Quotes by: Carine Roitfeld
In Japan, you can learn how to make a bunch of flowers. This is an art. Tea ceremony, it's an art.
When you have the baby, there is no BlackBerry, no computer; you just have the baby on your stomach, and your heart is beating the same time as the baby's. It's very nice.
If you don't want to get bored with what you're doing, you have to change.
At the start, I had no idea to go into fashion, because I thought people would think I was stupid. I don't worry about those things anymore.
I see girls who are so skinny on the catwalks, and I know so many of them destroy their lives and their family's lives.
I think that Americans, they love comfort more than Europeans. Americans created the T-shirt, the sweat pants, and they create the best sporting shoes.
Monsieur Saint Laurent was pathologically shy, and he made the Saint Laurent woman in his own image. Like her, I am shy. And to protect myself, I adopted something of an androgynous look, just as his women did.
I think it's good to have surprises in fashion because we always see the same things.
My father was very chic. My mum was always encouraging me. Some parents would say, 'Why don't you be a lawyer, a doctor, or something more important?' They never said that.
There are a lot of good men's magazines. In England, you have 'Arena Homme+' and 'Another Man;' and in France we have 'L'Officiel Hommes.' But all are looking similar.
When you're writing, you're on your own, and I like to work as a team.
You can be beautiful with big breasts; you can be beautiful in your 40s. If you don't have perfect ankles, still you can move your legs in a certain way and look very sexy.
When you love fashion, there is no weekend. Everything just blends together.
I love the noise of my wooden clogs on my wooden floor. Dancers wear clogs. They're good for you.
I keep my old friends, and get older with them, but push young. It's good to be surrounded by kids, because they keep you young.
Maybe people have no idea how much work is behind a picture. It can seem very effortless, but there is a lot of work. It's exactly like doing ballet. It's hours and hours, but when you go onstage, it's just the pleasure of dancing.
I am not a celebrity. I work with celebrities, and it is very difficult. When a celebrity wears a dress, it's good for business, so brands fight for the red carpet. Me? I don't like it, because fashion becomes a job about dressing celebrities. And it's a bit boring.