gamine Marie from Daisies 1966 Director Věra Chytilová
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Word Nerd: Gamine

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsygamine-definition-word-nerd-via-lawhimsyGamine is a French term that is the feminine of gamin (a waif or street urchin). Gamine is used to describe a female who has a boyish, mischievous charm, though gamine has taken on a more chic meaning what with glamours stars like Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron, and Twiggy (to name but a very few) who had/have a gamine style. To have a gaminesque charm, one is usually seen as carefree, lighthearted, playful, and has an effortless femininity. A gamine hairstyle is one that is short, easily tousled and lends a pixie charm to the wearer.

gamine Marie from Daisies 1966 Director  Věra ChytilováThis is a still from Daisies, a 1966 film by Director Věra Chytilová ~ The two main characters give off very gamine vibes.

Gamine is yet another descriptive that shows how very diverse and distinctive we, as individuals, can be!

Namaste ~ Ella

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