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{the classic chignon}

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{the classic chignon}

There is a film called ‘Le Chignon d’Olga‘ in which a young man falls hopelessly in love with a girl after he glimpses her chignon from afar . . .

{the classic chignon}

Something about Fall always reminds me of this simple, yet incredibly sophisticated hairstyle.

{the classic chignon}

The word chignon {shee-nyawn} comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck and refers to a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.

{the classic chignon}

The chignon completes any outfit, is as perfect for the gallery as it is for a day at home, and best of all, it’s both elegantly demure and wonderfully sexy at the same time . . .

{the classic chignon}
{1 – via layers of meaning; 2+3 – via the fashion spot; 4 + 6 via on decorum; 5, 7 + 8 – Harper’s Bazaar Runway Report Fall/Winter 2008}


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