Monday, July 28, 2008

On the Street…Carine Roitfeld


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  1. Lost&NOTfound

    July 28, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I think this is one of the best examples on how accesories make the whole outfit work out in two totally different situations…

    sexy and chic for a fashion show
    casual and chic (again!) for a walk


  2. a lady

    July 28, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    the first one looks like something out of Fellini…wonderful.

  3. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Are those the same hat and heels? An obvious question perhaps. I guess I ask because it seems the opposite of an obvious choice. Awesome.

  4. S

    July 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    She is the EPITOME of chic, and these photos capture that. Great job!

  5. Jack Daniel

    July 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    most sexy 53 year old.

  6. starbahks

    July 28, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    she’s amazing.
    i LOVE the shoes and hat.

  7. Adiel

    July 28, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Oh wow that dress is fantastic in number one!

  8. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    the texture and color of the first outfit compliment her skin and hair colour and puncutates her already long legs. Eye-catching but not in a “look at me” way. Chic.

    The second outift plays the hat well but it is very age inapproriate. Frankly, denim and a skull shirt crosses the line into trashy and doesn’t do anyone any favours.

  9. Iheartfashion

    July 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Carine always looks at ease with what she’s wearing. I love her in the simple denim skirt and tee, and of course she always looks great in Alaia!

  10. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    anyone can id the Hat ? it's beautiful love it <3 i know the total look from AlAIA….



  11. A la Femme

    July 28, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Wow, she looks so amazing in the first picture. Love it!!

  12. Josefina

    July 28, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    She knows what she’s doing congratulations!! sexy, femenin, playful, not taking fashion to seriously I love these two pictures, I’ll jump into my closet right now to see what can be done..

  13. jojo

    July 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    This woman is so stylish she can wear patently absurd items and make them covetable!

  14. MyraMyra

    July 28, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    She looks like something out of a cinema flick. It’s the hat maybe. I watched her saunter into the Gramercy Rose Bar once, totally same effect.

  15. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm


  16. Jen

    July 28, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    she truly is an icon of style! never out of fashion!

    where are the shoes from? i think i need them to complete my collection! they’re beautiful!

  17. Chic Noir

    July 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Carine Roitfeld is sp stylish. Who says that only 20somethings are sexy. She wears mini skirts with class and style. I wish American culture would appreciate an older woman.

    Another older knockout without a load of plastic surgery is Helen Mirren.

  18. Bud

    July 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Holy cow! That gal can wear clothes like nobody’s business.

  19. landis smithers

    July 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    i’ve seen the dress before on her.

    i love her for that.

    like my southern mother always said:
    you can get away with anything,
    as long as you look comfortable in it.

  20. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Same shoes, but pass on the skull and cross bones. Come on.

  21. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    It’s also proof that attitude plays such a huge part in how you’re perceived. The top photo just exudes class, and the bottom casual playfulness. Great! theMark, Tokyo

  22. Saskia

    July 28, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    The dress and shoes look gorgeous in the top pic. The hat needs to go in both pics though. In fact, the whole ensemble in the second picture needs to go!

  23. Sean Santiago

    July 28, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Carine Roitfeld always brings a smile to my face – love the outfits!

  24. The Storialist

    July 28, 2008 at 8:37 pm

  25. ashley

    July 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    i believe you’ve photographed her in the nude dress above once before. it’s very refreshing to see someone so high-profile use accessories to revamp their look.

  26. K.B.

    July 28, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    That’s quite an interpretation of the flapper dress in — jersey, is it? Interesting. Wouldn’t suit me at all, but interesting.

    The denim skirt and black tee is more in my line, though I’d nix the skull (I’m just not into deathwear) and super-high heels. For me anyway. I’d fall off of them. The hat — do like.

  27. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Stylish..Chich…Lovely. Great work Sart!


    July 28, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    when i grow up, i want to be a ‘woman of a certain age’.


  29. Alisa

    July 28, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I like seeing “rich and famous” people wearing the same thing more than once!

    I like the second outfit alot, but not the skull logo. Otherwise she looks very carefree and elegant. Great SHOES!!!! I love them.

  30. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This woman is awesome: part gothic muse and punk rock mistress and all deadly sleek chic. Carine (along with Melanie Ward) are two of the greatest stylist this industry has to offer– no hype, just pure brilliance. Her work at French Vogue is inspiration.

    I’m just a bit green with eny you work with her Sart ;-)


  31. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    she eminates ease in both pictures but more elegant and ethereal she becomes in the first. Her body is art and she is caught with the picture in time…a shapely and statuesque monument of effortlessness. HB

  32. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    She looks great.

    For the person that asked – the hat is from Balenciaga and the dress and shoes are from Alaia.

  33. AnonymousJK

    July 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Ah Carine,
    Your name should be Caroline and then we could all sing along to: Sweet Caroline! At 50+ she’s still got ‘it’

  34. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I actually surprise myself by saying that I like both looks on her. I do love the way that she makes the heels and hat work so differently with the two looks. We’ve seen her in that dress before. Cool. I have to laugh – no at but with the first commenter – but I can’t see anyone going out “for a walk” in those heels, plus or minus the denim. ;-)

  35. Darnell

    July 28, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Seriously.. Conde Nast needs to place her in Anna Wintour’s position!


  36. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I didn’t even realize that the accessories were the same until someone pointed it out — two amazing looks. She continues to inspire.

  37. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    The hat is Balenciaga mens.
    The shoes Alaia

  38. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Love Carine always :)

    Scott I walked pass you on the street today!
    But I was in a bad mood (mad at my boss) so I didn’t say hi…
    Well, hope to run into you again and would definitely say hi!

  39. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    She looks a knockout in the first pic and absolutely bloody awful in the second; that denim skirt is particularly hideous.

  40. monique

    July 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Well, come on. It’s Carine. Would you expect less? The girl can’t help it.

    She’s got a rockin’ body and unreproachable good taste/style (as she should with her job). But still her eyes and her smile are her best features IMO.

    Her casual style is especially righteous to me. Although I wouldn’t personally rock 4″ heels with a denim skirt she works the hell out of it. Love the hat too. I even dig the shoes although normally I really hate gladiators – they’re much too fashionable to be interesting but Carine knows how to pull it together in a very organic way and she never looks like the clothes are wearing her. She makes it look effortless.

    God, I hope I look this good when I’m her age.

  41. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 2:09 am

    i love the neutral colours of the top outfit.. i appreciate how she shows that statement shoes can still be a nude-coloured and elongate the legs instead some of the terrible clunky shoes that dont suit many leg shapes..
    and i agree with several people above that the second outfit is merely passable – probably only because it is miss roitfeld!

  42. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 2:24 am

    who makes these shoes?

  43. minna from sofia

    July 29, 2008 at 2:40 am

    the skull tee/denim skirt combo doesn’t quite work… esp with these heels and hat. don’t see anything about it that is stylish. i am surprised people like the outfit at all.

    first foto — great.

    btw, thanks, man. i’m a huge fan of what you do.

  44. fabio

    July 29, 2008 at 3:44 am


  45. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 3:59 am

    she looks always great but the shirt with the skull?? horrible

  46. George

    July 29, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Haha I thought she promised that she would never wear jeans/denim since it wasn`t for her. (In a New York Magazine profile I think?)

  47. VonSontag

    July 29, 2008 at 4:22 am

    High heels spartans kills, for shure

  48. nathalie

    July 29, 2008 at 4:34 am

    picture no 2, funky

  49. les

    July 29, 2008 at 5:02 am

    It is interesting that she is only carrying a small wallet and then a small clutch. Does she have the huge chiropractor bills that I do from carrying huge handbags? Oh how I pray they will go out of style!

  50. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 5:19 am

    The hat is Balenciaga Homme SS 08. I see her very often with it !

  51. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 5:29 am

    What kind of hat is that? It’s fantastic, I absolutely love it!

  52. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Just when I needed it, thanks for posting a picture of my idol. Thanks.

  53. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 7:04 am

    ooooh la la. Amazing Alaia dress.
    It takes a confident woman with a great body to pull it off though..

  54. suzanne nelson

    July 29, 2008 at 7:50 am

    She’s awesome! so chic, so very french. She’s practically an icon.

