fashionista

noun
fash·​ion·​is·​ta | \ ˌfa-shə-ˈnē-stə How to pronounce fashionista (audio) \

Definition of fashionista

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

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In real life, plenty of fashionistas do take note of Aniston’s footwear not to mock, but to copy. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "How Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler subtly spoof themselves in Netflix's 'Murder Mystery'," 14 June 2019 In addition to being IRL besties, the Riverdale actors are all fashionistas in their own right. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "The "Riverdale" Cast Walked the Met Gala 2019 Red Carpet," 7 May 2019 The fashionista in me is saying style is subjective and my applause to these jeans for being unapologetically out-there. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "You Can Now Buy $425 Jeans Covered In Mud, Because ~Fashion~," 26 Apr. 2017 Rent the Runway, the clothing rental service beloved by fashionistas, recently announced the release of Rent the Runway Kids. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Rent the Runway Kids Is Launching Next Week, and Your Daughters' Clothes Just Got 100% Cooler," 8 Apr. 2019 Ever the fashionista, Megan settled on a minidress by Ellery, complete with side cutouts, blousy sleeves and a bow at the back. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "When Megan Met Henry: A Very British Wedding in Brooklyn," 11 Mar. 2019 Sheer Cutouts: This trend is definitely only for the most daring of fashionistas. Julia Malacoff, Redbook, "People's Choice Awards: Trend Roundup," 12 Jan. 2012 Leave those ensembles for the fashionistas down the street. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "What to watch at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show," 10 Feb. 2019 Like most fashionistas, Meghan Markle has amassed quite the collection of designer shoes, spotted at public engagements in brands like Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 6 Brands of Shoes Meghan Markle Always Has in Her Closet," 10 Dec. 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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fashionista

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fashionista

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

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