Inspirational Quotes from Carine Roitfeld

If people ask me to describe my look, I always say: ‘Quite classic with an edge.’

Carine Roitfeld

Makeup can help you capture a moment.

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When you love fashion, there is no weekend. Everything just blends together.

Carine Roitfeld

Fashion is not about clothes, it is about a look.

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The true test of a man’s style is the haircut. There are some men who look good no matter how their hair is styled, whether it’s trendy or not. A man can change his haircut many times, but to pull off any haircut, you have to be very chic. Like Brad Pitt.

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I think that something needs to be weird in order to have a real beauty.

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I’m still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it’s quite lovely – I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun.

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When I don’t know what to wear, I wear black lace.

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I have good legs, so I prefer my skirt lengths and my high heels. It’s like my uniform.

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I keep my old friends, and get older with them, but push young. It’s good to be surrounded by kids, because they keep you young.

Carine Roitfeld

I keep my old friends, and get older with them, but push young. It’s good to be surrounded by kids, because they keep you young.

Carine Roitfeld

We are very luck to be women, so even if we’re wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra – I like that.

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People say I look like my father. My son is very much like him.

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Fashion’s about extravagance, and everyone needs a bit of that.

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I’m not a superhero – I’m a super worker!

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I’m not a nostalgic person: I never look back; I always forget.

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‘Grandmother’ doesn’t mean that you have gray hair and you retire and stay home cooking cakes for your grandchildren.

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You can be beautiful with big breasts; you can be beautiful in your 40s. If you don’t have perfect ankles, still you can move your legs in a certain way and look very sexy.

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Vogue’ is a very specific world. You are ‘Vogue,’ or not ‘Vogue.’

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I love black lingerie and white shoes, and I love knives.

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I’m a very spontaneous person, for the bad and the good.

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I love ballet because you can see how beautiful the body is.

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When you’re getting old, obviously you try to put on the best cream, you have massages, you try to stay beautiful, but I think wrinkles can sometimes be more beautiful than having none.

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The Russians are extreme people: they are generous but crazy at the same time. They always have something to say, and I really like that.

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Fashion is a language, for sure, and it is a reflection of society.

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The hair and makeup is very important in a fashion picture. When I create a look for a girl, it starts with the makeup. Sometimes it takes an entire day to find the look.

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When Tom Ford asked me to consult for Gucci, I had never consulted in my life. I didn’t know what consulting was, and look, we made something amazing.

Carine Roitfeld

When Tom Ford asked me to consult for Gucci, I had never consulted in my life. I didn’t know what consulting was, and look, we made something amazing.

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The most important thing is posture: when you get old, it’s the way you walk, the way you stand, that shows it.

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People might think I’m very hard, what with my black make-up, my hair over my eyes, etc. My innocence didn’t always help me, but it did preserve something in me that maybe others don’t have anymore. I’m inside my bubble, you could say, and thankfully so, because I don’t think daily life is always great. It protects me.

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I’m not bad-looking, but I’m not a beauty, either.

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If I like a make-up artist’s look, even if nobody knows about her, I use her. New people give me energy.

Carine Roitfeld

Only buy clothes that you plan to keep forever. It’s important to see trends for what they are: a game.

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My hair and make-up secret is ‘the messier the better.’

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When in doubt, wear a suit. Look at male politicians: you see them in a suit, and they look fine. But if you see a picture of them on the weekend or on vacation, there’s a good chance they look terrible and unstylish.

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Fashion is one big family.

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Fashion has a political role insofar as following it can give you the impression to belonging to a certain social group or a private club.

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Like most Russians, I am very superstitious, and if I don’t get married, I don’t get divorced.

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I don’t like intellectuals, or, at least, people who call themselves that way, because I am under the impression that there is always something condescending in their demeanour, and I don’t like condescending people.

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I love if someone invites me to a restaurant, so I don’t know if that’s a feminist.

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Pregnancy is something that I always love. It’s about hope and the future and a new baby.

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Maybe people have no idea how much work is behind a picture. It can seem very effortless, but there is a lot of work. It’s exactly like doing ballet. It’s hours and hours, but when you go onstage, it’s just the pleasure of dancing.

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Each morning, you dress to become a different woman. Fashion helps.

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Fashion is a completely international business.

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I started wearing high heels when I first worked with Mario Testino. He is tall; I had to be at his height. And I have never stopped since then.

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To me, makeup is fashion and vice versa. What I dress and what I wear always needs to work with my makeup, which is usually the same anyway.

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My private life is a lot more ladylike and less sultry than the fashion photos I imagine.

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In a way, I envy the freedom artists have. Artists can push themselves beyond their limits, in pursuit of their ideas and their vision, even if they are inhabited by demons that can also play tricks on them.

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The fashion industry certainly has its obscene sides. The cost of a coat can be obscene. So can the cost of a photo shoot if you’re working with a really good photographer.

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There are so many magazines and so many editors out there that you have to be different.

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Most makeup campaigns are not in black and white.

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Fashion isn’t something you can buy; you need to have the sense of it, and most people don’t.

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I like to surprise people. I try to take risks.

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