We'd been waiting for her so long, we almost forgot she existed: Giulia Sarkozy is here!

It's been over a year since proud parents Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed little Giulia into the world, but we've barely heard a peep from the former First Couple of France since. Carla, the first first lady in modern France to give birth, made it abundantly clear that she intended to keep her new baby out of the spotlight, telling reporters while pregnant that she would "never expose it [to publicity]."

And she's done a pretty good job -- this little bundle of fabric was the most we'd seen of Giulia up until now. But now that she's no longer France's first lady, it seems Carla's ready to take Giulia outside. Today the pair were seen walking in Paris, an outing from which we learned two things:

1. Giulia is SUPER cute and reminds us a bit of Harper Beckham. She's also inherited her maman's fashion sense: how adorable are those trompe l'oeil ballet slipper tights and little gold flats?

2. Carla is still on her comfy kick, sporting the more relaxed, sweatpants-heavy style she debuted after giving birth last year. It's a bold move: as our resident French Expert tells us, "In France, they don't even wear trainers outside." With those sweats tucked into boots, Carla has officially surpassed Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Holmes on the scale of Celebrity Mom Schlumpiness -- and that's a good thing.

See a photo of the relaxed pair at NYMag.com!

And just one year ago:

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  • Carla leaving La Muette with Giulia

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  • The new Papa!

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  • Sarkozy arriving at the hospital on Wednesday.

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  • Reporters waiting

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  • Carla Bruni, September 17

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  • Sarkozy leaves La Muette on Thursday

  • Carla Bruni's mother Marisa Bruni Tedeschi leaves La Muette

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