I Want To Be A Roitfeld

Kellina de Boer

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Jessica Eritou
Renee Hernandez
Bernie Rothschild

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Carine Roitfeld




Julia Restoin-Roitfeld




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Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C (2013)
Directed by Fabien Constant

IWTB Interview:
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Harper's Bazaar

carine roitfeld: irreverent

I Want To Be An Alt

I Want To Be A Coppola

I Want To Be A Battaglia


Tom Ford
By Tom Ford


Yves Saint Laurent 
By Roxanne Lowit


The Big Book of the Hamptons
By Michael Shnayerson


A Message for You
By Guy Bourdin


Dior: The Legendary Images
By Florence Muller


Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan
By Maria Agnelli


Fashionable Selby
By Todd Selby


O.Z. Diary
By Olivier Zahm 

Entries in Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld (133)


The Roitfelds On The Beach

Today's treat: photographs of the Restoin-Roitfeld family on the beach featured recently by ELLE Netherlands, three generations of Roitfelds enjoying a seaside escape at a villa in Parrot Cay. The caption for the candid above reads, "Familiekiek! De Roitfelds on the beach. Doe ons zo'n figuur op Carine's leeftijd…" or in English, "Family snapshot! The Roitfelds on the beach. Give us such a figure at Carine's age…" Ouai s'il vous plaît… I love that Margherita Missoni commented "#iwanttobearoitfeld" on this adorable family photo via Instagram. Grazie bella!

The photos were published originally on Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's Instagram account, she is generous to share this special private time with all of us. She looks amazing in her polka dotted bikini holding Romy, obviously her fight to regain her pre-baby figure is a success. ELLE Netherlands declares in the caption, "De Roitfeldjes hebben de polkadot-trend voor aankomende herfst al omarmd. Sterker nog; ze zwemmen erin." or in English, "The Roitfelds have already embraced the polka dot trend for the upcoming fall. Indeed, they swim in it." Indeed, they do.

It is wonderful to see Julia waterskiing on holiday as well as her daughter, Romy Konjic, just beginning to walk. The shadow cast on the beach by Romy is so sweet, we have yet to see her face but she has made an impression on all of us with simply her silhouette. Bien sûr, being a Roitfeld she is swimming in style...

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Carine Roitfeld, Julia and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Christian Restoin, Romy Konjic photos ©2013 Hearst Magazines Netherlands B.V. and via instagram.com/juliarestoin


IWTB Contest

In an effort to spur my own flagging motivation, I have decided to conduct the most flagrantly biased contest imaginable just for fun. For your chance to win a fabulous prize package… please write an essay with your thoughts about the IWTB sites, for better or for worse!

Choose one or more of the four IWTB sites and then tell me any, all, or none of the following:

  • What do you love about the site(s)?
  • What don't you love?
  • What would you do differently?
  • What would you keep the same?
  • What do you want to see or read on these pages?
  • Which are your favorite posts?
  • Thoughts?
  • Opinions?
  • Suggestions?
  • Scathing criticism?
  • Glowing praise?
  • All are welcome, speak your mind!

Contest Guidelines

  • Open to everyone, including the IWTB team members!
  • The winner will not be drawn randomly, I will blatantly choose my favorite.
  • All submissions become property of IWTB and may be published at my discretion.
  • Contest ends 31 July 2013, don't delay!

Prize Package

Submit your thoughts here.

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Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, Giovanna Battaglia, Sofia Coppola photos via Pure People, Getty Images, Fashion Spot.


I Want To Be A Roitfeld: Year Four

Today we celebrate the anniversary of I Want To Be A Roitfeld, four amazing years with the Roitfeld family, Carine, Julia, and Vladimir, as well as their best-loveds. It has been a year filled with adventure and I love all of you for reading along, especially those of you that dare to comment, your words buoy me. I would like to thank all of the contributors to the site — the writers, the photographers, and the artists that share their incredible talents on these pages; in particular, my heartfelt thanks to my wonderful IWTBAR team for their awesome contributions and for being the source of constant inspiration: Kate Ringo Suzuki, Dara Block, Bernie Rothschild, Renee Hernandez, Jessica Eritou, and Montse Ocejo. Most special thanks to my perfect beau, Michael, je t'aime, with special recognition to Walter and Sweet Pea

Merci mille fois for reading IWTBAR — you are the best.


Joyeux anniversaire, ma geai bleue.

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Roitfeld family photographs courtesy of Fashion Spot. Collage by Kellina de Boer.


Introducing… Montse Ocejo, Contributing Editor

I am thrilled to announce the newest member of the team here at I Want To Be A Roitfeld… Montse Ocejo, contributing editor! Montse is a loyal reader of IWTBAR and her enthusiasm for the Roitfeld family, especially Julia, is contagious. I am delighted that she will now be sharing her thoughts with all of us through these pages. Please take a moment to join me in warmly welcoming Montse!

Montse Ocejo
Contributing Editor

Hello, my name is Montse, I live in Mexico, I am an art therapist and longtime reader of this lovely blog so I am very excited and grateful to contribute. When I grew up I learnt to play the piano and my teacher introduced me to French music and film, my favorite film is A Man and a Woman by Claude Lelouch and my favorite composer is Francis Lai.

One of my biggest passions is photography, I love taking pictures of my friends and my family. I collect vintage photos, antiques, clothes, hats, and toys, I like going to bazaars looking for new things for my collection.

My biggest treasure is a Tiffany & Co's heart, a gift from my father, and my favorite piece of clothing is a vintage Chanel blouse. My fashion icons are Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Françoise Hardy. Right now I can't stop listening to Lana del Rey and I have a degree in Psychology.

Thank you so much and I hope you like my posts. Thanks to the lovely Kellina.

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Montse Ocejo photograph © 2013 Montse Ocejo. All Rights Reserved.


I Want To Be A Roitfeld iPhone 4 Case

Your style will show every time you use your phone with the new I Want To Be A Roitfeld iPhone 4 case. Take the Roitfelds with you wherever you go… The official IWTBAR iPhone case is white hard shell plastic, produced in China, and printed in the USA with an illustration by the gifted artist, Isabelle Oziol de Pignol. The case snaps on and off your iPhone easily, chicly and securely protecting one of your most important possessions. If you are interested, visit the IWTB Shop for more details. Thank you kindly for your support.

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I Want To Be A Roitfeld iPhone case image © 2013 Kellina de Boer. All Rights Reserved.