One helluva trip
And today's subject of age was brought on by enjoying the Oscar coverage this year; not for the fashion (definitely not for the fashion), but because I recognised most of the faces. Move over London Lite lushes, and bring on talent and achievement. For a brief moment older women are being appreciated as being able to contribute in much the same way as men have for years now.
Owing to the current hyper-publicity surrounding the likes of Hillary Clinton and Helen Mirren (and her grey haired co-awards nominees including Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Annette Benning) wisdom is proving more popular than youth. Perhaps, just perhaps, this year's older leading ladies will actually have a positive - and more to the point, lasting - effect on a society obsessed with youth?
Either way, with Dame Helen it's always one helluva trip: