Julia Restoin Roitfeld Talks Boobs, Babies, And Her Buddy Tom Ford
We know being jealous of a baby is just a teensy bit pathetic, but who can blame us when the baby in question is the spawn of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her model boyfriend, Robert Konjic, and the grandchild of the one and only Carine? And who already has a designer wardrobe to rival most editor’s? Cut us some slack here, guys.
Restoin-Roitfeld sat down with the New York Post to talk about her chic mommy website, Romy & The Bunnies, which she launched this year and named after her now almost-one-year-old daughter Romy Nicole. The site features sweet illustrations by the 32-year-old’s talented friends, throwback photos from her childhood, product recommendations, and more. And by the sounds of things, Julia is just the sort of stylish, unfussy voice that’s missing in the mommy blogosphere.
On her approach to maternity dressing:
“It’s no secret I like to dress a bit sexy and body conscious, and as soon as I was pregnant, it was like it was not appropriate to dress the way that I dress. And that really annoyed me, in a way. It’s a wrong message that dressing feminine and sexy and being a mother can’t go together.”
On what she misses about being pregnant:
“My boobs have gotten a lot smaller since giving birth. They got huge and then poof, disappeared. It was very, very sad.”
On Romy’s high fashion baby duds:
“Tom Ford gave me high heels for the baby. They’re a little kitten heel with a velvet rope that you tie. It’s like a collection piece. I have to put it on the bookshelf, framed. I got leather diaper pants from Alexander Wang. And I got an amazing Givenchy shirt from Ricardo [Tisci] and this you can wear. It’s from the season with the black panther….She’s been so spoiled. I just try to store everything. Her closet is a whole museum now.”
Infant-sized high heels by the man behind the infamous (and, incidentally, Carine-styled) Gucci pubic hair ad?! We can only imagine what the mothers who were enraged at Suri Cruise’s dress up pair would say.
Watch the video below to hear Carine talk about her latest baby, CR Fashion Book: