i was so ecstatic i ripped the paper and then i didn't have a reason to be ecstatic anymore

O HAI GUYZ. A lot has happened in past days! Like, did you know Arvida got a tee up for sale? And so did Laia? Well well well, could this be the work of Tomas? No, just really awesome people that are great at design and who I want to be my soul. Hiiii guys. Be my soul.
Both of their stores went up last week, Arvida's first so I'll start there. Arvida is 17 and from Sweden and is more creative than your mom, even if your mom was the soulchild of Picasso and Tim Walker and everyone you've ever seen on BOOOOOOM! or how ever many O's there are. How selfish, all those O's. Anyway, that would be one creative ass soulchild, and Arvida is even more rad than that. I am NEVER uninspired by her outfits or photos and I knew her tee would be awesome but once I saw it I was blown away at how it pretty much just defies the definition of awesome itself. She played with the idea of androgyny which I of course love (hi FRUiTS, hi Mick Rock photo book that is baysiklee my glam bible) and took this picture of her guy friend (did I mention she's a fantastic photographer? And more creative than your mom? Who I decided is the soulchild of that 4 year old Martha or whatever? And David Bowie came into the picture somewhere? Who's going to Tokyo? WHAT?). The text underneath is "boy" in Russian, so once I wear this and people ask if it's a boy or a girl like they do when they see pictures of Grace Jones in my notebook I'll tell them to get a Russian dictionary. It'll be the new "your mom"-go get a Russian dictionary, turd.
Anyway, I played with her tee on Polyvore. If I had a soul I would sell it for all the clothes on this freaking site. But I do not have a soul. I am COLD. I am TOMAS.
arvida 1
navy navy
And Laia's tee, like she isn't already cool enough. First of all, lately I just don't see that many fashion blogs that voice actual opinions (of their own, not of magazines or editors or Cathy Horyn, who I hear likes plastic dinosaurs and hockey and hats) and can back them up. Laia, however, knows what she's talking about when she says she does or doesn't like something, which is very inspiring because I sometimes forget this is my blog and I can say it if I think Paolo Roversi is boring or the past Luella show just sucked. Her style is FANTASTIC. I cherish every one of her outfit posts and she recently did one where she wore my tee way better than I ever could. Laia is hilarious and makes me laugh, which, as someone without a soul, you can imagine is very remarkable! She is witty and clever and the nicest person ever. She brings out the poet in me, she makes me want to...pee? Ugh, I lost it. Note to Laia: you do not make me want to pee. Anyway, she did the idea of a necklace-like thing printed on a tee shirt, and did it WAY better than JC Penny or Avril Lavigne or whoever ever did. Lace is totally her thing and the details in the pattern are just so cool. It also looks a little hand drawn, which is just insanely cute and makes it way more charming.
laia laia!
Bloggers are taking over, dudez. And I kind of love it.
PS, if you ever want to get the facts and just the facts, do not read my blog. I do not lie but I don't give you just facts. I give you facts and what is the product of too much Tumblr browsing and sugar. Hyper hyper ramble ramble. Useless information flooding my brain!


laia. said...

you are too sweet tavz
i <3 you!

Unknown said...

thank you so much for the tip about arvida and laia.
they are both great bloggers!!! Truly inspiring.

I think I need to buy arvida's shirt right now tho. Us swedes gotta stick together!

keep being awesome tavi :D


Unknown said...

i am addicted to polyvore - which being a male puts me in a bit of a minority - its just such a kewl tool to clip products u like and then play around with them on a webpage and then publish onto a blog. Will check out Arvida and Laia.
If I can recommend a group blog back to u - that is http://www.modelfeed.com
There are 14 interesting models doin their own Not Made Up what happens away from the runway life stream thing; From riding their bikes to organic farms, to videoing each other cooking dinner. It's fun anyway thought I'd 2nd Polyvore rox and check out http://www.modelfeed.com
Thx BB

