Well, here’s something beautiful that got ruined by Sex and the City.
Oh, admittedly, scrunchies were already on the downwards trend when Carrie told Berger that fashionable women would never go out in a scrunchy and would only use them when they were washing their face. But still! It always seemed weird to me that a show where people ran around in things that no one would ever leave the house in came down so hard on that particular accessory. Because scrunchies? Scrunchies are fun.
Not that I know from personal experience.
I was never really at an age where I could wear scrunchies as a teen (again, because Sex and the City took them all, and lit them on fire) but they always seemed like fun. They seemed like things that could turn your ordinary bun or ponytail into a little hair flower with weird ripply petals. Sometimes metallic petals! Petals of every color. Does that sound odd? It’s not odd, that’s just how magical they were. After all, have you even seen the opening of Heathers? No, really? I know you probably have, but here is the trailer, just in case you’re unfamiliar:
As you can see, it is an absolutely fantastic movie that would never get made today. Because of scrunchies. And other things. So, because of scrunchies, and other things. But one of the pivotal plot points is that when one Heather dies (incredibly obvious spoiler – they die) her red scrunchy of power is passed on to the next one. Under that perky cherry colored scrunchy, there always lay a terrifying will to power. It was the kind of crown that could pass as a fun and funky feminine accessory to anyone who didn’t know what it meant.
Christ, I just want to wear a red scrunchy. Just once, you know? Without having people assume that I am from the mid 1980′s, or that I just recently came from showering? Daring to dream.
If you want to tell us about a trend you want to bring back (preferably in 600-800 words) shoot an e-mail Jennifer [at] thegloss.com or Ashley [at] thegloss.com sometime this week.
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