The launch of Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book, hasn't been without its controversies. As you will know, Condé Nast reportedly banned several photographers, models and stylists from collaborating with the former Vogue Paris editor but despite all of that, Roitfeld is flying high. The preview of the issue has gone down well and this weekend, just about everyone turned up to congratulate her at the party she hosted to celebrate the debut issue.
'It's very different from my last party,' she told The Cut, having a look at the guests in the marble-floored atrium of the Frick Museum. Around the same time last year Roitfeld through a karaoke party to celebrate her Barneys campaign at a strip club on the West Side Highway so basically the polar opposite of this year's swanky 'do. 'I want to do something different, more classic,' she said about the formal Mercedez Benz-sponsored black tie event. 'After all, I am a grandma now.'
Most of the Fall 2012 ad campaigns are out and have been for a while but it was only last week that Christian Dior decided to release the images of their Miss Dior handbags campaign starring Mila Kunis.
The campaign, which was styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mario Sorrenti, plays off her star power by portraying her as 'the kind of woman accustomed to attention from throngs of paparaazzi.'
Regular readers will know that I have desperately tried to like the brand's partnership with Kunis but even now, I'm not convinced that the pairing makes sense. As a result, it will be interesting to see whether the actress is kept on board as the face of the line for another season now Raf Simons has taken the reigns at the house.
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Carine Roitfeld by Mario Sorrenti for the campaign
Carine Roitfeld without her signature black eyeliner and bold brow is like Nicki Minaj without one of those bright coloured wigs that she insists on wearing. For all you who have tried to recreate her looks over the years, I come baring good news. Finally a make-up giant has decided to tap into Roitfeld's look and collaborate with her on a line of cosmetics.
Naturally, the company behind the line is MAC. When it comes to make-up collaborations, it doesn't get much better than them. Over the past few years they've teamed up with everyone from Gareth Pugh to Minaj on hugely successful ranges and Roitfeld is the perfect addition to their line-up. According to WWD the line is set to hit stores this winter and as you would expect, eyes and brows are the focus points. The former Vogue Paris editor was allegedly involved in the whole creative process from packaging to product names and shades and the shot above is the campaign image which was lensed by Mario Sorrenti.
Pirelli always know how to throw a good party so it should come at no surprise that they just about everyone attended the launch of their 2012 calendar short by Mario Sorrenti. As you would expect, all of the models (bar Kate Moss) that appeared in the calendar attended along with Franca Sozzani, Valentino, Ellen von Unwerth and Julianne Moore.
The last few weeks has been a bit disappointing in the red carpet outfit stakes but the Pirelli event left us spoilt for choice, naturally. Natasha Poly looked incredibly in a gold and black lace dress eith sheer panels along the top and Isbaeli Fontana got it right in a halter neck sewuin gown.
You've probably seen the cover but now the accompanying fashion story for Elle andDakota Fanning's December spread in W is finally out. From Kate and Pippa Middleton to Beyonce and Solange Knowles and The Kardashians, stylish sisters have dominated this year but none quite like Elle and Dakota Fanning.
This year the pair have bagged spreads in Vogue and have been embraced by everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs and their appearance in W is by far my favourite spread from the magazine this year. The styling by Lori Goldstein is both age appropriate and stylish and Mario Sorrenti's photography is spot on as always.
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld sure knows how to throw a party. Despite fashion week being in full swing and having to be up for show at 9am this morning, just about every editor and model came out to party last night co celebrate his touring exhibition with Richard Hambleton.
Guests included mother Carine and sister Julia Restoin Roitfeld along with Giovanna Battaglia, naturally, and the likes of Mario Sorrenti, Jessica Hart and Doutzen Kroes.
When Barneys announced that they would be collaborating with Carine Roitfeld on some styling projects, they also revealed that a selection of videos shot by Mario Sorrenti will also be released and now they are finally here.
Over the past few years Roitfeld's face has been plastered across just about every street style blog and her interviews since leaving Vogue Paris have been extensive so that's exactly what makes the short videos so endearing. Titled 'Carine's World', the videos give us access to Roitfeld world that we don't usually get to see as she welcomes Sorrenti into her Parisian apartment, on showroom appointments and at an intimate dinner with family and friends. Our favourite part was the loving embrace the former editor shares with partner of 30 years, Christian Restoin.
It's no secret that we're big fans of Carine Roitfeld. Since her departure from Vogue Paris, she's left us all waiting to see what her next move will be, and this week, her first new gig was revealed. Barneys CEO Mark Lee hired Roitfeld to work with the department store on a series of initiatives for fall.
First up, Roitfeld will style their Madison Avenue windows, as well as collaborate with Mario Sorrenti on the brand's Fall 2011 catalogue. “It’s very exciting,” she told WWD. “It’s a new kind of project for me. It’s good to have a new life, because now I can do projects that I never dreamed of before. For me, Barneys has always been the biggest name in luxury department stores, so to be able to participate in this project with them, and be visible during the next fashion week in New York, is my dream come true. To a French girl, it’s a big, big dream.”