In a recent Harper's Bazaar profile, Roitfeld says that she works out to "try to be in shape to be a young grandma." She also says that she doesn't have time to eat — or to read her old magazine, Vogue Paris. And with good reason: in addition to launching her magazine CR Fashion Book, she's been busy working on her upcoming partnership with MAC. Read on for her thoughts on that — and more.
On working with MAC: "I'm not bad-looking, but I'm not a beauty either. I think I have character, and that is what people like in me," she says of the campaign image, which features her in a slip dress. "I think women can recognize themselves in that picture. They see, 'Oh, she's not wearing too much makeup; she's not too much dressed; she's not too much bizarre. She's very much like another woman — simple.'"
On the staff of CR Fashion Book: "I'm using new people, so I'm going to fight to make them stars. It's very risky. I like to take risks. It's very exciting in a way. It's a bit Steve Jobs, no? Each day is a new challenge to find the model, the photographer, the money, the location, you know?"
On not reading Vogue Paris: "I have not looked at French Vogue. It's like a divorce in a way. It's still very fresh; it's still very like my baby for 10 years. I prefer to take a big distance; maybe next year, it will be finished. I don't do the magazine because I want revenge — you say, revenge?"
On her trim figure: "I don't eat a lot, to be honest — never. I'm a bit like a little bird, picking all day long, but I'm not getting pasta or getting all those things, you know? So I think it's my morphology. I've always been skinny."