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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Phrase du jour

Bon chic bon genre: phrase used to describe good style, classy and equivalent maybe of US "preppy" and UK "sloane". Wikipedia: their typical "uniform" including a mackintosh, ballet shoes, trousers, a cashmere sweater, and accessories such as a "Birkin bag" and a Cartier Tank Fran├žaise wrist-watch.[27] To a large extent, it refers to upper-class, or upper-middle-class, young men and women who are well-bred, or appear so, with good bones, slim bodies, and a sophisticated, but restrained and elegant, sense of style.