Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nicolas and Carla receive the Browns in Paris

The Presidential couple of France met their British counterpart, Gordon and Sarah Brown, in Paris for a private dinner at Carla's house on January 14th. You can view pictures of the private meeting below:

Gallery from Daylife

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Carla to attend Gaza summit in Istanbul

Emine Erdoğan, the wife of Prime Minister of Turkey, invited France’s first lady, invited Carla Bruni along with other First Ladies to a summit in Ankara to stop the attacks in Gaza that started earlier on this week.

Emine and Carla will be joined by Spain's First Lady Sonsoles Espinosa, Syria’s Asma Asad, Jordan’s Queen Raina Al Abdullah, the Lebanese president’s wife, Vefa Süleyman, Azerbaijan’s Mihriban Aliyev, Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma and Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Carla Bruni with David Lettterman

Carla was at the David Letterman show in November talking about herself and her new album. Check the interview at Youtube.

Carla Bruni reveals details in French interview

Carla Bruni acknowledged in a French TV interview (titled "Carla Bruni in complete freedom") show that her wedding with Mr Sarkozy was planned only 2 days in advance. That was the reason why she chose a dress "off the rack" from Hermes' Parisian boutique.

She also revealed she curtsied to Queen Elizabeth in the French State Visit (although wifes of the head of state don't need to): "she revealed she was nervous about meeting the Queen and was given specific instructions by diplomats on what to wear and say". Carla says: "I really wanted to curtsy to the Queen, and we had a lot of fun with my friend Marianne Faithfull, who had already met the Queen," Bruni-Sarkozy said. "She (Faithfull) is a British citizen, and she showed me 50 different kinds of curtsies, including some that involved practically throwing yourself on the floor, and it was very funny. I did not imagine that people would talk about the curtsy that much afterwards," she added.


Carla to attend Sidaction benefit gala

Carla is a confirmed guest at the Sidaction benefit gala to happen the 29th January, during Couture week in Paris. Carla's brother died of AIDS in 2006 and she has been active in fighting the disease for the last few years.

She has officially been appointed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Ambassador for the protection of mothers and children against AIDS in AIDS day. You can read Carla's inagurational speech here.

(from left) Associate Director of UNICEF’s Programme Partnerships, Pascal Villeneuve, Executive Director of the Global Fund, Michel Kazatchkine, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Michel Sidibé. (Élysée Palace)

Press release from the Global Fund
UNAIDS webpage on Carla's appointment

Carla and Nicolas visit the St Denis children hospital

Carla and Nicolas visited the St Denis children hospital to give out Christmas presents to the children who were there.

Picture by Hola
Gallery from Daylife

Holiday in Brazil

Carla and Nicolas were off to Brasil for Christmas, where they attended some official activities such as the birth of two turtles from the Dermochelys Coriacea family and a favela catwalk in Rio de Janeiro at the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela, where Carla spent her birthday. Paps also caught Carla exercising in the beach with her bodyguard and reportedly, Nicolas exercised everyday in the marvellous Brazilian beaches in the company of more bodyguards. Apparently a ship from the marine was inspecting the coast to guarantee their safe stay.

They spent Christmas Eve in Itacaré with Carla's son and father at the Txai Resort hotel, where they are staying. Brasil is where Carla's biological father, Maurizio Remmert, lives with his wife and two daughters, Consuelo and Violeta, in Brazil. Consuelo started not long ago working for the Elisee.

The couple apparently returned to France on the 29th December.

Pictures from Hola in the beach
Visit to the the Modern Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro: Monday, Dec. 22, 2008.
Opening of a "France in Brazil" year, on December 22, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a French institute that provides breast milk for malnourished newborns, in Rio de Janeiro.
Carla at the Cantagalo favela in Rio de Janeiro on December 23.