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Post by party animal - not! on Wed May 28 2014, 17:58



Not sure this is really a new thread, but it's from today's Daily Telegraph (via BarristerHotties website)



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Post by Katiedot on Wed May 28 2014, 18:04

And here's the article.  Guys, I'd really love it if you could post the article and not just the link:

Amal Alamuddin: Even more gorgeous than George

Never mind Clooney - the style-osphere is smitten with Amal Alamuddin, the lawyer who's reinventing the bluestocking, says Lisa Armstrong

BY Lisa Armstrong, Luke Leitch | 28 May 2014

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Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney's fiancée, in workaday pink in London last week

So effusive are the accolades lavished on Amal Alamuddin, the human rights lawyer recently engaged to an up-and-coming Hollywood actor, that a reporter on Radio 4's Profile confessed on air that she had been one of their most difficult subjects. If only Profile had examined her clothes. The clues to her character are all there.
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That not wholly surprising charge that she's a workaholic, for instance. Well, duh. Anyone who takes such a 360-degree, meticulous approach to monochrome as Alamuddin recently displayed in one of her dress-down sorties must be able to call on extraordinary focus. If you were an international war criminal or a victim of injustice, that's the kind of attention to detail you'd want on your team.

Then there are the Soft Power Suits. A far cry from the strident shoulder pads and misbegotten shapes of the Take. Me. Seriously crowd, Alamuddin's matching tops and skirts (very now) in vibrant colours are a quietly confident manifestation of effectiveness.

Beauty and brains have always been a high-wire double act, the one tending to cancel out the other as far as many observers are concerned. But Alamuddin, an alumnus of Oxford, fluent in Arabic, French and English and possessor of undeniably shiny, Middletonian hair, seems to be extremely agile. At 36, she has both represented the unlovable (Assange and Gaddafi's spy chief) and advised the august (Kofi Annan) - as well as topping the 2013 tumblr poll of London's Hottest Barristers.

Geoffrey Robertson, QC, cites her defence of the morally dubious as evidence of her commitment to "the basic idea that everyone is entitled to a basic level of dignity".

It may also be that she's instinctively drawn to the controversial and teeth-grating. That's not an unidentified "close friend" saying that: that's the somewhat unconventional pairing of her ripped jeans and frilly socks talking.

Either way, Robertson was so impressed that he offered her a job on the spot, after she came to talk to his chambers about Lebanon, where she was born. "We offered her an exceptional pupillage, which we do for exceptional people, and she was indeed exceptional," he told Profile.

Never mind Clooney - the style-osphere is smitten. There are now websites devoted entirely to the contents of her wardrobe (although at least one of them came over a bit faint over her ripped jeans).

To be fair, it is quite a large repository of clothes. Brogues, metallics, top-handled bags, white trousers and that trophy of 2014 trends, the pink coat, all feature regularly in Alamuddin's fashion library, along with a roster of top fashion names. That pink coat was by Balenciaga. The silver brogues were Prada. Another pair were by Nicholas Kirkwood.

This does not suggest a traditional bluestocking who gets dressed in the dark and whose head is so deeply interred in the records of the Hague's Criminal Courts that she doesn't have time for a sneaky peek at Vogue or Grazia.

She is a bluestocking, though - albeit the souped-up, 2014 model who knows this year's Miu Miu from last year's Mulberry and who likes to reward herself after a hard day's grinding research. She may even occasionally distract herself from Clause 470, Section XXXVII, with a DIY manicure. Again, this observation is evidence- rather than proof-based. But we wouldn't be surprised. Human rights, as Robertson points out, is not intrinsically glamorous work, "cramped over a desk with thousands of pages of case law to get through in an evening".

The daughter of an academic father and a high-profile journalist mother, she moved to London from war‑ravaged Beirut when she was three. Those dual cultural influences are also present in the way she dresses: dexterously businesslike during the day, classically but sedately sexy at night, in silky red dresses and high heels - but always with a ladylike tote bag nestling in the crook of her elbow or dangling off a shoulder. When that marriage finally happens in September, the fashion world will go crazy. For Alamuddin is the real thing: a woman who can't be bought; a racier Duchess of Cambridge; and a genuine intellect (as opposed to the rent-a-pseuds who appear in various glossy ad campaigns).

