January 5, 2010

i can really relate to this

Want to hear a little story? I think you do.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Ivat. And she ordered a book on Amazon. Oh, and she was very pretty and BFFs with Sofia Coppola and was very pretty and owned lots and lots of dalmatian mice.

So Ivat, who was also very cool, and humble, ordered a book from Amazon dot com. It was called Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs 1998-2009. And she wanted it because Juergen is of her top 3 favorite photographers ever-him, Nick Knight, and Tim Walker. Maybe Juergen is even in the Top 2, but I, the neutral ominous storyteller, won't say who then gets the boot.
Oh, and because Marc Jacobs is one of her favorite designers, and the ads are always sick, and she has them taped to her school folders and made a little booklet of them. She also tore out every Juergen editorial he did for W in 2007 and 2008 and stapled them together, too. And even has a couple of his pictures on her wall.

It was the month of August when Ivat decided she would order the book. AH, THE DAYS OF SUMMER. They were filled with sights, smells and sounds that could be easily described using analogies commonly found in Kathy Bates movies, or movies about racial barriers crumbling down in the great name of football, or both! Words like "honey," "rooster," and "sweet summer day" intermingled with one another in the mind of Ivat, who enjoyed this month immensely. Times were simple, except for when she had to give a big long speech to her parents as to why The Book was worth 76 dollars that she would pay herself.

Luckily, her parents understood. Ivat happily and excitedly ordered the book, and it was only supposed to take 5-6 business days to arrive at her Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs 1998-2009-less home.

Summer ended, and disaster struck: school! Ivat could no longer sleep in, or spend all day watching Ruth Gordon films, or have Ruth Gordon films on while she slept all day so as to test her theory on if it would do weird stuff to her unconscious brain and somehow make her more cool/suddenly a sunflower. Algebra equations and old scientists with beards and long names took over her day, but she hurriedly walked home every day in the hopes of finding a nice cardboard box with a thoughtful smiley-arrow printed on the sides.

The box never came, though. The pain was excruciating and Ivat grew worried. She took long walks on rainy nights, and wallowed in the sadness she could see in raindrops catching the light of a streetlamp. One night she came across a man sitting on a bench; an elderly fellow, wearing a suit.

"Hi," she said. "What's your name?"
"Norman," the man replied, looking away from Ivat and down the road.
"Are you waiting for a bus?"
"Yes."
"I hate to tell you this, but they cancelled this busline two years ago. There are no more buses on this street."
"You don't know what you're talking about."

Wait, wrong story.
Oh, but if I could continue that one for just a sec for fantasyland purposes-then Ivat was allowed to dye her hair and was also best friends with Scarlet Johansson.

ANYWAY, yes, Ivat would walk alone at night, agonizing over whether or not the book would make it. It had been far more than 5-6 business days.

A few weeks later, an email popped up in her inbox, saying the book would come in November. It was a shame it had to be so late, but she was happy to be receiving it at all.

Suddenly, it was December. Snow was on the ground, and Ivat's hands made the habit of stealing cookies whenever they found themselves in the kitchen. They were not, unfortunately, in the habit of flipping through glossy pages with photographs of the faces of Victoria Beckham and Winona Ryder being lightened up by the possesion of a beautiful man's designs and by another beautiful man's camera flash.

"It'll be there in January," another email said. Fine, fine, as long as it gets here, Ivat thought, sighing as she hung ornaments on a tree.

Eventually, it was January. The fifth, actually. And that morning, another email came:
"Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order."

And then ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Why? Because after six months-definitely not SIX DAYS- the book didn't come. In half a year, Ivat could've found another copy, and would have been willing to pay full price for it from a Marc Jacobs store, too, despite her general cheapness/laziness. However, it took six months for Amazon to realize it had none left. And by the time the last email came, the email which shattered hopes, and dreams, and even killed a few people, the only copy one could buy online cost at least 350 dollars.

