Ask Babe: Chicness Confusion

Dear Babe,

Ever since reading your book (Which I’m fucking OBSESSED with btw. So good.) “Chic” has become my favorite word. I want to use it all the time on anything I think is chic, instead of pulling other adjectives out of head. So my question is: is using chic for everything that’s chic, chic or not chic? What’s the line for over-chic-ing?
Thanks tons Babe! Hope you write another book soon.




Confused Lady,

First of all, let’s look at the definition of “chic.”

chic |SHēk|

adjective ( chicer, chicest )

elegantly and stylishly fashionable.

Unless the following scenario aptly sums up your day-to-day existence, you have no business describing everything you see as “chic”:

So, if you are secretly Linda, Christy or Naomi reaching out to me via email, then let’s get together soon. If you’re none of these people, then consider peppering other adjectives into your vocabulary. Here’s what a thesaurus advises:

elegant, sophisticated, dressy, smart; fashionable, high-fashion, in vogue, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, contemporary, à la mode, chi-chi, au courant, dapper, dashing, trim; informal trendy, with it, happening, snappy, snazzy, modish, du jour, in, funky, natty, swish, fly, spiffy, kicky, tony.

Maybe “tony” is the new “chic”? You would sound so dumb saying that. Good luck.

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  • Julieanton4

    Can I just say I just read your book, and though I know you are not literally real but an amalgomation of probably super real people, I need to tell you, you have made a change in me. Today I almost ate a brownie but did not because of your book. I have been dieting and working out and trying to.get these last 30lbs off my formerly super obese body but have been struggling so much lately with food. I believe the narccisism you exude is exactly what women need. I get it now. I love that you make sure everything you do to your body is to preserve or increase your beauty. And although I think youre basically a terrible, chic, funny, sad, tragic, wonderful idea of the way some people are these days, you make a good point with loving yourself so much you only eat kale shakes and ahi and wear duh expensive but totally fantastic clothes. So heres to you Babe. May we all have enough “Babe” in us to give a shit about what we look and feel like as much as who we are. And may we have enough Babbette to have fun but not wear Candies. Love. Mean it. Basically. Sometimes.

  • Niggafuckyou

    i think the only word you forgot at this point is…fetch. 

  • 2Chic

    Thank god I’m not the only one!

  • Tif Nicholl

    You left out “skinny.”