Most women would faint at the thought of being photographed next to Carla Bruni, but SamCam seems to have sailed past all obstacles with aplomb. Carla’s comments on her website about Sam were tetchy, bordering on catty.
On her website, she describes Mrs. Cameron as “kind of” fashionable, with a maverick style. She then says SamCam is aristocratic but bohemian, and goes on to say that Mrs. Cameron mentioned that Dave had some bad habits. Carla tutted “Such criticisms of an exceptional man!” I wouldn’t worry about Dave, Carla, he looks pretty happy to me. Carla is known for backhanded compliments, once had a go at the Pope and posted a rude sketch of Sarah Brown, that Sarah had the sense to laugh about.
In the fashion world, catty comments are an unerring sign that someone regards you as a threat. Sexual allure is nothing to do with the designer clothes that you wear and certainly not only about having a perfect body. SamCam is talented and artistic, not bohemian.
Let’s face it, it would be wrong to be catty in return, but Carla has certainly been around the block, without appearing to have the warmth that such a fact would imply. It’s fascinating that Sam has aristocratic forebears, (she is descended from Nell Gwynn), and her naturalness and style are appealing. Carla’s look screams high maintenance and she is continually aware of her own appearance. Her gaze is hard and can seem positively frightening if she isn’t centre stage.
SamCam’s friendliness and relaxed savoir faire probably rattled the little French clothes horse, who is President Sarkozy’s third wife.