Quotes by: Carine Roitfeld
When you give a lot of confidence in people and you don't get it back, you are a bit disappointed, but it's life.
Fashion is very tough, and we shouldn't forget that before designers were money-makers, they were artists.
It's true I always like to mix femininity and something a bit masculine. It's the reason I love skirts with high heels and tights, and no handbag because I love having my hands in my pockets.
My private life is a lot more ladylike and less sultry than the fashion photos I imagine.
The first Chanel jacket that I saw - that I knew was Chanel - was on TV. It was on Mrs. Kennedy - the pink one.
Blogs are quite a new development - now, everyone wants to know you, everyone wants to know everything about you. And you can build a following that way. In a way, it's a good thing if you want to create a buzz around yourself.
Sometimes pressure can be good, and it gives you a lot of energy to do something.
As you get older, you see life is very short, so you have to appreciate more and more and to enjoy it.
Yes, I can speak a bit and I can read and write in Russian. I learned it from my grandmother who raised me with all the Russian fairytales.
Working with Barneys, and choosing the looks, I was thinking about whether a real woman would buy this outfit and feel beautiful and comfortable.
'Grandmother' doesn't mean that you have gray hair and you retire and stay home cooking cakes for your grandchildren.
I actually love the 'rappers look,' with the saggy pants and oversized clothes. It's very deliberate.
People might think I'm very hard, what with my black make-up, my hair over my eyes, etc. My innocence didn't always help me, but it did preserve something in me that maybe others don't have anymore. I'm inside my bubble, you could say, and thankfully so, because I don't think daily life is always great. It protects me.
I was never conscious that I was becoming an icon or I'm not an icon, because my family, my kids, my husband keep me down-to-earth.
In a way, I envy the freedom artists have. Artists can push themselves beyond their limits, in pursuit of their ideas and their vision, even if they are inhabited by demons that can also play tricks on them.
Pregnancy is something that I always love. It's about hope and the future and a new baby.