Does any of this matter? Yes, if you think we could do with a few more positive role models of intelligent women who haven't had to compromise their liking for pretty, feminine stuff to get ahead. Additionally, there are plenty of commentators who theorise that in finally committing to a woman who is more than his intellectual equal, Clooney may have set his sights on a world beyond movies.

Karen Krizanovich, film-writer and broadcaster, believes that Amal and George are planning bigger things. "I think we can look at the White House… the George and Amal show [could be] like the Bill and Hillary show."

But with far better clothes.

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CRACKING THE DRESS CODE by Ellie Pithers

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Amal Alamuddin in October 2013; in a Balenciaga coat in April 2014; in monochrome in May 2014. Photo: FilmMagic, Splash News, WENN.com

FROM L-R: SEDATELY SEXY
Last October Alamuddin was still 'unidentified woman in a red dress' - but one look at those silver lace-up Chanel boots tells us the barrister is ready and waiting to take up the mantle of being 'George Clooney's fiancée'. The nude tights are slightly ageing, but the red is a fearless acknowledgment that a law career will now necessarily be offset by exclusive photo shoots with People magazine.

RATIONAL EXUBERANCE
Behold, Alamuddin's prime method of negotiating a paparazzi mob: striking colour, this time bubblegum pink Balenciaga. Not one to hog the limelight, she keeps the dress simple (black, tailored, short) and reaches for complicated accessories - in this case, an interesting pair of United Nude black ankle boots with a cut-out heel and a tasselled clutch bag.

METICULOUSLY MONOCHROME
The devil's in the detail with this workaday uniform; note how the buckles on the Roger Vivier pumps perfectly match the leather detailing on Alamuddin's Alice + Olivia tote bag. Note also the old-school scrupulousness: the trousers are freshly pressed, the shirt tucked in, the hair neatly blow-dried. Just imagine what forensically meticulous memos on drones reside in that handbag.

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Amal Alamuddin in the power soft suit; a trench coat; a pink shift dress. Photo: Derek Jarvis/WENN.com, INFphoto.com, Paul/FameFlynet.uk.com

FROM L-R: THE SOFT POWER SUIT
As ever, the accessories maketh the outfit. A Balenciaga Velo bag in sandy suede hints at a more boho side, while patent Stella McCartney courts suggest she knows to tone down the wacky footwear when on duty. The matching jacket and skirt adhere to the legal eagle dresscode while asserting her knowledge of what suits her; the jacket sleeves are slightly cropped and the skirt hits just above the knee, to flattering effect.

TRUST ME, I'M A LAWYER
Another day, another nonchalant outfit. The neon Perspex necklace says 'I'm not all about white collar fraud', and the iPod headphones poking out from yet another smart handbag point to those reported 'intersocial skills to die for'. A trench coat teamed with comfortable low heels denotes an enviable practical streak.

SOFTNESS IS HER STRENGTH
This dress is dividing opinion on Twitter - too saccharine for a woman defending a murderous intelligent chief? - but whatever your stance, it's a world away from the ill‑fitting power suits normally associated with special advisers to Kofi Annan. Pink suits Alamuddin, and this demure shift dress (our money's on Moschino) demonstrates a relaxed, confident approach to workwear. Nul points for the mismatched shoes, though; a bit too Polly Pocket for our liking.

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THEY WEAR WHAT THEY WANT AND THEY THINK FOR THEMSELVES: HALLELUJAH!


Kirsty Wark in Dries van Noten; Chandrima Biswas. Photo: REX, Andrew Crowley

Amal Alamuddin's professional achievements effortlessly trump the circumstances that have seen her propelled into these pages. And yet, here she is - not only in The Telegraph , but in supermarket tabloids, via shameful online sidebar, to the heights of Vanity Fair .

