Cate Blanchett in heart-covered Schiaparelli at the Spirit Awards: yay or nay?


God, I’ve missed Cate Blanchett so much during this awards season. I have actually had fashion pangs for Cate and for Lupita. We were so blessed last year!!! Anyway, Cate came out to the Independent Spirit Awards yesterday. Cate hasn’t been around at all during this awards season, which makes sense because she’d rather be in Australia, with her family. But she flew in to present at the Oscars (as the reigning Best Actress winner, she’ll present Best Actor this year) and I’m assuming she just stopped by the Spirit Awards for fun, to see her friends and hang out a bit. Cate wore this heart-covered Schiaparelli Couture dress. I would loathe this on anyone else. If Julianne Moore wore it, I would be SO MAD. If Lupita wore it, I would think she was insane. But on Cate, it looks sophisticated and lovely. How does she manage to do that?!


I think we should start calling Scarlett Johansson “The Body.” If anything, she looks even better since giving birth. Yes, I’m not crazy about her stupid Miley hair and yes, this LBD by Bec & Bridge isn’t anything special. But she still looks pretty and glowing.



Carmen Ejogo in Roksanda. I hate this. But all I can see is a beautiful woman who got really unfortunate bangs, so that’s clouding what I think of the jumpsuit.


Ewan McGregor arrived at the Spirit Awards on a motorcycle. Because he’s dangerous (to your pants).


Matt Bomer is perfection. I’m not sure about his high-heel boots though. Did he borrow them from Tom Cruise or something?!


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. jenn12 says:

    Cate’s dress didn’t need all those embellishments. It’s a pretty color and a great cut. *passes out over the sight of Ewan*

    • ArtHistorian says:

      It wouldn’t be Schiaparelli without the quirky details! However, I do prefer the original vintage Schiaparelli – she was very avantgarde with her quirky surrealism in the 1930s.

      • Flower says:

        I’m not really enamoured of the original surreal Schiaparelli designs however she was anything but boring.

  2. Greta from Bavaria says:

    I love every look. But I absolutely dislike Scarletts hair and shoes. She looks like a housemaid on a trip to Vegas.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I love Cate’s dress.
    Scarlett is looking great, but I still don’t love her.
    Carmen is very pretty.

  4. **sighs** says:

    I’m sorry, Cate, but that is one ugly dress. It might look ok on a 12 year old.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree. And those shoes kill it even more. But full disclosure – every time I look at her, I see her pal Woody Allen, so she just always looks like a beautiful woman with no integrity to me. I find it hard to give her credit for anything but beautiful skin.

      • Charlotte says:

        Yes, I find it hard to separate Cate from her Woody Allen association.

      • manta says:

        And yet, on this very same page, we have Scarlett Johansson, 3 times associated with Allen (Match point, Scoop, Vicky Cristina), and the only problem people seem to have with her is her shoes.
        We also have Ewan McGregor, who has proudly worked with BOTH Allen and Polanski. But apparently, since he’s always made the ladies weak in the loins, his integrity doesn’t bother anyone.
        I could add Jackman, partner of Johansson in Scoop, who is always a darling on this site.
        I’d understand a collective dislike for all associated with Allen, but why the pick and on which basis? Is it because Blanchett won an Oscar and the others didn’t?
        It’s always been weird for me.

      • Kiddo says:

        manta, I don’t like her singing, if that helps, lol.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Manta, I don’t like Scarlett for the same reason. I didn’t know about Ewan. I can only speak for myself, so I’ll be honest about what happened. These “day after” fashion stories are a must cover for Celebitchy, of course. But they don’t interest me all that much, especially when there are a ton of them. I often either don’t read them at all or just read the first one, maybe pausing at one down the line if it catches my eye. So I wasn’t picking on one person and giving a pass to the others. I was just skimming. I am an equal opportunity grudge holder against any one who chooses to work with pedophiles. Sorry it didn’t come across that way.

      • Bridget says:

        GNAT: I try not to think about that, because I have a feeling that if we knew all the skeletons in the closets in Hollywood everyone would be tainted. For example, after the Cosby stuff came out an exec wrote an editorial in one of the industry magazines essentially saying he was ashamed of the culture of silence protecting powerful men and challenged journalists to uncover more. Hollywood is a nasty, seedy town.

      • Santolina says:

        Yep, Cate is sullied in my eyes by her association with Woody Allen, as are the others on Manta’s list. Cate also said that she and her husband made beautiful children and it was their “obligation” to procreate. I know it’s a typical proud parent comment but something about it rubbed me the wrong way.

      • Charlotte says:

        I’ve commented before and recently how I dislike Scarlett. I don’t feel the need to post it every time I may comment on her.

    • Kiddo says:

      I could see it on a kindergarten teacher at a student/parent conference.

      • Kiddo says:

        parent/teacher conference…I’m tired

      • j.eyre says:

        I don’t know, I think a student/parent conference would benefit a lot of people. The only problem is you are not supposed to drink during those things so maybe not.

      • Kiddo says:

        Haha. Where’ve you been? Have you been absent in concert with the Mini Winston Churchill, plotting out international strategy, drinking and smoking cigars?

