Shu uemura’s holiday collection is always a visual feast for the eyes. The edgy Japanese makeup brand best known for crafting false lashes for the likes of Madonna and for its cleansing oils, usually teams up with a cutting-edge photographer or artist for eye-popping packaging. It’s always joyful and lively. For holiday 2014, the brand has once again collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, but this time with his infamous cat, Choupette. The “Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura” collection features images of the white Siamese cat on 17 beauty items including furry eyelashes, a silver makeup train case nail lacquer and drawing pencils that boast tiny paw prints. The ad campaign was shot by Lagerfeld himself.
According to WWD, model Baptiste Giabiconi asked Karl to cat sit Choupette over the Christmas holidays in 2011. He refused to give her back, and she’s been a loyal companion to the designer every since. She sits beside Lagerfeld as he hand-colours his fashion illustrations using shu uemura makeup as he’s done for more than 20 years.
The partnership with Lagerfeld’s cat is also a savvy social media move. Remarkably, the Twitter handle @ChoupettesDiary has 41,000 followers. She’s a social media sensation. Expect Choupette to be tweeting her favourite beauty tips and Shu products leading up to Christmas.
(The shupette collection by shu uemura is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada)
Rosa PadillaDecember 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Gorgeous cat i csnn see how he wad the inspiration for this makeup line.
Cindy FeltsDecember 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm
Joan LeonardDecember 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm
Valarie GentryDecember 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Aww what a cute kitty!! I love this brand even more now!! We have 4 cats, Zoe, Peanut, Reagan, and Cole.
iris TilleyDecember 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Theres some amazing shots soo cute bless x
Kathy ConleyDecember 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm
I love cat’s. I have adopted 3 kitties of my own. Two of them are Persian’s and the other is a Siamese. They bring so much happiness to my life. Choupette is Gorgeous. I want to take her home.
barbara shawDecember 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm
JoAnn BelausDecember 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm
I love cats!
MarzMarNovember 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm
I have a gray Persian cat and I relate 🙂 how sweet these baby cats are <3 xoxo.
PattyNovember 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Jo Anne RobertsNovember 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm
Was Choupette the inspiration for the collection? My bet is that she was! and how adorable this precious lil feline is!
Jana WilliamsNovember 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm
Aww, How Sweet is this Cat? I Never Knew I was a Cat Person b/c I had Always Had Dogs! I Had Little Tiny Dogs, like My First Dog a 3lb Yorkie Named Zack & then My 5lb Black Toy Poodle Named Wylie! After Wylie’s Passing I Was in No Way Ready for Another Animal but I Was at Pet Smart on Adoption Day to Buy a Beta Fish for My Mom! Well I Fell in Love with a Little Husky/Shepherd Puppy and I Ended Up Adopting Her and Named Her Lexie! Well Lexie is Not So Little Anymore at 95lbs and She is Now 13 yrs Old but Still Just as Much My Baby! Then I Took in a Black & White Stray Cat that I Named Zoey and Not Long After that I Took in a Solid Black Cat that I Named Jasper! Well I Have Fallen in Love with My Cats & it’s So Strange that I Never Thought of Myself as a Cat Person! Cats Have Such Different Personalities from Each Other & They Do Not Come When Called Like My Dog Does but They are So Funny & Very Much Nocturnal! I Love All My Animals Just the Same but I am a Little More Partial to My Big Dog Lexie b/c We Have Been Through So Much Together and We Have a Lot in Common, Vanilla Ice Cream is Both of Our Favorite Foods & We Both are Very On Edge! When the Cats Start Running Around at Night Lexie Starts Getting Anxious Just as Much a I Do! Lexie & I Both Like a Quiet, Peaceful & Laid Back Environment and We Both Love Naps! It’s So Funny How are Animals are Just Like Our Children, They are My Only Children and They Really Do Change Us Just the Way Children Change Their Parents! They Always Get Their Way When They Give You Such a Sad but Adorable Face! Animals are Such a Big Inspiration in Our Lives So I Can See Why Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Was the Inspiration for this Awesome Line! This is Such a Beautiful Cat & I Bet She has the Best Life Ever!
Susan WilderNovember 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm
What a cute cat!!!
Bee WeekleyNovember 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm
y’all be dabber on me!
Linn BNovember 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Ah! Cute kitty…
Carol MNovember 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm
I wouldn’t have given her back either. So cute!
TracyNovember 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Love the eyes! Looks very much like my Mia.
JanelleNovember 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm
Awww – just love cats especially white ones. They say that cats will always find the person they want to be with – it happened to me – so I reckon it was just as much the cat who wanted to stay!!
Branka StefanovicNovember 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
always loved cats with blue eyes… prrrr
Margaret ImecsNovember 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I love every kind of cat. I just wanna hug all of them but I can’t.
Laura NyeNovember 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Yasmine choudhryNovember 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm
So cute packaging x
Janet KiesnerNovember 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Its just adorable!!That set would look just adorable on my dresser!
revathi sweetyyNovember 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm
wow….. she sooooo cute and bubblyyyyy…. & i wanna hug her….. XoXo…… <3
sonali mendonsaNovember 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm
bethNovember 11, 2014 at 9:46 am
What a great cat! xo