Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nicolas and Carla receive Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

The couple received the Princely couple of Sweden, who recently married, at the Elysee.

Carla leaves the Carlyle Hotel

Carla leaves the Carlyle Hotel, where they stayed during their working visit.

Carla, at the General Assembly

Carla Bruni Sarkozy, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, watches on as her husband speaks at the United Nations General Assembly.

More of NY....

Carla leaves her hotel in NY with a Dior handbag...

Nicolas Sarkozy, his wife Carla Bruni Sarkozy and Nicolas' son, Louis Sarkozy, enjoy their first day in New York having lunch in Amaranth, an Italian restaurant where they had dinned during their last trip. After lunch, they headed back to their hotel, The Carlyle, where they normally stay. The family visited Best Buy.

Later in the afternoon, Louis, accompanied by a secret service agent, went to Central Park to play with a strange, futuristic toy.

Carla visits New York for Millennium Development Goals summit

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attended a meeting with her husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the United Nations as part of the Millennium Development Goals summit on September 20, 2010 in New York City.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The couple met the French champions who won fame during the 2010 Tour de France on July 25, 2010.

Carla and Woody film in Paris

Carla looked beautiful while filming her film with Woody Allen in Paris, today

Picture Elmundo

Friday, July 16, 2010

Carla Bruni at Bastille day 2010

Carla was present at the traiditional 14th July parade. She wore a dark blue dress with a chignon and sat with their guests, the wives of African prime ministers.

Check out all the pictures at Purepeople

Carla meets the African First Ladies

African dignataries were invited to be present at the traditional parade in the Champs Elysees of Paris for the Bastille Day this year. Their wives were welcomed one day before the event by the lovely Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy, wearing a black dress and kitten heels.

Check out all the pictures at Purepeople

Friday, June 18, 2010

Anniversary of the appel du general Charles de Gaulle

On the 70th anniversary of the appel du general Charles de Gaulle, Nicolas and Carla travelled to London, where the appel took place from the BBC Head offices.

Charles de Gaulle's words that day - exactly 70 years ago on June 18, 1940 - called on the French never to abandon the struggle against the Nazi invaders. 'The flame of French resistance must not and will not be extinguished,' he thundered.

Today, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla visited the BBC to celebrate the event. They will meet Prince Charles, pay homage to De Gaulle's statue in West London, and lunch with David Cameron at Number 10. The Sarkozy's also met Prince Charles.

This was the ocassion of our two stylish and admirable ladies meeting for the first time, Carla Bruni Sarkozy and Samantha Cameron. They accompained their husbands to several events with veterans to mark World War 2. The ladies looked perfect: Carla chose a simple gray shift dress by Dior with peep-toe pumps by Louboutin and a black purse while Samantha went for a black and white ensemble by Emilia Wickstead that highlighted her pregnancy. This is Samantha's first official event.

Judging from the pictures, it seems that the two ladies got on really well together. Carla even flicked a fly from Samantha's dress! We are looking forward to seeing them again working together!

Check a gallery at Sky
Also see a video of the visit to BBC here!

Read more:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Born HIV free

Carla launched a campaign to eliminate HIV in newborns. Check the video out down here!

Don't forget to sign up!

Official Youtube page of the campaign

Interview with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on illiteracy

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Marie-Thérèse Geffroy gave an interview on the theme of fighting illiteracy to the TV programme Les Maternelles (France 5).

Unfortunately their site's videos don't work very well but if you have facebook you can see the video at their page there!

Follow this link for the video: link of Les Maternelles

Also in Youtube:

Carla visits Champs-Elysees exposition

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy tour exhibitions along the Champs-Elysees in Paris for the Nature Capitale festival, May 24, 2010.

Check more pictures here

And here!

Photo credit Economic Times and Reuters

Carla in Liberation

Probably I should have mentioned before that Carla did a series of interviews with the newspaper Liberation. Highly recommended (although in French!). Carla talks about politics, her ideas, personal life...

Check the video out here

Friday, May 14, 2010

Official visit to China

With the ocassion of the opening of the Shangai Expo, Nicolas and Carla visited China.

The couple visited the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and the Xian warriors, and toured the Forbidden City in Shangai. They were also present in Shangai to inaugurate the French pavillion of the Expo.

Check some more pics in Huffington post
A video in Youtube at the Expo
Even more pictures in Beijing

Monday, March 29, 2010

Carla and Nicolas in New York

The couple in Columbia University

Eating in Central Park

The couple visited the US once more for a visit to Columbia University. They will also meet the Obamas tomorrow. Carla looked as always gorgeous with her chic chignon.

The couple stood at the Carlyle Hotel as always and ate lunch with Nicolas son, Louis, at Central Park, in the Boat House restaurant. There, we saw them cuddling like any other couple.

Read more in The Daily Mail
Check Getty Images for a gallery!

What does Carla listen to?

As a musician herself, Carla knows what's best. The First Lady listens to... "Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Georges Brassens, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux...".

Carla, chief editor of Madame Figaro

Carla with the team and shooting in Palais de Tokyo (pictures from Le Figaro)

Carla has been this last week the chief editor of the women magazine Madame Figaro. In it, she features an interview with Bono from U2 and also her private causes such as analphabetism and AIDS.

On the ocassion the magazine had the First Lady answering questions by French people, she answered one per day on her favourite music, how interested she is in the environment, etc... Check out the different videos here (in French, although I will try to translate them soon!)

How does what people say affect you? « À quel point ce que l’on dit sur vous, vous touche ? » >>
How do you conciliate your life as an artist, first lady and wife-mother? « Comment arrivez-vous à concilier votre vie d’artiste, de première dame et de femme au foyer ? » >>
What is there in your MP3? « Qu’y a-t-il dans votre MP3 ? » >>
Are you interested in environment and ecology? « Êtes-vous une citoyenne écolo ? » >>
How do you conciliate a wardrobe of first lady and that of an artist? « Comment concilie-t-on un vestiaire de première dame et un vestiaire d’artiste ? » >>

Check out the pictures of the "behind the scenes"!

Read Carla's interview on the opportunity to direct the magazine (Google translate)

Official page: Carla Bruni, redactrice en chef

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Carla votes on regional elections

Check out the pictures of Carla voting with her husband on regional elections here

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Carla writes for Le Monde

Carla wrote an article on HIV for the French newspaper Le Monde. The article was published on the 8th March.

Read it at Le Monde here
Translation by Google

Or read the French version here:

A peine plus de cent ans après la première journée des femmes de 1909, le monde a de nombreuses raisons de se réjouir. Pourtant, cet hommage à l'émancipation sociale, politique et économique des femmes a peu de sens pour la plupart des femmes qui, à travers le monde, se battent pour obtenir le droit fondamental à l'éducation, pour accéder aux soins et avoir le minimum de maîtrise sur leur propre vie. Je suis bouleversée par les difficultés qu'elles doivent affronter et qui sont inconcevables pour nous qui avons le privilège de vivre dans un pays comme la France. Cette journée doit être l'occasion pour nous de rappeler que nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre de nous concentrer uniquement sur nos propres problèmes.

La majorité des femmes des pays en développement font face à de terribles difficultés. Chaque année, cinq cent soixante mille femmes continuent de mourir pendant un accouchement, alors que cet événement devrait compter parmi les plus heureux de la vie. Et le sida est la première cause de mortalité des femmes en âge de procréer. Il ne s'agit pas seulement d'une question de santé, mais également d'une question de pouvoir. Des personnes sont infectées par le VIH lorsqu'elles n'ont pas le pouvoir de se protéger. C'est notamment le cas des femmes qui n'ont pas de pouvoir de décision sur leur vie sexuelle, et des enfants qui risquent d'être infectés à leur naissance et sont par conséquent complètement démunis.

Nous avons beaucoup à faire pour redresser ces déséquilibres et le point positif est que les changements nécessaires peuvent se produire rapidement. J'ai eu l'occasion de le constater en m'intéressant particulièrement à la prévention de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l'enfant, au cours de l'année qui vient de s'écouler. En Afrique de l'Ouest, j'ai vu de minuscules structures sanitaires fournir des traitements contre le VIH, améliorant ainsi rapidement les chances pour les femmes de cette région de prendre soin d'elles-mêmes afin de pouvoir aimer et protéger leurs enfants, et ce type de changement commence à avoir lieu partout.

Depuis le début de l'épidémie de sida, la France a été l'un des moteurs de ces changements et nous sommes fiers des personnes et des organisations qui travaillent sans relâche pour améliorer et sauver des vies. En 1983, les professeurs Françoise Barré-Sinoussi et Luc Montagnier ont découvert le virus du sida. Aides, une association de personnes infectées et affectées par le VIH, travaille en partenariat avec des associations africaines pour améliorer l'accès aux soins dans les pays les plus touchés par l'épidémie. Le professeur Michel Kazatchkine, ancien ambassadeur de France chargé de la lutte contre le sida, dirige aujourd'hui le Fonds mondial, qui fait partie des organisations internationales et non-gouvernementales qui se sont engagées, sous l'égide d'Onusida, à éliminer la transmission du VIH de la mère à l'enfant d'ici 2015, un objectif qu'il est désormais possible de mettre en œuvre et d'atteindre.

Il y a seulement dix ans, l'idée même de fournir un traitement antirétroviral aux personnes séropositives dans les pays en développement était considérée comme utopique. Aujourd'hui, dans les pays en développement, 4 millions de personnes reçoivent un traitement commencé pour la plupart au cours des cinq dernières années. S'il est possible de fournir un traitement contre le VIH à des mères dans les zones rurales du Bénin, l'un des pays les plus pauvres de la planète, faire en sorte que tous les enfants naissent sans le VIH d'ici 2015 est un objectif totalement réaliste.

Mais pour atteindre ce nécessaire objectif de justice, nous devons faire vite. A l'échelle de la planète, nous ne parvenons à atteindre que deux personnes sur cinq ayant besoin d'un traitement et seulement 45 % des femmes enceintes séropositives pour prévenir la transmission du VIH à leur enfant. Il se produit encore 1 million de nouvelles infections par le VIH chez les femmes chaque année et plus de quatre cent mille enfants naissent avec le VIH, soit plus de mille enfants chaque jour. Ne s'agit-il pas d'une injustice, alors que la prévention et les traitements pourraient les concerner tous ?

Pour y parvenir, il nous faut reconnaître que la lutte contre la maladie rejoint le combat visant à donner du pouvoir aux femmes. Les femmes sont le cœur de la société : elles gagnent de l'argent, elles prodiguent des soins, elles nourrissent, elles sont le moteur du changement. Notre responsabilité commune est de faire en sorte que, dans les pays en développement, nos sœurs aient également accès aux droits fondamentaux et aux services de base que la plupart d'entre nous ont le luxe de considérer comme acquis. En investissant pour les femmes, nous investissons dans la santé et le développement des familles, des communautés et, au final, des pays tout entiers.

Nous avons toujours voulu éradiquer les fléaux que sont le VIH et la mortalité maternelle, et venir à bout des handicaps sociaux tels que l'absence d'éducation. Aujourd'hui, nous avons les moyens de les vaincre. Et nous y parviendrons si nous touchons suffisamment de femmes.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy est ambassadrice mondiale du Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme, pour la protection des mères et des enfants contre le sida.

Russian State Visit

Carla dazzled once again in the dinner for the Russian State Visit for Dmitry Medvedev and wife. She wore a blue-turquoise Roland Mouret design from his Autumn-Winter 09-10 collection. Her jewels were by Chaumet.
Picture by Diezminutos

On the ocassion of the visit Carla also attended the exposition "Sainte Russie" at the Louvre.
A nice video of a fan of the Sarkozy's arriving to the Louvre can be seen here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Carla visits Maine-et-Loire

With connection to her foundation's programme to combat analphabetism, Carla visited the area of Maine-et-Loire.

The First Lady visited the workshop of Francepal, in Durtal. The association helps people to learn how to read and write and, all in all, integrate into community.

She also explained these type of organisations are what makes her foundation possible and said it was willing to help.

View a video of the visit here!

Photos by Ouest-France: check all the pics here!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Carla goes skiing in Megeve

Just after receiving the Haitian orphans at the Airport Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Carla left for the station of Megève, where she spent some time with friends.

Source Hola

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I came across not long ago this interview that Carla gave to Vogue just after being First Lady for a year. I found it quite interesting and it has a lovely photo on the cover of Carla with one of her puppies.

Here's the bits that caught my attention about Carla, but it's definitely worth a read!

On lifestyle:

"I have an austere temperament," she says. "There are things that give me no pleasure: objects, clothes, jewelry. I've worn them all, but all that stuff interferes with my daily life." She does her own hair. According to her friend Farida Khelfa, "Carla hates shopping and would wear the same pair of trousers every day if she could." Makeup doesn't interest her—"It takes forever and doesn't make you look better after 30." A beauty at 41, she looks a little like a cat, a little like her mother, a little like an actress during rehearsal: all there, no facade.

About life changes when she married Sarkozy:

"It opened my eyes. Before, I lived in a privileged bubble. My view of the world was constructed in a life where I never saw real action, only listened to a lot of words, and words spoken by people who live in Saint-Germain des Près. There's a big difference between the intellectuals of the Café Flore and people who actually have power, between thought and action. Thought can be free, but action is never free—it has to deal with reality."

On her impact on Sarkozy:

"Sarkozy was perceived as a man without much culture when Carla came on the scene. She drags him to desperately abstract plays that he sleeps through, but he's thrilled; she makes him watch DVDs of foreign films in the original language; she's made him into the kind of man intellectuals can be seen with. She ennobled him; she made him elegant."

Carla gives interview to RTL, confirms visit to India and Haiti

Carla gave an interview to Harry Roselmack and they spoke about several affaires concerning France (Villepin in particular), about her visit to Bening and also about her role. In the interview she confirmed a visit to India in March or April and a possible visit to Haiti in May, but still unsure due to the situation.

