Being a Fashionista

Some of you might be wondering first and foremost what being a fashionista really means. What gives me the right to speak on these things and share these insights with you.

Fashionista Terms and Meanings

Fashion is the English word for style. and “ista” derived from the latin word “manista” which means the exalted one.

A person devoted to fashion clothing, particularly unique or high fashion.
A person NOT to be called a fashionista would be someone who obsessively follows trends. REAL  fashionistas do not believe in trends. (Which btw I don’t believe in trends)
A term used to define a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends.

In today’s Urban society, “fashionista” is not by any means a negative term.
Thanks to television shows like “Sex and the City” rather more specifically, thanks to actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker, the image of a “fashionista” has been modernized into a much more positive, powerful and successful feminine role.

Forget the shallow, bitchy, materialistic image so many people are quick to describe.
The truth is, it’s the new millenium and the hottest trend right now, is that it’s okay to be a woman again. The “fashionista” doesn’t look at her femininity as a gender flaw.
Where some may be quick to label her a bitch, others actually take the time to get to know her eccentricities.
“Fashionista’s” simply look at Fashion as an Art, their own bodies as the canvas, and the sense of style they develope along the way is simply the masterpiece.
True fashion (“true fashion” as in the clothes and not the stereotypically thin supermodels that wear them) is simply an expression of identity and the people who feel the need to argue that are usually the same people who rarely see the positive in anything.
“Fashionista’s” are extremely realistic when it comes to the world of fashion, they’re also very knowledgeable about the Fashion Arts.
Info derived and cut from http://www.urbandictionary.com
Now that I have given you all the terms and descriptions and definitions from the Urban World let me tell you what Being a Fashionista means to me.
Since I can remember I have had to make my own style. My father passed when I was young and after moving to a new school, a new town and making new friends I had a chance to create a new me. We didn’t have a lot of money and led a very interesting life (Read Days of Corn Tortillas to find out more) so I had to make due with thrift and handed down clothes from cousins, aunts, sisters and friends of my mother.
I took this opportunity to think outside the box and make my own unique clothing style and fashion even then. From that point, my unique style and fashion sense just keep changing and evolving.
I took Design classes at Brooks College and learned more and more the older I got about Fashion, putting pieces together and learning the trade. But then of course, I know I have my own uniqueness to everything I do.
Being a Trixie Fashionista means taking all I have learned and pairing it with all I know then adding a twist of my own Trixie flair.  Being a Fashionista means seeing things in fashion no one else sees. It means taking what is out there in fashion and making it better.
Being a Fashionista to me means recognizing the fabulous in fashion and then making it my own in my own design, my own design and my own wardrobe through a Vintage flair and Couture quality.
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