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craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
Penguins268 - Have you started it yet?
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
I've heard a lot of things about Cleopatra, but never about anything of her being 300 lbs. and of that origin.
rainbowbite rainbowbite 9 years
I thought she was supposed to be like 300 pounds and of Cushitic origin?
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
i'm going to be cleopatra for halloween!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
beautiful foto & makeup.
Pepa Pepa 9 years
Like it,but only for runway! BTW,great post,I love Egyptian history.
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I just bought that book! I want to read it next! After my biography on Edie Sedgwick!
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
I have that book, htiduj. It's an amazing book. I love it. :) Before becoming a Cleo fan back in '99, two things I didn't know was that she wasn't that pretty and that she had three kids (twin boy and girl and then another boy) with Mark Antony!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
steen I totally agree, I loved the way they portrayed herin Rome. THat show was awesome. And ms_mags took the words out of my mouth, she wasn't totally egyptian. BUT they say her mother (also named cleopatra, I think the 4th) was egyptian. That was how she had royal blood. Cool thing about cleopatra was that, they say she was the first of her family in like 300 years to lear the egyptian language. At this point in egypt they all spoke greek and had lost a lot of their ancient eygptian heritage. She was an interesting lady.
ms_mags ms_mags 9 years
Cleopatra had no Egyptian blood in her. Her father was a general in Alexander The Great's army. Cleopatra was Greek, which is why her features look Greek on the coins.
schmifty schmifty 9 years
i'm wondering about that portrait on the coin... it certainly doesn't look the way you'd expect someone of Egyptian descent to look... it actually looks to have somewhat stereotypically Roman features. if it was an officially commissioned portrait during the times when Cleo was romantically linked to men like Caesar and Mark Antony, I wouldn't be surprised if the artist purposely tried to make her look Roman in order to help her win the approval of Roman citizens... that sort of thing happened a lot throughout historical art... so we can't necessarily believe it's a straight transcription of her facial features. There may have been a political motive that affected things. sorry, i know nothing about cleopatra, i've just studied a lot about historical practices for official art in college :)
dguillenm dguillenm 9 years
I love this look. Though I couldn't imagine even trying this look out at my home.
JBlondie JBlondie 9 years
LoL @ stormynite!!!!! :)
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Awesome- thanks for the story, I didn't know all of that- what a crazy life! The showing up rolled up in a carpet thing is great.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
I am suffereing from Cleopatra fatigue ever since I studied Egyptian mythology an history for a year. Those people had drama.
steen steen 9 years
Supposedly, she was an opium addict too. I just finished watching the first season of "Rome" and their portrayal of Cleopartra was pretty interesting, far from Liz Taylor's for sure. I love the eye make-up but, as Giggle said, I'm not sure I could actually go anywhere with it.
htiduj htiduj 9 years
i love this makeup and i love that hat. ive also always been a big fan of cleopatra...the whole "she wasn't so pretty there's this coin thing" was one of my little random know it all interesting things to say that nobody knew..until now. if you really like her background story, read margret george's Memoirs of Cleopatra. Its Historical Fiction and a ginormous book, but its soooo good.
stormynite03 stormynite03 9 years
Ah, i see you like my former incarnation...i was a great woman, no? lol
nomerz nomerz 9 years
wow, I had no idea! but whenever I think of blue eyeshadow and thick black, winged eyeliner, I think of Cleopatra. :)
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
I love Cleopatra. :)I love reading every and anything about her. Thanks for posting this.
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 9 years
Kudos on making history sound like a soap opera. I'm with GiggleSugar on this one.... Exotic look but where can you wear it to???
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
This is such a gorgeous look but can you imagine going out looking like this? Even to a club? :nerdgirl:
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