fash·ion·is·ta | \ˌfa-shə-ˈnē-stə \

Definition of fashionista 

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

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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 The Duchess of Sussex has already won over the hearts of fashionistas around the world with her style choices, from classic coats to cool-girl denim outfits. Kami Phillips,, "Meghan Markle's Sold-Out Date Night Jeans Are Finally Back in Stock (Shop Fast!)," 26 June 2018 Gilmore cleverly showed, step by step, the many layers of clothing a woman had to don in order to be a fashionista of the 1880s. Jane Napier Neely,, "The Valley Line: Victorian fashions showcased during unique hospital fundraiser," 18 June 2018 Fast forward nearly two yeas later, the snowy look is still influencing British fashionistas. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Three Royal Ascot Guests Wore Kate Middleton's Self-Portrait Dress," 22 June 2018 Now, at just five years old, the fashionista in her is official. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "North West Starred in Her First Fashion Campaign," 9 July 2018 The lifestyle has caught on uptown: Her eponymous catering company has supplied organic vegan food for such fastidious fashionistas as Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino Garavani, and Donna Karan. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "An Unofficial History of Rich Women and Their Diets," 10 Apr. 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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: a person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions

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