It’s been rather quiet on the Cate Blanchett front of late, so when we spotted her on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia‘s May 2013 issue, we couldn’t have been happier.
A fashion spread made up entirely of one of our favourite sartorial heroines decked out in one Roland Mouret dress after another? Perfection.
Images via TFS
Last night, The Met’s Costume Institute Gala saw movie stars, musicians, designers and models walk the most fashionable red carpet of the year. Though I missed the first ever livestreaming of the arrivals, I’ve gotten all caught up on who wore what via the countless photos on the internet, and have landed on my best dressed of the evening.
The top spot easily goes to Cate Blanchett in a feather embellished black Alexander McQueen gown – a showstopping combination. Following closely behind is gala co-chair Carey Mulligan in a sequinned Prada number and the most incredible ‘do. A risk-taking Diane Kruger, also in Prada, is a controversial pick with her voluminous purple gown and its feathered hem, but I loved it.
Rounding out my best dressed list are the stunning Rooney Mara and knockout Gisele Bündchen, both in Givenchy Haute Couture. Black is anything but boring when Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is involved (let’s pretend we never saw this).
Did you watch the red carpet arrivals live? Which were your favourite looks?
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Cate Blanchett covers Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s April 2012 issue, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We missed dearly her and her fabulous sense of style during the Oscars red carpet coverage last week.
It’s about time we got our Cate fix. Thanks to Harper’s, these gorgeous shots of the actress in Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen and Antonio Berardi are doing the trick.
xx, T & S
I could come up with a very witty post filled with clever gold idioms, but why waste my time and yours? This photo of a stunning Cate Blanchett in an Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 runway dress at the AACTA Awards (a.k.a. the Aussie Oscars) speaks for itself. Because, sometimes, all that glitters is gold.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
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January Jones in Carolina Herrara Pre-Fall 2011 at the 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards
The end of a year always brings about an overabundance of ‘best of’ lists, so of course we had to contribute one of our own. Putting together a list of the top ten red carpet looks of 2011 was a surprisingly easy task. These 9 women – 8 actresses and 1 real life princess – and their 10 ensembles (Emma Stone is listed twice!) were clear standouts in our eyes. So much so that we’re not even going to bother to explain our choices – these stunning looks speak for themselves. Plus, we’re still recovering from our holiday turkey feast.
From Anne Hathaway‘s sequin Armani Privé to Cate Blanchett‘s lavender Givenchy, these are the types of clothes that make us wish that we too were Hollywood actresses or fairy tale princesses whose job descriptions included gracing red carpets in couture. But, alas, we are not…yet. So until such day that fact changes, we’ll settle for daydreaming about strutting our stuff in January Jones‘ gold lace gown by Carolina Herrera and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s blush sequin dress by Jenny Packham instead.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2011 at the 83rd Academy Awards
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 at the ‘Friends With Benefits’ New York premiere
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Fall 2011 at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham Spring 2011 at the Annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) Gala Dinner in London
Emma Stone in Tom Ford Fall 2011 at the ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ World Premiere
Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé Fall 2010 at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture at the 83rd Academy Awards
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 at the ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ New York premiere
xx, T & S
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A few years ago, in a spontaneous pop quiz I threw Mr. Backseat Styler’s way, I asked him what my favourite colour was. He said “purple”, without hesitation; in fact, I contemplated his response longer than he did. I concluded in the end that he was right. Any doubt I had as to the correctness of his answer was due to the fact that I rarely actually wear purple. Or have very much purple in my wardrobe, for that matter. This sad fact is a result, I think, of my fear of colour and, in particular, of looking like a bridesmaid. Thanks to Cate Blanchett and Mila Kunis, however, I’m seeing the error of my ways.
Both wore lavender haute couture to the Academy Awards last night. Blanchett was the only risk-taker on the Oscars red carpet, donning a stunning Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci gown and looking incredibly fierce doing it. Kunis capped an impressive red carpet season with a breathtaking number from Elie Saab. Neither looked even remotely like a bridesmaid. Feeling rather inspired, I’m now ready for an infusion of lavender in my closet!
After devoting almost 6 hours of my life to watching this year’s Oscars ceremony and red carpet coverage, I’m left with only this post to show for it. Indulge me – who were your red carpet favourites?
Images via Vogue UK, celebrity-paradise (via TFS)
Cate Blanchett is the coolest kid on the Hollywood block and this photo proves it. The combination of the hair and the red Alberta Ferretti beaded shoulder dress is edgy and chic, and pulled off so effortlessly. I hope Rihanna’s taking notes.
InStyle recently took it upon themselves to name the top 100 dresses of the decade.They were bang on with some of their picks, including Kate Hudson in Versace in 2003 (which took the #1 spot), Joy Bryant in Donna Karan in 2005 (#11 on the list) and Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive in 2007.
However, there were some noticeable omissions in InStyle‘s list that we’re luckily reminded of by The Huffington Post, including Sofia Coppola’s short Chloé number at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
It’s understandable how it might’ve gotten lost among a decade’s worth of long, dramatic gowns, but the dress’ feminine yet demure design coupled with Sofia Coppola’s down-to-earth style gives this ensemble an unexpected memorability and appeal.
While I can forgive missing Sofia Coppola in Chloé, InStyle‘s omission of Michelle Williams’ unforgettable canary yellow Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Oscars is glaring and downright confusing. A travesty, if I may be a bit dramatic.
Not only was the dress itself exquisite, but it was also perfectly styled from head to toe. The hair, the makeup, the jewelry and the gown made for one very stunning Ms. Williams. In fact, if it were up to me, I’d say move over Kate, the top spot goes to Michelle.