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August 18, 2005 8:22 AM   Subscribe

A friend is starting a line of fashionable clothing for females below 25 years. He has his heart set on a tagline starting with the letters of LUV. He has sort of decided on Unique. Vibrant. for the U and V to describe the cut and color. But he has hit a wall on the L. All I could help him with is Lively which seems better than Lovely and suggestive of the active lifestyle of the below 25's. But he shot down Lively. And I now cannot think of anything more at all! A block ! I have tried to help by looking at the mono- or 2-syllabled words in the L's of the dictionary but nothing interesting caught my eye. And I have tried messing around with the online Thesaurus hoping for something serendipitous but to no avail. Any suggestions please of L words? And if somebody could come up with a 3-word tagline that is non-LUV but is simply brilliant, he might consider throwing away the idea of having LUV. Yes, your guess is right. His start-up has no budget for professional wordsmiths. Thanks in advance.
posted by kryptos to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (35 answers total)
 
Luxe?
posted by Kwantsar at 8:23 AM on August 18, 2005


Loose?
posted by R. Mutt at 8:25 AM on August 18, 2005


Loud.
posted by skylar at 8:28 AM on August 18, 2005


lush? lithe?
posted by sarahmelah at 8:29 AM on August 18, 2005


Lusty?
posted by R. Mutt at 8:33 AM on August 18, 2005


Look!
posted by R. Mutt at 8:33 AM on August 18, 2005


Luscious?
posted by jontyjago at 8:36 AM on August 18, 2005


Life
posted by Futurehouse at 8:37 AM on August 18, 2005


lavish? liberal? live? lady? litte? lost?

Or, since they say it so much, maybe "like"?
posted by sarahmelah at 8:37 AM on August 18, 2005


Llllllllaaaady!
posted by Moondoggie at 8:39 AM on August 18, 2005


Maybe he could have the L stand for a word that starts with an L sound. "eLegant" or something like that. Similar to those who have the word "extreme" in their abreviations.
posted by ODiV at 8:40 AM on August 18, 2005


ODiV's got it : Leet!
posted by phearlez at 8:42 AM on August 18, 2005


luxurious
lovely
lacy
lewd
lacivious
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:43 AM on August 18, 2005


Louche.
posted by scratch at 8:44 AM on August 18, 2005


Luscious
Lovely
Lasting
Luminous
Latest
Limitless
Legendary
Lovable
Lucky
Lyrical

But honestly, I think lively is the best.
posted by garbo at 8:51 AM on August 18, 2005


Lit.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:53 AM on August 18, 2005


Luminous. Lustrous.
posted by cerebus19 at 8:56 AM on August 18, 2005


Low-key.
posted by goethean at 9:01 AM on August 18, 2005


lecherous
libidinous
posted by cmonkey at 9:03 AM on August 18, 2005


LUV should stand for "LUV: Unique and Vibrant."
posted by rxrfrx at 9:09 AM on August 18, 2005


Maybe this will spur some ideas.
posted by FearTormento at 9:17 AM on August 18, 2005


Luxuria, Utilitas, Vita
posted by FreezBoy at 9:52 AM on August 18, 2005


Definitely "lively."
posted by danb at 9:53 AM on August 18, 2005


Limber; lissom; limpid; lippy; loca?

How about Loca! Única! Vibrante! (provided Única/Unique and Vibrante/Vibrant aren't English/Spanish false friends)?
posted by misteraitch at 10:22 AM on August 18, 2005


You could follow the recursive acronym rules of GNU...

GNU = Gnu's. Not. Unix.
LUV = LUV. Unique. Vibrant.

That way it can be sexy and geeky at the same time.
posted by camworld at 10:22 AM on August 18, 2005


avoid the following:
Languid
Lamentable
Lacking
Lachrymal
Legume
posted by horsewithnoname at 11:16 AM on August 18, 2005 [1 favorite]


Lusty?
I like Luscious better.
posted by whatnot at 11:52 AM on August 18, 2005


My vote: Lusty.
posted by delmoi at 12:05 PM on August 18, 2005


Maybe its just me but "Lush. Unique. Vibrant." sounds pretty good and would work for that demographic.
posted by ralawrence at 12:29 PM on August 18, 2005


L'.

Ooo, french.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 1:14 PM on August 18, 2005


"Lovely." Definitely "lovely."
"Lively" is trying way too hard to define your customer -- whether you intend to or not -- whereas "lovely" just describes the clothes.
posted by *burp* at 2:06 PM on August 18, 2005


Listless
Loopy
Loony
Lighthearted
Lambada
Lopsided

and my favorite:

Lippy
posted by catkins at 2:26 PM on August 18, 2005


Segment your market with "lesbian".
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:32 PM on August 18, 2005


Thank you , guys . Muchas gracias for the wonderful suggestions. I know some were meant to shock me out of my writer's block [ which it did admirably :) ] I love LUV. Unique. Vibrant. And the support for Lively was not lost on my friend. And Lovely deserves a rethink too, methinks. Cheers !
posted by kryptos at 3:34 AM on August 19, 2005


Listless.

; )
posted by tarintowers at 5:15 AM on August 28, 2005


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