Scooter crash didn’t stop George taking Amal out on a date

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George and Amal Clooney were spotted on a date night, last weekend, in Cernobbio, Italy. Above, the couple in Venice. (Reuters)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
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Style icons: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. (AFP)
Updated 05 August 2018
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Scooter crash didn’t stop George taking Amal out on a date

  • The stylish couple, who own a villa nearby, left Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, Italy after dinner on Friday
  • Clooney was recently hit by a car while riding his scooter on location in Sardinia

JEDDAH: Hollywood star George Clooney and his Lebanese-British barrister wife Amal were out and about in Italy enjoying an intimate date night near Lake Como, just weeks after the actor was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Italy.
People.com reported the stylish couple, who own a villa nearby, left Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, Italy after dinner on Friday.
Ever the gentleman, George held Amal’s hand while escorting her out of the restaurant as she flashed a big smile.
The stylish duo stepped out in well coordinated ensembles as the 57-year-old actor-director looked suave in a black suit while his wife, 40, wore a black and white asymmetrical striped Michelle Mason dress paired with nude heels, black dangling earrings and a beige leather bag by Gabriela Hearst.
George has been recovering since his scooter accident on July 10. He was hit by a car as he rode to work during the filming of the Hulu Limited series “Catch-22” on the Italian island of Sardinia.
George was briefly hospitalized, but did not sustain any serious injuries. Although he left the hospital shortly after the incident with only bruising, his wife and family were devastated.
“Amal wouldn’t leave his side,” People.com had reported. “It was obvious that she was concerned.”
It was not the first time the “Gravity” actor had been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Back in 2007, George suffered a broken rib when he crashed riding with his then-girlfriend Sarah Larson in New Jersey. Larson suffered a broken foot.
George and Amal tied the knot in 2014, in Venice, Italy. The couple have twins – a daughter named Ella, and son, Alexander.
In June, Amal paid a heartfelt tribute to her husband at the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute, where he received the Life Achievement Award.
“I met George when I was 35 and was starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster,” she had said.
“Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like no matter what happened I would never want to be with anyone else. Five years later none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” Amal said.
“My love, what I have found with you is love that I’ve always hoped existed, and seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you’ve done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too,” she added.


Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

Updated 13 November 2018
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Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

  • Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the Michael Kors campaign
  • The special-edition Whitney bag will be unveiled on Nov. 14

DUBAI: Fashion powerhouse Michael Kors (MK) has enlisted the region’s style icons to unveil an exclusive Middle East design of a limited-edition shoulder bag.

Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the elite portrait series showcasing a special-edition of the Whitney bag, set to be unveiled at an exclusive event in Dubai on Nov. 14.

The beauty queen took to Instagram to announce the stint, where she posted a picture of herself along with other Arab fashion icons strutting the newly redesigned Whitney bag, including Dubai-based influencer Leena Al Ghouti, fashion blogger Ola Faharat, and filmmaker Lana Al Beik..

“So honored to be fronting this @michaelkors campaign for their new Whitney bag. My MK family is here in Dubai all the way from New York for the celebration this week and I couldn’t think of more powerful ladies to share this photograph with,” Kahawaty wrote.

Dubbed as the Whitney, the compact bag is one of the newest additions to the fashion label’s exclusive accessory collection. The bag is crafted in panel-quilted lambskin, accompanied by a sleek chain strap.

“We were able to incorporate a very subtle M-shaped outline, something I’ve been sketching since I was in middle school,” American designer Michael Kors himself said.

The Middle East edition will be released in a rich blue, which Kors described as “the perfect blend of sophistication and luxury for our customers” in the region.

Kors has expressed how the Middle East is an important region for his fashion label, saying “our customers in the Middle East truly love fashion and glamour, which makes it a fun and exciting place to be as a designer.”

MK, widely known for its premium leather handbags, recently bought luxury designer Versace for $2.05 billion, bolstering its position against its larger European rivals.

“With the acquisition of Versace we have created one of the world’s leading fashion and luxury groups,” said John Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors Holdings.

This came a year after it also acquired British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.