Okay, Carine is not a "girl". Not in age, not in style and certainly not in attitude. She is to me the epitome of high fashion in the real world, more so than Anna Wintour. Carine has a realness that enables you to envison what a runway / trend look will look like on real women.
I mean, you would NEVER EVER see Anna Wintour in a denim skirt:
Carine also has a sort of rebellious quirkiness in her choices. And we share a love contrast. This skirt, for example, could look wrong in so many ways, but pair it with the more serious and preppy look of the blouse and it works!
I get the impression that Carines dresses according to how she's feeling that day. Her look can go from very chic french madame...
This is a woman who knows herself well enough to be comfortable with change. So often you see (older) women who always look the same and sometimes even out of date. And though many might say: "Oh that's her personal style." etc, I find myself thinking "... or maybe she's just stuck in a rut, unwilling and/or unable to change."
No matter what she's wearing Carine always looks modern and nothing short of fabulous. There is no doubt in my mind; When I grow up, I want to be just like Carine Roitfeld.