I’m not a fashion blogger and I’m no fashionista. The most IT thing about my wardrobe would likely be my bags that I love to death. But then a fab bag maketh the outfit eh? 🙂
So I’m probably not the best person to comment on the latest blogger to capture the imagination of the fashion world – Tavi, a 13 year old fashion blogger. At an age when her contemporaries are struggling to find their fashion identity and growing out of the Mickey Mouse Club and growing into training bras, Tavi is sitting alongside the runways in New York Fashion Week, writing a column for Harpers Bazaar (January ed) and being whisked off to Tokyo to film something with Rodarte and getting fashion swag in the mail from high fashion brands.
Tavi is very articulate and writes well for someone who is all of 13 years old but I’m a little puzzled by her style of fashion which looks all of haute couture and runway but can you see yourself wearing anything similar on a normal day?
So, maybe I don’t get it – I freely admit that. Or maybe there’s this novelty buzz over a 13 year old’s take on the fashion industry. Or maybe I just need to get out more and realize that its normal and fashionable to dress in mismatched oversize clothing in a strictly tongue in cheek fashion sense; and get away with it, and be labeled a fashionista to boot.
I don’t think I get it. But kudos to Tavi for living her dream.
Most of us don’t even get there.
I’m actually wondering if like everything else in the fashion industry, the fame and adulation will continue when she hits her 20’s and actually becomes employable. Or will there be another 13 year old fashion blogger waiting in the wings to take over the Tavi-crown? I guess we’ll have to see.
Cynicism becomes me 😛