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If you understand French, très bien. If not, it's still mesmerizing to listen to Bruni speak in the above video.

Okay, now she's just showing off.

France's modeling/singing/acting First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy apparently has a new feather in her cap: fashion magazine editor.

(That's going to be one big business card.)

The former supermodel has signed on as guest editor for this week's edition of French magazine Madame Figaro, which goes on sale tomorrow, WWD reports.

The issue -- starring a black suit-clad Bruni on the cover -- includes an interview, first lady-inspired sketches by Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, and feature stories on everything from Bono to her favorite charity, according to the paper.

The wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy tells Madame Figaro that she took the gig to "highlight people that I admire, causes that are dear to my heart, to show my universe" (translated from the original French).

She also weighs in on fashion in a series of video Q&As in which she discusses hot topics such as wearing jeans and T-shirts (which sounds ridiculously chic when you say it in French), and talks about how her age has impacted her view on fashion.

"To generalize a bit, I found that very short skirts and long hair are often a bit ridiculous after 40 years, but again much depends on the person," she says in the interview. "Grace is the only criteria."

Bruni also reportedly enlisted friends and former models Marine Delterme and Farida Khelfa to pose for pictures shot by Ellen von Unwerth.

Shame she didn't ask Michelle Obama. Now that could have been fun!

One thing Bruni forgot to give us an exposé on? Those dangerous palace steps!