April 20, 2016
One person who always fascinates me is the actress and Oscar winner (the only Australian to win twice) Cate Blanchett. It seems that every time I open a magazine/newspaper or watch TV she’s there – looking absolutely splendid in some incredible outfit.
Not only does it seem that she’s always in the U.S. while her home base is Australia with her director-writer husband and four children -- the trip from her home, a suburb called Hunters Hill in Sydney, to the eastern United States is a logistical nightmare.
Going from Sydney to Los Angeles takes 16 hours and 45 minutes and from Los Angeles to New York is another four hours and 55 minutes. Yet, she seems to commute constantly while looking fresh-faced and smashing in every outfit she wears which is ultimately photographed and viewed by the whole world.
The dramatic Sydney Opera House in Australia
I watched her in a TV interview once and she reminded me very much of Gloria Steinem in one respect: she speaks very quickly in whole sentences without a single hesitation. This is much more of a feat than most people realize and she does it effortlessly it seems.
Which brings me to this: a fascinating article as told to Tara Lamont-Djite, that appeared in Bazaar, 2016 titled Secrets of a Celebrity Stylist and subtitled Elizabeth Stewart reveals what it takes to make Cate Blanchett the best-dressed woman in the world.
Photo: Courtesy of Bazaar
Trust me, it takes a lot of mind-boggling effort. Take a look at the salient points I’ve picked out and make sure you’re sitting down while reading.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.