Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the supermodel turned musician, spent Covid lockdown within the attractive south of France, the place she holed up together with her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, and their bevy of kids. There, tucked away in a makeshift studio, she completed her self-titled sixth studio album, which will probably be launched on Oct. 9. (You may hear the only “Un Grand Amour” from the album here.)
Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy, 52, not too long ago returned to Paris, the place, she mentioned, “everyone seems to be prudently going again to work” and he or she is busy determining a digital tour. See how she’s dealing with all of it, beneath.
Working By way of Stress
To start with of the lockdown, we had been within the south of France. There was a number of nervousness. You couldn’t undertaking your self into the longer term, and we weren’t used to that. So there was various stress. However we had been caught there, and each my husband and I began working.
I had about 40 % of the album written earlier than confinement. The remainder of the album I did throughout then. Fortunately, I had taken the whole lot I wanted with me: a microphone, a pc, a guitar. The confinement grew to become a really productive working time for me. We had limitless hours and no college.
I did have to vary my routine. Creativity — I’m usually impressed by simply strolling outdoors and individuals, life. However we couldn’t do any of that. So, as an alternative, I did a number of train within the morning, then I might spend time with the youngsters. We frolicked cooking. After which I had this devoted music time after I was capable of write. It was a wierd jail, however we discovered a technique to be free.
I’m very, very informal about make-up and hairstyling in my private life. However I really like skincare. I really like scrubbing, cleansing and moisturizing. There may be this darkish cleaning soap with olive oil from Morocco that you’ll find within the pharmacies. It comes with a particular glove, and also you cleanse and scrub on the identical time. It’s even higher when you use it with steam.
I don’t go for gel or serums or stuff like that. I’ve dry pores and skin. I exploit very wealthy however easy lotions with oil. I like those from La Roche-Posay. It’s a French model — it’s superb. I particularly just like the Lipikar ones. It moisturizes for hours and hours.
Because the pandemic, I wash my palms on a regular basis, even in the home. This Covid, it’s additionally on surfaces, and I grew to become actually paranoid. However I’ve additionally realized it’s a superb behavior for all times. I’ve been utilizing the Avene Cold Cream on my palms. Typically I’ll apply it to my face, even on my lips.
In any other case, I keep my palms with manicures. I’ve to have quick nails on my left hand as a result of I want the fingertips for the guitar. Once I would tour, I’d give them a very nice purple polish. That’s type of good — to see that purple on the stage.
Simple on the Make-up
There’s a CC cream by this model Erborian. It’s completely unbelievable, and it covers up the stuff you want lined however doesn’t cowl your pores and skin fully. It additionally has a solar block in it. I exploit it day-after-day. It provides you a form of glow however isn’t thick and could be very moisturizing.
In any other case, with all this time we spend on the cellphone and laptop having video conferences, I’ve realized that the lighting is extra vital than the make-up. All this Zoom on the laptops, the digital camera is just too low. It’s a really unusual means of filming individuals. Nobody seems to be their greatest like this.
I might put the digital camera or laptop computer a bit greater. Then put some mild in your hair — backlighting — which will be good. And in entrance of you, put a candle. Additionally, don’t be so near the display screen.
I put on a perfume from Dior referred to as Ambre Nuit. I’ve been carrying it six or seven years. Somebody from Dior despatched it to me way back. I find it irresistible a lot. I put on it even to sleep.
Light Hair Care
My hair is kind of fragile. I attempt to deal with it with kindness. I exploit very, very gentle merchandise and in addition for dyeing my hair a bit bit. I exploit these pure merchandise from Aveda, and I additionally use some fantastic conditioner by Christophe Robin made out of fig. It’s so wealthy, and also you solely depart it on for a number of moments. Christophe used to dye my hair way back. We met originally — the start for him, however for me too.
I additionally use this bamboo shampoo from Leonor Greyl. It’s such a superb shampoo and moisturizer. It’s just like the shampoo respects your hair.
No-Eating regimen Eating regimen
I don’t have a specific weight-reduction plan. I nonetheless eat gluten, I nonetheless eat meat. I do attempt to eat in small parts. It’s the one answer that works for me. Often I like fasting for possibly 20 to 22 hours on a Sunday. It’s no exercising that day, and I relaxation my metabolism.
If I’m performing or engaged on songs, I like to drink tea — with honey, with ginseng, with ginger and lemon. It’s so good for the throat.
I’ve to do one hour of cardiovascular train per day. I really like working, however I don’t have a superb again so I can not actually run now. I do some StairMaster or something that will get my coronary heart beating and to extend my metabolism. Typically I do some yoga or Pilates. These take extra persistence, however in addition they do one thing else, one thing to my soul that I don’t get from common train.
However for essentially the most half I like sports activities you could really feel and the place you may sweat. For me — I’m 52 now — I both must do sports activities, or I’ve to weight-reduction plan. I don’t need to weight-reduction plan. I need to eat a bit piece of bread or drink a beer. This is the reason I do sports activities.