The fifth of January was already bad. Ivat spent 20 minutes lying in bed the night before, contemplating whether or not to get up and pee, and ended up falling asleep with her glasses on, and couldn't find them in the morning. And was blind the whole day. She also chewed an Advil as opposed to swallowing it, because she is used to the chewable Tylonel that tastes like orange (the chewed Advil tasted like bad pasta.) So that also made her day bad. And, perhaps worst of all, Ivat had that "Party in the USA" song stuck in her head THE WHOLE DAMN DAY. Yes, THAT song. Yes, the one Miley Cyrus pole-danced to at some awards show, and OH THE SCANDAL! because it is definitely a well-known fact that pop stars have always been reliable as role models.

But you know what is probably more of a scandal? THAT THE BOOK DIDN'T COME. AND THAT IT TOOK AMAZON HALF A YEAR TO REACH THAT CONCLUSION. I COULD HIKE TO THE REAL AMAZON IN THAT TIME.

We spoke to Ivat for this story and she told us she plans on spending her money she's getting back on lots of consolation chocolate and shoes. "I'm very disappointed," said Ivat, "my daughters look up to Miley Cyrus-oh wait, you mean about the book? Sonny, don't get me started."

221 comments:

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hazel said...

oh no! have you looked elsewhere?!

I REALLY FEEL FOR YOUUUUUUUUUU

Mallory said...

Ohhhh my gosh. That suuuuuuuuuucks.
I feel so bad for "Ivat"

WendyB said...

Ha ha ha...having that song in your head...I mean Ivat's head...really adds insult to injury.

Spencer Tweedy said...

dude that shucks. FUNNY STORY cuz I made an amazonian order which was supposed to arrive today which DIDN'T which I was/am excited for. but this is much much worse.

pauline said...

i feel that this would make me need chocolate too.

somewhere else said...

funny how that kind of thing COMPLETELY RUINS your headspace.

P.S. I bought a Rodar-tay for Tar-jay dress, and there were girls talking about you in the change room. In Texas!
Nice work!

P.P.S. I'm from Sydney and didn't really realise how famous you are.

Jacqueline said...

Sorry about that! xoxo

Emily said...

ahhhh tavi :( you'll get it eventually!! you definitely definitely will

xx

Michele said...

Hahah sorry I shouldn't be laughing at 'Ivat'. I could already see the Ghost World scene coming from miles away. But how lame that they didn't have it, I'd freak!

Eloise said...

ya ya ivat. i understand your homely pains and sorrowzzz

zoomslow said...

Amazing, Ivat is Tavi spelt backwards!!! What a coincidence ;-)

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

BETTER YOU PASS THIS DARLING...

@ MAISONCHAPLIN.blogspot.com

Lucia said...

That was one of the more depressing stories I have heard in my life. I would kill amazon in that situation. Oh! by the way, I saw you in the New york times style section a REALLY long time ago. and it made me happy.

therearelines.blogspot.com

Holic_O said...

damn... thats frustraiting...

madeleine said...

oh daahhling do I FEEL for YOU!!!!!! i hate it when that happends. your so patient. excellent story. Check out my blog. follow meee!!read about you in teen vogue. jolly well done. love your style. <<33

Jerome said...

Amazon be drawlin' and ballin'! I hope Ivat wrote an good letter.

madeleine said...

BTW!! I am soo ordering the TAVI t-shirt. so cute

Renaissance chic said...

Nice one. There was a column about you in the washington Post.

http://fulfillingmyresolutions.blogspot.com/

blukats said...

Sad but this is the way Amazon operates. They are getting worse and won't allow small collector book sellers any more.

Have you tried contacting the publisher or other book sites? There are a lot out there, maybe you can find one where people will trade for it.

SB said...

poor ivat :(

zuccherosavanna.blogspot.com

Madeline and Sophie said...

I feel for Ivat... :(
The frowny face expresses my emooooootions.

joy said...

This is damned entertaining for a text-only post.

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

firefly said...

Oh noes, how could they?
Took them long enough. Get consolations from the two saviors of womankind:chocolate and shoes. (But again, I wouldn't know-says the girl with two pairs of shoes and who takes three months to finish a chocolate bar)

Laura Gerencser said...

Too bad about the book! Amazon is not always reliable!:(
Great story though!!:) Very entertaining!

façon aesthetics said...

