Amal Clooney at Vanderbilt University for the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in Nashville 10.05.2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amal Clooney urged young students at Vanderbilt University to have courage, citing some of the human rights cases she has worked on, because it inspires others and creates rights for future generations.

The human rights lawyer spoke Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, for senior day, a part of the university’s commencement activities. She was given the school’s Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal.

She used examples of courageous people including Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vanderbilt students who took part in sit-ins during the Civil Rights era to fight for equal rights.

“A hundred years ago there would have been few women here at the Vanderbilt commencement,” Clooney said. “Sixty years ago there would have been no African-American students in the senior day audience. There is still much to do but it is thanks to the courageous people who’ve come before us that we have the rights that we have today including courageous students who were right here on this campus.”

She also told the stories of two clients she had represented, including a Yazidi woman who was kidnapped by militants in Iraq and a female journalist who was arrested after reporting on corruption by the president of Azerbaijan. But she said more courage is needed around the world.

“At a time when the LGBT community in every continent struggles for equal rights, freedom from imprisonment and even death, we need courage,” Clooney said. “At a time when more journalists are in prison around the world than at any time in the last three decades, and even here at home the media is under attack from the White House, we need courage. And at a time when our politicians try to conflate the terms refugee and terrorist and make us fear one another, we need courage.”

Clooney admitted that she had never been to Tennessee before, but said her husband, George Clooney, told her the university had a good basketball team in the Vanderbilt Commodores.


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Amal Clooney wore a cobalt blue dress with floral pumps

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Blue oval topaz Aladdin earrings

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ZANZAN Ortolan earrings


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Amal Clooney co-hosting the MET Gala 2018 Part I 07.05.3018

Amal Clooney has arrived as one of the hosts of the 2018 Met Gala – and she has George Clooney by her side!

The power couple were one of the first on the red carpet at the annual event, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

This year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrates the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition and is hosted by Amal, Rihanna, fashion designer Donatella Versace, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.


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Amal Clooney wore a bespoke suit with train by RICHARD QUINN

Jewellery by LORRAINE SCHWARTZ

Diamonds triangle drop earrings, bracelet and ring

Beauty by CHARLOTTE TILBURY here for more information

HAIR by ROD ORTEGA



Inside the world of Amal Clooney Vogue Magazine US May 2018

OMG Amal Clooney is on the cover and in Vogue US May 2018 issue, on newsstands April 24 for her first interview by Nathan Heller. Read the full interview here

On twins Ella and Alexander‘s first words: “We’ve had some ‘Mamas’ and ‘Dadas.’ George was very careful to ensure that ‘Mama’ was the first word.”

On #MeToo: “I think because of the brave women who have come forward to tell their stories, the future workplace will be safer for my daughter than it was for people of my generation. We’re in a situation where a predator feels less safe and a professional woman feels more safe, and that’s where we need to be.”

George, on his amazing wife: “She’s the professional, and I’m the amateur. I get to see someone at the absolute top of their game doing their job better than anybody I’ve ever seen.”

About my blog :”In an email that evening, Clooney urges me to drop by the next day for lunch, and, when I come, her arms are full of subdued, crinkle-faced babies, just arisen from another nap. Ella, wearing a tiny dress, studies me with such scrutiny that I feel quietly judged. (The verdict seems to be poor.) Her mother is wearing an inverse variation on her previous day’s outfit: a leopard-print vintage Leonard dress with leather boots to the thigh. Much has been made of Clooney’s first-rate closet—an attentive WordPress blog is devoted solely to her wardrobe—and although it can irk her when her dais outfits are discussed more avidly than her human rights cases, she’s at peace with a balance of fashion in her life. “I hate the idea that you somehow, as a human being, have to be put in a box,” she says. “There’s no reason why lawyers can’t be fun—or actresses can’t be serious.” She has been working with a designer she adores to finalize her dress for May’s Met ball, which she will cochair.”

Amal is wearing an Alexander McQueen top and Cartier earrings on the cover.

All the pictures by Annie Leibovitz



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The red knitted sweater by OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Amal Clooney spotted arriving at Columbia Law School in New York 09.04.2018

Amal Clooney showed off yet another incredible outfit while heading to work today!

She was spotted on her way to teach a class at Columbia Law School on Monday (April 9) in New York City for a meeting with UN High Comissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein .


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Amal kept it simple but chic in a little black V collar dress and wool trench coat, paired with snake-print pumps and a black handbag.

