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April 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm
this is so great!
i also love that the first photo is the epitome of elegance and grace and that she has a bandaid on her knee!
April 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm
the band-aid is a nice touch
April 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Love her shoes!
April 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Looooooove the top jacket
Angeles Almuna Design
April 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm
She is fantastic and avant garde to me! Fabulosa!
thimbles and gingham
April 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm
she’s very avant garde. incredible.
April 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm
I’ve seen a million pictures of Carine, but the first one is really original. Haven’t seen this kind before.
April 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Don’t like the drained-of-all-blood-lips look, especially in the first picture. She needs some color. The whole effect, clothes, make-up, strikes a monotone chord that’s anything but uplifting.
Dan the Scout
April 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm
In the top photo Carine’s Rick Owens FW08 Jacket is so beautiful and luxe, adds a softness that she often lacks.
April 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm
it’s great that she has style but doesn’t lack in a sense of humor. the band-aid makes the photo
April 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm
One word: Ferosh!
April 7, 2009 at 5:59 pm
it’s all about the band-aid, it makes her come off much more charming and unstudied than i would have expected
April 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm
April 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm
she’s amazing. hot! unlike the nuclear wintour. tres chic!
April 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm
*gasp* she’s exquisite.
funnyi didn’t notice the band-aid
April 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm
wow!amaizing! i love all her clothesher shoes… they are a dream!
April 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm
that new york picture is just so chic, Carine is so ‘sartorially” wise
April 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm
you know how to brighten my day! she is stunning.
April 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm
I think I can now stop worrying about my wrinkly neck.
April 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm
The bandaid makes her so much more, I don’t know, like a flesh and blood woman instead of a fashion icon…because that’s the spot where EVERY woman I know cuts herself shaving.Nice new hair color, too.
April 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Her clothes are amazing, as always. But I like her better with darker hair. She looks more “average” without her raven tresses…
April 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm
I think she is amazing and I love her style. The band-aid on the knee is somewhat questionable however. Why? Why, would you do that? Surely there could have been a better way to conceal whatever was under there? Hosiery? Concealer? Trousers? A longer skirt?
All that aside, I still think she is brilliant and an icon of fashion and I love her.
April 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Completely in love with her.And with you.I have just write some compliments about you…
April 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm
It’s like what if Maplethorpe and Patti smith had a baby!
April 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm
I too noticed and deeply appreciated the band-aid. It makes that outfit. It’s a gorgeous outfit anyway but the band-aid definitely provides an interesting counterpoint that throws it in sharp relief.
April 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Its funny you didn’t notice it but that we all did! That was the 3rd thing I saw, after her eyes and the fur.
I watched the CNN video of her recently and that also humanized her a ton; so now when I see the band-aid it seems very real to me.
What strikes me about both pictures is the silhouette. She wears pencil skirts often and I think she always knows how to dress her body very well. I love to see the shape and fit of her clothes.
April 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm
Drop Dead Chic .
April 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm
The coats are incredible. Loving the shoes in the last shot.
April 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm
It’s so wonderful to see someone who is truly embracing the idea of aging gracefully, not running away screaming from the progression of time. She is beautiful because she is not beautiful, at least not in the same way that the models that grace per pages are.
April 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm
Carine! Her plaster! Her dark eyes!I’m in love.
April 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm
she si cool! so style!
April 7, 2009 at 10:02 pm
No one feeds my avant-garde-street-fashion-in-under-ten-minutes fix like you!!! THANK YOU from the smallest town in the world puyallup, washington.
Fashion As a 2nd Language
April 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm
Carine Roitfeld bewitches. She’s a chic working mum and industry leader; a journalist who can focus on a garment’s seam, then zoom out to see the big picture; and a refreshingly real woman who knows herself so well, she can wear extraordinary clothes in a matter-of-fact way. Every picture of her inspires. Thank you for these!
April 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm
jeeesus she is so chic and i love the band-aid hahaeverything about her says chic, classy, and at the same time fun, approachable, and most importanty down to earth.
as avant-garde as her wardrobe choices may be she still maintains an aura of relatability which i admire…
and the shoes in the last pic…sickkk.
