>> Carine Roitfeld has denied time and time again that she would never want to take over from Anna Wintour at Vogue — most recently, she told The Guardian: "I think it's really not me. I'm good at what I do here [at Vogue Paris] and I'm not sure if you put me in that world I would be as good. I think it's much easier to talk to 100,000 women than millions of women across America."
But here's the interesting part — she also hinted to The Guardian that she could be moving on from Vogue Paris sooner than later. "I don't know what I will do next, but I cannot do the same for the next 10 years. I love to change. I have been here eight years; I think maybe 10 years is good. But for now, I am very happy in my little Paris."
She's becoming more aware of getting older.
"You know, I think as you get older, the snake is more chic than the leopard."
"When you get older, you have to stay a bit rock'n'roll so that young people will still be interested in you. The way you move, the way you talk, maybe the way you have your hair in your face a little bit — this keeps you interesting."
Cigarettes, violence, drugs, and rock'n'roll . . . »
While she's still in place, the ubiquitous cigarettes in Vogue Paris may start disappearing.
"Me, I don't smoke. Smoking can be a beautiful gesture for a picture. But it's easy — it's too easy — to make a beautiful picture with a beautiful girl smoking a cigarette. And what is the picture saying, when you have a beautiful girl and she has a beautiful outfit and a beautiful handbag, and a cigarette? No. We have to find a new gesture, I think. Because smoking, it is not good for you. Or for your teeth."
Add them to the list of things that she won't touch in her magazine.
"I like to have something every month that is — how you say? — not politically correct. A little bit at the limit. Sex, nudity, a bit rock'n'roll, a sense of humour. That is very French Vogue. It is the same with how I dress: I like to wear high heels with sweatpants, to wear white shoes in the middle of winter. I love when things are not quite going together. Even when I am old I will dress like that.
Sometimes, when you go to airport and look at the people, you see the worst looks — but the worst looks can give you more ideas than the best looks. There are some things we never touch. I don't want pictures with violence, I don't want drugs, I don't want horrible things like that."