I just watched the movie Mademoiselle C about the creation of the CR Fashion book by Carine Roitfeld.

Carine Roitfeld was a former model, a consultant and muse for Tom Ford and Gucci and the Vogue Paris editor from 2001 to 2011. In 2011 she quit and decided to go on her own to create her fashion book.

The movie is similar to The September Issue and gives you a look behind the scenes of the creation of a magazine. I always find that fascinating to watch. Still I felt that the movie was clearly created to promote the fashion book. It is very complimentary of Carine Roitfeld and there are few, if any, critical notes. This in contrast to The September issue which did not always show Anna Wintour in her best light.

Then again it just may be that Carine Roitfeld is generally a nicer person to work with. She seems very kind and fun and the kind of person you like to hang out with. I know that I want to be as energetic and full of life as she is at 59! We do learn a bit about her personal life and what drives her and quite a few famous friends pop by as well. I still enjoyed watching it.

Here is a trailor of the movie.

Carine Roitfeld is a fabulous and very stylish 40+ woman (she is 59 now) who lives and breathes fashion. She is frequently featured on best dressed lists and is still an inspiration for designers.

After seeing the movie,  it occurred to me though that she has a very consistent style with a simple formula: straight skirt and either short or tucked in blouse.

This is a simple formula to copy and it’s almost a flop proof way to look good and just a little bit sexy at 40+. I plan on using it a bit more myself.

Are you a fan of Carine Roitfeld? What do you think of her style and this specific look of a straight skirt combined with blouse?

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Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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