Carla Bruni Sarkozy had already earned a name and reputation among the circles of the wealthy and famous. She was a high-fashion model, songstress, artist and independent feminist. Although she enjoyed her freedom and outspoken lifestyle she was romantically linked to some of the most notable men in music, film, banking and politics.
Through the years Carla has danced to her own drummer and followed her own path without regret. Some naysayers would comment that this Italian model would soon become nothing more than "yesterday's news" as the years went along. Carla would prove them wrong, and show that she was more than just a pretty face.
Her lifestyle changed when she married France’s President and became the country’s First Lady. Carla transformed herself into an elegant and stylish icon and won the hearts of many French citizens. Gone were many of the skimpy, revealing outfits that she had worn with such panache.
During her tenure as First Lady of France Carla Bruni demonstrated that she could dress with restraint and still look lovely. Bruni began to incorporate a new sense of maturity into her clothing choices and she even chose fashionable accessories such as gloves, hats and scarves that breathed new life into the simplest of outfits. She became proof that an Italian born model could re-invent herself to fit any role that she had to portray.
Today Carla is once again recording songs and she even has a new Elle France cover shot to add to her modeling portfolio. At 45 she poses with her older sister, Valeria, and the resemblance between the two siblings is quite remarkable. In this instance one could say that beauty and wine both become better with age.