Thrillingly, this gender-reversed, real-life enactment of the Notting Hill celebrity myth - the sudden introduction of a "civilian" into the spotlight - could disrupt the laziest habit in contemporary fashion: paying people to wear it. Alamuddin neither Instagrams her holiday swimwear (with obligatory macaroon) nor tweets her fondness for whichever brand of cashmere or champagne has slipped her a few grand to do so.

READ: New Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo speaks the language of style

Instead of "collaborating" on capsule collections of designer clothes (for a fee) she so far simply wears them - and when she does, no fashion brand has (yet) sent out a "dressing release" to inform media outlets that she has "chosen" (for a fee) to flash their shoes, bags, jewellery or dresses.

What began innocently enough at the Oscars 25 or so years ago, when Giorgio Armani offered grateful actresses the chance to wear his gowns as they walked the red carpet, has mushroomed into product-placement on an industrial scale. This overemphasises fashion as a spectator sport, at the expense of exploring the tastes of "civilian" men and women who keenly appreciate style but who might not care to selfie their thigh-gaps at Californian music festivals (for a fee).

These women of unfiltered taste - such as obstetrician Chandrima Biswas or the English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo, both of whom have featured in our Saturday "Lessons from the Stylish" interviews - are, just like Alamuddin, impressive human beings whose fondness for looking chic is merely one of their many attributes. Currently, people such as these are routinely thrust from the limelight by the for-a-fee brigade.

READ: Lessons from the Stylish: Chandrima Biswas

Often it is only when they happen to have prominent jobs - women such as Christine Lagarde, Kirsty Wark or Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo - that they outmanoeuvre the hard-twerking collaboristas into the wider public consciousness. This is a shame, and not because women (or men) of achievement should be routinely reduced into publicly scrutinised clothes horses.

It is extremely refreshing - at least from a fashion editor's point of view - to contemplate fashion choices that have been freely made, unmediated by stylist or contract, by people for whom what they wear is an adjunct to what they do - not the main event.

So, does anyone know whether a barrister of her age can afford Chanel shoes, Balenciaga coat etc etc?

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Post by fava on Wed May 28 2014, 18:58

White House?  Ridiculous!  If you seriously wanted to run for president you would marry an American.  Have we had a foreign born  or non - U.S. Citizen First Lady in the last 200 years?  A British subject,--especially an ethnically Arabic one--no matter how she dresses or how  smart is only a hindrance for U.S.  political office.  On what planet do these reporters live?

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Post by annemarie on Wed May 28 2014, 19:24

I would think she can afford it she is one of the best at what she does.  I  think she gets paid very well. She could also shop sales.

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Post by Alisonfan on Wed May 28 2014, 20:46

No airport picture, how disappointing. It appears to be buried under the deluge of pictures taken on the following 4 days.

Hay! what has she been wearing the last week and a half.  We know the paps are camped outside, so we are told. Suspect 

Still many insist they were not pre-arranged pap shots.

Amal has no personal appeal, I just don't think the paps are one bit interested in her without George.  Unlike some of his previous GF, Amal at least has a good job that doesn't need publicity, just as well really.

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Post by Katiedot on Wed May 28 2014, 20:56

Well yes, it's clear the paps wouldn't be interested in Amal if she weren't dating George Clooney. Is there really anyone here who thinks otherwise??

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Post by Alisonfan on Wed May 28 2014, 21:02

Yes, Amal.

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Post by Katiedot on Wed May 28 2014, 21:06

I love the way you make claims for someone you don't know and of whom you have absolutely no personal knowledge of what she's thinking.

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Post by Pita428 on Wed May 28 2014, 21:20

Could that have possibly been sarcastic humor? I found it amusing......

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Post by Margaret on Thu May 29 2014, 10:02

She claimed that she isn't interested in the limelight but she is lying through her teeth. Its all about the her and the attention that she can get. Her style please I can do better with my eyes closed. Lawyers don't get dressed like that, I have worked in a law firm and everyone wears dark colours and suits (business like). How does the media know where she and her mother are? If they aren't interested in becoming popular.

