Today Helena Bonham Carter turns 46 years old. As someone who first fell in love with Carter when I saw her in A Room with a View forever ago, I have never equated that actress with the one we see on the red carpet flaunting those ridiculous outfits. In my mind, they’re too separate entities: one is clearly off her rocker and partnered up with Tim Burton, while the other is being kissed in a way I’ve always wanted to be kissed by Julian Sands on a perfect English hillside thanks to the work of E.M. Forster.
But I guess if we were to break it down into flesh and blood and matter of fact type things, those two actresses are the same person, but the one we see now is evolved, grown-up and perhaps her true self. Even if you think she dresses like a psych ward escapee, you have to admit she does it in a style all her own.
I thought about doing a gallery to recap all the highlights of Carter’s both fashion successes and failures over the years, but that would be redundant because for starters, we’ve already done that; and secondly, it’s not exactly a new concept. Instead let’s throw our opinions in the ring and see which side wins. Of all the readers of The Gloss there has to be at least a few of you who love her look and maybe even some who rock it on a daily basis, right? I’d like to think so and I’d like to high-five you for it.
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