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The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by party animal - not! on Sat Apr 11 2015, 10:56

Is this a mash-up with already known facts, the odd guess and some indiscretions from 'friends'??


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The secrets behind Amal’s NYC look


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Far right: Amal was snapped leaving Morandi last week rocking a Gucci skirt and top and Balenciaga “Le Dix” bag. Photo: Jackson Lee; GC Images (2); Startraks
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Amal wore a Stella McCartney sheath with lace cutouts to a human-rights event with hubby George.Photo: Getty Images
It’s 8:30 at night but bright as daylight outside, as paparazzi flashes go off like fireworks.
Sal Scognamillo, executive chef at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in Midtown, quickly ushers in New York’s newest royal couple: George Clooney and his stunning wife, Amal, who looks like a glamorous Gumby in an animal print Giambattista Valli coat and Stella McCartney bell-bottom jeans.
“Listen, if you like, I can take you upstairs and put you in the private room,” Scognamillo tells the pair. (George’s mother, Nina, also dining with them, called earlier that day to make the reservation.)
George sticks with his usual back-corner table in the main room. And while the chef leaves “a table next to them empty” out of courtesy, George, 53, and Amal, 37, still can’t keep their affection for one another private as they dine on chicken breast tre colore and penne with spicy marinara. (Scognamillo says Amal only ordered a half-portion of the latter because, as she said that night, “American portions are probably very big.”)
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From fashion royalty to a Supreme Court Justice, Amal has surrounded herself with a powerful entourage based in NYC — and around the world.
 
Top from left: Rande Gerber, best friend; Cindy Crawford, bestie; Tina Brown, house guest. Bottom from left: Sonia Sotomayor, dinner date; Sarah H. Cleveland, Columbia colleague; Anna Wintour, style advisor.Photo: AP; Wire Image; AP; United States; Press photo; Startraks
“There definitely was holding hands. You could just see how enthusiastic he was. I was very happy for him. And I never thought he’d get married,” admits Scognamillo. “He definitely picked a good one here.”
Amal Clooney’s entree into New York society has been a seemingly endless parade of glamour and praise. Ever since landing in the Big Apple in February to teach a course at Columbia Law School while George shoots “Money Monster” in Queens, Amal has dined at some of the city’s finest — and costliest — restaurants with some of the country’s biggest players, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, with whom she broke bread Wednesday evening at Harry Cipriani. All the while, she’s looked straight out of a Vogue spread, with camera-ready hair and a five-figure designer wardrobe that would put Carrie Bradshaw to shame.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Amal has a few secret weapons at her disposal, including an arsenal of Charlotte Tilbury beauty products, access to the five-star amenities of the Carlyle hotel — where a suite will run you anywhere from $900 to $15,000 a night — and, the biggest gun of all: Anna Wintour.
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Amal’s arsenal of beauty products, all made by Charlotte Tilbury.Photo: GC Images; Charlotte Tilbury
An associate of Amal’s, who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity, says the barrister has eschewed a stylist in favor of the editrix’s assistance.
“She has been getting advice from Anna Wintour and some of the fashion team at Vogue,” says the source. “She gets sent a lot of clothes by designers, to borrow or keep. George also gives his opinion on her outfits; he’s such a veteran of the red carpet, he knows what works in photos and what doesn’t.” (A Vogue rep had no comment.)
Last month, Amal and Wintour were spotted having lunch together at the Lambs Club, sparking rumors that a possible Vogue cover was on its way.
Perhaps, though, Wintour was just whipping out her A-list Rolodex to help Amal find new local primpers.
Indeed, the editor, who met Amal through George, introduced her to London-based hairstylist Max Coles in 2013.
Coles styled Amal’s locks for her over-the-top Venetian wedding to George in September. He tells The Post that Amal’s “chic, bohemian look” has become “a bit more silky as her career progresses.”
While the hairstylist doesn’t know where Amal’s been getting her hair done in NYC, “by the look of it,” he says, “it’s been done professionally.”
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The Clooneys have been camped out at the swanky Upper East Side Carlyle hotel, which offers suites ranging from $900 to $15,000 a night.Photo: Kevin Lein
Certainly, the salon at the Carlyle on the Upper East Side, where Amal and George are shacked up through the spring, offers an array of beauty services, including blowouts starting at $75. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center at the hotel with on-site trainers, and the hotel will send a private yoga instructor to your room for $150 an hour.
It’s amazing Amal even has time for a cut or dry given her busy schedule, which includes twice-a-week human rights guest lectures at Columbia Law.
“She holds office hours for the students in her class, and she is available to them via her university e-mail when she is not on campus,” says Elizabeth Schmalz, executive director of communications and public affairs at Columbia Law School.
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Left: On a March 7 date to hotspot Kappo Masa, Amal made a case for spring color in a marigold Paul & Joe peacoat and a floral-embroidered Giambattista Valli skater dress. Color coordination is always commendable, but the contrasting details are key. Who knew baroque Dolce & Gabbana heart earrings would team so well with a semipunk Sarah’s Bag “Zipmeup” clutch?
 
