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Cate Blanchett is featured in “Spielberg”

Good morning! Cate Blanchett, along other fellow actors, is part of the documentary Spielberg, produced by HBO, on air on October 7. Save the date!


HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”

“Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.

The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Zemeckis.

via Indiewire

Sì – New interview and advertising

Sì – New interview and advertising

Good afternoon! Cate Blanchett talked with El Pais about and The Present. Enjoy!

EL DRAMATURGO Antón Chéjov sostenía que uno nunca debe colocar un rifle cargado en un escenario, a menos que vaya a ser disparado. Con Cate Blanchett (Melbourne, 1969) la explosión está asegurada, y será tan sutil o enfática como sea necesario. Implacable reina de Inglaterra en Elizabeth, inestable mujer de millonario encarcelado dispuesta a reinventarse en Blue Jasmine o seductora lesbiana en Carol, el pasado diciembre la actriz arrancó su debut en Broadway con una versión de la primera obra del dramaturgo ruso, en la que ha desplegado la misma apabullante fuerza interpretativa que la ha convertido en una intérprete icónica.

The Present (el presente) –la adaptación que ha hecho Andrew Upton, esposo de la actriz, de Platonov, una extraña obra de más de 300 páginas que nunca llegó a representarse en vida de Chéjov– cobra vida con una Blanchett que llora, ríe, patalea y se sube encima de una mesa a bailar a ritmo de punk. El desdén y la coquetería que su personaje, la arruinada viuda Anna Petrovna, muestra hacia los viejos amigos y admiradores invitados a su 40º cumpleaños dan paso a un memorable desbarre con vodka y dinamita. “Las obras de Chéjov pueden ser horribles de interpretar porque no hay lugar donde esconderse, tienes que estar ahí. Están escritas para compañías; cuanto más tiempo pasas con los actores, con los personajes y con la historia, más rica y profunda se vuelve la representación. Es como vivir con una familia, los personajes se tratan unos a otros de una forma brutal y al mismo tiempo con amabilidad, a veces en una misma frase”, explica en un hotel del Midtown neoyorquino, vestida con un impecable traje de chaqueta azul marino.

El día anterior Blanchett tuvo función doble, es decir, pasó cerca de seis horas subida al escenario con sus viejos amigos de la Sydney Theater Company, la compañía con la que ha trabajado desde hace dos décadas y que llegó a codirigir junto a su marido. Aún le quedaron fuerzas para acercarse a un cóctel con la prensa –parte del lanzamiento de Sì Rose Signature, una nueva variante del perfume de Armani del que es imagen desde hace años– y retirarse cuando uno de sus cuatro hijos pequeños vino a buscarla.

Al día siguiente, terrenal y real, su voz ronca y franca soltura añaden cierta ironía a su innegable carisma. A Blanchett te la crees no solo en la pantalla, sino en la media y corta distancia. No esquiva preguntas, no hay miradas nerviosas a su asistente ni silencios cortantes en la ronda de entrevistas. Y si tiene que puntualizar que, por ejemplo, su postura ante el machismo de la industria no ha cambiado tanto como las preguntas que la prensa plantea (“los periodistas ahora quieren hablar de esto, hemos estado mucho tiempo dormidos y las mujeres han funcionado bajo la confusa esperanza de que las estructuras patriarcales las premiarían al final, pero no ha sido así”), lo hace sin mostrarse brusca.

¿Cómo se definiría? “Es muy difícil ser objetiva sobre la personalidad de una misma y, si soy sincera, trato de pensar en ello lo menos posible. Pero me sentí muy honrada cuando el señor Armani me pidió que representara este perfume porque su trabajo conecta con una larga historia, con las aspiraciones y complejidades de ser mujer”, apunta. Añade que con uno de sus primeros sueldos se compró un traje del diseñador italiano que aún conserva.

