113 10 Questions: Julia Restoin Roitfeld

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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld just gave birth to the sure-to-be stylish baby of long-term boyfriend Robert Konjic—a baby girl named Romy Nicole Konjic. As the world awaits for JRR’s offspring to make her first public (or perhaps editorial) appearance, we’re equally as anxious to find out what Carine Roitfeld, Julia’s mother, will go by—Granny? Nana? Grams? She’s suggested “Madame” in the past. We caught up with the new mom recently and found out about her worst nightmare, her memories of Disneyland, and why she’s been wearing the same fragrance for the past 15 years.

ELLE: What is your favorite smell?
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld: The smell of hot sand, the ocean, and sunscreen. I have been wearing Aqua Motu from Comptoir Sud Pacifique for almost 15 years—and that’s what it reminds me of.

ELLE: What do you consider the epitome of happiness?
JRR: Right now, being an expecting mother with the man I love. I couldn’t think of anything that makes me happier.

ELLE: How do you define luxury?
JRR: Any little extra something that makes you feel special and happy.

ELLE: What is the last dream you remember?
JRR: Last night I had a dream that a hairdresser chopped off all my hair into a bob, and I was trying to grow it back. It was more of a nightmare!

ELLE: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
JRR: Disneyland!

ELLE: What’s the last book you read and loved?
JRR: Kids by Patti Smith, because it reminds me how everything is possible in New York.

ELLE: Describe your home’s aesthetic.
JRR: Very minimalist yet feminine. Lots of white and a mixture of vintage and modern.

ELLE: What are your vices?
JRR: Big Macs—especially at the airport!

ELLE: Describe yourself in five words or less.
JRR: Passionate, faithful, a bit too honest.

ELLE: What possession will you never throw away?
JRR: A gold ring with a small ruby I got from my grandmother that she got as a child from her father.

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