Way back in July we let the cat out of the bag about Lagerfeld’s latest feline-inspired cosmetics collaboration with beauty brand Shu Uemura and the dreamy day has come when we can all finally get our paws on it.
Why all the kitty references? This collection is inspired by the Kaiser’s own beloved and seriously pampered feline Choupette. (We’ve linked the glamorous cat’s Instagram account, but you can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and in a short making of video for the makeup line here.)
So what does a cat know about cosmetics? Probably not a lot as — if you ask them — they don’t need any outside help in looking simply glorious. *The world couldn’t really handle them being more fabulous than they already are, know could we? But Ms. Choupette Lagerfeld has inspired a Shupette collection that will help you — mere human — get at least half-way to cat-tastic.
“It may sound pretentious, but believe me, everyone falls in love with me or is, at the very least, attracted to my beauty and my charm,” Choupette is quoted as saying. “My products beautifully enhance all of this.”
Think fur and tiny rhinestone embellished false lashes, kitty glitter, 2 creme rouge palettes, a few eyeshadow trios, a cleansing oil, eyelash curler, brushes, face powder and a larger lip and eye palette. Ranging from $20 – $400 (for a kitty paw printed makeup case), the collection is not inexpensive — but neither is Choupette. *Meow.read more
Cowl necks, nubby knits, classic cardigans and western blanket wraps — fall 2014 is a virtual sea of sweaters, and if you’re one step ahead of the style set most of those sweaters will be decorated in navajo-inspired prints. Offered by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Sacai and Karl Lagerfeld, and taking up real-estate in fast-fashion joints like Topshop, H&M & Zara, zigzags, geometrics and different colored piping are all making bold statements as the colder weather rolls in. Here are some of our favorite navajo-inspired sweater prints for fall and a too-cool-for-school pair of printed socks for good measure.
If there’s one thing we love it’s fashion. If there are two things we love it’s felines. Put ‘em together and you have today’s mews… um… news. Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s darling cat Choupette has signed on to star in Shu Uemura’s holiday makeup campaign.
This isn’t the first time Lagerfeld has collaborated with the Japanese beauty brand, having created a collection for them in 2012 and famously using their cosmetics to paint his illustrations, so it’s not a stretch that he would loan out his white Siamese kitties good looks (and social media fan base — Choupette has Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as a book deal.) for Shu Uemera.
Mademoiselle Choupette Lagerfeld will be renamed “Shupette” for the campaign, with the Kaiser himself shooting the campaign images. He also sketched a portrait of his spoiled feline in honor of her new gig. Stay tuned for the fall unveiling of the campaign and the brands holiday makeup collection which will include furry false lashes and “claw” polishes. Me-ow!read more
Not to be overshadowed by the red carpet’s latest darlings (we’re looking at you, Shailene and Lupita,) stoic celeb Kristen Stewart is poised to play her latest hand at designer muse, this time as the face of Chanel’s Paris-Dallas collection campaign.
Shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the pictures—of which the first images have been released—tell a pretty and stoic story of Texas-inspired couture, and seal Stewart as a dominating front of camera presence. No wonder she keeps booking all those tasty fashion/beauty campaigns.
The collection (and the rest of the campaign) will debut in May and will include a wearable array of Southwest-inspired pieces like cowboy boots, denim and leather jackets. Here are some images to help sate your appetite for the brand until that blessed launch day.
Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2014 “Metiers d’Art” Show was rife with celeb-muses for Karl Lagerfeld to fawn over — Alexa Chung, Lily Collins, Dakota Fanning — but the brands celeb of choice was none other than moody-eyed Kristen Stewart who, as it turns out, has been tapped as the latest face of Chanel.
The actress continues to snap up the admiration of the fashion-world, having landed the current Balenciaga’s Florabotanica campaign, as well as the cover of V Magazine’s spring preview issue and a Vogue-editorial documenting her fashion-friendship with Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler — it seems moody teen is the look du jour right now.
Stewart, wearing a pair of burnt orange leather pants and a crop top from the luxe label’s Spring 2014 collection, appeared on last night’s Dallas runway shows red carpet perfectly emulating the new line’s cowboy chic appeal. Chanel’s new leading lady will star in the Pre-Fall collection’s campaign, set to launch in May 2014.read more
Oh Karl… It seems dabbling his black leather clad fingers in every piece of the fashions pie is Karl Lagerfeld’s aim… and, once again, the ‘Kaiser’ is at it. A recent reveal in WWD showed the designers seventeen-piece holiday collection for Japanese makeup brand Shu Uemura in which Lagerfeld put aside his penchant for black and white in favor of a more colorful collection. Included in this beauty bounty is four lip shades, two eye and cheek palettes, two false eyelash sets, a few nail colors, a dark purple gel liner, an eyelash curler, a cleansing oil, a mini brush kit and a makeup box to house it all. (*Whew. We did say seventeen pieces.) Each item will be priced between a rather serious span of $27 to $368, and the packaging is adorned with what Lagerfeld hoped would be the visual outcome if wearing the collection: a Karl-ized version of a Japanese Manga doll. (Of course… you did see the recent Karl “My Little Pony,” right?)
The legendary designers version of his own persona ala Manga, has been dubbed Mon Shu and has red eyes, a jet black bob and Lagerfeld’s signature high white collar and black tie. ”I wanted to invent my personal vision of Japanese manga,” Lagerfeld told the fashion tome, and since Karl’s vision sometimes gets a touch clouded by… well… Karl. This is exactly what one would expect to see. The makeup brand has plans to to release the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection in stores and online in October (U.S., U.K., Canada) and November (other countries,) in it’s bid to Karl-ize the beauty industry. The brands general manager Vince Nida hinted at the future of this collaboration too, telling WWD, “We enjoyed very much working with Karl Lagerfeld, so everything is possible.”
P.S. Did you know that Lagerfeld has been using Shu Uemura cosmetics for his sketches, instead of pencils, for “years?” Huh. Neither did we.read more