Topic: Fashion Vocabulary

Fake It Til You Make It: Your Fashion Week Glossary

Fake It Til You Make It: Your Fashion Week Glossary

We all know fashionistas are excellent at saying exactly what they mean without being so overt as to get them into trouble, like when Anna Wintour called Sarah Jessica Parker “coltish” she meant “that woman looks like a horse.” Here’s our special gloss-ary for fashion week so you don’t miss any subtext about the models, clothes, designers or Wintours-in-training. More »

Fake It Til You Make It: How to Sound Like a Fashionista When You’re Not

Fake It Til You Make It: How to Sound Like a Fashionista When You're Not

Fashion can be a terrifying industry. When I first started attending fashion events in New York, I felt like no matter what I did it would be painfully obvious that I was a country bumpkin with bad style. Now that I’ve had some practice going to fashion events, I’ve picked up a couple of pointers that will work for anyone trying to fit in, no matter where you’re from or who you (don’t) know. More »

Link Love: The Day We Curated Links About Curating

Link Love: The Day We Curated Links About Curating

Is “curate” the most abused fashion word of 2010? -Racked

That Marie Claire blogger responds to the controversy stirred by her fat-hating post. -Fashionista

Motorcycle club (gang? syndicate?) the Hell’s Angels are suing the house of McQueen. -British Vogue

Lady Gaga wears her sunglasses at night (so she can, so she can) but other than that looks pretty normal for her. -Celebuzz More »

Elle Canada Would Like to Take Credit for Coining ‘Greige’

Elle Canada Would Like to Take Credit for Coining 'Greige'

What the hell is “greige”? Is it a chic form of grunge (like that ill-fated Marc Jacobs show that was full of flannel)? Perhaps a rare fish? No, it’s a word that Elle Canada just invented to try and describe the very odd union of the colors gray (or, in their Northern parlance, “grey”) and beige. That said, they didn’t have an example of exactly what “greige” looks like, so we might have to put this particular neologism back in the closet for now. More »

Your eBay Slang Glossary

Your eBay Slang Glossary

After years of happily surfing the eBay wave, it’s become apparent that there are some recurring situations that are deserving of a much better descriptor. It would just make communication with other eBay addicts so much easier. We’ve created some … More »

Things That Should Not Exist: The Word ‘Treggings’

Things That Should Not Exist: The Word 'Treggings'

First, there were leggings. And when those weren’t bad enough, there were jeggings. Once my mom had heard of jeggings, I thought they’d go away. But instead they spun off into “treggings” – trouser leggings, so sayeth H&M in their new billboards. The leggings are made in stretch fabrics that are supposed to resemble corduroy, leather, wool, and the like. Since the ones in this particular ad are light brown, I was sort of hoping they’d be “tree leggings” because you’re supposed to look like a stick when you wear them. No such luck. More »