I Want To Be A Roitfeld

Kellina de Boer

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Carine Roitfeld's Library

Behold the library of Carine Roitfeld or what we can see of it anyway. Of course she has the requisite issues of Vogue Paris much like we saw in her daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's library although hers are stacked on the coffee table rather than the floor. What is more surprising is that most of the books on Carine's shelves appear to be in English and focus on photography and art with a dash of fashion, again mirroring Julia's collection. I regret that I cannot decipher more of the titles but the type is simply too small. 

Bonjour Tristesse Françoise Sagan

Maison Martin Margiela

Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art

Self Service

Rock Fashion Josh Sims

Tom Ford

pUnk Picasso Larry Clark

X-Ray François Nars

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Unseen Warhol John O'Connor

Lanvin Dean Merceron

A Flash Of Art Achille Bonito Oliva

Allure Diana Vreeland

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Aside: why has Todd Selby not yet photographed Carine's elegant home for us? He did such an amazing job when he shot Julia's apartment, more than 60 gorgeous photos of minimal splendor. Let's see his perspective of Carine... The photograph shown here comes from a beautiful book titled New Paris Interiors which showcases the apartment of Carine and partner Christian Roitfeld as well as the homes of many other tasteful and influential Parisians.

Library of Carine Roitfeld and Christian Restoin photograph © 2008 Taschen GmbH. All Rights Reserved.

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Reader Comments (12)

The chairs look like 80's lawn furniture

16 août 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHabib

Did you get the book titles just from this picture? Genius!

16 août 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Habib, I would love to see photos of your 1980s lawn furnished with chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it must have been quite something.

16 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

The photo is a bit larger in the book, Kate, but it was a strain. The first three titles are not on these shelves; I assume she keeps a copy of Bonjour Tristesse since it is her favorite book and the other two are on the table in her office.

16 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

I love that the books also act as bookends, which suits Carine as she appears to dislike items which have little use. Bookends just gather dust, and I'm pretty sure Madame Roitfeld has better things to do on a Sunday morning!

So where is the petition? We demand to see Carine's apartment in full! I'm obsessed with kitchens, so just a few images would be fabulous!

PS - Are you sure you're not British?! : )

17 août 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMilla

Nice point, Milla! Books as bookends is a pretty and practical solution. I take it "petition" is a British word meaning kitchen? ; ) There is one photo of Carine's kitchen in the photo gallery of her apartment but it is small, that is all I have seen so far. I regret to inform you that I am not British, which of their delightful characteristics am I displaying?

: D

17 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

I meant a petition to sign in relation to obtaining a full view of Madame Roitfeld's home! I just had a look at the images, and the view from her balcony is fabulous! She is right in the midst of it. It's official, I want to be a Roitfeld!

As for the British, we're known for our love of gardening, talking about the weather and our absolutely fabulous use of sarcasm. Take your pick! : )

17 août 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMilla

Great post Kellina! I would be interested to know what kind of audio equipment she has tucked in there with the books.

17 août 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Ha ha, I'm so silly, Milla! Of course. Her view and location are amazing, c'est vrai.

As for the British, thank you for the colossal compliment!!! I would in fact say my "overuse" of sarcasm...

; )

17 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina

Merci, Michael! I am so glad that you like it. Unfortunately I cannot make out the labels on her audio components but I know she has Penaudio speakers in the living room.

: D

17 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina
A still from the coming of age italian film Malena as a book cover..love it...love the movie.
13 juillet 2013 | Unregistered Commenterabbie park
I love the cantilever design.
17 octobre 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStefania

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