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Hi Tomas!! I really like your comments about fashion. You're hilarious and witty and charming! I'm in love with that gray dress in the middle collage! And yes, bloggers are taking over the world! Evil doers beware! Mwahhahaha~ xxoxoxoxoxo

Fashion Is Poison said...

ahh gotta love this post! i don't think i've read an entry with this amount of text in a long ass time but it was fulfilling :D

hmmm and i gotta tell yah, i am in love with the tavi shirt <3 <3

brodie said...

okay so the heels in that first outfit are AMAZING! they look like beatles wigs...for your feet. that long ballerina skirt is pretty great too.

Cassiopeia said...

i am just adoring arvida's tee... waiting for my paycheck to get yours and laia's, and now i have ANOTHER one to lust after... Yeeeeeek!



L I L Y said...

Lol, good on laia and Arvida. I am always inspired by their originality and plain coolness.

J.Yo said...

i'm falling in love with you, TOMAS.. help me?

anw the second polyvore is RAD.

ren said...

Wow, both shirts are pretty damn cool. :)

Mom Fashion World said...

hi tavi!
you make my day every time i visit your blog.
you really are stylish!

i love all the collage!


Noba said...

who needs straight facts when we've got you ;D

ashley said...

oh I'm loving laia's tee in cream. so versatile.

Constança said...

oh my GOD! the newspaper skirt is so cool!

Constança said...

oh my GOD! the newspaper skirt is so cool!

HuiMing said...

I like your polyvore sets! (:


Love + Cake said...

She makes you want to pee?! LOL, Tavi, you're hilarious.

I really love and respect any kind of artwork and designs that people do, and I adore both of the tees that you've featured on here, but they aren't my style right now! But they are really, really nice! :)

I've been hearing a lot about Polyvore, I guess I still have yet to try it! Everyone says it's so fun, haha.

I make tees, too...but they're kind of different...like, they aren't graphic type tees. You should come and check them out if you get a minute-I'd love to know what you think :)

xoxo, mavi

Love + Cake said...

Also, I think Bloggers ARE taking over and I love it as well! Interested to see where it goes in the next few years..

Emilie said...

I love Laia's tee! Such an interesting pattern and I love the symmetry. Love the rambling too :) Also, shoes in 'vore 2 are quite insane.

Anonymous said...

i like the outfits.

simple, yet bold. <3

and i just joined the blogging community, so i'm new to this.


Katy said...

AWESOME Polyvores. Has it given you any bugs on your computer?

hard liquor; soft holes said...


Raquel Trindade said...

hey, your blog is great!
did you know that your blog was so successful that it was released on a TV show here in Brazil?
Yes, You are doing a lot of success!

Claudia said...

such good outfits

Spencer Tweedy said...

So funny: I was about to name my next post "It Took Me Too Long To Figure Out There Are 7 O's In BOOOOOOOM!"

Great minds think alike ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice sets! I like the shirts too, but I have some kind of Waldorf-induced phobia of graphics (on me!) so I'll steer clear. And the fact that you state individual opinions and bring in non-fashion references is one of the major reasons I like your blog! Keep it up!


Lily said...

I love your blog, Tavi. Have you seen this new website, http://stylelikeu.com ? I found out about your site because they linked to it! Check it out. It's great.

E. said...

Loooove the shirts! I got yours in the mail! I've worn it once already, and I'm still working out how to wear it in other outfits.

Cat's Meow said...

Hey Tavi! I briefly mentioned you and Isabelle in my newest blog. (and there's a link to both your blogs as well). I just thought I'd let you know! (As always, if you want it down, I'll take it down)

meg ann said...

You inspire me!

Terry said...

I hate that anyone remotely feminine with short blonde cropped hair makes me think of Agyness, guhhhh. But those shirts are amazing, I'm lovin' both!

That newspaper tulip skirt is just about perfectionnnn.