Tavi is not a real person. And yet, she is.

If you haven’t been introduced to Tavi Gevinson, then you haven’t truly lived.

Tavi, of thestylerookie.com, is a 14-year-old genius.

I’ve followed her blog for a few years now and there is no comparison. Tavi is a tiny fashion blogger that has made an enormous name for herself in not only the blogosphere, but in the fashion community as well. She could easily go head to head with most fashion journalists and established editors as her historical knowledge, and referentials are unbelievable. She started her blog at the age of 11 and has over 55,000 readers. Trust me, if you read her blog for longer than 3 minutes you will see precisely why this is so.

First of all, her knowledge is ridiculous. I don’t think there has been one time that I haven’t walked away from her blog thinking, “How on earth did she know that?”, or ,  ” Why can’t my references be that awesome?” , or ,” What does that even mean??”    Seriously, she has an incredible memory and is up to the minute on the latest runway collections and campaigns. In fact, don’t even be remotely surprised if she’s AT THE FREAKING SHOWS!! Designers love her because she’s so bold in her personal fashion and somehow has the educated opinions of a person who’s been in the business for 30 years.

Secondly, she is hilarious! Her wit and sarcasm make for a completely entertaining read. She is wise and even funny beyond her years. I’d take her to the zoo any day of the week.

here’s an excerpt from her blog:

“…THIS HAT IS GLORIOUS. My pal Laurel gave it to me and I can’t get over the perfect mermaid/elf-ness of it. When I wear it to school the security guards are all “NO HATS ALLOWED” but that rule has to do with gang signs and I’m pretty sure I’m not in a gang of elf mermaid grandmas. But if it exists, how do I become a member?..”

See what I’m saying? Don’t you secretly want to be her best friend now?

I know, me too.

Here are some more pictures that will make your mouth drop:

She has more personality than a room full of toddlers in tiaras. It’s incredible.



TRENDZ: color blocking

This season, you were blind if you didn’t notice one of the major trends for SS and F 2011.


It has been on the runways, magazine covers, on celebrities and throughout a ton of editorials.

Jil Sander, Sonia Rykiel, Moschino, Gucci, Marni, Etro, Prabal Gurung and many other designers hit the runways with bold collections that featured this color blocking trend. I love it so much because it not only feels fresh, but it is the perfect way to work a recession driven industry. Everyone has solid colors in their wardrobe, but not many have thought to be as bold with combination’s like these. There is still a place for pattern and texture in our spring looks, but this trend is a powerful one. There’s no wonder why I’ve seen it everywhere, people recognize the smarts that it took to bring this to the consumer. I can’t wait to experiment with the color in my closet. Go be BOLD!

Today, I got inspired.

So I’ve been hanging out on Style.com today (typical) and I was perusing through all the Spring/Summer collections, gathering up some inspirations for my Spring/Summer wardrobe. Since I’m getting married this Fall I really can’t afford to do very much shopping for new clothes. That being said I have to get super creative with what I got.

Leave it to Phillip Lim to get my heart racing for the coming season. Now of course I’m loving the beautiful feminine and bold colors of Sonia Rykiel’s line and Jil Sander blew everyone away with her incredible color blocking and Gucci wowed us with the rich tones and gold add-ons, but there was something so understatedly beautiful about the 3.1 collection. The tans,creams, and light neutrals went perfectly with the azure blue and bold black. It was so clean and luxurious somehow. I have all of those colors and now have some really great ideas on how to mix them together.

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If you haven’t seen this already, you have to check it out. I’m not gonna lie, I spent an hour of my life scrolling through these morphing pictures and I don’t regret one second of it.  I think that, from concept to execution, runway hair&makeup is an incredible art. I love seeing how it can truly complete a designers artistic vision for their collection. Don’t blame me if you spend a significant amount of your day scrolling the pages of interactive images. It is 100% the fault of the genius photographer who came up with the idea.