No se corta al hablar de las convenciones teatrales en la meca neoyorquina: “Muchas de las cosas que llegan a Broadway son lo que llaman revivals, algo que encuentro muy extraño porque cada producción debe y tiene que ser original, de ese momento”, explica. La obra no es muy conocida y apenas ha sido representada. “Andrew ha actualizado el texto para que fuera más relevante, y habla del ascenso de Putin y de los oligarcas”. Ahora, el turbulento cambio de Administración en la Casa Blanca y las tormentas posteriores, a Blanchett la han pillado subida al escenario. “El público suele pensar que en un teatro desempeñan un papel pasivo, pero ellos completan el círculo, el significado del trabajo se transforma en función de la atmósfera que aportan y el cambio político ha traído mucho, ha hecho aflorar muchas cosas. Cosas que tienen que ver con el compromiso moral y con la fealdad del mundo”.

Blanchett habla de su lado intrépido, pero se quita importancia. “Trato de implicarme en tareas que están por encima de mis capacidades o de lo que yo pienso que soy capaz de hacer. Creo que soy aventurera, pero también estoy llena de miedo como cualquiera”, reflexiona. “Digo que sí siempre, intento abarcar más de lo que puedo digerir. Pero luego encuentras la manera de hacerlo e involucras a otra gente y se convierte en un sí más grande”. Podría sonar exagerado quizá, pero basta ver la impresionante obra de videoarte Manifesto, del artista Julian Rosefeldt, en la que Blanchett recita manifiestos artísticos (interpreta desde un vagabundo hasta un banquero, “no hubo tiempo para ensayar, lo rodamos del tirón en un día”), que se proyectó simultáneamente en 13 pantallas en la sala Armory de NY, para asentir a sus palabras. Al final, explica, interpretar es jugar en equipo: “Puedes hacer toda la preparación que quieras, pero si no respondes a lo que hacen los otros actores, la obra está muerta. Podría colar en las películas, pero no en el escenario. Alguien te tira una pelota y la tienes que lanzar de vuelta. Esa es la alegría, el gozo de cada función”. Y en este embrollo sus hijos no quedan fuera. “Les incomoda verme en el escenario. No les gusta que el personaje que interpreto lo pase mal”. Así que este invierno la esperaron en el camerino. “Cuando entro tengo que empezar a gritar: ‘¡Suelta el ipad!’, me cambio y salgo corriendo. Un caos”.

Armani release a new ad to celebrate Mother’s Day (internationally celbrated next Sunday). The photo isn’t new.

We also replaced some small images with larger ones



News on REFUGEE

News on REFUGEE

Hi everybody! Great news about REFUGEE, a short documentary narrated by Cate Blanchett, following the work of five acclaimed photographers reporting the refugees crisis. The ehxibition will open in Houston (Texas), for Fotofest International from May 12 to July 15, 2017.

The documentary it’s also available on Netflix now. Enjoy!

Earthflight 3D – Screenings list

Earthflight 3D – Screenings list

Hello again! Do you remember Earthflight 3D? The short documentary on birds migration narrated by Cate Blanchett? We reported the news in September and the documentary it’s still running across Nothern America, set to open in New York in September. Below you can find the complete list of screening as reported in the official site.

Country/State City Museum/Theater Launch

Illinois Chicago Field Museum Running
Canada Ottawa Canadian Museum of Nature Running
New Jersey Jersey City Liberty Science Center Running
California Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science Running
Nebraska Hastings Hastings Museum Running
Czech Republic Ostrava Ostrava Science and Technology Center Theater Sep-17
New York New York American Museum of Natural History Sep-17

Sì – New video interview with Elle China

Sì – New video interview with Elle China

Good evening, while we wait for more photos from the Manifesto Premiere, enjoy your time with this video interview for Elle China!



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Cate Blanchett praises Sarah Paulson for Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Cate Blanchett praises Sarah Paulson for Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Good morning!! Cate Blanchett make a rare appearance as a writer for this year issue of Time’s The 100 Most Influential People, praising her colleague Sarah Paulson. Read below!

