It’s happened AGAIN!!!
Dear Readers, it is with utmost humility that I inform you that yours truly is Trendsetter Numero Uno, that’s right, I MAKE THE TRENDS. I was wearing overalls before they were cool. I’ve had bangs my WHOLE LIFE* so take that, Zooey Deschanel!! And now, I’ve resurrected that most unlikely of hair accessory: the scrunchie.
You may remember THIS PIECE I wrote for BUST back a couple of years ago? My my, time flies. But I’m counting it as PROOF that I’ve been trying to bring back 90s hair trends for A WHILE NOW.
Over Christmas, my mother gave me (back?) a whole host of my old jewelry and things INCLUDING EARRINGS (hello, re-pierced ears!) and SCRUNCHIES. A black one covered in white musical notes (cute), a navy blue velvet one (velvet: so on-trend this season!) and this glittery one you see in my hair in the photo above, which I was SOOO THRILLED to be reunited with, it having been one of my FAVORITE PIECES growing up. COME ON! Everything’s better with a GLITTER SCRUNCHIE!!!
….and even at the very same moment that I WAS WEARING THIS SCRUNCHIE AT WORK, I was sent this article.
THEY’RE ONTO ME!!!!
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not UPSET about being copied incessantly for my superior taste in style. I am asking, however, that you CREDIT THE SOURCE. You hear me, designers???
AND ANOTHER THING!!!! WTF is up with calling this thing a “HAIR CLOUD” now? OWN IT. If you’re going to reach back into the grave and bring back TEH SCRUNCHIE, be honest with yourself! Hair clouds? Pffflllfllfllflflflflflfffbbbbtttttt. I call shenanigans. It’s a scrunchie. Carrie BRADSHAW owned it. You can FUCKING OWN IT TOO.
Anyway, I’m glad I got this out there and off of my chest early, and with a time & date stamp too, so I can pull this up and PROVE that I DID IT FIRST when everybody and their mother from the Midwest is walking around all scrunchified. CREDIT THE SOURCE! It just goes to show me that I have to work harder to start trends that I can enjoy on my own for a good long time before someone COPIES ME. I’m thinking next I’ll bring back those shoelace barrettes! I have a couple of those. Maybe I’ll sew a fuckin’ Beanie Baby onto a headband and wear it as a fascinator. YEAH! Take THAT, 90s kids.
Vanguard of Fashion, over & out.