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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…. SheÂ´s more beautiful in person!!
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.
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!
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.
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…