Sarah Paulson
By
Cate Blanchett
When someone is as unique and unboxable as Sarah Paulson, it takes time for creative spaces to open up that are large and porous enough to hold the depth and complexity of her talent. In remaining true to her distinct voice, she has been at the forefront of a generation of women who are changing the landscape of the film and television industry. She has played everything from a two-headed circus performer (American Horror Story: Freak Show) to an unflappable Marcia Clark (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Ryan Murphy, who cast Sarah on these shows, has played no small part in cracking open the shell of a rare pearl.
I, too, have had the privilege of working with Sarah. When I first met her, on the set of Carol, I was floored by her buoyancy, her irreverence, her left-field sense of humor and her devotion to her craft. You enter a scene with Sarah and it’s game on. She brings with her, in work as in life, the sense that anything is possible. Anything.

via Time

Sì – New promotional interview

Sì – New promotional interview

Good morning!! Cate talks with L’Officiel (translated in French from L’Officiel Mexico), which gives us two more promotional shoots!



L’Officiel Mexique s’est rendu à New York pour s’entretenir avec la femme qui incarne et donne vie au parfum Si de Giorgio Armani. Rencontre avec l’exceptionnelle Cate Blanchett.

Envoûtante. Et hors du temps. Nous avons rencontré Cate Blanchett au sein du Ethel Barrymore Theatre, situé sur Broadway, ou elle joue « Austrialiana », un drame dirigé par son mari, le dramaturge Andrew Upton. Dans la pièce, Cate joue Anna Petrovna, une femme luttant pour surmonter la mort de son mari en Russie au milieu des années 90, en pleine époque post-perestroïka. Ce rôle est l’un des plus importants dans la carrière de l’actrice, car elle marque ses débuts dans le théâtre. Ce qui n’a pas empêché l’actrice de remporter deux Oscars : le premier, comme actrice dans Aviator de Martin Scorsese, et le second avec Blue Jasmine, réalisé par Woody Allen. Passionnée, libre et pleine de vie, Cate Blanchett résume à elle-même l’esprit de Si, une création olfactive imaginée par le designer italien Giorgio Armani lancée en 2013 en hommage à l’élégance et à la féminité.

«J’ai rencontré Giorgio lors de mes derniers essais dans les coulisses de la première collection Armani Privé, présentée en 2005. Je ne pouvais pas croire qu’il serait celui qui ferait l’ourlet de ma robe. C’est à partir de ce moment-là que mon admiration pour lui a commencé, doublé d’une grande amitié » explique Cate. « Quand Giorgio m’a demandé d’être l’image de son dernier parfum, je ne savais pas ce que cela allait signifier dans ma vie et dans ma carrière. J’ai toujours été captivée par les odeurs qui m’entourent, elles sont directement liées avec mon esprit et mes émotions. Un parfum peut vous transporter et vous faire rêver. Sa force est très puissante. Il y a un optimisme particulier derrière ce parfum. En ces temps, dire « oui » est une attitude positive qui me transcende. Nous devons dire oui à tout du moment que nous y croyons, et, surtout, dire « oui » à nous mêmes ».

Julie Masse, le nez maison, a créé un bouquet de roses pour accompagner les notes de freesia, fleur préférée du concepteur, pour former le pilier du parfum. L’écorce d’orange, agrémentée de quelques gouttes de patchouli blond mettent en valeur les notes de corps, une effluve boisée. « Le parfum rend hommage à l’élégance moderne. Son arôme est chaud, sensuel et étonnamment frais. Pour moi, il évoque le mystère, le luxe et la complexité d’être une femme », dit-elle. L’actrice incarnant le précieux jus, elle, pense que « les notes boisées qui entourent le parfum sont absolument délicieuses. Mais d’habitude, je ne suis pas une fan de rose dans un parfum. Pourtant, dans Si, le mélange roses-agrumes est amusant et optimiste. Sans aucun doute un très bon choix pour commencer la journée ».

[Video] Cate Blanchett – Singapore Fashion Week (2015) #SKII

[Video] Cate Blanchett – Singapore Fashion Week (2015) #SKII

Hey everyone!

Another old video has also emerged! It is from 2015 when Cate Blanchett attended the Singapore Fashion Week to promote SK-II. Enjoy the video and the caps below!

Cate_Blanchett FW from Elgin Quek on Vimeo.


