Poor Cleopatra. Everyone’s ‘channeling’ her these days, and no one is paying any attention to the fact that while incredibly intelligent and manipulative, she was by all accounts not an ancient Egyptian glamazon. She was kind of average looking, and that was that.
Worst misrepresentation of a pharaoh ever, Kim Kardashian.
Britney Spears is the latest to be costuming herself as the ancient queen. The "X Factor" judge wears a pretty gorgeous gold and white gown and headpiece, and sports stick straight blonde hair. So she’ll look like someone at a Halloween party who spent $500 on her costume but was too lazy to do a wig.
On Tuesday, Spears tweeted a photo and explained to her fans the reason for her Egyptian look:
Channeling my inner Cleopatra today @ Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist shoot. Fragrance is out in Sept. 1st loo... [pic] — path.com/p/3vC1AO— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 9, 2012
The photo shoot was for her new fragrance, Fantasy Twist. The bottle is a 2-in-1 Pokeball looking orb—the pink and blue sides separate in to two different scents, Fantasy Pink and Midnight Fantasy Blue. Brit’s been in to fragrance for a long time: she’s created 10 since 2004. This version sounds a lot like it’s just her old Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy just slapped together, though.
The fragrance will be released on September 1, when it will grace high school hallways worldwide with its fruity, florally, woody and musky scent. I still twitch with memories of tearing up in locker room clouds of the original Fantasy in ninth grade. Brit’s favorite colors, pink and blue, also recently made their blinding way in to the new X Factor promo artwork—looks like she's been throwing her cotton candy weight around so much that she's been able to change the whole look of the show. Not bad for a perfume recycler.
Starlets have been throwing around the word ‘channeling’ a lot lately. There was a recent passive aggressive Twitter battle for Best Channeling of a Dead Hollywood Icon, with Rihanna and Kim Kardashian also ‘channeling Cleopatra’ a la Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay channeling Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe and Faye Dunaway and everyone else ever.