Right: Animal print is typically kept to accessories, but for a March 23 dinner Amal went all out in a Giambattista Valli leopard coat. The success is in the balance: She countered the eye-catching piece with a pair of solid Stella McCartney flares and a simple black Hunting Season clutch.Photo: Steve Ginsburg; Jackson Lee
While Amal’s students told the New York Times they were “under strict orders not to discuss her or anything about her class,” a Columbia Law third-year student tells The Post Amal’s been welcomed on campus with open arms.
“People are excited to have her as a professor. She has super credentials. And there’s this bonus factor that she’s Amal Clooney,” says the student, who asked not to be named. “I’ve heard she’s a really good lecturer.”
Plus, not every professor saunters around campus in designer ensembles like the all-white getup and Oscar de la Renta floral slingbacks Amal was photographed wearing last week.
Amal, who only has work assistants at Columbia and her London firm, Doughty Street Chambers, has been leaning heavily on George’s longtime personal assistant, Angel McConnell, to help coordinate her schedule, says Amal’s associate.
“George has had the same assistant, Angel, for over 20 years, so she is firmly in the ‘circle of trust.’ She has become close with Amal and helps her out whenever she needs it.” (George is so reliant on Angel, he even built her a detachable house on his Los Angeles property.)
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Left: En route to a March 24 dinner, it was all about Giambattista Valli zigzag flares and a fuzzy haute couture crop top. The look is pure fashion (crazy patterns, exaggerated silhouettes, fur in implausible places — check, check check!), and the model-thin lawyer totally pulled it off.
 
Right: While leaving the Upper East Side apartment of Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans on March 27, Amal played modern sophisticate in this sleek Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Instead of veering into minimalist territory, the risk taker amped up the sex appeal by pairing the crisp one-piece with zip-up Versace sandals and a textured clutch by Sarah’s Bag.Photo: GC Images (2)
After all, Amal hasn’t resided in NYC since 2010, and back then she wasn’t paparazzi bait. During her almost-decade of city-living in the West Village, she attended the New York University School of Law, and worked at white-shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, as well as for the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
“Amal was a true force — with a keen legal mind, an exquisite dedication to her clients and an exhibited interest in individual rights,” Sullivan & Cromwell partner Sharon Nelles tells The Post.
By the looks of it, the Lebanon-born Brit is happy to be back on her old stomping grounds. During her downtime, she’s been adding to her coveted closet, picking up a mink fur baseball cap, Chanel dress and metallic frock during a March shopping haul at Soho boutique What Goes Around Comes Around.
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Left: For an April 3 date night at Babbo, Amal looked after-dark divine in a black Giambattista Valli minidress with flutter sleeves, paired with pointed-toe pumps by the Italian designer. An LBD of this caliber requires little to no styling, but it doesn’t hurt to elevate it with a pair of killer legs, a swipe of red lipstick and a blowout.
 
