August 1, 2008

Let's run away and start our own planet, where goats roam free and people can wear tutus without having their motives questioned

FIRST OF ALL-Mamma Mia equals AMAZING. GO SEE IT. And when you're done please dance around in your basement to ABBA alone so I don't feel as lame. Oh, and Amanda Seyfried-I will gladly be your father. You have my nostrils, honey honey.

SECOND OF ALL-You know, I've been thinking. I am making a vow not to do any more posts dissecting runway trends because I am becoming a MINDLESS trend-follower and it's making me lose sight of what I myself like! And just, agh, DOGGONIT! THAT IS IT! NO MORE! I AM WEARING WHAT I WANT BECAUSE I LIKE IT, NOT BECAUSE THE PRINT REMINDS ME OF CHANEL OR THE SHOULDERS HAVE THAT EXAGGERATED SILHOUETTE THAT'S SO HOT THIS SEASON!! ROARRRR. OKAY? OKAY. OKAY. OKAAAAAAY.
Go on, applaud me. Pat me on the back. You know you want to.

So this morning, with this and some Japanese street style in mind, I tried combining different elements that IIIII like into an outfit. I don't know what I think of the outfit yet, it doesn't really feel "right". Still trying to master the clashing technique.Dress/gloves/glasses/key shoelace necklace/bloomers/tee/purse are all vintage. Belt, Claire's. Skirt, Gap Kids. Shoes, Converse.

It was actually pretty funny. Krea and I are bopping down the street, she's wearing one of our new tutus (we now have joint custody on 3 tutus-Claire's hunt successful). This lady, obviously dressed for work in a classy pant suit, stops us.

WOMAN: Are you dressed up for a school project?
INNOCENT CHILDREN: No...
WOMAN: So you just woke up this morning and decided to dress like this?
INNOCENT AND NOW A LITTLE SCARED CHILDREN: Yeah... (we're throwing in a couple laughs to seem polite and friendly, which we are not)
WOMAN: Oh, how cute! Can I get a picture of you two?
CONFUSED CHILDREN: Uh, sure....?!?!

So WOMAN takes a couple pictures of us with her phone, thanks us, and then walks away sort of shaking her head like "Ah, kids these days...."
We couldn't tell if she was commending us for having a little confidence or if she was amused, but we sure got a kick out of it!

Happy weekend! Posts might be rather sporadic for the next week or so because I'll be busy with End Of Summer Plans of Angst. I'll also try making a new Q&A vid because the one I made wouldn't upload to the computer and I accidentally deleted it from the camera o_o my new one will be better, though!

55 comments:

G R E T C H E N . <3 said...

I NEED TO SEE MAMMA MIA.

i grew up listening to ABBA and singing/dancing to them by myself somewhere...and i probably will if i see it

chessus said...

You're the cutest 12 year old (: Keep going girl, you're awesome

Stephanie said...

YEAH TAVI!! It looks totally fantastic too 'cause you have the body of a tiny Japanese girl. See where these things come in handy? This is awesome, though, definitely inspiring me to get a little more out there in my clothes.

Squishybubble said...

Haha!!
that sounds like tons of fun....and the outfit: Fabulous!! XDD

Biianca said...

YAY glad you are back!!!
cute outfit!
and mamma mia was awesome. I had in incredible urge to break out in song the entire time.

Sugar Pop said...

STOP BEING THE COOLEST KID IN TOWN. I love when older people give strange looks...it's even better than teens!

Laurel said...

TAVI BABY -

I love, love, love, love, love you - you're like a sticka' butta'. I want to make tutu's with you guys!! I love that reaction you got on the street, its nice to get people to think about dressing once in awhile. They need to be thrown off a bit, don't you think?


I wuv you baby bear! Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxox

Isabel said...

I'm really into your shirt sleeves. Man, that outfit is so much wacko fun. I'm glad some ramndom woman got a kick out of it too!

Joey said...

I thought Mamma Mia sucked. I mean I wasn't expecting anything amazing but the whole thing was like some kind of shameful school play.

lopi said...

