October 13, 2009

for the boy with the string cheese legs

Hey guys, remember like, around this time a year ago, when I was semi creative and actually edited pictures and tried to make them look pretty and stuff? Yeah. That was nice. I am SLOWLY getting back to that...slowly. This is from a couple weeks ago:IMG_9374
The pompadour! And Baby Lynnie/Creepy doll lips! This is my new jam you guys, I can feel it. It is perfectly complimented by this creepy stare, like those mean 1800's school teachers at field trips to "settlements" that are supposed to be like the olden days or whatever. More on Flickr, because I never edit my pictures the same way and they look stupid together. Oh the woes of a neurotic...

EDI
T: Since some people have asked about the lips: I didn't use a skin tone layer first, just plain simple drawing a heart with lip liner and lipstick. I think I used some type of Wet n' Wild thing that is probably really old and gross and from the 90's and was once worn with a family member's tiny butterfly hair clips and bandannas, but any regular ole lipstick should do..

I am doing my best to get back to everyone's emails but I think it'll help if I can link some people to my FAQ and answer a question a number of readers seem to want to know the answer to.
I can't tell anyone how to make their blog "good" or "popular" and I hope no one decides they can, either. The only advice I can offer is to write about what you care about and have fun, which sounds really cheesy and is something we've all heard before but only because it's true.. By now everyone and their mom has a fashion blog so there are lots to choose from if a reader isn't pleased with yours, so why try to please them? And since there ARE so many blogs now, nothing wrong with standing out from the usual stereotype, of course. Go with yourself, go with yourself, go with yourself.

117 comments:

seriouslyright? said...

here here!!

stylefyles said...

sage advice.

calivintage said...

YES. that pompadour plus those lips and the tavi death stare. SO GOOD.

Robyn said...

haha 'Tavi Death Stare' That's awesome!
The lips remind me of...the Queen of hearts in Alice and Wonderland, I think? (but I agree Tavi, editting takes so long!)

-Robyn

Ross said...

what are those shoe? they look like snakeskin cut-i-ness... those arent kirkwood are they?

annie cat said...

to make that doll lips effect more profound, do you put on a skin tone color lipcolor first?

Emilie said...

I have doll issues..this is legitimately frightening haha.

daddylikeyblog said...

Tavi, you're amazing.

lambertgo said...

Too amazing for words.

Jayy (The Official Fliistar) said...

great editing!!
JAYYTHEFLIISTAR.BLOGSPOT.COM

Jennifer said...

you have such a great artistic view in your photos!

The Sideshow Scrapbook said...

Love love love this post....the outfit is sooo dapper and I love the lipstick :)

Laura xxx
www.sidestreetstyle.com

Annie said...

That picture is insanely awesome.

Please wear your hair like that every day.

Lizz said...

thats an awesome photo!
i love your lipstick

retrospecs said...

You're awesome.

Indigirl said...

The lips the dress,the cage skirt. I love it.

KD said...

Everyone asks you that because you're so darn awesome.

madi said...

brilliant. that outfit is very cute...and so is the whole picture, well in a death stare kinda way.

simone! said...

If looks could kill...

(I mean this in the absolute best possible way, of course)

Taylor Sterling said...

Amazing stare and lips girl!

Britte said...

LOVE where your going with this look.

xAZD said...

wow, nice photo! love your work.

xx,
xAZD

AFitz said...

Hi I love you.

Mr. Jerry Seguin said...

frighteningly glamourous!

Katie Beth said...

I love this photo. =)

Shop Szabo said...

You look fabulous! Love your style girl!

Emily said...

loving the baby lynnie lips!! your dress (romper?) almost looks like a vera bradley print diaper bag. but you're tavi and you can totally pull ANYTHING off so IT'S ALL GOOD :)

love your blog. SOOO much!

neutraltuesday.blogspot.com

Emily Cato said...

Okay, so I am in love with this photo. The doll lips remind me of a picture I took of myself a while back. I'll link it, if you want to see. :-p

The creepy stare is very Miss Menchin (from a little princess) lol. Love it!

Shelley Noble said...

Brilliant in every way. Loving what you say and do.

Georgiana said...

Amazing, love the lips!

http://thevintageduchess.blogspot.com/

Dylana said...

I just read through many of your blog posts. You are amazing and write so well! I am seriously laughing out loud. It's like your trying not to be funny, but you are so hilarious! I wish I had someone like you to hand out with when I was in middle school! Keep rocking the blogosphere!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Daphne said...

Always love your writing, Tavi. You are a very smart girl. And I adore that photo. I missed your edited, stylized, nature-y fashion photos!
xox
D

Soren Lorensen said...

you look like an alein from Doctor Who

which means you look cool but also like a villain

PilsenDog said...

Love the GaGa inspired lips Tavi -- but you put so much more meaning (than her) into them with the school marm inference -- love it! Did you wear this all day at school? Did you wear through PE -- refresh afterwards? Wouldn't mind a "behind the scenes" on the work it takes to keep up the look.

For me -- I looked BEST 5 minutes before I scrambled out the door to school (in Washington state, down a dirt road to the school bus in the drizzle. but that's another story.) Maintenance=75% of the day. Besos.

Christina said...

Love the Lynne Y. lips. Next is dots o' bloosh on the cheeks.

Stylish Goddess said...

Yeah it's true..just go with yourself!!;)

Neon Gypsy said...

lipstick is gorgeous
<333 as always

neongypsy.blogspot.com

Martha said...

You are such an inspiring little girl ! :)

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

Haha. This is very very cool editing. ;)

Sarada said...

Tavi...
I just kind of really wanted to thank you for inspiring me to write a blog. So here I am thanking you. I love the "creepy doll lips". I think you look like a high fashion model...
Adieu for Now (oxymoron...heh,heh)
Sarada

Tavi said...

You guys are the b e s t

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

Tavi!!!
Your blog is FABULOUS!!!
Love your style, love you wit, love your outlook on fashion, style, and everything else!!
You've found yourself yet another reader! Thank YOU! ^__^

www.alextealeart.blogspot.com
www.alexteale.com

laia. said...

fiona?
yessssss.
<3

Lady Smaggle said...

I'm sooooo happy these are back. I'm a reader from way in the beginning (referral from Fashion Robot) and these are just the juice. Lovin it.

HeartFallOutBoyMuch? said...

Oh My God your blog is just amaze :) Inspiration for us all :)
<3

c. said...

love the eyeglasses. vintage, I presume?

fayeee said...

so cool

Shopper said...

I love that make-up ^^.

OscillatingWildly said...

It's ridiculous and highly unfair that you should be twice as cool as me when I am nearly twice your age.

Ridiculous.

Alison said...

You are spot on about the thing about how to make a blog cool - you just gotta write about what you love or feel like and hope that someone feels it too. What do you use to photoedit? And it has to be said - your wardrobe must be out of this world - and slowly taking over your parents house!

Daisy said...

Yoiur lips look fantastic !

sofiasophie said...

lovely pic!
everything in the pic remind the automn and maybe wisdom too, the brown shade, the sweet light, the plant in the hands...

zoomslow said...

Hey,

After an initial period of concern, I quickly came to like your photographic construct :-P

P.S So happy that U like Pi-cas-so. I could spend an abnormal amount of time looking with awe at his paintings. Another version of Kawakubo, in terms of creative inspiration. I'm hoping that eventually Picasso's art, impels you to draw and paint like a demon!

[ StrawberiiStarz ] said...

Ahhhh~Le TAVI!!!

This photo is quite the adorable one. I love the lips. It reminds me of the geisha dolls. Teehee.

I look forward to more creative photos. I love seeing ones imagination! ^=^
ANYWAY......
I hope this doesn't creep you out but uh..I had a dream and you were in it. I don't even know WHY but you were..it was pretty weird. You acted like you write...it was as if I met you before. XD Pretty weird, yes?

I even wrote a blog entry on it. o_o Ah, this might make you more popular. I'm sorry...and my blog isn't actually all about fashion. At first I thought "That would be cool" Then I was like, "..But it's not unique." Yours is still unique...but I've seen a lot that are the same. :( I actually have two, one is more nerdy than the other...and I cosplay so I add those pictures in there. I hope you know what cosplay is. If you don't...you should! It's...awesome. :)


Sorry for the long post. I just spammed your page..with..spam.

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Glam clothes, xoxo

MAISON CHAPLIN, the internationally recognized most stylish and glam fashion blog by some fashion houses!

@ www.MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

Visual Culture said...

i like you so much ..und yours flowers.. ugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlFjf1pWk2c

annelies said...

ive been watching your blog for a while and u have been a great inspiration to me. i even started my own blog about fashion and other things. my only thing missing is a camera for pictures. you really truely inspired me and thanks. your style is amazing....check out my blog rebelstyle212.blogspot.com...
and thanks again

mom & son said...

omg!
what a beautiful morning to start my day.
you really make me smile!
i'm very impressed and kudos to you!
you're so young but you have already a brilliant mind to create and style your clothes.
plus, i adore the confidence on you when you wear your outfit. thanks for the tip!

i hope you can visit me @

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

YARDEN said...

you look awesome :D

_____________
http://yardenisinthehouse.blogspot.com/

miss milki said...

ah see this is what makes your blog great! You are so individual and totally fearless with your sense of style. Fabulous outfit - wish I could see your shows though, theres just a little peep of them tantalising me!

NIKK. A. said...

Your so creative. What an inspiration!..

heartofayoungdynamic.blogspot.com

heartofayoungdynamic.blogspot.com

CMA said...

ABSOLUTE perfection when it comes to the lips
gorgeous darling, loving your blog as always
youre linked on my site

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

limi said...

i love, love, love it! the lips, great.

Keith said...

I really like that photo. This is my first time visiting your blog. It's fantastic. Cheers!

Kat said...

a wonderful pic, i really like the colours and the whole composition.

lahlah said...

aaahhh...
can i say that again??? lol

you are the raddd-esttt...
the lips and the stare and the flower pot :D

Fashion By He said...

such an amazing blog!!!

come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think and if you want to link exchange

fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

Isabel said...

That relative from the 90s who wore butterfly clips and bandannas? That was me.

ABOYWonders said...

OMG Super cute...LOving the gaga inspired lipstick!

aboywonders.blogspot.com

Lexi said...

I love the pomp and heart lips. They look haunting (in a good way!) combined with your stare.

Red Lipstick Style said...

Love the lips, so cool. and well said, you can't please everyone.

Olivia said...

Those lips! That pomp! ♥
Wowee Tavi. Better than ever.
PS Thanks for the advice!

Lisa said...

haha, wow, so many comments. you probably won't read mine, will you?

well, i've read your blog for a pretty long time.. but i don't really comment on blogs a lot. but i wanted to say 2 things :P

1. you look so much older in that picture o.o like, 20, but smaller xD

2. i definitely agree with that you have to write what you want. i just started a blog, and i have 2 followers. both friends. but i dont really care, cause i think it's just really fun to write my blog, and i just post whatever i want. may it be songs, fashion, or um.. pikachus xD i don't see the point of writing a blog to become.. popular or anything. i prefer blogs over magazines, and thats cause.. well, of course cause blogs are updated a lot xD but also cause fashion magazines are for a looot of people, who all have to like it. and blogs are much less mainstream :)

sooo.. i looong comment xD well, i already wrote a lot, but i shouldn't forget the most important: you're AWESOME. seriously. thats the only word i can think of xD i'm sorry for the long comment, hehe, and i'm also sorry for how horrible i am at explaining things. oh and i'm sorry for my english.

