Home

My Enduring Fascination with Carla Bruni

February 18, 2009

I am a shameless celebrity stalker of some people. Certain influential figures; actresses, princesses, politicians, writers, academics, are able to transcend their professional roles and become ICONS. 

I admire people who are thrust into the spotlight and maintain a certain aloofness, a sense of privacy and nonchalance. Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Claire Danes, Emmanuelle Beart, Audrey Tatou, Marillon Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Veronica Lake, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet typify this kind of professional distance for me. I don’t want to know everything about their lives but from time to time, hearing what they think and seeing them take a stand for the things they care about (animal rights, refugees, adoption, eco-shoes) is fulfilling in some way. 

For me, Carla Bruni represents a new kind of feminism. Yes, she is a fashion model and an heiress but she does not comport herself like any of these things. Polished and urbane, she charts her own course through life, rolling with punches and thriving in several different careers. She is at once feminine and masculine, with that French glamour that we American women love but can’t seem to ditch our spray tans and hair dye for… carla_bruni-sarkozy__21326g3

Like Michelle Obama, she seems slightly uncomfortable in her “work” clothes, the kind of lady-like, demure skirt-suits that most female heads of state wear. What should powerful women wear? Should we care so much? Are French women really sexier? Let me know your thoughts. 

Fascinating Carla interview:

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/features/2008/09/bruni200809

How she met Sarko:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article5711865.ece

“Mr Séguéla said he concluded straight away that Ms Bruni was interested in the President because she wore flat-soled pumps, a practice that she has since adopted to avoid towering over her shorter husband.”

Called it! See my ballet flats article in the archive…

Advertisements

One Response to “My Enduring Fascination with Carla Bruni”


  1. […] Celebrity Mania|Celebrity news gossip and video wrote an interesting post today on My Enduring Fascination with Carla BruniHere’s a quick excerptNatalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Claire Danes, Emmanuelle Beart, Audrey Tatou, Marillon Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Veronica Lake, Cate… […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: