You will remember I mentioned in my last post on Armani Si (which you can read here) that I was going to be showing you the big reveal of the new look and feel for their #SaySi campaign with the ever-beautiful Cate Blanchett. Having spent the previous few weeks in Europe (and many, many hours in Sephora!!!) I saw so much about Si everywhere, there were the most beautiful displays and interactive stands with videos playing and displays of all three of these beautiful fragrances – if you’ve lost track of the different Si’s available you can see details here.
Anyway, getting back to the exciting part – this is the beautiful Cate Blanchett in the latest advertising material released yesterday as part of the #SaySi campaign which I love the concept of (and think it’s definitely something that we should all adopt a tad more into our lives! I love how Cate said, “Si to life, Si to love, Si to freedom… all of those things are incredibly important and things that we… I think, when you have them, you take them for granted and so, on a daily basis, to say yes to them is like another affirmation. And it’s such a positive, outward-looking way to live one’s life. To say Si to other people, to experiences because we’re always concerned with how things affect us, you know, and I think it’s really important to walk openly in the world and to be positive and out-looking and generous. I always say I’m going to say “no” but I really don’t.“
These are the behind the scenes and the final product is below:
This is the short film from the actual campaign – it’s too beautiful for words!
If there is one women I would kill to look like when I hit my late-forties it would be Cate – so classic and elegant. Here is a Q&A she did:
Is there a piece of clothing you can’t live without?
A piece of clothing I can’t live without… One of the things about living in Australia is that you don’t really get the change of seasons, as I really love wearing a great coat. And I don’t get to do that every day. Obviously when I’m in Europe or in the colder parts of America I do, but … You mean on an everyday level? I think it’s a black pant and I love a men’s shoe.
What’s the greatest freedom of today’s woman?
The greatest freedom of today’s woman… Well I’d love to say that it’s something like time but I think that in the way the world is going, it seems to be the right to drive a car, the right to ride a bike, the right to vote. Financial freedom as well… it’s an incredibly important freedom that so many women don’t have, financial independence. So yes, I would love to say it’s time but I think increasingly it’s those basic rights that we women in the west – the financially independent women in the west – take for granted.
What’s your indispensable accessory?
I tend, in everyday life, I tend to go for comfort. But in the end, the thing I will most likely buy for myself, you know, are shoes. I need a watch because I need to know what time it is. I need a really comfortable pair of shoes, because that’s what carries you through the day. And I tend to wear… I’ve got into the onesie, the jumpsuit. Comfort.
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