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Beau Brummel

A very fashionable man. The name refers to an actual person, George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, who was considered a tastemaker in England's Regency period. That guy's a real Beau Brummel, so I definitely trust his opinion on what I should wear.
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obsolete A man who is stylish in dress but otherwise dirty or disheveled. A lady like myself can't go to this event with a beau-nasty on my arm! What will people think?

dirty beau

obsolete A man who is stylish in dress but otherwise dirty or disheveled. A lady like myself can't go to this event with a dirty beau on my arm! What will people think?
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the beau monde

Collectively, society's most wealthy and fashionable people; the beautiful people. The phrase is French for "fine world." Those parties are exclusively for the beau monde. You wouldn't be invited even as a waiter.
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Beau Brummel

A male fashion plate. George Bryan Brummel, nicknamed “Beau,” was one of the best-known figures of Regency England of the late 18th to early 19th century. As unofficial fashion advisor to the Prince Regent, later King George IV, Brummel was the arbiter of taste, style, and etiquette; he popularized trousers (instead of knee breeches) with matching coats, as well as cravats that were the forerunners of neckties. The epithet Beau Brummel was applied to any man who was fastidious about his clothing, even if he wasn't a trendsetter.
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"Beau sometimes says 'Will it be today that I walk again, Mum?'.
But then Beau has always been a fighter after suffering a devastating bleed on his brain.
The hardest moment for mum Georgina came when Beau had his third operation.
"I remember Beau had to have a procedure to see if they could close the stoma after he'd had a stone removed from his bowel," Georgina says.
But life is very different for Beau who is unable to walk without a frame as his muscles deteriorate by the day.
The Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy procedure and subsequent rehab Beau needs is likely to cost PS75,000.
Lorry driver Andy and full-time mum Georgina, aged 42 and 41 respectively, have set up the Beau's Boots are Made for Walking webpage to gather online donations.
"Something like that would mean an incredible amount to Beau."
Beau, who lives with his family in Cauldon, says: "It would be so good to walk around and play with my brother.
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Beau recorded his first narration voice over at the age of 12 for his elementary teacher.
An experienced voice talent, Beau has worked on hundreds of projects, ranging from small local businesses to multinational corporations.
Beau's latest project is called "The Life of Michael Lange" which was recently submitted to the Oakland International Film Festival.
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