Carla Bruni has known fame since she began her career as a model in the late 1980’s. In the June issue of Vanity Fair Bruni opens up about just how challenging it was to be in the spotlight as the First Lady of France and pregnant. Even harder was the criticism she faced for not immediately losing the baby weight after she gave birth at the age of 43.
She says, “It was a very fragile moment in my life. I’m kind of tall, with good-size shoulders, and when I am 40 pounds overweight, I don’t even look fat—I just look ugly. Having children when you’re older is not easy.”
Bruni is doing her best to shrug off the brutal comments of her image critics and is hoping to get back to one of her first loves: singing. Last month she released Little French Songs, her fourth studio album.
The album is having a hard time getting reviewed in France because of politics. The Daily Beast has a great explanation about why reviewing the album in France is more than just a little bit complicated for French journalists as Carla Bruni sings about politics and her husband. They share how Télérama, a magazine in France, decided to skip doing a review.
“You can’t critique Bruni’s record as if it were an ordinary record. We are all trapped by the context. She put herself in an ambiguous position, so she puts you in an ambiguous position.”
This puts you in a fine position to be the critic! Take a listen to a single from Little French Songs and let us know what you think. (just don’t ask me what she is singing about!)
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