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 ;-)
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
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. ;-)
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!
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
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…
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.
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.