Amal Clooney in Oscar de la Renta for her second interview on CBC TV 30.08.2015

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Amal Clooney was interviewed yesterday on CBC TV by Derek Stoffel. You can watch the full interview here :

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2674609523/

Pardon or deportation are the only options to save Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egyptian jail, Amal Clooney told CBC’s Derek Stoffel on Sunday in this inteview.

Amal Clooney wore a bright red ruffles suit by Oscar de la Renta Resort ’16.

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From CBC Derek Stoffel via Twitter

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80 thoughts on “Amal Clooney in Oscar de la Renta for her second interview on CBC TV 30.08.2015

  1. Ouch… bad lipstick choice. She should go with something more natural and wear her hair up to get a fresher, more professional appearance. Personally, I never liked the whole “match the lipstick to your wardrobe” trend.

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    • I actually think her lipstick clashes with this outfit… It’s a dark pink which really doesn’t go with the red. And if it was red she’d look like a Virgin air hostess! I agree, she needs to tone down the make up. ive always thought she’s a little heavy on the blush when she does Her own make up. Nice work wear as usual, I’d like it in navy or black for work personally.

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      • Anna D I agree with you other color for the suite will be more proper for work
        Also lipstick is no match and it is messy
        She goes high in make up because she is thin especially her face
        But the suite is marvelous

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  2. I really wanted to comment on this interview but just can’t. Reducing something so important down to what Amal wore for an interview, accompanied by pics that add nothing to the story, is just wrong, insulting and disrespectful to the two journalists concerned. And it really doesn’t do Amal any favours either.

    Surely Amal ‘News’, as per the site byline, deserves better? I’m fine with all the ‘style’ news when it’s just Amal out and about doing her thing, but fashion should take a solid backseat when it comes to her professional life and, more importantly, people’s lives.

    No offence, Nati, but maybe separate the two things?

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    • It is not a problem when the Duchess of Cambridge attends the Patrick’s Day or the Remembrance Day (how many people died ?) to know what she is wearing, but when it is about Amal everything is under fire …I thought to separate the information and I will do it for the outfit at the court room.

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      • Oh Nati, to equate Amal with the DoC is just wrong and actually a very offensive comparison. Regardless of the criticism Amal gets for the uncomfortable imbalance between her celebrity life and her professional one, she really should never be compared to the DoC who has never even held down a proper job.

        All I’m saying is that a clear lifestyle/work separation on here would allow people to view Amal more objectively, where the focus would be on the work and the case, rather than what she wears.

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      • Nati, You post however you feel is best. You have created a wonderful, engaged community – you just keep doing what you are doing. You are the foundation and the support for this community. Don’t change when, how or why you post for any one of us. No one post will please all of us. I for one have no issue with you speaking on attire in the same post you speak about substance. I am a practicing attorney in the US, and I enjoy your posts in the shallow waters (including wardrobe selections and prices) just as much as on the world issues that lie in the deeper waters of your site, and after a long, hard day fighting the good fight in court for the underdog, sometimes more. It is very clear you care deeply about social issues and a greater good, and this is fluent throughout your forum. You are thoughtful, deliberate, compassionate, supportive and conscientious, and no posting format will ever be perceived as indicative of anything less.

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      • Morna and nati both of you are right to a certain extent but this blog is about Amal as a person and her career is part of it i am sure other sites are only discussing the case

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      • Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty (mostly in WWI and WWII.) Many people died in those wars, yes, but it happened a very long time ago. It is not inappropriate to discuss what the Duchess of Cambridge wore during these ceremonies. When Amal was in Greece handling the Elgin Marbles Affair, it was perfectly O.K. to discuss her choice of clothes. While important, this case does not involved people’s lives. It is very different when Amal is literally defending the lives of people in the present time; what she wears while doing this is not important! The lives of people is a very serious matter, what Amal wears is not!

