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Eh well we'll find out soon enough.

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Exploitation is not exactly what I am worried about. Yes its a great opportunity, but the fashion world is very adult and kids should be kids. Its cute to see on her blog wearing grown up clothes, but its also worrisome to see kids growing up so fast.
The entire fashion industry, entertainment industry, media world -- it's about kids growing up too fast. If there was a 13-year-old model on the cover who looked older, no one would say a word. But a 13-year-old who looks 13 (or younger)? Oh, shocking.

Also, I agree with whoever talked about Miley Cyrus. This photo is not sexualizing Tavi. She looks her age. Miley is on the cover of magazines at age 16 dressing and looking like she's 23: showing off cleavage, leg, having an "alluring" expression. Tavi does not look sexual and she does not look older than her age.

I find her incredibly inspiring. I was a lot like her at her age (just not as cool). There is no rule that says a 13-year-old cannot have her own amazing personal style. In fact, it's probably much more likely to not be influenced by peers and the media. I find her distinct individuality very cool. She has as much right to be on the cover as anyone else. If anything, she might help more people get in touch with their own unique styles.

Also, I feel like bloggers are the next generation of fashion. Who better to represent that than someone who is literally the next generation?

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because some of you don't know who she is ...
because some of you are lazy - i am !

here is an itw of her for TeenVogue

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Blogger of the Moment

Blogger of the Moment: Style Rookie

by Teen Vogue October 07, 2008

Tavi of Style Rookie never ceases to amaze us, and we're seriously not just saying that because she's in 7th grade. With her dead-on style observations and fearless fashion sense that puts even the most daring fashionistas to shame, this outspoken wunderkind is definitely one to watch.

NAME
: Tavi
AGE: 12
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
BLOG: Style Rookie
BLOGGER SINCE: 2008
Teen Vogue: Why did you initially decide to start a blog?
Tavi: To be honest, the nu rave trend was what got me interested in fashion, which is weird because now I'm completely sick of it. As I became more interested in fashion, Stephanie of Fashion Robot, whom I know personally through her sister, emailed me some good links and helpful blogging advice in case I wanted to start one myself. Eventually I did, rather hastily, as a way to see more of what the fashion world and blogging community was like.
TV: If your blog had a mission statement, what would it be?
T: Dress however you please and embrace rude stares. It means that what you're wearing isn't boring!
TV: How would you describe your style?
T: I'm not exactly sure. It changes a lot, and I think blogging is helping me develop my style, but I'm mostly inspired by the Eighties, Japanese street style, and evil fairytale characters. If you can find a cross between that, you're my hero.
TV: Who are your favorite designers?
T: Tao Kurihara of Tao, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood. I love these designers because the looks they design aren't simply about looking "chic" and wearing something that's flattering to your body. To me, what they design is more art than clothes, and each piece seems to have some kind of character or story behind it.

TV: Who inspires your wardrobe?
T: Right now, my wardrobe is hugely inspired by tons of other bloggers. The ones that inspire me have individual style, and what's especially inspiring about their dress choices is that they wear what they want with confidence, regardless of trends, rude anonymous remarks, or silly fashion "rules".
TV: What do you do when you're not blogging?
T: Reading, acting, singing, playing guitar, and writing about things non fashion-related.
TV: What are your personal favorite blogs?
T: Other than Fashion Robot, Style Bytes was the blog that really motivated me to start my own. Along with these two, I read tons, but am madly obsessed with Style Bubble, Fashion Pirates, Snazzy Fashion, Tanggg in the City, White Lightning, Flying Saucer, and Intellectuals Read Vogue, Too. None of these bloggers write or dress to please other people, and that's something totally admirable.
TV: Why do you think blogs are such an important medium right now?
T: There are many things about the fashion world that I'm not too fond of, but I think that, in a way, fashion bloggers are changing the industry up a bit. So many blogs, be they street style or personal style, show individuality, which is really refreshing when all you hear about is "fashion police" or "fashion do's and don'ts." A huge lot of bloggers display the will to dress not considering the impractical statements magazines make about what's "in" and what's "out," and I think it's great that these amazing people are getting recognition for wearing what they want.



TV: Where are your favorite places to shop?
T: Considering I live 6 blocks from the Salvation Army, thrift stores are at the top of my list. I also like H&M, Forever 21, and American Apparel. Yard Sales are great, too.
TV: Are there any trends you are particularly inspired by this season?
T: When trends become popular, I never seem to grasp them right away. It takes a couple months to the amazingness to kick in for me, so right now I really love the lace and grunge trends.
TV: What trend from the past would like to make a comeback?
T: If Kurt Cobain inspired a runway show, Bob Dylan can, too. His style was never really an established trend, but it's laid back without being boring --something that's hard to find. Also, I read that a show on MTV couldn't make a reference to him because the viewers wouldn't know who he is, and that definitely put a bad taste in my mouth.



