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.