38 posts tagged "Julia Restoin-Roitfeld"
Before welcoming her first child, Romy, into the world last May, Julia Restoin Roitfeld knew next to nothing about babies. “I hadn’t even babysat before,” laughs the 32-year-old mom. “But I just tried to embrace pregnancy, have fun with it, have fun with the way I dressed, and celebrate it. And it gave me wings.” In fact, she’s so enjoyed every aspect of her maternal experience that she’s started a Web site about it. Launching today, Romy and the Bunnies (named for her daughter, who’s amassed quite a few bunny accoutrements; she also liked that it sounded like the name of a sixties rock band) is an editorial platform about relishing the joys of motherhood. “I wanted to merge my occupation as an art director with my new discoveries about being a mom,” Roitfeld told Style.com.
The site will feature everything from interviews with interesting mothers to daily updates from Roitfeld to drawings of her and Romy by fashion illustrator Lula of Herself magazine. “I didn’t want to post pictures of my baby, but I wanted to show how much fun I have getting her dressed, so Lula made her into a little character,” said Roitfeld, noting that her favorite Romy looks are “tiny pajamas” from Makié. One of the stories she’s most excited about will teach new moms how to re-create that pregnancy glow “in five minutes, with a baby in your arms.” Continue Reading “Motherhood, The Roitfeld Way” »
He may be a fixture on the fashion-party-circuit, but Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld continues to make a strong case for himself as an up-and-coming art world contender. Following a successful show with Sotheby’s last October, the Paris native previewed his most ambitious group exhibition to date this morning at developer Aby Rosen’s contemporary art mecca, 980 Madison Avenue. Dubbed Merci Mercy, the 35-artist show explores the power and vitality of the written word. “I was looking for a new concept to develop and discovered that many of the artists I like use text in a systematic way,” said Restoin-Roitfeld, looking every bit the power broker despite frigid climes and the before-noon preview. “It was a good opportunity to bridge the artists I love with those I’m less familiar with and contextualize them in a way that made sense.” Borrowing its title from a Louise Bourgeois inscription (left), the show features works from industry veterans Ed Ruscha and Nan Goldin) to Zeitgeist darlings (Tom Sachs and the late Dash Snow, whose work is pictured below). “We wanted to find pieces that were less expected or typical,” said co-curator and Bortolami Gallery director Christine Messineo, who was introduced to Restoin-Roitfeld by his sister Julia. “And we were especially interested in working with artists from our generation.” To wit, the pair paid studio visits to several younger artists including Rashid Johnson, Jason Loebs and, Lucien Smith, all of whom created original works for the show.
This March, Restoin-Roitfeld will curate a two-man exhibition with his longtime collaborator Nicolas Pol and Ashley Bickerton at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, but the roving dealer has no plans for a permanent gallery anytime soon. “I would like to settle down, but it’s a step-by step-process,” the 27-year-old told Style.com, though he’ll start by holding private salons at his new Upper East Side office. “I think it”s good to do things uptown. Young people should see what’s happening on this side of the city.”
Merci Mercy will run until February 17 at 980 Madison Avenue
“To cookbook or not to cookbook?”
That was the question model Cesar Casier asked in a post on his blog in April of last year, and his answer came shortly after, when a publisher reached out to the 24-year-old Belgian (pictured) and decided to help make his dream a reality. “I have a bucket list of things I want to do in my life, like make a club hit, go to Sydney, go bungee jumping, etcetera, and also, make a cookbook,” said Casier, who has walked major runways including Saint Laurent, Dior, and Missoni, and appeared in the pages of Paris Vogue, Elle, and L’Officiel, to name a few. These days, Casier is perhaps most recognized as the current face of Armani Exchange. But that might soon change when he debuts his first cookbook Model Kitchen, featuring 75 eat-clean recipes (some of which are contributions from his top model pals) and gorgeous food and fashion photos, next month. “I have this great passion for food and for fashion. I left home for modeling and I didn’t want to go to all these fast-food restaurants, so I started to learn to cook,” Casier, who is now based in New York, explains. “So, I decided to make a cookbook about what models eat.”
