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Cate Blanchett narrates the documentary Stuart X

Cate Blanchett narrates the documentary Stuart X

Hello dear Blanchetters!!

Cate visited the recording studio one again to narrate a 5 minutes documentary: Stuart X, directed by Thibault Upton. The documentary is currently touring film festivals

Stuart X is a passion project and 5 minute documentary commissioned by The Fragile X Association of Australia.

Stuart Iredale was born with Fragile X during the 1950s; a time when the disability was little know. He was misdiagnosed with mental illness and spent 40 years of his life in psychiatric hospitals where he was misunderstood, drugged and abused.

At 60 years old Stuart was correctly diagnosed with Fragile X. He now has a set of processes and care that provide him with an entirely different quality of life.

Today he has shown progress towards recovery from years of mistreatment and responds to music therapy by dancing.

If you want to know more about this disability, check ot the official site here

(The picture above it’s from the Blackbook’s Oct/Nov 2007 editorial by Warwick Saint. It can be found here)

Armani Beauty – Lip Maestro Legendary, Sì Passione Red Maestro and Crema Nera Extrema

Armani Beauty – Lip Maestro Legendary, Sì Passione Red Maestro and Crema Nera Extrema

Hello dear Blanchetters!!

Do not worry, we are still here.
We have collected the available material about the last three beauty campaigns featuring Cate Blanchett. The partnership with Giorgio Armani has moved from fragrances to lipsticks and anti-ageing creams. An holyday campaign is bound to be unveiled this month and a new edition of Sì Nacre has been announced in September. Stay tuned for more and enjoy!

Lip Maestro Legendary


Sì Passione Red Maestro


Crema Nera Extrema – Supreme Reviving Cream – A new commercial has been spotted on the chinese social media Weibo (sorry for the poor quality)

Sì Fiori – New promotional image from Grazia Italy

Sì Fiori – New promotional image from Grazia Italy

Hello Blanchetters!

Grazia Italy, on its newest issue, released the first promotional pictures for Sì Fiori

Read the interview below


Plus, a new small behind the scenes picture. Enjoy!

Sources: Daily Luxury, Hia Mag

Sì Passione – New promotional interviews

Sì Passione – New promotional interviews

Hello Blachetters!!

Last November Cate visited Shanghai to promote Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione, the fragrance launched in 2018. She has released several interviews at the time and we missed two of them:

Marie Claire Korea (click on the image below to open the link to the interview)

and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, read below, from the February issue of the magazine. Enjoy!



HERE’S WHAT GLOBAL BEAUTY AMBASSADOR FOR ARMANI BEAUTY, CATE BLANCHETT, SAYS SI TO
In her latest role as global beauty ambassador for Armani Beauty, Cate Blanchett comes full circle as the reigning face of the new Sì fragrance, Sì Passione

An irresistible combination of grace, strength and independence of spirit was how Giorgio Armani described the Sì fragrance when it launched in 2013. The woman who encapsulated all of that as the face? Cate Blanchett. Her authenticity, veracity and innate ability to embody any role made her the ultimate embodiment of Si, and since then, she has only become even more multi-faceted. In the last year alone, the Australian actress has been a good witch, a python seer, and a badass, impeccably styled jewellery thief, on top of her real-life roles as a mother, theatre director, advocate and jury president of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. But beyond that, she has broadened her role at Giorgio Armani Beauty, now representing fragrance, skincare and makeup as the brand’s first global beauty ambassador, a timely evolution as Si reveals a new, powerful reinvention of its own: Sì Passione. Dressed in signature Armani red, this floral-fruity scent bursts with juicy pear and blackcurrant, sensual roses and cedar woody vanilla, a bold and bright concoction fashioned with the woman who fearlessly says yes in mind. Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore caught up with Cate Blanchett at Sì Passione’s crimson fete in Shanghai for more about the fragrance and the woman:

Fragrance is… An intimate expression of self—one’s desires, dreams and memories. It’s an invitation. Personally, a scent can change my mood, lift my spirits and propel me into the day in an exciting way.

What I gravitate to in Si Passione is… The deep sensual notes, and its delicate complexity. It makes me feel adventurous and perhaps most importantly, make me feel like myself.

I am passionate person… About my family, moments of genuine intimacy and on a big scale …the preservation of the natural world! I am a passionate person in general. There is so much I yet crave to experience.

Not many people know about… My passion for gardening, ceramics and my game of pool!

Giorgio Armani’s vision… Together with his strength and depth are the reasons all the elements of the Armani brand are so interwoven—across fashion, beauty, fragrance, Armani Case and even the Silos in Milan. He is not only inside all creative decisions, his sense of curiosity and aesthetic exploration remains undiminished.

The Armani woman is… Full of confidence and grace. She is adventurous of spirit and passionate about life. I can but strive to be this!

