Cate Blanchett for T Magazine
While it’s true we normally decry the actress editorial that has her grinning at the camera instead of trying to pose, we can’t help but love this picture. It’s so not what you expect, either from Cate or from a magazine cover, that it kind of stops you in your tracks.
Photographer: Cass Bird
Fashion Editor: Vanessa Traina
Hair by Robert Vetica for Moroccanoil at the Magnet Agency
Makeup by Jeanine Lobell for Kevyn Aucoin at the Magnet Agency
On romance: “Don’t you think like most things, like comedy, like sex, like anything, it’s about timing? I think we collided with each other,” she adds, referring to her husband, “at what turned out to be the perfect time. We knew each other socially and we didn’t get on and we played poker one night and I don’t know how we ended up kissing but we did and he asked me to marry him about three weeks later and we got together in the same spirit. . . . Maybe I’ve got a lack of consequence,” she adds, “a healthy lack of consequence.”
On fame: “I’m constantly humbled,” she says. “Just at the moment when you think, I’ll call and get a table at this restaurant, they’re always like, ‘Who?’ So whenever you try and pull that out, it never works. People are always saying they loved me in ‘Titanic.’ ”
The casual, almost irreverent tone of the cover shot continues inside as Cate lounges on beds and grins at the camera, her hair “undone” and her makeup underdone. Of course this casual vibe was as meticulously planned and styled as a shoot that had her doing her best couture poses, but it works for her because even though she is a stone cold fabulous diva, she’s always come off likable and not particularly full of herself.
Oh, and the clothes are gorge, bien sur.
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière top, trousers, and belt. Harry Winston earrings.
[Photo Credit: Cass Bird, tmagazine]