FIRST PEEK! At Carine Roitfeld for Barneys!

10 August 2011

What to do with your time when you’ve spent the last decade editing one of the most iconic magazines in the world, (Paris Vogue) and the decades before that working all the hours God sends styling for editorials and big money brands and having the fittest boss of a global enterprise EVER – Mr Tom Ford at Gucci? Although one of Grazia Daily’s more original daydreams involves the world’s most glamorous old people’s homes EVER, where all the taps are gold, the rooms smell only of Diptyque fragrance and, instead of meals, trollies of champagne flutes and teeny, colourful canapés are wheeled out at regular intervals, this is sadly (as far as we know) NOT the case.

If, for example, you are Carine Roitfeld, and you are no longer obliged to troop into the Conde Nast headquarters every morning, the procedure to follow might well be described thus. 1 Give approx. 1 million press interviews about your departure, hinting but never quite coming out to say that you were stabbed in the back by the evil publishing house, then 2 Go out and start a new project. Which she has; at famous New York department store Barneys. Ta-daaaaa! Well done Carine. To outline in more detail, we can say that she is starring in the fall campaign – styled by herself of course. Rumours are, this will be the image to grace the windows of the big store come autumn, in the meantime, the blog fashionista have thoughtfully provided this photograph, which was leaked onto the internet. The shots will also appear in the Barneys catalogue and are moments frozen in time by Mario Sorrenti, the photographer that brought the world a teenage Kate Moss in the Calvin Klein adverts. Brills.

-Naomi Attwood



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