TV: What clothing item would you say is timeless?
T: Skirts! They can be casual or formal, and always come with the opportunity to change them up a bit (cinched and draped styles are my favorites.)
TV: What beauty product can you not live without?
T: My favorite shampoo is Head and Shoulders. It works wonders, I tell you, especially for my short hair that needs volume not to look like road kill.



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and from NY TIMES Style Magazine :
http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2008/...geName=17tween
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SOME BLOGGERS ARE TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL. ELIZABETH SPIRIDAKIS READS 'EM AND WEEPS.

Recent posts on Style Rookie include a photo shoot of vintage clothes and masks that has a hazy, suburban-wasteland quality; a selection of thrift-store buys; a chart dissecting last season’s Blumarine collection pointing out references to Christopher Kane and Comme des Garçons; and catchy headlines like ‘‘I Take on Resort 2009.’’ It’s a well-rounded selection for a fashion-related blog: thoughtful critique, cool outfits, funny pop-culture musings. Not bad for a 12-year-old.

Meet the next generation of style bloggers. They might not be able to drive yet, but their fashion sense is so incredible, it’s actually intimidating. Their sites are not just paeans to mall finds that look like what celebrities wear; in these digital parts, the celebrities are the likes of Erin Wasson, Ashley Olsen and Emmanuelle Alt. Seeing Camille, the home-schooled 15-year-old behind the blog Childhood Flames, pull off the pose, the pants and the hair of Alt, one of the Frenchiest of French fashion editors, makes you realize that this level of style is in the genes. As an almost-30-year-old style blogger myself, I have to ask: Whom will I envy next? Kindergartners?
The foundation of the personal style blog is the daily self-portrait that posts what the blogger is wearing, where she got it and what inspired her. In the under-16 set, buying designer labels is about as far off on the horizon as their first vote (though Camille saved enough from baby- and pet-sitting to get Marni wedges on sale at Nordstrom). Instead, their looks are a pitch-perfect assemblage of thrift store, H&M, Urban Outfitters, D.I.Y. and Mom and Dad’s closets. Take Stephanie of Fashion Robot, who’s about to start her junior year of high school. Although her everyday style, captured in Juergen Teller-esque snaps against the white wall of her bedroom, veers toward hard-edged ’90s (American Apparel bandage skirts and Dr. Martens), she has moments of high-fashion inspiration: she borrowed her dad’s white button-down to create a Japanese street-style/Comme des Garçons ’04 look one day, while on another she layered skirts to mimic the latest Miu Miu silhouette.
white button-down to create a Japanese street-style/Comme des Garçons ’04 look one day, while on another she layered skirts to mimic the latest Miu Miu silhouette.

Whereas a decade ago, suburban girls with a craving for fashion daydreamed via the pages of Vogue, today’s budding fashionista has access to a world of sick looks on her laptop. Many get inspiration from street-style sites like Face Hunter and Flickr’s wardrobe remix, not to mention all the other tweens in the blogosphere. ‘‘I love Rumi [of fashiontoast] fo sho,’’ Tavi of Style Rookie said via e-mail. ‘‘She brings back a lot of the ’90s with her outfits (all the denim, Docs, etc.), which I love because I don’t think the ’90s gets much attention style-wise. And I love Kirsty Lee from That’s Just My Vibe. Her style is literally effortless. Do you hear me? EFF. ORT. LESS.’’
There are trends and items that make the rounds, with everyone posting her own take, such as glasses without lenses; baggy, rolled-up pleated pants; a blue H&M blazer seen on countless Swedish street-style girls; or a Luella-esque floral dress from Primark. Because these bloggers often live outside fashion capitals, they fuel their own online trend cycles. And really, in the end, what’s cooler? A 15-year-old from Ottawa’s riff on the ’90s — a fascinating decade to most of these girls since that’s when they were born — with clothes from the Salvation Army and Forever 21, or a spread in a fashion magazine?
Some companies that trade in teen whispering, like Urban Outfitters, are starting to contact the writers to promote items like hoodies, perhaps offering them a head start on a career in fashion. (Steph of Fashion Robot wants to be a lawyer, however.) Mainly, though, these sites are part of a developing sense of fashion and self, today’s equivalent of doing your hair 20 ways before bedtime. Only you use a digital mirror. ‘‘It’s hard to really establish my look as ’80s or hippie or boho or grunge,’’ Tavi pondered. ‘‘I’m still building my wardrobe and trying to control my funding. ’’ (Her vices include Ho Hos and Seventeen magazine.) Since she started Style Rookie, getting dressed has become an artistic outlet. ‘‘I like creating characters. Example: I’m wearing a long sweater, glasses and a colorful blazer. I am a 23-year-old living in D.C. and I like to visit quaint coffee shops. My mother died when I was 3, and my father remarried this woman who is always buying me perfume I never use.’’
While most of the girls interviewed said they don’t promote their blogs, they aren’t exactly hiding them, parents aside. ‘‘My mom wants to read it, but she is not going to,’’ said Arabelle of Fashion Pirates. Fear of teasing from kids at school or anonymous haters doesn’t faze them. ‘‘I mean, I just assume it was someone who wasn’t hugged very much as a child,’’ Arabelle said.
Could this be the new face of fashion: creative, supportive, confident? Tavi, who enters seventh grade next month, is writing a screenplay when she’s not trying to figure out ‘‘what my style will be when I’m older.’’ Somehow, I don’t see that as a problem.
See ya in class.
by Elizabeth Spiridakis
NY Fashion Fall 2008

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Good for her I say . I think its quite something that a 13 year old girl with a fashion blog filled with her rambles and shots of her personal style has translated into her landing the cover of a magazine. She's being handed these amazing opportunities and why shouldn't she take them?

I'm no fan of Pop so I will not be picking up this issue. However I am interested in the contents since it is Dasha's first issue after taking the helm.

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i hope the "sea of shoes" girl got an exposure too

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^ Love Jane Aldridge - to me she has true taste and somehow her blog is so endearing and gorgeous.

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so happy for her...can't wait to see this

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I've never heard of this girl but I love the cover. The creativity that went behind it and contrasts between the red detail of pop logo and black and white picture. I'm happy that Pop magazine is back, hopefully stronger than ever since Kate's boredom left the three last issues filled with ****ty nonsense. Hopefully Dasha can contribute with something fresh and this is a good start in my eyes.

People are mentioning that there should be someone else on the cover since the girl is not representative enough?
Who is really? Natasha Poly or perhaps Kate Moss....my ***!
At age of 13 this girl has an unique eye for clothing and development of her own style which is really rare. She knows a lot and she's building up her selfimage by individuality, dedication and positive attitude, to which she's gained a lot of credibility and publicity.
She's doing what she loves and believes in and that should be enough of a reason to inspire other to do what makes them happy. I'd love my little sister to look up to her!
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I'm not sure if this is a new quote, or re-used from another interview. Dasha's spoken to this week's UK Grazia on why Tavi's on the cover. Saying;

"They [blogs] have ushered in a new era of democratic fashion, which I love. So we made the decision to make tavi the poster girl for all of this.
We wanted to broaden the magazine, reflect a few different points of view. You get Cicciolina under a waterfall shot by a famous porn photographer and then you get an arty Juergen Teller tribute to JG Ballard."

There's also two shots from Tavi's ed..

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They don't seem to have put the images on Grazia's site, but here's the scans from the issue its self if anyone's interested.




My own scans, from Grazia.

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I knew there was some reason as to why she was in London.
Crazy amazing in the second photo. It's almost somewhat hard to process how successful she has become.

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the styling in the second picture is SO ugly

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^You think so?

^^And i know!!! I have been reading her blog since, well, before it started (her best friend's sister, Steph of http://thefashbot.com, did a fun photoshoot with Tavi and her friends, and then encouraged Tavi to start her own blog). It's ridiculous to think how that cute little girl sitting in a windowsill wearing a coke t-shirt is now on the cover of Pop.
And I adore the styling in the second photo - the little tulle hat thing is the best.

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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has contributed on this issue it would seem, she's "produced a few shoots" for them.

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^^ What I find flabbergasting is that she's only been establishing her blog for like... what merely a little over a year now? That in itself speaks volumes. I think there is obviously some special substance behind her blog besides just having the "Oh hey I'm 12 years old yay child blogger phenomenon" schtick.
+ In my mind I think the styling is kind of subliminally ingenious in that second photo. The pose reminds me of something right out of 1800's photography whilst the clothing has something of a contemporary Victorian feel akin to EGL (Japanese street style) which seems to complement her aesthetic. Which also somewhat suits her to a T, no? A girl that could be considered an old soul with a very newfangled artistic eye.
Of course all of that probably didn't make sense, but that's just how I see it.

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