Elle Canada has chosen Cate Blanchett to kick off its first cover of 2014, and we can't find any fault with that decision!
The actress appears on the cover in a midnight blue dress cinched at the waist with a large gold belt, looking commanding and in control.
Her inner power just radiates!
Inside the spread, she whips her hair back and forth in sultry black and white shots, and answers some fashion-related questions!
Even though she always looks flawless and unique on the red carpet, the actress wouldn't quite refer to herself as a fashionista. She said:
“I love new ideas and the restless rhythm of fashion, but I’m by no means ruled by it. My style has evolved over time, but, in the end, I think it’s probably still that same love of great tailoring. That’s why I also love Armani’s creations so much.”
Cate then reminisces on her first huge fashion splurge, saying:
“My first big purchase goes back to when I was a teenager and I was coveting all those exquisitely tailored men’s suits. When I emerged from drama school with my very first paycheque, I bought an Armani suit, which I still have—and still wear! Because I think where I relate to Armani, the Armani universe really, is the timelessness of it. It’s simultaneously modern and effortless but also timeless and classic and eminently chic. I feel like I’ve always aspired to the grace, simplicity and timelessness that his designs embody.”
Wow, her love for Armani goes way back! Now her role as the face of the Armani Si fragrance makes so much more sense!
Regarding the scent, Cate admitted:
“I feel immensely privileged. Mr. Armani has created an ever-evolving, ever-expanding, all-encompassing universe. It is about the way you live your life and who you are as much as how you look. I admire him so much. For me, the fragrance is very much about saying yes to life. It’s incredibly positive about all the aspects of being a woman. I feel very honoured to represent these values.”
Check out the spread in the gallery (below)!
[Image via Elle Canada]
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