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the incomperable carine

By Marlene | Published: 7. November 2011

I ordered this book in May, as a present to myself for my birthday, even though I knew it wasn’t coming out until fall. The anticipation alone was almost enough of a present. It finally arrived this Saturday. “Irreverent” by Carine Roitfeld is a wonderful celebration of a life in fashion, with dozens and dozens of the former Paris Vogue editor’s fantastic fashion spreads, candids of her and pictures from the family album. And interviews with her that show that style has much more to do with the right attitude to fashion than with a piece of clothing. However, it also helps if you look fabulous in a pencil skirt.

It’s almost impossible to pick favourites, but these are some of the images I wanted to rip out straight away and put in frames.

So the book just had to be on my dream shopping list for fall that I wrote for Okka’s blog Slomo (in German). It’s the kick-off to my style column that I’ll be writing over there every Monday. Which is a privilege and a pleasure. And which will obviously be my excuse to wear sunglasses at my computer, drink gallons of Diet Coke and yell at my (imaginary) underlings one day a week.

Hope you’ll enjoy the column as much as I’ll enjoy writing it!

“Irreverent” by Carine Roitfeld, published by Rizzoli

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  1. lis
    Posted 7. November 2011 at 22:38 | Permalink

    Kolumne gefällt absolut. War ja nicht anders zu erwarten! Ähnliches gilt für la Carine, die ich mir wohl spätestens zu Weihnachten ebenfalls selbst zum Geschenk machen werde. Schön befeiert mit Chanel-Eau-de-Cologne qua Strohhalm …

    • Marlene
      Posted 8. November 2011 at 09:59 | Permalink

      Danke, Lis! Das Strohhalm-Foto hängt eigentlich schon so gut wie neben meinem Badezimmerspiegel. Aber auch mit dem Rest des Buchs kann man eine ganze Wohnung dekorieren. Ein gutes Geschenk!

  2. ALMA
    Posted 9. November 2011 at 20:36 | Permalink

    wie schön!
    das steht auch ganz oben auf meiner wunschliste!

  3. Marlene
    Posted 10. November 2011 at 09:54 | Permalink

    Wirklich, ein ganz großartiges Buch. Unbedingt schenken (lassen)!

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