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[Video] Behind-the-Scenes with Cate Blanchett – SK-II

[Video] Behind-the-Scenes with Cate Blanchett – SK-II

Hi everyone!

An old behind-the-scenes with Cate Blanchett for SK-II has emerged. The video shows makeup artist Mary Greenwell using SK-II products to create Cate’s flawless look. Enjoy the video and caps below!

Behind-the-Scenes with Cate Blanchett – SK-II-HD from Inma Varandela on Vimeo.


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Giorgio Armani introduces second Sì Women’s Circle

Giorgio Armani introduces second Sì Women’s Circle

Good morning! Cate Blanchett released a brief statement about this wonderful initiative.

Giorgio Armani’s beauty and fragrance division is launching the second edition of the Si Women’s Circle.

The Italian fashion house first launched the initiative last year, creating a digital platform to encourage women from all walks of life to share stories and start a dialogue with each other.

Cate Blanchett, who fronts Armani’s Sì perfume as well as being the face of the Women’s Circle, is joined this time around by five new faces to help front the project.

“The Si Women’s Circle is creating an opportunity for dialogue, a network, for women who are facing particular challenges in their careers or personal lives and finding a common ground,” Cate said in a statement, reports WWD. “I hope people who engage with the Circle online will come to understand that even though we might do different things, come from different places, we, as women, often face similar challenges and obstacles. Hearing the stories of other women can be an inspiration to help guide us and make our own decisions.”

The new team will post a series of videos on Armani’s social network accounts and the brand’s digital platforms, sharing stories from their personal lives in a bid to encourage women to take control of their present and future.

Via Yahoo! News

New video message from UNHCR goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett

New video message from UNHCR goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett

Hi everyone!

UNHCR goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett appears in a new video message to thank everyone who buys lottery tickets and support families to flee. The Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery by Novamedia in Netherlands (Nationale Postcode Loterij), Sweden (Svenska Postkodlotteriet), UK (People’s Postcode Lottery) and Germany (Deutsche Post Code Lotterie). See two videos below.



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Cate Blanchett shares exactly what she does to keep her face looking so fresh #SKII

Cate Blanchett shares exactly what she does to keep her face looking so fresh #SKII

Hey everybody!

New promotional interview with Cate Blanchett for SK-II available on Pop Sugar! Enjoy the reading!!!

We could go on and on about how flawless Cate Blanchett‘s skin is, but if you probably already know she’s a goddess. The 47-year-old actress and longtime SK-II ambassador took time out of her busy schedule to share exactly what she does, uses, and avoids to keep her face looking so damn fresh. Keep reading to learn the recipe to gorgeous, glowing skin straight from her mouth. Hint: you’re not getting it at the doctor’s office!

Be Consistent

“I’m very interested in fashion, but not when it comes to skin care. Each month, there seems to be a new product or a new theory — new this, a new that. Find something that works and stick to it. For me it’s been the Facial Treatment Essence, and I’ve been using it for 15 years. Obviously the SK-II product line has evolved over time, so I tend to make my own facials within that range.”

DIY Your Own Facials

“It depends on what I’m doing, like where I’m filming. I’ll incorporate a mask, and I’ll alternate between a brightening mask and the Facial Treatment Mask — and definitely an eye mask. I’ll put essence on in the morning and also over the makeup, because it sets it if you spray it on. Then I’ll put the LXP range in the evening. If I’m on stage, I’ll make sure I cleanse properly. So I use the Facial Treatment Oil.

It’s all about layering. I used to think, ‘Oh, do you really need a serum?’ Your skin drinks in all these things and they work in combination. You can tailor a facial or adapt your skin care ritual according to the conditions that you’re subjecting your skin to depending on the nature of the skin, the time of year, and how much you’re out in the elements or in an enclosed environment.”

Exfoliate Your Skin Daily

“The only thing SK-II doesn’t make is an exfoliant, so I tend to use the Dermalogica one. I never used to exfoliate, but now that I do, I think it’s a good thing to do regularly.

You can’t treat a problem unless you get the top layer of dead skin off, and we’re constantly covered in dead skin. So it’s important to get it off.

