m in the driving seat, and if you’re wearing sweatpants I may well run you over’ stare over the steering wheel? You better believe it:
All images: Karl Lagerfeld
Of course, the glamorous shoot isn’t the first time we’ve experienced life envy of a cat (yes, that’s life envy of a CAT). But luckily, she’s given us plenty of advice on how to live Choupette-style, as well as insights into the fabulous life of a fashion feline. So we've rounded up our favourite Choupettisms to date, aka: A Template For Life.
‘Every feline should have at least two ladies in waiting’
Damn straight they should.
‘Sweatpants are a sign of defeat – Mondays are no excuse, non!’
Excuse us while we burn our trackkies.
‘No, it's STILL not acceptable to wear rainboots to #NYFW (Unless they are @JimmyChooLtd for@HunterBoots)’
As if we would dare, Choupette.
‘How to find out if someone is lying to you: "Put a paw on @CHANEL and repeat after me..."’
‘Does my balloon make me look bloated?’
A question we have oft asked ourselves too, Choups.
[On the return of the Birkenstock] ‘My worst #fashion fears have been confirmed! Oh the horror!’
Our Birkies are now on that fire with the sweatpants.
My final treat before I start my #NYFW diet: leopardprint @LadureeUS macarons!
Makes our Penguin bar look most unstylish.
‘Why must you interrupt my spa session?’
Sorry, Choupette. Won’t happen again.
'Who needs a boa when you have MY tail?'