Carine Roitfeld can be herself now she no longer edits French Vogue.

The fashionista quit her role as editor-in-chief of the prestigious magazine - handing over to Emmanuelle Alt earlier this month - and says now she doesn't have the high-pressured job, she will be able to relax a bit more.

She said: "People sometimes think I'm very cold, but I'm not. I'm a very shy person. When people know me, I'm not cold; I'm quite a nice person. It's difficult as the editor of a magazine to be totally yourself because you're a bit frightened.

"Now I think I go back where I was ten years ago, so I get younger, which is always good. Younger with dreams and younger with energy. Younger with risk, because now it will be my own risk; it won't be Vogue's risk. Always I will be a risky woman. I will keep this legend."

Carine also spoke about her rift with Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere and says they have now put their differences aside.

She told style.com: "I love Nicolas Ghesquiere. There were these problems with Balenciaga last season, but I know him since the beginning. I was one of the biggest supporters of Nicolas, and I just saw him for a cup of tea and now everything is fine again between Nicolas and me. Sometimes people like to put oil on the fire, to make something bigger, and afterwards with blogs and the internet, things get out of= proportion. But now it's gone back like before and I'm very happy because I think he's full of talent."