Carine Roitfeld who is somehow regarded as less intimidating than the devil who wears Prada despite being very very French (or perhaps because of it). Ms. Roitfeld was interviewed for the October Best of Beauty issue of Allure magazine. Here's a taste of what she had to say about beauty:
"It's about eyes and eyebrows. Pencil for the eyebrows, mascara, a black eyelid applied with pencil and then smudged with my fingers. It gets better and better during the day. I don’t change it, I just add a bit more. Maybe that’s the charm of it. It's not perfect; its very alive." -- Carine Roitfeld on her signature makeup look.
"Tom Ford always told me, 'Oh, the older you get, the blonder you will be.' But finally, I changed my mind and went to my real color…and the hair is usually a bit in the face. You know, its the same look for 25 years, but before, people were not interested in me. There were no bloggers." -- on her hairstyle.
"You have to live with [them]. Surgery and botox, its not my thing." --Roitfeld on wrinkles.These qualify as quotes of the day or of the month or something. I dearly wish Allure had put Roitfeld on the cover instead of the anemic Blake Lively:
Photo of Carine Roitfeld via ldnfashion.com. Info and cover photo courtesy of Allure.