This is a bit last week but there’s been quite a lot in the media about Renee Zellweger and her face. I’m not going to add to the comments that have been made below-the-line on various websites and in social media, although I’ll admit that she does look different to the twinkly-eyed, round-faced younger Renee Zellweger. And that added fat she had on her face was not just for Bridget Jones. Did anyone see her in Jerry Maguire? She had that baby-face look then, but hey, that was 1996 when she was only 26. She’s 45 now and her face looks thinner and quite polished. I guess she must have had something done to her previously quite hooded eyes (which come from her Sami inheritance) and maybe some botox.
But that’s where I’m going to stop apart from saying I trust she’s OK, as she’s obviously lost a lot of weight (but she says she’s well and happy). So, really, I think the phrase is i) get a life as there’s a lot of other stuff we should engage with, and ii) if you must comment then don’t comment negatively, please, about someone growing older.
Because, as I know all too well, when you age the shape of your face changes and that fuller baby-face goes. Here’s how I’ve aged over the years. I’ve never been particularly round faced but the outcome of this exercise is that I’m laughing my head off at how Mr & Mrs Frugal Fashion Shopper have changed over the years.
First of all, here we are channelling our Grease look. I made that dress myself, btw.
Looking quite glam here two years ago, but the hair has changed from its natural russet red to a right badger’s mix of dull gun-metal grey and red (which clashes) plus white hair in the front. So there’s no going grey for me, instead, I’ll have a blonde rinse that I’ll, maybe, review when I reach 80.
And here’s another photo taken this year. I’ve got thinner all over (that’s a digestive thing I have) but I’m afraid Mr Frugal Fashion Shopper is a bit bigger!
Finally, here’s a link celebrating Catherine Deneuve’s 71st birthday. She is a role model for us all. Note that in the film Potiche, which I highly recommend, she carries a bit of extra weight and looks all the better for it.
That’s all for now but do let me know what you think about anything (!) but particularly about your ageing.
Penny, The Frugal Fashion Shopper