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I almost didn't recognize her. She looks as if she's going to laugh

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OOOH MY GOOODNESS!!! SUPERB! She looks gorgeous, sexy and sophisticated! Love the hairstyle and the peep-toe-stockings

 
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Julia Restoin Roitfeld on Paris

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^ Lovely! Thanks for sharing .

I love the images they chose to accompany Julia's answers .

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The last time I was in Paris, I sat in Cafe de Flore and people-watched while having a glass of wine. It was perfection!

 
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Fashion's hottest couple is an overused phrase, but these two are really something. His smile appears in Gucci adverts; she smoulders in fashion show front rows next to her legendarily cool maman Carine Roitfeld, out-going editor of Vogue Paris. He was voted the number eight male model of all time in a recent Vogue poll; she was picked by Tom Ford to be the face of his perfume Black Orchid. He won't get out of bed for Marks & Spencer ('They said I was too expensive for them now, and I am!'); she has set up her own design and consultancy company in New York. They are, in short, a perfect pairing.

All couples have 'the story' of how they got together. Sitting on the bed where they have just been tumbling for our photo shoot, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Robert Konjic tell their story in excited, overlapping sentences.

Robert: We met five years ago in New York, very briefly, but we only got together almost two years ago. It's been a long build-up.
Julia: First I had a boyfriend, then he wasn't available, then we were both…
R: Single.
J: Our friends set us up.
R: Your mother said we should get together, didn't she?
J: No, she would never say that, because you were with someone else. But when I mentioned you she would always say [adopts dreamy voice], 'Ah, how is my little Robert?'
R: Then a party of us went to Mexico on holiday for New Year and there was only one bungalow so we had to share it, and there was only a double bed.
J: We were already a couple without being a couple, carrying each other's bags…
R: At first we were very well-behaved. Until the last two days.
J: At least we got to know each other first.
R: We're very similar. We're both Scorpio, born a week apart. She's like a Mini-Me.
J: Ahem! We just get along. It's easy.

He is a puppyish 35, born in Sweden to Croatian parents who eloped when his mother was scandalously young. 'Fifteen, actually.' He lives in London, in a maisonette in West Kensington. Julia, 30, is based in New York, where she trained in design at Parsons. Most of their time together is spent in London. At friends' dinner parties in Dalston they sing karaoke and jump on the sofas. In the West End, they love Bungalow 8. 'You don't get all that champagne-squirting nonsense there,' says Robert. 'It feels more like a lazy hang-out where you go to shoot pool after school.' They're both uneasy about the attention they get online. 'I just shut down two fake Twitter accounts,' says Robert. 'I just shut down three,' says Julia. 'It's bizarre. Someone must have a lot of time on their hands to pretend they are us.'

When Julia speaks, Robert, reclining in the background, gazes at her. She doesn't notice. This is their last day together, she flies back to New York tomorrow. They have a rule not to spend more than three weeks apart, and find ways of getting round the absences. 'Last year he called me on our anniversary, saying, "Look inside your wardrobe." ' He'd hidden a present in it before he left - a stingray leather jewellery box. 'He was lucky I hadn't already found it, because I organise my wardrobe weekly.'

This is a couple who know how to treat each other well. 'The other day I made her a Swedish princess cake with sponge, marzipan, cream and jam. I used to be a baker before I was a model.' Julia sighs. 'If I indulged myself all the time as much as I want to, I'd be in trouble. You've got to be disciplined.'

For Christmas, she made him a tiny photo book of '100 snogs - photos of all our kisses through the year'. Do they take a lot of photos? Julia and Robert laugh guiltily. 'At New Year my friend said she'd never seen a couple take so many pictures. We overshoot,' says Robert. 'We fill up a whole memory card in a few hours. But that's how you catch a moment, no? What was the advice for posing that your mum used to give you and your brother? Chin down…'

'Angry eyes, big lips!' says Julia. 'When I was shooting the Black Orchid commercial for Tom Ford, they suggested I should blow a little through my lips, like Kate Moss does.' Julia has known Ford her whole life; her mother worked with him at YSL for six years before leaving to edit Vogue Paris and since her shock resignation from the title in December, rumours have been rife that she may be planning to collaborate with him again.

'It's impossible to take a bad photo of Julia,' sighs Robert. His personal trademark is his 'Riviera smile', deployed so well in his modelling campaign for Nautica sportswear. He looks like he has never had an orthodontic care in his life. 'My smile is my secret weapon, my blue steel. I call it my "white shine". It's my money maker.'

Julia grew up going to fashion shows. 'I was dragged along when my mother couldn't get a babysitter.' Carine Roitfeld was appointed editor of Vogue Paris when Julia was 20. 'I didn't realise the importance of it at all. I wasn't into fashion…' ('You were into Britpop,' says Robert. 'No, that was earlier.') Then Julia began to get caught up in fashion. For four years she has been employed by Miu Miu as a consultant, putting together mood boards, imagining what girls her age will want to wear next year.

Today, she's wearing her mother's 1970s Hermès cuff ('Very torture chamber,' coos Robert, approvingly) and a gold Victorian snake ring that curls round her middle finger, a real ruby winking as its eye, that Robert bought her from Liberty. She asks his advice a lot. 'It's good to get a man's opinion on what you wear.' Known for her sexy taste in clothes (think bronzed bare legs and tight Hervé Léger bandage dresses), Julia admits she only owns one pair of trousers: 'A leather pair.' She loves high, high heels, but not when she is out for the day with Robert. 'He walks too fast for me to keep up.'

Julia's mother always shared 'her time, her energy' with the family. 'She raised us properly and had a great career - it's possible to do both. I always remember my parents having dinner parties and travelling, as well as making time to take us to riding classes, ballet classes, clowning classes, Russian classes…' Carine would frequently ask the family for editorial advice. 'She would come home with two or three collages and, it's funny, we would always agree with her and want the less commercial choice when perhaps people at the magazine would want the other one.'

Her mother will enjoy being 'free' again, after ten years in charge of Vogue Paris. 'She was very creative as a fashion director before and suddenly she was running a business. It's a big, big responsibility being editor. She gave so much and learned so much as well, but I think it was very stressful and I think she missed being 100 per cent creative. She had to be more politically correct.' That said, she still managed to put Carolyn Murphy and black male transvestite model Andre J in matching minidresses on the cover in 2007. 'Now she's going to see what else the world has to offer.' When Julia last spoke to her mother, she was calling from Chiva-Som spa in Thailand.

Julia would love to act and has been taking classes at Stella Adler in New York. She celebrated her 30th birthday last year, filling the New York restaurant Indochine with friends including Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, models
Lily Donaldson, Lara Stone and Helena Christensen and the gallerist Dasha Zhukova. Julia wore a scarlet lace dress made for her by Peter Dundas at Pucci - skintight and thigh-skimming, of course.

But what about their future as a couple? 'Babies!' blurts out Robert spontaneously, though they're both ambivalent about marriage: Carine and Julia's father, creative director of fashion company Equipment, Christian Restoin never married, and Robert has already been divorced once. 'It doesn't mean you love each other more or less, it's just an affirmation,' ponders Robert. 'I always said [to Julia] you can do the party, have the dress…' 'My 30th was stressful enough,' laughs Julia. 'So I don't know how bad a wedding would be. I'd like to raise a family in London. I love New York but I'm a European, I miss European values, history, culture. Over here my friends are getting married. In New York it's all about work and career. My friends are all 35, still single and partying. It kind of scares me, cos that's not at all the life I want. When I first arrived in NY I was like, "Wow, it's so much fun," but now I'm slightly bored with it.'

R: Shall we go to the Armani party tonight?
J: Shall we stay home and watch Glee?





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Thanks! they're such a hot couple

 
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Stunning!

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Guys is it just me or does that article reflect their tad narcissism and might I say shallowness? I'm Julia's number one fan, honestly, but I feel this article wasn't really written to her advantage - it's just a mere reflection of superficiality and the fondness of their own beauty that frankly I never really picked up on while reading other articles and interviews about her (or Robert for that matter)...

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^ I have to agree, especially for Robert

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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld And Robert Konjic In Hercules 09 [Nov 2010]




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They make a really lovely couple, hot pics and I liked the interview, their both charming

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^ I have to agree, especially for Robert
Agree, Robert comes off as a complete Narcissist

Though I feel (hope) that maybe the journalist's writing style is making us misconstrue statements that were actually said in a more playful manner? He/she seems to lend a strange tone to the entire article.

I've noticed this with many fashion journalists lately, particularly people who are friends with the subjects they are writing about (Derek Blasberg being one of the biggest offenders). The journalist doesn't give a professional enough portrayal of the person they are writing about and it paints the subject in a less sophisticated manner by result.

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Was her boyfriend ever big as a model? I had never heard of him / seen him before they dated.

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Guys is it just me or does that article reflect their tad narcissism and might I say shallowness? I'm Julia's number one fan, honestly, but I feel this article wasn't really written to her advantage - it's just a mere reflection of superficiality and the fondness of their own beauty that frankly I never really picked up on while reading other articles and interviews about her (or Robert for that matter)...
I wouldn't expect any less though, they're practically socialites.

 
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