I'm going to see Mamma Mia this week in a open-air cinema that also serves pizza! That reminds me: are the fall clothes worth wishing that summer ends, like, NOW, as many of the fashion bloggers are wishing? Wasn't summer supposed to be a good thing back in the day? Just wondering...

CoutureCarrie said...

You are such a cutie! Love little white gloves :)

Arabelle said...

god damnit woman, HOW CAN YOU BE SO COOL. Did you sell your soul or something because you're too genius. meanie.

Adiel said...

That is the funniest story about that woman. I wonder what she's going to do with that picture and what story she'll tell about it.

Karafina said...

good lord, you are like the greatest ever. I remember seeing your blog months ago, but forgot what your site was. I have just rediscovered you and now I know where to find you! yayyyy.

p.s. just started my blog a few weeks ago, come by say hi!

Sophie Hagelin said...

hi there. sophie 23, from sweden calling. just wanna say you're awesome! keep on rockin' and do your own thing and don't take shi* from anyone! take care now, bye bye then

Poink said...

Tavi, just have to let you know that I discovered your blog after I read about it on nymag.com... I think it's phenominal, and I'm addicted to it, it's now one of my daily obsessions (I'm on it more than I'm on facebook, cnn, time, and other daily sites).

I'm just saying, I think the impact you're making must be pretty impressive when nobody even believes you're your age. Below is the link to the nymag.com article, in case you've never read it. Congratulations! The notoriety you've achieved in your short 12 years takes others an entire lifetime to achieve. Best to you!

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2008/07/meet_tavi_the_12yearold_fashio.html

City Chic Please said...

so, yeah, mamma mia's pretty awesome, i must admit. even though i haven't seen the movie yet (my group went without me while i got tutored, wahh). i only want to see it because former history boy dominic cooper sings terribly in it. oh, what a joy...

amazing outfit. adore the gloves. and the tutu? i was going to try one on today while in claire's for a very sugar-plum-fairy-esque photoshoot w/my friend. except i couldn't get them past my thighs. *sigh*

Sugar Pop said...

TAVEH!!!

Actually, the shirts would probably be...$1? At the very most, of course.

E-mail me back! :)

montypython101 said...

hey tavs! i thought the outfit was a little busy but I kno ur gonna get the whole clash thing soon. ur too cute/smart/funny/strange/innocent to NOT get the technique quickly, u kno? keep it up

jess said...

I love the colors in the outfit. I need to see mamma mia i love it when people sing

Emily said...

can't wait to see mamma mia, sounds like a blast! and i love your outfit, you look confident, happy and stylish.

Sara said...

There really is no guide or basis for Jap street style so it would be up to you if you think it's a thumbs up. :) Can't wait for the vid! :P

Wendy said...

I want to see Mamma Mia too!

Nice and Shiny said...

HA! how funny, I went to Mamma Mia last night... by myself. Actually it was pretty fun going alone.
It had it's moments but the choreography was way to simple, more could have been done with it.
SO funny what that lady did to you guys, I would have been pretty freaked out!

Claudia said...

I like the outfit, and your totally right about that whole trendthing and forgetting-what-you-like. Anyways, just out of curiosity, do you ever want to have a job in the fashionindustry? Like, a designer or working at a magazine?

kisses, another 12 year-old.

NF said...

I love that so much of what you wear is vintage and that you are creative with it. Wear what you like and you'll be happy.
That's funny that lady approached you. I remember a woman taking a picture of me when I was 13 or so at a street festival... I may or may not have been wearing something similar to a tutu...

Dang said...

Oh I'd love to start that planet with you. I love your bloomers.

Hannah Cheeto said...

The outfit is amazing! And that woman sounds really funny....

Eilidh said...

Ooooo. I love the outfit, its nice to find someone the same age as I am with really good fashion sense, well done.

g00dbyel0ve said...

OMG I LOVE MAMMA MIA! i've already seen it twice and i can't stop listening to the soundtrack i have decided that i am moving to an island and greece NOW!!!

Dapper Kid said...

Love the layering, the outfit is amazing!!! And I totally think the woman loved you!

Susie Bubble said...

Go with the clash my friend...just go with it...

Kira Fashion said...

You re really cool and funny, love your ideas, so free!!

a kiss!!

Sydney Speel said...

i just read your 'about me'

it made me laugh.

i am vertically challenged as well!

Nay'Chelle said...

I despreately want to see mama mia! But my broke 16 year oldness won't let me.

Pat on the back for trying to pull yourself away from runway trendiness.

Merily said...

Ha, you're looking marvellous! :D

makemoremistakes said...

not only do i think you are incredibly creative, but you make me miss being 12. if only my sense of style had been anywhere near where yours is...

xo
angela

leila grace said...

i've been really out of it the past few days but i go online (on a day that i thought i wouldnt have internet) and i see that you are back! omg, so many updates i don't know where to begin, but you are fab... as usual! oh how i wish i was that creative and amazing as a kid... but seriously, you remind me to go out and be a kid again! long live childish youth!

emilie said...

i love this post! japanese style is so now. i actually did a post about my love for japanese things, including harajuku style and a comme des garcons show. check out my blog! thanks!

bewkworm said...

OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD. you are so adorable. jesus christ, you are the most cute thing i have ever seen, and not to mention a bitching style and affinity for tutu's.

Tavi said...

ABIGAIL- thank you! I know who you are from Belle's blog, which is slightly creepy but it's cool cause you're friends with my wife.

daddylikeyblog said...

You are fabulous, girlfriend. Keep up the good work!

bewkworm said...

tavi, you do not know what you're gotten yourself into. i'd much rather be a rabbit. i was at the pet store today, purchasing crickets, and i was comparing rabbits and guinea pigs. rabbits are much cuter. that's what i wanna be. so you beleive in reincarnation? cuz i think you must have been the worlds most adorable kitten before, or something. and please, let me worry about being creepy.

Tavi said...

Fine, you're our rabbit. Does this mean we have to take care of your crickets too? Oy, the stress of parenthood.
Correction: I was a shark in a past life, not a kitten. BTW.

montypython101 said...

hey tavs, i just did a post on what i wore to mamma mia. it's quite boring but who cares?

Style-Rocker said...

wow! you are a cool chick!

Sam said...

yup, that romper is definitely my style, and those rollerskates are adorable! :)

AFitz said...

Oh wow, this outfit is hitting all different kinds of epic.

head in the clouds. said...

ahhhggg i love this. such a gorgeous outfit as usual.
and what kinda camera do you use?

V said...

You probably hear this a lot, but I think you're absolutely cute!!!

You have a lovely blog too.. I can't believe you're only 12!

TobyLauren said...

May I say that you are a very entertaining and amusing young woman! I enjoy your energy and your writing style, and appreciate your fashion insights as well. Thanks for writing, keep it up!

PleasuresofSoho said...

You are just about the most fabbity fab (pre)teen blogger I've ever stumbled upon. Hopefully, it'll be you editing Vogue...sometime soon hopefully lmao!
- StarVonBunny

Shady Alley said...

TAVI, just found your blog, and LOVE IT. youre so inherently kick ass its inspiring as a designer. Im so glad the internet exsists so we can hear yo thoughts. And ps there is definately a place where you can wear tutus: Boulder, CO. I just graduated from there and rocked a tutu outfit i designe/made at a sicky concert. It was a raging success, I had so much fun in it. I looked like a fucking fashion cupcake. It was incredible.

jbtaylor said...

A friend just sent me a link to your blog, and I LOVE it! You have such fabulous style : ) Seeing that you dig thrifting, I think you would love 2 books I've written, the first one is called "Life is a Movie Starring You', and the new one is 'Vintage LA' (both are on Amazon).

BTW, your ensemble reminds me so much of Molly Ringwald in 'Pretty in Pink' in these photos, which coming from me is the hugest compliment ever.

Vintage Love,
J.B. Taylor
http://www.jenniferbrandttaylor.com

Julia said...

hey Tavi, kool blog. Its so inspiring to see other 12 year olds not follow the stupid stuff worn in middle school. Not that i do, but whatevs. O btw, I saw the ysl cut, and you are right, is is friggin awesome. Keep doing what you are doing!!!

xoxo,
JCS