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Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat

Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat

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By (author) Patrick Mauries, By (author) Jean-Christophe Napias, By (photographer) Karl Lagerfeld, Contributions by Karl Lagerfeld, Contributions by Francoise Cacote, Contributions by Sebastien Jondeau

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  • Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 0mm x 0mm x 0mm | 372g
  • Publication date: 9 September 2014
  • ISBN 10: 2080202081
  • ISBN 13: 9782080202086
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 114 COLOR & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Sales rank: 451,374

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Karl Lagerfeld's world-famous cat dispenses essential advice on lifestyle, diet, fashion, beauty, and international travel for the uber-fashionable feline. Choupette--the constant feline companion of designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director at Chanel--is a celebrity pet like no other. She has it all, from her own iPad to private jet service. She eats from Goyard silver seated next to Karl at the table, has been immortalized in Tokidoki figurines with the Kaiser, and has inspired his couture collections. "I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat," Mr. Lagerfeld said in a CNN interview. Choupette delivers words of wisdom to her 37,000+ Twitter devotees, but here, for the first time, she shares her complete lifestyle guide. Humorously themed chapters cover diet, beauty, healthcare, fashion tips, secret loves and pet hates for the pampered cat, along with observations and advice from Madame Horn (her vet), and Madame Francoise (her lady's maid). Photographs taken by Karl himself include his Sacred Cat of Burma on fashion shoots with Laetitia Casta and Linda Evangelista. The book is completed with drawings, poetry, and photographs of literary cat-lovers including Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Saul Steinberg, Dorothy Parker, and Edward Gorey. This season's most talked-about cat book is the perfect chic gift for cat lovers, the fashion-conscious, and style-aware readers.

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Patrick Mauries, an editor and journalist, is the author of forty books. Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, editor, and translator. They coedited The World According to Karl. Karl Lagerfeld is a legendary fashion designer, photographer, cultural icon, and arbiter of modern taste.

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""Choupette" combines two of social media's favorite memes--Karl, kitten--and offers a complete guide to living like the world's chicest "chat." -W Magazine ""I'm no cat person. But as feline muse to the one and only Karl Lagerfeld, Choupette is no ordinary kitty. Which is why I am among the nearly 40,000 Twitter followers obsessed with the pampered puss' life of private jets and haute couture. This Flammarion book release, is going to make the purr-fect present for my fashionable friends come holiday season." -"7 x 7 Magazine ""With photographs by Lagerfeld, the small 123-page hardback is an homage to the three-year-old fluffy white Burmese with spectacular blue eyes who has a life any supermodel would envy. It also includes recipes to please feline palates imagined by chefs from the most prestigious restaurants of Paris." -"Reuters" "The highly anticipated book, documenting everything (and we mean everything) you ever wanted to know about Karl Lagerfeld's beloved cat, can finally be yours. The book's feline photography comes courtesy of the designer himself. "-WhoWhatWear"