8 posts tagged "Choupette"
Fendi’s Karlito is about to get a new (though not as furry) friend. WWD reports that as part of its Barbie Collector series, Mattel has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld—arguably the most-buzzed-about designer in the biz—to create a limited-edition doll. This pretty much keeps Karl in his natural habitat—that is, surrounded by a bevy of leggy beauties. We can only wonder if Barbie Karl will be accompanied by a Mattel iteration of Choupette? Or perhaps a St. Tropez vacation villa in lieu of Barbie’s Malibu Beach House? What we do know is that the Chanel-certified doll, which hits stores this Fall, will keep to Karl’s iconic aesthetic—fingerless gloves and powder-white ponytail included.
Ever wonder why you’ve never seen a selfie from Karl Lagerfeld? “They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small,” he told the Guardian. “No, this is electronic masturbation.” (Funnily enough, Lagerfeld installed photo booths in the fitting rooms of his new London store specifically to encourage selfies, but we’ll let it slide.) He’s not opposed to phone snaps of his beloved feline Choupette, though, and reportedly has the cat’s maid (yes, Choupette has a maid, obviously) send him photo updates of her kitty antics every hour. “Everything is controlled by her,” he asserted. “She wakes me up at 7am because she wants me to bring her fresh croquettes, she won’t touch food from the night before, she gets offers for food commercials but it is out of the question. She is a kept woman.” And while Cara Delevingne no doubt has a special place in Lagerfeld’s heart, it doesn’t sound like Choupette, who Lagerfeld once called “the most beautiful cat in the world,” has any cause for jealousy. “She is not a standout beauty,” Lagerfeld said of the model, apparently pointing out her brow line. “Was it Bacon who said, ‘There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions’?” On second thought, maybe Karl’s symmetrical chat should be concerned after all—perhaps she should try some false eyebrows to stay in the designer’s good graces.
Because he hasn’t lent his name to enough collaborations, clothing lines, video games, and various other merchandise, Karl Lagerfeld is now designing two of Le Crillon’s most luxurious suites. The iconic Paris hotel, which, as well as the Ritz, has long been the preferred fashion week lodging establishment for editors, will be closed until 2015 due to an extensive renovation. Knowing Karl, we’re expecting his revamped suites to boast lots of black and white, as well as an appropriately plush resting place for travelers’ privileged feline friends (cough, Choupette). But perhaps he’ll do something completely different—as Silvia Fendi once told us, “Karl will surprise you.”
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the last few days, we’ve been divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our final picks, below. To see all of our editors’ picks, click here.
TIM BLANKS, EDITOR AT LARGE
To Get: The most subversive album of all time in a “super deluxe” forty-fifth anniversary box set? That’s so perverse that all I can say is gimme!
To Give: Give as you would get—someone will be unwrapping this camo-is-classic antidote to wrist-y flash by Nixon.
AMBER KALLOR, BEAUTY EDITOR
To Get: I was bugging out over this Fendi Peekaboo tote. Opening your bag to reveal yellow crocodile monster eyes against a black python backdrop makes pulling out your wallet that much more exciting.
To Give: For my co-worker and fellow cat lover, photo editor Nicola Kast, I’ll be purchasing this Karl Lagerfeld Choupette key fob. I initially spotted it at Colette during the Spring collections and knew it had her name written all over it.
BRITTANY ADAMS, ASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR
To Get: It’s been a few years since I took running seriously, and I’ve had my eye on a pair of Nike featherweight Flyknits since I witnessed dozens of models wearing them between castings before the Spring shows. Regardless of whether the kicks inspire me to relive my track star glory days, they’ll look fly with jeans.
To Give: Clearly, I’m feeling a Nike moment. After undergoing a major back surgery this summer, my go-getter of a mother is finally returning to fighting form, and I love the idea of her being able to track her fitness progress with Nike’s sleek rose gold-detailed FuelBand, which picks up on and encourages both low-intensity exercise like walking and full-on workouts.
ERINN HERMSEN, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
To Get: Black booties are a staple for my winter wardrobe, and I seem to “need” a new pair every season. This year, I’m eyeing these Saint Laurent beauties that will go with almost everything in my closet.
To Give: My favorite gifts to give come with a personalized touch, and I love these monogrammed wine glasses for my best girlfriends. They’re the perfect addition to our frequent wine nights.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our first picks, below.
NICOLE PHELPS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
To Get: I’d love a one-month unlimited class package to Physique 57. With a 5-year-old at home, making time to work out is the biggest luxury there is.
To Give: I received a pair of Hatch‘s navy cashmere joggers as a gift about a year ago. They instantly became my at-home uniform; I wore them just about every night last winter. I know my mom and sister will be thrilled to receive pairs of their own. Hatch founder Ariane Goldman has opened a temporary shop at 25 Howard Street here in New York through Thanksgiving weekend, so it’ll be easy for me to go snap them up.
KATHARINE K. ZARRELLA, ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
To Get: All I really want for Christmas is a ticket to London so I can go and explore the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House. But seeing as it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be hopping the pond in the near future, I’d be equally pleased to receive this pair of Fendi booties. I wear my Fall ’10 Yves Saint Laurent mohawk pumps pretty aggressively, so it would be nice to have another footwear option that’s similarly coiffed.
To Give: I think everyone should own a vintage silk kimono. Every single person. They’re incredibly comfortable and wildly glamorous for lounging around the apartment. A few of my friends have been pining after my latest acquisition—a black, red, and gold embroidered kimono that was once owned by the 1934 Miss Japan—so I will be gifting them equally spectacular robes. My favorite kimono scavenging spots are obscure antique shops on the Upper West Side and Joe Sundlie’s vintage store in Chelsea. But this forties number from 1stdibs.com would do nicely.
RACHEL WALGROVE, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
To Get: I’ve been eyeing LPD’s sportswear for a while. I love how it pairs team spirit with the cultlike following found in fashion. This Team Ghesquière tee is definitely on my list.
To Give: Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that my family is obsessed with dachshunds—though I like to blame this mostly on my sister. These Jonathan Adler bookends would be the perfect complement to her impressive book collection.
ERICA BLUMENTHAL, CONTRIBUTING MARKET EDITOR
To Get: I don’t think you need a reason for why I want these python Gianvito Rossi pumps.
To Give: I plan to buy several copies of Morrissey’s Autobiography as soon as it hits U.S. stores on December 3. Most of my friends are dying to read it, so why not give them what they want?