fash·​ion·​is·​ta ˌfa-shə-ˈnē-stə How to pronounce fashionista (audio)
: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions

Examples of fashionista in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fashionista also brings her sense of style to Depop and runs her own shop, @styledbylux. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 In the series, Lawless stars as Alexa Crowe, a retired detective who investigates suspects ranging from eccentric billionaires and grieving florists to tango dancers and fiery fashionistas. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 27 Feb. 2024 For fashionistas who need to prep for the first major event of 2024, check out our Globes galleries of the best gowns ever as well as the wildest looks through the years. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 But if the final product is Emma Stone going full fashionista as a grifter with an appetite for mischief, then who can complain? Shania Russell,, 10 Mar. 2024 Andy Cohen's daughter Lucy is already becoming a fashionista! Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 This unconventional fashionista relishes in her skills of effortlessly accessorizing coily afros, braids, twists, or textured updos with trend-bending outfits that would give even Naomi Campbell pause. Audarshia Townsend, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 True auto enthusiasts would socialize with fashionistas dedicated to making a dramatic statement off the ice in this ultra-exclusive social event of the season. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 While YouTube had pranksters and beauty gurus, and Instagram had fashionistas and travel bloggers, Twitter had grouchy journalists, political flame wars, and niche humor. Kate Conger, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History


fashion entry 1 + -ista (as in sandinista)

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fashionista was in 1993

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“Fashionista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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