  55. Maria

    July 29, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I’m not a devotee of her, but I do like one of these two.
    She has this way of adapting “americana” into her style like no other (specially in her editorials).

    Love the second one…the first mehh.

  56. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I believe The New York Times used a picture of her in the Nude Alaia yesterday (styles section). Your posting, though, is better: we can see how she uses her hat and shoes for two completely different outfits. Moral of the posting- look at everything that is being offered for the season, think of what you already got in your closet, and go for a few pieces that you can wear to the bitter end! If it works for a fashion editor, it works for us! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  57. Moi

    July 29, 2008 at 8:37 am

    LOVE that dress!, and how you captured the other photographer. It proves just how good she looked.

  58. k

    July 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

    she is so great, i have to cry in envy!
    please dear lord, let me look that great when i’m 53.

  59. sromeo

    July 29, 2008 at 9:17 am

    The first outfit is a knock out. Perfect in every way. I feel the only reason that second outfit is photographed on this website, however, is because Carine Roitfeld is the person wearing it. I guess the point is though, that any random woman would probably wear that and look like a mess, but Carine looks pretty good.

  60. kagitsune

    July 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Haha, clever post! It’s amazing how well the hat + shoes work in both outfits… :3

  61. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 9:39 am

    First picture is amazing and inspirational. Second picture is not age appropriate and it looks like last years Bebe T-shirt. I am disappointed in her.


  62. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 9:42 am

    The first photo is very chic.

    The second photo makes her look like trailer trash.

  63. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 9:51 am

    This women should take the hat off. It is a distraction! She takes get care of her self, great boby, hair cut is probibly not greatclips. So why, the hat. She looks so elegent, and then bam! theres that eye sore hippy crap on her head. She must not like something about her face? Dose she sleep with it on too?

  64. Carolina Lange

    July 29, 2008 at 10:09 am

    She has such a great style!
    The hat with the shoes… wow!

  65. Caroline

    July 29, 2008 at 10:12 am

    UHM. i need those shoes moer than anything in the world. how is she always so stunning?

  66. Dan

    July 29, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Wonderful dress in the first picture and I applaud her foregoing unneeded accessories BUT the hat looks goofy, in both guises.

  67. Lola

    July 29, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Oh, that dress looks soooo comfy! :)

  68. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 11:32 am

    The hat is balenciaga dress and shoes Alaia

  69. Artemisia

    July 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    When did Carine become a blond?


    I do love the looks, yes, oddly both which is rather unlike me as I have not worn/seen a jean skirt like that since…1982!!

    I do love, love the heels. I just bought a similar pair at ZARA’s this weekend ..for $29.99


  70. becca b

    July 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    These are gorgeous. I wish more women in America wore whatever hats they wanted instead of just what is super stylish at the time.

  71. JO

    July 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    She looks fabulous in both – I want those shoes!!

  72. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful woman, beautiful dress, cool hat. The shoes, however are merely fashionable, not stylish. Although beige, they still stumpify her legs.

    Ratty denim skirt and skull tee? Really? Meh.


  73. Paula

    July 29, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous Carine(!)Always with her fantastic shoes! The second picture is not very flattering though…
    She’s the incarnation of “le chic parisien..”
    Thank you for the pictures!

  74. The Marvelous Miss Malkavich

    July 29, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    It’s her daring that makes her so sexy. I love that she is unafraid to mix and match. A great woman of style.

  75. cami falcĂŁo

    July 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Carine always looking good…she smells very good as well, all day long.

  76. Sarah

    July 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Stunning dress on the first pic. I want one!

  77. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, I wish I could agree with the majority here, but that hat simply does not fit her head! It is perched there and looks like it’s about to tumble off. The beige dress, however, and the sandals are very, very chic!

  78. cigalechanta

    July 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Often when she wears a dress that was on the runway, she looks better than the model. You need a great figure for that dress.

  79. NICOLE

    July 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    she knows exactly what shes doing with every outfit… i would never think that hat would look good with that dress but i am sadly mistaken! she looks so fabulous and mysterious in the first picture!