April 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm
Photo #2 is nice but #1 made me snicker. I mean, come on! This looks like a trapper in the wilderness treking out with the whole animal strapped to her chest. The fact that she looks so poorly (dark shadowed eyes, and sickly expression) doesn’t help.Sometimes this fashion stuff is too ridiculous.
April 7, 2009 at 11:03 pm
she’s fabulous in any ways. And I do like her more than Anna Wintour ;-)
April 7, 2009 at 11:19 pm
The fur sweater/vest in the top pic is so very hot in a primative way. The fur, the cashmere(?) sleeves, the wool skirt are all so very tactile and I want to lightly touch them all and ooh and ahh.
Bottom pic, unfortunately even Carine the Great in allover black looks as if there’s something missing to keep the look worth noticing.
April 8, 2009 at 12:02 am
SHE’S my Fashion Icon!
April 8, 2009 at 1:04 am
April 8, 2009 at 1:11 am
great pics, love her fascinating mood and style.
April 8, 2009 at 1:27 am
i do not like the top outfit. but something tells me she does not care.i do like the bottom outfit. but something tells me she doesnt care about that either.
April 8, 2009 at 1:42 am
Carine’s expression is seriously like the Mona Lisa – I stared at it for a good 30 seconds and could not figure out if she was smiling, grimacing, or just nonchalant. Her eyes are brilliant, and her style is obviously, incredible.
April 8, 2009 at 2:37 am
That is one cool lady…
April 8, 2009 at 2:40 am
love her soooo much!!!! that fur is beyonnnnnnd!
NOT EXACTLY THE SAME
April 8, 2009 at 2:55 am
Just perfect both, even with the Bandaid on the Knee!!!!
Coco of Cococozy
April 8, 2009 at 4:10 am
Hmmm….still trying to decide on this one…not sure….
April 8, 2009 at 4:43 am
La classe! So amazing
Ruhvana and Flanelli
April 8, 2009 at 5:39 am
I love the second photo, but the first one? i’m not so sure about that one…
April 8, 2009 at 6:00 am
wonderful pair of pictures.
what’s interesting to me is seeing them against each other. In the first, the cascade of fur really functions as a kind of armour; it’s toeing the line between luxury (the kept woman in furs and pearls look) and the nomadic huntress. Takes quite a character to be able to do both at the same time!
In the second picture, there’s the same sort of slightly militaristic touch to the coat…
it’s something I always love about France, the ability to mix the sensual with a kind of rigid order.
April 8, 2009 at 6:04 am
LA CLASSE DE LA CLASSE
She is just beautiful
April 8, 2009 at 6:27 am
Amazing shoes! :)
April 8, 2009 at 7:29 am
i love the band-aid on her knee! certainly added a kick to her super fab outfit! :)
April 8, 2009 at 8:49 am
her style is so effortlessly chic, it’s just madness
April 8, 2009 at 8:57 am
I predict band-aids will be the hot new accessory for Fall 09.Forget about ‘It’ bags and Louboutins, it’ll be all about where you position your bandaid and it’s all your fault, Sart…
April 8, 2009 at 9:20 am
Ummm, it’s an adhesive bandage. People use them for cuts and abrasions. Maybe she hurt herself after she had already dressed and left the house. I think she looks great and it’s good that she dresses open wounds. Sometimes I think the comments on here are a little crazy.
April 8, 2009 at 9:34 am
FABULOUS!She’s the only one that can pull a Rick Owens fur jacket with a band-aid.
April 8, 2009 at 9:44 am
I think I will have to watch the aforementioned CNN video to understand the compliments.
April 8, 2009 at 10:22 am
oh carine. i aspire to be you one day.
April 8, 2009 at 10:45 am
Get it with that band-aid, Carine!
April 8, 2009 at 11:12 am
In the second picture, she looks very natural, whereas in the first she looks a little woozy. I know it’s her rock-n-roll thing, including the band-aid on the knee, but I don’t find it flattering. I’m not crazy about the fur thing either–the belt seems too high and the sleeves too long. Undoubtedly rock-n-roll again.
April 8, 2009 at 11:43 am
the band aid just proves she’s a “real” person. she’s amazing in style!
April 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Darn it Carine looks like Iggy Pop….and that’s a very good thing in my eyes. With her, its all about the ‘tude, not the clothes. This is a woman who loves what she does and isn’t afraid to show it.
