Is It Time For The Word “Fashionista” To Be Retired?


Here at STF, we tend to call a style-obsessed trendoid, clotheshorse kind of girl a “Slave to Fashion,” for obvious reasons. For the rest of the world, the term “fashionista” seems to get the job done, but now that we’re entering a new decade, is it finally time to retire the word for good?

The New York Times seems to think so. They’ve compiled a list of the most “Worn-Out Fashion Terms,” and among them is “fashionista,” which they deem to be as outdated as Victoria Beckham’s 2007 getup pictured above. “The word has gone from describing a class of urban style-conscientious sophisticates to becoming a lazy and cheap by word for anyone with a modicum of taste. (See ‘hipster.’),” Simone S. Oliver writes.

via Is It Time For The Word “Fashionista” To Be Retired?: Slaves to Fashion: Fashion: glamour.com.

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One Response to Is It Time For The Word “Fashionista” To Be Retired?

  1. Edwina says:

    While worn out and overused, I don’t think the word should be retired. Those who know KNOW the true meaning of fashionista the same as those who know KNOW the true meaning of Diva.

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