Quotes by: Carine Roitfeld
I am just doing photo shoots. It's not something that extraordinary. I'm not a great artist, I'm not writing books, I'm not a painter, and people in the streets ask me for a picture or a note, and I say, 'Why?'
'Vogue' is a very specific world. You are 'Vogue,' or not 'Vogue.'
Becoming a grandmother brought me back to the things I forgot to love. Nature. Playing. Seeing animals. A new way of looking. A rejuvenation. A cycle of life - things come back to you. The details.
When you go to a show, Americans in New York are very proper, much more so than the French. Everything is perfect. Their hair, the nails, everything. The look. Everything is perfection.
I think it's difficult to do fashion for men, because either you become very over-homosexual fashion or very boring fashion. You don't want a boy who looks 15 in a little pair of shorts with some strange art... But to see just a jacket and tie is boring.
When you're getting old, obviously you try to put on the best cream, you have massages, you try to stay beautiful, but I think wrinkles can sometimes be more beautiful than having none.
Sometimes you think you aren't a good mama; you always feel a bit guilty when you're a mom. You want to be everywhere.
To see yourself on the big screen, you're big, you hate your voice, your vocabulary. You say the same words, you speak bad.
Amidst globalisation, trends are becoming worldwide, so it's important to take a unique approach to what fashion has to offer. Be yourself in the middle of it all; fashion shouldn't be 'try hard.'
I think it's less common in France that a man at the age of 50 buys a Porsche and gets a young girlfriend.
I don't think the woman in French 'Vogue' was an object. She was always a real woman.
In my 10 years, I never put a girl that was too skinny in French 'Vogue.'
I discovered the slip dress, which I think is one of the more French things because when you take off your clothes, even when to go into a shop to buy something, or you're going to Riccardo Tisci to try on a suit, it's like having protection.
I made a big family when I was working at 'Vogue' for ten years, and I'm still friends with a lot of them.
I am afraid of blood, but for some reason often I put blood in my photos... I don't know why.
The Russians are extreme people: they are generous but crazy at the same time. They always have something to say, and I really like that.
I'm still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it's quite lovely - I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun.