Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State, former Senator, scrunchie aficionado.
The May issue of Elle features a profile of the indefatigable Clinton, and while it contains no shortage of wisdom on feminism, politics, and international affairs, we are a style blog, and thus will focus on the sliver of the piece that addresses the ever-pressing issue of Hillary’s Hair.
It may not be a matter of national security, but at least it’s ours.
A state department staff member talked to Elle‘s Rachael Combe about the hair woes of women in politics:
“‘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 said the reason she grew her hair long was that it’s easier. She has options.’ The official added, because, it seems, no American alive can resist critiquing Clinton’s hair: ‘But some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies.’”
We, too, have pilloried Hillary for her egregious scrunchie wearing, but you know what? I say you do you, Hilgirl.
Perhaps I am biased in part because she is easily the coolest person to share my name (even if she spells it wrong) (sorry Duff) and think that Texts From Hillary is one of the best things to hit Tumblr in a while. But, really, this woman is out there representing America and championing the rights of women and children around the world. If she wants to do so in a scrunchie from time to time? So be it. As long as she doesn’t cross the line into, say, butterfly clips. If that happens, then ban away dear state department.
Combe expresses the sentiment best in the piece:
“Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to be finally having fun being Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
And what says fun like a scrunchie?
Check out the photos from the shoot, a few shots of Hillary in various scrunchies, and a couple of our favorite Texts From Hillary, just for good measure:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.