Cover Girl: Cate Blanchett for Harper’s Bazaar Australia

Posted on April 04, 2013

Services at the Church of Cate are starting. Please rise for today’s sermon.


Cate Blanchett covers the May 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia magazine photographed by Steven Chee.




And now, the choir will take us all out with a hymn.



[Photo Credit: Steven Chee for Harper’s Bazaar Australia]

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  • schadenfreudelicious

    truly, we are not worthy….

  • hotpaprika

    She’s perfection. And she also comes across as interesting and nice!

  • marlie

    Her eyes are hypnotizing. LOVE her.

  • Deb_Lynn

    End this service without closing ceremony or hymns; we need to all quietly depart in silent contemplation.

  • PinkySlinky

    fantastic cover! she gives such great face…

  • PastryGoddess


    I am a convert to the Cult of Cate

    • annabelle archer

      Welcome child.

  • kingderella

    preach, sisters. preach!

  • Clydette Wantland

    Amen Sisters!

  • PrunellaV

    World-class beauty.

  • AndresB

    Cover girl? Cover WOMAN. Thank God for that. Hymn proposal: ‘Thou art gone up on High’.
    Wonder if someone had to fight tooth and nails behind the scenes to let the lines around her mouth stay… thankful for each and every one I see.

    • formerlyAnon

      YES on the lines around her mouth.

      The noticeable absence of the [much deeper, much more visible] lines/grooves on Kim Gordon’s face (in the YSL shoot discussed here yesterday) really diminished the impact those photos could have had. (I’m not saying they shouldn’t have photoshopped at all, just that they overdid it.)

      • BrooklynBomber

        The Kim Gordon one will not load on my computer. Not yesterday, not today. Not on Chrom, not on Firefox. Spit!

        • Sobaika

          Do you have an adblocker?

          • BrooklynBomber

            Oh, you know, I guess I do. I don’t know why I can see everything else, though. Thanks for thinking of that.

          • eight_of_nine

            I had the same problem, I guess it was one of my Firefox extensions. Not sure why it only blocked pictures on that post, though.

          • Sobaika

            Because those images are technically ads – it happened to me with the Jennifer Lawrence for Dior post. I wonder how it can tell the difference though.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Ah! I see. Thanks.

        • lovelyivy

          I could only see it on IE.

          • BrooklynBomber

            I’ll try it. Thank you.

    • musicandmochi

      Truly. This is how you separate the women from the girls.

      Because it won’t matter what outfit you put her in (though I pity the fool who dresses her in anything short of flawless). Her face will still look perfect.

      Not that her gloorious mane doesn’t help.

    • PeaceBang

      I was going to suggest “How Great Thou Art” for the hymn.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    She is an absolute goddess.

  • Susan Bullard Mayer

    I love that they left the little creases around her mouth. Most excellent Photoshop restraint!

    All hail Cate!

  • annabelle archer

    My worship of her may border on unhealthy. Fucking magnificent!

  • Maurice Depestre

    Am I the only one to find her make up unusual?… It looks as if she’s been scuba diving all day in sunny Caribbean waters…
    The more I look at it however, the more it looks like a poorly executed attempt to emphasize her eyes/gaze using Photoshop’s dodge tool.
    That aside, she is lovely, as always.

    • kmk05

      Now that you’ve said it, I am not able to unsee it…

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Sweet Baby Jeebus on a Rocking Horse!!!!

  • Kim O’Neill

    Uggghhh. SO. GORGEOUS. It almost makes me queasy.

  • Sobaika

    I could stare at that face forever, it’s so expressive. Part of why she’s such a fantastic actress.

  • MilaXX

    ♬ All praise Queen Cate ♬

  • reallynow

    And with that, here’s the benediction! WERQ!!

  • decormaven

    Serving up REALNESS. Yes!

  • hughman

    “How Cate Thou Art”

    • GorgeousThings

      Hahahahahahahaha! Snort! This one gets best line of the night.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I may have just turned gay.

  • Kent Roby

    This morning I spoke of my bitterness over Gwennie snatching the Oscar from Blanchett (“Elizabeth”), and so you reward me with this post. Thank you, TLo; you made my day!

    • Claudia Berry

      Right? It’s been years and I still complain about this! The Academy wanted to give it to GP, period, ’cause that vote sure wasn’t based on talent!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        It was a classic Academy eff up: they should have given the award to Dame Judi (for Mrs Brown) the year before so she was given the consolation prize of Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in (let us not forget, the heavily Weinstein backed) Shakespeare in Love.

        I honestly think that the Academy voters balked at the concept of having both Best Actress gongs going to two women playing the same character albeit in different movies and at different ages!

        • Introspective

          Thanks for code cracking that for me. Because Cate was a fucking BOSS as Elizabeth in all installments of the series. Gwynnie was so forgettable as whomever she played in whatever movie that was for her pink dress moment.

          All hail Cate the great…

          • PeaceBang

            I still curl my lip in disdain when I remember that night and Gwynnie’s puerile sniveling in that ill-fitting pink gown.