      • j.eyre says:

        G-Chill still has me stationed in Lapland and the wifi is spotty from my outpost. I asked for a transfer but my pronunciation of Lapland makes him giggle so it looks like I will be here a while.

  5. LAK says:

    Love Cate, love this dress on Cate . perfect shoes to go with it.

  6. lorraine says:

    I like the dresses on cate & scarlet but the shoes don’t match , especially s arlets , pale blue just does’nt go with black.& cates shoes are too dark for that dress.

  7. Kiddo says:

    Ewan McGregor for the win.

  8. ClaireB says:

    Scarlett’s hair is for Ghost in the shell , and she pulls it off quite well, reminds me of the crazy haircut/piercings (wish she still had those) she had back in the days.

  9. Ice Queen says:

    Scarlet’s shoes are terrible.

  10. Dolce crema says:

    I love watching Scarlett but I prefer her characters outfits over her own. Also not a fan of her latest hair or her tattoo, which is old but still looks weird! I don’t mind the dress and shoes but I think they’d look better on someone perhaps lankier… She kind of pulls the outfit off but it doesn’t really do anything for her.

  11. paola says:

    Scarlett Johanson; How to ruin a look with some seriously FUGLY shoes.
    QQ back me up on this one! I’m so mad!!

    Cate’s dress looks really gorgeous. She looks so good in it.

  12. vauvert says:

    I love Cate’s dress but like others said, I lost my respect for her bc of her Woody Allen association. Too bad, I always thought she was gorgeous and talented and one of the few big stars worthy of respect for how she lives and her artistic choices. Oh well…
    Hate Scarlett’s dress but absolutely loathe the shoes. Yuck.
    Ewan looks like he needs someone to take him back home on that bike, maybe rub his back… I volunteer, bc I am big hearted like that. Wow, that man is hot.

  13. serena says:

    Sorry but even on Cate that dress is fug. A fug pajama.
    I agree about ScarJo, her body is insane!! She’s definitely becoming my girl crush more and more!
    As for Ethan.. well, I would hit him every night and day, always.

  14. Ginger says:

    Adore Cate as always! The dress fits her so well and I love the shoes. Not a big fan of the pattern. I actually like Scarlett’s hair even if it is really trendy. And her body is smoking as always of course. The dress works on her but I hate the shoes. And Ewan on a motorcycle…yum! The Scottish accent and the bike and the leather…sigh. I miss riding on the back of my hubby’s sport bike sometimes.

  15. JH says:

    Oh, no- those bangs. Nononononono.

  16. lisa2 says:

    I don’t like Cate’s dress.. The fit and style are great.. that pattern is horrible. Just to cutesy.

    Scarlett’s dress is just too much. It works great with the haircut, but it would be better on someone taller. I don’t like the shoes either.

    I feel like this year’s awards season is just people wearing clothes.. There is nothing interesting really just people wearing clothes.

  17. Jib says:

    I love this dress on Cate!! I think she can wear these kind of absurd clothes like the Afghan Gown because she does it with a wink and a smile – like she knows it’s absurd, but let’s have fun with it!! And she always looks like she has fun with fashion, as opposed to some who would wear this and take it deadly serious.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Cate is a fashion magician – stuff that would be hideous on anyone else somehow works on her.
    Scarlett looks good, but that haircut must be annoying in a light wind. And her shoes are strange.
    Bomer is definitely borrowing from the Tom Cruise Elevated Footwear Collection.

  19. maeliz says:

    I don’t like Scarletts’ s dress or her Mylie hair. Those plastic looking shoes are hideous. Her matching blue shoes and nails are a bad color with her black dress

  20. Pinky Rose says:

    Beautiful as always. I had also missed her a lot this year, wether wearing fabulous couture or throwing shade to others, she was a delight. Love her personality.

  21. TW says:

    Kate is likely just putting up with the heart-attack and horrible hemline on that dress for the sake of that gorgeous color. Such a great color on her…

  22. kri says:

    I love Scarlett’s hair. But those shoes with that dress. Oy. It’s like the shoes you bring to a long wedding reception or something.

    • sills says:

      Me too, I find her bleh with long hair but fierce with this short cut. And I love these sassy short dresses she’s wearing.

  23. Bridget says:

    This just wasnt a big year for fashion. The Actress categories have been locked up for months, and neither Moore nor Arquette are big fashion girls. It feels like the other nominated women didn’t bring out the fashion guns because there just wasn’t as much of a campaign (it felt like Emma, Keira, Marion kept it low key) and the women that did (Felicity, Rosamund, Witherspoon) weren’t spectacular.

  24. bettyrose says:

    At least ScarJo’s dress is a breath of solid colored sanity (If you ignore those awful shoes). Every thread today is just filled with Rainbow Bright overload.

  25. Reece says:

    Cate in another dress that on anyone else incite multiple WTFs.

  26. Nimbolicious says:

    ScarJo’s got a bangin’ bod. But yeah, not so much with the slipper heels and odd hair. As for Cate, I can’t say I love the dress. Boring cut, meh pattern. Reminds of sheets at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

  27. melain says:

    Yes. Cate slays in this dress. And I’ll go along with the ScarJo thing. The Bod looks great. Who needs hair with that figure.