I would exfoliate every day if I’m filming, because you spend the entire day in makeup. I just need to do it psychologically, as well (laughs), to end the day.”

Don’t Do Cosmetic Surgery Out of Fear

“I’ve seen incredible things done with people who had birthmarks and things that they had lasers remove, or they had a blemish or something that made them feel self-conscious and they had it lasered off. You always get asked this as an actress, as if you’re meant to form a judgment on what other people do. If people want to do that stuff, that’s their business, and I think the only way forward is to not judge each other so harshly.

For me personally, it’s not a look I’m interested in, but if people want to do that, then that’s fine. If you’re doing it out of fear, then you’ve really got to get back to the source and say, ‘What am I frightened of?’ because we’re all getting older. Do we know the long-term effects of using these things? That’s what would worry me.”

Use Face Oil to Stay Hydrated on a Plane

“I used to decant the Facial Treatment Essence in a spray bottle, but now they actually make one, so I take that. They make this beautiful product — it’s a Facial Treatment Oil — which is really super hydrating. I’ll take that and a mask. Even though it’s very boring, just try to drink water.”

Liquid Vitamins Are the Secret to Glowing Skin

“I just started taking these really great skin vitamins. It’s called Aethern. I’ve never heard of it before, but someone recommended it to me. It’s a liquid vitamin. I do think it’s what you ingest. I’ve always been very big on my kids taking vitamins, but I often forget myself.”

Take Probiotics For a Healthy Gut

“The health of your gut is really, really important. To help your gut, take a probiotic — that’s a thing I take. Some people can eat pizza, and it’s fine for them. Everybody’s systems are different. Some people don’t do well with red meat, and some people need red meat. It completely depends on your body type and your blood type. What I would say is good for everybody is taking a probiotic; if your gut is healthy, then you’re more likely to have healthier skin.”

Eliminate Coffee For Better Skin

“I find it very hard to be without coffee. Forget my skin care ritual — that’s my wake-up ritual! I know when I don’t have coffee my skin is much better.”

Massage Your Face to Chill Out

“Life’s very stressful — no matter what you do, no matter where you live. Particularly the world now is going to hell in a handbag. Do anything you can to help relieve that stress. For me, my luxury is having a massage. I’ll always ask them to massage my face. Anything that increases the blood circulation to relax your face [is good], because we carry so much stress in our face. You can always tell when someone has either had sex or gone on a holiday, because their skin looks better and their face is relaxed.”

Cate Blanchett for SK-II Sakura Mother’s Day Limited Edition

Cate Blanchett for SK-II Sakura Mother’s Day Limited Edition

Good afternoon!
Today a new set of photos has appeared on Vogue Taiwan for the new SK-II Campaign, featuring the Sakura Limited Edition bottle, designed for this year Mother’s Day set for May 14, 2017 (Cate Blanchett’s 48th birthday). Enjoy!

[Interviews] Cate Blanchett shares a few of her favorite things #SKII

Hello everyone!

Two more promotional interviews with Cate for SK II. Enjoy the reading!

Cate Blanchett Loves Japanese Skin Care, Italian Food, And Rick Owens Onesies

“Look, I am really interested in fashion, but not when it comes to skin care,” deadpanned Cate Blanchett, the Oscar-winning actor who recently decamped from her native Australia to New York City for her Broadway debut in The Present.

The red carpet risk taker, who regularly earns a spot atop every best dressed list, admitted to being far less daring when it comes to maintaining her poreless complexion. “I’ve learned that when you find something that works, you stick with it,” she said during a blizzardy afternoon as we discussed her longtime role as brand ambassador of SK-II.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, SK-II is releasing a limited edition bottle of its cult favorite (read on to hear Blanchett wax poetic about its nourishing effects) Facial Treatment Essence festively decorated with flowering cherry blossoms. “Isn’t it beautiful,” Blanchett said of the design. “It fits perfectly with the Japanese heritage of SK-II.”

We asked Blanchett to fill in our T&C Questionnaire, and she let us in on her skin care secrets (you’ll want to take notes) and Mother’s Day traditions, while sharing the surprisingly practical ensemble that has been getting her through this New York winter.