I read an article about you in a newspaper a few weeks ago. the author had this nice little theory about you. it said that you're a project made up by some clever guys, who'll one day admit that you're not real. he had this idea because you're writing is so brilliant. I couldn't agree more.

Ashley said...

So disappointing for um, Ivat? Yeah this little story was the best part of my day. seriously.

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

Tavi said...

Thank you for the sympathy! I am still learning to COPE, but alas, it is not EASY.

facon aesthetics-Wow, you'd think the guy that wrote that article would think to watch any of my vlogs first, or consider the fact that other journalists have actually met me in real life...before publishing that! Ah well.

Emily said...

Hey, you probably will NEVER read this, but did you realize your name spells out the word "vati" and vati means "dad" in england? Hmm, just thought you would like to know!

(always)alanna said...

ohmygosh.that.sucks.so.bad.and.i.will.boycott.amazon.from.here.on.out.in.response.to.this.tradgedy

oh.yeah.and.you.and.your.amazing.storytelling.skills.fuckingrock.

xx

josephine said...

GRR

zoomslow said...

BTW I really enjoyed the Bob Dylan interview you posted. Sknaht! :-)

Emilie said...

AH THAT SUCKS. Really, really really. Please pass my condolences along to Ivat.

Kristen said...

Well, tell Ivat that Amazon will get theirs considering tons of people read this blog and it's not exactly good press for them. Nope!

Richard Kilroy said...

This fantastic story will no doubt reach someone who matters either at amazon's run down crackhouse delivery centre, or marc jacobs' heavily guarded fortress empire of fashion, and you will be bestowed with the book eventually. You HAVE the power and the importance to achieve it.

Erin said...

Poor Ivat! I myself have had terrible dismay from Amazon's 'Super Saver Shipping'. It took a month for one little CD to come! They should call it "Super-duper Slow Shipping'!

Forever said...

hahaha! I know what you mean!!

Amazon stinks.

jillian-hedges.blogspot.com

simplethings said...

I am a personal assistant and I couldn't help myself.

I know you're hoping for $70 but I found it here for $120. Backorder (I know, I know) but STILL

http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9783865217158-0

Now if your tastes were for something slightly more mainstream I could get you a coffeetable book about pole dancing role models for a cool $19.99...

:: :: said...

tavi try looking at http://www.addall.com for it

:: :: said...

listed on addall.com for $72.29 at buy.com and for a bit more at booksamillion.com

Yogchick said...

Love the GHOST WORLD reference as i am a huge Daniel Clowes fan. By the way, how did you get to be so cool? Perhaps there is a formula you can patent? Then put it in a bottle and sell it for a small fortune so you can then buy all the Marc Jacobs stuff you want...

Erin said...

Oooh! Good idea, simplethings! A whole book about certain pole-dancing role models! How wonderful! You could bring it to school and show all your favorite teachers and friends. They would be delighted!

Carys said...

This is definitely one of the most tragic stories I have ever heard. If it's any consolation, my teen vogue handbook still hasn't arrived and it was supposed to be sitting under my treeon Christmas morning.
<3

D. Winfield Norman said...

I think you may need this to make you feel better:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280445814773&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

But then maybe I need it more...

Chick Hatchers said...

This is absolutely the best blog post I have read in a long while. I have stopped in to read your blog from time to time after the first article (months ago) that speculated initially that you may be an underground fashion critic. You seem very interesting. I like your writing style better on this than the fashion posts. You have a lot of writing skill and can take this a long way, though I get the idea that your true passion is fashion.

Just a tip for future reference: When you don't receive an order within 10 days, go look elsewhere. If you end up with a duplicate, then you can always return one and get your money back. I'm sorry this was learned the hard way. It sounds like that book was very important to you. (Oh, and I had no speculation that Ivat might actually be you until I started reading the comments. It was clever and, with you name, creative.)

mychildsview.blogspot.com

Isabelle+Allie said...

i think this might be the funniest ever, omniciant narrator. poor ivat

Incroyables by Melissa May said...

They did this same exact thing to me with a cd. Give em hell!

milkandblue said...