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    • I’m so with you Morna – always commenting on Amal, when she’s working, in terms of what she wears really devalues her, her work and all those working with her. I get you/we love her taste/choices etc but we as women should be asking for more. She is fighting hard for societies value systems and peoples freedoms and for the a lot of the media to always be commenting first and foremost about her choice of outfit/who she’s married to is sad.
      Nati, why don’t you also post some of the great interviews and stories about what she fights for to provide some balance and intellectual fodder?

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      • Morna, and Amelia, you have some nerve really!! First of, Nati, you do a great job and anyone demanding extra effort from you should be in lign to volunteer to help you, or else, enjoy the ride and stop demanding and complainting. There has been a great amount of comments about her work, Morna, if you are not reading it is not Nati’s fault! Same to you Amelia, read the other comments because you have missed them. Nati posted videos, links interviews, an incredible amount of pictures and you dont look or read them and come here on auto complaint pilot. I find you two very rude and overly demanding. This bloog is about Amals News and Fashin and nati has the right to address both as she feels like. If you feel too sensitive to comment about her fashion at work, then dont comment! Dont read such comments and be happy!

        Nati, people will never be all happy, there are always the ones who will never be satisfied. Dont mind them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • The lines have not been blurred by Nati and it is unfair to lay the criticism there. The lines between professional and party girl image were blurred by Amal herself. Amal expresses herself through her clothes and each outfit is a deliberate choice – how can Nati be expected to separate the two images when Amal herself cannot make the discrepancy and craft one coherent image of herself? I don’t think Nati “devalues” Amal’s work at all and I don’t think Nati is to blame for the focus on what Amal wears – as an intelligent professional educated woman approaching middle age – Amal is fully aware her work and the media parlaying of fashion brands that she partakes in, cannot be separated.

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      • Oh Nadia
        Just stop being salt in every soup, or better yet discussion. Nati is a great person with a high sensubility for social aspects and issues and is finding ways of getting her ideas across without your constant comenting and pullong for Amal

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      • Ginevra, why dont you stop being so repressive instead? i have the right to comment on what i think is absurd, so get over your free ofences. If nati had judged my comment inapropiate she wouldn’t have published it, dont you think? You are right, nati is very capable to distinguishing an inpapropiate comment or not, as she does it all the time to comments that dont get puiblished. So allow Nati to make that decision. I was not the only person who replied negartively to Morna and Amelia’s comments, so get off my back! I have never had any of my comments blocked or gone published everm because i am sure i have not disrespected Nati’s rules on this blog. The ones like you, focusing on me just because i try to be positive cannot say the same, i am sure. I read them often inquiring why their comments have not been published. So please! Besides, you coment makes no sense since my comment was NOT about Amal at all!

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    • I fully agree with you Morna. It is quite ambiguous, and this whole blog reflects the ambiguity beautifully (thank you Nati for all the work!).
      I must say that I understand the fascination of Amal’s visual appearance, including myself, and as many other working women in this blog I wouldn’t be interested in following her if Amal wasn’t a woman with such an interesting professional background. I like to look at her pictures when she smiles and glows; (and granted, Amal does irritatingly much herself drawing the attention to being perceived as a fashionista, by matching new clutches and new shoes with every new designer outfit.) Anyways: She looks beautiful, and I applaud her for her charisma and radiance.

      But: It has been stated in this blog by other writers before: “We all desperately want a woman to be celebrated for her professional merit (…)”, and “unfortunately, we do still live in a mans world (…)” – a world in which even in a professional context a woman is still scrutinized and criticized for her looks, whereas a man can more or less just go on and concentrate on doing his job.

      To be very honest, I observed myself looking at the non matching colors, too, that happens so quickly, but we have to be self critical and stop right there: If we constantly focus on Amal’s looks, judging the color of her lipstick or rating the style of her dress whilst she actually has something important to say as a professional person at work, we’re blowing into the exactly same sexist horn by reducing her and her cause to something ridiculously shallow and superficial, it is demeaning Amal’s statement and respectively womens’ perception in the working world. It can be regressive, and it surely doesn’t boost the women’s equal perception in the professional world.

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  3. Good to see her ‘back to work’. She appeared articulate, cogent, compassionate and concerned. Fingers crossed for her client. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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      • It was on the same memo that mentioned dress code must be expensive and stylish, make up made to perfection and hair styled glamorously. You must’ve missed it.