What is the beauty product you can’t stop talking about?

Well, I have been using the SK-II essence for about 15 years now and was thrilled when they finally released it as a mist last year. I have been at them for about 10 years to put it in a spray dispenser because that’s what I have always done when I’m traveling. If I could only take one product with me, it would be that. I also love to use it during particularly long hours on a film set. Rather than putting makeup on again, you can just refresh it and feel hydrated. It sets makeup without leaving that powdery look.

I also use the SK-II LXP serum, eye cream, and moisturizer morning and night. And since I am on stage [in The Present] at the moment, I am using the oil cleanser. Ordinarily, I would use the gel cleanser, but the cleansing oil really takes everything off. I am removing makeup three times a night, eight times a week. My eye area takes a bit of beating, but the oil cleanser is really gentle.

When I’m on a film set, I feel the need to exfoliate because I am wearing my makeup so much longer. SK-II doesn’t do an exfoliator, so I use one from Dermalogica or this Australian company called Intraceuticals.

What is most important to you: skin care, makeup, or fragrance?

I could go without wearing makeup for sure. Skin is the largest organ in the body, so if your skin is feeling healthy, then you feel brighter and more positive about entering the day. If you’ve got an allergy or an outbreak, then you are going to feel slightly less get up and go. And then fragrance really alters your mood. Those two things are really important to me.

I am very lazy when it comes to makeup—I guess because I spend a lot of time in it portraying other people. So when I am just me, I use mascara. And if it’s a big, exciting day, I’ll wear some lipstick.

Do you have a favorite fragrance?

I worked with an actor on stage years ago, who changed her fragrance depending on the role, and I thought that was very interesting. For instance, when I was on stage with Isabelle Huppert [in The Maids], she gave me a fragrance that she had designed with a fragrance house, so I wore it and it became the scent I associated with that story and that character. I am currently wearing Giorgio Armani Sì [editor’s note: Blanchett is a spokesperson for the fragrance] on stage because the character is very of optimistic and outward looking and forward thinking, so that feels like a very positive way to enter the role.

What’s your favorite restaurant in New York? Sydney?

There is a Japanese restaurant that I love. It’s a bit of an underground one in Tudor City. And then there is an Italian spot called Il Buco that is down on Bond Street. It’s the one we’ve probably been to most. In Sydney, likewise, it’s an Italian restaurant called Buon Ricordo.

What is your favorite place to vacation?

This year, I’m looking forward to going home to Australia.

What is your best travel hack?

Besides packing my SK-II mist, I put electrolytes in my water to help keep hydrated and bounce back after a flight.

Is there anyone who makes you feel star struck?

Gosh, lots of people, but Meryl Streep for sure.

What is your favorite movie? Theater production?

That’s like asking who your favorite child is! You know what I saw recently that has really stayed with me is Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Theater is trickier because once we’re on stage, we are in sync with all of the other shows and I don’t get to see anything. While we were in rehearsals, I went and saw as much as I could. I really loved Ivo van Hove’s Kings of War.

When I feel like I have nothing to wear, I reach for ________.

I went to Tokio 7 on the Lower East Side recently. It’s got second hand clothing on consignment, and I found an unworn Rick Owens onesie. I’ve been wearing that and a pair of Acne boots.

What is your go-to drink?

Grapefruit juice and vodka.

Do you have any Mother’s Day traditions?

Mother’s Day has always been far more important to my mother than her birthday. We never really were allowed to celebrate her birthday, but we would celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s all about something that you write—a message that you write. It’s always a big celebration, and we have a lot of May birthdays in my family, so we do try to gather. If it’s not on the day, we try to have a Mother’s Day celebration close to the day.

Fill in the blank: People are most likely to come to me for advice about _________.

Skin care!

What is the best advice you ever received?

To quote a drama teacher from school, “If you are going to fail, fail gloriously.”

How cate blanchett maintains her crazy-glowy skin while traveling

Though Cate Blanchett wasn’t the one reverse-aging in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, you could say she’s doing it IRL. The Australian beauty and Oscar-winning actress’ porcelain skin has remained virtually unchanged over the course of her uber-successful career.

