Pocket watch: Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II

Carine Roitfeld and Naoki Takizawa talk about the new 2016 Spring and Summer Collection

So BusiChic, I have gotten myself into the habitual habit of konmari-ing my life. Kon mari is the practice outlined in Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up” where you keep the things that spark joy and only purchase things that bring you joy. No holding to things that make you feel blergh or mindless purchasing allowed!

When konmari-ing my clothes, there’s something that consistently sparks joy for me. Don’t get me wrong; unlike the author, I do not enjoy tidying up… which probably speaks to the fact that I’ve a fair bit of tidying up to go – however, I digress. I have noticed when reaching for an item of clothing, there is one particular feature that transcends all things such as favourite colour, delicious fabrication or “clean”. This feature, dear BusiChics is POCKETS!

Oh glorious pockets! A place to stash a lipbalm or change for a coffee, a handy tissue for emergencies or the ultimate; your phone*! I adore the hands-free life where one doesn’t have to worry about *leaving something behind*!

The gents have it so easy as trousers come with at least the bare minimum of TWO pockets and blazers often have that delicious inner pocket BUT particularly when it comes to corporate fashion; ladies are hard done by in this category!

In fact I’d argue that “feminist” clothing; clothing that empowers women to have the same opportunity as men, is clothing that has pockets.

So while this is but a humble fashion blog, I am proud to introduce a new regular feature: Pocket Watch. Where whenever I spy a stylish work-appropriate article of clothing, I WILL BREAK NEWS to share it with you.

Now this does not mean that you have to drop everything to click-through or run out and buy it. Like quotas, it’s more a helpful nudge so that you know it’s there if you so need it.

Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo

While she identifies herself more as “matriarchal” than “femininist”, Carine Roitfeld has still done a good thing for the sisterhood in her latest collaboration with Japanese clothing retailer, Uniqlo.

Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II hero shot

A look from Carine Roitfeld’s latest collaboration with Uniqlo

carine roitfeld x Uniqlo II style tip

The collection is sexy without being “tacky” with pieces that can be buttoned up and down for work and play.

In the movie accompanying the collection, Roitfeld says that she calls this second collection “Working Girl”, with the offering for those “who need to look beautiful and perfectible all day long.”

The skirts

One of the key pieces in the collection are the skirts. There are five different styles of skirts; four have pockets and are shown here:

Cotton Pencil Skirt

Carine Cotton Pencil Skirt – a lighter fabrication as Japan and Europe are heading into Spring.

Carine wrap skirt

Carine wrap skirt, available in two colours.

Carine Cotton Pencil Skirt

Carine Cotton Pencil Skirt, available in a number of colours.

The bomber jacket

And it turns out that the former French Vogue editor has a similar enthusiasm for pockets!

carine roitfeld x Uniqlo II style tip pockets

carine roitfeld x Uniqlo II style tip pockets 1 carine roitfeld x Uniqlo II style tip pockets the new handbag


Let’s see more of the gorgeous campaign imagery:

Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II 1 bomber jacket, camo distressed print top and cotton pencil skirt
Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II bomber jacket and pencil skirt

Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II blazer and faux leather skirt
Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo II the print

Shop now

The Carine Roitfeld for Uniqlo collection is now ON SALE – as in reduced – both in-store in Melbourne and Sydney or online:


*also pockets properly angled and deep enough that your phone does have the habit of falling out!!

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