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      • what do you want her to do in this case? the Egyptian judicial system, and the ones in the rest of the Arab world with no exception, is a joke. Their courthouses are trash, literally and figuratively speaking. Unfortunately, there’s no other way to free the journalists other than by begging other countries to intervene, or ask the Egyptian president to have the courage to stand with justice “against” his countries corrupted and pathetic behavior ๐Ÿ˜ฆ there’s literally nothing else that can be done! Unless,…. unless the prison’s door miraculously opens and the Mediterranean sea splits, allowing the journalists to run to Europe ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope this is a lesson to all journalists and activists in that part of the world. I’m saying this as a person from that region…

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      • ESR, I’m intrigued by your response and am not able to read between the lines on this. Can you elaborate?

        I’ve found your previous insights into Amal’s profession incredibly interesting. Is the legal profession in London/the UK male-dominated and very conservative? (I am guessing yes on both counts.)

        I’m interested because I work in an extremely male-dominated profession (finance in NYC), and there are a few things I’ve learned about how to navigate the playing field to survive as a woman…an important one of which is that you can’t afford to come across as “edgy.” You don’t share your personal life or give colleagues/superiors any material to judge you on besides your work. You maintain an extremely high level of professionalism and don’t broadcast the fact that you’re a woman (ie, focus on the similarities, not the differences — so no flowery dresses at work, or flamboyant colors). Look good but not great, nice but not overly expensive lest you inspire attraction or worse jealousy. I find these general guidelines to be even more true in more “old guard” or “old boys club” work environments, and I imagine legal field in Britain is even more so.

        I’ve found the few women that have thought they could get away with not following these guidelines have found themselves in sticky situations. ie Erin Callan with her WSJ article, or when it came out that she had a personal shopper and everyone at Lehman hated her.

        I am very curious to see how Amal shakes out. One can’t help who one falls in love with, and if the world were fair, everyone should be allowed a private life. But the world is not fair, and I think history has shown that women have to make more sacrifices. I’m sure Amal is not naive enough to think that she can “have it all,” but it sure seems like she thinks she can right now.

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      • Hi Clara,

        We were discussing this case today. Something that came up by way of strategy was this – hire local lawyers who are actually qualified in the Egyptian Criminal Code. I believe there are local lawyers on board, but they were not given a prominent role. The ECC is very bare – it needs local knowledge. Next, use behind the scenes diplomatic pressure. AC in these interviews keeps saying the Egyptian Government is unimpressed by any attempt to tarnish its reputation abroad – is it then a wise strategy to publish articles and give news interviews which continue to barrack the state? It is very easy to say what every lawyer has wanted to say to the world press in true dramatic fashion “these are violations of fundamental human rights!”. Of course, everything she says is true and the world knows it. But you cannot shame a dictatorship into releasing your man when they hold the prison keys and have absolutely nothing to lose. It is very poor negotiating. If Fahmy is to be released, he will be released by diplomatic pressure alone… you must allow your opponent the opportunity to back away and save face. Never put someone in a corner, all they do is retaliate. Egypt has shown itself time and time again to stand tough in the face of international condemnation of the highest kind, and AC’s media-laden strategy will not further her client’s interests. She does not need to go on a world stage to tell Sisi to grant a pardon – there are official channels for that. I’m more interested in what the Canadians are doing, personally,and it’s Fahmy’s best bet. It is simply not true that all AC can do is give media interviews. But I suspect that is why she is hired, and she is simply acting on her client’s instructions.

        xyz – the legal profession is split between the bar and solicitors. I can only speak for the former, and even then based only on my experience of it. The bar is largely male dominated (there are twice as many male barristers than female barristers), however I suspect this is changing at the junior end as more women come through. Women seem to have higher attrition rates. In general terms, the bar has a very conservative dress sense. In courtrooms there are strict dress codes, and at Chambers you will find people are either dressed for court or dressed casually (depending on the Chambers). It is common to see barristers in jeans at even top sets when they aren’t in court or meeting clients. But from what I have seen, women at the Bar are simply too busy to pay a great deal of attention to how they dress. That is not to say my colleagues do not dress elegantly – and even very elegantly – but not to the extent that it detracts from the substance of their work. And dress – rightly or wrongly – can do that. This applies to men as much as it does to women. I think the most colourful I have seen a barrister be is a colleague who wears very bright socks under his suit. He is a criminal practitioner and does it to ‘humanise’ himself to the jury.

