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Hillary Clinton ditches trademark scrunchie for bejewelled hair ties

Europe , Sat, 13 Oct 2012 ANI

London, Oct 13 (ANI): Hillary Clinton, who has been at the center of committing fashion faux pas for the past year, may have finally traded in her signature hair accessory.

Speaking with Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi Di Santagata, the 64-year-old US Secretary of State upgraded her favorite style with a black and metallic bejewelled hair tie.

She has also recently been spotted in pearl-decorated hair ties; along with her increasing penchant for statement pearl necklaces, the Daily Mail reported.

According to one of 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.

Popularised during the mid-Eighties, when Bananarama-loving schoolgirls took the printed soft elastic hairband to their hearts and heads, the scrunchie, patented by Rommy Revson in 1994, 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 passe as an accessory indicative of an era, when side-ponytails and fingerless gloves were considered the height of style.

In a revealing feature by Elle magazine about the Secretary of State's career trajectory and personal transformation, one aide explained the reason behind Clinton's original cotton Eighties look: convenience.

"Some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies," the aide said.

"As a chick, it's a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and you're in and out of the plane.

"[The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready," she added. (ANI)

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