Oh how you do make me laugh Ivat :P

You were in My UK Elle 'The Runway Edit' I've been too lazy to actually read the full magazine at the moment, So I have no clue if you're featured in that :P

Sondra said...

Juergen Teller is amazing. That book seems awesome.
And Ghost World reference! Hahah. Poor Ivat. :( That seriously sucked. I would have flipped a major shit, pardon my french.

By the way (and I mean this in the least creepy way possible) you were in my dream the other night. (See, it DOES sound creepy.) You sent me a package for some reason, and it had all these camouflage clothes in it. Yeah, I don't know. x)

Nat said...

That same thing always happens to me. Welcome to the club Ivat.

khdz said...

haha... you have made my psychology class that much more entertaining. :)

in a world of my own said...

Best. Post. Ever.

tofupoo said...

I hate it when packages dont commee!! i hope you got your money back girly. Erm,well i hope Ivat did. Is she really friends with scarjo?
ooooooooo

simonesays said...

Oh, Ivat. My heart goes out to you.

PETRA?! said...

I HAVE SOME VERY CRUDE WORDS FOR ALL THOSE AMAZON.COM KIDDOS. TRUST ME, TAVI/IVAT (HEH HEH, YOUR NAME BACKWARD). TRUST ME. I KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON HERE TOO. ...TRUST ME.

ally said...

i'm so so so sorry. right before i read this post i ordered something online from urban outfitters - i hope that doesnt happen to ME!!!
xoxo
whyaremadhattersmadhatters.blogspot.com

Mon Alisa Design said...

I feel your pain darling x

Fiona said...

ahhaha.
you are me hero.

Fiona said...

yes... of course I meant to sound like a pirate in my above comment.

Madeline and Sophie said...

That's so depressing i would sue them! but i have a copy and you can have it for $50 I've have it for a while a friends mom gave it to me. Let me know if you want it i can probably ship it to you

madeline.sophie1@gmail.com

brightlightsbigcity said...

oh pobrecita.. lo siento.
http://watermelonfeet.blogspot.com

Chan said...

I see it's one of Those days.
By the way, your blog is fantastic.
In case you haven't already heard that...

mila said...

Haha, love it. I could also relate. In many ways. Oh yes I could.

meme-stylenewbie.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Great writing, Tavi; I am in full agreement that the universe will make sure you get your copy of this book one way or another. Happy New Year!

sd said...

WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
that's bullshit!!
...............i would most likely be crying in a corner if this happened to me...

supercereal said...
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Sarah G said...

I LOVE YOUR REFERENCE TO THE DALMATION MICE.
that is all.
oh, and your heading is wes anderson-tastic

Sarah G said...

I LOVE YOUR REFERENCE TO THE DALMATION MICE.
that is all.
oh, and your heading is wes anderson-tastic

McMimi said...

Oh, my good God, that is outrageous!

Elizabeth said...

hmm i like this mysterious "ivat" and her ghost world references...
this made me laugh. keep it up.

Elizabeth said...
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Paola and Denisha said...

Darn that sucks !
A lot of girls look up to Miley Cyrus and . .
oh the book?
Yeah, that's catastrophic. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Paola and Denisha said...

Darn that sucks !
A lot of girls look up to Miley Cyrus and . .
oh the book?
Yeah, that's catastrophic. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Paola and Denisha said...

Darn that sucks !
A lot of girls look up to Miley Cyrus and . .
oh the book?
Yeah, that's catastrophic. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Paola and Denisha said...

Darn that sucks !
A lot of girls look up to Miley Cyrus and . .
oh the book?
Yeah, that's catastrophic. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

daisymay said...

gutting. I would so send a huge email of complaint

Alyss said...

Be strong, Ivat. Be strong.

Bay Faye said...

Hehe..."Ivat"...

But seriously that's a bummer. The same thing just happened to me only it was with a purse. They kept pushing the shipping date back until they finally said it wasn't in stock. ICK. There is some serious incompetence going on...

Maybe they will get it back in stock...? Or maybe you can find it on eBay...? Or maybe...? Eh. I am an incurable optimist.

I hope you experience some good fortune soon! :]

JULIA said...

i only realized halfway through Ivat was Tavi backwards.

Isabel said...

