STYLE FILE: Cate Blanchett is autumn goals in her Vanity Fair covers

 
September 25, 2022

C ate Blanchett has done everything there is to do in show business. She has starred in popular films like Thor: Ragnorak, playing the evil sister to Thor and Loki. She’s featured in the...

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ate Blanchett has done everything there is to do in show business. She has starred in popular films like Thor: Ragnorak, playing the evil sister to Thor and Loki. She’s featured in the all-star female Ocean’s 8 alongside names as popular as Sandra Bullock and Rihanna.

And she broke new ground with Carol opposite Rooney Mara. She not only starred in the film but shepherded it from a book to the big screen, deliberately casting the brilliant Rooney Mara.

As 2022 closes its third quarter, Cate is back in the news with the film, Tar, a role in which she is playing an obsessive composer. Standing ovations have followed her wherever the film is screened. Many consider it a performance that will most likely fetch her another Oscar, making it her third. While Tar does its film festival circuit from Venice to Toronto International Film Festival (2022), Cate Blanchett is also featured on multiple editions of Vanity Fair in its September 2022 issue.

She has appeared on the cover of the French edition of Vanity Fair, the Italian issue and Spanish issue with all three released at the same time. This European takeover has to do with the sheer brilliance of the film that tackles a number of issues with Cate essaying a near-obsessive orchestra conductor.

The covers channel Cate Blanchett’s intense avatar in Tar, or perhaps they merely take a cue from traditional Autumn/Winter beauty guidelines: a dark, bruised lip, deeply rimmed eyes, and polished, oxblood nails.

What we can take inspiration from is the fierceness evident in how the actor is accessorized and the severity, the angularity of little details such as her eyelashes; not long and fluttery, rather detailed and pointed with mascara. If you were to express your soul to the world in AW22, let your eyes, lined softly, draped in well-defined lashes, do the talking.



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