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Cate Blanchett meets UNHCR’s top woman Kelly Clements for International Women’s Day

Cate Blanchett meets UNHCR’s top woman Kelly Clements for International Women’s Day

To mark the day when the whole world is celebrating women’s achievements and pressing for further progress in gender parity globally, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett met with the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly Clements to discuss her role as one of the world’s most high profile advocates for refugees.

Both Blanchett and Clements shared personal stories of meeting female refugees and the inspiration they have taken from women who have been forced to leave everything behind in search of safety as well as those who make great personal sacrifices to help them.

These personal accounts come at a time when more women are fleeing danger than ever in recorded history and often face the greatest risks of violence, exploitation and denial of their basic rights. The situation is particularly pressing for girls’ education where girls are only half as likely to enrol in secondary school as their male peers, even though they make up half of the school-age refugee population.

The Deputy High Commissioner was also asked for her advice to young women seeking to follow a similar career path to her and urged them to be hungry and seize all opportunities given to them, particularly working directly with refugees in the field.

The film is the first in a series featuring UNHCR Ambassadors and supporters to show the female face of the refugee crisis and will be followed by others directly from refugee communities. Both women ended the video by calling on everyone watching to support UNHCRs #WithRefugees campaign for International Women’s Day


Special thanks to CBF Chat members for sharing this news!

Gallery Updates!

Vogue Australia – March 2018

The Source United Arab Emirates – February 1st, 2018

UNHCR Photos

Updates – Cate Blanchett for Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione

Updates – Cate Blanchett for Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione

Hello Blanchetters!

We have collected some new material from the campaign of Giorgio Armani for Sì Passione/#SaySiToPassion with Cate Blanchett.
Details below. If you like the work developed in CBF, please support the site by offering a donation (button in the sidebar.
Enjoy the new content!

1) Alternative Version of Sì (Officially released)

2) The Sì Women’s Circle

3) Magazine Scans

4) BTS

5) Replacements

Giorgio Armani launches campaign for Sì Passione featuring Cate Blanchett

Giorgio Armani launches campaign for Sì Passione featuring Cate Blanchett

Hey Blanchetters!

Finally the Sì Passione campaign is here! Cate looks absolutely stunning! Enjoy the video and the images. Official photos by Tom Munro.


#SaySiToPassion – New promotional material for Sì Passione

#SaySiToPassion – New promotional material for Sì Passione

Happy Sunday, and it’s an happy one indeed! Giorgio Armani and Armani Beauty have just released new gorgeous behind-the-scenes photos from the new campaing Sì Passione . Are you ready to swoon? We also found more stuff about the new campaing and additional material from the old ones. Enjoy!

New pormotional site: Say Sì to Passion
Sneak peak from the new bottle commercial

What is passion?

Rött som en symbol för passion. Är du redo att frigöra din passion? Om 39 dagar. #SaySiToPassion

Posted by ELLE Sverige on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
From Sì is My Self, behind the scenes and commercial, and from Sì Holyday Campaings: new or bigger images.


Cate Blanchett, Elton John, and Shah Rukh Khan named as 2018 Crystal Award recipients

Cate Blanchett, Elton John, and Shah Rukh Khan named as 2018 Crystal Award recipients

Actor Cate Blanchett, musician Elton John and actor Shah Rukh Khan are the recipients of the 24th Annual Crystal Award, the World Economic Forum announced today. The winners will be honoured at the opening session of the Forum’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on the evening of Monday, 22 January. The award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders of society.

“We heartily congratulate the 24th Annual Crystal awardees. Their commitment to dignity and to the upholding of essential human values serves as an inspiration to us all, particularly in these trying times when compassion is needed more than ever,” said Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum’s World Arts Forum, which gives out the awards.

Cate Blanchett, for her leadership in raising awareness of the refugee crisis

Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed award-winning actor and director of both stage and screen. Appointed a UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2016, in recognition of her commitment to refugees, she has lent her voice and influence to raising awareness, advocating and fundraising for the UNHCR. Having met refugees in countries including Lebanon, Jordan and her home country, Australia, she advocates for increased solidarity and responsibility sharing for the 65 million-plus displaced people across the world. She has brought her creative skills to bear in sharpening focus on the individual human stories that lie behind the vast numbers. Blanchett said: “As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, my job is simple: to help connect people to the human stories of those forced to flee, and to state the case for all of us to stand with refugees.”

Sir Elton John, for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Sir Elton John is one of the world’s most successful musical solo artists of all time, whose career has spanned more than five decades. With thirty-five Gold and twenty-five Platinum albums, he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations. EJAF has raised more than $400 million to date to support hundreds of HIV/AIDS prevention, service and advocacy programmes around the globe. In 1998, HM Queen Elizabeth knighted him Sir Elton John, Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music and charitable causes. Sir Elton John recently received the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. John said: “AIDS is the leading cause of death for women of childbearing age, yet the medicine and know-how exists to prevent this. If we want to give the next generation a better future, we could solve this problem. What it takes is our collective passion and compassion.”

Shah Rukh Khan, for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India

Shah Rukh Khan is one of Bollywood’s most prominent actors who has been at the forefront of the Indian film and television industry for over 30 years. He is the founder of the non?profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment. Khan said: “With victims of acid attacks I have had the privilege to witness the unparalleled courage and compassion that women are capable of. I have seen the transformative strength of goodness and the healing power of gentleness.”

Crystal awardees are part of a community of 40 cultural leaders in Davos “creating a shared future in a fractured world”. Learn more here.

The Crystal Awards ceremony takes place on Monday 22 January 2018 at 18:00 CET. Watch the Crystal Award ceremony live here.


Sì – New photos from behind the scenes

Sì – New photos from behind the scenes

Happy New Year’s Eve, or Happy New Year! To all of you, our best wishes for a great 2018! We have the perfect way to celebrate this day: more pics of Cate!
From Sì is My Self via Laha Magazine (the first one it’s been replaced with a larger one):

From Sì Holiday via Elle Russia:

From Sì Intense (2014), the images below are slightly larger then the ones we had before: