Choupette Dishes on Her Purr-Fect Life at Chez Lagerfeld


Choupette does it again.

It’s clear by now that everyone’s favorite cat is having a moment. We are, of course, talking about Choupette. There was the Shu Uemura collection and then Daddy Karl created a capsule accessories line just for her. (We’re a bit jealous. Over a cat. Yes, we know.)

Now the fashionable feline has a book out: Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat. She’s just far more accomplished than anyone we know! Available now (and written by Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias), the tome will satisfy all your Choupette fantasies.

To whet your appetites on all things fantastically Choupette, we chatted with the chic kitty via @choupettesdiary to get a peek at what life is really like at Chez Lagerfeld.

How do you cheer up Papa Karl after a busy day?

By being moi! My beauty breeds cheer.

Boxes or clothes piles: Which makes for a better catnap location?

I only nap on piles of couture! Is there any other way?

You’ve got a makeup line coming out: Who is your beauty icon/inspiration?

My human spirit is Kate Moss. Can’t you see the resemblance? 

Have you ever gotten into a cat fight?

Twitter is a daily cat fight. Grumpy Cat poses stiff competition, but let’s be honest with ourselves — I always come out on top!

What do you do when no one’s looking?

What happens in the chateau stays in the chateau! 

What’s one thing we don’t know about Karl?

He purrs when he pets me. It’s actually quite uncomfortable.

Karl is a big reader. What’s on his nightstand these days?

Why, my new Choupette book, of course!

What’s Karl’s favorite swear word?

A lady never swears (and neither does daddy)!

Who should Karl date, that you would approve of, and why?

Nobody will ever be good enough for daddy!

We know you’re the most stylish, but do you have any thoughts on other famous cats, like Lil Bub, Maru or Grumpy Cat?

We all have our strengths and weaknesses (some of us more than others). I have been dubbed the most famous fashion feline, though!

Do kitten heels make you purr or hiss? (SORRY!)

HISS! I once heard a human refer to them as “the mullet of shoes” and it’s stuck with me ever since.

Do you have a favorite accessory?

My custom Louis Vuitton luggage and totes. The bag makes the outfit and traveling is no excuse not to jet-set in style. 

Will you ever take up the design reins from Papa Lagerfeld?

I do have eight more lives ahead, so you never know!

What is the one thing you cannot live without?

Caviar dahhhling, caviar! It’s a diet staple. 

What would surprise us all to know about you?

I once “ran away” from the chateau leaving a faux ransom note on my iPad. Needless to say, Madame Françoise wasn’t too pleased.