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sept.092015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Friend To Art And Fashion

Ever the loyal friend, Julia Restoin Roitfeld turned out to support the burgeoning careers of two women last night in New York City. First Julia appeared at the debut of the fashion collaboration between her friend Margherita Missoni and Peroni Nastro Azzurro, looking luminous in a black satin and lace camisole tucked into a black pencil skirt belted at the waist. The collaboration launched on the rooftop of Gramercy Park Hotel. Others in attendance included Jessica Hart, Rachel Zoe, Margherita Missoni, Teresa Maccapani Missoni, and Charlotte Ronson, pictured below with JRR.

Julia then moved on to the first solo art exhibition by her friend Rebecca Dayan at Catherine Ahnell Gallery. I really like the style of Dayan’s watercolor portraits, she has a beautiful touch. Regarding the inspiration behind her work, the French artist shared: “I became fascinated by religious iconography depicting religious ecstasy and the inherent human need to find meaning and solace in altered states — communing with a higher power through religion, sex, drugs, money, etc. There is an inherent need in all of us to imbue ideas, symbols, and people with meaning in order to fight the inevitable. Most of the time we distract ourselves to not face the truth, until we reach moments of freedom and bliss. It is in these small fleeting moments that I am interested.” The Rebecca Dayan exhibition “MORES” runs through 11 October in NYC if you would like to see her paintings for yourself.

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mardi
sept.082015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: The Style Council

If you are seeking style advice from Julia Restoin Roitfeld then I suggest The Net Set! As an extension of their magazine, The Edit, Net-A-Porter has released an app known as The Net Set through which their Style Council shares fashion insights and experiences. In addition to JRR, the Style Council includes Poppy Delevingne, Chloe Nørgaard, Nicole Warne, and Laura Bailey, all of whom appear on the cover of the 27 August issue of The Edit as styled by Tracy Taylor and photographed by Victor Demarchelier.

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dimanche
sept.062015

Carine Roitfeld X UNIQLO

I must admit that I gasped in delight when I flipped to the centerfold of CR Fashion Book Issue 7… behold the Carine Roitfeld for UNIQLO collection in all its glory! Carine has styled model Lexi Boling in her image, a convincing likeness indeed, as shot by Steven Meisel. Better yet is the clothing La Roitfeld has created — blouses, skirts, jackets, coats, accessories — all with the distinctive CR touch. The Carine Roitfeld for UNIQLO collection debuts 29 October and I simply cannot wait! What do you think of Carine’s collection? Are you planning to buy any pieces?

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samedi
sept.052015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Beauty Diary

I always enjoy a glimpse of the beauty products of Julia Restoin Roitfeld and the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar kindly provides a look at her current favorites. In this month’s “Beauty Diaries,” the magazine shares insider secrets to be fabulous at any age (up to 60) and Julia was chosen to represent women in their 30s. Which products does JRR consider top shelf? What tips does she offer? Let’s take a peek…

MAKEUP

“I love 60s references. Sophia Loren’s winged eyeliner was always super sultry.” Essie Nail Polish (Muchi Muchi)Everyday essentials: Bobbi Brown concealer, Luma blush, Eyeko mascara, Kiehl’s lip balm. Evening picks: M.A.C. taupe shadow, Eyeko liquid liner, and M.A.C. nude glosses. Preferred polish: Essie’s Muchi, Muchi pink:  “I get a manicure twice a week and a pedicure once a week. This color is neutral enough to go with everything.”

HAIR

“I’m bad at styling my own hair, plus it tends to get very dry, so I keep it simple and let it air-dry to a soft, natural wave. When I have an event, I go to my local Drybar salon.” Tress prep: Rahua shampoo, Amazon Beauty Rahua ShampooKiehl’s olive oil mask, and Moroccanoil Treatment. Hair pro: Colorist Christopher John at Alessandro Mangerini Salon “colors my gray roots, but I hate getting haircuts — it always looks too short! I get trims on shoots.”

