August 31 2014

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11 posts tagged "Carine Roitfeld"

R Patts for Dior; Carine’s Beauty Coup; and More…


Finally, Robert Pattinson has signed a fragrance contract—and with Parfums Christian Dior, no less! It was really only a matter of time… [E!]

Carine Roitfeld is launching a fragrance—and maybe a whole line of body products as well. The Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director reportedly took out a trademark for the name “Forgive Me,” which will be applied to a host of personal care products. And the intrigue mounts. [Fashionista]

According to a new poll conducted by hair product retailer, Kate Middleton’s mahogany, always-perfect coif has been voted the No. 1 celebrity hair that women want. Jerry Hall came in a close second. [Daily Mail]

Victoria and David Beckham’s personal tattoo artist, Louis Molloy, has created a new skin-care range designed specifically for tattooed skin. Forever Ink, as the line is called, will likely be the next beauty product VB tweets wildly about. []

Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA

The Bob: It’s Baaaaack


The “short undercut” got some early love from us this season as the shaved underneath, longer-on-top style has been embraced by more than few models in New York. But the bob—that classic chin-grazing crop that can connote everything from a life change to a hair-trend sea change, just got two major endorsements. At last night’s well-attended, black-tie gala to fête Carine Roitfeld’s independent magazine venture, CR, a newly single Karen Elson and a newly married Margherita Missoni showed up sporting freshly shorn strands. Nothing like a transformative haircut to start a different chapter. Thoughts on their respective mane makeovers?

Photo: David X Prutting/

EXCLUSIVE: Carine Roitfeld X MAC


Carine Roitfeld is known for many things. There’s the power team she was a part of as the styling arm of Tom Ford’s Gucci in the nineties; her iron, 11-year rule over Paris Vogue, which saw the magazine become perhaps the most exciting and innovative edition of the global title; an affinity for thigh-grazing, slit-up-to-there skirts; and of course, her mastery of the smoky eye. With her perma-tanned skin and wispy milk chocolate lob, the model/stylist/editor/mogul is one of the sultry makeup look’s most prominent poster girls, which helped earn her her latest accolade: makeup muse. Starting tomorrow, Carine’s capsule cosmetics collection for MAC will start hitting stores. Here, caught up with the indelible fashion figure on the eve of the launch of CR, Roitfeld’s new, namesake glossy, to talk custom-made eyelash curlers, the only two nail lacquers she finds acceptable (that’s right, polish fiends; two), and why “you can do it all if you have a black pencil.”

How does makeup factor into your overall beauty routine?
For me, makeup goes from your head to your toes. It’s all about an attitude. It can be the way you cross your leg or the way you sit at a table for dinner. Makeup is personality, not just a box of colors.

What is the one product you can’t live without?
It would have to be a black eye pencil. You can do it all if you have a black pencil.

…Which is one of the cornerstones of your MAC line, courtesy of its Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline. How else did you translate your own signature look into your collection?
I know exactly what I like and what I don’t like. I wanted a black pencil, so MAC showed me a bunch of black pencils and I chose the one I liked. I wanted mascara, so we worked on some options and I picked the best one. I wanted an eyelash curler because I curl mine, and they made one for me in black. I find that when you apply individual lashes, the eyes open more, so individual lashes are included, too. I wanted a bronzer because I think a little shimmer looks nice and some color on the cheeks. I don’t particularly care for color on the lips, so I chose a hydrating nude lipstick. Foundation can be tricky because I don’t think it should look like you’re wearing it. With the light-coverage foundation, I included a big brush to apply it for a subtle effect. For the fingernails, I like just two colors: transparent or French red. In my collection they are called Undercover Nude and Underfire Red.

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Lindsey Gets Loopy


Curly girls haven’t gotten a big runway shout-out since the Spring 2011 shows, when Guido Palau put tightly wound, brushed-out ringlets back on the map at both of Marc Jacobs’ presentations in New York. It was a special moment for the kinky-haired masses, as the high-fashion tribute signified a return to texture. Lindsey Wixson walked those shows two years ago, and apparently remembers the rush of rickracking. The supermodel sported a similar, albeit softer and looser adaptation, last night to toast Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld at Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket book launch in Soho. It’s a gorgeous look on the typically straight-haired stunner—even more so without the bleached brows and heavy makeup, don’t you think?

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Carine Roitfeld X MAC


Carine Roitfeld is brand-building—and there’s no slowing her down. Following a blockbuster year that included high-profile styling gigs for Barneys and Karl Lagerfeld’s new Chanel Little Black Dress book, a guest editor role for VMan, and a Rizzoli-published retrospective of her life in pictures, the former Paris Vogue editor has a magazine in the works—and a makeup line, according to MAC Cosmetics. The limited-edition collection launches this fall and will feature package design, product names, and color palettes created by the fashion icon herself. In addition to a focus on smoky eyes, bold brows, and nude lips, the range will include a Good Luck Star stencil, featured just below Roitfeld’s eye, left. Next up for Carine? A fragrance, we imagine.

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics