fash·​ion·​is·​ta | \ˌfa-shə-ˈnē-stə \

Definition of fashionista 

: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions

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Luckily for aspiring royal fashionistas, Meghan's dress is back in stock and available to shop at Moda Operandi. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Green Brandon Maxwell Dress During Her Royal Tour of Australia," 16 Oct. 2018 Dear Giana’ Instagram, the young fashionista shows off streetwear looks. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Meet the 9-Year-Old Telling You What to Wear," 6 Oct. 2018 But there’s still more to learn about the singer turned fashionista. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "8 Things We Learned About Rihanna From Her Vogue Interview," 3 May 2018 But, as Hart observes, though in different language, Noguchi was something of a fashionista himself. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "The Quirky Puritanism of the Olsen Twins," 13 Feb. 2018 But the discount retailer doesn’t have the fashion cachet of competitors such as Target, which is known for popular private brands such as Cat & Jack and its Instagram-friendly collaborations with fashionistas such as Victoria Beckham. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Walmart launches four new clothing brands to compete with Amazon, Target," 27 Feb. 2018 The fashion-focused segment of the Do Division Street Fest is made specifically for Chicago fashionistas. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this week: June 1-7," 1 June 2017 More online shopping tips: London's top fashionista shares her favorite style advice: Follow Allure on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "When Is Amazon Prime Day 2018? These Are the Dates and Times You Need to Know," 3 July 2018 Their 6-year-old daughter, a fashionista herself, opted for a pair of cat ears. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Beyonce Shares Nautical-Themed Photos From Fun Family Weekend," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of fashionista

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionista

fashion entry 1 + -ista (as in sandinista)

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English Language Learners Definition of fashionista

: a person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions

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