Look of a Mind: Tavi Gevinson
It's difficult to patrol some corners of the internet without running into Tavi Gevinson. Gevinson, a blogger-editor-essayist-actress-fashionista wonderkind, has been in the public eye in some way since age eleven, when she burst onto the high-fashion scene rapping about Comme de Garcones' Rei Kawakubo, opining on Rodarte, and taking photos of her own wacky outfits in her backyard. She's moved on since then, trading Fashion Week for leading roles on Broadway, her own magazine, Rookie, and frequent caucuses with other young, prominent feminists (including but not limited to Amandla Stenberg, Tyler Ford, Kiernan Shipka, Malala Yousafzi, and Roan Blanchard).
Some have deemed Gevinson a voice of today's young people who want to be taken seriously in their abilities and their art (to which her magazine, Rookie, caters entirely). She's certainly crystallized a certain teenage experience—the cluttered bedrooms, the tiny moments of beauty and pain, the wondering if this will really last forever. Rookie is a primer on intersectional feminism, from causes to know about to your next role models to what to wear for all of it.
But if you're interested in the editor-in-chief's style, go for a witty, ironic Americana with more than a dash of suburbia. Throw in a few pom-pom accessories, plenty of sinister pastels (her obsession with Rodarte never quite went away...), and you're good to go. Now, off to put your late-adolescent experience into the most beautiful words you can muster!
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