Costume Countdown : Karl and Choupette

You may have guessed at this point that I am bit obsessed with the Lagerfelds. Karl and Choupette are just a category all their own, which is only one of the many reasons they make an excellent Halloween duo costume.

image taken from Pinterest

image taken from Pinterest

Both costumes shouldn't be too difficult to pull together from things you already own, meaning you only need to spend money and time tracking down a few little extras - perfect for the fashion-minded girl who totally forgot Halloween was coming up. Don't worry, we've all been there.

Ashley Madekwe and her boyfriend arrive at a Halloween party in style (2013).

Ashley Madekwe and her boyfriend arrive at a Halloween party in style (2013).

For Karl's costume you'll need:
 - a black suit
 - a white button-down
 - black leather gloves
 - a black tie
 - a large broach or pendant necklace
 - black sunglasses
 - a white wig long enough for a ponytail, or white powder to cover your hair
 - black shoes, preferably boots

And for pretty little Choupette:
 - white cat ears and a tail
 - either a white dress or leotard with white tights OR
 - a white top and white bottom
 - white shoes
 - white powder for your face
 - eye liner for some drawn-on whiskers
- a collar, preferably with diamonds but rhinestones will do

Shupette by Choupette

Now that we have all become well acquainted with the fabulous Choupette Lagerfeld, it should come as no surprise that the kitty is the inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura's latest collaboration. Shupette, as it is called, is a limited edition makeup line sold through the Japanese cosmetics company Shu Uemura, and is available to shop right now!

image taken from ShuUemura.com

image taken from ShuUemura.com

Shu Uemura and Lagerfeld did their first collaboration back in 2012, creating a holiday collection and the fictional character Mon Shu. This time around, they used Choupette as their real life muse, who in turn became an imaginary girl, Shupette. The girl and the cat share a number of qualities and characteristics, most notably their love of pink, white, and of course all things fluffy.

Shu Uemura's international artistic director, Kakuyasu Uchiide met with Style.com's Amy Verner to discuss the collection. Of the muse/creation Shupette, he said, "She's a cat and she's a real girl. So what kind of facial features does she have? I used my imagination. I also imagined her like a model." The company's signature false lashes are one of the most fun pieces in the collection and feature tufts of fur and tiny rhinestones.

The collection is fun, playful, and delightfully girly. Perfect for Choupette, and perfect for you. Enjoy!