Carine Roitfeld Launches Website For Her New Magazine
And reveals her choice of theme — birth and rebirth.
Carine Roitfeld, whose hotly anticipated magazine CR Fashion Book debuts later this month, has today made friends with the internet and launched CR's digital platform, CRFashionBook.com. Via the site, Carine — who became a grandmother in May — also announced the theme for her first issue: birth and rebirth. Babies, pregnant women and all things signalling diapers, lactation or weight gain are generally not always considered very 'fashion', although there are certainly some exceptions. And if there's anyone capabale of subverting such issues in the context of high-chic high-fashion, it's the former editor of French Vogue — who held the reins when that pregnant, smoking Lily Donaldson editorial was published.
Home to the magazine's news-based content, CR's digital platform is reportedly designed to complement the print publication — a tome dedicated solely to editorials and feature stories. "CRFashionBook.com is like an invitation into my home, to give the reader a glimpse of my world," Roitfeld told The Huffington Post. "It will act as my personal diary to record everything that moves and inspires me." One of the first morsels of inspiration Roitfeld has chosen to share with us is by way of her Editor's Letter, a musing that's fittingly accompanied by a photograph of daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, in all her pregnant glory (at top).
Roitfeld's Ed's Letter reads as follows:
When something is consuming your thoughts, you suddenly notice it everywhere. When I learned that my daughter, Julia, was expecting, I immediately began seeing babies and new mothers on planes, at fashion shows, in New York and in Paris. Birth and rebirth all around. I became obsessed. At the same time, I was thinking and dreaming about the first issue of this magazine, which you are reading now. This issue takes rebirth as its theme and is filled with both images and ideas about birth, pregnancy, and family. The promise of youth, the force of age, and the rush of all things new. It's an escape, a fashion fairy tale. It's a dream of a better life—because fashion is meant to make us dream.
Now Carine Roitfeld's got us all dreaming. Of babies. Wait, that's really creepy.