        • Kent Roby

          There was also the general feeling that Gwennie got the statue for the combination of her work in Shakespeare in Love and Closing Door, since they both came out the same year. Closing Door was a cool movie IMO, but 100 Paltry (oops, Paltrow!) performances will never add up to “Elizabeth”. Of course, Blanchett herself was later rewarded with her Supporting statue to “make up” for the Elizabeth oversight, but it’s still not the same! Anyhoo, ALL HATE QUEEN CATE! And, yes, she is gorgeous here!

    • Snailstsichr

      My sister and I have had a private joke for years that on the set of the Talented Mr Ripley, every time Cate looked at Gwen her eyes were saying, “You Bitch, you stole my Oscar.” Now that I’ve said that, I dare any of you to watch that movie and not see it!

      • Kent Roby


    • Sunraya

      Biggest f up ever by the Acadmy. Really? Really? Cate was incredible as Elizabeth in both movies.

  • Qitkat

    For anyone interested, I found an excerpt from the article on the Harpers Bazaar Australia website. I didn’t link because it takes time to moderate. Pretty easy to find though.

    Here’s one of her quotes that I like.
    “Couture is a cabinet of curiosities. It’s a place of experimentation and I think the red carpet is a great place to display it.”

  • jorinde

    I just have to show off a little: my best friend made hats which Queen Cate wore last week while playing with her kids in the park!
    My friend sews for a children’s clothing designer (a tiny 2-women-company who only have one small atelier for all their work), the boyfriend of which works on the film set with George Clooney and Cate and Matt Damon, and he gave everyone of them some children’s stuff out of the line. Next day Cate was photographed in the park with the hat on that they initially gave her children… I’m so excited. Cate has been my heroine for decades.

    • AnneElliot

      Ooh, post a link!! I’d love to see the photos. Congratulations to your friend!

    • Sunraya

      Who did George give the children’s hats to? Stacy?

      • jorinde

        ahh good question! didn’t ask about that. I’m quite convinced they gave him sth out of the tiny grownups line they have included. mostly for mommies though.. hm

  • charlotte

    If I were her, I would frame this picture and put it up in my living room.

  • StellaZafella

    One picture, worth a thousand posts.

  • Pterodactyl111


  • Pants_are_a_must

    Our Cate in Australia, gorgeous be thy name. Thy movies come, thy acting be done in film as is onstage. Gives us this serving of WERQ fierceness, and forgive us our fugs, as we forgive those who fug against us. And lead us not into pattern clash, but deliver us from jumpsuits, for the awesome and face giving our yours, amen.

    • filmcricket


    • PeggyOC

      Drops mike.

    • Danielle Lisle

      *crosses self* Amen.

    • PeaceBang

      Sheer genius. Now if I could only get away with sharing this from the pulpit.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Tomorrow I have errands to run. When anyone speaks to me, I am not going to say anyting. I am going to give them this pose and this face.

  • Coolekat

    She looks gorgeous.

  • CarolinLA

    Shouldn’t the choir take us out with a HER?

  • GorgeousThings

    Even though they have done a lot of photoshopping (too much highlight on the cheekbones), she still looks amazing, and not plastic. Luv. Huh.

    • filmcricket

      Is it me or does her face look stretched?

      • Bert Keeter

        Like yeah!

      • alyce1213

        Five o’clock shadow — poor lighting (and on the COVER!)

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp


  • prettybigkitty

    Bow down!

  • Airkisses

    I love the tagline… Chaos is My Friend as opposed to Gwenith Paltrow’s All Is Good or whatever from yesterday.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    We are unworthy.

  • Bert Keeter

    You all must be looking at a different cover? Her face is oddly plained, elongated and colored….I love her but did not recognize her!

  • Mlzx

    Love her, but she looks like she has a ski goggles tan line. What is up with the lighting?

  • jetpackdino

    All shall love her and despair!

    So much talent, so much beauty, she can’t be mortal. She is worthy of worship.

  • Tuneful54

    It’s odd-looking, because it looks stretched vertically.

  • carnush


  • Fatima Siddique

    I feel sorry for whoever designed her dress. It’s being totally overwhelmed by her radiance. She might as well be wearing a white tank top, I’d never notice.

  • Aimée Van Zile

    she is so stunning.

  • ConnieBV

    Though I walk in the valley of putty pumps and exposed zippers, I will fear no evil, for Cate is with me. Your FACE and your FIERCE comfort me.

  • PeaceBang

    Out of nowhere I suddenly remembered going to see “Bandits” and being totally riveted from the first moment I saw her onscreen. I had never heard of her. And then again in “The Shipping News.” Cate, I love you long time!

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    oh my…..I feel silence an awe are the only appropriate reactions

  • Sunraya

    She gives great face without looking angry. She is also aging beautifully, although I now,she is still young. When I co,pare her to Gwenyth, I laugh.

  • alyce1213

    She is stunning and unusual, but the lighting on this cover gives her a five o’clock shadow, not a good thing.

  • DesertDweller79

    Sigh. She’s my fashion hero.