        AC could not wear that red suit to a UK court, she also could not wear the white suit that she wore at the Egyptian court. I am not going to stray into the wider debate here about focussing on AC’s fashion choices… suffice to say that I think such attention will always be generated if a woman wears fabulous clothing. It attracts attention. That red suit AC is wearing above, were it in black or even something more interesting like maroon, would be very elegant – it is a lovely cut. But it would have attracted less attention. And it is not, to my mind, a concession to patriarchy to dress appropriately to the occasion.

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      • ESR, i think diplomatic routes have been exhausted. these journalists have been in prison for 3 years. 3 YEARS. I think they had enough! unfortunately, with Arab politicians, you have to publicly shame them. even then, there’s a small possibility they will grant you your rights or even listed to you. you can only talk to them in private if you have something back to give them, like money or…….you know what i mean ๐Ÿ˜‰ if i’m not wrong, they prefer Russians. there i said it!

        as for her work cloths, i believe if the men’s suites came mostly in hot pink, then the color hot pink would have been the “appropriate” color to wear to work and if you dared to wear black, they would criticize you. lets not fool ourselves. i actually like that Amal is not following these work place rules that are set by men and for men’s comfort.

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      • ESR, first of, thanks for the legal info…however i am going to incline here torwards Clara’s comments because i agree with her that diplomatic efforts have dragged allong this case, or have poorly been used in the past. I come from a filmmaking background especiallised in documentaries in third world countries, and as filmmakers not being activists, we are forced to make choices on those two positions quite often. What i have realised is that sometimes it is absolutelly nescessary to step into the activst role and i think Amal had no choice but to do what she did and is doing. I also believe that all her legal hard work has paid off. After all, the sentence has been reduced so one cannot say the legal part was for nothing, quite the contrary! And in a situation where Canada head man showed little or shy motion to create pressure, her pressure (Amal’s) will and has already showed results. Indeed, dealing with big egos such as Sisi and others of the same kind may be tricky. No matter how, dealing with these goverments and indivuduals will be a gamble. So i believe Amal did the right thing, especially that she is saying the right words and even if the results won’t come as espected, it is still the right thing to do. What she could not have done was do nothing. That would had been a terrible mistake in all counts for her and her client.

        As for the courtroom dress code:
        A understand that there should be certain dress code rules for the court but, In how can those two Amals atires offend the code?? What world are we still living in? “the old boys club”?? indeed? I think it is time for all that to change and a woman allow to be who she is. She will never dress like a man and feel like a woman, so what needs to be done is remove all these so uptight unvalid codes. At least in regards to the color of the suit. How can those two colors be a rule breaker or wrong? Just because it is writen in some old mind sent sexist book? I am so tahnkful for Amal showing up in this age and moment where we can visibly see that we are still far away to win this contradiction, where women are liberated in some societies, but , in the same societies, we still are commanded bu a mindset that has been staged under repressive rules torwards women, and dated hundreds of years ago. Besides, how could Amal had aplied code to a court that has no code! The court itself looks like a gynasium, Judges wear glasses, and “dance on the system tables”. I doubt any court in Egypt would have the right to feel ofended by Amal’s dress code on this court appearance.
        I personally love that she stood out! That is what needed to be done and she did it perfectly.

        I hope my oppinions comes respectful to yours. I just think these senseless rules needs to go. Same for the rules that says a lawyer, or any other prefessional, cannot be an activist and be successful at both. Maybe the wheel of law practice needs to be re-invented, espcially in the types of cases she represents. It makes all the sense to do so.

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      • Clara… Well, I am comforted that you and Amal are both in emphatic agreement about the best way forward in the MF case. I wish him the best of luck.