Besides starting her day with lemon water (a celeb fave), wearing minimal makeup, and always covering up with sunscreen, the star revealed another key beauty secret that keeps her glowing—no matter how often she has to fly for work.

In a recent interview with Allure, Blanchett revealed how she deals with the dreaded (and drying) air on airplanes: She’s all about doing treatments mid-flight.

“I mask on the plane, but I wait until the lights go off,” she says (relatable to those of us who don’t quite have the guts to look like a scary movie villain in front of a bunch of strangers). “Although sometimes I’m so desperate I can’t wait, so I’ll put an eye mask on.”

Blanchett also notes that she keeps a facial mist with her for up-in-the-air skin refreshers. Hey, doing your beauty routine at 40,000 feet isn’t the craziest thing celebrities do while they travel—it’s not like Blanchett has her SoulCycle bike in tow, a la Lady Gaga. And let’s face it: You definitely can’t argue with her results.

via Town and Country & Well and Good

Cate Blanchett reveals her beauty routine secrets #SKII

Cate Blanchett reveals her beauty routine secrets #SKII

Hi everyone!

Last Tuesday, Sephora released a new photo of Cate promoting SK II. She is currently promoting the SK-II Mother’s Day Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence. Also, two new promotional interviews with Cate Blanchett for the brand are available. Enjoy the reading!

Cate Blanchett’s Secret to Great Skin? Consistency

It’s not every day that a skin-care company crafts a product made specifically with you in mind. But then again, not everyone is Cate Blanchett. (A sad, but deeply true fact.) The 47-year-old actor, who has been the gorgeous, glow-y face of SK-II for 15 years, and was the inspiration behind the super-luxe Japanese skin-care brand’s recent Mid-Day Essence face spray, is still—if not more—in love with her beloved brand. As she tells Allure, it’s the reason her skin is the way it is today (again: gorgeously glow-y and virtually wrinkle-free), along with keeping a consistent routine, wearing lots of sunscreen, and letting the aging process, well, happen. Here, we’ve highlighted Blanchett’s best advice for obtaining skin like hers, which is, without question, the definition of immaculate.

1. Stay consistent.

How to Minimize the Appearance of Stretch Marks, According to Dermatologists
“I love clothes and the idea of changing your hair and what you’re wearing—but I don’t do that with my skin. It’s a very different thing. I think consistency is a big part of making your skin more resilient. Since I’ve been using SK-II—my skin has taken a lot of beatings being on stage, having four children, working in fil, and traveling—and I feel like it’s a lot more stable. And I can only attribute that to the consistency of using SK-II for a long time.”

2. Wear your sunscreen.

“I’m eternally grateful that my mother always encouraged me to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen [when I was growing up]. With very pale skin, it was especially important not to become a bronzed sun bunny. I think 90 percent of people who have issues with their skin—health-wise and also in terms of satisfaction with their complexion—are actually talking about sun damage.”

3. Don’t give into the pressure.

“I’m not a model, and I certainly was never the gorgeous girl in school. So I never thought about myself in terms of my looks. My looks have been a tool rather than the end result. They’re part of who I am, but they’re not all of who I am. I feel much more pressure to do my job properly, which is to tell the story and create an interesting character. That’s what I feel the pressure to do—look like the character versus look younger. It’s a high road to nowhere, really. The only thing you can do is look the best you can. The rest is invisible people talking on the internet—and I don’t really listen to that.”

4. Mask away—wherever you are.

“I mask on the plane, but I wait until the lights go off. Although, sometimes I’m so desperate I can’t wait, so I’ll put an eye mask on and the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. But, up until recently, I was decanting the Facial Treatment Essence into a spray bottle, but now they’ve come out with [the Mid-Day Essence], so I’ll take that on the plane with me.”

5. Take your vitamins.

“I’ve always been big on the vitamins my children take, but I was erratic on my own, so now I’m trying to fix that. That’s my promise to myself this year—I’m going to be much more regular. I’ve just started taking a liquid skin vitamin, called Aethern Advanced Skin Beauty Program. I’ve already noticed my skin is a little brighter.”

