je ne sais quoi




Graphic from Je ne sais quoi the musical presentation

Pronunciation: [zheu n(eu) say kwa]

Meaning: I don’t know what, something inexplicable

Literal translation: I don’t know what

Register: normal

dievca is surrounded.
she is surrounded by people who have that little je ne sais quoi when it comes to dressing up. It is such a pleasure to see her colleagues (yes, both sexes) dressed up for an Event.  Of course, there is  the exception of a few people who cannot carry it – but they are trying.
You have to applaud a good effort.

The best part is that no one is trying to dress like each other, no one is killing themselves to follow fashion — dievca sees vintage pieces, expensive pieces, cheap pieces, seriousness, absurdity, quirky, etc. It’s the variety and scope that makes people watching a joy. It is also the appreciation of presentation that is shared. The group takes the time to offer a sincere complement for an excellent offering.

So, as the Gala season continues and dievca starts to complain and fade, remind her that it is an absolute treat to see her contemporaries dress up and that should force her onward without too much fuss.

PS. It has been noted by dievca that some fabulous je ne sais quoi is shared by people she visits in the blog world, too. Their sharing is a small treat for the day. Love it and Thank You. XO

madonna-gucci green fringe dress

Next Gala Inspiration




Green Maxi



Kenneth Jay Lane Snake Collar Necklace

Hugo Boss Metallic Gold Leather Rectangular Box Clutch

Hugo Boss Metallic Gold Leather Box Clutch


b brian atwood gpld cassie sandal

18K Gold Plated Cuff

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Wild curly hair (its been trimmed, so it brushes my shoulders when curly), blue/green more aggressive eye make-up using Urban Decay Vice, heavy mascara, lighter rose cheeks and lips, OPI Chicago Champagne Toast nails and dMondaine shapewear.

Urban Decay Vice

Urban Decay Vice

OPI Chicago Champagne Toast

OPI Chicago Champagne Toast

dMondaine Rita

dMondaine Rita

11 Comments on “je ne sais quoi”

  1. Esther F. Gorden says:

    so madonna looks like a shabby peter pan…your selections are first class all the way. you’ll rock this, d!!! lucky Master 😉 xxx

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Pelelotus says:

    The bottom picture is very foxy.


  3. The vintage maxi looks more like je ne sais quoi to me – the Madonna look more like ”trying too hard” xxx


    • dievca says:

      That seems to be the consensus! I found the Maxi awhile ago — I was looking for ways to accessorize and ran into Madonna. The necklines are similar, but I went my own way from there. 🙂


  4. hispetitelle says:

    I like your choice so much better. Elegant with a twist and I really love the shoes. Madonna looks like she’s wearing sod, then again, I’m not a Madonna fan.


  5. […] Je ne sais quoi – They have got that thing~ […]


  6. […] have any long gowns other than casual maxi-dresses, so she is at a bit of a loss.  The kelly green vintage dress she wore to another NYC wedding is a polyester knit under the fringe – not comfortable for […]


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