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avr.292015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld In ELLE France

Three generations of Roitfeld women come together for the April issue of ELLE France in a perfect tribute to spring style. Julia Restoin Roitfeld appears on the cover surrounded by bunnies as styled by her mother, Carine Roitfeld, and photographed by Pamela Hanson. Inside the magazine, Julia exudes sweet, sexy, and chic in an array of denim looks and in one special shot, her daughter, Romy, appears along with her beloved bunnies. To bring it full circle, I haves added images of Julia taken for ELLE France back in the 1980s, including one with Carine. Below is the full interview with Julia (with comments by Carine) which I have translated from French to English, enjoy!

Telle Mére, Tel Style

Julia Restoin Roitfeld, mannequin, créatrice du site Romy & The Bunnies et fille de Carine, prend la pose pour sa mére une leçon de jean sensuel, par deux expertes.

“Je suis moins pointue que maman !”

Un site pour mères stylées, une enfant de 3 ans, Romy… Et des projets plein la tête. La fille de Carine Roitfeld est sur tous les fronts (row).

‹‹J’adore tes chaussures››, dit Julia en admirant les escarpins fatals de sa mère, Carine Roitfeld. ‹‹Elle ne me les piquera pas, elle fait une pointure de plus que moi››, s’amuse la maman. ‹‹Heureusement, je peux lui piquer ses vêtements››, rétorque Julia. Nous sommes dans un studio photo parisien où se déroule le shooting de notre série mode. Carine affûte les looks de Julia, fille modèle de 34 ans. Yeux de chat et sourire ultra-bright, Julia dégage un charme tout en douceur. Cette Frenchie habite Manhattan. Elle y est arrivée, il y a onze ans, pour étudier le design management. Et elle y est restée. ‹‹ J’aime la vie aux Etats-Unis on y connaît moins ma famille (son père, Christian Restoin, a créé la griffe de chemises Equipment, sa mère est encore plus photographiée que les people des premiers rangs des défilés). Cela me motive pour mener des projets, car j’ai tout à prouver.›› Et les projets, elle les multiplie en tant que mannequin, réalisatrice, consultante et fondatrice d’un site d’e-shopping. Julia aimerait aussi lancer une collection de dessous pour femmes enceintes. ‹‹Je ne comprends pas pourquoi on ne pourrait pas porter de soutien-gorge sexy quand on allaite ?›› Pour le moment, Julia est surtout très occupée par romyandthebunnies.com, un site Internet pour mères en quête d’astuces et de conseils shopping. Elle l’a créé juste après la naissance de sa fille, Romy, 3 ans en mai. ‹‹C’est pour les mamans qui ne veulent pas sacrifier leur vie d’avant. Tout est dans le nom du site : Romy, c’est ma fille, elle adore les lapins, et les bunnies, ce sont les créatures sexy du magazine “Playboy”. Enceinte, j’ai pu constater que l’univers de la maternité manquait cruellement de glamour.›› Le site se développe à la vitesse grand V : Romy & The Bunnies sortira une capsule pour enfant cet été, en collaboration avec la marque Love Shack Fancy. Puis un projet avec Bonpoint pour les 75 ans du livre culte des enfants américains ‹‹Pat The Bunny››*. Si Julia a reçu quelques coups de pouce via le réseau de sa mère, elle a largement prouvé que sa place était dans le milieu de la mode. En 2005 à 24 ans, elle fut l’image du parfum Black Orchid de Tom Ford. ‹‹Je connais Julia depuis qu’elle est toute petite, elle n’est pas seulement belle, elle est talentueuse, bien élevée et professionnelle››, salue le créateur. Avec cette première pub, sa carrière décolle. S’ensuivent les campagnes de Jil Sander, Lancôme, Givenchy

APPLIQUE-T-ELLE LES LEÇONS DE MODE DE SA MÉRE ? ‹‹Je suis plutôt très basique, jean-pull-ballerines. Je suis loin du look hyper pointu de ma maman, toujours en talons, mais c’est aussi certainement parce que je marche beaucoup plus qu’elle !›› Quand elle était petite, Carine pouvait l’habiller comme elle le voulait : ‹‹J’étais bien plus facile que Romy au même âge. Elle a déjà ses préférences, notamment pour l’imprimé léopard. Comme ma mère››, s’amuse-t-elle. Quand elle était élève de l’Ecole active bilingue, à Paris, Julia devait porter un uniforme bleu marine. Mais Carine préférait l’habiller en noir. ‹‹Tu leur diras que c’est du bleu marine ! m’enjoignait-elle. C’est une super-maman. Elle était très présente, se levait à 5 heures du matin le weekend pour m’emmener à mes compétitions d’équitation !›› C’est aussi une super-grand-mère. Dès qu’elle est à New York, Grandma Carine emmène Romy déjeuner et faire du shopping avec elle. Côté éducation, Julia se garde bien de donner des conseils. ‹‹Chacun a ses solutions, c’est très personnel. En ce qui me concerne, je passe ma vie à culpabiliser. Je m’étais toujours dit que je ne serais pas aussi sévère que mes parents et, finalement, je le suis ! Etre mère célibataire n’est pas évident : je dois jouer tous les rôles.›› Si elle est séparée du père de Romy (le mannequin Robert Konjic), il n’y a pas de garde bien déterminée entre eux. ‹‹On a tous deux des plannings difficiles à prévoir, alors on s’arrange. Quand je suis seule, j’en profite pour manger n’importe quoi en regardent la télé.›› Comment voit-elle l’avenir ? ‹‹J’espère développer Romy & The Bunnies et avoir d’autres enfants, il ne me reste plus qu’à trouver le papa››, sourit-elle. Alors que se termine notre interview, Carine passe devant nous, accaparée par son shooting. Julia la rappelle à l’ordre : ‹‹Maman, dis au revoir.›› Décidément, cette fille a reçu une très bonne éducation. — Sophie Gachet

*Disponible chez Harrods, à Londres.

Such A Mother, Such Style

Julia Restoin Roitfeld, model, creator of the site Romy & The Bunnies, and daughter of Carine, poses for her mother in a lesson in sensual jeans by two experts.

"I am less sharp than Mom!"

A site for stylish mothers, a child of 3 years, Romy…  And projects in mind. The daughter of Carine Roitfeld is on every front (row).

"I love your shoes," said Julia admiring the fatal heels of her mother, Carine Roitfeld. "She does not pique me, she is one size larger than me," teases the mother. "Fortunately, I can nip her clothes," retorts Julia. We are in a Parisian photo studio where the shooting of our fashion editorial takes place. Carine sharpens Julia's looks, girl model 34 years old. Eyes of a cat and ultra-bright smile, Julia emits a gentle charm. This Frenchie lives in Manhattan. She arrived there, eleven years ago, to study design management. And she stayed. "I love life in the United States, less is known about my family there (her father, Christian Restoin, created the Equipment brand of shirts, her mother is still the most photographed of the people in the front rows of fashion shows). This motivates me to carry out projects, because I have everything to prove." And the projects, she multiplies them as a fashion model, director, consultant, and founder of an e-shopping site. Julia would also like to launch a lingerie collection for pregnant women. "I do not understand why we cannot wear a sexy bra when breastfeeding?" For the moment, Julia is especially busy with romyandthebunnies.com, a website for mothers seeking tips and shopping advice. She created it just after the birth of her daughter, Romy, 3 years old in May. "This is for moms who do not want to sacrifice their previous lives. It's all in the site name: Romy, this is my daughter, she loves rabbits, and the bunnies, they are the sexy creatures of the magazine 'Playboy.' While pregnant, I observed that the universe of motherhood was sorely lacking glamour." The site is growing at the speed of light: Romy & The Bunnies will release a capsule for children this summer, in collaboration with the brand Love Shack Fancy. Then a project with Bonpoint for the 75th anniversary of the cult book of American children, "Pat The Bunny"*. If Julia has received some nudges through the network of her mother, she has amply demonstrated that her place was in the world of fashion. In 2005, at 24 years old, she was the image of the perfume Black Orchid by Tom Ford. "I have known Julia since she was little, she is not only beautiful, she's talented, well-educated, and professional," salutes the designer. With this first ad, her career took off. There followed the campaigns of Jil Sander, Lancôme, Givenchy...

DOES SHE APPLY THE FASHION LESSONS OF HER MOTHER? "I tend to be very basic, jeans-pull-ballerinas. I'm far from the super sharp look of my mom, always in heels, but also probably because I walk a lot more than she." When she was little, Carine could dress her as she wished: "I was much easier than Romy at the same age. She already has her preferences, including the leopard print. Like my mother," this amuses her. When she was a student at the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris, Julia wore a navy blue uniform. But Carine preferred to dress her in black. "'You tell them it's navy blue!' she enjoined me. This is a supermom. She was very present, got up at 5 a.m. on the weekend to take me to my riding competitions!" This is also a supergrandma. When she is in New York, Grandma Carine takes Romy to lunch and goes shopping with her. On the side of upbringing, Julia is careful not to give advice. "Everyone has their own solutions, it's very personal. As for me, I spend my life feeling guilty. I always told myself that I would not be as severe as my parents and ultimately I am! Being a single mother is not easy: I have to play all the roles." Though she is separated from the father of Romy (the model Robert Konjic), there is no definite custody between them. "Both of our schedules are difficult to predict, so it is arranged. When I'm alone, I take the opportunity to eat just about anything while watching TV." How does she see the future? "I hope to develop Romy & The Bunnies and have more children, it remains for me to find the dad," she smiles. While ending our interview, Carine passes us, monopolized by her shooting. Julia calls her to order: "Mom, say goodbye." Definitely, this girl has received a very good education. — Sophie Gachet

* Available at Harrods in London.

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févr.252015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: L'Officiel Nederland March 2015

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld L'Officiel Nederland March 2015 cover © 2015 L'Officiel NL.

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févr.182015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Marie Claire Korea March 2015

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févr.042015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld In The Bahamas

Over the weekend, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and her daughter Romy made a magical escape from the wicked weather of New York City, enjoying a brief getaway on the sunny beaches of Musha Cay in the Bahamas. Julia was visiting her friend, designer Chloe Gosselin, also known as the fiancée of David Copperfield, the owner of the 150 acre private island on which they stayed. According to Instagram, Julia and Romy kept busy building sand castles, working out island style on the wakeboard, and feeding and riding giant tortoises, among other island delights. A highlight for Romy certainly must have been viewing the film Maleficent at Dave's Drive-In, a giant outdoor movie theater on Coconut Beach, while Julia seemed most excited to indulge in a Jungle Bubble Bath. As for island fashion, notice that Mademoiselle J is wearing her Kiini bikini and Spektre sunglasses. Be sure to follow Julia on Instagram for more holiday candids as well as an adorable video in which Romy makes a carrot disappear into the mouth of a giant tortoise belonging to David Copperfield — trop mignon — and another video of Romy running on the beach to the tune of Brigitte Bardot singing "La Madrague." I love that JRR art directs her holiday videos, quelle vie !

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févr.022015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: British GQ September 2014

I loved the images of Julia Restoin Roitfeld that appeared in the September 2014 issue of British GQ and I regret that I am only now finding the time to talk about the issue here. In typical French fashion, Julia appears casual, sexy, and elegant all at once in the photos by Guy Aroch as styled by Julie Ragolia. 

In the first image, Julia looks tough in a black leather shirt by Protagonist as she poses in front of a photo of Andy Warhol shot in the 1960s by Arthur Fellig (also known as Weegee).

We then see JRR lounging seductively on a blanket of fur while modeling a white lace bodysuit by Kiki de Montparnasse.

In the following shot, Julia gazes intensely at the camera in a grey knit sweater by Vince. I think she looks the most like her mother in this picture.

Next comes my favorite among the images: Mademoiselle J perches on a stool in the same grey knit sweater by Vince paired with knickers by Myla and shoes by Christian Louboutin. Bibliothécaire sexy… Ooo la la….

In the final photo, we see Julia Restoin Roitfeld enjoying a cup of tea while looking utterly comfy chic and alluring in a peach knit sweater by Ralph Lauren and knickers by Myla.

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