FRENCH FRIDAY #38 : C'est La Vie

La Tasse de Café | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love
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C'est La Vie
Pronounced:  [say lah vee]
Definition: That is life/ That's life

If you were rooting for the Broncos during Superbowl XLVIII, then you'd better learn the French phrase c'est la vie!


If you've already heard this one, then you probably know that it means "that's life" or perhaps "shit happens" and that you say it whenever something unfortunate happens. Let's see if Simone and Amy Lynn know this one...

Amy Lynn:  OMG I'm so sad that the Broncos lost. I hate the Seahawks! They're, like, total assholes!
(crying a little)

Simone:  Get over it, Amy Lynn. C'est la vie! ... Well, I was rooting for Seattle, so I'm pretty happy.

Amy Lynn:Why were you rooting for those bastard Seahawks?


Simone:Because I think their purple and green uniforms look totally rad.

Amy Lynn:OMG you are so not a real football fan. I can't believe you just said that... 
(crying more)

Simone:C'est la vie, Amy Lynn. C'est... la... vie.


How did you feel about the Super Bowl this year? Are you totally bummed like Amy Lynn and I are?

Bisous,
Mademoiselle Love
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Jenée Here:  It was no secret we were rooting for the Broncos since Ari is from Colorado. Well, to say the least, our party was ....deflated. BUT some of the blog followers actually were inspired by last weeks Outfit Ideas and shared them with me right before the game!!!


  • The first is a look a JSQ fan from Boulder who lives in Brooklyn.  She wore Bronco colors topped with an uber trendy denim button down.
  • In the middle is Moi.  Forever Who Dat Nation. (<3 Louisiana)
  • The last look is from a Nebraska girl living in Denver. She really nailed the Casual Chic look.

Nice job ladies. Your fashion skills far exceeded the Denver Broncos game.

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The Origin of "La Tasse de Café", French for "the cup of coffee"
is a morning radio show out of Ville Platte, Louisiana on KVPI-FM
My dad listens to it regularly to keep up with his Cajun French as he now doesn't have much opportunity to speak it in Louisiana where the language is disappearing. 
Since I'm from Cajun land in Louisiana - with a serious interest in fashion - and Mademoiselle Love, a Louisiana girl too, - is in love with everything French and everything coffee - it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves with a weekly Fashion French lesson.

Tune in to KVPI every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:45AM (NY time) for your Cajun French lesson and come back to the blog every Friday for more French lessons from Mademoiselle Love. We will discuss useful French  words or expressions for the fashionable girl. To make it even more enjoyable, we will do it over a very fashionable cup of coffee.