OH. MY. GOD. The incredulous has happened, Carine Roitfeld has resigned from her post as editor of French Vogue!
In a surprise move, Carine Roitfeld said Friday she will step down as editor in chief of French Vogue at the end of January.
“It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine,” Ms. Roitfeld, one of the most influential editors in the fashion business, said in a telephone interview. “I think it’s time to do something different.”
She informed Jonathan Newhouse, the chief executive of Conde Nast International, that she wished to pursue other projects. – NYTimes
I cry. I have lost track of the many seasons I spent lusting for her Alaïa shoes and stalking her super hot Vogue Paris team (mmm Melanie Huynh) Will those days be numbered now that she’s gone? I’m secretly hoping she hooks up with Tom Ford again like back in the day when he ruled Gucci (No, not in THAT way – everyone knows Ford swings for the other team)
It actually makes sense? Ford is back with a new womenswear collection and Roitfeld recently made him guest editor of the December 2010 issue of Vogue Paris so I won’t be surprised if those two are collaborating on something big. Well, whatever it is – good luck Carine and holy crap, good luck Vogue Paris. I don’t know how you guys are going to find someone as achingly talented but I’m sure you will try!
Today also happens to be my bff LK’s birthday!! Happy birthday, darling! Wishing you all the best for your exam results tho seriously, we both know you don’t need the luck because you’re crazy smart. I still find it incredible that we’ve been such good friends for so long – 8 years and counting! You are brilliant and I often strive to work harder because I’m so inspired by the way you work. Lunch next week, ne? <3 <3 <3
Also a mini announcement: I’ll be leaving for a short family vacation to Malaysia for the next couple of days so I’ll only be updating late next week when I get back ;D Take care, everyone!
I guess one has the perks of an amazing minimalist New York home and an equally lust-worthy shoe closet (do I spy the YSL tribute blue booties at the bottom? *_*) when one is the daughter of Vogue Paris’ editor in chief, Carine Roitfeld whom I’ve written about some time ago pertaining to the CNN special she filmed that lets you take a look inside her world as an editor (good stuff, you can read about it here.)
So I see that the younger Ms Roitfeld has a fondness for Crealine by Bioderma, the liquid facial cleanser/make-up remover found mostly in French pharmacies that all models (Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson, Coco Rocha and the whole chain gang) seem to swear by. Local girls in Singapore, don’t fret – you can find Crealine in most Guardian pharmacies here but be warned – they’re about $30+ a bottle, not cheap if you’re on a school girl allowance but hey if the models love it, you gotta have it. Has anyone here used Crealine before? Is it really worth all that buzz? Tell me in the comments!
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Carine dedicated a whole issue of Vogue Paris to CHANEL and according to my fashion bitch, Aaron, it is an absolute godsend. Argh I hope it’s not sold out at Kinokuniya.
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