this girl TAVI, this 13-year-old-or-so style blogging girl who is so funny!

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her blog is called STYLE ROOKIE and i think she is truly funny, cutely self-deprecating, and kind of o_Oingly knowledgeable.

what do you think?

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

wes anderson vibes

velko, Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:37 (fourteen years ago) link

"I love the holes. They're a little more like teary-eyed lace than they are 'LOOK, I'M SO HARDCORE I RIPPED MY JEANS. ALSO PS MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHE DECARNIN.' The holes here look like a bunch of delicate baby moths tattered up your long sweater but you love it so much that you'll wear it anyway. And next, NEXT! was my favorite part of the collection.."

"I WAS SO OBSESSED WITH BRADLEY'S OUTFIT AND KEPT DEMANDING HE LET ME TAKE HIS PICTURE. For one, the hair. For two, the shirt with the criss-cross pie crust pattern. For three, a beaded collar thing that didn't come with the other stuff. For four, the perfect pouf shoulder blazer, thrifted. Way more perfect than any sharp shoulder military jacket that Balmain showed this season. Bet you didn't see that coming! Also unexpected: glitter, distressed denim, cheap-looking fabrics... Ok now back to something that doesn't make me want to vomit:"

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Her meeting Marc Jacobs:

so cute haw!!

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

she posted another one and drew hearts on it and wrote "new BFFS" in mspaint <3

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

so cute

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Loving reading this, despite have completely no clue what she's talking about ever at all

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

she looks like when i tried to cut my own hair and failed. :)

I'M LEGALLY A MIDGET (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 4 October 2009 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

damn are people actually that smart at age 13

fleetwood (max), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Tween girls nowadays all seem to be dressing like Claudia Kishi. Not that I object.

It's cool to see someone so young write about fashion with that kind of knowledge, her blog is great. Thanks for the link!

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:01 (fourteen years ago) link

"This is probz my favorite outfit I've worn in a long time though. Wearing a box on yer head gives a feeling like no other!"

xpost xpost xpost

np nicole!

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Apparently to one day of fashion week she wore a shirt made of newspaper articles about Michael Jackson, and (as intended) throughout the day it slowly fell apart, "like Michael"

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:07 (fourteen years ago) link

i wonder what i would have even thought about that at 13

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:08 (fourteen years ago) link

"Camp has started so I gotsta dress somewhat comfortably. Poopy!

Until I can be impractical again and actually feel inspired, random obnoxious musings about random people at the CFDA awards? Yes? GOD I KNOW MY BLOG IS SO INTELLECTUAL. 13 YEAR OLD PRODIGY OMG."

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link


ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Sunday, 4 October 2009 21:36 (fourteen years ago) link

damn killing it

лампа (Lamp), Sunday, 4 October 2009 22:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think I could write that well now, let alone at 13.

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Sunday, 4 October 2009 22:47 (fourteen years ago) link

It's like Diesel adopted Margiela's baby and made it ugly and wear tacky clothes.

srsly killing it

лампа (Lamp), Sunday, 4 October 2009 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

from 3:55 on, killing it

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Monday, 5 October 2009 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

was perusing fashion magazines yesterday and noticed my girl is on the cover of Pop, killing it

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Friday, 9 October 2009 21:19 (fourteen years ago) link

it was really weird seeing her paraded around by the PRs at the ny shows... she looked so frightened at Y-3 -- she was between Lupe Fiasco and someone else... Either The Misshapes or Amanda Lepore? I can't remember. Or maybe it was Perry Farrell

phil-two, Monday, 12 October 2009 17:03 (fourteen years ago) link

If it was Perry Farrell, I can understand the fear! He looks like death.

as strikingly artificial and perfect as a wizard's cap (HI DERE), Monday, 12 October 2009 17:07 (fourteen years ago) link

here's pic i took of her at y-3... another photog asked "why are we taking pics of this little boy..."

phil-two, Monday, 12 October 2009 17:31 (fourteen years ago) link

aw, did u talk to her?

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 22:36 (fourteen years ago) link

didn't know what to say, and anyway the PR people shooed her away to her seat so they could get perry farell into the photo area...

phil-two, Friday, 16 October 2009 04:59 (fourteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

holy shit at: "I start each week as bitter as Daria mixed with Enid Coleslaw, then become Lindsay Weir and sort of switch between trying and not, then by the weekend I'm Millie and happy and wearing sweaters with sheep on them. Soooooo:" btw!!!

