So there was only one actress channeling Cleopatra this awards show and that was Sunrise Coigney, wife of Best Supporting Actor nominee Mark Ruffalo. From the Jean Paul Gaultier dress, to the Solange Azagury-Partridge earrings, to the severe hair, she definitely looked like a modern day Cleopatra.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Indulge your inner Cleopatra in this Grecian-inspired silk-blend mosaic print shift dress. Clash your prints for an eclectic fashion-forward take on a classic workwear
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Like the famous queen of the Nile, this Cleopatra is flashy and has a mind of her own. Sometimes her big flowers are red with a little yellow, sometimes yellow with red, occasionally the blooms are half and half - whatever her mood dictates. What doesn't change is her ability to deliver a royal presentation without any fussing. A splendid plant with excellent mid-range height.
Monday, February 21, 2011
In London on Febuary 20, 1724 soprano, Francesca Cuzzoni (1696-1778), created the role of Cleopatra in Georg Friedrich Händel's 1724 opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Believe it or not, when I am not Being Cleopatra, I'm an opera singer. Last night (Saturday February 19, 2011) I made my Carnegie Hall debut as a finalist in the Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition. I sang Laudamus te from 'Messa di Gloria' by Rossini and Quando m'en vo' from 'La bohème' by Puccini. I was honored to have such a wonderful opportunity and it was a truly magical night to get to perform on a stage where so many legendary people have performed!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
"An introduction to the food and eating habits of four ancient civilizations: the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Celts. Alcock divides the book into six sections: historical overview, foodstuffs, food preparation and food professions, food by civilization, eating habits, and concepts of diet and nutrition. She also provides a time line and brief biographies of the classical authors mentioned in the book. The prose is clear and there are illustrations. Because this book is written as an introduction, it reads more like a series of encyclopedia entries than a cohesive narrative, but this makes it an easy source for locating general information on the culinary aspect of each civilization"
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Exquisite sophistication is the only way to describe these Trista chain swag chandelier earrings by Kendra Scott. The I Do collection outdoes itself with these one-of-a-kind earrings that surely dangle and glisten on your ears like a true chandelier. Jade stones are supported by 14k gold plated chains that hang delicately.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
LeAnn Rimes in Reem Acra
Kathy Griffin in Oscar de la Renta
Lady Antebellum in Roberto Cavalli
Crystal Bowersox in Alberto Makali
PS Unfortunately, Best Opera Recoring nominee, Marc Antonio e Cleopatra by Johann Adolf Hasse, lost to L'amour De Loin by Kaija Saariaho...but it was nice for Cleopatra to be nominated for a Grammy!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death (around 270 AD). However, similar Valentine's Day traditions happening in the middle of February have been recorded in many different cultures in the time BC.
"Actually, there is no proof that the good priest Valentine even existed. Some scholars trace the period of mid-February as a time for mating back to ancient Egypt. On those same days of the year that contemporary lovers devote to St. Valentine, men and women of the Egyptian lower classes determined their marital partners by the drawing of lots. But the time of coupling that comes with the cold nights in February before the spring thaw likely had its true origin very near where Valentine supposedly met his demise."