Style Inspiration: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

A friend showed me an editorial Julia Restoin-Roitfeld modeled for Vogue China the other day. It is called “From Runway to Her Way”. I think the idea is quite nice because I like to mix designer clothes with H&M, Zara… myself. These “her way” outfits are not really inspirational but they are indeed easy to wear ensembles, that’s why I would like to share them with you gals anyway.

Have a nice weekend! :-)

left: Dolce & Gabbana FW09 | right: dress: Dolce & Gabbana, cardi: United Colors of Benetton, bag: Zara, booties: Paul & Joe

left: Prada FW09 | right: cardi: Prada, tee: Isabel Marant, skirt: Topshop, clutch: Mango

left: Miu Miu FW09 | right: skirt: Miu Miu, top: DKNY, clutch: Topshop

left: Jean Paul Gaultier FW09 | right: Coat: JPG, tee: Zadig & Voltaire, pants: Boss, shoes: Mango, clutch: Zara, belt: Lacoste

Picture Credit: Vogue China


  1. Elysium
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I hope you don’t mind that I go a bit OT here. I am “desperately” looking for a nice white or beige silk blouse, some sort of flounce or decoration is preferable, lace is also acceptable, do you know any brand making this kind of blouse right now?

  2. Posted November 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Dear Elysium, of course I don’t mind. :-D Feel free to post anything here. hehe~~

    Well, according to your wishes, Anne Fontaine is the first and best brand came to my mind. There are many shops in where you live now (check it out at, maybe you can go one of them and have a look? Best Luck!

  3. Elysium
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Qiuyue! From their webpage it looks very promising, I will go to the city tomorrow and have a look.

  4. jibjab
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    She is the daughter of French Vogue Editor-in-chief, Carine, no wonder that fashion is in her blood!
    There is even talk about rivalry between her and Anna Wintour’s daughter, haha

  5. Posted November 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, you are very welcome! Hope you can find something makes your heart sing. :-)

    jibjab: yeah, she might be influenced by her mom a lot. I remember Bee said in “The September Issue” something like that she has no interest in working in the fashion industry. Julia on the contrary seems to enjoy modeling. BTW, She also did the AD for the new fragrance of Jil Sander.

  6. Elysium
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I was at Anne Fontaine today, but most of the pieces were really shirts and not blouses, a bit too stiff for my purpose. Fortunately I was passing by a Zara shop and found a suitable blouse, although it was black and white instead of only white, but I was satisfied. The rest of my blouse budget went straight to the Mors scarf ring. I visited the George V boutique for the first time, it was a lot more relaxed there. There was a CDG belt in black and gold HW, very nice indeed, but I was a bit confused about the size. It says 49, is it the thin one or the thick one?

  7. streetwithnoname
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Love the last look! Kinda like 70s charlies’s angels meet Ali MacGraw in “The love story”. :)

  8. streetwithnoname
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    I kind of like “her way” better as those outfits suit her really well and make her appeal more classic than just “trendy”. I have seen a lot of so called “trend setters” in US (they are everywhere: hollywood, bloggers, streetshot websites…)but I just don’t think they will last. They might look stunning at first glance because of the body type or exotic look so people get all excited and can’t wait to follow, however I think a lot of them just don’t have that “bone” in them hence their style becomes shallow with not much spirit in it. Don’t mind saying: I never care much about Alexa Chung, hehe…But again: I am pretty much stuck at the past and might be just too old to appreciate the “new style”, call it “generation gap”? ;)

  9. Posted November 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, thank you for keeping me updated. Sorry that you couldn’t find a suitable one at AF. But I am happy that you didn’t end up your shopping trip empty handed. Enjoy your Zara blouse! :-D

    We are now Mors scarf ring twins, hehe~~ ;-) Love the shape and design of this scarf ring. BTW, how would you like to use it? I tried it with a twilly as a waist band and also worn it with a scarf as a belt. I think it will look just stunning when simply worn as a necklace using a leather rope.

    As for CDC belt, to be honest I have no idea what the no. 49 stands for. I only know the thinner version is actually called something like mini dog belt. Will ask my SA about this next time and let you know.

  10. Posted November 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    streetwithnoname, hey first of all, you are not old at all! :-P

    Personally I am not a big fan of these trend setters too. IMHO, many of them are trying too hard just to be trendy and cool. I appreciate effortless chic much more.

    Talking about these “her way” outfits, they are very classic and wearable. But also a little bit boring, if only there are something more interesting twisted, they will be perfect for me. ;-)

  11. Elysium
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I think the Mors scarf ring looks best when wearing the scarf as a belt or a top. Can you take a photo of twilly as a waist band? I have been curious about it for a while. I like the engraving on this scarf ring – “Bijouterie Fantaisie”, it is a very creative piece indeed.

    It would be really great if you could ask about the CDC belt, thanks in advance!

  12. streetwithnoname
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Heehee, I don’t 100% agree w/u. But please don’t take this wrong. Well, fashion is a world full of diversity; and style is something very personal, just like you found her outfits “boring” but they are interesting to me: #1, the animal print dress; #2 the funky print mini; #3, yes this one seems a bit too classic but the top kinda stands out of the crowd and if only I can see what shoes she’s wearing; #4, hands down my favorite, the fur coat + winter neutral together is very much my cup of tea. :)
    If I dare say you are much an accessory girl and play really well with colors, so I can see why you think her outfits are dull in a way as she doesn’t wear necklace and is very into neutrals (from these few pictures)! :)

  13. Posted November 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, sure. I’ll take a picture next time~~

    streetwithnoname, I am 100% agree with you that style is very personal. That’s why I said “they will be perfect for ME”. ;-)

    I’m very pleased that you enjoyed these looks, coz I wasn’t sure if they are really style inspirations. Now I know it is worth posting and won’t hesitate next time. Thank you for your input and support! :-)

    P.S. you are very right about my personal style preferences (accessories and the mix of colors). heihei~~ Among these 4 looks, #3 is my fave. It’s a pity that the shoes she worn weren’t showed.