"France’s former first lady Carla Bruni thinks feminism is outdated."
Actress, singer, model, Queen of France. And now… artist. Is there anything Carla Bruni can't do? The work (see more here) reveals an obvious debt to the sketching of the young William Strang, but the playfulness of the lines conceals an almost foreboding intensity which puts one in mind of certain pieces by Egon Schiele. I can't wait for her Conceptualist phase!
That topless photo of French first lady Carla Bruni in bed sold at auction for $19,600. Yep.
Carla Bruni had two hot dogs for lunch yesterday. Just thought you should know.
The BBC brings word of "a deepening row in France over the alleged lengths gone to by President Nicolas Sarkozy's aides in order to conceal his short stature." The French President, generously estimated to be five-foot-six, is alleged to have stage-managed a photo-opportunity in which he was stood next to a woman no taller than he. While this will lead to predictable jokes about Napoleon complexes and the like, that seems a little unfair: I mean, it's not as if the guy is so desperate to prove his manhood that he's out there nailing supermodels or anything. Right?
Yet another topless photo of French first lady Carla Bruni is up for auction. This one was taken by photographer Pamela Hanson in 1994, and is titled "Carla Bruni in bed." A source close to Nicolas Sarkozy says the French president "has no problem with this because he knows that the only images of his wife in existence are tasteful, and also wants to remind you that he is, in fact, all up in that on the regular."
Continuing signs of the recession: "A nude photo of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy – identical to one sold last year for $91,000 – has been withdrawn from a Paris auction after bids failed to hit the reserve prices. Bidding for the black and white shot, showing Miss Bruni standing pigeon-toed and covering her crotch with her hands, began at Ã¢â€šÂ¬4,000 (Ã‚£3,600) but reached only Ã¢â€šÂ¬5,800, less than the undisclosed reserve price, the Drouot auction house said."
I'm not sure what Matt Drudge is trying to say by running this photo of Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni without a link or caption. Is he making a comment on the state of Franco-American relations? Is he thinking, "Man, these are two smokin' babes?" Is there some larger truth in the picture that he's trying to wordlessly impart? It is truly a mystery.
Quel dommage! Loads of nekkid pictures-and video!!!-of French first lady Carla Bruni being "highly intimate" with former partner Raphaël Enthoven have been stolen from a flat in Paris. Okay, yeah, there are plenty of sensational aspects to this story, and I'm sure we could crank it up to middlebrow with some political analysis of how it might affect Nicolas Sarkozy, but I'm really calling it out for the part that explains where the photos were and why.