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Post by PigPen on Wed Dec 17 2014, 16:40

don't know if we have this....


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UPDATE: While we believe that Amal Alamuddin certainly deserved a spot on Barbara Walter's 10 Most Fascinating People list before her summer nuptials to Hollywood's least-likely-to-marry actor, it's an honor even if she's just now being included. The accomplishment's made only more noteworthy by Amal's nabbing the #1 spot on the list. Fascinating, indeed — but let's not forget Anna Wintour asked the newlywed to appear in her publication long before Walters gave her the primetime TV stamp of approval. Need further proof that the editor's influence is mighty? Read on.

This story was originally published on October 1, 2014.

For starters, Amal Alamuddin is a pretty badass human being. She's an esteemed lawyer, was just named one of the U.K.'s "most connected women" (up there with Queen Elizabeth II), and has a penchant for "ugly" shoes. George Clooney is a lucky guy.

But, Alamuddin is pretty fortunate, too. (Not just because of George.) We're referring to her recently released Vogue exclusive. Not every bride gets to have her final wedding-dress fitting appear in the pages of that monthly glossy. And, only very few women find themselves on the receiving side of Anna Wintour's powerful influence — a position we'll henceforth refer to as "The Wintour Effect," and one that has forever changed many a career, style, and public persona.

Amal is not your typical style star. She's more of a straight shooter, often choosing the shift dresses and classically tailored pieces known to serve women in high-power professions such as her own. A cursory Google image search could tell you that. But, the photographs from her big weekend (and her big Vogue shoot) show that Amal has made a bit of a transformation. A stunning, asymmetric Giambattista Valli creation, a striped Dolce & Gabbana dress, and a crimson Alexander McQueen number were among her wedding-celebration wears, and our favorite looks we've seen from the barrister yet. And, if history repeats, this is just the beginning of the newlywed's sartorial journey. That is, if Anna Wintour — a guest at George and Amal's Venice nuptials — has anything to do with it.

To prove that The Wintour Effect is real, we've looked back on five other instances when the editrix may have changed everything. She's famously placed unexpected characters, emerging influencers, and actresses who haven't yet hit their stride right on the cover of her book, risks be damned. And, since we already know she's got a soft spot for the most brilliant new member of Hollywood royalty, we bet this isn't the last we've seen of Alamuddin between those coveted pages. As for these pages, read on to meet five other alumni of the W.E.

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Post by melbert on Mon Dec 22 2014, 18:34

The Style 100: Amal Clooney Is the Most Fascinating (and Stylish) Person of 2014
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December 22, 2014 @ 5:50 am
By: Kelsey Glein


Sure, Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) married George Clooney in Venice, but we’d drop him in half a second for a tour of her closet. There’s no question that the new Mrs. Clooney is a powerhouse in the courtroom, but the newlywed also has other strong suits—like her sophisticated style choices, which is why she claimed a spot on InStyle’s annual Style 100 roundup, featuring all the looks, trends, and pop culture moments that defined the past year.

RELATED: Go Inside George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding with 11 Never Before Seen Photos
With a wardrobe full of flirty dresses, tailored pantsuits, chic separates, and plenty of off-duty staples, the British beauty has fashion nailed. Dressed up or down, this smart, successful, and completely gorgeous star has already been spotted in a multitude of winning looks (along with her unforgettable bridal gown). And her quartet of wedding weekend looks still has us swooning—all were utter perfection, whether it was her Dolce & Gabbana striped midi dress, red-and-black siren number by Alexander McQueen, little lace Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress, or matching cream separates by Stella McCartney. Recently declared Barbara Walters’s Most Fascinating Person of 2014, Amal’s style is as remarkable as her career—its no wonder George fell in love!
PHOTOS: Amal Alamuddin Is Officially a Style Star! Check Out All Her Fashionable Looks
If you don’t want to miss a thing next year, subscribe to InStyle to keep up with all the fashion, hair, makeup, and style trends you’ll need to know about in 2015.

