Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress has been confirmed as the face of Armani fragrances, according to WWD. The contract will include a print magazine campaign for the brand's new eau de parfum called Sí, slated to hit shelves in the US by the end of Winter. Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the Giorgio Armani fragrances, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
In honour of Earth Day today, we're taking a look at the celebrities who love giving back. Whether they're thinking green in their own lives or promoting environmental habits and products, these stars do their part to help clean things up.
Click through our slideshow to see who made the list, and be sure to check out all of our eco content to celebrate Earth Day.
Miranda Kerr hit the runway at the Hordern Pavilion at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter for the unveiling of the new Qantas uniforms today. She’s an ambassador for the airline and was joined by Qantas staffers who also modelled the new look from Australian designer Martin Grant. The “fresh, modern and bold” uniforms, which have divided fashion critics, feature a red, hot pink and navy colour palette, and will be seen on Qantas customer-facing employees by 2014.
The attention wasn’t just on the catwalk, though, as Cate Blanchett brought some star power to the front row and enjoyed the show next to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Aussie TV personalities Magdalena Roze, Sophie Falkiner and Laura Csortan were also busy snapping pictures on their phones.
Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress recently signed on to become the face of Armani fragrances, according to The New York Post. The $10 million contract will include a print magazine campaign, and Cate already has some spokesmodel experience under her belt as the face of skin care brand SK-II (a role she's had for the last 10 years). As for Giorgio Armani fragrances, Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the brand, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
We’re big on girl power, so today we’re fully embracing International Women’s Day! In our work we come across plenty of inspirational ladies in the pop culture sphere who prove they’re more than just pretty faces — they’re smart, passionate about different causes, and generous in spirit, to name just a few traits. See which women use their talents to help empower other ladies, and don’t forget to celebrate your sisters!
It was the Oscars earlier this week, an event that gets us very excited about one thing — amazing skin. We're often left in awe of how flawless, plump and glowy celebrity skin can be, especially at an awards show. Now we know those lucky ducks have umpteen facials leading up to the big day, but stars including Kate Bosworth and Cate Blanchett also have another secret weapon — SK-II. The skincare's miracle ingredient is Pitera, and the best-selling Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90 percent of the stuff. We're giving away five of SK-II's new Pitera Essence Sets, each worth $99 and the perfect introduction to the brand's cult product. The set also contains the Facial Treatment Mask, another trusted celebrity favourite.
The lead up to the Oscars (the show's on tomorrow!) is always a busy time for celebrities, and it seems like this week has been one of the most hectic yet! Between the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, a few movie premieres and screenings and a lot of pre-Oscars parties, we had a lot to keep up with! Miranda Kerr and her husband Orlando Bloom put an affectionate end to rumours about marriage problems, while another Aussie, Chris Hemsworth, brought his young family to Sydney for a quick work-related trip. Kate Middleton stepped out on royal duty, with a very special bump on board, and Rihanna celebrated her birthday with on-again boyfriend Chris Brown. That's not even close to all that happened this week — click through to see the whole week in pictures!
It's been a big week here in Sydney, with lots of red carpet events and celebrity sightings to fill up our time. PopSugar editor Jess was up to her ears in Aussie stars (and a couple international) when she hit both the AACTA Awards and the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters premiere in Sydney. We spied so many gorgeous dresses on people like Cate Blanchett and Jessica Mauboy, and we were loving Megan Gale's dark, voluminous waves when she stepped onto the carpet. Ali went to fashion showings and received a very cool, very Chanel gift, while Alison's been trying out some new nail polish colours and perfecting her travel beauty kit. There's plenty more behind-the-scenes action to see — click through to check it out!
The red carpet was rolled out in front of The Star in Sydney for the second annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards last night. The festivities kicked off in the afternoon as the country’s brightest film and TV stars posed for photos and chatted to media on their way into the ceremony. Most of the buzz surrounded The Sapphires, which many actors said they loved — the film, which was up for the most honours, ended up winning 11 of the 12 awards it was nominated for. It was also a successful year for home-grown TV, with plenty of celebrities sharing their love for Puberty Blues.
As for the talent, it was a mix of high-profile Aussies and locally-loved stars who added to the glamour of the event. Cate Blanchett was a vision in red sequinned Armani while Nicole Kidman, who was lovingly greeted at the airport that morning by husband Keith Urban, opted for strapless Erdem. The young stars of Puberty Blues — Brenna Harding, Ashleigh Cummings, Isabelle Cornish, Charlotte Best and Sean Keenan — were out in force and hung out with their onscreen parents, Dan Wylie, Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor and Susie Porter. Visiting Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton brought some international star power to the proceedings, and The Sapphires’ Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens and director Wayne Blair made their entrance together. Rounding out the arrivals was Joel Edgerton, who escorted his reported fiancée Alexis Blake on the way in.
What a night! PopSugar was front and centre on last night's AACTA Awards red carpet, soaking up all of the celebrity arrivals. Mega-watt star power came from ex-pats Nicole Kidman who wore a floral-motif Erdem frock, Fred Leighton jewels and Brian Atwood heels, while Cate Blanchett turned up the glam factor in a scarlet sequinned gown from Armani Privé's A/W '09 collection. Local stars turned to local designers in droves; Jessica Mauboy looked elegant not one but two Steven Khalil designs, Michala Banas sparkled in Rachel Gilbert, Megan Gale looked chic thanks to her custom Alex Perry, Alyssa McClelland was gorgeous in Magdalena Valevska, Jessica McNamee was streamlined in Carl Kapp, Pia Miranda looked adorbs in Collette Dinnigan, Elizabeth Debicki was pristine courtesy of Thurley and Charlotte Best got glam in Danielle Stephanie. Our favourites? It's a close call between Sophie Lowe in Scanlan & Theodore's luxe leather creation and and Gracie Otto in Gucci's chartreuse S/S '13 strapless confection. Ready to zoom in on Sydney's most stylish? Come on then, let's go!