Posts tagged ‘tumblr’

French Words With No English Translation

Dépaysement: The sensation of being in another country.

La douleur exquise: The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have. Even a Sex in the City episode was named after it!

Chômer: To be unemployed, but because it’s a verb, it makes the state active.

Profiter: To make the most of or take advantage of.

Flâneur: As defined in the book Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals, it’s “the deliberately aimless pedestrian, unencumbered by any obligation or sense of urgency, who, being French and therefore frugal, wastes nothing, including his time which he spends with the leisurely discrimination of a gourmet, savoring the multiple flavors of his city.”

Esprit d’escalier: The literal translation is staircase wit, but it means to think of a comeback when it’s too late.

Retrouvailles: The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

Sortable: An adjective for someone you can take anywhere without being embarrassed.

Voila/voici: It’s so necessary that we use it all the time. “Voila” literally means “there it is” and “voici means “here it is.”

Empêchement: An unexpected last-minute change of plans. A great excuse without having to be specific.


Had these on my tumblr, but still wanted to share.

February 27, 2011 at 10:00 am 3 comments

Bookshelf Love

If you’ve browsed my tumblr, you know i LOVE bookshelves. ( As you can see here, here , here, here and here)

Check out Karl Lagerfeld’s library as shot by the Selby


Found it here.

February 23, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

From NYFW to Me

I’m loving From me to you’s amazing GIF’s  of her NYFW live coverage. I love that she was able to capture moments in a way that few pictures and videos were able to.

Like every girl that wasn’t in the tents, wishing I had been there.


February 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Random Things

via OhBambi

November 9, 2009 at 3:43 am Leave a comment


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