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One that determines or strongly influences current trends or styles, as in fashion or the arts.
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a person or group that sets a new fashion
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(ˈteɪstˌmeɪ kər)

a person or thing that determines or strongly influences what is or will be stylish or acceptable.
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They've been releasing singles every few months since last year and on Friday released debut EP Sepia Spectres via UK indie tastemaker record label Lab Records (home to fellow Scots; Vistas & Retro Video Club amongst others).
Jo, 50, is a trailblazer and tastemaker where music is concerned but we don't think we will be taking style tips from her any time soon.
In a letter to Commissioners of Food Safety of all States and UTs, FSSAI had asked them to test samples of noodles, pastas and macaroni ( with tastemaker) on a set of comprehensive parameters.
The influential tea tastemaker, known for his work in the specialty tea market, was the co-founder of both Stash Tea (sold to Yamamotoyama Tea Company in 1993) and Tazo Tea (sold to Starbucks in 1999).
That night marks the kickoff of the winery's TasteMaker Speaker Series: Burden will talk about rock-and-roll album art and, if you're lucky, you just might see a certain rock eminence there to lend his support.
New features from sneakpeeq include more rewards, personalised daily recommendations, tastemaker profiles and deeper social integration and gamification.
Her retirement job grew from a 500-square-foot store at the tip of the island to today's Egret empire, with Jaeger as chief tastemaker. "People would tell me they loved what we carried and asked if I would help them decorate their homes," she says.
Sherman adds that Lourdes' highly-read fashion blog, MaterialGirlCollection.com makes her a tastemaker to her fellow teens, in more than just the world of style.
The hipster tastemaker magazine Paste last week dubbed The Oxford American the sixth-best magazine of the decade, ahead of such august titles as The Economist, National Geographic, The Atlantic and, well, all but five magazines in the country.
Tastemaker Gilles Peterson, acclaimed pianist Roberto Fonseca and upcoming producer Vince Vella have amassed the largest and most formidable gathering since Buena Vista Social Club's 1997 debut.
Tastemaker and online retail juggernaut Girlswalker.com set an early benchmark when it launched an accompanying social networking site, Style-walker.com, last year.