Every so often, a magazine cover comes along that is so utterly refreshing, it catches us by surprise. This is one of those times. Cate Blanchett‘s cover for T Magazine‘s Summer Fashion & Beauty issue is lively, fun, and downright pretty.
We love everything about it — the funky Neil Lane earrings, the suggestion of a Dior dress, Cate’s messy ‘do. Of course, it’s her expression that delights us the most: the girl is smiling, laughing even! And that skin. Oh, that skin. Daphne Merkin, who profiled Blanchett for T, agrees:
Mostly, though, I find myself staring at her skin, which has been justifiably much-commented on by interviewers and is, perhaps, the most divalike thing about her: luminous and poreless and the color of a pale peach. Second only to her skin is her bone structure, which is a gift from the gods, and then come her eyes, which are a piercing blue-gray with tiny pupils. Not to mention her generous, mobile mouth.
There’s also mention of her chic unmanicured nails and coolly effortless style, as well as some other beautiful pictures shot by Cass Bird. Check them out below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.