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 9 November 2009 20:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Does it mean anything that those cultural references are all 10 years old?

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 9 November 2009 21:28 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah that's what freaks me out

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 9 November 2009 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link

drumroll please

Delhomme 3030 (roxymuzak), Sunday, 22 November 2009 12:35 (fourteen years ago) link

"Ignoring that this is a slightly awkward picture, DANIEL DESARIO!
I said I loved Freaks and Geeks and fangirled and he asked if I was a freak or a geek and I said in between and he said him also he's more of a geek now because he's back in school then he tugged lightly at my sleeve and said i was hip like a freak but seemed smart like a geek and i was all OH STOP THAT YOU'RE TOO KIND and i said a geek can be hip like millie and he said millie is a nerd! and i said no millie is awesome! and we argued and then a guy in a hat took our picture."

Delhomme 3030 (roxymuzak), Sunday, 22 November 2009 12:35 (fourteen years ago) link

jesus this kid is awesome

kinda depressing tbh, to know that u have never and will never be as cool as this kid is at the tender age of whatever; the only hope i can cling to is that she will spiral into a degenerate junkie fashionista lifestyle by the time she's 16 (actually that still sounds p. cool)

farting irl (cankles), Sunday, 22 November 2009 14:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i am so v jealous of this interaction with franco

horseshoe, Sunday, 22 November 2009 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

"Hip like a freak/Smart like a geek"

musically, Sunday, 22 November 2009 18:09 (fourteen years ago) link

awesome. she looks like a grandma, lol.

Flab (wanko ergo sum), Sunday, 22 November 2009 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Ahhhhhhhhhhh @ her and Franco. omg. Also, her and Marc Jacobs - so cute!

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Sunday, 22 November 2009 21:24 (fourteen years ago) link

<3 "and then a guy in a hat took our picture."

Delhomme 3030 (roxymuzak), Sunday, 22 November 2009 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

t/s: rufus vs tavi

welcome new ilxors (acoleuthic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 22:29 (fourteen years ago) link

OMG, Tavi is mentioned in this article I'm editing at work on the Year in Fashion.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Thursday, 3 December 2009 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

what happened in the year in fashion? balmain, fashion bloggers looking like erin wasson, old american working class labels getting posh redesigns, ridiculous shoes..

yeah, whatever (daria-g), Friday, 4 December 2009 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

... no one made any money

Lamp, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:31 (fourteen years ago) link

this fucking gal

pash rules everything around me (Curt1s Stephens), Friday, 4 December 2009 19:38 (fourteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Ha, she sometimes babysits for us! Didn't make much of an impression on our 5-year old, but then, she's not very fashion conscious. If Tavi had shown up in a tiara and pink dress, my daughter would have been more impressed.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 3 January 2010 03:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Awww! <3

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Sunday, 3 January 2010 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Claws are out for teen fashion blogger

February 18, 2010

Derick Chetty

New York–On Monday night at the Marc Jacobs show, the reporter holding the Fashion Television microphone was about 4 feet tall, wrapped in a multicoloured coat, wearing a giant pink flower tucked into her drab grey bob.

When she approached the designer's boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone, for an interview, he had to fold himself in half to answer her questions.

Obviously, this was not Jeanne Beker, the gregarious and seasoned host of the Toronto-based television show that's beamed around the world.

The 13-year-old rookie reporter is Tavi Gevinson, the newest and youngest sensation in the fashion world.

The pint-sized blogger, who lives in the suburbs of Chicago, has been skipping school to sit in the front row at the world's most important fashion shows. Since she began writing her blog ( in 2008, she has quickly ascended through the ranks of fashion journalism, though her designer shoes still don't reach the floor.

She sat front and centre at the recent Dior haute couture show, a pride of place reserved for fashion's inner sanctum. She's met John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. She's been featured on the cover of hip magazines such as Pop and made it onto the pages of Vogue Paris and Harper's Bazaar.

There's a resentment brewing here, however, as Tavi appears to have moved too quickly from obscurity to celebrity status, but when the elephant in the room is a shy teenager, it's hard to be mean.

Well, not that hard.

While the fashion world has always embraced eccentrics, there is the inevitable backlash already – from the very community that rushed to embrace her.

It all went down during the recent round of haute couture shows.

