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