If Anna Wintour dug her own fashion-grave when politics took over her style & fashion self, the fashpopulation of the world turns to France for some quality style advice.
So it only comes naturally that a week after the prestigious Met Benefit Gala, a short how-to interview with Vogue Paris’ Carine Roitfeld floods the fashinternet. Not likely to see a crossover in American Vogue territory any soon: Carine is all pros for the French women! (don’t miss Carine’s French wisdom right after the jump!)
French women are chic and stay fashionable because they have the culture:
“the culture of clothes (…) In France you cannot see what labels we are wearing. It is very snobby.
there is culture here in France that even if you are older you can stay beautiful.
(…) in New York (…) you have these huge places where hundreds of people are running together. This doesn’t exist in France. We don’t have the space and it’s really not in the French mentality.
In France we drink wine and eat cheese and bread and finally we stay slim.
Everyone tried to be this Gucci girl that we created. So I am sure we were part of this tendency.
We have a scale in the office because we travel a lot and sometimes you can’t bring more than 25 kilos a case.
The Parisian girl knows how to take care of herself and take advantage of what she has.
(…)the flirt is a very French specialty. The French consider la seduction to be one of the arts of living.”