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July 31 2014

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Throwback Thursday: Clip Art

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Hans-Feurer-ElleThrowback Thursday offers the perfect opportunity to pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Moment: Metal head

The Motivation: Two years ago, we watched with awe as Guido Palau slipped a series of silver, Goody barrettes around models’ heads, creating veritable hair armor for Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2011 show. It was a feat of styling that we’d never seen before—or after—until, that is, we stumbled upon this Hans Feurer-lensed shot for Elle circa 1988. While Palau used over a hundred clips per model, we love the otherworldly affect of the sparse, spaced-out rendition here, which includes gold pins—and a topknot! Maybe we’re being optimistic, but it looks both otherworldly and shockingly easy to achieve—with the right mirror setup, of course. Following a stop at the drugstore hair-accessories aisle this afternoon, we might take it on a test-drive this weekend (and suggest you do the same).

Photo: Hans Feurer for Elle, 1988; Courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

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