Right: Last week, Amal offered the Columbia campus an A-plus lesson in understated, monochromatic elegance. The visiting professor did “professional” in the most stylish way possible, topping a cream top and ivory skirt with a slightly warmer wool Burberry coat. She finished things off with statement accents: floral print Oscar de la Renta pumps and a candy apple “Cape” satchel from Tod’s.Photo: Splash News (2)
And she’s been hitting up the restaurant circuit like a seasoned champ, stopping in everywhere from sceney newcomers like Larry Gagosian’s Kappo Masa to mainstays like Mario Batali’s Babbo.
But according to sources, Amal and George are less concerned with the food than they are the drink.
“They do like to go to places that carry Casamigos, which is George’s tequila [brand],” says a source close to the couple who asked that her name not be used.
At their home-away-from-home, Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle, “she loyally gets Clooney’s Casamigos tequila, which is [an ingredient in] the [$23] Agave Gingerita. Otherwise she is partial to Moscow Mules,” says an old Oxford mate of Amal’s who asked to remain nameless. (Amal studied law as an undergraduate at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford.)
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Bemelmans’ Agave Gingerita, $23
Amal likes to meet hubby George for early evening cocktails, usually ordering this concoction.
 
INGREDIENTS: Casamigos tequila, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, ginger liqueur, egg white, lime juice and simple syrupPhoto: Zandy Mangold
“She favors early evening drinks, because George has to get up early to film, ” the friend adds.
Some complain that Amal may be drinking the Kool-Aid a bit too quickly.
“The perception among Oxford Brits is that she’s gone Hollywood,” says the Oxford pal.
“She is going out of her way not to see other Brits,” adds the source, who says Amal used to be active with the Oxford Alumni Association but is now solely interested in ingratiating herself at Columbia. Amal’s even skipping out on the Annual NYC Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race Dinner on April 23 — “the Oxford-New York social highlight of the year,” she says.
Though Amal was “nice, but not particularly social” at Oxford, “she’s bloomed socially since being with George.” The former friend says the only thing Amal seems to miss is playing netball, an English sport derived from early versions of basketball. Amal played on a West London team.
“She loves that sport and wants to play it in the city.”
If Amal can make a fur crop top look good, perhaps she can make netball cool enough for New York City.


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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by Joanna on Sun Apr 12 2015, 13:43

Noticed whoever gave information
"Wanted to remain anoymous". 
Yeah....of course.....pull the other one !

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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by LizzyNY on Sun Apr 12 2015, 15:12

My first reaction to this headline was "Really? Do we have to be told? The secret behind Amal's style is pretty obvious - an unlimited budget and Anna Wintour on speed-dial!" Very Happy Sheesh!

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Sun Apr 12 2015, 19:20

I have deliberately stayed away from this thread, but my finger hit the wrong title on the scroll, so I figured, what the hell.

Anyway, I have nothing to say about Amal's style secret except to agree 100% with Lizzy's comment.

My thing is this: I know editors don't edit anymore. Everybody's a "writer" now, so, hey, who needs 'em, right? But have they also decided not to do so much as a proofread before they publish? I wouldn't let my 9-year-old granddaughter get away with some of this stuff.

Oh, yeah. Unless George built Angel's house out of Legos, it's "detached." Detached, not "detachable." And these are supposed to be the arbiters of culture, folks. Sheesh.

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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by Katiedot on Tue Apr 14 2015, 07:18

What's a "glamorous Gumby"?

As for the rest of this tosh, not really news is it? We guessed that she's being loaned/given all these clothes.

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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by LornaDoone on Wed Apr 15 2015, 03:33

Hi Katie,

Gumby was/is a character and a toy that we used to play with in the 60s 70s.  It' made of a material that enabled you to bend the legs and arms.

It was also a stop action animation show.  Gumby's friend was a horse named pokey.

Here's a link to a picture of Gumby.

Obviously the comment is meant as a slam against Amal.

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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by Joanna on Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:45

I enjoyed that video. Seemed to me Gumpy was a 
good guy after all. LOL

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:57

Isn't Gumby too cute.  He was a good gummy and stretchy guy!  

I think the comparison to Amal was to her fashion choice.  Her bell bottom jeans sort of look like Gumby's flaired legs ...  tho a stretch (hahaha get it).

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Re: The Secret Behind Amal's Style - New York Post

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Apr 15 2015, 14:59

Donnamarie - Thanks for the explanation. I knew who/what Gumby was but  didn't get the reference. Still really don't, but that's just me I guess. Very Happy

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Post by melbert on Thu Apr 16 2015, 02:05

Believe me Lizzy, you are NOT the only one!

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