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Blanchett: Dress for yourself

Cate Blanchett encourages people to wear clothes that look right on them, but admits she hasn't always got it perfect.

The Oscar-winning star is known for her sleek and polished look and has designers clamouring to dress her for red carpet appearances. Her go to fashion houses these days are Armani and Valentino, but style hasn't always come so easily to Cate.

"There are so many opinions. But you've got to wear what you want to wear, what looks right on you, what feels right in the moment.

"Oh God, I've made some doozies!" she laughed to People magazine before adding everyone goes through style "bumps and lumps, [and] bad stages".

Cate is also well known for her radiant beauty. Far from piling on lots of make-up, the blonde actress prefers to keep it simple when it comes to choosing cosmetics.

"Tom Ford does a good line of reds," she said of her favourite lip colour. "Sometimes I don't put any make-up on. But even when I'm rushed, I put on scent."

Her beauty has previously earned her a campaign with Japanese company SK-II and 45-year-old Cate is currently the face of new perfume Armani Sì. The scent combines cassis nectar, modern chypre and light musky wood, and the actress loves the way the smell evolves the longer you wear it.

"The way it develops is so beautiful. I just felt like it was such a positive thing to say to myself before I walked out the door. Sì! Say yes," she added with a smile.

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