It's looking like a slow news day with the Versace for H&M madness subsiding (or at least shifting to eBay) and Thanksgiving coming up, so we were psyched to find this Carine Roitfeld interview with the UK's Guardian, published over the weekend. It's another piece timed to the release of her new-ish book Irreverent (a lovely holiday gift!), and even though Carine has given tons of interviews to promote Irreverent, she never runs out of witty, charming and hilarious things to say. In this interview, she advises women to dress their age and never ever borrow from their daughters closets: As you get older, you must never share your wardrobe with your daughter. Never ever. You will never look beautiful in a jean jacket and a mini-skirt, even if you have a beautiful body. You have to wear something for your age or you will look really ridiculous. There are too many 50-year-olds dressing as 20-year-olds. You have to look every five years at your wardrobe and say: "Is it OK to wear this with my legs? Is it OK to wear sleeveless with my arms?' Then you have a cull. It's not nice but you have to do it. It's good advice. Click through for more highlights, including Carine's thoughts on Twilight, her new magazine, and her habit of styling shoots with with scissors and meat.
About a year ago, we were beyond delighted to learn that Purple editor Olivier Zahm was working on a book about former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. At that point, the book sounded like an autobiography that Olivier was writing--however, based on photographs that have just popped up on both Style.com and Vogue.com (who also has a funny interview with Carine), it looks to be more of a photographic look back at Roitfeld's life and career thus far--which makes perfect sense given her legendary styling. The aptly titled Irreverent, is due out October 18 published by Rizzoli and is currently available to pre-order on Amazon for $63.00. Not bad! Click through for images straight from the 400-page book, including old family photgraphs, some of Carine's most memorable shoots, Lara Stone and Crystal Renn's first Paris Vogue appearances, a sweet thank you note from Tom Ford and more. Not included: a shot of Carine wearing nothing but a g-string and white pumps; but, according to Style.com, it's in there. Take a look at what's inside, courtesy of Style.com and Vogue.com.