I Want To Be A Roitfeld

Kellina de Boer
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Dara Block
STYLE EDITOR

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Jascmeen Bush
Jessica Eritou
Renee Hernandez
Montse Ocejo
Bernie Rothschild
Sarra Salib

quoi de neuf
   
Carine Roitfeld

Apartment

Closet

Library

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Apartment

Closet

Library

Beauty Products

Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C (2013)
Directed by Fabien Constant

IWTB Interview:
Fabien Constant

ORDER DVD

VIEW TRAILER

BUY POSTER

CR FASHION BOOK

Issue 1
REBIRTH

Issue 2
DANCE

Issue 3
HOPE

Issue 4
FAIRY TALES

Issue 5
BEYONCÉ

Harper's Bazaar

carine roitfeld: irreverent
THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET

IWTB SHOP

IWTBAR Black Tee

IWTBAR White Mug

IWTBAR White Tee

I Want To Be An Alt

I Want To Be A Coppola

I Want To Be A Battaglia

IWTB RECOMMENDS

Tom Ford
By Tom Ford

 

Yves Saint Laurent 
By Roxanne Lowit

 

The Big Book of the Hamptons
By Michael Shnayerson

 

A Message for You
By Guy Bourdin

 

Dior: The Legendary Images
By Florence Muller

 

Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan
By Maria Agnelli

 

Fashionable Selby
By Todd Selby

 

O.Z. Diary
By Olivier Zahm 

jeudi
déc.112014

Carine Roitfeld: What Is A Good Cover Anyway?

In writing the foreword to Vogue Paris Covers: 1920-2009 by Sonia Rachline, Carine Roitfeld poses a fascinating question: What is a good cover anyway? She then proceeds to answer her own question with her typical aplomb. I loved reading about Carine's thought process as she decides on a cover so I thought I would share her words with you along with a selection of my favorite covers she has created. Which are your favorite covers by Carine Roitfeld?

Foreword to Vogue Paris Covers: 1920-2009

Creating a cover is at once exciting and stressful. How can you be sure of your work — certain that you got it right? And what is a good cover anyway? Is it one that encourages people to buy the magazine? Or where the quality of the image has lasting interest? One or two things you learn from experience: the visual immediacy of the graphics, a clearly defined goal, a model who looks straight at the camera and holds the reader's gaze, a touch of luxury — all of these work to one's advantage. Gold, silver, red and pink lettering work well, whereas green does not. Humor is appealing, nudity less so. And yet those guidelines alone are no guarantee of commercial or artistic success, as we see if we look back through the magazine's archives, trawling through ninety years of graphic design. This is particularly true of Vogue, which has traditionally relied on a bold, even iconoclastic approach. So, what does that mean? For a visually attuned person like myself, a good cover is a pleasure to look at, and has an impact that one can return to without getting tired of it, but it is also underpinned by an idea, a way of looking at things that is entirely subjective. At the end of the day, there is only one recipe for success as I see it: a cover must be true to itself.

Carine Roitfeld
Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Paris

connect with iwtbar bloglovin | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | twitter

Cover images © 2014 CR Fashion Book and Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

vendredi
nov.282014

Carine Roitfeld: Rare Gems

Carine Roitfeld picks up the hippie chic thread running through the recent couture collections and ties it together in "Rare Gems" for fashion that is both flashback and futuristic. Shot by Michael Avedon for the December issue of Harper's Bazaar, "Rare Gems" stars Gigi Hadid and Gus Drake romping in Central Park in a colorful mixture of the season's best haute couture and jewelry selected by Carine from Saint Laurent, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Dior, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Azzedine Alaïa, and Vionnet among others. Stephen Gan served as creative director for the whimsical editorial. 

View behind-the-scenes footage from "Rare Gems"

connect with iwtbar bloglovin | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | twitter

Carine Roitfeld images and text © 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

mardi
nov.182014

Carine Roitfeld: Pirelli 2015 Calendar

Carine Roitfeld declared fetish the theme for Pirelli's Calendar Girls 2015 and Steven Meisel and twelve of the world's most beautiful women submitted to her wishes… As one might anticipate, the result is sexy, fun, and loaded with latex.

When asked about her vision for the 2015 Pirelli Calendar, Carine Roitfeld shared: "We decided to abandon the idea of the seasons and ended up taking the photos just for the pleasure of taking them. We tried to convey an idea of fashion in the pictures by focusing on details that would make the models look even sexier than their bodies alone could do. We would not be content just to show naked girls… As a material, latex is a recurrent element in the shots: it’s beautiful, it's versatile, and it has a sheen that makes it alluring… All of them [the models] knew that Steven would be able to transform them, to make them stunningly beautiful, to portray nudity with no trace of vulgarity… Sometimes, to show a bit of fashion is even more sexy than to be totally naked. I think that is the point of this calendar."

To celebrate the launch of Pirelli's Calendar Girls 2015, an exhibit titled "Form and Desire — The Pirelli Calendar Collection" opened at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, a retrospective of more than 200 photographs culled from the Pirelli archives on display through 19 February 2015.

Here are the twelve lovelies that made Carine Roitfeld's list for 2015:

Miss January: Adriana Lima
Miss February: Natalia Vodianova
Miss March: Joan Smalls
Miss April: Candice Huffine
Miss May: Carolyn Murphy
Miss June: Anna Ewers
Miss July: Cameron Russell
Miss August: Sasha Luss
Miss September: Karen Elson
Miss October: Isabeli Fontana
Miss November: Gigi Hadid
Miss December: Raquel Zimmerman

See Carine Roitfeld discuss her experience directing the Pirelli 2015 Calendar in this behind-the-scenes video and also enjoy a brief promotional video.

connect with iwtbar bloglovin | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | twitter

Pirelli Calendar images © 2014 Pirelli. All Rights Reserved.

samedi
nov.152014

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld: 34th Birthday Party

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld toasted her 34th birthday with a bevy of glamorous friends at the dinner to launch the Solid & Striped x Poppy Delevingne collection at The Happiest Hour in New York. Among those on hand to celebrate were Karen Elson, Poppy Delevingne, Eugenie Niarchos, Joan Smalls, Giovanna Battaglia, Jessica Hart, Alexa Chung, Donald Robertson, Harley Viera-Newton, Tom Van Dorpe, Elyse Taylor, and Alexia Niedzielski.

connect with iwtbar bloglovin | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | twitter

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld et al photos © 2014 Abaca. Courtesy of Pure People and twitter.com/bat_gio.

mercredi
nov.122014

Happy 34th Birthday Julia Restoin-Roitfeld!

connect with iwtbar bloglovin | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | twitter

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photos courtesy of zimbio.com, Condé Nast, instagram/juliarestoin.