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Alexa Chung, Miranda July & Tavi Sing “You Don’t Own Me” To Mitt Romney

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"You Don't Own Me"
  • This rocks: Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me.” As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can’t believe you ever thought was not a douchebag. [YouTube]
  • Uh oh: “Lea Michele” and “pregnancy rumors” in the same sentence. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Watch 17 actors in the tiny background parts they played before they got famous, like Ryan Gosling on “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” [The Week]

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Tavi Teaches Jimmy Fallon How To Bitchface

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"It's a way to express your passive aggression."

It’s been so crazy and fascinating to watch Tavi rise from 11-year-old fashion blogger to the editor of her own magazine, Rookie, and bonafide celebrity. Now she’s working the media circuit to spread the word about Rookie Yearbook One, a new book featuring the best articles, photos, and illustrations from Rookie‘s first year. Stopping by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” yesterday, Tavi was poised, insightful, and funny as she described her rise in the fashion world, getting her hand stroked by Bjork, and, of course, how she perfected her bitchface technique. The whole interview is great, but the bitchfacing tutorial starts at the 2:45 mark. [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]

Anna Wintour Helped Tavi Gevinson See The Sad Reality Of The Fashion World

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“I sat next to Anna Wintour at a Band of Outsiders show, and she asked me, ‘When do you go to school?’ I just felt like, When do your models go to school? I had a really weird moment of feeling like I missed my school and I missed my friends, and there wasn’t any real enthusiasm coming from the people who were there for what was going on around us, even though it should have been this exciting, creative thing. I felt funny about that experience. In a way, fashion had been this magical thing that I was obsessed with. I was just such a fan. But then I got a little too close to it, and that was kind of saddening.”

Tavi Gevinson, fashion blogging phenom, editor of Rookie, and this month’s Bust cover girl (woohoo!) describes the moment she became disillusioned with the glitz and glamor of the fashion world. I think a lot of people who work in the fashion industry have had a moment like this, although it usually happens a bit later in your career, and isn’t necessarily spurred on by an interaction with Anna Wintour. So, what’s next for Tavi? She’s got her eye on a career in film. “After high school, I think I want to take a year off and live in L.A.,” she says, “because I just really like it there and everything is pretty.” Valid point. [Fashionista]

We’re Jealous: Tavi Gevinson Goes On Epic Road Trip With Urban Outfitters

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We’re already big fans of all things Tavi Gevinson and Rookie Magazine, the after school online project she started with a few friends and Paul Rudd. But now we’re totally legitimately jealous of Miss Gevinson. This summer she’ll be embarking on a grand summer adventure — a road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Rookie editorial director Anaheed Alani, photographer Petra Collins, and Hazel Cills, a writer for Rookie and the Urban Outfitters blog. The trip will culminate with a week-long art installation at Space 15Twenty called Strange Magic, the centerpiece of which will be a teenage shrine. Says Tavi, “Bring us some kind of souvenir of your teenagerhood that might be at home in a giant Rookie shrine. A journal, bracelet, photo, tape, or other weird thing so long as it is not dangerous and/or Two and a Half Men memorabilia, and so long as you are OK with never getting it back, ’cause we’ll need them for keeps.”

You can follow their adventures at Urban’s blog.

Morning Quickies: Tavi & Cyndi Lauper Model For Uniqlo

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Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Tavi Gets Animated
Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film
Tavi lent her voice to a new animated short film, "Cadaver." Read More »
Tavi's Music Video
Style blogger Tavi Gevinson stars in a music video for Wilco. Read More »
Will Tavi write a book?
Tavi Gevinson may write a book about... being Tavi Gevinson. Read More »
Tavi and Cyndi Lauper for Uniqlo photo
  • Check out Uniqlo’s new models: style blogger/Rookie Mag editor Tavi Gevinson and pop star Cyndi Lauper. These ladies are modeling for a collaboration with Orla Kiely. What do you think? [Fashionista]
  • Emma Watson says when she got her pixie cut, asshole journalists would ask her if she was a lesbian and if this meant she was coming out. Facepalm. [Independent UK]
  • The New York Yankees have two fragrances — one for men and one for women. I’m not sure I want to smell like Derek Jeter’s jockstrap, thanks. [Modern Man
  • Read the open letter to Whitney Houston that her mom, Cissy Houston, penned for the funeral service this weekend. I’m warning you, it’s a three-tissue read. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Lea Michele tweeted a pic of the ladies in the “Glee” cast as dressed up like the gals in “Bridesmaids.” [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Watch Tavi Pack For Fashion Week