How upsetting! Amazon is so st00pid! REVOLT!

Tavi said...

Emily-Of course I read it! Well, then, I suppose I am a father!

THANK YOU for all the links to buy it other places!!

Also I'm not asking anyone to boycott Amazon haha, they're usually pretty great, this was just majorly annoying

cocojennifer said...

poor Ivat,
i feel for her!

roop Tavi!
i leef rof reh!

cocojennifer said...

poor Ivat,
i feel for her!

roop Tavi!
i leef rof reh!

AFitz said...

ah yes. well tell Ivat she gets great sympathy from my good friend named....Anna.

The whole backwards name thing just really doesnt work for me

bittlerelly said...

like richard above said, you're totally going to get it, with a signed note from marc jacobs and juergen teller is going to hand deliver it. have you seen juergen teller's house that is up for sale in london? it's the most bestest narrowest house ever.
--jennifer

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Just stopping by to say Happy New Year!!

thwany said...

that's so annoying!!!

EBoogie said...

i'm so sorry you had to go through this annoying customer 'service' experience!! ahhhh ... you have made my night with this post though! 'i could have hiked to the real amazon' lollollollollol

Eline said...

Ugh same happened to me with a poetry book I can't find anywhere else. Sad sad sad forevermore.

Olivia said...

You are brilliant.

lisa said...

juergen teller is also one of my favourite photogrpahers. i was thinking about getting the book but now i am not so sure!

http://lisa-smalldetails.blogspot.com

Princesssabina said...

Oh my that's really terrible, but Amazon is not the only site for buying books...About Miley Cyrus: NO COMMENT

jenn. said...

oh, amazon, you minx.
love for the Ghost World reference.
jenn.x

Natalie@CANNEDFASHION said...

The story made me chuckle! But seriously, that is TERRRIBLE customer service. Nx

CANNEDFASHION.COM

Sanna said...

I want you to write a book. About whatever. I love your writing, you're so funny :)

Hope you'll find the book someday. Or that the chocolat makes everything okay.

Chloë said...

oh man, that's just sad! bad customer service AND Miley Cyrus? my thoughts truely goes to Ivat

façon aesthetics said...

Tavi, I think this journalist wrote that as a little joke and a major compliment. : )

Eleanor said...

:'(

Soren Lorensen said...

I weep tears for the plight of poor porr Ivat

i_mia said...

OMG... I feel for you. That sucks - if it was me, I'd probs sent them hate mail every day until august. See if they like that.

I wanted to say.... Did you know that your also really well known in the middle east now? I live in Dubai, and in the past two weeks I've read about three different articles about you. You are the new hype here!! Whoo.....

I love your blog! Mia xxx

la velvet said...

hi Tavi...i really love your blog,and i read this and think i feel for you little..hahaha my english sucks ok?
because im spanish...but,i dont know what can i understand you...

muuuuuua(is like the sound of a kiss right?)
jajajaja xxxx

Baro Lucas said...

Good history !
It´s bad ! :´(


Kisses!

Ruthers said...

Ahh I had that once with them... except it was breakfast club on DVD and only cost me the sum of £2.80+shipping from the cook islands.

I can relate, though my disappointment was probably less *hugjump*

Della said...

Oh no they didn't! That's a travesty. A real live travesty.

Alice D. Millionaire said...

this is my favorite post of yours.. i'm pretty sure EVER.
sorry for your misfortune, though. you presented it in a really entertaining, creative way at least?
if i had it, i'd send mine to you.

alice d.

eden! said...

i love the ghost world refrence so much!

the holister abolisher said...

haha I felt stupid last night when I got into bed, closed my eyes, and realized that Ivat is Tavi backwards.
Stupid amazon.

gem fatale said...

The swines!
I hope you manage to get the book at some point. I think you should definitely kick up a fuss in Amazon's inbox. You might get some free amazon out of it at least!
x

Sam Harvey said...

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Becca said...

This story was hilarious! You are such an awesome writer (: I'm really sorry you couldn't get that book though. I looked for it a few weeks ago, but it was so expensive! Maybe Marc will see this and send you a copy (;

Cynthetic said...

Annoying. Check abebooks.com . It is a conglomeration of used bookstores. One of the best places to go.

mehallo said...

Just for fun, I played a similar game with Amazon for over a year. In this case, it was a rare kitchen knife.

Well, not too rare. The Sharper Image was carrying the same knife - but for 15 dollars more. Amazon had he best price. And after the first round of emails as to delays, I decided to see how long it would take. I was in no hurry.

A YEAR AND ONE MONTH later, the knife showed up. I got the price - and was happy. But it did take A YEAR AND ONE MONTH.

With the postscript being, 3 months later, the same knife showed up at a closeout store. I guess in that time it became old season merchandise. Tho: same price as Amazon.

My latest Amazon quest seems to be this rare book, which I do know was limited to a printing of 500 copies (I had the school I work for order it for their library, so all can share).

We'll see what happens next: http://mehallo.com/blog/archives/9125

:)

Richie Designs said...

somehow I believe that one of your new friends at Rodarte or maybe Vogue will read this and you'll get one.

Call me crazy...it just seems like this one is a no brainer -good luck!

ItsBritts said...

Oh Ivat. Haha. Hilarious "story". Hope Ivat feels better today.

ItsBritts said...

Oh Ivat. Haha. Hilarious "story". Hope Ivat feels better today.

Blake said...

Sorry darling, it looks like you can get this for $130, but that's not much consolation compared to $75. Link below:

http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?author=&title=&lang=en&isbn=978-3865217158&submit=Begin+search&new_used=*&destination=us&currency=USD&mode=basic&st=sr&ac=qr

Grace said...

How awful of Amazon to do that!

I know this is completely unrelated, but when is it ever the wrong time to mention this, Freaks & Geeks.... AMAZING. I've memorized all 18 episodes. Fantastic to see another person so enamored with the show. (Also, love the fact that you refer to him as Daniel Desario and not James Franco.)

Love Grace.

Rheanne said...

wow thats really bad of amazon i swear they say on their website next day delivery???
:(

please
http://rheanne-thegirlinnottingham.blogspot.com/

Kelsey said...

Ooo, that sucks!

A few years ago, I bought my brother a hard to find (but amazon had it) movie (Old Boy) he loved for Christmas. I even PAID EXTRA to make sure he got it by Christmas as he was serving in Iraq at the time, I wanted to make sure he had the best holiday he could out there. In March I found out he never got it. After many phone calls and emails, he finally received the movie in august. AUGUST! He was already home from Iraq by that time! Ugh!

Anyway, your story reminded me of that incident; I'm sorry your book never came and it took them so long to figure it out.

Peacock's Hat said...

Oh dear, that is insanely rubbish. However, the story was AWESOME, and so awesome I feel a little concerned that you write better than me at age 13, and I'm doing an English degree and am 19. Big fat oh dear. Also loved the Ghost World reference- presuming you must have seen the Luella collection which was inspired by it? Sorry if you've already written a post about it, I have only recently started reading, and thought I should mention it just in case you had been deprived of the genius of Luella Bartley.

Hi, I'm Ely. said...

youre so very amusing to me. i like you.

http://www.musingofsorts.com/
http://www.ucdtxc.com/

xhannahwx said...

Ahhhh spelling my name backwards to disguise my identity totally wouldn't work for me as i'm called Hannah D:

P.S sorry to hear about the book!

Alie said...

so sorry for ivat :s

gem fatale said...

The swines!
I hope you manage to get the book at some point. I think you should
definitely kick up a fuss in Amazon's inbox. You might get some free
vouchers out of it at least!
x

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

I hate Amazon.. they always always mess up :/ always. I once never got my Christmas present because of Amazon.
... please don't tell it would be Tim Walker that you would kick off the top two list, that would make me :(

warren said...

"...have Ruth Gordon films on while she slept all day so as to test her theory on if it would do weird stuff to her unconscious brain and somehow make her more cool..."

It seems to have worked. +1 to Ruth Gordon.

style, substance & sutton said...

damn.

everyone should enter my tote bag give-a-way!! its pretty f'ing cute.

http://stylesubstanceandsutton.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-this-tote.html

Initials.CC said...

poor tavi!!
you're so cute <3

bisous!

http://initialscc.blogspot.com

mmmayo said...

