March 4, 2016

"I will be Helen Mirren when I am 70, goddammit. #lifegoals."

"THIS WOMAN IS 70 YEARS OLD AND ROCKING LEATHER PANTS!!! This is proof that she is a goddess and we mere mortals. If she adopted this as her permanent everyday street style I would be okay. Love all of it!"/"I want to be this woman with every molecule of my being. Except with my husband. (I'm sure her husband is lovely, but I'm rather fond of mine.) I'm not sure she's ever looked better than this. Everything about this is perfect. I am printing this out (old-school!) and hanging it up everywhere for inspiration. I'm 60 and on a diet. This is EXACTLY what I want to look like in a few months. I have a goal now!"

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27 comments:

Henry said...

Leather pants? That's nothing.

Check out the grindmother.

mccullough said...

And I want to jump as high as LeBron but it's not happening. The genetic lottery is cruel

Freeman Hunt said...

Why don't they like her hair? I like it.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

A wise man once said:

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

madAsHell said...

Yes, she has a full head of hair, and she embraces her gray hair color.

She has bands above her knees. Spanx??

Amexpat said...

Helen Mirren is one of those women that will always be sexy. Good genes play a role, but she has that something extra.

MadisonMan said...

Well-fitting leather pants. That's key.

Ann Althouse said...

"Why don't they like her hair? I like it."

I think it's a wig for a role. She usually has shorter hair, and she's set a high standard with it.

Ann Althouse said...

Here's how she looked at the SAG Awards last month. That's the high standard for her hair, which you can see is much shorter than the hair they are disapproving of.

Freeman Hunt said...

Ah, okay. Yes, that's great hair.

William said...

Some men can wear a toupee and due to the shape of their head or whatever, it's undetectable. In like way. some women have faces that can absorb plastic surgery better than others........Still, give her credit. Past a certan age, if you're not actively dieting, then you're getting fat. It takes a certain amount of self discipline and character to look good when you're old. It's just luck if you're good looking when young.

wildswan said...

Besides dieting you have to make sure you stay strong so you stay upright the way she is. Agree she is an inspiration. She isn't botoxed into plastic and call that looking young; she's marked by life but not melted down.

Bay Area Guy said...

She looks really good for a 70-year old, true, true, true. Now, let's talk about the tallest building in Kansas.

SOJO said...

Unless you are Jennifer Lawrence now, you aren't going to be like Helen Mirren in your 70s.

rehajm said...

Comment over there: As tragic as it would be to consider, if Helen Mirren dies while flying a couple tons of weed out of Colombia, it will be oddly appropriate.

That's how to give a compliment.

Carol said...

It takes a certain amount of self discipline and character to look good when you're old. It's just luck if you're good looking when young.

When I was 20 I thought old people could just eat and drink whatever and it wouldn't matter. I looked forward to it.

Who knew all that bad stuff would be even worse at 65 and even more to be avoided. I mean you could develop Type 2 and lose a leg, just like that.

Fernandinande said...

Bay Area Guy said...
She looks really good for a 70-year old, true, true, true. Now, let's talk about the tallest building in Kansas.


"The Epic Center is a high-rise building located at 301 N. Main St. in Wichita, Kansas. At 325 feet, it is the tallest building in the city of Wichita, and the entire state of Kansas (One Kansas City Place is in Missouri). The tallest structure in the state is the KWCH Tower."

"Mount Sunflower is the highest natural point in the state of Kansas. At 4,039 feet (1,231 m), it is 3,300 feet (1,010 m) above the state's topographic low point in southeastern Kansas. Located in Wallace County, it is less than half a mile (0.8 km) from the Colorado state border and close to the lowest point in Colorado." Amusing picture.

David said...

This is not the best that Helen Mirren has ever looked. That is one of the reasons why she looks so good now.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Helen Mirren does indeed look great but she is so squinty.

khematite said...

Hard to believe that it was only a few months ago that Mirren announced she would no longer do nude scenes in her films.

robinintn said...

I just don't understand wanting to be someone else.

virgil xenophon said...

Eat your hearts out sportsfans, but as a "dashing" (weren't we all? :) )young 24 yr-old Air Force fighter pilot stationed just north of London in the late sixties/early 70s,@RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge I dated a young Helen Mirren for a short time. I can personally attest that she was ABSOLUTELY ravishing and quite the party animal. Memories... :)

JCC said...
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JCC said...

@ AA

Quite the worthwhile goal. She's a babe, within her age group.

Had to delete and re-post, adding an addressee, after seeing the previous post by Virgil.

@ Virgil

You dog.

Animal said...

I'd hit it!

Texan99 said...

I'd be thrilled to be as elegant and fit as she is at 70. Or even today, at 59. We're not talking about being a babe here, just about aging gracefully. She's an inspiration to me, too.

Dink Newcomb said...

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...
"A wise man once said:" ????
Come on now, since you are presumably talking about Mick Jagger,I think you really meant:
An apparent man once said something wise.