Skip to comments.Scrunchie fan Hillary Clinton replaces outdated accessory with bejewelled hair tie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.”
I agree. Long stringy straggly hair is so unattractive for a woman her age. Long strands of hair around an older face just adds to its gravity.
Hillary and her scrunchies.
obama and Big Bird.
I’m glad we’re dealing with really important issues.
‘fess up, who took my fuschia crayon?
Wow! Ma Kettle lives!
Unfortunately (for all of us), she is beginning to resemble Madelaine Not-Too-Bright and may be headed for the Helen Thomas look.
I’m just sayin’.
Yes, she does. That hairstyle is dragging her face down. Yes, she's getting older, gravity does a number on the cheeks and jowls, and that's fine, but she could do with a hairstyle that doesn't EMPHASIZE it!
Arabs like long blonde hair. And long red hair.
Since no one else has said it I wil.. GUILTY !!!!!!!
I will not criticize...I am 3 years her junior, and have the same problems...what to do with my hair!!!! I DO hope I look better when I’m 64, though....but....it’s LIFE. At least I exercise.
That’s because it’s so easy to hang the beheaded heads by the hair to show them off.
what has been seen can not be unseen.
She knows the Obama SOS gig is up and probably trolling for a new Huma...
“I will not criticize...I am 3 years her junior, and have the same problems.”
I am her age and I would love to have a Lifestyle Lift. It is a one hour procedure done in the Dr’s office and they pull up all that lose skin around her neck, and face. After 60 my face aged rapidly and there isn’t squat I can do about it. People can be very unkind.
Hubby says it has more to do with a resemblance to Angora sheep than beheadings. Heh
My problem with her is not her wrinkles (I have enough of my own) but lately, she just looks unkept...her hair is always a mess...she just ought to buy a wig...
Be careful and get some good info. I too am a lady of a certain age, and I had seen the TV ads for Lifestyle Lift. Did an Internet search, and found a lot of scary stuff about it.