Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thirteen-Year-Old Conquers the Fashion World

Here's something I've been meaning to write about for ages. Did you know that one of the most popular and influential fashion blogs on the Internet is written by a thirteen-year-old girl?

Her name is Tavi Gevinson, and she started The Style Rookie when she was eleven. Today, her blog is read by designers, magazine editors, and anyone else who takes fashion seriously. (I like to think of her as a real-life Betty Bent.)

When The Style Rookie first began attracting tens of thousands of readers, many accused Tavi of being a fraud. The observations and writing were too sophisticated and clever to be the musings of a young girl, they said. ("They" being people who hadn't met many thirteen-year-old girls.)

These days, the diva who describes herself as a "tiny 13-year-old dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats" can be seen on the front row of many a fashion show. And she's proof of just how much can be accomplished if you ignore all the naysayers and just do what you love!

Read more about Tavi here.


Blogger The Golden Eagle said...


10:45 AM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

I think that I've read about her in teen vogue! That is definatly awesome!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

this post makes me really happy, Tavi is my hero.
PS: Saw the book today at B& must be really exciting!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

*exciting to see a book in bookstores. it's obviously exciting in itself.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Reminds me of Cecilia Cassini :D You go girl!!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Clever girl! This is the first time I've heard of her.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous bananaphone said...

yay! lets all wear shoes on owr heads oooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!:o :) :D

10:22 AM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

Wow, that is so amazing!!! I've always wanted to be a fashion designer and Tavi is awesome for starting out at such a young age. YOU GO GIRL!!!

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay! i'm so happy you mentioned Tavi!!!! i love her and have been reading her blog for a long time...for all of you who haven't heard of her, you should go to her blog! she's so awesome and witty and funny! i love the outfits she puts together, too.

; )

4:52 PM  
Anonymous missterious said...

Yay! I have been reading Tavi's blog for a long time! She has such a wonderfully unique style, and she's a great writer!

1:22 PM  
Blogger The Dimensionist said...

Those people are probably just jealous that she's so pro.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Micci said...


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