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…she would look like TAVI, the fashionista/blogger who is, in fact, THIRTEEN YEARS OLD

Oh, can you read that wristband? Allow me: DIOR.  This bitch (lovingly!)  is sitting in first rows at shows in fashion capitals around the world: Paris, New York, Tokyo.  Check out what she wears to school (when she’s not skipping to attend said shows):

Rodarte tights.

Tavi’s About Me: “Wears batman capes and oversized hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo’s doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I wish I was Daria but I get too excited about things like candy to be deadpan all the time.”  Also, she has a Bob Dylan shrine.

Tavi’s Book:

She explains: “One of my favorite color combinations is coral and blue.”

Her blog Style Rookie is a must-read, beautiful & quirky.  There you’ll find commentary on design/fashion, more pages from her book, and breakdowns of what she wears (always a mish-mosh, always intriguing).  Plus Tavi clues us in on her fabulously-eccentric, singular life in a charming voice. Sample:

“I packed my Proenza Schouler shirt (courtesy of Wonder [Bread] Boy Team Jack & Lazaro) but ended up wearing it to breakfast and Really Expensive Pharmacy At Which We Spent An Obscene Amount Of French Bones Because We Didn’t Realize There Was a Monopris Right Around the Corner.”

I was going to end this post saying that though it seems impossible Tavi is 13, her room proves otherwise, but then I realized that at 21, my desk in Bologna was pretty much permanently in this state:

At least Tavi has an excuse…


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Speaking of Rodarte, never would I ever have believed someone could convince us, and even make us want, to wear spikes. The most unique thing in their show, in our eyes, were these studded fingerless gloves for the Ready to Wear line. The scrunched fit is more often employed with boots, the look of which is common and rightfully so, but it was refreshing to see it used with an accessory item not linked to the legs. And back to the studs – what does it for us is the use of spring 09 colors – the lighter shades of power and attention demanding oranges, being one. Silver and black studs bring to mind skulls and pitt-bulls, and perhaps some S&M in between, and although some might and do find all of these things awesome, the larger public seem to get too much of an intimidating, and often confused, vibe from all. Particularly in the context of fashion.

While we are a bit less excited about the shock induced when looking at the models feet, there is nice consistency with image. The platform heels in this show were spotted with studs and spikes as well, reminding me of those picture-happy paparazzi and their tendency to always capture Mary-Kate Olsen wearing similar clunkers. Needless to say, they do help us height-challenged girls stand tall.

Ultimately, when it comes to Rodarte’s interpretation and execution of this previously viewed fashion tool, we continue to appreciate the choice to often fashion the studs in the same shades as the main materials. It takes away my inclination to categorize these shoes as smut-model material. I say: We are respectful, if not converted fully.

[ diane ]

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a to-do list

buy some sheer black stockings

put them on

tear them apart

feel good about yourself

(because demolished tights were big in paris last spring, and if rodarte is still into it, then why aren’t you?)

[ stefanie ]

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