London: France`s first lady Carla Bruni says that Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, is a "fashion icon".
Visiting London on an official trip this month with President Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla called Samantha`s ankle tattoo "a maverick style for a woman", reports a news website.
"The companion of the new Britain head of government is a kind of fashion icon: until now artistic director of the luxury paper company Smythson, Samantha Cameron combines stylishness with a feel for her time," she wrote on her official website.
"Aristocratic but bohemian, practitioner of yoga and close to the ecological cause. (The tattoo) Retained from her youth, is symbolic of a maverick style for a woman, who when questioned about her husband, does not hesitate to speak not only of his good qualities but also of the minor failings of everyday life," added Bruni.
Bruni mentioned Cameron`s honesty as in an interview in March this year, Samantha said that her husband could be "quite annoying" when he fiddles with his BlackBerry and the TV remote control.