Zut alors! It never rains it but it pours for France's first lady and sometime pop singer Carla Bruni. The sultry wife of French premier Nicholas Sar...
The once perfect and perfectly sexy first lady has been presented as the embodiment of Sarkozy's modernising rule and France's tres chic glamour. Now it appears she has feet of clay and a face of plastic.
Both Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni are stepping out of the traditional mold of their predecessors to carve out a new image of a first lady.
While not exactly a rags-to-riches tale (since no one could ever imagine designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais in rags, for goodness sake), the story behind the emergence of New York City-based fashion house Ruffian is evidence that the American dream is still alive and kicking.
A lot can change in a decade, both in stylistic abilities and aesthetic perceptions of what is aspirational. If I have evolved somewhat from my preteen days, I believe our general sartorial consciousness has as well.
As his wife continued her gradual takeover of the New York papers' style sections, Nicolas Sarkozy did his best to convince the U.S. that his love for the "most powerful country in the world" was deeper than ever.
Michelle Obama seems acutely aware of the image she projects with her clothes. It was 104 degrees at the Grand Canyon, and maybe she just wanted to be comfortable.
Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution should be amended. It's antiquated. What's more, it's all that gives even the flimsiest veneer of legitimacy to the ongoing fringe fixation on Obama's birth certificate.
France is really going to spend $2 million (in these economic times!) trying to convince Americans to buy imported French cheese and wine.
Few can dispute that the Obamas' charm offensive succeeded, for now, in repositioning America's image on the world stage.
Could it be that the French are ceding ground they've passionately clung to for more than 300 years? Are they admitting that when it comes to style, their authority is no longer absolute?
So here's the thing. There's no shortage of articles dedicated to that certain je ne sais quois of French women. You know, like how they eat more, but...
Carla & Carlito: Ou La vie du Chateau, is a loaded 64-page hardback cartoon story that delights in the players' clawing their way to the top.
Dahling, you must get the latest Vogue. The March issue of the longtime fashion arbiter gives us a radiant Michelle Obama on the cover and a reverent tale.
The First Family have quickly emerged as positive role models for a generation that seemed adrift. They are poised to systematically realign how Americans view themselves and country.