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

Definition of fashionista

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

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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 Jacadi has been making chic and stylish clothes for the little fashionistas in our lives for several decades now. Victoria Sines, Harper's BAZAAR, "Paris-Based Bridal Designer Laure de Sagazan & Jacadi Collaborate For a Capsule of Flower Girl Dresses," 4 Apr. 2017 The princess of York has always been a primary fashionista in the family. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "10 Ways the Royal Family Has Majorly Broken Royal Protocol," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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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

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

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