Qi said...

blogs are definitely meant for fun, and i have to say, reading this post was the highlight of my day, lol
(omg, it rhymed! xD )

http://blurplestyle.blogspot.com/

KD said...

You probably already know this, but you're on a style.com slideshow!
http://www.style.com/trendsshopping/stylenotes/101209_Fresh_Faces_Of_Fashion/?mbid=sn
You're number 22! Congrats!

Rowan said...

tavi, you are so cool! i love ths look, it's like old-timey but new!

www.pinkandpaisley.blogspot.com

Heather said...

oh my! your hair = gorgeous. i've never seen anyone try the hair pouf with short hair. it looks so perfect and amazing. all of the other girls have the typical long hair with the "it-looks-like-im-wearing-one-of-those-Hollywood-Bumpit-things" hair poufs. so orginial. love the editing gorgeous :)

WendyB said...

I think of those as Lady Gaga lips now!

lara vincent said...

epic photos

zizzorobot said...

hi Tavi
is alice writing, the photoeditor of ELLE italy!
I would need to talk with you concerning a picture request for an ARTICLE ABOUT YOU in our next december issue!!
please contact me!
photoeditorelle@hachette.it

polarnna said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1amHopxnE1Q/SsT7eRH-M2I/AAAAAAAAAhc/5bK-6d4_OJs/s1600-h/5.jpg

Stjarna said...

hey, pretty lips!!!
stjarna

zoomslow said...

pretty picture :-O check-it-out!!
http://www.balenciaga.com/

Tavi said...

DUH laia!!
Thanks guys <3

zizzorobot said...

hi Tavi
is alice writing, the photoeditor of ELLE italy!
I would need to talk with you concerning a picture request for an ARTICLE ABOUT YOU in our next december issue!!
please contact me!
photoeditorelle@hachette.it

Gladys said...

like, totally awesome.

Julia said...

great glasses!
xoxo

p.s. everything else that I wanted to say has already been said.
:)

michelle said...

...i love you?

Chloë said...

This pic looks really great! you edit your pics very well

Aoife said...

Love the lips! What editing pogram do you use? These look really good!
x
www.heartshavemadeahome.blogspot.com

Laura said...

ur so cool!

Sabrina said...

best make up ever

Mário Araujo said...

love the look!!!

www.spotmag.blogspot.com

Teffy said...

omg..tavi! those lips are fierce ;)

Kaia said...

i love this. i hope you don't mind me adding you. i love your blog.

YeYe said...

Great blog I just discovered it :)

This is such a cute picture, you have to be the most stylish 13 year old I ever saw :)

bisoux from Montreal,

-Izzy

:)

Signe said...

YES! Sooo fab!!

A Beautiful Party said...

great picture!

RC said...

beaut-y-ful! so new, yet so classic. LOVE.
http://all-is-art.blogspot.com/

jewall said...

Your edit makes me sad. I still have some of my butterfly hair clips! Oh the 90's... love it.

runwayriot said...

amazing outfit tavi. hairstyle is great too!

R. said...

oh dear, I LOVE the lips. so good. I think they work better without the skintone layer personally. making lips skin colored kind of grosses me out.

youbettawork said...

working itt tav, please take more like this!

Steffi said...

I love your Style and you have crazy pics. xxx

http://theblondesthings.blogspot.com/

HEK said...

Beautiful picture! Also saw you in Pop, you looked so amazing:)

Chelle said...

You look adorable. The pot plant is a nice touch.

freeky-paradis said...

I'v heard about you in a magazin!
i live in Paris!
ps: I love your stuff ;)

Floz said...

You produce such awesomeness! Where do you get it???? a secret cave??? I'd hide my awesomeness there, Tavi!!
PS (about Louis Vuitton, last post, it was amazingly odd. the fur is hideous and i love it! Afrotastic. Louis is a very weird genius. Hmm, lets say like you!)

Floz said...

excuse my hyperactivity. Afrotastic? I was on coke. :D

Lecon de vetement said...

Love!!

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Love your post.

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