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Post by PigPen on Tue Dec 23 2014, 14:44

Thank you Melbert

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Post by party animal - not! on Sun Feb 01 2015, 01:00

Camille Bona on the runway tonight and Getty Images have a photo of him with a dress from the new collection ordered by Amal...............

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Post by Hebe on Sun Feb 01 2015, 01:09

There is a sketch and pictures of some dresses on the blog on Amal's Blog thread. (I hope that makes sense)

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Post by melbert on Sun Feb 01 2015, 02:54

Really damn fugly!

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Post by Donnamarie on Sun Feb 01 2015, 05:04

I saw this on the Amal style site this morning. Supposedly Amal was at a showing while she was in Strausborg. I love this dress. It is definitely Amal's style. According to the site she is getting it in another color. Amal wore one of Camille Bona's dresses while in Greece.

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Post by annemarie on Sun Feb 01 2015, 08:07

I like the dress nice for spring and summer.

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Post by Alisonfan on Sun Feb 01 2015, 11:06

Donnamarie wrote:I saw this on the Amal style site this morning.  Supposedly Amal was at a showing while she was in Strausborg.  I love this dress.  It is definitely Amal's style.  According to the site she is getting it in another color.  Amal wore one of Camille Bona's dresses while in Greece.



People, this is why Amal causes so much problem for herself.  Strasbourg was serious work BUT Ms Amal fit in fashion too.
Then ppl wonder why we question PR in all of this arrangement and marriage.  Many posters "oo Amal looks tired, all that hard work" HUH !  Also this to show Amal has firm hand in Blog.
This act degrades Strasbourg.  She maybe be more discreet, but no it goes in blog, by who, who knows, Amal knows  Suspect

I post in work too? not so sure where to post.

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Post by annemarie on Sun Feb 01 2015, 12:44

The designer let it be known Amal bought a dress . Amal  was finished with work and got to see some fashion that is not a problem for me.

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Post by Donnamarie on Sun Feb 01 2015, 14:48

Many people who have serious work mix business with pleasure. Amal takes her work very seriously and handled herself with appropriate professionalism during the hearing. That's her work. She has a private side and she can do what she wants during her down time. Shop, go out to dinner with friends, whatever.

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Post by melbert on Sun Feb 01 2015, 15:25

Maybe her boss bought it for her for her birthday?

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 01 2015, 17:32

Hebe wrote:There is a sketch and pictures of some dresses on the blog on Amal's Blog thread. (I hope that makes sense)
The sketch is actually a lot more beautiful and elegant than the finished item.

It's a very ordinary dress.

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I can’t love your love...and why.

Post by What Would He Say on Fri Feb 20 2015, 16:11

Love her, dislike her…..The confusion has been monumental…. There are valid reasons either way.  And I think many are baffled as to why many of us find her hard to swallow....

I have written here before that it is all down to perception, how you perceive her…..so it’s about time I put my perception’s on trial, and I know you wont hold back with your verdict’s.

First I ask you to watch this, it’s full of interesting things….






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The T-Shirt they so proudly wear cost less than ONE US$….



Then look at this…

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Sunday night out at the local Chinese with mates.

The cape $3000 and the boots $1500….those two items alone would buy in excess of 5000 protective T-shirts.

The man that walked the dusty tracks in the video below, I don't see anymore….but I believe him to still be there….somewhere…..And ultimately no one can help who they fall in love with.

As I said it’s perception…. Epicetus  the Greek philosopher said…
“People are disturbed, not by things (that happen to them), but by the principles and opinions which they form concerning (those) things.  When we are hindered, or disturbed, or grieved, let us never attribute it to others, but to ourselves; and this to our own principles and opinions.”

I ask you is it my “principles” that stop me liking Amal, if so, why so?…..Could it be this; I have a friend who is married to a vegan, she never eats meat at home or out with him, she applauds his principle’s! they are not hers, but she support him....And eats her meat but not when with him.  Do I think she is being unsupportive by her dress code, and if it doesn't bother George, why bother me. Maybe I should let go of the idea that the guy who walked the dusty Sudan track was ever there. He was, but got lost....