Success… Can never be guaranteed—it’s outside our control. So to be honest, I’ve never focused on it. It’s lovely when and if it happened but one doesn’t learn much from success. I think I’ve rather focused on the journey, the process. Longevity has been of interest to me. In order to assure this? I guess it helps to remain curious and know an opportunity when it comes your way, no matter how small it may seem. And hard work. A lot of it is about application, and realising you are never too old or experience to learn new tricks.

For me, saying “yes”… Has always led to exciting and unexpected experiences.

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Cate Blanchett on Elle Spain for Sì Fiori + Updates

Cate Blanchett on Elle Spain for Sì Fiori + Updates

Hey Blanchetters!

Time for another Sì Fiori promotional interview with Cate Blanchett. This time on the latest issue of Elle Spain. We also updated few contents from Armani Beauty in the gallery. Take a look below and enjoy!





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New Interview | On Beauty: Cate Blanchett

New Interview | On Beauty: Cate Blanchett

Hello everyone!

Let’s start the week with this new interview for British Vogue, a couple of photos added to our gallery!
Enjoy!



Source: armani beauty instagram

Cate Blanchett has long been a female force to be reckoned with. Having starred in several big-hit movies – such as the Lord of the Rings franchise, Blue Jasmine and The Aviator – she’s not only a great talent, but her beauty and style musings are certainly notable, too. To mark the launch of Armani Si Fiori fragrance – she’s been the face of the beauty brand since 2014 – Blanchett talks to Vogue about fashion, feminism and fragrance.

On fragrance
I was given my first fragrance while I was at drama school, my friend gave me a Clinique perfume that she didn’t like. I had absolutely no money. But I think probably even earlier than that I wore perfume. I must have smelled like lavender or violets because that’s what my grandmother smelled of. For me, growing up with my mother and grandmother, and remembering their scents, I felt like one day I’m going to be allowed through the portal into womanhood and I, too, will wear a fragrance.

On hair colour
I changed from blonde to brunette [and then back to blonde] for a play [When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other]. I was on stage at The National. I think I looked like my mother and my sister. It felt like some kind of throwback. I just felt like it was right for the character and it was right for the look of the play. So, I did it for work. I could’ve worn a wig, but I don’t like wearing a wig on stage. So, I did it for work.

On ageing
I don’t think about ageing at all until someone brings it up. [When] I think of some of the most inspiring faces, it’s Louise Bourgeois and Georgia O’Keeffe. I’m looking into the spirit of the woman and that’s what I love. Like Mr Armani, who’s really wanted to capture the spirit of being alive as a woman [in his work]. You know, it can be sensual, but it can also be full of power, it can be fragile, but it can be wicked. It’s a whole lot of dualities.

On skincare
It depends on the season. I always use good quality products and products that have a natural base [to them]. What I’ve been using recently (because of the weather) is Giorgio Armani Crema Nera. I use a cream moisturiser and a recovery oil every day to give my skin an extra barrier from the weather. But even on days like this [winter weather] I put on something with an SPF, too. I think it’s just a process I’ve inherited from growing up.

I’ve recently realised the power of exfoliation, so I use an exfoliant every day. If I’m not going to go out, I might put on a face mask. I occasionally have an oxygen facial – they’re great. Being on stage you’re constantly taking make-up on and off, it does take its toll on my skin.

On make-up
At night I’m usually face-planted onto a surface so I don’t have a lot of make-up on. During the day, I’ll wear mascara and I love the Rouge d’Armani matt lipstick. It’s really smooth and it doesn’t dry out your lips.

On fashion
I love fashion. I see it all as costume. That’s where it springs from [for me], an interest in character and costume – but also when you get to work with great designers or people who are so good at tailoring or interested in forward-looking ideas. If you look at people like Roksanda Ilincic and her incredible collection where she smashes those extraordinary colours and patterns together, it is really inspiring. Recently I was unpacking stuff and I found an Armani suit that I’ve had since 1997. You hold onto these things; you don’t necessarily need to have the latest and the new. So, if you have something that’s beautifully made, you keep it and you re-wear it. Fashion always looks backwards to look forward, so why can’t we just recycle and re-wear?

On reading
I have started an astonishing read by a journalist called Behrouz Boochani, called A Letter From Manus Island, about an offshore detention centre for Australia. The book is a series of texts that he smuggled out on his mobile phone and it is absolutely heartbreaking and eye-opening.

Having not read a lot of her previous work, I read a lot of Rachel Cusk’s writings last year. And I read an astonishing book by Maggie Nelson called The Argonauts, she’s part memoirist, part theoretician, part poet, part prose writer, she defies description. She wrote the book while she was pregnant, and [at the time] her partner was transitioning from female to male. She describes that whole journey. It’s an astonishing read.

On feminism
I think there are now more women in the writer’s room. There are more women at the centre of narratives being optioned and there are more platforms on which to release stories. There are certain stories, from the Nineties, about really interesting female lives but they were basically used to tell the same story about a woman. A woman in a man’s world. Whereas I feel now that the complexity and interest of these characters are being placed in very interesting backdrops and the stories that are being told about them are more sophisticated and complex. It excites me, both as an actor but also as an audience member. You don’t have to be in them to consume them.

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