Lazy days at the beach? Not for this former editor in chief of French Vogue.
After her controversial departure from French Vogue in December 2010, Carine Roitfeld has collaborated with Barneys, high-end magazines like V and W and styled advertisements for Chanel and Givenchy. But no move has been more publicized than her arrival in New York to launch the new biannual magazine CR Fashion Book in September.
CR, housed in Andre Balazs' Standard hotel in the East Village, will go against the rising tide of quick bites on Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Though about 100 of the 288 pages of CR will be advertising, more than half the issue will feature long-form articles and editorials with the kind of in-depth coverage that's nearly impossible to find on the Web. Bloggers, beware.
"Vogue is a very beautiful magazine, an institution, and I learned so much working there," the 57-year-old editor told WWD. "You can't put yourself into competition with a magazine like Vogue. You have to create something new, something different. The page has been turned."