(Photo by Bauer Griffin)
Carine Roitfeld arrives for Dior Couture this past July
Carine Roitfeld (Bauer Griffin)
With all the hype surrounding Carine Roitfeld
's new magazine venture—and a MAC Cosmetics
line to drop in October—we can't get enough of the often-controversial-but-always-amazing Parisian editor. And we're not alone.
got a chance to catch up with Roitfeld at a photoshoot for her MAC campaign, where she dished on her vixen-black eye makeup, her so-called feud with Anna Wintour
and how she wants to be the Joan of Arc of fashion.
We've all the need-to-know quotes from the interview. Proceed on... in a French accent, of course.On pal Karl Lagerfeld's fame:
"Lagerfeld always calls me Mme Roitfeld, never Carine. It's funny, he's like a rock star now. You go on the street with him, it's like being with J. Lo."On her rivalry with Anna Wintour: "
It was invented. She's tough but she's very honest. I like that. When my kids came to New York she invited them to dinner and as a mum those are things you don't forget. She is not my best friend, we never talk on the phone every day, but she is someone I respect, and the older you get in this business the fewer people you respect."On her signature eye-makeup style:
"I like to put black on my eyes, but I never put it on very well and I think it looks sexy. When you put it on in the morning it looks better by the evening. It is very wrong to sleep in your make-up but when you wake up the next morning, I think it looks very good."On being called a nympho for her erotic images in French Vogue:
"People told me I was a nymphomaniac. Maybe I seem crazy because of some picture; maybe it's my art, what I have to express. But I have been with the same person for over 30 years—we never married because I am superstitious—but with the same person for ever. I've never been a nymphomaniac."On her past of peeing behind cars:
"When I was going in nightclubs there were cameras in the toilets looking to see if you were taking drugs, so I said, 'OK, I will never go to pee in the toilet in a nightclub.' I will always prefer to go to pee behind a car."On the anxiety of starting a new magazine:
"It is a lot of pressure that I put on myself. I could live very quietly, do advertising to earn money. The last Joan of Arc of fashion—it will be me."
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