George Clooney arrives at the Aman Hotel where he is set to marry Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney arrives at the Aman Hotel where he is set to marry Amal Alamuddin Bang Showbiz

OPINION: Hitched Clooney’s hit the jackpot

OH GOODY! At last we have a new celebrity who has a lot more to offer than the selfie-obsessed, style-bait who clog up our social media streams.

Yes those silly Kardashians are largely to blame for shot upon shot on my Instagram feed of heaving busts and swaggering booty.

I continue to be intrigued by the world's fascination with Kandy, Kaboom, Kapow, Kleenex and Kebab, or whatever all of those "K" names are for the vainest sisterhood in history.

So at last there is a new lady in town who I adore - a game changer in the style stakes and, I sense, someone who does not crave celebrity.

My new interest is Amal Alumuddin, the woman who George Clooney is lucky enough to brag that he is her husband.

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He is the lucky one here. During the past week I have muttered more than once to my long-suffering husband, "Shhhh, the wedding is on TV".

My husband, of course, did not know or care that Mr Clooney and his beautiful bride were cruising along the Grand Canal in Venice as A-listers flew in from all over the world to smoke cigars and drink tequila in their Armani suits.

Old George did it well. He is a class act and one cool cat.

The whole show was just like watching an Ocean's 11 movie, but the breathtaking moments were centred around Amal's fashion. Not since Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn has someone stunned the world with a word we rarely use these days in the rag trade - elegance. Lady Gaga, please take note!

Amal in that stunning and massive cream hat? Perfection. The black and white Armani frock she wore while frolicking around Venice with her arms around George? Stunning. Her choice of kitten heels, which we have not embraced for decades? Brilliant.

And her actual wedding dress was sublime. Fashion experts say Amal will have us all running to chain stores in less than two weeks to buy cheap knocks-offs of her ensembles.

Amal is clearly her own woman when it comes to dressing and her sexy yet quirky twists on old-school glamour leave many of us smiling and wanting more.

Oh, and did I mention she is an international humanitarian lawyer who speaks three languages and is self-made in every sense of the word?

Once in a while a woman of substance captures our attention for all the right reasons. Yes, lucky Mr Amal indeed!


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