        As for clothing… There are two fallacies in your position. First, there is no evidence that ‘men’ decided to wear black. There is some interesting ethnographic work in this area, much of the evidence suggests that it is culture and geographic location that dictates the dominant clothing colours in any given culture and there is no great gender distinction. In the UK both men and women wore dark colours. Why? Life was dark, grim, filthy, and someone who ventured out in a soot-filled city, or sat beside a fire, would want to be wearing dark clothing. Hence both men and women wore dark colours here. It is no longer of great practical concern, but the convention persists. In other cultures – the Indian tradition comes to mind – both men and women tend to wear brighter colours. Why must we reduce everything to gender dynamics? There is a wider picture.

        The second fallacy in your position is that *even if* men dictated the colour of formal clothing, men *did not* decide to wear hot pink. Ergo there is a convention, and AC is not dressed to the occasion. I repeat, I don’t see how this is some great rebellion to patriarchy. There are plenty of such conventions, to rebel against them all is simply ridiculous. There are plenty of more effective ways to express feminism.

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      • It is clear she has very curly hair I think this is the best it can be not forgetting she has the best stylist and make up artist to take care of her

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  4. I’m happy to see her look a little more professional. Her hair looks better, doesn’t overpower her as it usually does. I find it easier to focus on her work as a lawyer. Does she really wear hair extensions?

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    • And i don’t know about the Pardon but the deportation is more likely since C gov officially Intervened . heartbreaking & i wish it ends soon ๐Ÿ’” .

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  5. Totally agree re the dire state in which her client finds him self. But let’s remember — this is a blog ABOUT Amal’s fashion choices, not the Harvard Law Review.
    Her gorgeous red suit needs to be tailored. Would also love to see her experiment with some simple updos.

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  6. It’s important to remember that this is a “style” site. I think this suit with this great color is a signature of power, intellect and beauty. It is critical that we maintain our personal sense of style in our professional environments. Women still must fight everyday to demonstrate how wonderful we are. We have a global obligation to women of all generations. Amal is a leading force in this effort. Fashion-wise, love that she chose black heels! Gail Y. Bennett

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    • Agreeing with you Gail ๐Ÿ™‚ .. i love that color as well, it has meaning and significance in my eyes too:) Her demeanor, her upforward, and perhaps not as usual (for some lawyers) activism attempts here, shows that she is willing to go beyond the normal to support her client and win this difficult political/power “battle”. I think i would had chosen a red atire as well for this interview, even though i really loved how she looked on her previous interview even more. For me, she is nailing it well in both sides right now. Cudos to her. She comes across distinguishly smart, knowleageable and confident in these interviews. That is good enough for me..for now ๐Ÿ™‚ … and of course i am really hoping they succed in a better outcome for her client as well, but it seems that just to be a good lawyer is not enough in these types of cases, unfortunately ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  7. I completely agree with Morna, this is an absolutely inappropriate way to cover this particular story. Completely disrespectful to the journalists that she is defending and also to Amal herself. Honestly, there should be no citing of the outfits from these two particular appearances. And you’ll notice none of the usual fahdion mags and blogs have covered her outfits from this weekend either. It is absolutely I no way comparable to Duchess Kate’s outfits at a Remembrance Day event. Not comparable in the least. Morna is right. I’m disappointed that you chose to post about the dress Nati. Even if this is a fashion blog, you didn’t see Vogue writing anything about it today….because it is in bad taste and inappropriate.

