Amal Clooney has reportedly done a Vogue editorial at her English country estate

Amal Clooney looks amazing on her way to Columbia University

My kitten has been waking me up around 4:30 every morning, weekdays and weekends, he doesn’t know. I’ve felt like a zombie for months now. Basically, it really is like having a fur-covered baby who doesn’t care about your sleep whatsoever. Not to compare myself to Amal Clooney or anything, but Amal looks so tired in these photos. She has two human babies at home and their sleep schedule must be screwed up from the time difference between LA and New York. Amal has been in New York this week to do some lectures at Columbia University, and these are some photos of her coming and going from Columbia. The green coat is by Michael Kors and I really like it. I would have liked it more if she paired with jeans or a smart pair of black trousers. With the white skirt, it just looks… odd. And the shoes! My God, Amal’s footwear is always so strange. She IS a shoe person, but I just don’t get her shoe choices.

Amal recently took on a new case/client: she’s joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters who are currently being jailed in Myanmar. The Reuters reporters were working on a story into several of the murders of Rohingya Muslim men – you can read more about the case here. So Amal is back to work in a big way, giving lectures at Columbia and taking on new cases. As it turns out, she also has something a lot lighter planned:

Amal’s [new case] comes amid claims she recently threw open the doors of her family’s newly refurbished £10 million Berkshire mansion to renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, for an ‘at home’ interview, set to be published in Vogue this year. In the unlikely event that the A-listers’ nine-bedroom property isn’t impressive enough, Amal also borrowed £7million of diamonds to wear for the occasion.

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. It will be a really special piece for her. She and George have put blood, sweat and tears into getting their house to be perfect, so it’s the ideal location to do this.’

The choice of photographer is also significant, as Leibovitz took the pictures of Amal during the final fitting of her Oscar de la Renta wedding dress for the couple’s marriage in September 2014. However, it is understood that neither George, 56, nor nine-month-old twins Alexander and Ella will appear in the new pictures. The couple bought the 17th Century, Grade II listed mansion in the village of Sonning Eye – where neighbours include British Prime Minister Theresa May and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page – for about £7.5 million in 2014, soon after they married.

[From The Daily Mail]

A Vogue editorial of the Clooneys’ English country estate? I’m looking forward to that. The Daily Mail spent a lot of time tracking all of the renovations happening with the estate, and George really poured a ton of money into upgrading the property in general, as well as adding a lot of security precautions. I remember when George showed off the Como mansion in an issue of Vanity Fair, and I was impressed with his interior design style. I wonder about this English country estate though – it feels like it was more of Amal’s pet project and George let her take the lead. What’s her interior design style going to look like? Black leather and chintz? Garden party plus Morocco? Hmmm. Also: it’s sort of cool that we still haven’t seen little Sascha and Ella Clooney, right?

Amal Clooney looks amazing on her way to Columbia University

Amal Clooney returns home after teaching at Columbia Law School

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. RBC says:

    This just occurred to me. Have George and Amal ever released photos of their children? Their courtship and wedding seemed to be all over the tabloids, but when Amal was expecting and after she gave birth it seemed extremely low key. I guess it proves the point that if a celebrity wants to keep their lives private they can.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Now that you and Kaiser mention it, I have NEVER seen a pic of their kids! And yeah, I can respect them a lot for that.

    • Argonaut says:

      not yet, but i’m sure that’s at least partially what this vogue spread is for – the first baby photos.

    • Maryrose says:

      Rumor is it’s a lavender marriage. And they no longer live together. She has this estate, where she entertains one person at a time who leave at the end of the date. George has moved to another estate where he parties till all hours with lots of people. He took the twins with him, who live NEXT DOOR with a stream of nannies. Both parents aren’t that interested in the day to day interactions with them. Amazing!

    • Maryrose says:

      Amal was never expecting. They used a surrogate.

      • siri says:

        One day we will see pics of them, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t resemble their parents at all;-)

  2. WMGDtoo says:

    I don’t think there is that much interest in seeing their kids. In fact the whole Celebrity baby (kids) obsession is OVER. Seeing celebrity kids is not what it used to be. And magazines are not paying the big bucks for first photos like they did what 9 years ago. So not much demand for the Clooney twins pics. I actually love those shoes. I don’t like the material; but I would so wear those. She looks very haggard for some reason. Less polished than she usually looks. But Amal is not a celebrity; despite the fact that she is being treated as such. Other famous male celebrity wives are not featured on gossip sites.

    • Lana 234 says:

      @ WMGDtoo she looks a little tired but I think it’s a bit harsh to say Amal looks haggared.

