Carine Roitfeld has her own signature style.
She is the French definition of classic with a twist.
I admire her way of dressing for she is not a typical beauty; Roitfeld is a striking woman and has an effortlessly chic and well-put-together look. It would seem she has a strong sense of self, is comfortable with what she likes and what works for her.
Her fashion pedigree is one to admire having been editor in chief of Vogue Paris for ten years. She has worked with Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel; she has an eye for detail and an in-depth knowledge of fashion and how it works.
What strikes me is Carine Roitfeld’s style is constant, like Diane Keaton she wears a variation on a theme over and over. I don’t find this boring or uninspired; I think it is a very intelligent approach to dressing. Whether she is wearing, haute couture, a high-end designer, or in collaboration with Uniqlo the pieces she wears have much in common.
At 61, Carine Roitfeld’s hair is mid-length and messy, slightly tousled and fly away, a French must-have when it comes to hairstyling. It suits her well and I don’t remember a time when she didn’t wear it this way. I am a fan of long hair on older women if it is groomed and in condition.
There are 5 signature pieces I associate with Carine Roitfeld; the pencil skirt, soft silk shirt, the immaculately tailored jacket, superb outer coats and fabulous heels. Age has not deterred her taste in heels; shoes are one area of fashion, whether we wear heels or not, that age does not dictate.
Nobody wears a pencil skirt and jacket like Carine Roitfeld; I want to steal her style. xv
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