I Want To Be A Roitfeld

Kellina de Boer

Dara Block

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

quoi de neuf
Carine Roitfeld




Julia Restoin-Roitfeld




Beauty Products

Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C (2013)
Directed by Fabien Constant

IWTB Interview:
Fabien Constant




Harper's Bazaar


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carine roitfeld: irreverent


Diana Vreeland Memos:
The Vogue Years

By Alexander Vreeland


It's Modern.: The Eye
and Visual Influence of
Alexander Liberman

By Charles Churchward


Avedon: Women
By Joan Juliet Buck, Abigail Solomon-Godeau


François Halard
By François Halard


Helmut Newton: SUMO
By June Newton and Helmut Newton


No. 5 Culture Chanel
(English and French Edition)


Man Repeller:
Seeking Love.
Finding Overalls.

By Leandra Medine


Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful


IWTBAR Black Tee

IWTBAR White Mug

IWTBAR White Tee

I Want To Be An Alt

I Want To Be A Battaglia

I Want To Be A Coppola


Perfect Gifts For Roitfeld Fans: Beauty Products

If you want to be a Roitfeld, then choosing the right products to care for yourself is fundamental. As Julia Restoin-Roitfeld says, her best beauty advice is to begin caring for yourself at a young age. Based on the evidence seen above, I think we should listen. Here are a few of the beauty products preferred by the Roitfeld family for hair and skin care, cosmetics, and fragrances. Don't you deserve the perfect gift of beauty this holiday season?

Hair care

Kerastase Bain Après-Soleil Shampoo


Kerastase Bain Après-Soleil Conditioner

Skin care

Bioderma Crealine TS H2O Solution Micellaire Peaux Sensibles Tres Seches


Mario Badescu Rolling Cream Peel With AHA

Shiseido Day Cream SPF 15

Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge

Embryolisse Hydrating Cream

Carita Paris Fluide De Beauté


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat

Chanel Eye Pencil Le Crayon Khôl

Yves Saint Laurent Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil

Yves Saint Laurent Eyebrow Pencil

Chanel Inimitable Mascara

Chanel New York Red Hydrabase Crème Lipstick

MAC Lip Conditioner SPF 15



Black Orchid by Tom Ford

Coqui Coqui Perfumes Maderas Eau De Cologne by Nicolas Malleville

Opium Body Lotion by Yves Saint Laurent


Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

Image of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld in Tom Ford campaign © 2006 Tom Ford. All Rights Reserved.
Photograph of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's Coqui Coqui perfume bottle © 2009 Todd Selby. All Rights Reserved.
Product images courtesy of Amazon


Perfect Gifts For Roitfeld Fans: Books And Magazines

It's tough to believe that we are in the midst of the holiday season already, but here we are nonetheless. If you are looking for perfect gifts to delight your favorite fashionistas, check out the list of literary items below which either reference the Roitfeld family or were designated as a Roitfeld favorite. These gifts are guaranteed to make stylish folks smile upon receipt.


Vogue Paris subscription
Imagine your beloved singing your praises ten times a year due to just one gift...with a subscription to Vogue Paris, it is possible you'll be thanked ten times for the gift! Amazing return on one's investment, non ? Make someone very happy...times ten.

Vogue Hommes International subscription
May I suggest a subscription for him: Carine Roitfeld's other pet project, Vogue Hommes International. Makes nice eye candy for you, too, and it's written in English so you need not know French to enjoy it.


Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion
Carine Roitfeld's work as a stylist is honored in this beautifully designed and printed volume, Stylist, perfect for the minimalist coffee table. It's a pleasure to browse, especially because the different artists featured have quite distinctive styles; in many cases these are the creators responsible for the iconic fashion images of today.


New Paris Interiors
The book showcases the Parisian apartment of Carine Roitfeld and Christian Restoin, a glorious space as created by David Chipperfield. At once classical and modern, simple and elegant, it is the perfect backdrop to the living work of art that inhabits the space. Bonus: New Paris Interiors gives you access to the homes of many others with unique and amazing style throughout Paris, complete with photographs of their individual selections and collections.


Maison Martin Margiela
Carine Roitfeld contributed to the writing of this stylish book, it's a beauty. I so admire the cover treatment, it is perfectly suited to its subject matter. Does anyone know the book designer? I have yet to get a peek at it myself, but the reviews I've read are very positive.


Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolors
Carine Roitfeld's favorite artist is Egon Schiele, an Austrian Expressionist; I utterly concur. Schiele produced an astounding ouevre of hundreds of oil paintings and thousands of watercolors and drawings before his untimely death in 1918, he was only twenty-eight. This beautiful edition collects his work, with each chapter representing one year in Schiele's short life. Richard Avedon wrote the foreword.


Helmut Newton: Sumo
When dressing, Carine Roitfeld often imagines herself as the subject of a Helmut Newton photo, focusing on the strength of the black and white image. Check out Taschen's release of a new edition of the infamous and elusive Helmut Newton: Sumo, it is a substantial collection of the influential work of this seminal fashion photographer.


Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art
What makes Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art the perfect book for any of the style conscious on your list? The foreword is written by Carine Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld considers it among his favorite books, it is the first published work of the photographer and painter, only a thousand copies exist, what could be better? Good luck finding a copy...


Indochine: Stories, Shaken and Stirred
The fashion haunt Indochine in Manhattan celebrates 25 years of merrymaking and this beautiful book captures the beautiful people spending time making this the hallowed fashion hangout for over a quarter of a century...That statistic is truly impressive in terms of fashion years.


Tom Ford
This book catalogs Tom Ford's work for Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci during the years 1994 to 2004. Carine Roitfeld keeps it on her coffee table and she is proud of the work featured in it that she did with Ford. It includes hundreds of photographs by Richard Avedon, Todd Eberle, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, and others; many of the images were previously unpublished.

Helmut Newton photograph of woman in saddle © 2008 Taschen. All Rights Reserved.
Vogue Paris cover image © 2009 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.
Book cover images courtesy of Amazon.


Restoin-Roitfeld In Esprit

When I first heard that Julia Restoin-Roitfeld was modeling for Esprit's Spring/Summer 2010 line I thought it sounded like an odd combo, the clothing line is pretty casual, not really sexy or chic. I looked at the available photos of the campaign and, eh, not so much. Just found this one, however, and it causes me to rethink Esprit as an option—impressive! I guess from the perspective of their marketing department this would be the money shot then, non ? The campaign,"Traveling Together," was conceived by Stephen Hall [creative director of Esprit] and shot by Barnaby Roper in the Los Angeles countryside, a car graveyard. It has a strange Mad Max meets Paris, Texas vibe. Daisy Lowe is also part of this Esprit campaign; coincidentally she was one of the contenders for the British Fashion Award for Model of the Year earlier this week.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld for Esprit Spring/Summer 2010 campaign images © 2009 Esprit International. All Rights. Reserved.


Restoin-Roitfeld At British Fashion Awards

Earlier this week the British Fashion Awards were held in London and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Robert Konjic were part of the party. Unfortunately, Carine Roitfeld was not. Awards went to Georgia May Jagger for Model of the Year, Kate Moss for the London 25, Christopher Bailey for Designer of the Year, Kim Jones for Menswear Designer of the Year, Katie Hillier for Accessory Designer of the Year, Christopher Kane for Collection of the Year, Peter Pilotto for the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-To-Wear, Holly Fulton for the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories, Burberry for Designer Brand of the Year, John Galliano for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design, and Grace Coddington for the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator which was presented by Karen Elson despite having walked into the orchestra pit when taking the stage, falling four feet, and spraining her thumb. Poor dear! I am in love with the body con fringed outfit by Mark Fast that Julia is rocking, she looks smashing.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Robert Konjic photograph © 2009 Morgan O'Donovan/Landmark Media.


Giovanna Battaglia In Interview

Giovanna Battaglia appears in the December 2009/January 2010 issue of Interview and she looks ethereal in white lace by Dolce & Gabbana with her own over-the-knee boots by Christian Louboutin. The editorial is titled "Project Front Row" with Mikael Jansson shooting and Karla Martinez styling. The caption is in Giovanna's own words: "I see it, I want it, and I wear it without thinking about it too much. If I can't find the piece that's gratifying right away, I go through my wardrobe like a miner in search of the right gem." Other models included Camille Bidault-Waddington, Jessica Diehl, Anna Dello Russo, Trish Goff, Katie Grand, Daphne Guinness, Jefferson Hack, Anouck Lepère, Hidetoshi Nakata, Marc Newson, Lauren Santo Domingo, André Saraiva, Marie-Amélie Sauvé, L'wren Scott, Tabitha Simmons, Charlotte Stockdale, Lara Stone, Stefano Tonchi, Natalia Vodianova, Olivier Zahm, and Dasha Zhukova. I look forward to seeing the rest of this interesting concept.

Giovanna Battaglia photograph © 2009 Interview. All Rights Reserved.