September 14, 2008

the 50 year old man with the folder on his head

Some people have been asking me about comments and readers and et cetera (hey now, spelled it out!). I've sort of been putting this off for fear of sounding too patronizing, but to those who asked: The best way to get your blog out there is to comment when you see something you like on another blog. Interaction and communication, the wonders of the Internet, next to pointless videos of animals sniffing each others butts and illegal music downloads. Yes, it's very nice getting comments (good and bad, either way they're fun to read), but what I love most most most about blogging is just being able to speak my thoughts, take pictures, experiment with clothes, make fun of Belle in my charming and charismatic way, and express my Margiela love. With or without response, blogging is fun! And isn't having fun the point? I hope my sucky advice helps, or at least entertains. It doesn't? Well, pretend there's a vaudeville act Yes, right there. ENJOY.
dark side:Now get to sleep. I'M WATCHING YOU.Yes that is my eye (supa freakay, ow) and yes I still have interesting news to tell you so just hold your horses. *irritating granny voice* Put that dial down, Everybody Loves Rei will be right back!

EDIT: Thanks for the comments! To answer some questions...
-I usually use a self-timer, but my friend took these (mooching and nagging are key).
-We didn't use a tripod, just slimy hands
-Taken digitally with my Canon Powershot A590 IS. Very good camera, easy to use, but advanced.
-I used Picnik to edit the first 3, using the Cross Process tool in the Create section. For the last 3, I used a program called Photo Filtre that you can download for free here.

I used PhotoFiltre to blend the picture of the tree with me sitting on a stump, so I will give steps on how to do it using that. I won't get too detailed since you're all pretty tech savvy and smart, but here you are:

1. "Copy" one of your pictures
2. "Paste" on to the photo you would like to blend it with
3. Right click on the photo with your mouse and go to "Paste options..."
4. A box will pop up that has different paste settings. The first one is "Opacity", and there's a bar thingy. Drag the cursor thingy to find the right amount of opacity you would like and hit Ok. For mine I did something between 25-35.
5. It should blend now, and you're done! To get rid of the marching ants just right click and hit "Validate paste".
6. If you want to blend a bunch, just repeat the steps until your eyes bleed.

I'm not the best with instructions, but I hope this helps! Have fun!


Ana said...

The picture of you and the tree is creepy in a great way.

yoncto said...

looove the pictures.

Mathilda, Taiwan said...

Hi Tavi. Ive been browsing ur blog for a while and i LOVE it.
You inspired me to hav my own blog, and i actually opened one just YESTERDAY! Dont expect u to visit Cus there are only littlelittle things yet:P It's such a coincidence that u just post thing about managing a blog....thanks:)haha

ps.Those pics r amazing
Ahhh!i should have been the first to comment:O (see how popular tavi is!

April said...

these photographs are gorgeous, as always.

Hannah Cheeto said...

The pics are beautiful, and the outfit is love... kind of Dolce and Gabbana, I think? But mixed plaids are really awesome.

Emily said...

LOVE the pic of you in the trees. I think I actually owned that flannel for a while...


hazel said...


these pictures are amazing. did someone take them or did you have a tripod/timer?

fashionista said...



Arabelle said...

ohmyofdgdg my pictures feel inadequate and ugly now. BOO.

i don't think i could love you any more than i do but oh well LOOK WHAT HAPPENED, LOSER.

belimba said...

do you take your pictures with a self timer? >0<
I'm jealous. I can't make mine work for me as good as yours does for you.

Johanne said...

I love the picture with the tree. very artistic!

Joey said...

Is that your backyard? It looks like a horror movie! What's up with the stumps?

deko and posh said...

Love ur blog. Great pics!!

deko and posh

laia. said...

dudes, you are an awesome grunge explosion. i love it 100%

The Stylish Wanderer said...


minnad said...

dude i love your fotos

bewkworm said...

if i said you remind me of kurt cobainw when you wera plaid, would you be insulted? not that i mean to be mean, that is. i love grunge just as much as the next person. sooo... don't marry courtney love?

Jeanine said...

The pictures are fantastic. I also love how you combined the different plaids.

Nice and Shiny said...

Ohhh, lovin the plaid clash. Who knew it would be so easy, it looks great! I'll have to give that a go.
Good advise as well, you don't sound patronizing at all!
-ps-what happened to your eye! I hope your okay!!! <3

Tavi said...

Thanks you guys! To those who asked, I usually use a self timer, but here I bribed my friend with Razzles and Pop Rocks to take them for me (Hi HANZ). Come to think of it, I believe my dad has a tripod somewhere...gotta use it next time I take pictures.

hannah cheeto-You mindreader you! I was thinking "why have I been so obsessed with D&G lately..." when I put up the pictures. Haha!

belle-No, you still have better pictures, because they involve you killing a zebra and wearing hammer pants. And your dance moves are beautifully epic.

joey-Haha, it does look creepy. This is our yard at our cottage, we have a marshmallow roasting pit and the stumps are seats.

abigail-not insulted in the slightest. My hair is somewhat Cobain-y. They talked about him on NPR the other day and then my mom asked me if I knew who he was, and I was like "ROAR FEED ME RODARTE KURT COBAIN SWEATER TIGHTS" and then we talked about Courtney Love's lips. Kurt Cobain actually said one of my favorite quotes, "I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not." PREACH IT, BROTHER! God I'm cheesy.

Tavi said...

Oh, also to Nice and Shiny-Haha! My eye is fine, what happened was my friend shook the camera a little as I was blinking, and this creepy picture came out!

Fashion Slacker said...

all those pictures are so great! love it all!

Fashion Babbler said...

you always post the most interesting pictures, I love it!

♥♥CLAiiR3TH3ROCK3R♥♥ said...



dave said...

did you take those photographs yourself? digital? film? post-editing?

janeaca said...

you're so super duper cute. can't believe you're only in 7th grade! i like the picture with the trees superimposed upon the photo of you. how did you do it?

Ana said...

Grassy-ass about the photos. Well I suppose it could be sketchy but then again I think most of us can be creepers online. *guilty smile..yes i kind of stalk your ridiconculously (yes i am a fan of obnoxious words) cool outfits*

Tavi said...

Haha! Yes, most of us are. At least in the fashion blogosphere, where there are so many stylin peeps that I would like to kidnap and force to tell me their shopping secret-I mean, um, heh heh *sweats uncontrollably, looks around nervously*...

Fashion Is Poison said...

bebe! great post, i love the instructions btw.


catbird said...

your blog rules my school. super great.

Jessica said...

great pictures.
and i love your new blog banner :)


kudos on the photography.
explore and expound.


Niki said...

Tavi, I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am LOVING it. You're so creative, and I have to say I'm really jealous of your style. Thanks for all the fun, keep posting. :D

Niki said...

Agh, and HOW do you get pictures like this?? They're just beautiful, I love the colors and lighting quality.

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