December 05, 2006
This photo, quite frankly, scared the bejeesus out of me when I first saw it.
I mean, it's not every day that the classy and generally stylish Cate Blanchett appears to have draped herself in nothing more than some strategically placed gift ribbon, and it's certainly not usual to see her doing so with such an unabashedly proud, come-hither look in her eye, as if to say, "You think this is crazy? YOU HAVE NO IDEA."
Fortunately, the long shot, which showed up a bit later, assuaged my fears that Blanchett was heading for a torrid affair with a straitjacket.
Some fabric does actually belong to all that alienesque gold trim, which means that thankfully, the promise of presents and figgy pudding does not appear to have addled La Blanchett's brain with holiday spirit and turned her into a human ribbon dispenser. So now I can refocus my worry toward on fact that she chose a corset with such weirdly visible boning -- and also, even in spite of the aforementioned constrictive device, on whether she's eating enough. Don't Kidman yourself, Cate. It's not worth it. She almost never looks happy.