Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On the Street……Carine Roitfeld, Milan & New York


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  1. Anonymous

    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!

  2. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    the band-aid is a nice touch

  3. Mahmutta

    April 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Love her shoes!

  4. mademoisellemode

    April 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Looooooove the top jacket

  5. Angeles Almuna Design

    April 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    She is fantastic and avant garde to me! Fabulosa!

  6. thimbles and gingham

    April 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    she’s very avant garde. incredible.

  7. Jack Daniel

    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.

  8. Anonymous

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Anonymous

    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

  11. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    One word: Ferosh!

  12. Anonymous

    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

  13. Cassiopeia

    April 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm

  14. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    she’s amazing. hot! unlike the nuclear wintour. tres chic!

  15. Anu

    April 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    *gasp* she’s exquisite.

  16. The Sartorialist

    April 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    i didn’t notice the band-aid

  17. MeG

    April 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    amaizing! i love all her clothes
    her shoes… they are a dream!

  18. Mo

    April 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    that new york picture is just so chic, Carine is so ‘sartorially” wise

  19. -h

    April 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    you know how to brighten my day! she is stunning.

  20. Bronwyn

    April 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I think I can now stop worrying about my wrinkly neck.

  21. Betty Blackbent

    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.

  22. Anonymous

    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…

  23. downunderboy

    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.

  24. Merry

    April 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Completely in love with her.
    And with you.
    I have just write some compliments about you…

  25. alexander stadler

    April 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    It’s like what if Maplethorpe and Patti smith had a baby!

  26. Venus

    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.

  27. jessica

    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.

  28. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Drop Dead Chic .

  29. Dawn

    April 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    The coats are incredible. Loving the shoes in the last shot.

  30. Anonymous

    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.

  31. Anonymous

    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!

  33. Anonymous

    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.

  34. 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!

  35. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    jeeesus she is so chic and i love the band-aid haha
    everything 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.

  36. Anonymous

    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.

  37. Matthew S

    April 7, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    she’s fabulous in any ways. And I do like her more than Anna Wintour ;-)

  38. princess glee

    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.

  39. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 12:02 am

    SHE’S my Fashion Icon!


  40. gilty pleasure

    April 8, 2009 at 1:04 am


  41. catherine

    April 8, 2009 at 1:11 am

    great pics, love her fascinating mood and style.

  42. TYSON

    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.

  43. Yiwei

    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.

  44. Di Brito

    April 8, 2009 at 2:37 am

    That is one cool lady…

  45. George

    April 8, 2009 at 2:40 am

    love her soooo much!!!! that fur is beyonnnnnnd!


    April 8, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Just perfect both, even with the Bandaid on the Knee!!!!

  47. Coco of Cococozy

    April 8, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Hmmm….still trying to decide on this one…not sure….


  48. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 4:43 am

    La classe! So amazing

  49. 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…

  50. Mia V.

    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.

  51. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 6:04 am


    She is just beautiful

  52. Patricia S.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Amazing shoes! :)

  53. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    i love the band-aid on her knee! certainly added a kick to her super fab outfit! :)

  54. suzzee

    April 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

    her style is so effortlessly chic, it’s just madness

  55. suzanne nelson

    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…

  56. Heather

    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.

  57. Royelyn

    April 8, 2009 at 9:34 am

    She’s the only one that can pull a Rick Owens fur jacket with a band-aid.

  58. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I think I will have to watch the aforementioned CNN video to understand the compliments.

  59. The Voguette

    April 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

    oh carine. i aspire to be you one day.

  60. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Get it with that band-aid, Carine!

  61. Anonymous

    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.

  62. Lee

    April 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    the band aid just proves she’s a “real” person. she’s amazing in style!

  63. Anonymous

    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.

  64. philosopher

    April 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I love the lines, but hate the fact that she’s wearing fur.

  65. Gabriela

    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!

  66. dagna

    April 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    one day I`m going to work for her

    you`ll see

  67. sauvageblue

    April 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    so perfectly chic…

  68. Geoffrey

    April 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm


  69. artadviser

    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!!

  70. Magsli

    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?!

  71. Anonymous

    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.


  72. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    she is soooo much better than anna wintour

  73. Heights of Fashion

    April 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Ahhh CARINE darling, CARINE.




  74. Nan

    April 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    She’s just flat-out very cool. Always has been.

  75. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    is it true??? Are you really coming to Sydney for fashion week? i hope so!

  76. simplyolive

    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!!

  77. Charlotte K

    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.

  78. Anonymous

    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.

  79. Frockaholic

    April 9, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Carine never, ever disappoints.


  80. kt

    April 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Most stylish woman on the planet! Love her!

  81. Zakuro

    April 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Absolute Fashion Woman!!

  82. Justine

    April 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I think band-aids are about to make a comeback…

  83. Sam

    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!

    the bandaid is amazing, who knows? It might just end up being the next fashion fad!

  84. Penny Lane

    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.

  85. Anonymous

    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.

  86. Anonymous

    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…

  87. thomas

    April 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm


  88. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Only she could pull off that fur wrap. And the second photo is divine. She is INCREDIBLE.

  89. Fig

    April 12, 2009 at 1:53 am

    oooo0000OOO, Meow!

  90. travelbug

    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…

  91. jane

    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.

  92. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    the bandaid is so endearing.

  93. D.K

    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.

  94. Florence

    April 25, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Ah gorgeous Carine, Does anyone know where the black coat in the 2nd pic is from?

  95. Anonymous

    November 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Black is chic. Never-ending trend.

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