Impossibly Beautiful

[Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven…]

When I first glanced at the cover of October's W, I quite honestly couldn't tell who it was.

Can you tell?

Cate Blanchett?! Um, no.

I mean, just, no.

Aside from the fact that I just really did not recognize that face as Cate Blanchett's, despite her being in some of my favorite films, Cate Blanchett is 38 years old. The woman on the cover of that magazine is not.

Once again I marvel that a naturally beautiful, 38-year-old woman is not allowed to be a be a beautiful, 38-year-old woman on the cover a magazine ostensibly celebrating, uh, women. Yeesh.

[Via Jezebel.]

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