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You Fugly? Well, I Die! 10 Fashion Catchphrases That (Try To) Make It Work

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If you're not familiar with fashion jargon, sometimes the conversations between stylish speakers can sound like a foreign language. But it's not so hard, we promise! From reality show catchphrases to Internet memes gone viral, here are 10 fashion catchphrases that you won't find in any vocabulary book.
tyra-banks-antm-smizeSmize: v. Smiling with one's eyes.
Etymology: At Tyra's urging, the girls on America's Next Top Model must learn how to keep their smiling above the nose. We still haven't figured out exactly what "smizing" entails, but it's great fun to watch the big vein on the bug-eyed girls' foreheads pulse with effort.
Usage: "We got the photos back from the gallery event last week where I tried to smize for the camera, but it just looks like I have crazy eyes."
tim-gunn-make-it-workMake it Work: v. Meaning to push through life's difficulties with ingenuity and grace, like when you're forced to construct a garment out of toothpicks and diapers, and you realized that you've suddenly forgotten how to sew.
Etymology: The ever-dapper Tim Gunn uses this phrase as sound words of advice for the Project Runway castmembers. Hate your client because they're over a size 2? Make it work. Stuck with the weird turd-brown fabric during the wedding dress challenge? Make it work!
Usage: "So, I spilled my entire coffee on my pants this morning, and all I had was this takeout napkin from Lucky Chang's and two bobby-pins, so I made this fetching little decorative loincloth because I had to make it work, you know."
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