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Sì Fiori by Giorgio Armani – Behind the scenes with Cate Blanchett

Sì Fiori by Giorgio Armani – Behind the scenes with Cate Blanchett

Hello Blanchetters!

We are a bit late with this update, but we have more stuff to show you! This post is dedicated to behind the scenes: the video, the pictures from the set, the offcial ones and the one taken by the crew. We have some HQs and new promotional videos and a new interview. Enjoy!

Behind the scenes videos and pictures




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New interview

Cate Blanchett on fragrance and femininity
Giorgio Armani’s global beauty ambassador discusses being ‘the spirit’ of Sì

Multi-award-winning actress, theatre director and UN goodwill ambassador, Cate Blanchett is the ultimate modern role model.

She also plays beauty muse for Giorgio Armani as the first global beauty ambassador of the house, a role which sees her currently communicating the story of Sì fiori, a new eau de parfum launching this month.

Synonymous with the Sì fragrance since its inception in 2013, Blanchett, 49, says she prefers not to be seen as its ‘face’.

“Being the so-called ‘face’ of this fragrance – I think I’d prefer to say ‘the spirit’ of this fragrance – so being this Sì ‘spirit’ is all about creating an atmosphere in which I can inhabit a myriad of different states.” She adds, “Being a Sì woman isn’t a static thing – it’s full of flow: joy, apprehension, excitement, desire, risk and frivolity. And love, bien sûr!”

Blanchett’s relationship with fragrance is deep-rooted and cherished. “The home of my childhood was always fragrant – a house full of women! Lavender, freesia, firewood, the smell of the sea, of whatever was cooking. I remember my grandmother always smelling of violets and my mother of citrus,” she recalls. “Fragrance, like music, always lifts my spirits.”

It’s the “deep developing notes” that she’s drawn to in a perfume, she explains. “I love a scent that promises to contain experience yet to be had.”

This notion is played out in the new Sì film directed by Fleur Fortuné, where Blanchett is captured in a couture dress at the supermarket, running against the flow, and diving out of a plane. All express a sense of freedom, individuality and daring that Armani Beauty hopes one feels when spritzing the new scent.

Blanchett describes the women she portrays (“a woman I myself aspire to be”) as someone who is “adventurous, full of emotion, open to the world and experience and comfortable in her own skin”.

Naturally, Blanchett’s distinguished beauty and natural elegance closely align with the aesthetic of the brand, that of unfussy femininity that conveys class.

“I have long been inspired by Mr. Armani’s aesthetic,” she says, describing it as “a harmonious and natural synthesis of traditionally masculine and traditionally feminine lines.”

“He celebrates women in their glorious complexity and encourages an effortless chic,” she articulates of the designer.

While their relationship is longstanding, Blanchett’s next role is anyone’s guess. “The character for me is always the last point of entry. It’s always about the quality of the conversation and the people I will be working alongside. I love surprises. The roles, I haven’t willed into being, if that makes sense. The role I would least expect to play.”

via Harper’s Bazaar

New promotional videos (15 seconds)


Sì Fiori Eau de Parfum – New fragrance by Giorgio Armani

Sì Fiori Eau de Parfum – New fragrance by Giorgio Armani

Hello dear friends! The first commercial for Sì Fiori, the new fragrance by Giorgio Armani, has been released today anticipated by the new advertisement. Cate also chatted with WWD talking about perfume and acting. Enjoy!



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EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett on Armani Perfume and Acting
The actress stars in the newest spot for Sì, lensed by Fleur Fortuné


PARIS ­— Cate Blanchett appears in the newest ad campaign for Giorgio Armani’s Sì fragrance franchise, including a film lensed by Fleur Fortuné. Just prior to its release in early February, Blanchett shared with WWD some thoughts on perfume and acting.

WWD: How would you describe the Sì fragrance woman?

Cate Blanchett: The Sì woman — a woman I myself aspire to be — is adventurous, full of emotion, open to the world and experience, and comfortable in her own skin.

WWD: How does being the face of a fragrance differ from playing a role in a film?

C.B.: Being the so-called “face” of this fragrance — I think I’d prefer to say “the spirit” of this fragrance. So being this Sì “spirit” is all about creating an atmosphere in which I can inhabit myriad states. Being a Sì woman isn’t a static thing — it’s full of flow: joy, apprehension, excitement, desire, risk and frivolity. And love, bien sûr!

WWD: What are some early memories of perfume?

C.B.: The home of my childhood was always fragrant — a house full of women! Lavender, freesia, firewood, the smell of the sea, of whatever was cooking. I remember my grandmother always smelling of violets and my mother of citrus. Fragrance, like music, always lifts my spirits.

WWD: What do you like in a fragrance?

C.B.: The deep developing notes. I love a scent that promises to contain experiences yet to be had.

WWD: Aside from the role you play at Armani, what other projects are you working on right now?

C.B.: I’m in a play at the National Theatre in London, [“When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other”] directed by Katie Mitchell and written by Martin Crimp. It’s about gender politics — power and the eternal struggle for intimacy and equality…not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a provocative piece for sure.

WWD: Are there any types of characters you’ve never had a chance to try out that you’d like to?

C.B.: The character for me is always the last point of entry. It’s always about the quality of the conversation and the people I will be working alongside. I love surprises. The roles, I haven’t willed into being, if that makes sense. The role I would least expect to play.

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Cate Blanchett gets a sculpture as part of the Statues for Equality project

Cate Blanchett gets a sculpture as part of the Statues for Equality project

Hello everyone!

We got amazing news earlier today! Cate has been immortalized in a huge bronze statue!

Cate Blanchett is among the 10 inspirational women that are being honored with a larger-than-life bronze sculpture as part of the #StatuesforEquality campaign by public artists Gillie and Marc. The project aims to balance gender representation in public art and honor women’s contributions to society. Oprah, Pink and Nicole Kidman are also among the first women taking part in this project.
The unveiling of ten bronze statues is set to take place on Women’s Equality Day: August 26th, 2019, on RXR Realty’s iconic Avenue of the Americas in New York City.
Cate’s statue is a creation based on a single image from the 2003 photoshoot by Matt Jones for Movieline’s Hollywood Life magazine and according to the campaign’s official site: “Blanchett is striking a pose in a flowering waratah, a flower native to south-east Australia. As well as having the same country of origin, the waratah is considered an Australian icon for its natural beauty and is often given as a gift, particularly to stage actors on closing night. ”
We can’t wait for this event! Enjoy some photos and visit #StatuesforEquality website to learn more about it!

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CATE BLANCHETT: ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, ACTIVIST Gillie and Marc’s Statues for Equality campaign aims to balance gender representation in public art. Gender inequality is a key issue facing Americans today, reflected by the disparity in public art – a mere 3% of statues in New York City depict real women. The installation of ten larger than life bronze statues of inspiring women in New York City will bring this up to over 10%! Through illustrating history and expressing stories of achievement, sculptures inspire and motivate generations; so we believe in immortalising women who’ve inspired and motivated us. Help us continue our mission to balance gender representation in public art by hashtagging #statuesforequality and nominating the next woman you’d like to see immortalised in bronze. #cateblanchett

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We have big news! We are excited to announce that we have officially launched the project, Statues For Equality. In NYC, only 3.3% of the statues of historical figures are women, but women have made a much bigger contribution than this. It’s time to make things equal, and to get the contributions of some of these women recognised. We’ll be creating statues of some of the most influential women of our time and are honoured to be working with people such as Jane Goodall, Cate Blanchett, Oprah, and Pink. We hope that young boys and girls can look up at the statues of NY and see not just the faces of men, but of women too, teaching them that anything is possible. We hope you’re as excited as we are! Check out our new website for more info: https://www.statuesforequality.com/ pic of clay with Cate Blanchett.

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Cate Blanchett for Giorgio Armani: New Interview and Documentary

Cate Blanchett for Giorgio Armani: New Interview and Documentary

Good morning Blanchetters! The collaboration between Cate and Mr. Armani is bearing fruits into the new year, with lovely new contents. At the end of 2018 the fashion maison released a new set of interviews by the title What is Armani for you?


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Few day ago Armani releaved that a new documentary called Armani Privè: A View Beyond was set to premiere on the italian channel Sky Arte on January 16 (Italian Title: Armani Privè – Lo sguardo oltre)

Here is the trailer:


Both videos were recored is September when Cate attended the Milan Fashion Week. Pictures in the gallery here
Talking about Giorgio Armani, Armani Beauty has started releasing the new spring commercials these days: according to online stores the new fragrance is called Sì Fiori Eau de Parfum. Sources: 1, 2

Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills

Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills

Hello Everyone!

We have news from “Documentary Now!”, the first two episodes of the new season will have their premiere during Sundance Film Festival on Sunday January 27, 2019 and will later be released on IFC on February 20, 2019. We have also added two new stills to our gallery, enjoy!

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An anthology of lovingly crafted homages to documentary films ranging from esoteric niche works to beloved cultural touchstones, Documentary Now! has perfected the art of capturing the details, tone, and characters that set their source material apart. After the screening, cast and creators will share their insights into these two episodes from the upcoming season and about the game of paying loving homage to documentary filmmaking.

Documentary Now! Waiting for the Artist
Internationally acclaimed performance artist Izabella Barta is preparing for a major career retrospective in “Documentary Now! Waiting for the Artist,” with Cate Blanchett channeling Marina Abramovi?. As she works to create a worthy centerpiece, Barta surprises both her critics and supporters by inviting her former lover and collaborator to the exhibit’s premiere.

Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op
Taking on both Pennebaker and Sondheim, “Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op” chronicles the all-night recording of a cast album for the ill-fated 1970 Broadway musical Co-Op. Taran Killam, John Mulaney, and James Urbaniak play producers overseeing the session, with a cast determined to do right by a musical about tenement housing.

CATEGORY Special Events

RUN TIME 82 min

Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

For tickets and more information, visit the Sundance Film Festival website by clicking here.

Armani Beauty Holiday Campaign 2018

Armani Beauty Holiday Campaign 2018

Hello Blanchetters, are you ready for the festive season? Because we are, as Armani Beauty has just released its first campaing featuring Cate as the Global Ambasador of the brand. Advertiments featuring Sì Passione have been online for the past week, but now the first image from the Holiday Campaign is out.




There are also few videos promoting the new campaign, but none features Cate. Enjoy anyway!

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