DIET & FITNESS

“Whenever I’m on a diet, all I think about is eating, so when I don’t restrict myself I feel better. But I do try to stick to organic foods.” Breakfast: Juice Press kale smoothie. Juice Press Kale SmoothieBest brunch: Eggs, pancakes, and oysters at Soho House. “I love mixing savory with sweet.” Lunch: A sandwich, a Cobb salad, or sushi. Dinner: “I eat my daughter’s leftovers — roast chicken and mash or fish and vegetables.” Guilty pleasures: Rubirosa pepperoni pizza and Häagen-Dazs. Fitness routine: “I feel guilty if I don’t work out.” SoulCycle three times a week and Ballet Beautiful twice a week “for toning.”

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SKIN & BODY

“I’ve never done Botox. I spend a lot of money on products because I prefer to prevent aging rather than have to fix things later on.” Skin savers: Eve Lom Cleanser, LaPrairie moisturizer, Sunday Riley moisturizer and eye cream, and Natura Bissé Glyco Extreme Peel “to remove dead skin and get a glow.” Favorite facial: Mist Beauty’s laser facial to “tighten my skin” once a month. Body basics: Kiehl’s body butter and Aurelia oil. Fragrance: Bonpoint. Indulgence: Massages at the Prince de Galles hotel in Paris.

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vendredi
sept.042015

Carine Roitfeld: Icons

Carine Roitfeld certainly keeps busy, running her own magazines, CR Fashion Book and CR Men’s Book, while contributing heavily to Harper’s Bazaar; yet her well of editorial ideas never runs dry. Her most recent tour de force for HB, “Icons,” shines with her genius. Carine picks nine icons of today and presents each as his or her favorite mythological being, all costumed in the current season of fashion amidst the most divine settings. I particularly enjoy CR’s adaptation of Katy Perry, paying tribute to both Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol with the image, quel génie ! Jean-Paul Goude photographed “Icons” and Stephen Gan provided creative direction but the imagination could only be Carine Roitfeld.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY AS DIANA VREELAND

"Diana was such an influential, powerful woman who changed fashion from the inside out."

Chanel jacket and tights; J.W. Anderson earrings and boots

Special thanks to Xianzhong Zhai of Chinese Theatre Works

JESSICA CHASTAIN AS JOAN OF ARC

"Individuality makes an icon. Joan of Arc inspires me because she fought against society's constraints. She went against the grain."

Balenciaga dress; Alexander Wang socks and shoes; Fannie Schiavoni gloves

Special thanks to France Vitrail International

OPRAH WINFREY AS GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH

"The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite spiritual tales, and Glinda is a spiritual goddess. I love when she says to Dorothy, 'You've always had the power.' That is the message for all of us: You're born with it, you always have it. It doesn't matter how many yellow brick roads you go down, it's always right there in your heart."

Ralph Lauren Collection dress; Walter Steiger shoes; Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet

MARIAH CAREY AS MARIE ANTOINETTE

"I'm pretty much the opposite of Marie Antoinette, but it's always fun to throw on a costume."

Tom Ford corset; Manolo Blahnik shoes; Le Vestiaire jacket, skirt, petticoats and stockings

DAKOTA JOHNSON AS APHRODITE

"In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the primary image of feminine divine love. To me, she embodies the power of love and pleasure and represents the mystery and intricacy of women."

Neosport wetsuit; Dior boots

LUCKY BLUE SMITH AS LIBERACE

"I like Liberace. He was cool, he was blingy, he was rad, he killed it. He was a performer and I'm a performer."

Burberry Prorsum jacket and pants; Roberto Cavalli shirt; Jacob & Co bracelet; Beladora ring; Jacob & Co ring; Doyle & Doyle ring; Jason of Beverly Hills shoes; Cape and bow tie, courtesy of Ellen Mirojnick

Special thanks to the Liberace Foundation for the Creative & Performing Arts

WILLOW SMITH AS KALI

"When I was little, I would go into my mom's meditation room and read her books about goddesses. Kali stayed with me because she is terrifying yet beautiful."

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci corset, skirt, and face jewels

CHRIS LEE AS COCO CHANEL

"In China, we say that when a person passes, their soul remains. I really felt that Coco was among us on this day."

Chanel dress, shoes and belt; Ghost of Coco wears vintage Chanel

KATY PERRY AS ELIZABETH TAYLOR

"An icon transcends time. Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years...and I'm sure I'll be married just as many times!"

Azzedine Alaïa dress; Dior Fine Jewelry earrings

Andy Warhol Artwork, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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