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to know what models eat to stay looking so good? You won’t find any revolutionary stay-thin secrets in Model Kitchen, but you will, however, find healthy recipes that are easy and affordable to make, along with Casier’s favorite dining destinations in the major fashion cities. “They aren’t touristy places, they are where I like to go with my model friends for a great cup of coffee or a drink,” he says. (Think: Café Gitane or Peels in New York.) “We did so much research, and there isn’t a book like this out there—not even Heidi Klum has done it,” adds Casier, who did the book almost completely on his own in between shoots with Steven Klein or Carine Roitfeld, from creating the recipes to the food-styling to the photos. But he also got by with a little help from his friends, including Derek Blasberg, who wrote the forward, styling by Tom Van Dorpe, and contributions from 12 of his top model friends, Lily Donaldson, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, and Bette Franke among them. From Jovovich’s baked salmon with asparagus and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld’s chicken dish, to Casier’s juice cleanses and Skinny Dips (good for carrots, not chips, folks), it’s all in there. Here, Style.com has the exclusive first glimpse inside the book, along with his signature Cesar salad recipe, before the tome goes on sale in Belgium early next month. Look out for Model Kitchen in select stores in the U.S. shortly after.
Click to to get Casier’s Cesar salad recipe. Continue Reading “The Ultimate Cesar” »
The world, it seems, is no longer gaga for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The pop singer, who was named the world’s most powerful star in Forbes‘ annual Celebrity Power 100 List for 2011, has been replaced by none other than Jennifer Lopez. With her Kohl’s clothing line, a new fragrance, and her role on American Idol, it’s no surprise that Jenny from the block is taking the reins (even edging out Oprah for the top spot on the list). [Forbes]
It’s a girl! Congratulations to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, who just recently gave birth to her first child with boyfriend, model Robert Konjic. With Carine Roitfeld as her grandma, we’re guessing this is going to be one well-dressed baby. Does Givenchy come in pint sizes yet? [Huff Po]
Karlie Kloss is putting her iconic walk to good use—except this time, it’s not on the runway. The model of the moment has teamed up with designer friend Jason Wu to raise money for the 2012 AIDS Walk in New York this Sunday. The duo will walk the 6.2 mile course, in hopes of making $50,000 to donate to the cause. Help them raise money, here. [Vogue U.K.]
In the latest issue of Vman, photographer Bruce Weber pays homage to his close friend Elizabeth Taylor, with a diary-style, photo-centric feature. The lensman traveled to Taylor’s hometown of Los Angeles for the project, where he met up with Taylor’s granddaughter Naomi Wilding (who acted as fashion editor for the project). The two captured images of Quincy Jones’ daughter Kenya, Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green, and Revenge actor Joshua Bowman for the tribute to the late icon. [Telegraph]
What’s a week in fashion news without the swing of a revolving door? Word came this morning that Paco Rabanne and its artistic director, Manish Arora, have parted ways after two seasons. [WWD]
Kanye West’s $6,000 hoof heels aren’t the only items from his clothing collection to make their way into an actual store; Colette is now carrying his gold “Yeezy” necklace, too, the one he wore during his Givenchy-clad appearance (pictured) at Occupy Wall Street. [Rolling Stone]
Those minimum-age requirements for runway models (and now, Vogue models) don’t apply everywhere. Natalia Vodianova’s 6-year-old daughter, Neva Vodianova Portman, is making her modeling debut, showing off a dress in an ad campaign from children’s line Caramel to support her mom’s Naked Heart Foundation charity. [Vogue U.K.]
Mommy Sheerest? A very pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld shows baby bump and more on the cover of the new i-D, lensed by Mario Sorrenti. [Styleite]