Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 • 5 Comments on In Praise of the Older Woman
I’ve always liked Helen Mirren. She’s a class act, all the way. Beauty, style, grace, loads of talent—and that fabulous British accent. I knew she was a knockout in her youth, but who knew she looks this good in a bikini—at 63?
(I wonder if Pilates is responsible for those abs?)
It’s nice to see a candid photo of an older woman that is flattering rather than insulting. Ms. Mirren proves that beauty is timeless and that older women can be the stuff of fantasies. Good news for those of us over 40. (Pilates, here I come. Again.)
In our youth-obsessed culture, it’s nice to see some column inches allotted to those who have moved passed their twenties, thirties and even forties, but are still very much in their prime. Perhaps the tide is turning.