(photo: courtesy of The Style Rookie)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I remember when I first read about The Style Rookie, Tavi Gevinson. Back then she was a little known blogger (who was 12 at the time and wouldn't even reveal her last name), updating her site out of her parents' house in suburban Chicago. I thought she was insanely rad and remember distinctly asking my dad what the process was for buying her. And yes, you read that correctly. I just had a feeling she was going to be big. Now two years later (she had a Bat Mitzvah!), she's literally become an icon in the fashion industry. People either hate her (think she has too much influence and wears too big of bows in her hair when she sits front row at fashion shows) or love her (think she's a genius, which I kind of do). I am never not surprised and amazed when I look at her site, especially considering the access she's given to designer's studios, collaborations with big brands like Target, and a general style savvy that makes me wonder what exactly I was thinking when I was her age. While I was busy reading Seventeen, there's an article on her in The New Yorker. Nuff said. So take a chance to familiarize yourself with dear Tavi. She's nothing short of amazing and I honestly think we could be BFF. Simply put, this teen rocks.