Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney – W Magazine ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio Celebration

Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney S14 - W Magazine ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio Celebration

Cate Blanchett joined a host of stars including Kirsten Dunst, Naomie HarrisOlivia Wilde and Lupita Nyong’o for the W Magazine celebration of the ‘Best Performances’ portfolio held at Chateau Marmont on Thursday (January 9) in Los Angeles, California.

The Australian actress kept it simple, wearing a Stella McCartney black knit sweater and high-waist trousers styled with a linked Kara Ross black-and-gold necklace with Roger Vivier black-and-gold shoes.

Her makeup was fairly neutral save for the heavy kohl-rimmed eyes, with glossy nude lips and a simple updo completing her look.

I’m guessing she’s saving the wow factor for Sunday night.

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10.01.14

W Magazine’s Movie Issue

W Magazine Movie Issue

W magazine’s ‘Movie’ issue features six different covers chronicling the best films and performances of 2013, including Amy Adams, Oprah, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence (in Dolce & Gabbana), Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey, all of which were captured by Juergen Teller.

The surprising thing about these covers is that Jennifer doesn’t appear to be wearing Dior; that honour was bestowed upon Lupita.

Jennifer shared with the mag that moment when she fell at the 2013 Oscars, saying “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”.

Which cover will you be picking up?

Credit: Juergen Teller for W

Cate Blanchett In Antonio Berardi – New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Cate Blanchett In Antonio Berardi - New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Cate Blanchett attended the 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards held at The Edison Ballroom on Monday (January 6) in New York City.

The actress wore a silver Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2014 dress with a fitted waist and flared skirt with a rise-and-fall hemline featuring a deep-red lining, which she wore with a bold-shouldered cropped jacket which differed from the look book.

The look almost has a medieval-period quality to it, which isn’t an easy look to pull off, but there is no question that the queen does so with great aplomb.

Cate styled the look with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and black Christian Louboutin pumps.

My only wish here is that she’d considered the lining of the dress and opted for red shoes as pictured on the model.

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19.12.13

Cate Blanchett for Vogue US January 2014

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Cate Blanchett graces her fifth cover for American Vogue for the January 2014 issue.

The Australian actress was shot by Craig McDean ready for the new season wearing a printed top and pop-art bracelet from Celine’s Spring 2014 collection, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing Armani Prive, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci and Dolce & Gabbana.

She is tipped for another Oscar after a mesmerising performance in ‘Blue Jasmine’ and is starring in George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’.

On the possibility of leaving Hollywood, Cate said “I’m always threatening to give up acting. But then I get seduced back into it.”

She also shares with the mag, “I feel like I’m standing on the brink of something exciting.”

Having been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, and with an Oscar nomination most definitely on the horizon, is the actress predicting a clean sweep?

Credit: Craig McDean for Vogue

Cate Blanchett In Givenchy ‘For The Love of Cinema – IWC Filmmakers Award’

Cate Blanchett In Givenchy 'For The Love of Cinema – IWC Filmmakers Award'

Cate Blanchett attended ‘For The Love of Cinema – IWC Filmmakers Award’ during day two of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the One and Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday after blowing us away at the opening ceremony.

On this occasion she opted for a super-simple Givenchy Spring 2014 black strapless jumpsuit featuring a draped detail sweeping down from the neckline to the right leg.

Wearing another watch by the host, she kept this look clean, styling it with a gold Roger Vivier ‘Paint Box’ clutch and black-and-gold twisted earrings.

After dazzling us with the statement necklace on Friday, does this feel too bare or (as always) did she play it right to go in the other direction?

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Cate Blanchett In Valentino – 2013 Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Cate Blanchett In Valentino - 2013 Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Cate Blanchett attended the Opening Night Gala of the 10th Annual Dubai Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates this evening.

What a dramatic way to close the week, with the Queen looking outstanding wearing a Valentino Spring 2014 gown.

Her maroon short sleeved cady gown featuring a column skirt and a cape-style bodice with overlay falling down her back, was styled with a breath-taking Hervé Van der Staeten ancient artisan inspired tiered gold necklace.

This is how a statement necklace enhances the look. Someone please show this to the Duchess.

Gold Christian Louboutin ‘Sylvette’ sandals and a rose-gold watch completed her look.

This was originally on my wish list for Sonam Kapoor.

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