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It is my pleasure to introduce another entry from our The Little Black Jacket contest... "Carine Roitfeld: Fashion Hero" by Kamila Brudzyńska, now a contributing editor for I Want To Be An Alt. I love the qualities of Carine that she chose to highlight in her essay, I hope you will as well. Thanks very much for sharing your passion, Kamila!
Carine Roitfeld: Fashion Hero
By Kamila Brudzyńska
Carine Roitfeld is probably one of the biggest fashion icons ever. What is more, she is the reason why plenty of women (including me) regret that they are not Parisiennes. Courage, wisdom, and imagination are her main qualities and she is not afraid to use them. As Carine says, she never bought a Vogue issue before becoming the editor-in-chief because she thought it was not her thing. And this was probably the first time when the queen of Vogue Paris was wrong.
Carine Roitfeld definitely changed my life. When I opened Vogue Paris a few years ago for the first time, I knew this was it. No other edition of Vogue magazine made such impression on me. None was and still is so good, so fresh, and so fabulous. Carine made this magazine the best in the world, one of a kind.
And Carine's private style? Pure classic, pure chic. She always looks breathtaking. What is more, she always keeps and wears again her clothes. Miss Roitfeld never wears jeans except for holidays because “jeans are for her assistants.” Also she advises other mothers to not wear clothes from their daughters' wardrobes. And Carine definitely knows what she says.
Carine Roitfeld works with the best: Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Karl Lagerfeld. She proved that she can still be the leader in the fashion world even when she is not the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. Her book Irreverent is like a fashion bible. It was a “must have” of the year. The most anxiously awaited and surprising one — just like she is.
Miss Roitfeld is a very strong women. I can find plenty of comparisons of her to another fashion icon — Coco Chanel. Both are the forerunners in fashion. They have never been afraid of their work and their ideas, even — or maybe especially — controversial ones. Mademoiselle Chanel and Carine Roitfeld both are women with chic, elegant, and one-of-a-kind style and undeniable charm.
Carine Roitfeld is like a deep well of inspiration. She is a role model for plenty of women throughout the world. Carine is not only a fashion expert. You can model yourself after her to be a wonderful mother, wife, and friend, a great stylist and editor-in-chief — a true business woman. I think in some way she is a hero for many fashion lovers. The best summary of her person is in her own words said with a pinch of salt: “Let the others have the beauty. I’ve got the charisma.”
Carine Roitfeld photograph courtesy of Fashion Spot.