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Madonna reinvents herself yet again – this time into Egyptian Queen for Super Bowl (or is Maddie a Roman gladiator?) in Givenchy couture – by Deborah Arthurs Last updated at 3:13 PM on 6th February 2012

In colonialism, England, Equality, Ethics, historical, media traps, media tricks, political correctness, USA on February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

At last night’s Super Bowl, 53-year-old Madonna high-kicked and cartwheeled her way through a high octane performance. (No somersaults and backflips?)

But her physical and musical prowess were not the only things to get fans excited: Madge’s costumes proved to be top talking points too. Given the furore Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction caused back in 2004, the notoriously risqué singer wisely kept it all well above board.

Her wardrobe was a stunning series of bespoke Givenchy Haute Couture creations by Riccardo Tisci, designed with a melange of themes that embraced both Roman gladiatorial style and the elegant excess of Egyptian queens.

Egyptian queen meets Roman gladiator: Madonna’s Givenchy Couture look for the half-time performance at the American Superbowl

What that translated to was a set of architectural pieces heavy on gold embellishment, featuring statement flourishes lavish in detail, with plenty of sequins, leopard print, metalwork and evocative cuts channelling Tisci’s work for Givenchy over the past few years.

There were three main designs: a gold, hand-embroidered full-length gown with headdress; black and gold miniskirt with hand-studded warrior-style belt, and the final design – a heavily embellished black coat with high collar.

The transition between costumes took place on stage, and was choreographed to form part of the spectacle. ‘Following my collaboration with Madonna on her last tour three years ago, it is a great honor for me to be a part of yet another historical and iconic moment,’ Riccardo Tisci said of the collaboration.

Egyptian queen meets Roman gladiator: Madonna’s Givenchy Couture look for the half-time performance at the American Superbowl
Madonna in the gladiator look

Black mini dress in silk cady, worn with leopard print short cape in silk charmeuse hand-embroidered with gold metal cut out pieces, studs, crystals, sequins and paillettes, worn with a black python hand-studded and hand-embroidered belt with removable matching flaps

‘People say everything has a limit, but limits do not exist with Madonna.

‘I am so happy that, after being busy in other scenes, she decided to go back on a music stage. Not only to bring us music, but also to make such a statement of performance and fashion.’

All of the outfits were worn with hand-embroidered nappa leather gloves – an essential accessory, given that Madonna has rarely gone without gloves in public over the past few years.

Her bespoke headpiece was designed by Philip Treacy; the jewellery was Bugari.

For her set, Madonna performed a greatest hits selection of her classics, including Vogue, Music, Express Yourself, and her new single, Give me all your Luvin, featuring Nicki Minaj, who appeared on stage with the star.
In the gold cape for the Bridgestone Superbowlhalftime show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
Madonna in the black coat, embellished with rectangular sequins

Left, Madonna in the hand-embellished gold coat, and right, wearing the final outfit, the black coat, embellished with rectangular sequins

Egyptian queen meets Roman gladiator: Madonna’s Givenchy Couture look for the half-time performance at the American Superbowl

Left: Gold cape with all-over hand-embroidery, gold metal cut-out pieces, studs, crystals, sequins and paillettes, lined in leopard-print chiffon. Right, black coat in silk cady, hand-embroidered with shiny black rectangular sequins and micro-pearls

Madonna in the controversial 1989 video for Like A Prayer in which she seduced Jesus; right, in white lace gloves and corset – a look that she would make her own – at the MTV awards in 1984

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the QUEEN came ….and the QUEEN conquered!!! the bar was raised sooooo high from her amazing performance last night…that next year’s performer will need a rocket ship to get over it!! Bees, Ohio and glen1946 Texas…don’t forget to take the dishes out of the sink before you pee in it!

– Mattress, Minneapolis, MN USA, 06/2/2012 15:07
Rating   1

There is nothing elegant about Madonna. Nothing.

– Sophie , East Side, 06/2/2012 15:02
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We switched over to ‘ How its Made’ while she was doing her act. Why would the Super Bowl Committee choose this woman to perform on a family show when she is renowned for nudity, sexually provocative film roles and other unsavory antics? What message are children supposed to take from this? Ah well, At least the Giants won.

