A recent article in the Washington Post describes how thirteen-year-old blogger Tavi Gevison has taken the fashion industry by storm. Tavi’s blog, The Style Rookie, has been going since 2008 and her fashion musings, creative outfits and astute runway critiques caught the eye of the fashion industry. Last September she was invited to attend New York Fashion Week, where she sat in the front row. The front row!
Since then she has authored a column about Spring 2010 runway shows for the January issue of Harpers Bazaar, she has met Marc Jacobs, she was flown to Japan to visit Kawakubo’s studio (Rei Kawakubo is the founder and designer of couture brand Comme des Garçons), and she has been gifted with countless designer items straight off the hot runway press. Tavi was also recently asked to star in a behind the scenes video about the Rodarte line at Target.
From a normal life in the suburbs of Chicago to a fashion celebrity. These are tremendous achievements for any fashion blogger, but to have done it all by age thirteen is quite something. I wonder what’s next?