FRENCH FRIDAY #43: Pochette


LA TASSE DE CAFE | FASHIONABLE FRENCH VOCABULARY
girls drinking coffee, cafe, coffee, talking, carré, coffee talk, la tasse de cafePochette
French Pronounciation:  |pō shet|

Definition : clutch handbag


As I sip my home-brewed iced coffee, I thought I'd talk to you about a freakin' cute French word...



The word pochette may be super cute, but clutches aren't exactly my style, I have to admit. However, the fact that it means "little pocket" makes me want to rock a pochette. Let's see what Amy Lynn has to say about this one...


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Amy Lynn:  OMG I have a hot date tonight with François. Can I, like, borrow a sexy clutch from you?

Simone: Like, eew! I don't own a single clutch. Something that's called a pochette is never gonna hold all the trash I carry around with me all day!

Amy Lynn: Uh, ok. Why you gotta be so practical all the time? No wonder you're not getting any dates! Boring!


Simone:  Anyway, whatever happened to Pierre? You're such a two-timing bimbo! Get your own pochette

Yikes! I guess it's true that the pochette is not the most practical handbag out there. Check in next week to hear the rest of Amy Lynn's boy drama!
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Jenée Sais Quoi here: 

If you've ever been in the market to shop for handbags you have probably come across the word, Pochette. Louis Vuitton probably has the most famous Pochette around:
clutch, handbag, pouchette, LV
As a handbag designer - I've noticed it's come to mean more than just a clutch in the traditional sense : a bag held by your hand. In the case of LV it has a detachable strap so it can also be worn on the shoulder. Also, I find it more and more common to find a little Pochette  inside large tote bags. It's usually attached by a cording of some sort and serves as a detachable wallet-like piece.  One can call it a small wallet or you can sound chic and in the know and refer to it as a POCHETTE  !! You're welcome. 

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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.
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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 Fashionable French lessons.