11.11.2009

The one where I try to figure out what Carine-sans-pants means for womankind



On the one hand, here is a woman, 55 years of age* wearing a completely sheer lace dress over a strapless satin leotard with over-the-knee lace-up boots.

But then of course, it's Carine.

Co-nun-drum.


* I debated whether or not to include her age, but in the end decided it was necessary. On her it doesn't matter (ageless is sexy!) but on average woman Jane Doe it ends up being the main point (cougar fashion!).

18 comments:

Kristen Masters said...

hmmm i dunno. I don't really think its okay

Gabriela said...

i think it might mean "yikes"!

Morgan Ashley said...

Its crazy, but lovely I must say, she's super confident, so the outfit mos def takes away from her age....I agree though with...yikes!!!

xo

Morgan Ashley said...

Its crazy, but lovely I must say, she's super confident, so the outfit mos def takes away from her age....I agree though with...yikes!!!

xo

laia. said...

Honestly, this makes me happy that I can always count on Anna W. to appear in a killer knee-length dress and a fur.

(even if I generally hate her shoes? this is true.)

dust said...

I'm confused... yesterday photoshop-perfect body was not good enough for us, today we have a real woman that is not ashamed of her imperfections. Two extremes, hard to judge.

Isabel said...

Damn, she really is ageless.

laia. said...

dust: well, yesterdays cover was mostly about the ugly balmain dress, with added bonus of missing hipbone. today is not so much about carine's imperfections (i mean, does she even HAVE any?) and more about age-appropriateness really (is it a real thing that matters? i dont know that they are necessarily intertwines...

gi. said...

yaaa, when i saw this i was honestly kind of shocked. i don't think it has anything to do with her age, i just think the outfit is horrendous. i love carine, like every other woman, but im just not sure what she was trying to do here...

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Kristen Masters said...

yeah its kinda the outfit in general not necessarily that she's in her 50s. The cape jacket thing for me is the only thing saving the outfit from being a bit goth hooker? I know its Carine and she has all the street cred in the world but still...

dust said...

I get it, but questions pop up just to amuse us... I'm getting older, 35 to be precise, there is part of me that really hopes to do and look like that, at that age... only I don't have the excuse of living eccentric life style of fashionable crowd....

Marta Represa said...

Shocked. Not because of her age or anything...I just don't think her outfit is really chic.

KD said...

I'm not actually such a huge fan of Carine but I love leotards and tights together, so why not?

pachuco hands said...

Madonna much?

Molly Rose said...

interesting... but she kind of pulls it off.

Catherine said...

I think there are 2 things that allow her to pull this off: 1) She has a great body for someone of any age. 2) She's the editor-in-chief of French Vogue.

If you're not a major fashion icon, you should not attempt this— and even if you are, you still may get criticized. But hey, you only live once. Good for her. I wouldn't have the guts to pull this off at any age!

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WendyB said...

Catherine, the commenter above, is right. Sometimes it's just part of the job.

laia. said...

"part of the job" makes sense but bums me out in a way...