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  8. I like Amal’s leadership in the courtroom.
    I wish she would take “leadership” in her wardrobe in hopes of claiming her own style.
    By this I mean that often it appears like designers are just saying, “wear this!” And “wear this” whether the fit, style, color suit her or not. “Free” wardrobe and high profile designer doesn’t always mean it’s going to look great! If I was Amal, I would drop all the designers and just simply shop to her liking. Mix and match. Pick this to wear with that. Done. And create your own look. Instead, she is suited from head to toe (jewelry, outfit, bag, shoes” by set designers and often the same ones. Often, the style doesn’t even suit her. This outfit is lovely, but to me it appears to be an outfit that a much older woman would wear. It doesn’t suit Amal in my opinion. It reminds me of that outfit you look at in a picture 20 yrs. from now and think, “what was I thinking with the ruffles??!!”
    I think we are going to see constant season to season runway looks and haute couture high fashion on a regular basis. As well as brand new Brics luggage season to season. What was wrong with the Brics olive colored pieces? Now she has brand new Brics cream luggage. Doesn’t luggage nearly last forever? Especially Brics?? And NEW olive colored Brics from 1 season ago. A person would only change luggage if they want to be photographed in something NEW from the line of Brics. Why does she feel she needs to do this? Again, is this really necessary? It seems so materialistic.

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  9. If I’m understanding things correctly, the journalists are in trouble for reporting false news and broadcasting without a license? Isn’t this something that’s bad??? I mean, don’t we look to our journalists to tell the truth (no false news) and to be legit (broadcast the news with a license)???
    I follow world news daily and I have seen NOTHING on television past nor present about this story. It’s certainly not a big story here where I live. In terms of courtroom behavior and image….if any defendent would walk into an American courtroom with sunglasses on and sit there with shades on like he’s Mr. Cool….you can bet a judge in an American court would shred him to pieces and give him a lecture first about taking those glasses off! Judges quickly take note of courtroom attire, courtroom behavior, attitude, and more. Unspoken body language. Accountability. And more. Unless I’m totally misunderstanding it all….sporting sunnies in the courtroom doesn’t strike me as someone who is remorseful. Rather someone who is trying to be “Cool”. The courtroom is not the place to be “Cool”.

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    • It is certainly a significant story in my country and indeed internationally. The case is very important for many reasons – press freedom and the integrity of the Egyptian judicial system in particular. Those pictures were taken before the judges entered the courtroom. I rather suspect he was wearing the glasses because of the dozens of flash cameras aimed at his face. I don’t for a second believe that this had anything to do with his view of the court – having said this if you read about the trial it is difficult to understand why anyone would feel obliged to show any respect whatsoever to the judiciary in these circumstances. In a nutshell – the charges and the trial itself are a complete joke – an abuse of judicial powers that is breathtaking.

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  10. Again a very unprofessional outfit. Bright red color, screaming attention plus red lipstick and wavy hair – all on her is screaming for attention.
    I am afraid, but she is loosing it more and more and I can not really see how she will be able to return to her much aspired professionalism and desire to be taken seriously. Whenever I see her face these days all one comes to mind is party girl, fashion victim, wife of some actor who has seen better days. Both should really worry not to end up in the same category as the Kardashian’s & Co.
    Mr Clooney’s PR people did a great job in the beginning to portray her as the smart, professional and well accomplished lawyer and this to a much larger scale than she ever was and probably ever will be. Many stories which would not fit this desired image were simply taken from the Internet. These days they cannot fool around with the media anymore. Meanwhile they had the chance to see through the curtain and past the staged image themselves and have now a much clearer picture of the real Amal Clooney. The picture she forms by her appearance in public all by herself – the real attention and fame seeking person rather than the attractive and professional woman she wanted to have herself portrayed in the beginning.
    Some of the serious political European media did not even find it worthwhile to mention her name anymore when it came to presenting the news about the Fahmy verdict. She was only mentioned as the lawyer of ..

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  11. Talking about her lipstick or hair extensions is wrong and insulting to the three journalists and Amal. I can’t believe my eyes when I read it !
    Too many jealous and envious people among your commentators Nati.

    We find nothing like this in the ‘serious’ newspapers. The journalists are all very respectful towards Amal and her work.

    I’m sorry for you to see that your blog is sometimes turning into a tabloรฏd, just saying……

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    • “I wish she would downplay her beauty so i….”…. Dam!!!! Really??? Now the woman needs to look ungly so to make others confortable??? hahahaha what is next MN1989?

