If we were to believe the sartorially informed runways of fashion week, then the bobby pin – in all its humble, undecorated glory – is back in fashionable favour. That inconsequential, paltry little object, which once only served purposes of functionality as oppose to fashionability, has made an unexpected comeback into the beauty world via New York, London, Milan and Paris. The slender metallic clip – once confined to holding in place Curly Sue ringlets and lacquered locks at dance concerts – has been given a suitably satisfying reworking. And it doesn’t stop there. Hair accessories – both hard and soft — have punctuated every poodle perm and slick back Sally from here to Paris, and the trend is just gathering pace.
Create operatic shapes with soft turbans and headbands, printed ribbons, velvet bows, threaded twillys, even floral posies à la Karl; sculptural, fluid, feminine and soft around the sides.
Or, if you are hard-headed, choose metals in varying tones of gold, silver and copper. Even the considered placement of said metallic slide can transform any bad hair day – just look to Versace, J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha, who rendered Bobby cool; changing its status from banal to brilliant. A galactic clip or simple barrette will keep you all tied up – fashionably, and a smattering of rhinestones by way of Chanel is statement tress-ing to the max. Plug it in.
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Photography: Emily Delphine
Hair: Anthony Nader
Makeup: Nicole Thompson for M.A.C Cosmetics
Art Direction: Patti Andrews
Creative Direction: Chrisanthi Kaliviotis