Express & Eringer: Charlene Held Against Her Will? Jul 6, 2011 16:36:43 GMT -5
Post by MyAdia on Jul 6, 2011 16:36:43 GMT -5
This Vanity Fair article is basically a guide on how to be a better gold digger and media-whore, which is perfect for Charlene! But, this article is insulting to women. What is so ironic because the suggestions that they make or already things that Charlene has done. It's a clear that this reporter has no idea who the real Charlene is. My two favorite piece of advice is that Charlene should make friends with the press (so she can give them her secrets so that they can pass them on sympathetically in her favor) and that she can do motivational speaking as Dana Torres who earned $40,000 a speech. They also rave how she Charlene can easily do modeling or be a global ambassador for any of the high end brands such as Chanel or Armani. Oh I hope the bird brain listens to them and is deluded enough to think that she will be something without Albert’s money and title. Oh please bird-brain listen to them. Let’s see how long she can eat off her proceeds from motivational speaking. Seriously, I find this Vanity Fair article rather demeaning because basically they are treating Charlene as if she is a mindless bimbo who is not in control of her life and was forced to date and them marry Albert. They are forgetting that Charlene entered in this marriage and worse lived off all Albert waiting just for this what she got last week.
Advice for the New Royal Bride, H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco
By Emma Gilbey Keller
July 5, 2011
She got out! Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, finally managed to board a plane and get herself to South Africa, arriving in Durban this very morning, albeit accompanied by her new husband, Prince Albert.
After endless, ugly weekend rumors that the bride had been apprehended as she tried to run away not once but three times before her Friday wedding, the video of her sobbing at the altar while immaculately dressed in Armani Privé seemed tragic. If she wasn’t distraught at the news that her groom faces a couple of new paternity tests, post-honeymoon, she certainly looked it. Her beautifully made-up face rarely cracked a smile, and when it did, looked tight and strained. As for Prince Albert’s stuttering, unromantic toast? “Charlene, thank you for putting up—er—with my busy schedule, with my—uh—absences sometimes, with my—er, uh—inconsistencies and my—uh—idiosyncracies.” Good grief! Who wrote those lines? His governess?!
So where do you go from here, Charlene? Cheer up. Anywhere you want—that’s where! Dry your tears, Madame Monaco, the world can now be your oyster. To set you on your way, you need Team Charlene. Start by putting together a tight-knit support group to get you settled into your new life, either as a bride or as a divorcee—the choice, really, is yours. Back in the last century, when another famous princess struggled with overbearing courtiers and an unfaithful husband, she collected an ill-fitting coterie of masseuses and clairvoyants to buck her up and give her advice. You’re not Diana, of course. You’re older and have been successful in your own right. And this is then, not now.[?] You need the pros. Get yourself a lawyer, an agent or two, someone to help you with P.R., and then maybe, just for the heck of it, a realtor. Aside from the palace, wouldn’t it be nice to have a place you can call your own?
Here’s the guidance for developing Team Charlene:
1. Lawyers. We went straight to the top—because you can. First on our list is Michele Cahen. She handled the divorce of Nicolas and Cecilia Sarkozy, discreetly representing la femme in that case. We are not recommending divorce, but we do suggest you find out your legal situation and make sure you have someone looking after your own interests. After all, if you do want to leave the country on your own, we think you should be allowed to. Another legal name for you to consider is David Koubbi. He’s currently in the French headlines representing the French writer Tristane Banon, who has declared she’ll file a sexual-assault suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris later today. To give you a sense of Koubbi’s legal style, his client announced her intentions to the magazine L’Express. Can you imagine how that strategy would go down with the old guard in Monte Carlo? You’re already smiling, aren’t you?
2. You need an agent. Making your own money will obviously guarantee your independence and empowerment. Yay! We have a couple of suggestions here. You might consider modeling, because, well, you can. You looked lovely in the Chanel and Armani outfits you wore to your various weekend ceremonies, and we can see you as a global ambassador for either of those brands. Agency-wise, the best fit might be IMG World (“a global sports, fashion, and media business”), whose subsidiary IMG Models represents Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, and Lily Aldridge, among other big names. Elite and Ford both have offices in Paris that would also be well able to handle interest in you.
But you might also consider public speaking. Olympic swimming gold medalist Dara Torres gets around $40,000 per motivational speech, with “private aviation preferred.” She’s at the Lavin Agency in New York. If you want to feel more connected to South Africa, the American Program Bureau (A.P.B.) in Massachusetts represents Desmond Tutu.
3. Make friends with the press. It’s good to have one or two confidantes you can tell your secrets to before having them passed on to the rest of the world sympathetically. Princess Di had Richard Kay, and then Andrew Morton. (By the way, she was also brilliant at tipping off her favorite hacks when doing a homeless visit, or a sad gym workout.) So if you’re off to the market or the beach, let us know!
4. Finally, how about a little pied-à-terre in Paris, New York, and/or Cape Town? Again, we went straight to the top, assuming money’s not too much of an object for you. At Sotheby’s International RealtyWeb site you can house-hunt in any country you can get to. So click on the link and dream of your bolt holes. Happiness is just a runway away.