Barrymore’s Illusion Of Safety

September 16, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment


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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 15:  Director, actress Drew Barrymore attends the “Whip It” press conference during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival held at Sutton Place Hotel on September 15, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.   Barrymore is no stranger to the allure of the 1980s and here she rehashes the decades high and low points all at once.  Bleachy jean jacket, teal stockings, belted long dress… The most striking element of Drews’ look are her inky paintbrush tips, calling to mind Debbie Harry and Terri Nunn’s 80′s era black on blonde looks.  This is a very safe way to show rebellion as it can be lopped off  at a moments notice.  It can be pulled back to look conservative but it more or less resembles a blonde bob.  Pretty clever!  What do you think of Drews new-wave underside?


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