This was the news of today and it is the end of an era – Carine Roitfeld, 56, leaves Vogue Paris. After ten years of Editor in Chief, she wants to concentrate on personal projects.

Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising und editorial success.

Carine was the woman widely tipped to take over from Anna Wintour at the fashion magazine’s flagship US title. If Condé Nast had announced this today, I would have been less surprised than hearing about her decision to step down.

The French former model will leave the magazine in the end of January, an announcement about her replacement will be made in the coming weeks. Figaro’s Virginie Mouzat name is floating here and there…

Carine, you will be missed!

LoL, Sandra