cate blanchett vogue cover

Cate Blanchett is so cool she makes being on the cover of Vogue look intellectual. The first Vogue cover of 2014 is out, and on it Blanchett smolders in a black, white, red, blue, and yellow top from Celine’s spring-summer collection. The pop art bracelet is from the same collection.

Her hair and makeup are perfectly understated and casual, and it looks as though photographer Craig McDean caught her mid-conversation. Cate Blanchett always seems like she has something interesting to say.

As much as I love the hair and makeup and basically everything Cate Blanchett has ever done, ever, it’s the Celine top that is really doing it for me. It might seem odd to start running spring clothes in January, but it’s fashion and time flows differently there. Besides, aren’t you sick of winter yet? I’m definitely sick of winter and a snowflake has not yet landed on top of my little head.

I’m ready for color again, and those bright pops of red and yellow are really doing it for me. In fact, things seem to be going in an interesting direction over at Vogue right now. The previous month’s cover featured Jessica Chastain in a gorgeous recreation of Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June. If this artsy direction holds, we can’t wait to see what we will see in February.

This is Blanchett’s fifth Vogue cover. Her last one was in 2009. She should really be in the rotation more often.

Via Fashion Gone Rogue/Photo: Fashion Scans Remastered