Her second album, aptly titled No Promises, came out last year, and a third is due this fall.
Bruni clearly has taste. She wears lots of Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier, and for her wedding she chose Hermès by Gaultier over the Chanel sketches that Karl Lagerfeld submitted because she wanted something less formal. And if more proof is needed of her style, she gave her new husband a Patek Philippe Ref. 3940 wristwatch that she bought at auction—the same model my dear uncle Siegfried sold at auction several months ago (I’m not suggesting what you think I am).
Obviously she knows how to make her husband happy. After all, Sarkozy has a well-known watch fetish, and now it appears to extend to fancy pens. Many of my French friends were appalled by a video on the Internet showing
Sarkozy on a visit to Romania. He signs a document and keeps looking at the pen. Finally, he leans in and whispers to his Romanian counterpart, who gives him the pen, and Sarkozy promptly puts it in his pocket.
Perhaps his new wife can write a song about their shenanigans with it, as she sits in her music studio at the palace, strumming a guitar with her long, long legs tucked up under her.
It should be interesting. All I can do is paraphrase Marie Antoinette, who supposedly said, “Let them eat cake.” In the Sarkozys’ case, “Let them hear music!”