April 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm
I love the lines, but hate the fact that she’s wearing fur.
April 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm
I used to think by looking only at her pictures, that Carine was a very serious woman, even severe. It was wonderful to discover -in a TV show about her- that she has a great sense of humour, that she is really charming and spontaneous. It is funny to realize how, now that I got to know a little about her, I get to appreciate even more the great outfits that she creates for herself. As mentioned above, picture #1 is astonishing! Bravo!
April 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm
one day I`m going to work for herhaha
April 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm
so perfectly chic…
April 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm
April 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm
i love the way she puts her leg…. she reminds me of a little girl, although a very sophisticated one. I like the contradition between the fragility of her delicate body and the strengh of her green eyes…. She´s more beautiful in person!!
April 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Corine could wear a polyester pantsuit and still look more amazing than most! As usual she looks fantastic!! And seriously, who knew that fur and band-aid was such a winning combination?!
April 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Oh Carine– even in fashion-victim pigeon-toe stance you are beyond sensational. She puts the rest of the editors to shame.
April 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm
she is soooo much better than anna wintour
Heights of Fashion
April 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm
Ahhh CARINE darling, CARINE.
YOU NEVER NEVER FAIL ME!!
LOVING ALL THIS FOX FUR…IT LOOKS AMAZING. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER PERFECT MOMENT.
April 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm
She’s just flat-out very cool. Always has been.
April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm
is it true??? Are you really coming to Sydney for fashion week? i hope so!
April 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm
she always looks amazing!!the colors of #1 are really calling to me, and the casualness of the shape of the fur. …and i’m going to guess that perhaps there was some sort of stiletto accident that required the application of the band aid.
LOVING that black coat!!
April 8, 2009 at 11:36 pm
I've seen her interviewed and was surprised at how nice & open she is…because to me, band-aid or no, she looks completely unapproachable.
April 9, 2009 at 5:43 am
though lady! I’m not really down with dead fur but that coat is beyond good.
i like this woman’s spirit and I find her inspiring.
April 9, 2009 at 8:32 am
Carine never, ever disappoints.
April 9, 2009 at 9:54 am
Most stylish woman on the planet! Love her! kt
April 9, 2009 at 11:02 am
Absolute Fashion Woman!!Cool.
April 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm
I think band-aids are about to make a comeback…
April 10, 2009 at 1:56 am
I love Carine! She’s so amazing and nice to whoever she meets and that’s what makes her so much more likeable and pleasant than Anna, even though Anna doesn’t seem too bad. Carine has a good-natured, friendly heart plus she’s always wearing something amazing, bravo Carine vous etes magnifique!
P.S the bandaid is amazing, who knows? It might just end up being the next fashion fad!
April 10, 2009 at 5:24 am
I love how chic she is, she doesn’t have to change her hair to change her look. So chic.
April 10, 2009 at 8:52 am
I’m stuck on Band-Aid brand ’cause Band-Aid’s stuck on me! Uh, I think she should change her hair (a bit shorter and away from her face). Love her clothing selections, she is one to watch (obviously). I dig the look in her eyes–almost a concerned disconnection.
April 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Carine! the picture of perfection. the bandaid was the 1st thing i noticed, and as someone mentioned earlier it totally humanized her! makes me remember that she’s a real person not just a magical, amazing, can-do-no-wrong French Vogue editor in chief…
April 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm
April 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Only she could pull off that fur wrap. And the second photo is divine. She is INCREDIBLE.
April 12, 2009 at 1:53 am
April 12, 2009 at 2:17 am
I would love all the stuff going on in the first picture if her hair looked clean. The dyed fur is amazing, and the colors are a great accompaniment.
But then there’s her hair…
April 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm
she has an inner style that you don’t see often. so much so that she wears a band-aid on her knee.
April 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm
the bandaid is so endearing.
April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am
First picture : Gorgous. gorgeous?except the bandaid on her knees, use a foundatino or somethin i mean if its only that big why even bother putting a bandaid on.
Second picture all i can see is sheos.
April 25, 2009 at 12:41 am
Ah gorgeous Carine, Does anyone know where the black coat in the 2nd pic is from?
November 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Black is chic. Never-ending trend.