When you were 11 years old, how did you spend your free time? While you may have been dressing Barbie dolls, Chicago-born Tavi Gevinson was acting as her own personal stylist and posting her photographed looks on her very own fashion blog. From pre-teen blogger to teenage fashion muse and editor-in-chief of her very own magazine, Tavi is an inspiration in every sense of the word.
Here at SDN, we <3 Tavi. Read on for the lowdown on her many, many achievements.
It was the spring of 2008 and Tavi, only in middle school, was busy posting away on her blog, The Style Rookie. Much to the surprise of fashion bloggers, journalists, and designers everywhere, Tavi seemed to have a compelling gift for creating unique looks resembling something of those featured in designer lookbooks — and not so much those of a young schoolgirl. While her style was a little out there, even for the most seasoned fashionista, her creativity and spark did not go unnoticed. Just months later, Tavi was featured in an article in the New York Times, and her fame grew from there.
In 2009, she was given the opportunity to do something most only dream of. She was invited to sit front row at many shows during Fashion Week, adding further flame to her fashion-fueled fire. Since then, she has become the muse of numerous designers around the world, been featured in numerous publications for not only her style, but also her views on feminism, and has even collaborated with designers to help create their collections.
Seasoned Style Vet
Currently editor-in-chief of her own online magazine, Rookie Magazine, Tavi is the Anna Wintour of her generation. She also recently published her own book, a super fun guide on being a teenage girl, which is entitled Rookie Yearbook One. Most recently, she had the opportunity to pursue acting. She filmed her first feature film this past summer, before returning home to start her junior year of high school last fall.
Along with her career, Tavi’s style has progressed tremendously, taking her from rookie to veteran in just four years. From slightly frumpy (but still kind of cool, right?!) to high fashion, Tavi has a natural talent for finding the perfect balance between thrifted, vintage pieces and the more modern ones of today. The end result is an ultra-trendy look that is uniquely her own.
…Isn’t that what we all want?
Image sources: The Style Rookie