A Special Secret Shared by Cate Blanchett

SK-II lends its voice to women empowerment to go beyond their limits by sharing inspirational success stories from around the world.

The Luxonomist. 03/03/2016

Luxury skincare brand SK-II, has held its inaugural «North American ChangeDestiny» forum chaired by global ambassador, Cate Blanchett and attended by digital pioneer and entrepreneur, Michelle Phan and acclaimed singer-songwriter, Anggun.

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Michelle Phan, Anggun, Louise Roe and Cate Blanchett / Cate Blanchett. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Cate Blanchett comments: «It’s been a fascinating experience working with SK-II on its #ChangeDestiny campaign as I have had the opportunity to reflect on the big moments of change in my own life. It has given me pause to recognize the significance of changes that have ultimately resulted in the most extraordinary experiences. I’ve realized that embracing the fear of change has resulted in my life becoming much richer.»

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Cate Blanchett (Photo: Jason LaVeris)

Cate also shared the strong story of change that was drawn to her character Carol, in the film of the same name:«The chance to play Carol was a privilege. The complexities of Carol herself, in some ways, mirror many women’s lives even today and the struggles we face with ourselves. However, it was Carol’s great sacrifice to lead an authentic life and the change that came from it that I found so poignant. The beauty of the story for me was her brave choice to be herself in spite of enormous societal pressure.» Cate finishes.

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Michelle Phan (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Joining Cate at the SK-II ChangeDestiny event to share her incredible story of change and how she is now inspiring change in others was digital pioneer and successful beauty entrepreneur, Michelle Phan:«Since day one, I have believed that I am in control of my destiny and despite the many challenges along the way; it is something that has always driven me. I want to harness everything I have learnt to empower a new generation of young women to dream freely and find their purpose. It’s so rewarding to see positive change taking effect in others and dreams being realized.»

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Louise Roe (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) / Singer Anggun (Photo by Jason LaVeris)

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, World Music Award winner and United Nation’s Goodwill Ambassador, Anggun comments, «Back in Indonesia, growing up as a child star, I thought success was easy. I was arrogant enough to think that I was invincible. Yet at the same time, despite the success, I wasn’t happy. At 21, I decided to pack my bags and my music to London. It was then when I had my first taste of rejection and failure. But I promised myself, I wasn’t going to go home empty handed. I realized, then, if you see a problem from a different angle, it gives you a different solution.When I moved from London to France, it was like an epiphany. When those life changing turning points come, you have to be ready to seize the moment. Looking back, I had to go through all that to be who I am today.»

(Featured Image: Cate Blanchett attends the SK-II #ChangeDestiny forum / Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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