Monday, 15 March 2010

Middle aged crush

This week That's Not My Age has discovered that you're never too old for a teenage crush. Friends say I should get out more, Mr That's Not My Age rightly points out that this kind of behaviour is bad form when you're going steady, but he's in the other room watching telly - and anyway, this is important research. I may be a school girl at heart, but I can multi-task like a grown-up. And to prove it, I have not one, but two crushes on the go at the same time:

1. Tilda Swinton
Joining the ranks of Mary Portas and Jane Birkin on That's Not My Age's best-dressed list, the Scottish actor has got style in spades. Her red carpet outfits are inspired, her beauty other-worldly and she knows how to rock the androgynous look. I can't wait for I Am Love, directed by Luca Guadagnino and featuring Tilda Swinton, 49, (who learned Italian for the part) looking super-chic in Raf Simons for Jil Sander. The film's out on April 9, so until then some stylish snaps to keep me going....

Looking lovely in Lanvin at the 2009 Oscars (Swinton wore Lanvin and won an Oscar in 2008).

Dressed-down chic at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. That's Not My Age loves this combination of silky neutrals.

Click here for a short preview

2. Professor Brian Cox

The 42 year old 'rock star physicist' and presenter of the BBC's fabulous new series, Wonders of the Solar System has to be the happiest man on the planet. Prof Brian Cox is so enthusiastic about his subject matter, he makes physics seem interesting, honest.

Last night, the ex-keyboard player from D:Ream (remember New Labour and Things Can Only Get Better?) even managed a smile whilst dodging a twister in Oklahoma, 'Apparently we've got five minutes till the end of the world,' he laughed, jumping into his car for cover. According to the Daily Mail, Prof Brian spent the night before his A level maths exam at the Hacienda, he got a D but went on to gain a first class honours degree and a PhD in physics. PBC has worked on the Large Hadron Collider, famously saying (in his lovely northern accent), 'Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.'

A star is born.

And if Mr TNMA is reading this, I'd just like to point out that the Facebook group 'Professor Brian Cox can collide with me anytime' has nothing to do with me.

Watch the starry wonder on BBCiPlayer

Have you got a middled age crush, or two?


I Am Love: The Guardian

Tilda Swinton:

Brian Cox


Rollergirl said...

Oh I know it's totally uncool but I loved that D:Ream song.

Now, did you know there's a preview of I am Love and a Q&A (WITH Tilda) on Thursday at 6pm at Curzon Mayfair?

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-Tilda is indeed looking lovely in these pictures. I love how Jane Birkin and Carine Roitfeld have their own chic styles, I really hope I will be like this in 10-15 years time!!

Vintage Vixen said...

Tilda always looks so elegant and effortlessly stylish.
My crush? Jarvis Cocker. I love him.

Make Do Style said...

My crushes are purely one night stands and regretfully I have to confess to Frank Lampard on Sunday night!

That's Not My Age said...

RG - Yikes! And thanks for the Tilda tip off - I'll try to get a ticket. Woo hoo!

SR - oh yes me too. Love Carine Roitfeld.

Vix - ohmigod I absolutely love Jarvis. I once followed him down Carnaby Street in a slightly stalker-ish way!

MDS - oh lovely Frankie. Mr TNMA is a Chelsea fan so he's allowed.

Le Club Du Style said...

Right now I'm obsessed with the adorability of David Suchet playing Hercule Poirot - but then it's a bit more than middle age crush then.

Esther said...

I must certainly be showing my age (bang smack in the middle of middle!!) as I got very excited about the forthcoming Grace Kelly exhibition preview invite from the V&A for the 16th April. I have a real crush on her style and love the clothes she wore so cannot wait to see them.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Tilda looks gorgeous in Lanvin. I am hopefully finishing off a draft post tomorrow with a picture of her in it.

finchleygirl said...

I have always had a crush on John Sim, adore Dominic Cooper and went to see him last year at the National, also love James Mcavoy. Is 3 crushes being greedy?

That's Not My Age said...

LCDS - more like old age, no?

Esther - I don't think you're alone with the Grace Kelly crush, best book your ticket early.

Looking Fab - I look forward to reading your post.

FG - ooh yes, Mr Cooper and Mr McAvoy are both crush-worthy gentleman. I think three crushes is fine, just don't get greedy now!

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

OK, that prof is ADORABLE...Yummeeeeee!

That's Not My Age said...

Rosina - he is and watch it, there's a queue!