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' Fashion' language

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Mendi Tue 19-Feb-13 20:23:02

Flicking through Grazia which arrived today because my ex-boyfriend has clearly not realised he's still paying the subscription which just renewed.

WTF is 'a knit'? Is it a jumper? A cardi? A sleeveless top? Or is the only thing that matters the fact that it was 'a Celine knit'?

While I'm on the subject, what is 'a trouser'?? Just one leg?

bequiasweet Wed 20-Feb-13 14:21:41

grin Prom, I bet you're rocking your lips right now aren't you! Stop it!

ThatBintAgain Wed 20-Feb-13 14:28:05

I can't bear it when things are only referred to by the first word, like "a plain tee" or "a purple clutch". Sounds lazy and wanky.

bequiasweet Wed 20-Feb-13 14:54:40

OOh, sorry Prom, having re-read that, I didn't mean to come across quite as double-entendre as that!

nethunsreject Wed 20-Feb-13 15:28:50

Well, we all know that a slim trouser is the go to piece for the tricksy office to dinner cross over.

With a red lip, natch

NotQuitePerfect Wed 20-Feb-13 15:46:18

'Go to-', 'piece' 'hero product', 'stand-out piece' blah blah blah ..... grin

Yakshemash Wed 20-Feb-13 15:49:36

You are all BU (even though this isn't AIBU)

I lurrrrve fashion speak. I think tartan will be making punky waves for pre-fall.

bequiasweet Wed 20-Feb-13 15:56:58

DesiderataHollow Wed 20-Feb-13 15:57:18


As in she has carefully curated her handbag collection.

thefirstmrsrochester Wed 20-Feb-13 16:04:34

Nothing has and nothing will ever beat 'herion chic' and 'ghetto fabulous'.

Internationaltraveller Wed 20-Feb-13 16:07:52

And can anyone in the fashion industry explain why we have to see the same trends again and again? "This season is monochromatic" (that's dressing in black and white folks!) "spring is reminiscent of 90s grunge" (that means "we couldn't be bothered to think of anything new so we will just do 90s again") And don't even get me started about military...

This gem from Grazia "FROWING" as in who's FROWING? (That's sitting in the front row)

nomoreminibreaks Wed 20-Feb-13 16:10:40

I think it must make its way into our consciousness. I was out shopping with my friend the other day and found myself saying I was looking out for a 'statement necklace'. She looked at me like... well, like you're looking at me now. blush

freddiefrog Wed 20-Feb-13 17:12:19

Just spotted this about Mary Portas's new 'collection'

^The 'Mary Cocktail' of style is 'one part Simple Chic and one part Edge then Decorated' which 'is the result of a revolution and an evolution'


ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Wed 20-Feb-13 17:56:20

Who are you wearing?

I've got a frock on hmm

Cailleach Wed 20-Feb-13 18:05:53

This thread reminds me of something I read yesterday. Try to read this without your toes curling:

Cailleach Wed 20-Feb-13 18:07:53

Oh and don't miss the video at the end of that link. Most of the people in it are just beyond parody.

PaleHousewifeOfCumbriaCounty Wed 20-Feb-13 18:18:52

Curating is the worst word EVER in this context....

soaccidentprone Wed 20-Feb-13 18:19:32

just worked out what AW13 is. should that be blush or grin or hmm

RedPencils Wed 20-Feb-13 18:23:54

Soaccidentprone - me too blush

Internationaltraveller Wed 20-Feb-13 18:26:21

Oh, and if I hear about word about Cara effing delevigne...

BelindaCarlisle Wed 20-Feb-13 18:26:35


that simple word made someone leave mumsnet

i know

TomArchersSausage Wed 20-Feb-13 18:30:39

And 'Capsule Wardrobe'.

I understand it in theory I suppose but who does all that really?confused<awaits stampede of capsulers> Especially re holiday packing. It's so, I dunno...self satisfiedhmm

Internationaltraveller Wed 20-Feb-13 18:32:57

That was meant to be another word - dang iPad!

HobKnob Wed 20-Feb-13 18:34:01

I just had to google AW13

Internationaltraveller Wed 20-Feb-13 18:40:35

cailleach that article mentions military AND Cara Delevigne! LOL

RedPencils Wed 20-Feb-13 18:54:46

I don't know who that Cara person is. Is she the new Alexa? Or is Alexa still Alexa and Cara whatshername the new someone else?
Really must buy Grazia more.

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