While the Obama's visited Europe to attend the G20 meeting in London or the NATO Summit in France and Germany, Nicolas and Carla had the opportunity to the be their hosts. While Barack and Nicolas were in meetings, the two ladies embarked in some diplomatic activities and cultural visits around Strasbourg and Baden Baden.
They welcomed their US counterparts at the NATO summit arrival ceremony at the the Palais Rohan on April 3, 2009 in Strasbourg. Carla wore a lovely grey coat by Christian Dior with her usual flats, while Michelle opted for a more loaded style in a flowery coat. Both ladies seem to have coincided in their choices for tied bow coats. Afterwards, the two ladies discussed issues at a private meeting, revealing a purple dress by Thakoon of Michelle and a classic cut grey dress by the lovely Mrs Bruni. At the dinner at the Kurhaus on April 3, 2009 in Baden Baden, both ladies also chose a little black dress. Carla combined hers with a perfect purple clutch. We loved the ruffles in her dress. The next day, Carla engaged as host and took Michelle and the other First Ladies to the Cathedral of Starsbourg on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg. She wore a refreshing purple and black combination and added the detail of a colourful belt.
It was mentioned that Michelle presented Carla with a Gibson guitar. Certainly a different kind of diplomatic present (no less was the Ipod given by the Obama's to Her Majesty the Queen of England!). At the end of the day Carla and Michelle agreed they would work together to fight against AIDS. Carla is already involved in AIDS with the UN (UNAIDS).
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