It is now offering a Style Boutique "frugalista
" section on target.com http://style.target.com/?ref=sc_iw_ss with advice from celebrity style expert Jaye Hersh and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia, with product based on Hersh's book Hollywood Intuition (It's What Separates Fashion Victims from Fashion Victors).
The too-cute-by-half buzzword "recessionista" has entered the common lexicon (alongside the William Safire-- approved "frugalista
The most popular are "staycation"- which means staying at home because you can't afford to travel during your days off - and "frugalista
"- someone who makes the necessities of being stoney-broke into a fashion statement.
Editors at the Los Angeles Times weighed in with their list of words they "hope never to hear in 2009," including recessionista ("The hard-times version of the fashionista, but still more chic than the frugalista
. All of them are out of style."); Phelpsian (referring, of course, to Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps); and value add: "With employers cutting payroll and scores of middle managers joining the unemployment lines, it's not surprising that some of the fuzzy dicta of motivational speakers have crept into the public lexicon.
lifestyle dissipates when it comes to other people's money.