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Style blogger Tavi Gevinson stars in a music video for Wilco. Read More »
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It’s not easy being a 15-year-old wunderkind. Aside from the basic responsibilities of going to high school, blogger Tavi Gevinson also runs her own magazine — Rookie Mag — and covers Fashion Week. After the jump, we catch up with her as she prepares to head from her home in Chicago to New York for the festivities. One thing I love about this video: we get to hear Tavi’s sweet Midwestern-tinged accent, which makes her seem more like a normal kid and less like a teenage prodigy. [NYMag] Keep reading »

Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film

Julie Meets Tavi
Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Tavi's Music Video
Style blogger Tavi Gevinson stars in a music video for Wilco. Read More »
Will Tavi write a book?
Tavi Gevinson may write a book about... being Tavi Gevinson. Read More »
Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film

It’s hard not to love Tavi. I’m generally opposed to any and all things “twee,” but Tavi has enough brains and sass to transcend the genre. When I first heard about this “13-year-old fashion blogger” a couple years ago, I envisioned a delusional, entitled teen brandishing her mother’s Birkin bag, shooting photos of herself on a $1,000+ digital camera she got for her birthday (thank god that kind of thing is mostly relegated to my hometown). In other words, a childlike slip of a girl with wide, unsettling eyes and an old soul was not the image that sprung to mind — but that’s Tavi! At first, I was a skeptic; now, I’m a fan … and pretty much everyone else is, too. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Tavi’s Web Magazine, Rookie, Launches Monday

  • Teen style blogger Tavi Gevinson’s web magazine, Rookie, for teen girls is set to launch on Monday. Rookiemag.com will feature monthly themes, the first one being “beginnings,” and post three times a day: “after school, after dinner, and before bed.” We’re way, way past our teen years but we’re still excited! [WWD]
  • Um, what? Watch this Chinese preschooler drive a car on the highway as her parents film her from the backseat. [The Week]
  • Oprah will do an hour-long live streaming video interview over Facebook on September 8th at 4:30p.m. EST. [Clutch Magazine]

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Tavi Interviews Gwen Stefani For “Teen Vogue”

Freelance writing may have dried up for a lot of journalists, but the well has not yet run dry for Tavi. The 14-year-old fashion blogger got a gig a million girls would die for interviewing Gwen Stefani about her L.A.M.B. line for Teen Vogue! Writing in the February issue, Tavi initially revealed herself to be wary of celebrity-designed lines. “I can’t say I’m enthusiastic about the recent celebrity-turned-designer trend. In fact, I’m a skeptic,” she wrote. “Too often I feel people are expected to drop a couple hundred dollars just because X celebrity was good in Y sitcom, thus somehow making X’s design abilities top-notch.” Agreed. (Sorry, LiLo, but your products suck.) Keep reading »

Tavi And Jane Pratt To Start “Sassy”-Esque Teen Mag (And You Can Be A Part Of It!)

The media lords hath heard our prayers! If you aren’t already freaking out, you will when you hear this: Fashion blogging sensation Tavi and Jane Pratt (founder and editor of Sassy and Jane mags) are teaming up to create a new teen magazine. Tavi made the announcement on her blog, saying, “You guys may know how I feel about Sassy. You also may know that I’ve been babbling about how I think our generation should get one, too. Jane Pratt, founding editor and then EIC of Sassy, also became aware, and emailed me, and we’ve met a couple times, and it looks like we’re going to start a magazine for an audience of wallflowerly teenage girls.”

People like us have been clamoring for ages for a Sassy revival, and we could see the potential for that to happen with Tavi, but as she wisely points out, “[this magazine] won’t be Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0) and nor do we want it to be.” Rather, the publication will “use Sassy as a point of reference for the whole teen-magazine-that-doesn’t-suck thing …” We love how Tavi wants to create something new but still retain the nostalgia for an era that feels creative to us now … Keep reading »

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