I covet her boots (Louboutin) and her cheekbones! These are BIG images, btw.
Cate is not considered 'beautiful' by Hollywood standards - I know this because I've had conversations with such types. But keep in mind that the idiots who make those statements are also responsible for the inexplicable popularity of the Bride of Satan racist and homophobic boil on the ass of humanity Paris Hilton.
Not 'pretty enough'? Are they blind? I think Cate Blanchett is one of the few actresses working today that posesses the 'old school' glamour. Like she could be photographed in black and white, and her portrait could be hung alongside Garbo and Davis and Dietrich - and she'd fit in just fine.
Now if someone told me last week that Burberry would be the boot and glove champs of the Milan catwalk, I would have said, "No Way! Burberry? Yes, I know they had Angelina Jolie in leather gloves last season, but crotch-high boots? Nah..."
Now if they can (a) Put Angelina in the boots for the next round of ads, and (b) Start feeding their runway models cheeseburgers, I will be a happy Burberry fan.