6. Don’t give into the pressure.

“I’m not a model, and I certainly was never the gorgeous girl in school. So I never thought about myself in terms of my looks. My looks have been a tool rather than the end result. They’re part of who I am, but they’re not all of who I am. I feel much more pressure to do my job properly, which is to tell the story and create an interesting character. That’s what I feel the pressure to do—look like the character versus look younger. It’s a high road to nowhere, really. The only thing you can do is look the best you can. The rest is invisible people talking on the internet—and I don’t really listen to that.”

Cate Blanchett’s Refreshingly Real Beauty Mantra: ‘Work With What You’ve Got’

There’s age-denying. There’s age-defying. And then there’s Cate Blanchett, the two-time Oscar winner who defines what it means to own your beauty.

“You’re going to get wrinkles. You’re going to get older. I’m married to a man who’s attracted to me — and has been attracted to me over the years,” Blanchett, 47, tells Yahoo Beauty. “I’m fortunate that I’m around people who feel similarly.”

The mother of Ignatius, Dashiell, Roman, and Edith Upton doesn’t sweat all the bells and whistles that come with being famous. When she was eight months pregnant, she was fitted for her Dries van Noten Oscars dress in 2008 in just one quick session — and killed it on the red carpet.

During a BAFTA pre-Oscars event years ago in Hollywood, Blanchett laughingly showed off one of her tattoos — located in a hidden spot. Workwise, she vacillates between stage (co-starring in The Present, written by her husband, Andrew Upton) and screen, where she just wrapped the lady-heavy Ocean’s Eight, co-starring Mindy Kaling and Sandra Bullock.

“I got to work with those fabulous ladies. I was so excited to be working with them. I wasn’t prepared for how much I would be madly in love with them all. It was an amazing experience,” she says.

Her work speaks volumes, but her face tells a whole other story. Blanchett is the spokeswoman for the luxe brand SK-II, a skin care partnership that happened organically more than 15 years ago. Mary Greenwell, Blanchett’s longtime makeup artist, introduced her to the Facial Treatment Essence, which cleared up her skin when Blanchett was going through a rough spell. She’s been swearing by the brand ever since, and is currently promoting the SK-II Mother’s Day Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence.

“That’s the cornerstone of the whole brand. I started using the product when I was pregnant with my first son, who’s now 15 going on 16. I started to notice changes in my skin. I was getting a bit of melasma,” she says.

She’s referring to patchy skin discoloration that can occur on the face, often during pregnancy. Today, says Blanchett, “My skin is in better condition than when I was in my early 30s. I have a clear, simple morning and evening ritual. I use the essence, and I generally use the LXP Ultimate Revival Serum and LXP Ultimate Revival Cream. I’ve been working with [the brand] officially for about 13 years. I wish I’d discovered it in my 20s.”

Blanchett embodies inner beauty, focusing on the interior, as opposed to the exterior. Aging, she sums up, is going to happen anyway, so why shun it? “You can’t run from it. There’s a level of scrutiny around the way women look, and it’s really unhelpful. Everyone will have a different relationship to their looks.”

She obliquely refers to plastic surgery and her aversion to it: “I didn’t grow up in an environment where the older women did that stuff. It doesn’t sit comfortably with me. Work with what you’ve got. Otherwise, no matter how much you try and change yourself, if you feel panicked, it will radiate through. I wear less makeup now than I did in my 20s. I stay out of the sun.”

Yes, but she’s also down for a libation when life calls for it. “One always looks better when you don’t drink coffee or when you’ve done a detox. Life is stressful, and sometimes it’s easier to have one glass of wine than do eight yoga classes. Life is never perfect. You have to do the best you can,” says Blanchett.

She’s passing the same lesson along to her daughter, Edith. “Maybe it’s because I’ve had three boys. I wasn’t done having children. I kept all the boys’ clothes. So she’s wearing the boys’ clothes. Once again, that’s how I grew up. I grew up just being. It doesn’t matter what she wears. It’s about who she is, not what she looks like.”

via Allure & Yahoo Beauty

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