Folks, I often talk about “going fashionista” or hitting the “fashionista level”. What’s problematic though is that not everyone knows what a fashionista is and also the fact that people have different interpretations. Sometimes, I’m not even sure what I’m heading for!
Idea of a fashionista
I think we all have a similar idea of the basics of a fashionista. Someone that is interested in fashion, probably to the extension that the person’s life revolves around the subject. From there though, I think we all have different definitions. Perhaps a fashionista is someone like the character Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic. Someone who is obsessed with designer clothes, buys clothes beyond reasonable measurements and embodies more is more. Some people would probably not connect a fashionable person to designer clothes solely, but clothes in general. Others would say that a fashionista doesn’t follow trends, while some would say it’s a trend follower to the core. So no doubt there are different ideas of a fashionista.
Definitions of a fashionista
According to Wikipedia’s Wiktionary, a fashionista is a person who produces and promotes high fashion. Or someone who dresses after current trends. So kind of a reflection of the general idea. Some of our top fashionistas today, according to the Instagram generation, would be Aimee Song, Chiara Ferragni, Anna Dello Russo and Miroslava Duma. People that all have millions of followers, dresses in new designer wear constantly and never wear an outfit twice (at least not publicly).
Fashionista x The Fashion Folks
But long time readers of The Fashion Folks knows that I think fashion reaches beyond designer clothes, consumption and the next trend. Your level of fashion is not defined by how well you know all the latest fashion trends, the new creative director at Dior or if you wear the velvet boots or not this season. When I refer to a fashionista on The Fashion Folks, I refer to someone who has a feeling for style. A feeling for color, shape, texture, details and creates the most genius outfits. A person that always has that little extra going on in the outfit. Someone who has a big passion for fashion, whether it lies within vintage clothes or trendy ones. This is reflected in the person’s style, from top to toe.
Folks! What is your definition? Trendy or style? All fashion or high fashion? Leave a comment below!