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Chic Carla trumps Mrs Obama

France has finally managed to trump the US and all the credit goes to Carla Bruni — a former supermodel, singer and now the French first lady. Since her arrival in India on Saturday, Bruni’s simple, yet chic ensembles are being compared to Michelle Obama’s ’on-trend’ silhouettes during her star
visit to India. And, the comparisons don’t look too good for Michelle.

"Carla Bruni is definitely looking far better than Michelle did in India. She might be wearing old school French couture brands, but the fits are impeccable and effortlessly stylish. Michelle tried to seem more approachable and mixed high street with couture, but floundered,” says fashion critic Umesh Jivnani.

CarlaUnlike Mrs O, who was demurely dressed in India —with below the knee hemlines and full sleeves — Carla’s been flaunting her famously fit body in sharp silhouettes and even a thigh high slit. “Michelle definitely toned down her style for India but Carla is treating us to her Parisian best. She’s a fit, beautiful woman and she knows that modern India can appreciate that,” says fashion editor, Varun Rana.

In Bengaluru on Saturday, Bruni wore a beige shift dress and matching short-sleeved sweater with scalloped edges, from designer label Christian Dior. She later changed into a belted black shirtdress, with a thigh high slit.

Carla may be winning the fashion battle of the first ladies, but Michelle hasn’t entirely lost favour. “Carla is a clotheshorse and has a quiet elegance. Michelle takes risks, which might not always work, but she tries to have fun,” says stylist and fashion editor, Ekta Rajani. “Carla looks easy chic as ever, but both of them have their individual styles,” adds fashion designer, Tarun Tahiliani.

Michelle’s look in India
Michelle Obama, who visited India with husband, US President Barack Obama, during his state visit in November, was seen wearing a mix of designer labels and affordable high street brands. Her ensembles included a J Crew lace top, a Dries van Noten jacket and a Ranjana Khan necklace. She also wore a tunic and velvet skirt designed by Indo-American designer Rachel Roy, a custom Peter Som shift dress, and a somber buttoned-up grey dress. However, fashion critics in India felt Michelle did not dress her best while in the country.

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sorry, I know this is very of topic. But I was wondering if someone could explain the meaning of "ta tienne" from one of CBs songs? Doesn't that mean your yours?

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Visits Children Hospital for Aids on December 6

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President of the Republic of India Pratibha Patil, Dr Devisingh Shekkawat, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are seen at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 6, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Then, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivered a speech to the French community of New Delhi, as his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy watched.

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sorry, I know this is very of topic. But I was wondering if someone could explain the meaning of "ta tienne" from one of CBs songs? Doesn't that mean your yours?
Yeah, it's that. It basically means "I'm yours".

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I seriously loved every outfit of hers during that trip. That last grey dress is divine.

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Happy Birthday, Carla Aunty

Her birthday falls on the 23rd of December, but little children on Monday at the Naz Foundation serenaded the French First Lady.

Some twenty HIV positive children, aged between 3-14, sang “happy birthday to you” to Carla Bruni Sarkozy, who seemed to have a tough time keeping her eyes from welling up.

One young boy sang her a song after saying: “I know you are a wonderful singer, I am no good compared to you, but I will try to sing to you.”

She listened in rapt attention and applauded enthusiastically at the end of the song.

She even sang along with them when they sang the popular song "We shall overcome".

She promised the children, "India is beautiful. My regret is that I am here only for four days. Next time, I will come for four weeks."

The children presented the French First Lady with a stole and some paintings while she sat cross-legged on the floor with them, with utmost ease.
She picked up one sleepy little child who didn’t want to pose for a picture, placed him in her lap and cuddled him, but the little chap seemed more keen on heading to his bunk bed to grab a nap. Very pertinently, she planted a firm kiss on his cheek. The message wasn’t loss -- that kissing doesn’t transmit AIDS. She repeated this message at least three times during the day.

Bruni spent almost an hour at the Naz Foundation interacting with the staff and children. Anjali Gopalan, who suddenly found a six-year-old child abandoned at her doorstep one day, set up the Naz Care Home in 2000.

For Bruni, this issue is close to her heart. Recently, she told a magazine: “Because of my brother, of course, I am very sensitive to the issue of AIDS. ”

She lost her brother to an AIDS-related illness in 2006.

To this reporter, she said: “It’s because I have come here that you are here at NAZ. Suppose I had not come, would you have reported it?”

I said No. To which, she smiled triumphantly, and said: “See, that’s what I mean, I want to draw the attention of the world to AIDS prevention, and, if by visiting these places, I can contribute to the cause, isn’t it good?” Everybody in the room nodded.

Carla Bruni had pertinent questions to ask from Gopalan, the foundation chief, such as how early do children get to know about sex? When do you tell them when they are HIV positive? What are the hurdles in Indian laws? Are the medicines easily available?

Dressed in a blue pantsuit, Carla Bruni was picture perfect in understated charm. She allowed herself a fairly large bejeweled hair clip, small drop earrings and a very thin band of diamonds on her ring finger. She wore no bracelet or watch. A blue pashmina shawl was wrapped tightly around at all times.

She smiled and spoke encouragingly to young HIV positive mothers at the Safdarjung Hospital. Sensible black drivers meant that she could flit in and out of five floors at the Safdarjung Hospital without the need to take the elevator.

The media huffed and puffed behind her. Clearly, the French First Lady is in better form than the press corps.

Her staff and security did not try to rush her through or bar people from meeting her. It was a welcome relief from some of the oppressive security that prevailed during a recent presidential visit to New Delhi. But that is another story.

Bruni’s charm is natural. She speaks in soft voice, makes girlish gestures and smiles shyly, almost like Princess Diana in her early years.

If it is practiced charm, then she performs well. She is a natural for the job of First Lady. From the time that she has landed in India, whether in Bangalore, Agra or Delhi, Bruni has been a picture of elegance and almost regal charm.

Her interaction with the media has been minimal -- she throws in a namaste here and wave there, but that’s about it. As she disarmingly said today: “I didn’t know I was so popular in India.”

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French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attends a ceremony in tribute to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in Mumbai December 7, 2010.

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She has been a class act in these last pics.
She is a lady.
I miss seeing candids of her or pics with very casual attires and very little makeup....she GLOWS in those pics.


And the glasses are so cute

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy share a working lunch with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 9, 2010.

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Ciao! Manhattan thanks for answering my question and for the wonderful pictures.

She looks amazing, soo fresh. Is it the hair-cut or is it the light colours shes been wearing??!
Or maybe its both!

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