I was very excited to see Cate Blanchett back on the red carpet this evening in Wellington, New Zealand for the world premiere of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.

Her first look of this promo tour was an Antonio Berardi Resort 2013 gown.

The tri-colour look has a lot of elements, with the sheer red top with a fitted bustier, white corset-like centre and long black crepe skirt, but Queen Cate manages to pull it off.

Simple styling was the key to making this look work, so Cate added a beaded bracelet, stud earrings and Roger Vivier ‘Prismick’ sandals to her look.

Her short blonde bob was accented with a silver clip to provide the finishing touch.

What a way to kick start the campaign. I hope she continues to opt for bold looks like this throughout the tour. Fingers crossed.

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