Once I saw a documentary on Carine Roitfeld and Vogue Paris, and when Riccardo Tisci offers her a yellow haute couture Givenchy gown she looks at him awkward and says “I never wear yellow”. Now that she’s fallen in love with Tisci’s work see what we have! go Carine! always fierce
She’s really been working the sharp shoulder of late- though I love the fact that she’s slung it over her shoulders like a cape instead of putting it on. And if my legs are even a quarter as fab as hers when I’m fifty, I will be a very happy girl indeed :)
I echo the earlier comment about pigeon-toes. My guess is it’s an attempt to look like a fourteen year old in heels, gawkish ingenues. It’s an odd and somewhat sad note to strike for otherwise attractive women.
She looks always great! Nice picture: that yellow and that green in the background makes me think that somwhere, there will always be some summer left.
I love all the colors she is wearing -even the color of her hair and eyes; such a beautiful brown! But, if I must say something is that the black top looks too tough over that yellow. Also, I like the way she puts her hand over her arm, but not the way her feet are towards each other. However, great!!!
yellow is probably my favorite color. it’s an instant mood-lifter.
by the way, not to be a namedropper… but… i used to assist her and i have to say she was incredibly nice to me and her taste is without reproach. one of my all-time favorite shoots to this day is *still* a dec 99 vogue paris story we did with the amazing ana claudia. the way carine mixed warm and cool tones in that story was so effortless and beautiful… and simple. i learned a lot from watching her work.
Wonderful photo, Sart. This is very evocative. The yellow skirt is fantastic. I love the way her hair is blowing (in the breeze?), and the way her feet are pointed. But I especially like the surly look on her face. Grrrr! She looks as though she could eat me for lunch. Delish!
Pigeon toed — but just look at the line of her leg and the line of those fabulous shoes. Straight on you just wouldn’t see that. It really shows off her legs and the shoes and kind of hides any extra on the hips. I think it is quite shrewd of her to stand this way.
I really admire Carine’s style and I’m delighted to hear that she is nice person too! I also find her strong and slightly androgyne features very pleasing to eye, if not traditionally attractive.
Funny thing is that I once had similar attitude towards yellow… …but in these days some yellow accent pieces have secretly sneaked into my wardrobe! Great accent colour, but in my opinion very hard to pull off in large amounts.
Guess you like Carine a lot cause there are so many pictures of her in your blog.And why not to like, she is always ahead of the trends. I like the mix of the grey blazer and the tight yellow skirt.The small silver clutch is perfect.I like her messy hair.One thing I would, if I could, change are the shoes.ThatÂ´s about it.
Yellow is the number one accent color hands down and damn did she pull it off. A lot of people stand pigeon toed because the position gives people more height as it straightens the spine and possibly because of her awesome shoes. And also, it’s so true that fashion people never wear prescripted items. I suppose it just looks dowdy. Nice ribbon detail.
Sometimes (actually often) I find it realy sad to see an almost well dressed, stlyish woman ruin the look in order to showcase a new pair of shoes (or bag, hat, jacket..). The style instantly flies out the window when Carine puts such fashions before style and a blanaced outfit. But I guess thats the perril of being a fashion editor…
oh great.. another shot of carine roitfled. i’ve been reading comments and it really is true, this site has become filled with celebrities in the fashion industry who simply wear expensive clothing. they seem so disconnected from me as a viewer and the clothing… simply unattainable. how about more anonymous individuals who are creative and inventive with the clothing and outfits they choose to wear? just a suggestion because I truly enjoy your site and i am no longer thrilled to visit it to check for new photos.
Darling, but too much knee, lower the skirt a bit. Us fifty year olds gotta face the facts. If it was 2 inches longer, it would still be sexy and show just the bottom of the knee and rest of lovely legs.