  80. Claire

    July 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    The beige dress is horrible: the trim around the neckline, the runching, the whole thing looks like it’s off a second-rate market stall somewhere in a middle-English town. The one thing I can find to say in its favour is that her figure looks stunning in it.

    The second photo is even worse! It reminds me of something from, say, New Look’s ‘teen’ collection.

    I do, however, adore the shoes.

  81. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    I saw Carine in a Paris restaurant once and she looks even more stunning in person, and she’s so sexy even at 50+

  82. vavavinny

    July 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    So sultry! So sexy! So chic! Carine Roitfeld is one of the only women who can make a jean skirt look elegant! And that nude dress is just stunning, especially with the monochromatic shoes and hat!

  83. krissybee14

    July 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    She is really stunning… Very simple but elegant…


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  84. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    This is the first time this summer that I’ve seen those open-toed boots (or are these hybrid gladiators?) and they don’t make me want to hurl. They actaully look good in these applications! It’s definitely the color of the leather. And she’s proof positive that you can be super hot no matter how old you are – you just have to have the right attitude!

  85. AnastasiaC

    July 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    can she be anymore stylish?? FAB!!!

  86. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I love Carinne, BUT, are you guys seriously telling me that you like the second outfit? And that hat?

  87. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    GOD…she always looks stunning…and her job at french vogue is perfection…She is so parisien Chic…LOVE the hat and the dress

  88. j.

    July 30, 2008 at 6:53 am

    always look amazing, i love her sense of style !

  89. Designs Good

    July 30, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    oh Carine, what can i say… you rock!

  90. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    It doesn’t really matter what she’s wearing, she makes it sing. And she can’t look ‘age inappropriate’, because she’s simply ageless.


  91. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 6:58 am

    fantastic !!!!

    Lady Z.

  92. Ryan Mac

    July 31, 2008 at 11:08 am

    She looks amazing in the first pic! It’s amazing what accessories can do for an outfit. The outfit would be no big deal without the hat but the hat pulls everything together and looks great with her shoes.

  93. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Balenciaga Men Hat, Season SS08.

  94. Manuel

    August 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    J’adore Carine!!!!! For me her and Emmanuelle Alt are the two greatest of all the editors!!! They have such panache and naughty style, that it makes everyone of their looks desireable…Anna Wintour take some notes!!!!

  95. Anonymous

    August 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Oh, Carine. So simple, so cool.

  96. Anonymous

    August 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm


  97. Cheryl Lynn

    August 5, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Positively amazing. I like both looks. And she’s 53?! I’ll be 50 in November of this year. What an inspiration. I hope someone wants to take my picture when I’m walking down the street (or sitting in a chair, or eating a sandwich, whatever I happen to be doing at the moment)LOL

  98. Pussilla says...

    August 10, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Precisely the reason why I read Vogue Paris instead of Vogue US. Ms. Roitfeld’s magazine truly brings the reader into a fashion experience, one that hasn’t been seen since that late 80′s and early 90′s. She is fashion. I love her…

  99. Anonymous

    August 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    my favourite woman in fashion – so easy chic, only europeans can show this – especially french and italian people, and russian from my past experience

  100. divasoul

    August 18, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Utterly fabulous! LOVE the shoes!

  101. Yours Truly

    September 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t understand what anyone sees in that dress. It looks cheap, is utterly dull, yet annoyingly frilly, and it doesn’t even fit her at the bust.

    Carine has an amazing figure, perhaps that’s what you guys are reacting to?

    The hat, yes. The heels, oh yes! But the dress? Oh no.

  102. Tim McFarlane

    September 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    The dress fits her very nicely. I really like the details on it, along with the hat and shoes.

    Not a fan of the top in the second shot.

  103. mimi(cigalechanta)

    September 10, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    What I love about her is that she's an iconoclast. Made wearing white shoes with black tights ok out of season. One year she'll say furs and handbags are Out(with her)
    The following year, she'll wear both.
    I rember one time her wearing a strange beige skirt that would look horrible on anyone but she pulls it off.

  104. LL

    July 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Love the heels, denim skirt and t-shirt – great look ! But I am sorry, you have to loose that hat – it ruins the whole outfit. Another hat could work, if it was more ‘fitted’ maybe …. but that looks like something Grandad would go fishing in.

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