      โ€œOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

      We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

      ***** There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. *******

      We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

      As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.โ€

      -Marianne Williamson-

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  12. Don’t worry too much about people’s comments Nati…just go on doing things the way you want, it is your blog and own effort after all and most importantly, you’ll never make everybody happy. If people like your blog the way it is, that’s fine and if not…well they can always look elsewhere!

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  13. Amal has been articulate, professional and very knowledgeable of the issues surrounding her client. No surprise to me at least. Check out the BBC interview with journalist Lyse Doucet. Challenging questions put to Amal and Amal handles herself smartly and with a lot of poise.

    I really love the de la Renta suit on her. It is very flattering with her skin and hair color.

    I’m finding as time goes by (it’s been just over a year since this site started) that there is much more criticism of Amal here. Don’t know if it’s because of her fashion choices or how many see her leading her personal life with George. And because we are not privy to when and where she is working there have been suggestions that she isn’t doing her job well. Just an observation.

    I still think she has a very strong fashion sense and she can be edgy in how she dresses. Unpredictable at times. But she always had that penchant for quirkiness. I do wish we could see her publicly mixing low and high end fashion pieces more often. She may well do it now but we don’t see her out and about everyday.

    I still find her fascinating and always enjoy seeing what she’s going to wear next. And I wish we did know more about her personally. She is still an enigma. At least to me. She has never spoken about herself publicly. So hence so many assumptions are made about her. For better and for worse.

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    • Thanks for your comment Belladonna, i appreciate your insight:)

      I personally feel that we women are still living into a certain mold that has been imposed upon us for a long time. We are still feeling that, if we do not behave in that “certain” way, we cannot ever be taken seriously. I think Amal, even if she is not doing that consciously, is challenging those barriers, showing that a woman can be all that she wants to be and be seen for all the roles that she takes on. A woman, or anyone, should be allowed to have a private life that may be very different from her job. When i see comments that says that her hair-do must be up to be considered a serious lawyer, i wonder… who determined that? We still live on a men’s world and it seems that, when a woman does not dress close to a man in such (still) considered a men’s professions, she will not be taken seriously. It seems that some have a terrible hard time in taking her seriously just because she is breaking some atire rules, event hough she is speaking with poise, eloquence, knowledge, some women still can’t get passt that.

      I am afraid that there is still a very sexist mindset inside women, and it needs to go away if we want to ever be trully self confident. It is time that we allow women to be women and be all that they want and can be.

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      • Standing up and CLAPPING for this observation because you are so SPOT ON. Perfectly stated OnYourFace. You just hit the nail on its head.

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  14. This lovely stylish women is the real deal. Because she stunning and has a passion for fashion does not mean she isn’t brilliant and dedicated to her career.

    standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/amal-alamuddin-s-caseload-why-the-future-mrs-george-clooney-isnt-about-to-give-up-her-day-job-as-a-9680615.html

    I agree – the suite is great but I would love to see her wear her hair up with this look. The ruffles and the long hair are too much.

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    • Donnie – I had to reply to this. I agree completely. She is the real deal in every respect. Thank you for this refreshing comment.

      She can be all this. Beautiful and smart. Well-dressed and interested in fashion. Passionate about her work and committed to doing what she can to make the world a better place. From reports of those who know her, funny, charming and kind. The real deal.

      Why is it so difficult to celebrate this?

      I am continually amazed about the uncharitable and sometimes downright nasty comments. I assume from women – which is especially sad.

      I have no issue with the liking some looks and not others but I am floored by the number of posters who appear to enjoy writing nasty, undermining commentary. Last time I checked this was fundamentally a fan site. If you are not a fan I am at a loss to understand what enjoyment is had by generating so much negativity,

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      • I agree with you ballycroy… and i do not think she needed to wear her hair up so to bring respect to her. SHE IS AWOMAN and women often come with long hair over their heads! I am certain that if we asked men about their preference in this atire and hair up-do, they would say: “hair down!” So why women are the first to want to emasculate women? To make such rules that only makes us sink into more of the same repression! I hope one day there will be a new Amal and she willl dresss up in court wearing rock and roll outfit or a super sexy and tight dress and we will aplaude her for her brain and acomplishments. It is amazing to see and read so much repression still inside so many women! ahhhh!!

