How cool would a Carine Roitfeld Barbie doll be?
Well according to a recent interview with the inimitable Miss Roitfeld in Madame, a supplement mag to the French paper Le Figaro, a Carine Barbie almost happened. She told the paper that she gets so many offers for projects, one of which was from the folks at Mattel.
Sadly, Roitfeld shot that offer down. Future projects “must be logical and make sense” she said. Carine’s gone back on her word before–she did after all, say she wanted to branch out from the magazine world after her tenure at Vogue Paris ended, only to recently announce she has plans to launch her own publication. So let’s keep our fingers crossed just in case (think of all the amazing mini Monolos and Givenchy you could buy!).
Speaking of her own magazine, Roitfeld said, “Right now, I have the luxury to choose [what I will do]. And then, I am considering reconnecting with my readers. Why not with a new magazine in my name? I’m looking for the right formula.”
Candid as always, Roitfeld goes on to call John Galliano “the best dressmaker,” joining the growing ranks of fashion insiders who are supporting the controversial designer.
When asked what her worst fashion memory is, Roitfeld says: “The loss of Alexander McQueen. I was very affected, seeing him so tormented. It made me question the industry, too: Does it ask too much of its designers? How does one weather the hectic pace?”
The ex-Vogue editor also offers up some of her characteristic Carine-isms that only make us love her more, saying that life without heels would be “unthinkable” and revealing that now, “I dare to try anything [when it comes to style], even skiing in shorts and thick socks.”
Needless to say it’s stuff like this that makes us even more excited for Carine’s book Irreverent to hit stores. If you share our excitement, then get yourself on over to Amazon, where you can pre-order the tome for almost 40% off!
Click through for more pix of Carine shot in her Paris apartment, shot by Benoît Peverelli for Madame Figaro.