Cate Blanchett In T Magazine: 'I Love Dressing Up' (PHOTO, POLL)

04/18/2011 06:58 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2011

Ah, Cate Blanchett -- how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

However, we will confess that we were thrown a wee bit by your cover for T Magazine. At first we couldn't wrap our minds around your untamed mop, but after staring into your eyes -- okay, eye, as only one is showing -- and catching your infectious smile, we've determined that this photograph shall now be added to the Reasons We Love Cate file.

Blanchett does admit to liking clothes -- "I love dressing up," she says, "although that doesn't mean necessarily on the school run" -- and the stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who has worked with the actress for a number of years, considers her a natural in this area. "Cate is extremely knowledgeable about fashion and understands it in the way that a fashion editor would," Stewart says. "I don't think she spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about it. She just happens to be extremely smart and picks up a lot about any aspect of her very broad world. Her choices are pretty swift and decisive, and always very true to herself. She wears what she loves. It's pretty 'pure.'"