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Six degrees of Jane Birkin…

Six degrees of Jane Birkin…

Gamine – Day 24 And the winner of the maxi dress quiz? Sniffmommy! Congratulations!  You successfully answered the question, What is a Birkin Bag?  Who designed it?  Who inspired it? And for those of you who don’t know the answer to this question, let me (well, actually Google) help enlighten you — The Birkin Bag was named after actress and singer Jane Birkin and it was designed by Hermes.  Here’s the official story of how this chic bag was born…

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It’s the last maxi dress giveaway!!!

It’s the last maxi dress giveaway!!!

Gamine – Day 22 Today’s dress — And here’s the back — Gap.  Size medium.  Really flattering and comfortable.  It’s so cute, I’m not even sure why I’m giving this dress away.  It’s just because my closet is bursting at this point and I’ve got to purge.  If you’re planning a tropical vacation, this is the dress for you.  Or if you just want to pretend you’re on a tropical vacation while you stand in front of your sink cleaning…

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A Gamine asks a hat question…

A Gamine asks a hat question…

Gamine – Day 22 Can anyone tell me what this is?  I mean, I know it’s a hat, eight months of complete fashion immersion has taught me that… but what kind of hat is it?  What is it called?  Is it cute?  What do you wear it with? And most importantly, what style is it?  It screamed Gamine to me in the store, but now, at home and sitting upon my head, I’m not so convinced. My hat and I…

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A Gamine becomes a teacher…

A Gamine becomes a teacher…

Gamine – Day 21 Yesterday, I vehemently railed against the public school system in America that continues to make our children go to school more while teaching them less.  I ticked off various pieces of knowledge that high school kids no longer carry in their brains like, how to turn on a faucet, how to eat pudding and why Obama is technically not a citizen of the United States (duh, because he’s from Hawaii, which is like, part of Australia)….

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A mom laments the end of summer…

A mom laments the end of summer…

Gamine – Day 20 But wait, it’s not the end of summer.  It’s only August 20th, so why does school start tomorrow?  It’s still popsicle weather.  The beach is still warm.  The sun is still high in the sky at seven in the evening.  Now is not the time to start cracking open textbooks and signing up for parent classroom duties.  It just feels wrong. Every year parents all across America receive word that their children’s summer vacation is going…

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Sitting in a field of Gamine…

Sitting in a field of Gamine…

Gamine – Day 19 If you are thinking of spending the day sitting in a field of wild flowers, but just have no idea what to wear, then might I suggest Gamine?  Gamine style can work a picnic like no other style. These are clothes meant for spreading brie on a baguette… Clothes meant for a bicycle ride… Clothes meant for giggling on a pile of hay….  And I don’t mean that in a sexual way.  I mean, actually just…

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Having it all in a maxi dress…

Having it all in a maxi dress…

Gamine – Day 18 Congratulations, Anne (junkforanne)!  You are the winner of the strapless maxi!  I don’t know where you live, but I’ll try to mail it to you before winter strikes and you begin cursing my name. Amy, a former maxi dress winner, sent me some fabulous pictures of herself in her winning dress — Amy did two versions of the dress — one with a white belt for summer and one with a jacket for fall.  I think…

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Gamine and Vicodin – a magical combination…

Gamine and Vicodin – a magical combination…

Gamine – Day 17 I’m not sure how I pulled a muscle in my shoulder today.  Either it was from carrying a fifty pound bag of dog food into the house or from carrying August who weighs almost as much as a fifty pound bag of dog food, but squirms more.  I don’t think wearing a skirt and heels helped much.  In fact, I think it caused my shoulder strain, which would make it my first “fashion-related accident.” I’ve had…

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It’s time for a maxi dress quiz!

It’s time for a maxi dress quiz!

Gamine – Day 16 Hi, everyone!  I have another maxi dress to give away and it’s a cute one — Old Navy, size medium, really comfortable… Today’s question is a two-parter — What is the genesis of the phrase, “Women can have it all”?  Was it from a book?  An article?  A famous person in the women’s movement?  Who said it in the first place?  Any ideas? The second part of the question is, “Do you think women can have…

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Hello, I’m wearing a hat…

Hello, I’m wearing a hat…

Gamine – Day 15 I decided to wear a hat all day for several reasons — 1.  Without the hat, the outfit had no real chance of looking Gamine. 2.  I never wear hats, so I thought I’d see what it felt like to wear one all day. 3.  After about an hour of wearing a hat, I had such bad “hat head” that I couldn’t take it off. People loved the hat.  I mean, seriously, I got an insane…

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