        And for the haters on this site: they are here, they are at DM site, and come here very disguised so their comments can be posted. But for whoever has been here for a while we can spot on such commentarors. Me, i have been personally attacked my some of them because i defend positivity, so they often wish me to disapear os stop making them uncofortable. But i am sure Nati knows the difference. It must be very hard for nati to filter the so many comments she receives so i am very appreciative that she has always published mine:)

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      • Nati, this one can still be seen, but the very first one she gave to the other lady in Egyp for BCB Eypt, before the man reporter interviewd her, that oner seems to have been placed in private i dont know why(?). It was a great and long interview as well. I did noticed that both interviews were done by same TV company so maybe they blocked on to give life to the other for some reason… but so far i have seen 3 interviews and they are all great!

        I LOVE how Amal replied to that question, especially when she says that if there was a case where she would trust journlists to focus on would be this one, where freedom of press is at stake.

        She used perfect words with great positive impact. She did not bash them, she elevated to a higher level. That was awesome fast great mind thinking and delivery ๐Ÿ™‚ . anyone still doubting her improve speech skills can be re-assured on that one hahah

        Thansk Nati for all, these has been an incredible hard work for you and time consuming i am sure! I dont know how you do it!

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  15. I like visiting this site to see what Attorney Clooney is up to, sartorially. On occasion, the site illustrates how we become less of a community in our womanhood when we attack the perceived values of someone whose fashion sense we admire and celebrate. Fashion commentary can be delivered without attack. Mrs. Clooney has captivated us, otherwise we wouldn’t be followers of this site. She is a new and fresh muse. As a woman I would like to see more celebration of her accomplishments, as a fan of fashion, I am a rabid follower of this site and I am fascinated and enjoy watching how she takes curator-ship of her wardrobe, with or without help; manages a professional career, with or without mistakes; cultivates a new marriage and finds comfort in a new milieu with or without fear. None of these things can be easy but she she seems to do it effortlessly. As women, let’s learn to celebrate the achievements of our sisters even if the their style choice aren’t ones we would make but instead see in this particular woman, the global footprint of her efforts.

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    • I celebrate you too Charlotte! ๐Ÿ˜€ likewise mindset here:)

      I think that unfortunatelly there are lots of commentaros here who are NOT Amal’s fans really. Even though they may pretend in some comments, deep inside they are not. Some seem to have a mission to bahs her and put her down one way or another. Same as in real life when women attack each other or back-stab and gossip. It is indeed a shame that women can be so competitive and deprimant to their own kind.

      It seems that women are often their own worse enemies… :<(

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  16. This is a style blog people, what do you expect Nati to post? I think she goes above and beyond by posting the “substance” parts as well. Let’s not take ourselves too seriously. It is suppose to be fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Right?? I am amazed how nati takes her precious time to do this without any monetary compensation! Some don’t seem to realise how much time this takes! Just to read comments and post takes a huge amount of time, imagine to do what Nati does; the searches, links, pics, IDs, text, etc… Nati has commented that she has 2 kids too! I would not dare to impose of demand anything on her part because she is already doing so much and all for free!!!! I have strongly urged Nati to start profiting from this blog and i hope she will soon:). Perhaps those demanding commentators will be her biggest founders ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Nati, have a look on your post from May 30! You have already foreseen that Amal would wear this suit one day! (y) As a lawyer on commercial and business law myself, I like taking some inspirations for my outfits at work and even my colleagues realized that my style has positively changed. I really love this blog! It is about Amal’s look and style, not about her profession. If you guys want to read more about Amal’s cases running, there are for sure other blogs. Thank you Nati for this great blog!

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  18. @Nati – I think most of my original reasoning has been covered/qualified in other posters’ comments above so I’m not going to labour the point.

    I think you do a fantastic job here and I appreciate completely that people are always going to be interested in what Amal wears, but I’m sticking with the point that, in this instance, focusing on her style is counter-productive and likely to generate negativity towards her.

    I do also appreciate that reporting on her is a fine style/work balance.

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