Monday, October 22, 2012
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Saturday, August 4, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Black and gold is a fashion power pairing, and Michael Kors' metallic-trimmed bikini guarantees to command attention wherever you go. Let it peek out from beneath a sheer silk tank or wear it alone for scorching-hot vacation style.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Mini kimono dress by Aqua. Crafted from lightweight, stretch fit fabric. Featuring an asymmetric cut with a single loose cut sleeve and a diagonally cut neckline, with a mini length skirt and a contrasting leather effect belt with push stud fastenings and a highly polished metal plate to the front
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
|Photo: BP London 2012|
Named after her grandmother, Cleopatra Borel was born on the east coast of Trinidad in the fishing community of Palisance Village, Mayaro. Encouraged by her father Raymond, who was an athlete in high school, Cleopatra pursued her interest in athletics from an early age, quickly developing a passion for the throwing events.
Cleopatra has been competing on the international stage for 10 years, with her first success coming at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, where she was placed just out of the medals in fourth place. In 2003, Cleopatra won her first international medal, a silver at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in Grenada. 2004 saw Cleopatra qualify for and compete in her first Olympics, the Games in Athens, where she was placed 10th in the shot put final.
Cleopatra continued to build on her athletic success. In 2006 she won bronze medals at the CAC Games in Columbia and the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Another bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games paved the way for her second Olympic qualification. She competed in the 2008 Beijing Games where she was placed 17th in the final shot put rankings.
The first international gold for Cleopatra came in 2010, at the CAC Games in Puerto Rico. In recognition of this achievement, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee named her Female Athlete of the Year. Her success continued into 2011, where she picked up a silver medal at the Pan American Games and a gold medal at the CAC Championships.
Cleopatra is currently an assistant coach at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. She works closely with the throwing coach, Gregory Jack, who is also her personal coach. Cleopatra would like to become a college coach in the future. She is conscious of her status as a role model for young Caribbean throwers, a position that comes with being one of the most successful female field athletes from the English-speaking Caribbean.
Cleopatra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County."
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
|Photo: From Old Books|
Frederick Sandys (1829-1904)
Appeared in the Cornhill Magazine
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Inspired by the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, Aurélie Bidermann's gold-plated braided panel necklace will give even the simplest looks instant impact. Show off this adornment to full effect with swept-back hair and a bare décolletage.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Artemisa Gentileschi (Italian, 1593-1656)
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Stellar Australian label sass & bide gives the global traveler aesthetic a super polished spin with this ivory brocade cotton and silk-blend dress. Intricately embellished with eye-catching beads, this notice-me design is the perfect choice for your next event.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
As many of you may know, when I'm not Being Cleopatra I'm an opera singer. For the next few months I will be trying to further my career in Europe. I will be in Florence, Italy for a month and Germany for two months. If you would like to follow my travels, check out TheDivaDiaries.net
Being Cleopatra has become an obsession of mine, so I hope to continue posting daily on Cleopatra, but my Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter will probably not be updated as regularly.
Thank you for your continued support!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Exquisitely cut from fluid silk-crepe, Notte by Marchesa's black gown is a spellbinding evening option. Be sure to showcase the ornate shoulder appliqué with an up-swept chignon, adding crystal drop earrings for an opulent after-dark ensemble.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Washed-out hues are a fresh approach to party hour, so replace your LBD with Haute Hippie's serene cream jersey maxi dress. We love the Grecian-like folds and draping that gently fall over your curves for an arresting effect. Wear yours with a gilded plate necklace and multi-strap sandals for total goddess glamour.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
By 1902 Palmolive had become known for its stylish advertising and sophisticated packaging and their message emphasised ingredient purity and the benefits of using their products.
In 1910 the company employed Lord & Thomas advertising agency to help them re position the brand into a luxury one that would enhance the beauty of women. This national campaign saw a series of wonderfully designed advertisements using Egyptian iconography."
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Click here to buy Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman, $11.98
Mata Hari being Cleopatra. Mata Hari (1876-1917) was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. Click here to read more about this interesting life!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Embellished dress, featuring a round neckline, a mesh v insert to the centre front, sleeveless styling, a contrast sequin embellishment to the front, fitted insert mesh panels to the body, darts to the front and a zip fastening to reverse. Designed with a body-con fit and a mini length
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
|Photo: Celebrity Dirty Laundry|
There are now gossip sites saying that there is a feud between Jolie and Zeta-Jones...not sure that I agree that this is actually happening, but let the silly gossip begin: Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Being Cleopatra has been going strong for a year and a half, but this blog would have never started without my CD Cleopatra's Voice.
If you like Being Cleopatra, then support the blog and buy a CD.
If you like Being Cleopatra, then support the blog and buy a CD.
Below, listen to samples of my new CD featuring only pieces about Cleopatra!