We almost never start the day off with an editorial. We don’t know why, but we tend to see them as afternoon and evening posts; something pretty to look at when you’re in the midst of or near the end of the day. Of course it’s a silly thing to think about because the number of people who will read this post days after it’s posted is much greater than the number who will read it in the next couple of hours, but we all cling to our silly fictions and for us, the rhythm of our posting day resulted in a self-imposed rule we didn’t even know we held to before this very moment: magazine shots after lunch, but never before.
But we’re coming off a whirlwind of red carpet posting that has – no bullshit – literally left us both a little sore. We figured something pretty and somewhat less mercenary than stars working the biggest night of the year for cash and prizes was called for right now. Cate won’t let us down. Give us something pretty with our coffee, Cate.
Cate Blanchett featured in the April 2012 issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Cathy Kasterine. Hair: Nicola Clarke. Makeup: Mary Greenwell.
“An actress once advised me, ‘Make sure you do your own laundry – it will keep you honest.'”
Lanvin Spring 2012 Collection/Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Collection
“There is a film I’d love to direct, but I just don’t know if I’ve got the patience. In theatre, you can have an idea and get on with it. In film, you hear of people sitting on an idea for eight years, by which time the idea has changed and evolved and become something else.”
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Collection
“My husband went through a phase of giving me vacuum cleaners, sewing machines and Mixmasters. It’s ironic. He is encouraging me to develop a hobby, I think.”
Antonio Berardi Spring 2012 Collection