I am so excited to see Tavi Gevinson – of Style Rookie fame – on the cover of L’Officiel! Though she is still in her teens, she is essentially the Blogging Queen. Jean-Paul Goude photographed the blogger/Rookie Magazine Editor in head-to-toe Chanel for their latest issue of the magazine, and it is almost bittersweet; a reflection of “Tween Tavi” (probably the image burned into your mind) with grey hair, geek chic glasses, and a throwback-perfect hair bow. The flashback-esque shot couldn’t be complete without notebook in hand on a just-too-big chiavari chair, could it?
- Swarovski has just announced that they will be sponsoring British fashion labels J.W. Anderson, Marios Schwab, Giles Deacon, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, and Craig Lawrence‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collections, meaning they will have plenty of Swarovskied garments to present to us. Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Wu, Juan Carlos Obando, Rebecca Minkoff, Richard Chai, Rodarte, Mugler and Viktor & Rolf also received sponsorship.
- Dior just released the latest commercial for their successful fragrance “J’Adore“. In it, long-time frontwoman of the brand, Charlize Theron, sneaks incognito into the Versailles Hall of Mirrors for a fashion show that features iconic beauties Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe (CGIed, obviously). The ad was directed by “Seven Years in Tibet” director Jean-Jacques Annaud, and it is heavenly.
- In a speech given at London’s Royal Opera House for the Deloitte Ignite Conference, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz explained:
I don’t understand this marathon of fashion. Today, designers are expected to produce work that is bigger, better, faster and – these days – cheaper. A singer can quit once he or she has made ten great songs, a director can finish once he or she has made five amazing films, a writer just needs to write three great books. Now let’s look at designers – they produce six to eight shows a year, most designers have a 20-year-long career, so I need to create about 250 collections in that time. Not even Danielle Steel could write 250 books.
- 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson (essentially the most famous fashion blogger in the world) has launched her much-anticipated new website, Rookie. What was initially a joint venture with Jane Pratt and Say Media is now under Tavi’s sole ownership.
- Guess what, beautiful Americans? Starting tomorrow, Zara‘s U.S. e-commerce site is launching with free delivery and exchanges to all 50 states, and all deliveries will come wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. ALSO, if you ‘like’ Zara on Facebook then click through to the ‘Shop Online’ section, you’ll be invited to a special online shop at 6 p.m. tonight.
- Emma Watson‘s commercial for Lancôme Trésor Midnight Rose has finally been revealed! While I expected more from such a hefty budget and impressive actress, you can’t deny ‘little’ Hermione Granger’s beauty.
After the success of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The September Issue“, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington became targets of many spoofs and critics. The fashion industry is a behemoth playground of replication and criticism, which is why I was quite surprised to fall in love with Brett Lloyd‘s inspired-drag photography of the Vogue Ladies in Charge. What is the cause? Candy magazine: the outrageous publication that showcased a well-breasted James Franco plastered in makeup, and ‘Lady Gaga‘ using a male toilet cubicle. The shots, styling and Drag Queens are flawless; even the male version of the internet’s most controversial child fashion blogger, Tavi Gevinson. View Post
Today, BlackBook magazine released behind-the-scenes footage from Tavi’s first professional styling gig – an editorial shoot with IMG model and Real Housewives of New Jersey kid Christine Staub, appropriately titled Nobody’s Daughter.
The editorial would be judged as any other. After all, despite their age – Tavi is fourteen and Christine is sixteen – they are both being paid to work on a legitimate high fashion shoot, so why not pit them against the pre-existing industry standards? Much to my surprise, the two were a great combination. The video shows Tavi pick clothes from racks of her favourite designers and run into shots to fix a stray fringe, just like any good professional stylist would. As a fellow stylist who essentially looks like a pre-teen, I definitely have a soft spot.