MICHAEL KORS Simone bag in black and alligator

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POMELLATO Victoria earrings

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Amal Clooney at Microsoft Business Forward event in Amsterdam 21.03.2018

Amal Clooney was present at Microsoft Business Forward in Amsterdam. She spoke about the Clooney Foundation for Justice and the power of technology to help shine a light on human rights issues.

“Businesses can do so much to effect positive social change”

More info here


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Amal Clooney wore a vintage dress by LEONARD PARIS

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Amal Clooney will be soon again in Vogue magazine 04.03.2018

Amal Clooney has opened the doors of her mansion to Ms Leibovitz, for an ‘at home’ interview, set to be published in a few months’ time.

Amal Clooney has also borrowed £7 million of diamonds to wear for the occasion.

The jewels, said to have been lent by Cartier, were delivered to the mansion on the banks of the Thames in a bulletproof Brinks security van last Wednesday.

A source close to the Clooneys told The Mail on Sunday: ‘This has been organised for a long while. It is Amal’s chance to do a sit-down interview and show the inside of her house.’

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Annie Leibovitz already photographed Amal in the past for Vogue Magazine.

Amal Clooney at the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose 23.02.2018

Amal Clooney is all smiles as she arrives onstage at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women held at the San Jose Convention Center on Friday (February 23) in San Jose, Calififornia, USA.

Amal Clooney was only 4 when her family fled the Lebanese Civil War, so she doesn’t remember much about its horrors. But her mother has told her of the afternoon when the small school bus she and her sister were riding was hours late. The bus had to veer off the road near their Beirut home, because of shelling ahead.

“As a parent now, I can’t imagine how terrifying that must have been,” Amal Clooney said Friday at the Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley in San Jose.

As Amal Clooney acknowledged, the experience of being a refugee from a war-torn area, as well as a mother, has informed her activism on behalf of victims of violence. Now Clooney’s support extends to the students who survived last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She and George Clooney plan to attend the students’ anti-gun violence march in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

Moreover, the couple have pledged $500,000 to help fund the event. They announced their donation this week in the name of their children, Ella and Alexander.

“I’m just blown away by these students,” Clooney said, during an onstage conversation with “All Things Considered” co-host Kelly McEvers at the San Jose Convention Center.

“They are turning a tragedy into advocacy,” said Clooney, whose clients have included journalists imprisoned by governments in Egypt and Azerbaijan, as well as an Iraqi woman whose family and ethnic Yazidi community were targeted by ISIS for genocide, rape and sex slavery.

She noted that it’s only been a little over a week since the Parkland shooting, when a 19-year-old former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the suburban high school, killing 14 students and three staff members.

Students reported hiding in closets, listening to gunfire in nearby classrooms, texting their parents to say good-bye and then surviving, only to learn that friends and classmates had died.

“I’m in awe of how courageous they are and how effective they are,” Clooney said. In the last week, the students have started a national conversation about gun control and school safety that could bring about a reckoning over gun violence in America.

These students notably have called out President Donald Trump, members of congress and the National Rifle Association for their refusal to acknowledge what the students see as the key factor in mass shootings: the accessibility of guns in America, especially of high-powered rifles like the AR-15, which was used by Cruz.

NPR host Kelly McEvers and Amal Clooney in conversation at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 Friday. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)

“I don’t think I would have had the presence of mind or the courage to do what they are doing at age 16, let alone having gone through what they have,” Clooney said.

She also praised the students for the way they have spoken passionately and intelligently and asked the “tough questions” in their appearances on national television and in face-to-face encounters with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and with Trump at the White House.

“They are the best vehicle (for change),” Clooney said. “They are our best hope.”

As someone not born in the United States, Clooney said she has always looked at this country as one that provides a “great example to others.” Clooney grew up in the United Kingdom, but got her law degree at New York University, worked for a time on Wall Street and lives with her husband in Los Angeles part-time.

But in one way, She suggested, America is not living up to its best self.

“The idea that children are scared to go to school, bullet-proof backpacks are being sold out and that students have to go through these live shooter drills,” she said. “And the conclusion is, ‘Let’s start arming teachers.’ It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

She also disputed other ideas being floated about how to address mass shootings.

People say maybe it’s because there is violence in films or there is a mental health issue,” she said. “But there’s violence in films and mental health issues in other countries. This is the only country where this kind of problem exists.”

Amal Clooney emphasized why this issue has become personal to her, and why she and her family will attend the march to support efforts to bring about change: “It’s likely that my children will go to school here. I know their lives literally depend on (change happening).”

Via Mercurynews

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Amal Clooney wore a geometric dress by DIANE VON FURSTENBERG DVF

From the Fall collection 2018

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