The term "fashion" is frequently used as a synonym for glamour, beauty and style. Fashion refers to the styles and customs prevalent at a given time. Style is what you do with it. Sure, you’ve got style. But what, exactly, is your style? In other words: What kind of fabü are you? Take this quiz and find out!
1. Daily news fix?
b. The New York Times
c. Perez Hilton
d. Democracy Now!
2. The age old-question: What to wear?
a. Proenza Schouler
b. Ralph Lauren
c. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier
d. Dries van Noten
3. You control the jukebox. One song: 25¢ Who do you spend your quarter on?
a. Theophilius London
b. Nina Simone
d. Ida Maria
4. Fancy a cocktail?
a. Sangre de Fresca
d. Absinthe Frappé
5. The perfect vacation:
a. Rocking a balaclava at ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
b. Beachside bossa nova and caipirinhas in Turks and Caicos
c. Dancing all night at an Armin van Burren show on an Ibizan beach
d. Touring Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France
The Vanguard: Always on the cutting edge. Your strong aesthetic sense causes you to gravitate toward the sleek, lavish and unusual. Quality over quantity. Don’t get precocious, now. Remember your roots! You were an IKEA fan before Design Within Reach came along. Don’t act like you weren’t, either. Now go find something new and gorgeous to share with the rest of us. It’s your job, Vanguard. Get moving!
The Classic: Timeless chic. Your refined sense of style and impeccable social graces make you a favorite on guest lists everywhere. Urbane? Yes! Snobby? Never. Don’t get too set in your ways, Classic. Everyone--from young children to drag queens--admires you, but you must not alienate your fans. Consider attending that van Burren gig in Ibiza. You’d likely have a scandalously fantastic time!
The Parvenu: Work it, fashionista. If it’s hot, you rock it. You’re fun-loving, laid-back and have a keen attention to detail. You have a tendency toward superficiality, so try this daily mantra: Less Hilton, more Lagerfeld. Remember this: Expensive clothes signal that the wearer is likely financially successful, but not necessarily chic or fashionable. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and be a pioneer. Now that’s hot.
The Abberant: Fabulous at its most eccentric. You’re cerebral, elegant and genteel. You are a high-risk candidate for pretentiousness. In order to combat this, you would be wise to periodically eat a corn dog, watch a Lil’ Wayne video or do something equally pedestrian. Without you, the Parvenu has no one to gossip about. Make us proud and go do something fantastically weird and/or creative.
How did you score, dahling? Certain you could relate to nearly all the categories, because you’re fabulous in EVERY way. Chin-chin!