What is Gamine Style…

Day 27 – A Month of Maxi Dresses…

Congratulations amiable, you are the winner of this dress!

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(person and accessories not included in giveaway)

Many of you got the answer for what is gamine style correct (notice that I said “many”, not “all”).  Here’s the official wikipedia definition for Gamine

“A gamine is a slim, often boyish, elegant, wide-eyed young woman who is, or is perceived to be, mischievous, teasing or sexually appealing.  The word gamine is a French word, the feminine form of gamin, originally meaning urchinwaif or playful, naughty child. It was used in English from about the mid-19th century (for example, by William Makepeace Thackeray in 1840 in one of his Parisian sketches), but in the 20th century, came to be applied in its more modern sense.”

Basically, we’re talking Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  I’m not sure I could wear this and look elegant, teasing and wide-eyed…

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… I think I’d look more like a deranged, adult girl scout.  But hey, I never question fashion or wikipedia, for that matter…

Thanks for playing, everybody!

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