An editor from Grazia, one the largest circulated magazines in the United Kingdom, was relegated to the second row and seated behind Tavi, who was wearing a giant bow on her head. The editor took a pic and posted it on Twitter complaining about her obstructed view. That single tweet ignited a firestorm.

Many, like the esteemed fashion critic Sarah Mower, expressed concern that Tavi was waltzing around Paris during school time. Others rushed to Tavi's defence, wondering how fashion folk could be so cruel to a child.

Again showing remarkable poise for her age, Tavi addressed the issue on her blog. "My parents and I are the ones who know my school's absences policy, how my teachers feel about my missing school and what my grades look like – not anyone else."

Designer Christopher Kane told British Vogue he's fed up. "No one who wants to read a serious review of a show is going to look at what a 14-year-old thinks."

This week at the Marc Jacobs show, as Tavi made the rounds on her reporter gig, you could see the amusement/resentment in the eyes of the audience.

One veteran photographer at the show sniffed, "She is no Anna Piaggi," referring to the fashion world's most famous eccentric, the 80-something style icon who works for Italian Vogue.

This week, filling in for Beker, who's in Vancouver for the Olympics, Tavi assumed her role as novelty.

"This is a one-shot deal," Beker says by phone from the West Coast. "She is the 'it' girl of cyber fashion."

Beker says fashion is all about the unexpected. Every season there are pros who provide insightful commentary, but Tavi brings a fresh eye.

"Fashion does not always have to be heavy. This is just something fun."

Does the popular fashionista, who has been host of the show for more than 20 years, worry about her job?

"Oh God, no! If I was worried about a 13-year-old, I would have gotten out of this business a long time ago," she says, laughing.

At one show, gangs of people pleaded for an opportunity to pose for a photo beside the little girl with the grey hair.

As usual Tavi handled the attention with grace beyond her years.

i know who the sockpuppet master of ilx is (velko), Thursday, 18 February 2010 17:18 (fourteen years ago) link

she posted a thing abt that iirc

billion holla baby (roxymuzak), Friday, 19 February 2010 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...


a passing basscadet (ctrl-s), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:49 (fourteen years ago) link

cold killing it daily on blogger and facebook

a passing basscadet (ctrl-s), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:50 (fourteen years ago) link

ts; tavi gevinson vs barry levinson

she's great imho

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 10:13 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

On the 21st. We share the same B-Day, I'm old enough to be her Mom.

*tera, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:16 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Toward the end of the play’s run at Steppenwolf, Lonergan flew to Chicago to check in on his work. After the show, Cera and Gevinson joined him for dinner. “It’s just so refreshing to see a pretty young woman order cheese,” Lonergan says of Tavi. Over all that cheese, Lonergan and Gevinson got into an argument about Beyoncé that Cera summed up as, Is Beyoncé the standard-bearer for mediocrity (Lonergan) or an important cultural figure (Gevinson)? “She likes to argue and so do I,” says Lonergan, “and she’s really smart and so am I, so you end up having these discussions about interesting and broad-ranging topics. But then I find it very charming that she’ll go from mentioning a talk she gave in Australia at 16 to complaining about ‘Why does my dad care if I go to bed late?’ Or how annoying it is that her best friend is in Costa Rica and she can’t text her.”

the one where, as balls alludes (Eazy), Monday, 11 August 2014 17:09 (nine years ago) link

Wow, Lonergan sounds like kind of a dick

just1n3, Monday, 11 August 2014 17:20 (nine years ago) link

so refreshing to see a pretty young woman ordering cheese

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, 11 August 2014 17:29 (nine years ago) link

just1n3 otm

sleeve, Monday, 11 August 2014 17:30 (nine years ago) link

he sounds way out of touch and really irritating to argue with over dinner, however delicious

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, 11 August 2014 17:31 (nine years ago) link

just1n3 otm

― sleeve, Monday, August 11, 2014 12:30 PM (49 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 11 August 2014 18:22 (nine years ago) link

Ha. Lonergan was in the audience at the performance I saw. He looked sort of lonely. Love his work, though.

jaymc, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 05:11 (nine years ago) link

Love his work, though I respect & admire Tavi more, obv.

jaymc, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:23 (nine years ago) link

This looks like Miley doing a Tavi imitation:

the one where, as balls alludes (Eazy), Thursday, 14 August 2014 21:45 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

so refreshing to see a pretty young woman ordering cheese

― cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, August 11, 2014 1:29 PM (5 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:12 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

Several years ago we spoke with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and he said that because of your age – you were about 14 at the time – “it is like a five-year old Michael Jackson singing about love – to him they are just words.”

