December 17, 2010

She doesn't like handbags

Carine Roitfeld has announced today that she will be leaving French Vogue. The fashion world is all a twitter, no pun intended. She says she is really a stylist at the core and never imagined herself in an editor-in-chief role. Not that she hasn't enjoyed it but she doesn't really like the business part. Sometimes when she goes to shows, she feels she is being sold handbags. She doesn't even like them. She thinks they ruin a look.

Love it!

Photo of Anna dello Russo talking to Carine at New York Fashion Week in September 2010.


  1. Anonymous

    Old news.

    December 17, 2010 at 3:04 PM

  2. MARCY CARMACK says:

    Thanks Anonymous. My blog is not really a news site. Plenty of places to get up to the minute news. Mine is more style musings. xx

    December 17, 2010 at 3:58 PM

  3. Unknown says:

    We all L.O.V.E your musings, Marcy! Be it old or new, you always inspire us with a sleek, minimalist sensibility and a flare for something exotic. Americans' natural urge is to add and pile on accessories, ultimately ruining a look. But just take a peek at Marcy's Opera ensemble in C magazine. If anyone knows how to keep a look balanced and fresh, it's her!

    December 17, 2010 at 10:43 PM

  4. BRASWELL says:

    Marcy..I too LOVE your musings+keep those musings coming!

    December 18, 2010 at 8:37 AM

  5. Beth says:

    Muse away Marcy!
    Thank you Patrick for further insight on how to dress sans bulky bag. I must admit that my immediate reaction to Carine's comment was, "of course she has an entourage to carry all her stuff!" Us "regular folk" must get by with schlepping our own stuff around!

    December 18, 2010 at 10:47 AM

  6. Claudia Juestel says:

    Hm, never knew that blogs are supposed to be a source of instantaneous news. Since I am clearly not up on the latest, this is news to me.

    I am tickled that Carine Roitfeld does not like handbags. I would love to know where to keep my phone, keys, brush, lipstick, and wallet.



    December 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM

  7. Erin Kim Cowan

    The handbag comment is interesting --- I have honestly HATED carrying handbags (even beautiful clutches) my whole life. I feel like the "IT bag" hysteria of the last decade really exacerbated my dislike of handbags... but in general, I always find them heavy (in reference to aesthetic, not weight)...perhaps severe. I find them quite distracting to clothing!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM

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