      • minx says:

        To me she looks like a woman her age who has kids and a career. Even if she has help I think she tries to be a hands on mother. We’re used to seeing her glammed up in full makeup.

      • LChloe says:

        Who is that person in the photo? She looks at least ten years older.

      • Tina says:

        She looks like a barrister who has children and a husband who has his own career. The only women I know who have big professional (non-acting) careers AND children AND look great have stay at home spouses. Even if you have lots of help, at the end of the day they’re just another thing to organise.

  3. MostlyMegan says:

    I wish I could have looked this ‘tired’ when my kids were babies. She looks beautiful, thin and glamorous to me. I’m a fan. I love her shoes too.

  4. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I’m dying to know how he wakes you up, Kaiser! What does he do? When my late cat, Maggie, was a little kitten she used to crawl onto my head in my sleep, then reach down and pry at one of my eyelids. It was so funny and smart that I couldn’t be annoyed.

    • Kaiser says:

      He’s very smart – he knows when my alarm is going to go off, so he wakes me up before then so we can have some time together. He starts purring and moves so we’re face-to-face and touching. Then he starts putting his paws on my face and trying to “kiss” my cheeks and eyelids. It’s a massive pain in the ass but he is very sweet.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Omggg that’s adorable! I can just imagine that. Cats and dogs have such an amazing sense of time. My ancient shihtzu Millie always knows when it’s Saturday, and she waits at the back door to go along to the recycling place.

      • Kitten says:

        My boy cat wakes me at dawn every morning. He either sits on my head or meows and meows and meows (very loudly–trust me, I sleep with ear plugs) . Most of the time I tolerate it because he’s my baby but every once in a while if I’m particularly tired or hungover I just scream “SHUT THE F*CK UP, PICKLES!!!!” He will respond with silence for about 90 seconds then it’s back to the ear-piercingly loud meows.

        Anyway, screaming at him can be cathartic–highly recommend.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Omg Kitten, that’s hysterical the way you describe it–and another head-sitting cat!) when I read “SHUT THE F*CK UP, PICKLES!!!!” I choked on my chocolate breakfast drink. Bedspread is ivory. You owe me.

        I think I’m gonna start randomly saying “SHUT THE F*CK UP, PICKLES!!!!”

      • Domino says:

        Aww I love this. I know kittens can be so needy but I always thought it would pass as they got older. Guess not!

        Also. I love instagrams where people post pictures or videos of their pets being loving /annoying haha.

      • Lela says:

        I am not a cat person AT ALL, I genuinely just do not like them near me. My husband LOVEEESSS cats and has pestered me for years to get one (NO WAY!!!). We’re sitting here reading these comments together and he says “aww how can you not love kitties reading this” and my reaction was “God I’d die if a cat touched my head with his stinky kitty litter paws.” I am an evil cold-hearted b*tch I think.

      • nicole says:

        My cat just jumps over my bed when she wants her food, which can be all hours, and if I dont get up, she jumps faster and faster, so smart but I have her completly spoiled.

      • kellyrae says:

        I LOVE my cats but I sleep with my door shut to prevent this. My older kitty understands not to bother me but my new kitten (6 months old) hasn’t learned this yet, so, door shut until he gets it.

    • C. Remm says:

      Enjoy it, when they wake you up in the morning. Mine will not wake me up anymore, I had to let him go a week ago. At the age of 9. Very difficult for me right now.

    • imqrious2 says:

      @ KellyRae, that didn’t work with my cats. They would KNOCK ON THE DOOR! Seriously, 3 pairs of paws, knocking lol. It was really funny (now, that they’re gone :-J. I do miss them). When I would let them in the room, and try and go back to sleep, they would stand on my chest or around my head, and gently “paw” my cheek…tapping, to wake me up. They were so sweet… truly, my little fur-babies. Sometimes, like Kitten, I’d yell at them, but most of the time, I couldn’t resist 😊 Cuddles and kisses for all 😊

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        That’s SO BRILLIANT of them, Imqrious2! Knocking on the door! I wish my dog had such impeccable manners — if she shows up at my door when it’s closed, she stands there scratching on it.

  5. Peg says:

    I feel bad for the two reporters, Amal has never won a case, hope the other lawyers can do the job.
    Myanmar will put on a show trail, convict the journalists, all the while foreign leaders are bargaining behind the scenes to get them out.

  6. graymatters says:

    I like the outfit. It’s a good choice for spring. Shoes are odd, but they work here, I think. The different design balances out the standard black T. Skirt’s okay, I like the cut and the buttons carry the black from the shirt to the shoes. A trench coat is standard for spring, the different material and color make it interesting.

    And yeah, she looks tired. Even a bit limp, if that makes any sense. But it makes her look like a woman who puts in the energy to live her life, not just outsource it to nannys and staff.

  7. Dana says:

    Amal is in a 2 bedroom apartment the twins aren’t there. The furniture truck didn’t take any baby furniture. So the sleepless night is nothing baby related. Amal has a team of helpers they are doing all the hardwork. We haven’t seen any pictures but that means there would be a fairly good price tag for pictures. Not crazy numbers but still. It would be great if Amal can talk up George the way HE talks about her in every interview and how she is above him.

    • Jayna says:

      A team of helpers? So you are in the know? LOL You don’t know if the babies are there or not.

    • Kitten says:

      Welp, at least we made it to seven comments….

      • Domino says:

        But did we Kitten? lol. Some of the responses to the first comment have me scratching my head, like what is a lavender marriage.

      • LAK says:

        A lavender marriage is old school slang for a marriage where one of the partners is gay and the other hetero. To the outside world, it looked like a hetero marriage, or so the couple thought.

  8. Umyeah says:

    Ugh i am so jealous of Amal and not bc of Clooney. She is smart, beautiful and giving, she is the complete packahe that i wish i was.

    • Jayna says:

      She’s been photographed this year speaking at several women’s conferences. And I love this dress she wore at the Microsoft Business Forward event in Amsterdam just a couple of weeks ago. She spoke about the Clooney Foundation for Justice and the power of technology to help shine a light on human rights issues. It’s a leopard print dress with sleeves.

    • Fhmom says:

      I’m not jealous of her for her seemingly glamorous life. I am jealous, however, of any women (including her) who can have a meaningful career on their own timeline. I mean, when I went on maternity leave I had to choose between the job/income and my baby. I wish I could have worked part time or when I was needed, but most jobs don’t work like that. Even if you do get part time, it becomes a demotion.

  9. Jayna says:

    That skirt and top look better when the coat is off. The skirt doesn’t look so loose when I see it with the top once the coat is off. It’s for work, so comfortable. The shoes look comfy for standing. That’s all I’ve got on the outfit. I do love the coat and bag.

  10. Anon says:

    I read on Instagram that the house is being interior designed by Linda Boronkay, who is behind the interiors for Soho House. Can’t find the link, but the Sonning house will presumably have the Soho House vibe.

    • Jayna says:

      If I had my druthers, I would just prefer to see celebrities’ homes and animals, rather than fluff interviews. LOL I guess that’s why I like Vogue’s 73 questions and tour of celebrities’ homes. I loved Nicole Kidman’s farmhouse in Australia. Although, you don’t see the whole home on these videos with Vogue. I was surprised at how beige/brown bland Reese’s home was. The home was nice, though. Her backyard was unremarkable.

      I’m looking forward to seeing their home in England and the grounds. I so hope they show their three dogs. I feel taking on loan glamorous jewelry for the photo shoot was a big mistake. It seems terribly out of touch for a home photo shoot when she’s a lawyer, and they are advocating so much for human rights and charity.

  11. babu says:

    “She and George have put blood, sweat and tears into getting their house to be perfect”

    I am so seeing Amal and George at the B&Q in Reading, trying to figure out what wallpaper to go for for the contrast wall in the kitchen, while the twins are crying in the trolley, asking for a hotdog.

    Or George still fighting with the plumbing at 9pm while the twins still need to be bathed before their bedtime…

  12. Fhmom says:

    She looks exhausted which makes me like her more. I like the outfit, also.

  13. Lila says:

    Yes, she does look tired. I doubt it is from taking care of twins, like her and George are by themselves. I bet she has round the clock nannies and house keeping help.

  14. Ranter says:

    I LOVE her hair. I’m trying to lose weight and losing so much hair it’s killing me. Is her hair just genetics or are there any supplements anyone takes/knows of for hair like this? So much sigh.

    • Domino says:

      You might be anemic, or have a thyroid issue, or have cut your calories way too much. Not to worry you, But it might want to be something to check out!

    • kellyrae says:

      Get your iron/ferratin checked, my dermatologist said it should be at 40 minimum to stop hair shedding, 70 ideally for re-growth. Mine was 11 when I had it checked. That being said, there are no supplements that would give you hair like this…. this is all genetics. Her hair is absolutely gorgeous.

    • LChloe says:

      Amal wears extensions, I’ve seen photos of the tracks photo is around the web, hair tracks were exposed during a wind gust.

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  16. april says:

    She has the most amazing, ultra expensive wardrobe. She looks great.

  17. Fashionranter says:

    Those shoes look like they’re on the wrong feet! They’d be much better if the outer edge of the foot were covered and the inner edge bare.

  18. HollyGo says:

    Its not an Estate.