Chic-tionary: The Little Book of Fashion Faux-cabulary

( 12 )

Overview

Chic-tionary is a darling little dictionary of fashion and beauty words you never knew existed. It takes its inspiration from the peculiar and amusing language of fashion people like Tyra Banks (smize), Man Repeller (arm party), and André Leon Tally (dreckitude), and contains more than two hundred made-up acronyms, abbreviations, and afflictions that are certain to leave an indelible glitter stain on the English language.

Have you ever tried something on at a department store ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$14.19
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$17.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $5.09   
  • New (7) from $10.44   
  • Used (6) from $5.09   
Chic-tionary: The Little Book of Fashion Faux-cabulary

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$17.95 List Price

Overview

Chic-tionary is a darling little dictionary of fashion and beauty words you never knew existed. It takes its inspiration from the peculiar and amusing language of fashion people like Tyra Banks (smize), Man Repeller (arm party), and André Leon Tally (dreckitude), and contains more than two hundred made-up acronyms, abbreviations, and afflictions that are certain to leave an indelible glitter stain on the English language.

Have you ever tried something on at a department store without bothering to hang it back up (fit it then quit it)? Or been saved by a Sephora when a last-minute invitation strikes and you’re without makeup (serendipretty)? Are you a dark-haired maiden who’s tired of letting blondes believe they have more fun (brunetiquette)?

Other terminally chic terminology includes:

accessorcism
What needs to happen when you feel possessed to wear every piece of jewelry you own, all at once.

bangover
The morning-after remorse that occurs after getting bangs that are too short and don’t behave.

dresspassing
When another woman invades your territory by showing up in the same dress as you.

fête-abolism
The phenomenon in which calories consumed while standing and making small talk at a fête don’t count.

ideal body weight
Bradley Cooper on top of you.

prisoner of wardrobe
What you become when you turn down an invitation

. . . And more!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629145464
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/18/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 183,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephanie Simons is the author of All's Fair in Love and Wardrobe: A Fashion Editor's Rules on Shopping for Love. An editor and writer of thirteen years for icons such as Daily Candy, she speaks fashion as her native tongue. Simons lives in the SF Bay Area where she specializes in editorial strategy, product naming, and advertising concepts for global retail brands such as Banana Republic, Tria Beauty, and Benefit Cosmetics.

Malia Carter is a fashion illustrator and creator of the site DeepFriedFreckles.com. Her portfolio includes work for Teen Vogue and Kingsrowe Gallery. With her trusted watercolors, she is inspired by pop culture, trending style, and colorful compositions. Carter resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 12 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    A hysterical book that's perfect reading during a mani/pedi or

    A hysterical book that's perfect reading during a mani/pedi or trip to the spa. The illustrations are SO SO SO cute!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Cutest gift ever. I laughed out loud reading all of the style an

    Cutest gift ever. I laughed out loud reading all of the style and beauty definitions before wrapping this up and gifting it for secret Santa at my fashion office. XO

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 30, 2014

    I am filling stockings with this for all my gal pals this year

    I am filling stockings with this for all my gal pals this year

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 30, 2014

    Highly recommended book for women of all ages.

    Highly recommended book for women of all ages.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    I had read All's Fair In Love And Wardrobe (and loved it!) so wh

    I had read All's Fair In Love And Wardrobe (and loved it!) so when I spotted this one in People StyleWatch magazine, I immediately ordered a copy. It's much smaller than the first book (the first one is very large) and comes with a cute little jacket that's illustrated to perfection. Inside it's packed with the kind of humor you might expect from a blog like Man Repeller or Simon Doonan. Very funny fashion every woman can relate to.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    So witty! I cracked up over the A-Z entries that pretty much sum

    So witty! I cracked up over the A-Z entries that pretty much sum up my entire life. What makes it really fun is that there is a lot of lingo you've never heard of before, made up words that should totally be in the dictionary. A well-dressed wordsmith's dream book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    If you love Gretchen Weiners, you will love this marvelous langu

    If you love Gretchen Weiners, you will love this marvelous language of made-up and real style words for describing the daily ins and outs of being a girl. I need an accessorcism, stat, hehe.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 15, 2014

    This book is seriously brilliant. It takes an unusual mind to co

    This book is seriously brilliant. It takes an unusual mind to come up with a whole new language that speaks to fashion lovers. I've started to use words like "accessorcism" and "obsessorize" in my everyday life haha.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 15, 2014

    Cutie patootie of a book with all the definitions for the fashio

    Cutie patootie of a book with all the definitions for the fashion and beauty dramas we as women encounter daily.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 12, 2014

    So this is like the Urban Dictionary of fashion lingo, equal par

    So this is like the Urban Dictionary of fashion lingo, equal parts made up and real words. Do you remember DailyCandy lexicon? This is like that, but I thought, way better. It too is illustrated. I feel like I have a new vocabulary! :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 12, 2014

    i received an early copy and was thrilled with the quality of th

    i received an early copy and was thrilled with the quality of this book, the book jacket is adorable. so worth the money, and a good laugh. the watercolor illustrations are a nice touch. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Such a cute book and a perfect gift..

    Such a cute book and a perfect gift..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)