– glen1946, Texas USA, 06/2/2012 14:57
Rating   4

One word for “Madge” : RETIRE

– Bees, Ohio USA, 06/2/2012 14:26
Rating   13

Madge totally ripped off Kylie’s Aphrodite Tour!

– daniel, melbourne, 06/2/2012 13:18

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Don’t create a fusion culture between the 2 distinct cultures and peoples. Relations between Rome (bronze, dark eyed) and Egypt (darker/dark-eyed-pre-Arab) were one of unhappy vassal and colonial oppressor/aggressor – if not reading wrongly this ‘concert’ sets Rome against Egypt again bringing back to mind the enmity between the 2 great cultures and their faiths in those barbaric times where there was nothing to do but wage war. The entire pantheons of gods were different. So in the interest of cultural purity and peace between 2 massively popular cultures, let us not write articles or present the concert in a way that ends up reminding of how warring Rome destroyed Egypt in those un-PC barbaric times. Ethnic purity and cultural-religious purity should be attenuated where possible, this pro-fusion article is a subtle apologist thing for mixing to oblivion what are 2 distinct cultures – if so intended. If the push and shove trend towards continual fusions occur, we’ll have a ‘too many cooks’ scenario, guess what the kings of the empires at their peak would feel? Not happy about Givenchy’s treatment of their unique cultures! Pastiche!

Or ‘hiply’ put, ‘Fusion’. Talk to some pet breeders some day to get an idea of how much purity is valued. Then apply to culture . . .

Doubtless the awareness of Roman and Egyptian are present though in another ‘time’ and era, and would appreciate the blessed who would make the distinctions clear than blur for the expense for a single people – the Angles who are from Germany and worse, after terrorizing and subjugating the Irish, Welsh and Scots (original dwellers of the Isles – the hinterland being Scandinavian and Viking – Pan -Germanic Paganism, Nordic pantheons etc. . . .), tried to destroy Germany later on in WW2, talk about ungrateful !

There is no Britain or United Kingdom, and Xianity the selected religion of choice, was from Aramea (created by dark haired dark eyed Jesus). The true original peoples and faiths long predating Xianity were Celtic Welsh of Wales, Druidic Irish Ireland, and Scotland’s Faerie(Wiccan?)Tuatha Pantheon of the Scottish all 3 nominally red haired and green eyed peoples, woad painted dear skin warrior peoples etc.. These were the ONLY and righful sovereign peoples of the North Atlantic Isles (call them the Triple Crown) until the Angle invaders made landing there and brutalized the unique people and converted them with force, denouncing them as pagas and what not. They shuold each have a seat on the UN and their own Kings and governments, the Angles can go back begging to Germany if Germany will have them, who knows Wales after independence could under the issue of invasion reclaim the entire eastern region where ‘England’ is now.

This I guess is what the Mayans meant by the end of an era . . . the end of the violent colonialist era that is. Everywhere they went the Angles colonized and brutalized, AFrica, India, China, and even a shot at their original homeland where Charlemagne reigned! Worthy of historical mention but not worthy of keeping lands effectively stolen and colonized. The IRA wouldn’t exist otherwise, not would all the negative or harmful memes floating about on the North Atlantic Isle (NAI) genotype. So Rome and Egypt should not have to suffer this fusion, and Madonna should go back to her Italian roots and perhaps lobby the Italian Court or whats left of them and take up the challenge of getting a title or few before retiring, figure out where Italy belongs in a resurgent Roman Empire (even as Israel should consider getting buddy-buddy with the Egyptians who were their patrons and sovereigns before Egypt fell to the Romans and they became Jews . . . ! ) not necessarily by force of arms, but because they are well loved and thought highly of in history and in the present. How about it, Miss half Italian half Scandinavian Judaic entertainer extraordinaire? Graduate from the circus yet?

By the way Maddie, take a look at the below link and drop a few ‘quid’ for the ‘Fam’ eh? Their poor state does not dignify Maddie or the Cicionne clan, *sel….