I don’t care what you can or cannot afford, weather it is your money or not. I just fail to see how a Sunday night out, at the local Chinese with a few mates justifies this ensemble and....it’s cost.  Bearing in mind how your other half lives their life (and his dress code in life).


I think of Jeany, that lovely single mother who won the chance to meet George.....The ticket cost $10 and she did it with grace, as she supports George and his causes, would that his wife did the same.


As I said above these are my perceptions.... I feel she could do a "Kate" and buy hi-end, high street, but Amal chooses not to?


I doubt George has not spoken about the next video, so how can she not?.... View this video, see the slum, and hear her  say  "we are here by God's grace"




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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri Feb 20 2015, 17:10

You know, I get your point, and I'm not exactly on the fan list, either, but this feels a little misguided. Or maybe that's the wrong word. My brain is frozen.

Amal doesn't live in war-torn Africa. She makes a good living and is married to a wealthy man. She apparently always indulged her stylish tastes, and does it even more so now that she has the means. She is probably very conscious of being photographed at every turn, wants to look her best, and wants to make her husband proud.

Would I wear a cape and boots that costs the average person's month's salary to a casual dinner? No, I wouldn't. (I probably wouldn't buy them even if I could, but that's another story.) But then, my picture isn't blasted all over the globe whenever I go out, and I'm not married to George Fucking Clooney.

If George thought her attire was inappropriate, he'd probably mention it in hopes that she'd 'get it,' but if she didn't... well, she's an adult and she makes her own choices.

The thing that would bother me more is if this was intentional 'out-dressing' the other people in the group for the sake of being the center of attention, especially among the women. In the days when I went out to eat often -- long ago -- I had an acquaintance who did that, and it bugged the crap out of me.

Also, I've seen Sandra Bullock out and about a couple of times. She has a couple hundred million bucks of her own -- more money than George, in fact -- and she manages to look chic and well put-together without prompting observers to check out the price tags of her attire.

So, yeah, I see what you're saying. But the world takes all kinds. And Amal isn't injuring anybody or taking anything away from anyone needy when she wears what she wears. She's not obliged to clothe and/or feed the world.

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Post by fava on Fri Feb 20 2015, 17:24

Why aren't you equally critical of George's expensive homes in Italy, Cabo and England?  Or when he takes a private jet?  Or any other "luxury" item he spends his money on.  I see a double standard regarding her clothes.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by amaretti on Fri Feb 20 2015, 17:33

I like the way she dresses . I do not take it as an affront if someone dresses up in my presence .I love it, even if I am in jeans .

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Donnamarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 17:50

There are many wealthy men and women in the world who wear luxury clothing, have multiple homes, cars, take expensive trips and donate to worthy causes.  Because Amal dresses in designer clothing says nothing of her humanitarian efforts.  We don't know how she contributes to causes that she believes in.  

Because Amal is the wife of George Clooney she is being held to a different standard than most.   Before being so judgemental people should at least say they have met or know her enough to defend their criticisms of her.  No one here knows Amal nor do they know anyone who knows her.  Perceptions can be very misleading!

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri Feb 20 2015, 18:22

Yeah, it kind of comes down to this: unless you (the collective "you," not anyone in particular), each and every time you buy an item of clothing, choose something cheap(er) so that you can send money or clothing or whatever to someone less fortunate, then you have little room to criticize. And, yes, there is a difference of scale between a $60 sweater and a $3000 cape, but the principle is the same. Do you put that $60 sweater back, get the $20 one, and send the 40 bucks difference to charity? No? Then why does Amal have to behave differently with her money?

And that's a good point about George. He dresses like Joe Schmuckatelli an awful lot, but he burns through an awful lot of cash on luxury. Yet he gets a pass.

