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Old 12-09-2010, 07:33 PM
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Thank you very much rerehh! Your english is very good And thank you for the elle france scans. It is a very interesting interview. Charlotte says she is currently reading "Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse. That is supposedly a pretty heavy book, but I may have to check it out.

I also think she says that she didn't become an editor because she was in a period of questioning and had finished her philosophy studies and "overnight" she decided to take on horse riding %100. She says she used to feel very distressed by competitions when she was younger because she is a perfectionist by nature, and she would become stressed just like at school "during exams". Today she says she feels more mature and at ease, but being sponsored by Gucci, she does have certain responsibilities and she wants to compete with the elite.

She also says she considers horse riding her profession, but she has a long way to go. She says she likes to promote the sport because it is the only sport that puts women and men on equal footing at the olympic level and it is the only sport with an animal. She says it takes patience, experience, and perseverance. Charlotte says she tends to think too hard and horses teach her to "live and be anchored in the real." She also mentions that she has very good horses.

She also talks about how Gucci created the "Flora" pattern especially for her grandmother Grace Kelly who was looking for a very specific scarf, so it made sense for her to partner with Gucci. This along with the fact the Gucci has long been associated with horses and that Frida Giannini, the creative director, loves horses made her decide to meet with them when she started competing again. She helped design her competition clothes, and she says that everything is colored Gucci. Right down to her gloves and the blankets for the horses. She says, "Nothing has been left to chance!"

They ask her if she is a fan of fashion and she says she is not obsessed with trends, but fashion, the work of designers, haute couture have always fascinated her. She also loves contemporary art, cinema, and literature.

At the end the magazine asks her if she feels close to Italy because Gucci is an Italian brand. She says that her father was Italian and a large number of her family lives there. She says that even on the Monaco side, they are of Genoese origin. She says she reads, writes, and understands Italian perfectly, but she does not speak it much. She speaks English with Frida. The she says something like, "Monegasque I knew, I live between London and Paris, but my roots is Italy!"

I hope I got that right and that it helps. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

Frida Giannini also told the magazine a little bit about Charlotte. I tried to translate it:
""Charlotte has an innate elegance."
By Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci.
"A little intimidated, I thought meeting a princess would be highly formal. Instead, I found myself facing a very normal young woman, very determined, with a clear idea of what she wanted to do with the house Gucci . To fulfill her riding gear, we worked together on the choice of fabrics, colors and silhouettes. Charlotte even gave us a shirt that her mother wore when she rode a horse, and we reinterpreted. She has an innate elegance, her beauty was breathtaking, an aristocratic bearing. To me, Charlotte represents the epitome of Monaco, the symbol of a new generation of large families. In Italy, she is perceived as a celebrity and the memory of her grandmother, Grace Kelly, is still very present. "
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:09 PM
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Scans ELLE France

*1* *2* *3*

*4* *5* *6*



I thinks that she talks about her studies, she mentions her brothers and her father.

Maybe some french speakers can help us out

Source: pomeline's blog - °• Charlotte Casiraghi - Skyrock.com
Hey!!!! Thank you!!!! Now THIS is a real interview! Here we have some interesting discussion, not just "you can find my boyfriend on the internet". The French Elle have done it better than the US Vogue for sure.

I can do some translating too. I'll have to work on it, however. But yeah, she talks about what started her passion for horses (her mama!) and how she and her brothers were in the pony club near Saint-Remy-de-Provence. She talks about her studies a bit. She stopped competitions because of doing the prep for "Normale Sup" (ENS) and she said that was very hard work, and then she did work in London @ the newspaper, and the publishing house where she indulged her love of literature. She says she quit (at least I think she says this) her studies of philosophy. She doesn't say anything specific like, "Yeah, I went here," or "I have this degree from here," so she's not giving us a road map! Why make it easy for one's obsessed fans? Way to keep us on our toes!
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:24 AM
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Good morning,,

Glad that you liked the video and the collection :)
by the way if anyone checked part 2 of the video at the end Mr Karl blows off a kiss to Princess Charlotte...it was cute funny
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:50 AM
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Yes, i saw part 2!!
Thank you sugarbaby for the translation/ We start seeing a better side of Char with the interviews now, and that's much more interesting!
I like that she seems down to earth!
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Elle France did a wwaaaayyyyy better job than Vogue did and that is a serious shame. I'm not a native French speaker, however its my minor so I can read and understand a lot of what she is saying; that said, any underlying implications like sarcasm would still go amiss on me. That said, she sounds very grounded and she does appear to have a grand passion for horses. I hear a very different voice than the one presented in the Vogue article, so I don't know if Vogue simply caught her on an off day or if its that the questions here were just better. I think it's the latter. They asked really good, interesting questions and I love to hear her mention her family, Caroline, Grace, Pierre and Andrea. Don't know why, I'm just weird like that. But this was an excellent interview.

