Cate Blanchett in New York City

Posted on August 14, 2014

Cate, darling, we really tried to work with what you had going on yesterday, but we’re afraid this is the stop where we get off.



Cate-Blanchett-GOTS_NYC-Givenchy-Roger-Vivier-OBJGJS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cate Blanchett is seen out and about in Midtown, New York City in an olive bomber jacket and grey jumpsuit paired with Roger Vivier and Givenchy bags.

Cate-Blanchett-GOTS_NYC-Givenchy-Roger-Vivier-OBJGJS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Roger Vivier Prismick Small Leather Shoulder Bag

Cate-Blanchett-Givenchy-Roger-Vivier-GOTSNYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site (3)Givenchy Medium Lucrezia Duffel

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No, it’s not the red carpet or even a planned photo op (it seems), so we say this with no rancor whatsoever –  because hey, anyone should be able to walk down the street and not get judged as if she was posing for Vogue – but sweetie, not one item on your person actually goes with any other item on your person. It’s actually a little upsetting to us. We may need to lie down for a bit.

Yes, yes; she’s still Cate and she can wear whatever she wants, but a t-shirt and pair of yoga pants would have been an improvement over that horrid jumpsuit.





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  • HeisenbergHattie

    ICU scrubs. Apparently they’re “in”.

    • 3boysful

      My thought exactly.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Silkwood realness with a side of stank boot

  • Alicia

    I refuse to believe that *Cate Blanchette* has days when all her other clothes are in the wash. Therefore this must be deliberate, and thus a disappointment.

  • KingCrazy

    Oh, honey. No.

    There is no excuse, Mrs. Blanchett.

  • International Model

    Your free belt with purchase is drawing attention to the candy store.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Yeah, not good. So, in other news… Jason Momma as AquaMan = Jason Momma pole dancing = Happy Future Sausage Fridays!!

    • Anna

      Or Hiddles as Ben Hur. Happy Future Sausage Fridays indeed.

      • WendyD

        A girl can dream!

        • Anna

          In my mind this has been confirmed. I nearly fainted dead away from rapture when I heard potential casting news.

          Hiddles. In that chariot scene.

          • demidaemon

            I don’t know if Hiddles will get it. They’ll probably would want someone beefy, and as he originally tried out for Thor and got Loki instead, I don’t know if they would take him. They should, but I trust Hollywood about as far as I can throw it, and it’s really, really not far.

          • formerlyAnon

            God, just give him an endless series of slender, pale roles.* There are people who do beefy, it’s their stock-in-trade.

            *In other words, don’t make me forever watch the same movies over & over. I demand at least one new pale & slender on-screen Hiddleston a year.

          • Anna

            As my Sausage Friday Gift to you, Google his Thor screen test.

          • formerlyAnon

            Well thank-you! He is lovely. (Though not by nature* meant to be a blonde.)

            Sadly, my need to re-watch Only Lovers Left Alive is not slaked.

            * by nature, here means “in my highly subjective opinion”

          • Anna

            *sigh* He is. He just seems like the kind of guy that you would be proud to introduce to your parents. I just re-watched Midnight in Paris last night, I think OLLA should be next.

            And I agree with you about the overly blonde, I like his natural ginger-y blonde myself.

          • demidaemon

            I am perfectly fine with this.

          • Anna

            Shhhh….don’t spoil the fantasy.

            *choosing to believe Deadline and The Guardian who are saying that Hiddles is being courted for the role*

    • marlie

      Really?? I. Can’t. Wait.

    • MilaXX

      Yeah I saw that. Sounds promising.

  • MoHub

    I am devastated. The divine Cate appears to be slipping.

  • Vanessa Reyes

    Literally double bagging it…..I do like the shape of her jacket but not so much the color. Maybe just a simple pair of slim jeans and a white tee and no on the stank boot.

  • hughman

    She looks like she just came from robbing a bank.

  • decormaven

    Is she carrying plumber’s tools? Get the minions to carry the heavy stuff, dear. I’m going to look at yesterday’s pics, and pretend this never happened.

  • NMMagpie

    The good: that jacket is all kinds of awesome. The real: heavenly personalities can be just as uncoordinated as me.

  • Anna

    “Chloe alter on laundry day,” is not a look I will accept for Cate.