Billionaire George Soros ‘slapped 28-year-old Brazilian ex-lover – by Tom Leonard and Daniel Bates – 12th August 2011

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Billionaire George Soros ‘slapped 28-year-old Brazilian ex-lover and tried to choke her after he refused to give her $1.9m Manhattan apartment’ When it comes to finance, he is a master speculator, making billions thanks to his uncanny ability to predict movements in the market. But it seems there is one area in which George Soros’s famous foresight may have failed him – women.
The 81-year-old financier, known as the Man Who Broke the Bank of England after reportedly making millions during the 1992 UK currency crises, is being sued for £31million by his 28-year-old Brazilian ex-girlfriend. Arm in arm: The couple in happier times, before the split and bitter money battle Soap star Adriana Ferreyr claims Mr Soros slapped her in the face and attempted to choke her as they argued over property in bed together. The actress says she had been in a relationship with him for five years before he dumped her last year. But, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, there was a brief reconciliation in August last year in which the couple spent a night together at Mr Soros’s home in New York’s Upper East Side. It was there that Mr Soros allegedly made one of his rare misjudgments. Miss Ferreyr claims that while they were in bed Mr Soros, who has an estimated £8.9billion fortune, ‘bluntly’ told her that a £1.2million apartment he had promised her in New York had been given to another woman.
Loving couple: George Soros and Adriana Ferreyr in an undated photo.
Miss Ferreyr has filed a $50m lawsuit after their five-year relationship ended acrimoniously Loving couple: George Soros and Adriana Ferreyr in an undated photo. Miss Ferreyr has filed a $50m lawsuit after their five-year relationship ended acrimoniously Furious Miss Ferreyr claims Soros threw a glass lamp at her, choked her and slapped her around the face Matters were not helped when the Hungarian-born financier allegedly added: ‘I gave it to my girlfriend and she is flourishing.’ In the inevitable row which followed, ‘Mr Soros slapped Miss Ferreyr across the face and proceeded to put his hands around her neck in an attempt to choke her,’ the lawsuit claims. Miss Ferreyr says she managed to evade him and picked up a glass lamp to protect herself. Mr Soros then allegedly grabbed the lamp and tried to hit her with it, narrowly missing.
She claims she ran into the office next to Mr Soros’s bedroom and called police to the $1.9million apartments at 30 East 85th Street in Manhattan. The building at 30 East 85th Street contains luxury properties in a prime Manhattan location. Miss Ferreyr claims the confrontation traumatised her to the point she was ‘unable to function in her day-to-day life’. She says she has since had to have treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr Soros strongly denies the allegations. William Zabel, Mr Soros’s lawyer, called the suit ‘frivolous and entirely without merit’. Although he admitted his client had an ‘on-again, off-again’ relationship with Miss Ferreyr, he said the complaint was ‘riddled with false charges and is obviously an attempt to extract money from my client, who is known to be a very rich man’. He added: ‘The police investigated the incident referred to and concluded that no assault occurred. George Soros did not slap, choke or throw a lamp at her.’
Miss Ferreyr, a former child actor and star of Portuguese McDonald’s commercials, says she first met Mr Soros five years ago. By 2007, they were in a ‘serious and meaningful’ relationship, she says. She claims she found her ‘dream home’ on the seventh floor of a luxury high-rise block just two streets from Mr Soros’s home, and that he agreed to buy it for her. But she says he then twice broke promises to buy her flats in the building. And after learning she was going to rent a flat there instead, Mr Soros hired private security men to ‘follow and intimidate’ her, she claims. Mr Soros ‘not only breached his multiple promises…but he proceeded to engage in a deliberate and malicious campaign of extreme and outrageous harassment and intimidation against Ferreyr, which has directly resulted in her suffering and continuing to suffer severe emotional distress and damages,’ says the suit.
THE HUNGARIAN (Patrician) WHO BROKE THE BANK OF ENGLAND Hungarian-born Mr Soros, while being a notable philanthropist championing liberal causes, is also known as the ‘Man Who Broke The Bank Of England’. He made an estimated £600 million during the 1992 ‘Black Wednesday’ UK currency crises, correctly predicting that the British government would have to devalue the pound. On 16 September, 1992, his fund sold short more than $10 billion worth of pounds, profiting from the UK government’s reluctance to either raise its interest rates or float its currency – finally withdrawing from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and devaluing the pound. In 1997, the UK Treasury estimated the cost of Black Wednesday at £3.4 billion. Her lawyer, Robert Hantman, said it was unfortunate she had to resort to court action as she had hoped to settle the dispute privately. He said: ‘It’s 1/7000th of his wealth. She just wants what he promised her.’
But a source close to Mr Soros, whose birthday it is today, said: ‘This is nothing but a woman scorned who is out to get paid. ‘These claims are outrageous and he will seek to dismiss them at the earliest opportunity. ‘George is dealing with this well – this is a man who survived the Holocaust. The suggestion he attacked her is without merit.’ Mr Soros’s private life is rarely touched on in the U.S.. Married and twice divorced, he has five children. In the past few years, Mr Soros’s reported girlfriends have included the violinist Jennifer Chun and former Miss Russia Anna Malova. In 2007, there were rumours linking him with Queen Noor, widow of King Hussein of Jordan, but he said they were baseless. Praised in the U.S. as a generous philanthropist who has sunk millions into liberal causes, Mr Soros is most famous in Britain for betting against the pound. In September 1992, his fund sold short more than $10billion worth of sterling, profiting from the British government’s reluctance to either raise its interest rates or float its currency – before finally withdrawing from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and devaluing the pound. The Treasury later estimated that the whole episode cost the British taxpayer £3.4billion.
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Ferreyr = Fenrir? Fenris? An attempt to bind your spirit animal no less Soros!
Lots of theoretical stuff and stabs in the dark on the nature of society and reality, so read with a grain of salt or your favourite substance. Face of troublemaking ex type confirms itself (wherever there are actions towards justice – Soros is a hateful plutocrat/financier type but he did take down BoE maybe that was what he came back to this world for) you have this particular tybe showing up, well we all know who they are now don’t we?), and a Roman legionaire in spirit perhaps through time, who subconsciously attacked his ancient enemies’ wallets at least, and their adopted faith. Probably a reincarnation of a high ranked legionairre or Patrician. South Eastern Europe (Roman Empire) where the ‘less than white’ Caucasians (derisively termed Slavic nations ‘Slaves’???) of former Imperial Rome spanning perhaps Romania, Hungary, Austria Slovenia Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Sarejevo, Montenegro, Bulgaruia, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Italy (and of course Rome – now a 2 sq km microstate itself) which should be recapitalised again under a new Imperator and Patrician class, – HUNGARIANS being part of the Roman Epire, still fighting a war that they are winning with the help of new colonial free friends also abused in the past. Long time coming – retribution, Return of the Kittim (Jedi??? Ah Lucus the Wolf – another high ranked Legionaire or Patrician, just genius . . . ) . . .
George and George (Remus and Romulus?!?) should meet up and discuss some very ‘deepthings’ with a high ranking ‘Gypsy’ or few, so many truths about where the ‘West’ is heading would be revealed. Where this leaves mental autonomy for some of us though, is just unpleasant to think about. These last bits if not a longshot. Note the synchronicity/coincidence in numerology. 1.9 million apartment, 1.9 billion in taxes (Thaksin/Lee-Clan) and be conscious of the phenotype factors which are becoming clearer and clearer. Also Hollywood might be a manipulative ‘reality’ bending outfit rather than a agenda free entertainment industry. Perhaps it is time to detach from Hollywood cliques and stay with truly independent ‘mosquito outfit’ film makers without any occult learnings or leanings. We want to be entertained, not sucked into a milllenia old war.
For the rest of the Romans, never vote for plutocrats and vote only Joe Public types with no international links (such as Rotary or Masons or whatever, they will draw your country into a sticky agenda filled mess and no end of wars or politics that ultimately only benefit a few). Heck to be absolutely sure, make sure your Joe Public type doesn’t even have a degree or proper education or even left the country for good measure. Education especially at tertiary looks like a brainwash mill / reality binder and collusion opportunity than anything else. Beware citizens of the world and vote properly !
In either case, hail Rome (in taking down the BoE?), and for various whites at least, all roads do lead to Rome (in the Western Continent and USA at least). Synchronicity is interesting to delve into is it not?