Tag Archive: Cate Blanchett

May 18 2014

Wedding Inspiration: Cate Blanchett & Zoe Saldana Go Bridal…Well Sort Of!!!

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When I was looking for my wedding gown instead of just looking at bridal collections I also took inspiration from the red carpet, like the high street look to the catwalk, wedding designers also check out the latest celebrity trends when designing their gowns and I think I have found two that need to be rolled out into production!!!

The first look is a gorgeous, elegant, one-shoulder white Ralph Lauren gown worn by actress Cate Blanchett. It is the statuesque silhouette of this gown that makes it perfect for a glamorous, modern-style wedding for a bride looking for an edge – you can’t get more fashion-forward than that half-cape detail that drapes over her arm. 

My second look worn by Zoe Saldana during the Cannes Film Festival is a romantic Victoria Beckham gown from her autumn/winter 2014 collection. This dress might seem a little casual for a wedding, but that is what appealed to me, not every bride-to-be wants a dramatic, show-stopper of a gown, and this Victoria Beckham is simple, yet still gorgeous. I can really picture this pleated gown at a beach wedding or one with a boho vibe -especially with that asymmetrical ruffled detailing. Casual and non-traditional doesn’t have to be boring. 

Could you see these two gowns walking down the aisle rather than the red carpet?

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[Pics: via facebook.com/RalphLaurenUK & facebook.com/victoriabeckham]

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Cate Blanchett In Armani Prive

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Who: Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A nude gold Armani Prive gown with a tulle skirt, and embroidered with dégradé sequins and Swarovski crystals from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard opal and diamond earrings

Verdict: Wow, the Blue Jasmine star looked incredible in this textured beauty of a gown by Armani Prive. The designer wasn’t much of a surprise, but I was surprised by the romantic, floated nature of the gown, I was thinking that she would go for something a little more structured and avant garde. I am definitely not complaining, this Princess dress looked amazing on her, and really photographed all the embroidery really well.

The only thing that made this look not shine as bright as Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace or Lupita Nyong’o in Prada was the nude, champagne hue of the gown, which seemed to be all the stars go-to colour. Stars including Idina Menzel in Reem Acra, her Blue Jasmine co-star Sally Hawkins in Valentino and Portia de Rossi in a Naeem Khan, as well as Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture and Kristin Bell in a Roberto Cavalli all wore the shade. It kind of made Cate’s not as special looking back across all the red carpet images.

Saying that I still love this gown, the mixture of the textures with the romantic floaty silhouette really is gorgeous.

I also love. love, love those statement opal and diamond Chopard earrings – it really made her Hollywood glamour look.

Are you a fan of Cate Blanchett’s Armani Prive gown?

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[Pics: Facebook.com/Armani]

Jan 07 2014

W Magazine: Jennifer vs Oprah vs Cate

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Reason number 387 on why I love Jennifer Lawrence – she isn’t afraid to rock her curves on a cover of a magazine. The Oscar-winning actress, and potential contender this year for the best supporting actress gong, looks incredible wearing a 50’s style floral high-waisted Dolce & Gabbana bikini on one of the six special covers for W magazine’s Movie issue.

It isn’t often that you get to compare Jennifer against Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, who is one of my favourite red carpet stars, as well as Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams, and Lupita Nyong’o – all chosen for their incredible movie performances over the last year snapped by photography legend Juergen Teller. 

Inside the magazine, Jennifer opens up about her big trip-up at last year’s Oscars (reason 254 for loving her):

“I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear
 if my name was called, and I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is ‘cakewalk’ stuck in my head? And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me, ‘Kick, walk, kick, walk.’ You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that’s why I fell.”

As well as loving Jennifer’s cover – Cate is stunning, I love her red lippy, I have to say that Lupita in that metallic Dior dress has to be my favourite. I just love that W magazine went with an up-and-coming actress who is really standing her own against the more established names. I think Lupita will be the one to watch this award season, not only will she pick up a lot of awards but her red carpet style is going to be amazing.

Which W magazine cover are you loving? Also are you still loving Jennifer Lawrence as much as me? 

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[Pics: W Magazine]

Dec 18 2013

Cover Loving: Cate Blanchett In Celine For US Vogue

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It is strange that we haven’t even had Christmas yet and spring collections are already gracing covers. For January, US Vogue has gone for the gorgeous Cate Blanchett, one of my favourite red carpet stars, and she looks stunning in a Celine dress.

As well as loving the cover star, it is nice to see Céline on the cover, even though the French fashion house gets critical acclaim its doesn’t often grace covers and this arty, paint-stroke dress looks amazing,

For some, featuring Cate seems like a safe choice as a cover star, but for me her beauty means I will always pick up magazines with her on the front. As well as adoring the cover, shot by Craig McDean, I love the accompanying editorial with Cate wearing incredible looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Armani Prive and Nina Ricci.

Will you be picking up the January issue of US Vogue?

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[Pics: US Vogue]

Jan 30 2013

AACTA Awards: Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé

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Who: Cate Blanchett

Where: At the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney, Australia

Wearing: A red tapering double-breasted Giorgio Armani Privé gown featuring flared sleeves, embroidered  all over with tiny red square lacquer sequins and a black trim from the spring/summer 2009 collection, teamed with black shoes and black drop earrings

Verdict: I have missed Cate Blanchett from the award season red carpet so it was nice to see her at Australia’s answer to the BAFTAS wearing this gorgeous Asian-inspired gown.

This gown is full on drama with the bold shoulders and flared hemline, full on glamour with the red shimming sequins, and full of sexy with the plunging neckline – Cate looks incredible.

We haven’t had a great Armani Privé gown this award season so it was nice to see this beauty and it gives me hope that this look will make stylists call in other pieces for the Oscars. Do you remember when Anne Hathaway wore that gorgeous gold number? I want to see more of that!!!

Do you rate Cate’s red gown?

[Pics: courtesy of Armani]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Cate Blanchett Stunning In McQueen

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Who: Cate Blanchett

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A black feathered Alexander McQueen gown with ostrich hemline from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with an Alexander McQueen black pom-pom skull clutch andVan Cleef & Arpels jewellery

Verdict: I think Cate Blanchett is the ideal ambassador for Alexander McQueen as she really can pull off such dramatic looks, for some I am sure they were looking for more from Cate, but I love this gorgeous feathered gown.

What I love most about Cate has to be attitude, she always looks relaxed, completely owns a look, and doesn’t need anything extra to make herself shine, her simple hairstyle is perfection with this gown.

[Pic: Alexander McQueen Twitter]

Feb 08 2012

Red Carpet: Celebs Work Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012

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Forget spring/summer 2012, pre-fall 2012 collections are all the rage on the red carpet at the moment, and Louis Vuitton has already had three major Hollywood celebs working the exquisite pieces. The collection is filled with gorgeous 60s silhouettes, sparkly sequins, and extravagant luxurious fabrics – it really does have a charm about it.

I think my favourite look so far has to be Rooney Mara’s emerald-green sleeveless pocketed dress at the 27th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Awards – I love the kick of the skirt around the hips and it is good to see Rooney wearing a splash of colour – even if it is dark green. But I do adore the embellished beauties that Reese Witherspoon and Cate Blanchett – I think that Reese’s emerald-green and black version just pips Cate’s ivory and gold combination.

With no full length gowns I am not expecting many more red carpet appearances, but there are some gorgeous separates, cute princess coats, and beautiful mini-dresses that I am hoping some of my favourite celebrities will wear on their various promotional tours.

These are my three favourite looks – a yellow version of the one that Rooney wore, an exquisite military-detailed black dress, and the forties-inspired dreamy peach day dress with a tulip print on it – I really want to see someone like Zooey Deschanel wear this.

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Also special mention has to go to this coat – love the shape, love the detailing, I am sure I am not going to love the price – but hey one can dream!!!

[Pics: Louis Vuitton Facebook/Style.com]
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