Remember when?

September 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm (All Black, Bows, Cate Blanchett, Lace) (, , , , , , )

Remember when everything Cate Blanchett wore was edgy and avant garde? Sure, you debated if you liked the look or not. But it was always interesting and unusual.

Unfortunately Cate has now entered the realm of ho-hum at the Armani fashion week show in Milan. What IS this!? It’s like a bad mother-of-the-bride dress for someone twice her age. Lace? A bow? An a-line skirt? Whaaaaat? All she needs is a wrist corsage and a hankie.

Bring our edgy Cate Blanchett back! Pleeeaassssseeee!

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Lamentable Lamé

May 21, 2008 at 6:18 pm (Belt, Cate Blanchett, Draped, Metallic) ()

Gold lamé is tough to wear. The ballsy Cate Blanchett has successfully taken on metallics before. But those successes usually had a more fitted cut and a heavier fabric. We love Cate — and her risk-taking works more often than not. Unfortunately, this is one of those “nots.”

Maybe we can chalk it up to jet-lag. She was just in Cannes, and the flight to Sydney probably wore her out. Maybe her bags got held up in customs. Hopefully there was some good excuse for why she had to wear this shiny Solid Gold trash bag of a dress.

I don’t even know how to look at the various components of this look. Do we start with the off-center neckline? Or the pockets? Or the hem? Or her hair? Or do we just focus on the SHINE?

Oh yeah, I do like the shoes. At least we were able to find one thing to compliment.

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