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Thursday

style icon: Carine Roitfeld

No question, French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld is chicer than I could ever pretend to be. It's compelling when a fifty-three year old1 woman — an international fashion mag editor, albeit — serves as the perfect archetype for le beau monde; more so than the contents of her magazine, or any others for that matter. Ms. Roitfeld seamlessly blends sophisticated glamour with a cavalier French chic in a manner that mere (non-French — ha!!) mortal women could only dream!! I mean she's single-handedly resurrected the elegance of Givenchy2 footwear — the (ankle) gladiator sandals in particular, and made oh so very chic last season's Manolo Blahnik silver tipped ankle boots (for Christopher Kane); all the while donning couture, essentially.

Lord help me if I ever complain about five inch heels ever again as it's obvious Ms. Roitfeld wears them right out of the tub and for 23 hours of each day!! And her confident dislike for accessories and makeup dares me to put my best nude face forward. NOT happening!!3 (I still wish she'd tend to those eyebrows, however. Shhh... I know, how dare I even think it??!!) Anyway, I terribly want to be her when I grow up :).







Footnotes:
1. I know, I know. Age ain't nothing but a number... Still...
2. After feeling like pathetic saddo for continuously disregarding the oh so delightful banalities that take place on MTV's The Hills, I actually tuned in one night last week to watch some reruns. And what episode did I happen to watch?? The one in which the girls have arrived in Paris: while been chauffeured, they're deliberating, with such passion, which stops to make when Lauren's friend blurts out Give-nchy!! Poor Mr. Driver winces — as if in physical pain!! — as he corrects her pronunciation and I practically blush with embarrassment at the comical sadness of it all. I must admit, however, that I was totally in lust with Lauren's huffy-scruffy French admirer!! Eeewww!!!
3. I just love make up, I'm sorry. I love the natural look that says I-may-look-like-I-have-great-skin-and-my-cheeks-just-catch-the-sunlight-so-but-I'm-really-wearing-expensive-makeup.








French kisses (ha!!)

Thanks for all your votes over at the Glam Network Annual Awards. Love you!!
P.S. I may be back to label her outfits. Or... I may not.

10 comments:

kiki said...

Yes she is amazing, I think more than her daughter Julia who is 24 or so. She's so chic :)

Pratishtha Durga said...

I keep seeing her pix now and then on Sartorialist. Effortless is her!

Anonymous said...

very interesting article on the difference between her and Anna

http://nymag.com/fashion/08/spring/44215/

I love Carine and Vogue Paris to bits, they trump Anna and American Vogue respectively...any day, any time.

-dolceaddict

Oyinkan said...

I cant believe her age! watched that episode of the hills and that guy, Matthias, completely undressed her with his eyes when they first met! I want a sexy french guy too:-) He was verging a bit on the creepy side atimes tho.

mia said...

She is just so amazing!

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kirsten said...

She is the ultimate fashionista!

nikabrightlightwarrior said...

i love your blog!!! Cute Chic!

BritnLind said...

Thank yu for talking more about her. There was an article in the American Vogue as they follwed her around during fashion week. Her fashion philosphy is fantastic.

The Bougie Baller said...

I <3 MAKEUP!