Qui m'aime, aime mon chien. Not that I'm calling Amal anything other than George's wife.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by / on Fri Feb 20 2015, 18:38

I just don't get this reaction from people. It's the same situation as when a reporter once asked Audrey Hepburn why she was working for Unicef but still prancing around in her designer clothes. How are these two elements even connected? Someone who works hard and makes money can spend it as he/she pleases. No one has the right to judge her decision to wear designer clothes or have expensive homes or whatever. But it appears to be human nature that people tell others what to do or are judging them constantly. And you know why? Because of jealousy. Because they secretly want to be like her, and they probably don't even know it yet.
Her wearing expensive clothes has nothing to do with her job in international and human rights law. You can still do good in the world, while wearing f***ing Dolce & Gabbana! It's about your good intentions and your heart. Maybe they support lots of charities in secret and maybe they do want to share their wealth but that nobody knows of this. They are not supposed to be living like Jesus or someone... And this is my opinion on the situation in general, not just Amal. I don't want to defend her specifically.


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Re: Amal's Style

Post by / on Fri Feb 20 2015, 18:44

I want to add something: buying something from Zara or Primark because it's cheap means that you as a consumer (and yes, also Kate Middleton, who supports charities while buying clothes from Zara) are contributing to the violation of human rights of workers in India, Bangladesh, and so on. Someone who is  buying designer clothes that are made by people in Europe who work in civilised conditions and get decent wages, is not contributing to such violations. A lot of people can only buy cheaper clothes but this is sadly the reality.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:07

Seems to me the OP has, despite her protestations to the contrary, a very rigid idea of who she thinks and wants George Clooney to be, and one she really is hugely reluctant to abandon. And so she blames his wife.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Nicky80 on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:14

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Nicky80 on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:15

Codexchick wrote:I want to add something: buying something from Zara or Primark because it's cheap means that you as a consumer (and yes, also Kate Middleton, who supports charities while buying clothes from Zara) are contributing to the violation of human rights of workers in India, Bangladesh, and so on. Someone who is  buying designer clothes that are made by people in Europe who work in civilised conditions and get decent wages, is not contributing to such violations. A lot of people can only buy cheaper clothes but this is sadly the reality.


Well said Thumbs up!  I agree

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Donnamarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:29

WhatWouldHeSay, I also want to say that I thought it incredibly unnecessary and inappropriate to include clips of impoverished people in the Sudan to make your point.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:36

Codexchick wrote:I want to add something: buying something from Zara or Primark because it's cheap means that you as a consumer (and yes, also Kate Middleton, who supports charities while buying clothes from Zara) are contributing to the violation of human rights of workers in India, Bangladesh, and so on. Someone who is  buying designer clothes that are made by people in Europe who work in civilised conditions and get decent wages, is not contributing to such violations. A lot of people can only buy cheaper clothes but this is sadly the reality.
The idea that high-end European designer brands are ethical is absolute nonsense.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/clothing/designerclothing.aspx

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Joanna on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:41

As long as Amal Clooney pays all her taxes, I don't mind
what she spends her money on. 
It's her money and her business.

As I've said before, we're all millionaires 
compared to many many people in our world.
So should we be criticised too about the way we dress and spend our money, by them ? 
Food for thought.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by annemarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:49

George and Amal have earned their money and should spend it how they please. We all know that George gives and does a lot for charity and I am sure Amal does as well.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by LizzyNY on Fri Feb 20 2015, 19:58

Personally, I don't care what Amal spends on clothes or, for that matter, what she wears. Her money, her choice. What does bug me is the idea that she's somehow held to a higher standard, By whom? The only reason the media is obsessed with what she wears is because she's always in some designer outfit or other, which is always mentioned (along with the price) in every article about her. I wouldn't be surprised if half the stuff is on loan or gifted so the designers can get the publicity.

As an A-lister's wife, is she expected to look pulled together? Yes. Is she expected to have a sense of style? Yes, I guess so - although not everyone does, no matter who they marry. Is Amal somehow expected to look more beautiful and more stylish than all the other beautiful women in Hollywood? IMO, only in Camp Clooney. Either someone is giving out questionable advice or it's her inner diva coming out...whatever. I just think that if she doesn't want to be thought of as a trophy wife, she should stop acting like "arm candy".

