Move over Choupette Lagerfeld… Introducing COCO LE CHAT, the “Kate Moss of cats!” The world’s most fashionable feline is heading to New York on a frolicking adventure…
THE ADVENTURES OF COCO LE CHAT comes to life thanks to an electric combination of photography, illustration and Coco’s own extensive closet. The Parisian pussycat arrives in New York by private jet, her designer luggage packed with “it” bags and hundreds of stylish outfits. Wearing fascinators and frilly frocks she visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City Ballet, Coney Island, Central Park, The Plaza Hotel, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales and more – always with the paparazzi in tow.
Extravagant, stylish and utterly unique, COCO LE CHAT will thrill cat lovers and fashion lovers. This unforgettable, high-end artistic production is a must-have for the coolest coffee tables. And for children, the book’s light-hearted tone will entertain and introduce some of New York’s iconic sites.
shoots fashion and portraits and loves animals. He is also the author of Generation Ink: Williamsburg Brooklyn, Couture Dogs of New York, and Groomed.
is the founder of Famous Swan Productions, a graphic design and illustration studio. Cascino has also art directed and designed for Details, Glamour, ELLE, and Architectural Digest. Illustration and fine art are integral to her design process.
is a former editor in chief of Elle magazine (South Africa). Her fashion writing has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times. She has an MA in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. This is her first children’s book.
Owen, a two-year old boy, rides his scooter through the funky streets and parks of Williamsburg, Brooklyn each morning on his way to school. As he cruises along, he encounters fantastical characters such as an urban pirate with a yo-yo, a fashionable dinosaur collecting trash, Bigfoot recklessly driving a monster truck, and local fishermen on the pier using bubblegum as bait! When Owen reaches his destination and hits the pillow for naptime, he retraces a visual map of his journey while dreaming.
Go Your Own Way portrays everyday city sightings as a series of unexpected and remarkable adventures through the eyes of a kid. Toddlers are magnetized to this story targeting their new-found speed and independence on trendy three-wheel scooters and their infatuation of seemingly peculiar inventions such as lava lamps, Frisbees, earmuffs, and windmills. Also making an appearance: Williamsburg small business celebrities and subtle, quirky, urban creatures hiding out in each scenario. The rough-edged, punchy illustrations accent the idea that growing up in the city calls for a curiosity about what’s around the corner, keeping an eye out for gems in the rough and always being on your toes!