    Those adorable sweats you wore to the airport a few months back (which I went in search of/bought knockoffs of when I saw your pictures) would’ve been so much better than is.

    • BLauDGaspode

      Those grey ones? I still think about those. I never did find a knockoff, but I tried…

      • Anna

        Yes! I found a pair that was similar-ish material, but those were pretty much perfect.

  • Mothra

    You can actually tell there is stuff in those bags. Brava!

  • dizzyedge

    Actually suceeded in making HER look short! Didn’t think that was possible.

  • Mojone

    Ha! I love the jacket and the jumpsuit, but want to swap out those designer bags
    for a well-worn leather backpack, and the winter boots for a pair of canvas sneakers.

  • Linda LaPaz

    That jumpsuit is hiddy and unflattering. Especially when carrying $5000 worth of designer bags.

  • Sarah

    It is a credit to her that I was going from top to bottom all “Okay, nice shades. Jacket’s a little clashy with that shirt, but…oh, it’s a jumpsuit. Okay, well it fits her all right, but that bag sure doesn’t go. No matter…wait, are those suede boots? No. NO CATE. JUST NO!!!”

  • deech_sea

    Diggin’ the jacket and the shades.

  • Imasewsure

    Sorry but she gets a pass for all of it… Working woman wearing her actual crap (and that jump suit and probably that jacket may qualify as crap). Still no issues or disappointment here. She looks comfy and “normal” if that term exists in Uber-Designer-Land, that is

  • MissusBee

    You know that if Galadriel went to the gym, this is what she’d wear.

    Btw had fun watching both Hobbits the other day, me and hubs deciding you can get your Elf name by taking first syllable and adding -riel or first two syllables and adding -as. As in Tomriel & Lorenas. It is funny after wine.

  • sugarkane105

    Swipe out the jumpsuit for a T-shirt and jeans and I’m on board – everything else here is working for me. I do wish she had the purse in blue instead of red. Love the shades.

  • marlie

    Ditch the booties. Period. Also, I appreciate that she’s actually using that Givenchy to *gasp* carry stuff. Taylor, take note.

    • kimmeister

      Why would you roll up your tapered-leg jumpsuit to wear with booties. WHY?!?

      • marlie

        Maybe, MAYBE wear flat sandals or something. But this is not a jumpsuit that I can get behind anyway, so how about we ditch it altogether and start over again?

  • Mr. J.

    Darlings, she has her scrubs on and is heading into surgery.

  • Qitkat

    Evidently she’s been reading TLo. “You want something to talk about–I’ll give you something to talk about!”
    I like that she doesn’t give any of the phuks.

  • frannyprof

    Color Wheel of Depression.

  • Judy_J

    That jumpsuit makes me sad, sad, sad. At first glance, it looked like hospital scrubs with the shirt tucked in, tied with a belt made from an old hospital gown. The booties are kind of cute, but not with that get-up.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I like that grey purse…and she always gives most excellent face. And I’ll say one other thing-VERY few people can still look so trim in such a monstrosity…I’d look like an elephant in it.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t hate jumpsuits, but it’s August in NYC. She doesn’t need that jacket. I don’t really care for the boots either, but pare this look down to just the jumpsuit, boots and the big bag and it would be a passable look. The jacket and the burgundy bag are what tip this over the edge to too much.

  • SewingSiren

    Satin bomber jacket, jumpsuit, quilted bag with chain handle, suede cowboy booties, that there is pretty much a list of things I would never touch with a ten foot pole.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I’m concluding she got dressed in the dark.

    • Thomas

      I think the colors go really well together though. It’s just that jumpsuit is a horrible design and material and that bag is still hideous.

      • FibonacciSequins

        You’re right about the textures and colors. The jumpsuit and jacket colors aren’t so bad together. If only she hadn’t added burgundy to the mix.

        • Thomas

          I actually don’t mind the burgundy with it, although it might be one too many colors. If she didn’t have that ugly Givenchy bag, I think we’d be alright color wise. The design and material is still off though. The shoes might have to be burgundy too then though.

  • Thomas

    I actually think the colors go really well together, it’s just the design and material of that jumpsuit, plus that horrid bag, that is bring it all down.

  • alyce1213

    Laundry day.

