I first read about Tavi Gevinson in Bust Magazine this past summer while waiting for Emma, who was getting her long hair cut short. It was good timing. In addition to Emma's brand new haircut, there was some subtle makeup introduced during that same weekend. Emma's Aunt Jenny was in town and the two of them headed off to Sephora, leaving me sitting on the couch, sobbing and looking at baby pictures.
Well, mentally that's how I was feeling.
There is a lack of magazines for girls Emma's age (she just turned 14). Seems like there is a big jump from American Girl and Discovery Girls, straight to Teen Vogue. It doesn't feel like Emma at all, and even if it did I don't know how I feel about them. She's nestled pretty firmly in between all this. Still in love with dragons and wants a real one "so bad it hurts, Mom!", yet the same girl stops to appliy lip gloss before checking the mailbox and wears her favorite clothes to lay around the house on a Saturday afternoon.
SO. Back to Tavi Gevinson. She has been writing the fashion blog Style Rookie since she was the wise old age of 13. Just recently, she published Rookie: Yearbook One, a 350 page magazine (book, really) with all things teenage girl. A 16 year old editor of a magazine, that is pretty impressive. Packed with all things teenage girl sage articles like "How to Be A Happy Homebody" and "How to look like you weren't just crying in less than 5 minutes", "Thrifting: Master Class", "How to Clean Your Room in 10 minutes". There's music playlists, interviews with people like David Sedaris, stickers, and tons of photos. I got our copy yesterday (and I say our copy meaning the mother/daughter copy). It's wonderful. There's occasional bad language, but nothing Emma hasn't heard me say when I'm sewing.
Tavi, you are awesome.
Thanks for all the comments on my last post, I loved collecting a new list of inspirational phrases!