BAFTAs Wackily Played: Helen Mirren

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Comments (52):

  1. Sandra

    I’m still undecided about the sleeves, but I lurrrrve the dress. And the satin wrap-thingie. If it is a wrap-thingie; if it’s attached I hate it unreservedly.

    The lilac hair works better hear than on Kelly Osbourne, but I can’t say that I actually like it.

  2. Other Emily

    Mind controlling eels… snort!

  3. Kristy

    I mean, she looks kind of ridiculous, but HELEN FREAKIN’ MIRREN, people.

  4. Fumi

    Fug Girls, Dame Helen said that she got the idea from America’s Next Top Model! How great is that?!?!

  5. Merg

    I think it’s fabulous.

  6. Sylvia

    The dress isn’t horrible. The I don’t know what that silver cloth is exactly, but I don’t love it.

    In the end, it’s Helen Mirren. If she wants to wear pink hair, she can wear pink hair. I just want her to tell me her secrets.

  7. qwertygirl

    I think it’s great. The dress is pretty and floaty (if a bit Disney Princess), and the hair–what the hell. Why not? Go, girl!

  8. Holly Hamilton

    Nobody gets a day off, including all popular/beloved actresses.

    No to the pink hair, but the dress may be all about the photograph. Irl, it might be fine without the swirls and uplifting.

  9. Edith

    I would love this unreservedly if it were matte white, not translucent with embroidery. But DAMN, look at that body….

    I told my 10 year old last night that I might die my hair pink when I go all white. This is EXACTLY what I meant; she didn’t believe me, but seeing this? I’m in.

  10. el

    The pink hair was in aid of breast cancer awareness… so she’s just even cooler than before, if that were possible.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      really??? That just sealed the deal; I’m in love with her.

      • Karen G

        In THAT case, I’m all for it!

        Not too keen on the dress though. Really all it needs is a minor tweek. I’d be fine with it if it were a V neck of some sort. She’s just too covered up with crew neck AND long sleeves. I say okay to the long sleeves, no to the crew neck.

  11. Laurie

    I LUUUURRRRRRVVVVVVVE IT. If it were a heavier, brighter shade, I’d think she’s nuts. But it’s such a light and fun and subtle bit of pink. And she’s Helen Fracking Mirren. She can do what she wants.

  12. Rayna

    She is SO beautiful. She’s an international treasure.

  13. Lucille Austero

    Love it. Especially if the stuffed satin eel sleeve is attached. She looks so pleased with herself.

  14. TonyG

    She is having so much fun! Twirl, Helen, Twirl!!!

  15. Beth

    Love it! The pink hair is so bright and pretty on her!

  16. Helen

    I love this, all of it, unreservedly. I think she looks terrific.

  17. anny

    For your consideration:
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  18. beth

    I don’t care what she wears. She’s. Helen. Mirren.

  19. Diane

    I love this. The dress and wrap are amazing, she looks fantastic, she looks happy, and I even love the pink hair, and I’m not someone who usually enjoys the look of non-nature hair colors.

  20. Mongerel

    Love the dress without reservations, but the hair absolutely blows me away. It’s even better in the closeup — a glittering silvery pink. Sensational.

  21. fritanga

    Her well-harnessed bosom is a testament to great bras everywhere, and an object lesson to other over-50 actresses such as Sigourney Weaver and Susan Sarandon (and some younger ones, too).

    That said, this dress is cracked out and definitely too twee for her, but she IS Helen Effing Mirren, and, like SWINTON and Cate Blanchett, she can get away with dresses which would be major fug on any other mortal woman.

    • greatwhitenorthchick

      LOL, Fritanga. I admire me a well-harnessed bosom, too.

      I’ve seen La Mirren interviewed where she’s said she admires Helena Bonham Carter’s bold style. So, I think she’s probably always had a wicked, fun side. Who knows what lurks in the Mirren/Hackford walk-in….?

      She can do no wrong, far as I’m concerned. Who else could so beautifully pull off pink hair? She looks real and flippin’ great.

  22. Kit

    I actually love her with the pink hair – I assume it’s temporary and meant in the name of a bit of fun and frivolity (I assume that’s what the twirling is about as well.)

    As for her dress – she’s done better although the shawl thingy is beautiful – and she need a more supportive bra. The girls are looking a little droopy.

  23. PegMN

    She’s glorious, from head to toe. LOVE THIS.

  24. AM

    I’d like to know who made her bra and where to get, because her bustline looks good (and not just for a women of a certain age)!

  25. Bottle Ginger

    The dress is unflattering. She’s a slender woman with an amaaaazing hourlgass figure, the floofy white dress makes her look quite thick around the middle. And short. And stumpy. And while I like the silvery drape thing in theory, it doesn’t counteract the stoutifying effect of that awful dress.

    However, I unreservedly love the pink hair. Shine on, you crazy diamond!

  26. Jane

    Dress would have been better with 3/4 length sleeves, but that’s a nit. She’s amazing. I’d say I hope I look that good when I get to her age, except I don’t look that good now!

  27. house mouse

    Love the pink hair, love the reason behind it, love HER.

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  29. Ann

    She’s got a banging bod’. I wanna date her.

  30. Sajorina

    She’s AWESOME, so she can wear whatever she wants! I ♥ you, Helen Mirren!

  31. Franziska

    Best dressed for the local weather!

  32. Evalyn

    The reason everything, including pink hair, looks good on Ms. Mirren, is her enthusiasm, her self confidence and her joy. She’s a beautiful old broad, she’s fine with that and if she wants to wear pink hair, she will f’n wear pink hair. I plan to be a smash-up of Helen Mirren and Judi Dench in my next life.

  33. Miss Bea Heyvin

    I love Helen Mirren, but this is a total miss for her. Leave the mauve-purpleish hair to Kelly Osbourne.

  34. Kristin

    Unreservedly delicious. I want this to wear to work. I want to be Helen Mirren.

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    I love the dress/wrap. It WAS cold there, after all. But not on board with the pink hair. I will say her face looks lovely, though.

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    I ADORE this whole thing. Go Helen!

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