That young people don’t have valid thoughts about the world because they haven’t been alive long enough is sadly a very popular and, frankly, unoriginal sentiment. When I think about that time, I was just responding to the world around me. And I was perceptive enough that I felt like I could make connections to things in my life. I don’t think it was abstract. And I am basically skeptical of any adults who have those kinds of things to say about young people because it seems to always very transparently stem from fear and insecurity. And to be honest, the fact that he’s shorter than me in real life.

just sayin, Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:51 (nine years ago) link

Last sentence is a bit cheap but otherwise tavi otm as usual

Treeship, Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:54 (nine years ago) link


Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:02 (nine years ago) link


markers, Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:41 (nine years ago) link

can i just

gr8080, Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:47 (nine years ago) link

who's that?

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:51 (nine years ago) link

oh wait is that the sartorialist? he has a very large head for someone who is like 5' tall

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:53 (nine years ago) link

gr8080, Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:23 (nine years ago) link

oops, that was supposed to be

gr8080, Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:24 (nine years ago) link

this child she does not feel the fashion blogging

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:26 (nine years ago) link

the sartorialist visits pictureqsue khao phing kan:

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:27 (nine years ago) link

the sartorialist dude is a fucking dipshit but the idea that youth voices are not heard with piercing clarity across cultural life is kinda ridiculous

adam, Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:28 (nine years ago) link

certain youth voices i should say

adam, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:03 (nine years ago) link

being heard and being taken seriously are different things tho which seems to me what tavi was getting at

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:08 (nine years ago) link

isn't the desire to be taken seriously inherently adolescent tho? that is, the frustration of feeling misunderstood or marginalized (be it exurban juggalo or precocious blogger) is an animating force at that point. then you grow up and realize nothing matters and stop giving a fuck (or you get tiny suits and a camera and give condescending interviews to other tiny suited ppl).

adam, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:17 (nine years ago) link

adolescence is a 20th century fiction

example (crüt), Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:19 (nine years ago) link


sleeve, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:32 (nine years ago) link

sure but that encompasses every single living person

adam, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:45 (nine years ago) link

teens r good i stand with the teens

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:47 (nine years ago) link

i am firmly anti-youth but tavi has never struck me as very youthful--isn't that why she's a big deal in the first place?

ryan, Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:49 (nine years ago) link


jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:43 (nine years ago) link

i am so sick of TAVI i can't

i will literally pick a fight over TAVI if i am in the mood for it

i won't do it here i'm just sayin', it's happened, IRL

surm, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:55 (nine years ago) link

Oak Park > NYC as far as shaking things up.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:16 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

“Our influencers will continue to create the same great content while enjoying their new homes and neighborhoods, and will be hosting special experiences open to our residents. We think it’s an exciting addition to our marketing efforts and a terrific amenity for tenants.”

buzza, Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:43 (seven years ago) link

seems, unsafe

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:09 (seven years ago) link

yeah, like, she's a famous young woman, I'm going to go ahead and guess that there's at least one creep who is obsessed with her

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:13 (seven years ago) link

David Shapiro zing

buzza, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:20 (seven years ago) link

unless... she doesnt actually live there

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:21 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

My first thought was, "Hey, haven't people always known where famous New Yorkers live? I mean, everyone knew John and Yoko lived at...oh wait."

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Monday, 17 April 2017 20:46 (seven years ago) link


lag∞n, Sunday, 23 April 2017 21:43 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Bumped the other thread before seeing this was more recent

Today is the last day of Rookie and this is my last Editor's Letter. Thank you for seven very special years. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

— Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) November 30, 2018

... (Eazy), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:49 (five years ago) link

oh no! i love rookie. i guess the archive will live forever. can totally understand why she wouldn't want to do it forever.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:03 (five years ago) link

what a fantastic publication, wish I'd kept up with it more

TS Rookie vs Sassy

rip van wanko, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:07 (five years ago) link

the farewell is really great and sad

maura, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:11 (five years ago) link

i guess the archive will live forever.

she says it'll stay up for a few months but "books are forever"

sans lep (sic), Friday, 30 November 2018 18:21 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

I would NOT want to revisit any of my blogs from when I was 13, but this is great:

Lol the Misshapes.

Roz, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:27 (four years ago) link

omg her Elizabeth Holmes lol

fremmes with neppavenettes (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:04 (four years ago) link

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