Every Cat Has Her Day: #Choupette

Madame Bovary, that most feline of women and a character in Jane Eyre Gets Real, wonders sometimes how Choupette is doing. In case, amidst the health and economic woes wrought by #coronavirus, you’ve forgotten who Choupette is, well, she’s the pampered cat to whom #KarlLagerfelt left a considerable inheritance. (His will, filed in Monaco, is not a public document but is rumored to name several models, not all cats, amongst the beneficiaries.) Apparently the pampered Birman kitty, who once made over $3 million a year in merchandise inspired by her, is living in Paris with Lagerfeld’s former housekeeper. In spite … Continue reading Every Cat Has Her Day: #Choupette

Ode to #Choupette, World’s Richest #Cat

There once was a cat named Choupette who never had to worry about debt. She modeled for cars and for beauty, Purina couldn’t license her booty; the designer who owned her thought victuals too vulgar no cat chow ads for the lovely Choupette.   Now she lives in a mansion with a bank account and a pension, silver fur brushed daily by maids, her cushion trimmed with golden braid. She never has to eat mice; they are not nearly as nice as caviar from a spoon made of jade.   Only one thing this cat lacks; mere wealth can’t bring … Continue reading Ode to #Choupette, World’s Richest #Cat

Fictional Characters Need Presents Too!

In Jane Eyre Gets Real, by Annabelle Troy, nine characters from classic literature find themselves whisked from their books and placed on a reality TV show set in contemporary NYC. As Christmas is fast approaching, they divulge what they each want most from their Secret Santa (each gift must be $25 or under) Alice in Wonderland: Game of Phones, a scavenger hunt-type board game designed with tween girls in mind. Now all she needs is an i-phone. Heidi: Goats Adult Coloring Book by Jennifer E. Garza–a coloring book filled with “stress relieving goat designs.” Though made with grown-ups in mind, there is no … Continue reading Fictional Characters Need Presents Too!