Paul & Joe Designer Sophie Albou on Her New Kitten-Covered Kitchenware
We've always loved Paul & Joe for their preppy-meets-quirky aesthetic and their willingness to occasionally slap an adorable baby animal on an item of clothing. They've taken that signature charm and incorporated it into their latest category: housewares. The fairly rapidly-expanding label (they recently added cat-themed cosmetics and childrenswear to their repertoire) just launched Paul & Joe La Maison, a huge collection of cookware, aprons, China, serving trays and more. And it's all really, really cute. For the launch, there are three styles: a floral print, a fish print and a cat print! The latter, for reasons we shouldn't have to explain, is our favorite. We chatted with Paul & Joe designer Sophie Albou about her inspiration, her love of cats (but tragic allergy to them) and what's next! Read on for our interview with her plus more pics of the adorable collection, which will be available on Paulandjoe.com and in Paul & Joe stores.