I hate to hate anything even remotely associated with the goddess Cate Blanchett, but this shiny, stiff-looking Armani Privé dress is testing the limits of her sartorial perfection. It’s like what an off-duty superhero would wear to a red carpet event, all latex-y and, like, “Hey, I may or may not be fighting crime and defending the city after dinner.” So it’s badass, of course, but is it cute? Do we like it? Does Cate get a free pass, just because she’s Cate? Probably.
I’m not crazy, right? This dress she’s wearing is totally reminiscent of Princess Leia’s gown from “Star Wars,” minus the shoulder details and open back. I mean, look at those drapey sleeves and that mock turtleneck. George Lucas would approve and, naturally, for this reason alone, I love it. [Photos: WENN]
What you are looking at right now is a fine example of Cate Blanchett‘s sartorial black magic: she can pull off anything, even (and perhaps especially) the most high-fashion, higher-risk of garments like this Proenza Schouler dress, and make it work. Seriously, the image depicts both a metal ladder and a man with a butterfly net covered in perforations (see: trypophobia), and I still think she looks amazing. That’s just unnatural.
Shockingly, it has come to my attention that the perpetually sleek Cate Blanchett has fallen victim to A Lot of Freakin’ Look. It’s certainly not the first time a celebrity has gone a little overboard, nor will it be the last, but Cate is usually so damn impeccable! Let’s break it down. The top: love, skirt: love — worn together, the otherwise awesome pieces synthesize into all kinds of patterns and stripes and not knowing where exactly to look. So while this isn’t necessarily a bad look, it is indeed a lot of it … but I would still steal that shirt right off her back any day. She won’t miss it.
OK, to be honest, I don’t know how to steal Cate Blanchett’s swagger. It might come from being ethereally beautiful, or maybe it’s some kind of innate Aussie confidence, or maybe starring in “The Lord of the Rings” imparts a person with a badass attitude that lasts a lifetime. Whatever it is, Ms. Blanchett walks down the street with more swag than P. Diddy and Queen Elizabeth combined. While we might not be able to replicate that, we can totally steal her cool, slouchy style. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Just when I thought Cate Blanchett couldn’t get any cooler, she shows up at LAX in this slouchy menswear suit and thick glasses, looking freakin’ flawless. This is really making me rethink my go-to flying outfit of leggings, baggy sweatshirt, and a stress-induced zit. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Shocker! Cate Blanchett has fine lines. She even has slight bags under her eyes. Big, huge gasp!
Blanchett bravely posed for the March/April cover of Intelligent Life magazine without the assistance of makeup, retouching, or a wardrobe stylist. The magazine’s editor-in-chief says that they wanted to capture Blanchett in her natural habitat, as “a woman of 42, spending her days in an office, her evenings on stage and the rest of her time looking after three young children.” Keep reading »
Cate Blanchett has revealed in a new interview that she is against two things when it comes to beauty—using one’s own urine as a cleanser and getting Botox or plastic surgery.
“There’s been a decade or so of people doing intervention with their face and their body. Now that we’re emerging from that people are seeing that long term it’s not so great,” Blanchett tells Fashionista.com. “I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do, but I know what works for me. I’d just be too frightened about what it means long term. If you have all that stuff done, in the end … you just see the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration, it fills me with pity.”
Interestingly, she is far from the only Kate to declare themselves against cosmetic procedures recently. Keep reading »
I haven’t felt this excited about a historical epic film since watching trailers for 2000′s “Gladiator,” which I saw twice in theaters and dozens of times on DVD after that. And it’s no surprise the latest version of “Robin Hood” reminds me of “Gladiator” because it stars Russell Crowe and was directed by Ridley Scott. Although I really enjoy “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and have been known to say “Damned English oak” in my best Morgan Freeman Moorish accent, I know Scott’s version of this “rob from the rich to give to the poor” tale is going to be so much better. Robin’s love interest, the Lady Marian, is played by Cate Blanchett, and even she gets in on some of the action as Robin and his gang battle against the despotic sheriff and ineffective new king. Marian isn’t running around trying to keep the sheriff from raping her as in “Prince of Thieves,” and we don’t have to witness any hokey romance between Robin and her. Plus, special effects are way better than they were in the ’90s, and Scott is a master at capturing fight and battle scenes. “Robin Hood” hits theaters May 14. Keep reading »