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April 12, 2009 | By


We absolutely adore Fifi Lapin and you will too! Meet the artist behind our April cover. Available on our home page.

Carrot or lettuce?

A tough question to start but after much deliberating I have to say... carrot.

When did you start gaining recognition for your work?

I started my blog at the beginning of 2007 and it has been a whirlwind since then. Something about my blog and my art really touches people and I have had the most amazing response. I am very grateful to all my fans for encouraging me to keep telling my story and developing my work.

What did designing the LeSportsac bag mean for you?

Wow, that was an amazing opportunity. I had only really existed in cyber space up until then so to see my cute little face released into the real world was an amazing feeling. The response has been amazing too so I can't wait to work on more projects like this.

How did this opportunity come about?

The designers at LeSportsac spotted my blog and liked it so much they contacted me and asked if I wanted to be the next artists in their artists in residence collection.

Where do you reside?

Well I have 3 homes. First and foremost there is my main town house in London where I spend most of my time, then a pied-à-terre in Paris with a distant view of the Eiffel Tower and lastly a top floor apartment in New York overlooking Central Park. One day I'm going to get a place on the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, perhaps with a view straight into Gucci or Marni I haven’t decided which yet! (oh and I haven't persuaded Daddy that it’s a great idea).

Who are some of your favorite artists?

I love the fashion illustrator Rene Gruau. His style has been replicated over and over, but he managed to add that extra bit of zest to his drawings that bought them to life. I also love the some of the classic children’s book artists like Kay Nielsen and Tove Jansson.

What are some of your favorite clothing brands?

Chanel, Luella, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chloe, eley kishimoto, philip lim...I could go on!

Have you ever revealed what you look like as a human? Will you ever?

Sorry I don't really understand this question, I'm not a human, I'm rabbit through and through. There are loads of lovely pictures of me on my website... here's one of my favourites.

Where's your heart at?

My heart is looking forward to a summer of friends, laughter and happiness under a pure blue sky.

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

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