BEST STORY EVER. Read it while eating my lunch. Kind of a downer but hilarious.

Thank you!

hannah said...

awwwww thats too bad....if it makes you feel better my january 5th really sucked too.....just be persistant!

Craig said...

OMG!!! Amazon seriously needs to get its act together. The same thing happened to me with my copy of the HBO movie for Grey Gardens. Granted, I live in Australia but, come on!!! I eventually got it though.

Tavi (or Ivat, whoever makes it to the computer first) should check out www.thingsthatshitme.com.
You could post about this and get the ball rolling for Amazon to get a clue.

Love your work!!

Lilcocoloco said...

Oh, no! What a tragedy!!
Would Barnes & Nobles possibly have it??


lilcocoloco.blogspot.com

Casey said...

It took me a disgustingly long time to realize that Ivat is Tavi backwards.

Also, I heard the Marc Jacobs marriage thing is just a rumor? Of course, have yet to google it, so I could be wrong.

Cami said...

It looks like you've gotten some good leads on where to find the book. I hope you'll post or comment on where you eventually find it. I'm sorry about your experience with Amazon, but I don't think it's typical - I order from them several times a month and I've never had a single problem. Good luck in your quest from a former Berwyn neighbor.

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Home of Pie said...

Please write a book, PLEASE! I could actually enjoy reading something with you humor.

thefashioninformer said...

Tavi, I had the same experience w/Amazon last year when I ordered Ruben Toledo's new book, "Fashionation," which had already been published by Steidl in Europe and was about to be released in the US.

First I received an email a day or two after I placed the order telling me it was on back order for two weeks. Two weeks later I got an email telling me it would be delayed a month. A month later I got an email saying, sorry, but now it's backordered another two months, and so on and so forth until eight months had passed, at which point I received an email informing me that, sorry, the book was not going to be available through Amazon after all. D'oh!

Talk about aggravating. I could've ordered the friggin' book directly from Steidl in Germany had I known. But as happened to you w/the Marc Jacobs book, by the time I got this info there were no more copies to be had (unless, of course, I wanted to pay $540 for the privilege of owning one). Umm, I don't like eating Spaghetti-Os that much, so thanks, but no.

I was recently told (by Ruben himself) that Lagerfeld's imprint, 7L will be publishing "Fashionation" later this year. So fingers crossed, my story of unrequited book lust will have a happy ending.

Caroline said...

NOW I HAVE PARTY IN THE USA STUCK IN MY HEAD.
also i like the ghost world reference.
im surprised its notta heathers reference(:
zozo XD

Hannah said...

Tavi you are a writing GENIUS!! seriously..

http://ticklesmepurple.blogspot.com/

thisiswore said...

Woa, Marc Jacobs is gay? Cool! Haha, I'm straight but gay people are cooool!

Check out my Blog,

http://thisiswore.wordpress.com

trina's reality said...

It was a cute story. ;] Until the ending. ;[

MX2007 said...

Hey Tavi! I love your blog! My name is Max and I'm 12 (Going on 13). I live in Minneapolis and I run a blog called Areyourockin.com. You've probably never came close to hearing about it but you should like... check it out, if you want.
~Max

closet365 said...

This is amazing.

It sounds a lot like my day.

Jess. said...

Oh how dreadful. I don't think I would have the patience to wait that long though! Hopefully this is the only bit of bad news for you this new year!

x
Jess.

kristyfruition said...

Ivat's a cool name

Verena said...

I like this...

Kate said...

That is a terrible terrible thing for Amazon to do!

Miranda said...

I just wanted to say that despite the sorrowful story of Ivat, I found your storytelling really hilarious (esp. Miley Cyrus reference, hah!) and lovely.
Also, thanks for introducing me to Nick Knight's photography :)

Ollie Crafoord said...

That has happened to me several times on Amazon, Ebay, and just regular e-shops. :/


Ollie
www.olliecrafoord.se

ajeng kartika said...

have you seen indonesian's traditional shirt???

Moonlight said...

Aww darling, