Tag Archive: Carine Roitfeld

Aug 13 2013

Trailer: First Look At Carine Roitfeld’s ‘Mademoiselle C’ documentary


I have a fascination with fashion documentaries whether it is a behind-the-scenes look at streetstyle photography with Bill Cunningham, an in-depth look at Karl Lagerfeld’s every day life, how a September issue is actually put together or insight into fashion designer Tom Ford‘s life – well next up on my list to watch has to be Mademoiselle C, which follows fashion editor, Carine Roitfeld.

Since it was announced last year I have been excited to glimpse into her life, I loved her work when she was the Vogue Paris editor, and to be honest the magazine hasn’t quite been the same without her. The first look at her documentary, from the production company behind The September Issue, has been released and it centres around the debut issue of her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, and shows the editor working on the project in Paris and New York.

As well as all things Carine, this documentary also has a host of fashion faces from Donatella Versace to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as Tom Ford and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz – all it seems love her.

As well as getting an insight into her creative process, her personal life like becoming a grandmother – I can’t wait to see the bit where she is singing in Russian, which is apparently her favourite moment of the film.

The documentary opens in the US on September 11, and then at London’s CIne Lumiere from September 20, but if you want to watch at home you won’t have to wait long as the DVD is released on September 30.

Are you looking forward to seeing Carine Roitfeld’s documentary?


Jul 14 2012

AW12 Campaign: Mila Kunis Embodies Old-Hollywood Glamour For Dior

There is something special about Mila Kunis, of course she is gorgeous, but it is something else that draws me in, I think it is because she is a bit of a chameleon. This is the girl who can rock double denim on the cover of Glamour to embodying old-Hollywood glamour for a high-end advertising campaign – that is hard to do.

This is her second campaign as the face of Miss Dior handbags and I love the Fifties Hollywood film star vibe to the gorgeous black and white shots. Last time around the campaign was demure, this time I am loving the bouffant hair, the retro paparazzi mob, and the incredible Dior gown that she is wearing.

Captured in Los Angeles by photographer Mario Sorrenti and styled by former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld this is a beautiful campaign – Mila is an elegant beauty in this striking ad and I am sure it will jump off the page when I see it in a magazine as well. I also hear that there is a short film with the campaign – I can’t wait to see that.

Do you like Mila Kunis as the face of Miss Dior?

[Pics: Dior]

Jun 25 2012

AW12 Campaign: The Intense Givenchy Rave

Oooh I do love something a little different, and this autumn/winter 2012 ad campaign from Givenchy certainly is a little different. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott this is a stunning campaign aptly named the ‘Rave’.

Starring Tisci’s favs Stella Tennant and Joan Smalls, as well as Daniela Braga, Stef Van Der Laan, Rodrigo Braga, Simone Nobili and Jarrod Scott, the models get their dance on to spectacular results.

What I love most about this campaign has to be the intensity of the images, from the stormy skies to the urban setting and the striking androgynous styling. This is definitely going to be one of the most memorable ad campaigns of the season, and I can’t wait to see it in print.


[Pics: courtesy of Givenchy]

Jan 06 2012

SS12 Campaign: Chanel Goes Sporty And Simple

I knew as soon as posted that Mulberry was the best spring/summer 2012 campaign, I would find something else that I would fall in love with, and of course it had to be Chanel. Whereas most of the fashion houses for spring have gone for colourful and vibrant, I love that Chanel’s ready-to-wear campaign, lensed by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld, is simply shot in black and white and has a cinematic feel to it.

The other thing I love is the sporty vibe of this campaign, perfectly fitting with it being an Olympic year, and Saska de Brauw and Joan Smalls look incredible against the backdrop of gymnastic apparatus in the South of France. I love the parallel bars and the slicked back hair – everything about this campaign is perfection without being over the top. I love it!!!

[Pics: Chanel]

Jan 30 2011

Haute Couture: Stars Hit Paris For Gucci Party

This week of course it was Haute Couture time in Paris, and Gucci held a party to celebrate the re-opening of its Rue Royale flagship, as well as a special send off to French Vogue’s soon-to-be departed EiC Carine Roitfeld with an intimate dinner held at the Italian Embassy.

Of course Gucci always attracts the most stylish of celebrities, and this party in Paris was no different, with the likes of Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Charlotte Casiraghi looking chic and fabulous in the name of the Italian brand.

I have already gushed about Diane Kruger, but she really does look amazing in a backless Gucci silk organza dress, pictured above with the gorgeous Jessica Alba wearing a one-of-a-kind Gucci embroidered sheath. I wish I had more pics of Jessica as from the other angle you would be able to see the draping detailing which I adore!

But even from these images you can see the amazing embroidered degradé of beads and crystals – she really does sparkle.

While Diane and Olivia looked edgy, I love that Jessica looked radiant in a gorgeous cocktail dress, it just shows how amazing Gucci is, that such varied looks totally belong together.

I really am loving Oliva Wilde at the moment, and this look just reinforces it. Opting for a sleek black and jade silk jumpsuit from Gucci’s spring collection, she really does pull off this bold colour option so well. I love the blue sash teamed with her electric blue clutch finished off nicely with a chunky gold necklace.

It is a hard choice on best dressed – but I think Olivia just pips Diane – just!!

Black certainly was a popular colour, with Charlotte Casiraghi going for a modern and regal look in a matte jersey jumpsuit from Gucci’s spring collection, and both Frida Giannini and French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld opting for the classsic shade.

How hot does Frida look in her slim cut velvet tuxedo – LOVE!!

Looks one hell of a party!!

[Pics: via Gucci]

Dec 19 2010

Vogue Paris: Oh No Carine Roitfeld Is Leaving

This week one of my favourite magazines, Vogue Paris announced that its Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld is leaving, after 10-years she is leaving to focus on personal projects.

I am a huge fan of Vogue Paris, more so I think than the British and American editions, and I think in large it has to do with Carine’s influence on the magazine. For me it is the only Vogue that is completely chic in its editorial, taking plenty of risks and always seems to be one-step ahead of the competition!

Over the years, I have loved the special editions, the 90th anniversary issue with the gorgeous Lara Stone, the guest editors especially this month’s with Tom Ford, but for me it is always the one magazine I get excited about each month to see the fashion editorial spreads – always amazing styling, models and photographers.

“It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different,” explained Carine.

No word as yet on who will replace Carine, of course the rumours have already begun, maybe the former Russian Editor Aliona Doletskaya, but my money is on Vogue Paris’ Fashion Director Emmanuelle Alt. But whoever it is they have big shoes to fill!!

It is already a buzz across the internet:

Carine Roitfeld Resigns From French Vogue – Runway NY Times

Carine Roitfeld is striking a goodbye pose for Vogue Paris – Swide

Who Will Replace Carine Roitfeld at Vogue Paris? A List of Fantasy Suggestions – Fashionista

The All-NSFW Carine Roitfeld Retrospective – The Cut

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