The unique highly articulate Tavi Gevinson took the blogosphere by storm with her fashion blog “Style Rookie” which she started three years ago. Her last post reflected on fashion week which she described as, “very highschooly” and tiring. The post suggested that her blog will be shifting direction a bit, “my blog is turning away from fashion a little, naturally.” She continues, “How depressing would it be if I was that obsessed with only fashion for three years? She went on to describe sitting next to Anna Wintour as intimidating. Although, I never seen Ms. Wintour in person when I saw September Issue I think I shivered at the sight of her.
It’s more disappointing when the clothes aren’t very interesting. Lately I’ve been looking to other places for a creative outlet and for inspiration. I miss following magazines and obsessively checking style.com the way I used to but something is different about it now. A year ago I got to go to Paris to interview John Galliano at Dior, and a couple weeks ago today he said he loved Hitler and got fired. Fashion photographs look more posed and the Rayanne Graffs I meet at school more inspiring. I only really miss being obsessed with fashion the way you miss any aspect of a former self, in a nostalgic way, not necessarily as part of a desire to go back. Now I’m more intrigued by mixing fashion with the other stuff I’ve been enjoying…. I guess that’s what my mood boards are, and outfits are a way to translate it so it feels like part of my identity.
In highschool I became interested in fashion and all I wanted to do was eat, sleep and drink it. But, later I realized that inspiration is more than just clothing, there is inspiration everywhere. This slight shift will give Gevinson some new insights and inspirations. Maybe, when she comes back she will come back with a twist. Although, her blog will shifting she will be working with Jane Pratt founder of Sassy to launch a magazine.