The former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, here in 2014 a file photo, dedicates her free time to music again now that she is of the political spotlight.
Carla Bruni is returning to her roots.
The former first lady of France, who first found fame in the 90s as a sought-after Italian model and pop star, dedicating her free time to music again now that she is of the political limelight next to her husband Nicolas Sarkozy.
In 2017, Emmanuel Macron shot to power as the new president of France.
Last year, the 50-year-old collaborated with producer David Foster on her first studio album since 2013, entitled “French Touch.” On Friday, she’s headlining a show in New York City and the town Hall.
“I had wanted to write English lyrics for maybe 20 years and could never make it,” Bruni told Vanity Fair on Friday to create a related collection. “I chose the songs that I would actually change a little bit and makes them mine.”
Bruni, who met to Promote years ago, during one of her concerts, she said, bound in with a drink.
Fashion model Carla Bruni wears this short taffeta evening dress with arabesque embroidery and long back skirts as part of the Danish designer Erik Mortensen 1994 Spring-Summer haute couture collection for Jean-Louis Scherrer, January 17, 1994.
“He came to my concert and we had a drink,” she explained. “The next day, we had a drink and a cup of tea. The next day, he said that he liked my music and voice, but not understand a word of my texts. Then he said to me, ‘Let’s make an album with English songs.'”
Bruni was not nervous about the recording process. In her musical career, she managed to captivate famous fans on a more personal level. She reportedly romances with Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton before her marriage to Sarkozy, 63, in 2008. Bruni even stirred headlines for which they were originally polyamorous.
“No, I was not joking – I was just too young,” she explained. “You will meet someone that changes your mind. If you are young, you think you’re so cool and you’re trying to say stuff that will make you look cool. I thought that would make me look cool. It’s always the same story: when a man has many girlfriends, he is a great playboy, and when a girl has a lot of friends, they say that they are not a good girl.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and his wife, Carla Bruni, walk together during a visit to the pyramids of Giza in Cairo, December 30, 2007.
“As a woman, I hated that position. So I thought it would be so cool and pretend I was free of society’s judgment… I thought that I could escape and be free. But as soon as I met my husband, I was like all women, faithful and jealous. I was fully common. That is how love is – it makes you average, not? I think he changed his mind.”
These days, Bruni is a proud wife and mother who embarks on the next chapter in her life as an artist. She has even sought inspiration from a Hollywood icon.
“My favorite song is ‘Moon River,’ because I heard that song since I was a child,” she explained. “I would never forget in this film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in the years ’60. It was performed by Audrey Hepburn.
“She didn’t want to allow that the number is released, until she was dead. It is a charming time – she is so incredibly graceful and beautiful, but she did not know that [the]. They only focused on the fact that they are not a good singer. She was not Adele, of course, but she was great.”