Fashion may be a serious business but it’s fun to be blunt and poke fun when you can.
Like when I make fun of
The Jersey Shore Scottsdale and every man’s keen ability on knowing how to dress like a douchebag.
Or maybe it’s every girl’s ability to emulate that and dress as tacky as ever.
And let’s not forget one of my most popular posts (though I’m not sure why, or that I want to know why) on how to make your butt look bigger. Yes, there’s definitely lots to make fun of when it comes to fashion.
Today, I’m wondering what the heck is a “Fashionista?” Because it somewhat cracks me up how fast and loose everyone is about using this term.
I log on to Twitter and see “Fashionista” in people’s bios. On Facebook girls proclaim, “I’m a fashionista!”
So what the heck makes you a fashionista? Just saying you are? Am I a fairy because I call myself one?
Maybe I need to break it down and investigate…
I’m a fashionista because I LOVE fashion.
Sure. But so do the women over on PeopleofWalmart.com and they think they are stylish as ever. Why else would there be so many women with thongs and bellys hanging out of their shirts?
Nope. Loving fashion can’t be the only criteria.
I’m a fashionista because I take fashion risks.
Fashion is an art and artists are definitely risk-takers. This make sense. But what about when risks become giant mistakes?
Lady Gaga is definitely a fashion risk-taker and some call her a fashionista. But what do you think? Isn’t it sometimes just too much?
I’m a fashionista because I’m adept at fashion.
Loving it, and being good at it. This makes sense.
But then, who is to decide if you’re good at it?
Sarah Jessica Parker is adept at fashion. And many call her a fashonista. But I think we all remember some definite fashion mistakes she’s made.
Then again, who is to judge? Some people may love this look while others bash and loathe the black Christmas tree that seems to have died on her head. It’s hard not to argue that fashion and style can be super subjective. Just like beauty, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.
I’m a fashionista because I blog about fashion.
So, if I blog about loving burgers does this make me a cow? A foodie? A culinary expert? No, still not convinced.
I’m a fashionista because everything I own is by a designer.
Ahhh logo love. It’s like Real Housewives gone wild. This can’t be it. Because a true fashionista can spot great style, even when it doesn’t cost thousands.
I’m a fashionista because I’m in the industry. I love fashion, I’m adept at fashion and I know all about designers, textiles, fabrics and fashion history.
I think this is getting warmer. A food expert I would consider to be good at not only judging what tastes good, but be well-educated on different types of food, the history of food, what goes into making a complex dish. Much like a fashionista would know what goes into making a labor-intense garment, how fabric can make a difference in quality, how different designers have different styles while, of course, loving fashion.
So, is a fashionista just someone who dubs themselves, a fashionista?? What do you guys think? What qualifies someone as a fashionista?? Discuss!
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