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Donnamarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 20:14

IMO she doesn't act like a trophy wife or arm candy. Never saw her this way.  And I don't believe there is a Camp Clooney.  Amal is her own person. She is accomplished in her own right and I don't see how she would ever compromise herself so she could be in the limelight at any cost.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 20 2015, 20:55

LizzyNY wrote:Personally, I don't care what Amal spends on clothes or, for that matter, what she wears. Her money, her choice. What does bug me is the idea that she's somehow held to a higher standard, By whom? The only reason the media is obsessed with what she wears is because she's always in some designer outfit or other, which is always mentioned (along with the price) in every article about her. I wouldn't be surprised if half the stuff is on loan or gifted so the designers can get the publicity.

As an A-lister's wife, is she expected to look pulled together? Yes. Is she expected to have a sense of style? Yes, I guess so - although not everyone does, no matter who they marry. Is Amal somehow expected to look more beautiful and more stylish than all the other beautiful women in Hollywood? IMO, only in Camp Clooney. Either someone is giving out questionable advice or it's her inner diva coming out...whatever. I just think that if she doesn't want to be thought of as a trophy wife, she should stop acting like "arm candy".
^ Well, maybe you should direct your ire at the Clooney PR which made such a huge deal out of her in the first place. It was, after all, his PR that sold her as 'exceptional'. Had he not done that, then I think Amal would not be getting the backlash she's getting.

There's a diva in that relationship, certainly.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by annemarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:10

I think no matter what Amal would be getting this attention, she did what no other woman could do she got George to marry her.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:16

annemarie wrote:I think no matter what Amal would be getting this attention, she did what no other woman could do she got George to marry her.
No shade, but do you really see that as a huge achievment? Do you see him as a huge catch?

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by annemarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:25

In the world of Hollywood yes he is a big catch. He has power money and fame and is one of the biggest stars out there. I don't see marrying him or any one as and achievement but I think the press definitely does.


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Re: Amal's Style

Post by LizzyNY on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:39

Bellalique wrote:
^ Well, maybe you should direct your ire at the Clooney PR which made such a huge deal out of her in the first place. It was, after all, his PR that sold her as 'exceptional'. Had he not done that, then I think Amal would not be getting the backlash she's getting.

There's a diva in that relationship, certainly.
I'm not angry, just annoyed that people keep saying Amal must somehow meet higher standards of beauty and fashion than anyone else because she married George. I don't believe that's true. She probably wants her husband to be proud of her and she does need to dress appropriately for whatever situation she finds herself in. I don't believe that requires wearing designer clothes at all times, but it seems that she does. I'm just saying that if she didn't she might not get the kind of attention she does from the media. Hell, they might even leave her alone.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Donnamarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:51

Amal has done absolutely nothing to deserve the accusations against her that she gets here.  Except marrying George Clooney!  

All the crap said about her is nothing more that innuendo  and unfounded accusations. That's it.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by annemarie on Fri Feb 20 2015, 21:51

Nope, I don't see them leaving her a lone to me no matter what she wore they would be there she is George Clooneys wife . It to me isn't about her clothes it's about who she married the press write about her clothes because she doesn't do interviews they don't see her very often so what else do they have other than her clothes. This is Hollywood they aren't interested in her work only her personal life clothes and marriage.

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Re: Amal's Style

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 20 2015, 22:05

LizzyNY wrote:I'm not angry, just annoyed that people keep saying Amal must somehow meet higher standards of beauty and fashion than anyone else because she married George. I don't believe that's true. She probably wants her husband to be proud of her and she does need to dress appropriately for whatever situation she finds herself in. I don't believe that requires wearing designer clothes at all times, but it seems that she does. I'm just saying that if she didn't she might not get the kind of attention she does from the media. Hell, they might even leave her alone.
I'm seeing a huge ignored elephant in the room. And it's not Amal.

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