She also described herself as a "bit of an ermite":

J'ai toujours vécu comme une ermite. Et cela ne s'arrange pas avec le temps. Je ne suis pas forcément quelqu'un de très sociable. Et en tout cas, je n'ai pas envie d'intervenir sur les sujets d'actualité à tout bout de champ. [...] Moi, je répugne à m'exprimer quand je suis incompéténte ou ignorante. Certains devraient peut-être d'ailleurs suivre mon exemple, cela ferait des vacances à tout le monde. Il me semble que ce qui intéresse les Français, c'est ce que je peux faire pour eux. J'essaie d'être utile, voilà tout."
Translation by Google Translate:

I have always lived as a hermit. And this does not improve with time. I am not necessarily someone who is very sociable. And in any case, I do not want to speak on the topics at every turn. [...] I reluctant to speak when I am incompetent or ignorant. Some may need to also follow my example, it would make a holiday for everyone. It seems to me that what interests the French, that's what I can do for them. I try to be helpful, that's all. "

You can view a short video here on the Villepin case

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Carla visits Benin

Photos from The Global Fund

In her role as a Global Fund ambassador, Carla visited Benin to continue her fight against AIDS. She visited the Auberge de l'Amour Redempteur hospital with Melinda Gates and met with the president, Thomas Yayi Boni.

You can check out at The Global Fund videos of Carla talking about her visit and a video of the visit (Carla is particularly lovely with the people in this one!)

Check out the press release by Carla and Melinda to collaborate on the subject
Visit The Global Fund article on the visit

Carla receives Haiti survivors

Carla received in the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris 33 children who survived the Haiti earthquake who are to be adopted by French families.


Check out a video by Antena 3

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Carla attends funeral of Philippe Séguin

Carla and Nicolas attended the funeral of Mr. Seguin on the 11th of January.

Carla's wishes for 2010

Carla has made public her wishes for 2010 in her webpage:

Check the google translation here.

Chers amis,

2009 a été une année importante pour moi.

Grâce à la confiance que me témoignent des acteurs engagés dans la lutte contre le Sida et d’autres hommes et femmes qui croient qu’une deuxième chance est toujours possible dans un parcours de vie, il m’a été donné de poser les premières pierres de combats qui me tiennent à cœur : protéger les mères et les enfants contre le virus du sida d’une part, faciliter l’accès au savoir et à la culture pour lutter contre l’exclusion d’autre part.

À travers des rencontres, des prises de contact et de connaissance, de premiers projets ont vu le jour. D’autres sont appelés à se concrétiser. C’est pourquoi 2010 sera à nouveau une année importante.

C’est le vœu que je formule pour cette année que je vous souhaite de tout cœur épanouissante, pleine de bonheur, de succès, d’espérance et de partage.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Carla to start filming

New info on the movie by Allen+Carla: it will start filming in July in Paris and will also count with the presence of Freida Pinto. The French government is working on the security that will be needed for her and her teammates' protection.

Solal Sarkozy is born

Jean Sarkozy and Jessica Sebaoun-Darty have become parents for the first time of a boy called Solal. Nicolas is now a grandfather and Carla is a half-grandmother!

We have read that Nicolas is thrilled and very happy with his grandson's name. Also, the press is telling the story of how Carla went shopping to buy the baby everything he needs in Bonpoint (nearly all the collection apparently!): the already-mum-of-one bought...

- a beige baby suit (96€), slippers (38,50€), a hat (24,50€), a t-shirt (50€), a pullover-trouser-shirt ensemble (156€), a body (35€) and socks (17,40€). She also bought a small bag (25€ to 75€).

Read more on the birth (in French) here!

Here's a couple of Nicolas and Carla with Jean and Jessica on holidays.

Picture from

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Carla and Nicolas' Xmas in Morocco

As informed before by us, Carla and Nicolas were spending their Christmas in Morocco, a country they had visited before for another private holiday. The King, Mohammed VI, and his spouse, Lalla Salma, offered a “family dinner” in honor of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni at their royal residence in Marrakech, which was attended by the King and Lalla Salma with their son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan; the King brother’s Prince Moulay Rachid and his sister Princess Lalla Asmaa.

The couple arrived in Marrakesh on Friday 26th December and stayed there until before the end of the year. The Presidential Couple was invited to stay at the royal residence of Jnane Lekbir, near the Imperial City.

EDIT: We found this lovely video of the arrival and dinner, check it out!

Carla visited hospital in Creteil

French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy visited a hospital in Creteil, near Paris in France on December 22, 2009.

Check the gallery here!