  • Sanglots longs

    My feelings of envy at all the amazing stuff she gets to wear on the red carpet are almost offset by compassion for the fact that she can’t get away with walking out the door in something so mismatched. Imagine the packing these starlets must have to do–steamer trunk upon steamer trunk of clothes! Only a career-mandated requirement to generate the “be me or do me” reaction at every outing could prevent me from wearing a uniform (whatever it might be) when I left the house. That way, there’d be nothing to see after the first round of pap shots, and I’d need no more than a carry-on bag.

  • Aidan B

    OH DEAR GOD IT’S A JUMPSUIT. Hold me, kittens. I was not prepared for this betrayal.

  • kimmeister

    I like the burgundy bag, the shades, and the nonchalance.

  • aquamarine17

    not a fan of the boots. not a fan of almost any jumpsuit, either. this one is horrid. none of her choices appeal here. sad

  • dash1211

    She put on these clothes knowing full well she’d be photographed. Now that’s self-confidence. I love her for it.

  • Tracy_Flick

    The color of that jacket is like a slap in the face.

  • Lilyana_F

    What is this? I don’t even…

  • BlairBear

    There’s nothing here to distract me from how bad ass and beautiful she is ? I dorm know terrible on all levels but I still love her

  • PastryGoddess

    It is official: Cate-Fucking-Blanchett can not make the jumpsuit work

    Can we please kill them with fire? Please?

    • demidaemon

      I’ll rent the flamethrowers if you gather the clothes, samples, and deign specs.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Is it unseasonably cold in NYC or did she decide to wear/carry all the new fall items that recently arrived from various designers? At one time?

  • yllas

    Again, odd man out, I love everything. But it’s AUGUST. It infuriates me when they wear something out of season. She looks all bundled up for the first chilly day of fall.
    Why?? does someone give them free clothes with the condition they wear it asap?

    • demidaemon

      It may be August, but I live in Western NY and it feels like October. Can’t hold the jacket or shoe concept against her.

      • yllas

        I’m in Central NY, and it’s a big 60 degrees right now. Usually it’s 90, and this is an anomaly, but still! It’s still August.

        • demidaemon

          I know how you feel, but that’s why I am giving her the benefit of the doubt. Dressing for the actual weather vs. what the weather should be.

  • Anne At Large

    It’s a Grey Gardens costume and she is meeting Maggie G. for tea. This is seriously one kooky hat away from full Gyllenhaaaaaall.

  • SorayaS

    Uggggh she’s carrying $6000 worth of handbags with her ratty “clean the house” outfit (that should not be seen outside the house). Love you Cate but booo.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    OK, I’m just going to pretend that didn’t happen.

  • evave2

    I betcha she actually IS going to the gym. Give her credit for that, please. And neither one of the bags is empty.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ve never before seen any garment which made me think “Jumpsuit! . . ? Scrubs?? . . . um . . ”

    Also: so it’s kosher to carry bags from two different designers, simultaneously, and it still counts as promotional airing of the goods?

    • demidaemon

      It’s like two birds with one stone. Now she can leave a bag completely off the next time she goes out, if she so chooses.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Isn’t that the jumpsuit they make you wear in Fashion Prison?

  • Ruby_Red

    Actually, I like each item. I don’t like these items together.

  • Jecca2244

    this is one of those times where i feel like she is just doing a loop because she is getting paid to wear the items

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    Nice sunglasses and killer face. The rest can go back in the dumpster from whence it came.

  • cocohall

    Who knew that much of her “innate sense of style” is actually the work of some very competent style fairies? Because left to her own devices, she really is missing the mark by quite a wide margin. She does seem to love her booties. None of her neutrals are working together and her pop of color bag looks better suited to a much more formal outfit than her paratrooper homage that she has going on. A backpack purse would have been a much better choice. THis look suffers simultaneously from not enough thought and too much going on.

  • demidaemon

    This is apparently Cate’s “I gave no shits” outfit. As long as it never happens again, I won’t hold it against her.

    But it’s really bad. And quite possibly one of the worst jumpsuits I’ve ever seen.

  • crash1212

    All of this is bad enough, but that tie belt riding below the elastic waist is the complete deal breaker. Words I never thought I would be typing about anything to do with Cate Blanchett.

  • traceyishere

    Nurse Cate.

  • Boop

    You think her clothes and bags don’t match, you don’t want to see me right now.