Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mother Xmas

Carla gives out Christmas presents to children, yesterday in the Elysee

Picture: El Mundo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Carla visits child hospital

Carla visited today the Raymond Poincaré (Garches) hospital to deliver presents to the children who are hospitalized there. Her foundation, Fondation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is also giving a sum of 73000 Euros to improve the wellfare of children in the hospital and their families. The fund will be used to install computers, a cinema, a unit for handicapped children so that children can learn and enjoy while at hospitals.

Carla to collaborate in David Bowie tribute

Yes, as you hear it. Carla will participate in a tribute to be released in May 2010 to David Bowie of which the donations will go to the War Child foundation. Charlotte Gainsbourg will also be involved.

Carla's interview for Sept à Huit

Carla has been interviewed by Sept à Huit where she explained different questions on her relationship with Nicolas and her life as First Lady.

She mentioned in the interview how she is happier living with Nicolas than alone, how she keeps a close relationship with Bernadette Chirac, reexplained that she has nothing to do with the politics of her husband... she also took the time to reply to the polls saying that the French do not relate fully with her and Nicolas saying that perhaps it is all about the "glamorous" pictures that go out, but that in reality it's not like that. We know Carla how you have been in disguise visiting the SAMU recently, so we believe you (check the video of Carla's visit to the SAMU by clicking here or the link below)! She also spoke about her work against AIDS.

Check out the video of Carla's interview in French
Check out Carla's visit to SAMU

Carla visits the SAMU social

Carla's homeless friend

We have come across another lovely story by Carla Bruni explaining how she regularly meets a friend of hers called Denis who lives in the streets. Denis confirmed this information to and mentioned that Carla asked him to participate singing in one of her albums. Apparently, Carla and Denis have similar music tastes and she visits him regularly and they talk about music and literature.

Denis also confirmed he refused Carla's offer to live in a hotel during the winter because he "wouldn't know what to do surrounded by 4 walls". He also referred to Carla as a "great lady".

Read the article in spanish here

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Carla's personal workout

We have always wondered what Carla does to look so good. We have recently found out that she follows the "Tectonic Workout" method by Julie Imperiali. Julie also trains Mr Sarkozy and helped him lose 4 kg since the start. The method focuses on physical, psychological wellbeing as well as alimentation. You can watch Carla talking about her workout in French in this video.

To read more on Julie Imperiali's method, click here.

Julie Imperiali: Interview de Carla Bruni - kewego
Carla Bruni nous donne ses impressions concernant la méthode Tectonic qu'elle utilise pour rester en forme depuis plus de 3 ans avec Julie

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Moroccan Xmas for Nicolas and Carla

According to Le Parisien and Aujourd'hui newspapers, the French presidential couple will spend next Christmas in Morocco, under the invitation of His Majesty the King of Morocco. The Couple is due to stay in one of the King's palace. This invitation is apparently a "thank you" invitation from the King, who was deeply touched by the invitation for the couple to have tea at their residence when the King's brother was hospitalised in Paris last october. We hope this will strengthen French-Moroccan relationships and hope to see Carla soon on an official trip to Morocco, perhaps as a visitor to one of the King's sisters or the King's wife, who are sometimes involved in international campaigns. Lalla Salma, the King's wife, works on cancer research and cancer awareness following her mother's death from this illness.

Read the article by Le Figaro

Friday, December 4, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009

Carla participated in an interview with Michel Kazatchkine to be aired in a few countries on the World AIDS Day 2009, last Monday 1st December. The first lady also produced an official statement which you can read in her official webpage, in Le Monde (French) and in the FT (English). A great gallery of the interview shooting and behind-the-scenes pictures can be checked out here.

In order to highlight the current state of HIV and AIDS globally, as well as the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the Global Fund’s Ambassador for the protection of mothers and children against AIDS, and Professor Michel Kazatchkine, the Global Fund’s Executive Director, made a number of joint media appearances for World AIDS Day.
Official information on the interview was included in the Global Fund webpage. You can view the complete interview by Carla by clicking here or in the link provided below or Spanish newspaper El Pais has also included a full transcript (Spanish).

Regarding the question on whether Carla's involvement had to do because of the death of her brother by this disease, she replied

"But my role with the global fund is really not linked to my brother's situation," she said. "My brother was lucky to live in France, to be treated in France, to have access to care, have access to the best hospitals. I am now a spokeswoman for people who have access to nothing."
Also interesting to read is this article on Carla's secret night visits to outskirts hospitals of Paris, which we already reported.

Full interview with Carla on the TV5MONDE website