UPDATE 22/05/12: After an eight-day absence from the tweeting world, new mummy Julia Restoin Roitfeld returned to Twitter yesterday. She broke her silence by posting a shout out for maman help: 'Mother 911, any suggestions on hot wrap dresses for easy breastfeeding?' Diane Von Furstenberg is among JRR's followers, who would be the first port of call for a wrap dress, so here's hoping she found her answer... Ooh, the tweet has mysteriously disappeared - did Julia delete it or is it just that she found her perfect wrap dress? *befuddled*
It was only a matter of weeks ago that we were gawping at the sight of Julia Restoin Roitfeld's bulging baby bump on the cover of i-D magazine. In true hot mama stylee, she showcased her huuuge belly in a racy mint-green Cadolle bra under a sparkling pink Alexander McQueen cape – styled by ma mère Carine, naturally. And today, we've been met with the happy news that JRR has finally popped! Fashion insider Derek Blasberg tweeted the news yesterday evening, saying: 'Congratulations to proud Momma @RestoinRJulia! (And thus, the chicest grannie ever: Carine Roitfeld!) Can't wait to meet the beautiful baby!' Ooh yes, congratulatory air kisses all round!
Although 31-year-old Julia and super-hot boyfriend Robert Konjic haven't confirmed the news (yet) and there's no word on the sex of the baby, Derek's certainly right about one thing: Mademoiselle Carine is not your average Grandma. As Grazia Daily has already demonstrated, the former-French-Vogue-Editrix-turned-major-fashion-stylist-and-author will be the ultimate Glamour Granny thanks to that high-end goth-meets-S&M wardrobe. Those sharp shoulders will make great handle-bars for piggy-back rides, her PVC boots are incredibly practical for splashing in puddles, while those swoopy capes are ideal for playing superheroes, non?
This has got us thinking about the other Glam Grannies of celebsville. Goldie Hawn still looks utterly ravishing aged 66 and can oft be seen rolling around the Hollywood hills with daughter Kate Hudson and her two grandsons, Ryder and Bingham while Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow's ma, is a loyal grandparent who still knows how to rock the red carpet, and let's not forget our very own Queen Elizabeth II who has a whooping eight grandchildren, including the rather delectable Prince William and Harry. But there's no doubt that Carine is the edgiest of them all. We can hardly wait to see her nipping around Paree with a teeny mini-me on her arm. Keep those eyes peeled, peeps!
UPDATE: Julia Restoin Roitfeld's publicist, Next's Katy Moseley, has confirmed that the couple have had a baby girl named Romy Nicole Konjic. 'Both mother and daughter are doing very well and resting at home,' she said.