Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Random Thoughts on Hump Day Wednesday





First off, congratulations to all the RITA and GH nominees, particularly Kelly Parra who was nominated for First Book and YA. Thank god, we finally have a YA category this year. I can't wait to attend the awards ceremony this year. I was a little bummed that none of the entries that I read was nominated in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category. I thought some of them were very good.




Unfortunately I was not nominated, but I really didn't think I would be. MUCH ADO ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL needs serious work. But I'm glad that I finally bit the bullet and entered. I also received a really lovely email from a friend of Michael's, Jo Manning, after reading my blog post yesterday.




Now on to the fun. The couple in the picture is President Nikolas Sarkozy of France and his new bride Carla Bruni, the former model and now an singer. They were married in February after only dating for like three months. His second marriage ended in divorce in October (his ex-wife Cecilia just got married to the man she once left Sarkozy for.)






This is Carla on her recent trip to England to meet the Queen. What the hell happened? Did she buy her outfit at the frumpy President's wife store? Seriously, the Queen looks more stylish than she does. Love the Jackie O hat, but grey? All of her designer friends couldn't have come up with something better?



Here is Sarkozy with Camilla. Doesn't Camilla look fabulous? If only Carla had taken a leaf out of Camilla's book and added a jaunty hat or something more spring like to her attire than frumpy gunmetal grey. A lovely shade of purple, or heck, even something tri-color would have been better. I have a feeling that she was worried about upstaging him or that everyone thought she would wear some Christian LaCroix or Gaultier disaster. So she went more for the Hillary Clinton collection.

What do people think? Frump or Fashion forward?

7 comments:

Kwana said...

I have to say this might be a bad angle for Carla I don't mind it. I think Camilla got it so wrong with the leopard and that coat. The collar on the coat and those pearls do not go with that leopard. Just my opinion though.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I just think she looks dowdy compared to the Queen and Camilla. Just dullsville, plus the flats really bug me. I know you tall women like your flats but not with such a long skirt. Its too long and it draggy. I just thought it was boring for someone Italian. After all the best designers are Italian, Versace, Armani, Prada, Valentino.

Kelly Parra said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks so much for the congrats!! And I'm looking forward to meeting you in SF!

Amanda McCabe said...

It's okay, but c'mon! She's Carla freakin' Bruni! We expect more. :)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I'm with you Amanda. I'm hoping that underneath was a snazzy suit. I'm not expecting her to walk around with a plunging neckline but if the skirt had been a little shorter. Maybe she was afraid of her reputation proceeding her. That whole 'fell in love with her boyfriend's son and then had a baby by him' kind of thing which I thought only happened on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Charlie Horse said...

Carla Bruni could were a potato sack and she would still be so fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. Hey Sarko it's good to be the king eh?

Charlie Horse said...

wear, not were, how embarassing :(