P. S. Can somebody post part 2 of the Chanel video?
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:30 PM
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Hello again,

here is p2 of Chanel Fall 2010/2011 fashion show


the lace in Chanel fashion is so beautiful
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:44 PM
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That is really cute. I see the Kaiser has no hard feelings about Mademoiselle's Gucci deal.

Some more pictures from the Metiers d'Art
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:27 PM
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So nice to see that Elle France didn't use any Photoshop on Charlotte unlike US Vogue. She looks more herself and the pictures are so much better.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:52 PM
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She expressed herself in an authentic way that is easy to respect. I highly approve of her statements re: the relationship between horse and rider and admire the metaphor she uses, of the "falling from the horse" and picking yourself up again.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:24 PM
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anyway i think she's getting old...:(
i loved seeing her at the beach, with her friends or in other situations than fashion or horse riding (because i like horses, but i don't understand anything about it). However, i like she's not a P. Hilton, she loves art, literature, etc.
very nice interview, thanks for it :)
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:11 PM
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another thing i liked was when she was asked if she likes fashion and she said she likes it from an artistic perspective, like the couture, which is really the only cool thing about it, if you ask me, because the skinny models and endangered-animal-skins are way disturbing.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:28 PM
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I don't know which Coutute shows you watch? Alexander McQueen shows own Chanel shows imo. Lee didn't need the Grand Palais to make an impression. Sara doesn't either. :) The HC Chanel clothes wouldn't look as ''nice'' on the runway (they don't) without all the drama around it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:53 PM
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^I know I am off-topic but this is a very interesting point of view Merel.
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I was quite impressed with the interview Charlotte gave to Elle magazine. What is striking is the resemblance between her way of expressing herself, and her mother’s. (Princess Caroline did her first interview at 16). Like Princess Caroline, Charlotte has a way with words, she expresses herself in a refined, thoughtful way which betrays the high level of her education: graduating from high school with the highest honors, then a grueling preparation for the Ecole Normale Supérieure with two years at the prestigious Lycée Fénelon. Her language is neither trendy nor stuffy, very natural and spontaneous. Her words about the relationship between rider and horse, although not groundbreaking, express an excellent understanding of the intensity and shaping of character. She is a natural model for the sport. She comes across as a perfectionist (she says so herself), an achiever, (she has the humility of acknowledging that working with the best horses does not guarantee victory and time will tell if her talent will match her horses’ gifts, but all the aspects of the sport "pull her upward", make her want to outdo herself), and an engaged, enthusiastic, committed participant in the creation of the Gucci line, in all of its details. Her fascination with the worlds of creativity is obvious. Her definition of elegance is a reprise of values dear to her mother and grand-mother: respect, politeness, discipline. I remember Caroline saying once that she addressed people with “vous” instead of the more familiar “tu”, common after 1968, not because she was old-fashioned or a snob, but out of “deference”. Charlotte pays homage to her mother by having an equestrian shirt Caroline wore when she rode in her youth reinterpreted by the Gucci director, Frida Giannini. Her insistence on the transmission of family values from one generation to another is endearing, not forgetting her Italian heritage, “my roots are in Italy”. There is a bit of cloudiness concerning her studies (she doesn’t mention her failure at the competitive exam for Normale Supérieure and how she finished her studies in philosophy (same study-course as her mother by the way), but the interview is focused on her riding career, she need not go back on her successes or failures in her studies. Charlotte is a natural speaker (or writer), a well-balanced and well-rounded young adult, and I hope she continues to give thoughtful interviews such as this one, or write articles, or a book… The pictures are gorgeous, very Charlotte. I am personally more partial to her mother’s looks because they betray more obvious character, but Charlotte is delightful, both in photographs and words, and her sweeter features seem to conceal a will of steel.
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Great post Iloveroyals. Yes, humility that's what Beatrice lacks of. She should learn from Charlotte, but only intelligent people can be humble.
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what do you mean when you say beatrice is not humble ?
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Tosca you're really obsessed with her!
What's wrong with you? We're talking about Char here
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:43 AM
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i really love Bea, she's rich, ex-model, beautiful....but wants to do something more with her life.
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Which Beatrice are you guys talking about??
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Beatrice Borromeo.
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