Could the bangs that (most likely) sent a thousand scissors a-snipping this year soon be ancient hipstery*?
Alexa Chung was spotted yesterday looking, quite frankly, stunning at a signing for her just-released book It at Bookmarc in NYC. Her cozy sweater, sparkly pencil skirt, and perfect red lips made for a pretty fab fashion moment. But one thing was notably missing from her flaw-free visage: Bangs! Er… Fringe! (Whatever.) For the past year or two, Chung’s bangs have been to fashion girls what Zooey Deschanel’s bangs have been to regular people–an inspiration. At least two ladies in our office have, at one time or another, run to their respective salons clutching a photo of Chung’s perfectly choppy, tousled mop. And that fringy bit up front was an important aspect of the look.
We aren’t declaring the bangs DOA just yet–Chung sported an eyelash-grazing fringe as recently as last week–but we have to admit, the clipped-to-the-side thing does add quite an air of cool sophistication to her usual look. No use hiding a perfectly good forehead, right? Her hair stylist George Northwood couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, but one thing’s for sure–we’ll be keeping our eyes on Chung and her evolving ‘do in the days and weeks ahead. More than usual, we mean.
*I once went on a date with a guy whose web moniker was Ancient_Hipstery. Credit where credit is due.