You know how you look at old pictures and wonder, “Why the hell did we think those clothes/makeup/hair looked good?”
That usually happens years after the photos were taken. But feather hair extensions? I feel like the sell-by date for those is right around the corner. Seeing them on Park Avenue ladies and their pre-tween daughters is driving me crazy. Unless you’re literally or sartorially a rock star, this trend is one to skip. The rock-star exceptions that prove the rule are Janis Joplin …
… stunning blogger Vix …
… and pop star Ke$ha, who is credited with kicking off the feather fad.
People hate on Ke$ha, but I think she does great party music. Her song “Blow” has been stuck in my head for days. I was totally charmed by the video: Champagne! Unicorns! Rainbows! James Van Der Beek calling the singer “K-Dollar Sign-Ha“!
Of course, now that I’ve criticized hair feathers, I’ll wind up wanting to wear them. I often fall in love with things that I used to hate … like the color chartreuse. For decades, I thought chartreuse was one of the worst colors in the world. Now I have a mini-collection of chartreuse skirts. However, my long-held negative feelings about Burnt Sienna remain unchanged. No one likes the Burnt Sienna crayon. No one!
UPDATED TO ADD: I always forget that Chartreuse is a drink too! My gorgeous sister Terri Berry reminded me by forwarding this Wall Street Journal article on Chartreuse liqueur.
UPDATED AGAIN ON JUNE 29, 2011: The New York Times has an article about how the feather fad is irritating fly fishermen who normally use the feathers.