The snotty charm of Vogue:

Vogue has to be careful. The upcomer might use the word cute instead of panache; she might talk about giving a party instead of a dinner; or describe a suede coat ‘for weekending with the station-wagon set’ rather than ‘for your country home.’ Or talk of going to a jewelry store instead of a bijouterie. Most maladroit of all, she might talk in terms of a best buy rather than an investment, or a coup. Or refer to a ballgown as — one shudders to think of it — a formal. [Source]

Well, they certainly fooled a certain sister of mine. Upon reading a little bit of In Search of Lost Time: "Yeah, I see why you like it. It sounds just like Vogue."

Seriously. Seriously.

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