Lucky Magazine's Ultra-Elegant And Sophisticated One-Track-Mind

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Each month, we make it our mission to point out that the editors at Lucky are still in dire need of a thesaurus or two. Perhaps the constant exposure to minor variations of the same triangle bra has prevented them from getting one. (Or maybe there just aren't enough words in the English language to describe women's apparel and accessories?) Whatever the reason, the editors are still playing Mad Libs for this season's shit with a limited word bank. After the jump, our not-at-all-scientific tally of the major word offenders and excessive-hyphenation-insertions in the light-but-repetitive January issue of the magazine we love to hate and hate to love.


'Elegant', 'Elegance':
Number Of Appearances: 8
Definition: -adjective, noun 1. tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc. 2. gracefully refined and dignified, as in tastes, habits, or literary style. 3. graceful in form or movement: an elegant wave of the hand. 4. appropriate to refined taste.
Used To Describe: a "real" interior designer's look (p. 128); the combination of rust, deep plum, black and white in an outfit (p. 124); an asymmetrical dress (p.112); "rocker-y" black satin trousers (p. 148); a Tiffany's money clip (p. 148); a blah purse (p. 58); accessories in general (p. 143); boots (p. 70).

'Gorgeous', 'Gorgeously'
Number Of Appearances: 9
Definition: -adjective, adverb. 1. splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring. 2. extremely good, enjoyable, pleasant.
Used to describe: the lingering smell of wildflowers (p. 89); jewelery (p. 84); a Juicy tote (p. 81); the smell of flowers (p. 92); the reworking of a shirt (p. 113); the complexity of a perfume (p.91); handmade housewares (p. 138); the look makeup artist Robin Fredricksz creates (p. 98); items to purchase that will contribute to poverty awareness (p. 15).


Number Of Appearances: 12
Definition: -adjective 1.altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naïve. 2. pleasing or satisfactory to the tastes of sophisticate. 3. deceptive; misleading. 4. complex or intricate, as a system, process, piece of machinery, or the like.
Used to describe: a tote (p. 26); office attire (p. 77); the way throwing a scarf on makes the "real" person feel (p. 81); Blake Lively's fitted pencil skirt (p. 82); Urban Outfitters' turn for winter (p. 143); Missoni solid fragrance necklace (p. 91); the cut of some flat calfskin boots (p. 70); impeccably tailored cargo pants (p. 107); the free-spirited vibe of a dress from Biba (p. 111); the way a "real" interior designer wants to feel when meeting potential clients (p. 128); the effect of using local ingredients in perfumes (p. 92).

'Ultra' + some other word
Number Of Appearances: 6
Definition: -adverb very or excessively.
Used to describe: -creamy: a Bobbi brown foundation stick (p. 98); -fine: leather of a hobo bag (p. 104); -flattering: skinny Levi's (p. 60); -romantic: lingerie (p. 15); -hip: a Venice boutique (p.20); body oil (p. 26); -warm: Ugg's shearling (p. 70).

Earlier: Lucky Magazine's Pretty, Sexy, Seriously One-Track Mind
Lucky' Magazine's Subtle, Feminine, Chic, Annoyingly One-Track Mind

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Problem solved, Lucky staff! Synonyms for gorgeous include:

artful, artistic, creative, esthetic, inventive

adorable, agreeable, alluring, beaut, beautiful, beckoning, bewitching, captivating, charming, comely, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, enticing, fair, fascinating, fetching, glamorous, good-looking, gorgeous, handsome, hunk, interesting, inviting, looker*, lovely, luring, magnetic, mesmeric, pleasant, pleasing, prepossessing, pretty, provocative, seductive, stunning, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, winning, winsome

And for pricey things? Try these: costive, gorgeous, inestimable, invaluable, lavish, luxurious, opulent, precious, rich, splendid, sumptuous, valuable.

You are all welcome.