Skip to comments.Scrunchie fan Hillary Clinton replaces outdated accessory with bejewelled hair tie
Posted on 10/13/2012 12:30:21 PM PDT by drewh
For the past year, Hillary Clinton has been at the center of politics, accused of committing the ultimate fashion faux pas for 'any self-respecting New York City woman'.
Previously defying her staff's request to 'ban the scrunchies,' it seems the Secretary of State may have finally traded in her signature hair accessory.
And according to one of Mrs Clinton's top aides, it has been a general feeling that her scrunchies should be replaced by something more stylish. Decorative hair ties appear to be her creative answer.
While it is true that bejewelled hair ties are more formal than her usual cotton scrunchies, some believe that any decorative ponytail-holder firmly belongs in the 'items you're too old to wear' category.
Popularised during the mid-Eighties, when Bananarama-loving schoolgirls took the printed soft elastic hairband to their hearts and heads, the scrunchie quickly became the go-to hair accessory of that time.
Available in a multitude of colors and fabrics, they were simultaneously the most fashionable and hair-friendly accessories on the market.
But after a good run, the scrunchie, much like the era's fashions, ultimately became passé as an accessory indicative of an era when side-ponytails and fingerless gloves were considered the height of style.
n a revealing feature by Elle magazine about the Secretary of State's career trajectory, one aide explained the reason behind Mrs Clinton's original cotton Eighties look: convenience.
'Some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies,' the aide confessed.
'As a chick, it's a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and youre in and out of the plane,' she said. '[The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready.
'She said the reason she grew her hair long was that it's easier. She has options
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Bill sure is a lucky man.
Too early for Halloween. I don’t want to think about this.
OMG!! Is that photo-shopped???
He WAS a lucky man. Hillary was quite the looker even during election 2008. Since joining the Obama team she looks nasty.
From a female point of view, the new bejeweled ponytail holders are a vast improvement. I thought she looked very nice with the new accessories. The Scrunchies had to go. Tacky.
what a hideous troll. this administration is a national joke. It’s truly pathetic the support they receive. At least Bill was a small semblance of a statesman, Hillary has done nothing but ride coattails for her position. Every single member of Obama’s administration is nothing but an empty suit. I pray they are gone this november.
She has much more important issues to think about, including her role in what happened in Libya.
This picture makes her look positively BEAUTIFUL compared to the other one!!
I prefer not to see her at all.
She never was a beauty, and she isn’t aging well.
If Cellulite was a commodity she would be worth a fortune.
That coat looks like it has a small white stickman painted on it, with Hil’s huge head on top. I had to look twice.
As with the Community Organizer, neither he nor Ms. Clinton representing the sows ear, are capable of being made into silk purses............
She wears a tie made out of human hair?
She desperately needs to return to short hair:
Wait till she does the Butch Dike haircut!, her natural look!
Fashion advice for Hillary:
Look. We know you are a lesbian and probably don’t want to be bothered with hair prettying. And for some reason you want longish hair. Well, fine. Here are your choices:
1. Get it cut into a shoulder length or slightly shorter pageboy with bangs; flip the ends under or over each day or even leave them straight on occasion.
2. If it must be longer, cut layered bangs into it going quite short on the part side; it will be more forgiving to your face. Never wear it down except for times when you will not be photographed. Have it put up in braids and buns and updos every day. No pony tails.
3. If you absolutely have to have bang free long hair at your age, here is what rich women have done for decades. Clamp it back into a low tail at the back of your neck, down, not in the air like a girl jumping rope, as you are now doing, and use a sedate expensive large barrette style clasp. The key is starkly pulled back, clamped flat on your neck. Accessorize with large conservative earrings. This will not flatter you but it will look more “normal.”
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