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Vogue on Libya: the war women in Dior and how Gucci inspired the new flag

by | 24th, January 2012

IN “WOMEN Under Siege”, Vogue’s intrepid reporter Marie Colvin meets Nissreen Abad and Reem Bishti in the wealthy Tripoli suburb of Hay Andalus.  Vogue is the magazine that  saluted Assad of Syria’s wife Asma al-Assad for being thin.

Highlights are many:

* “The two moved in together while the ragtag army of engineers, IT teccies, shopkeepers and students defeated the regime of Mummar Gaddafi in August”

That, the UN sanctions, Nato warplanes and the SAS ( see here for our exclusive )…

* Reem: “Staying in Tripoli’s our way of fighting. Somehow, by refusing to evacuate …we reclaimed our country”

That and the SAA, Nato bombs etc.

* ‘Reem’s home is a “world away from the potholed streets… By the time I am seated in a room with spacious couches, paintings on the wall bought by Reem’s father, and trays of juice and nibbles, I almost wish I had spent the war with this natural comedy team.’

Mary Colvin could write the jokes but would you be able to spot them?

* ‘Nisreem, whose scatty role-playing doesn’t hide her keen intelligence, is the perfect foil for Reem’s dark, curvaceous Mediterranean earth mother.’

Think Cannon and Ball.

* ‘…it wasn’t easy getting daily basics. Nissreem

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