"Fierce" heading the list of banned fashion words

A compliment, meaning you look aggressively attractive, sexy and cool

Many blogger opine about the difficulties of writing about fashion: “You have no idea how hard it is to write about fashion! It’s hell! Not only are the terms just as seasonal as the clothes we don’t want anymore at the end of the summer, but new trends, materials, and cuts appear every three days and demand their rights: to be named!"

To this end, there is a list of banned fashion words from a fashion mag, Velour.

The fashion no-no list includes: “trendy,” “fashionista,” “must have,” “vintage/retro,” “celeb,” “style icon”, “frock star” and “uber”.

Fashion editors and stylists have conducted a very quick and informal poll for the fashion words they’d most like to put on moratorium.

Everyone would like to see “fierce” die a swift death.

Published on: Fashionista

Fashion's new favourite buzzword: gypset

Back in March of last year, Assouline released a book about bohemian-meets-jetset style that resulted in fashion’s new favorite buzz word: gypset.

For Julia Chaplin’s book’s purpose, the term was meant to connote “an international community of artists, designers, surfers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe.”

The term epitomizes an aspirational lifestyle (one of traipsing around exotic locales with a never-ending expense account à la the late Talitha Getty); and, given the fashion industry’s recession-induced financial turmoil, it’s little surprise that a sense of lavish escapism is taking hold.
That said, why does fashion always have to grab on to annoying hybrid lingo? Shootie, jegging, jort, and gypset should all have been retired before they made it to print.

published on: blackbookmag