Fashion lingo reflects the joyous nature of fashion

My fav lexicographer Erin McKean (that I had the pleasure to interview) interviewed by the fashion blog: The Fashionspot, gives her take on how bloggers are affecting everyday jargon, whether "arm party" might ever make it into a legitimate dictionary.

In the interview, Erin provides some of the main features of fashion lingo:
  • The use of the fashion singular "They're showing a great pastel stingray-leather shoe for spring"  or "This designer has a way with a pant that other designers can only envy."
  • Overuse of the superlative everything is amazing, superb, fantastic, gorgeous, fabulous, delightful.