Those who know me won’t be surprised by this Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) choice. Carine Roitfeld is and probably always will be my all time favourite fashion editrix. I know there are a lot of edgy, artsy, cool, young fashionable women out there who are the IT girls right now but I don’t really care. Carine Roitfeld is in a class of her own.
She’s 60, she’s gorgeous and she is best friends with Tom Ford (oh, and she’s a virgo like me as is Ford). In addition to this, she went from a rather controversial departure from French Vogue to become an even hotter commodity over the course of a few weeks! She started her own magazine, CR Fashion Book, was named Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar, launched a limited edition collection with MAC and published a book. The girl’s got it going on. Here are just a few glimpses into this fashion legend’s life.
I am definitely part of a very large Carine Roitfeld fan base, to the point that there are blogs entirely dedicated to her. One of my favourite and most complete one is I want to be a Roitfeld. They even sell Carine Roitfeld mugs and t-shirts (of course I purchased one).
And if you still can’t get enough of Carine after this post, you can watch the three part CNN documentary (which I have seen more times than I care to admit) below as well as Mademoiselle C, a movie that chronicles the launch of her magazine CR Fashion Book (purchase on Amazon or watch on iTunes). You can also, acquire her beautiful coffee table book Carine Roitfeld Irreverent (I own it and ADORE it).
So I think those are enough reasons to explain this Wedneday’s crush. N’est-ce pas mes chéries? ;)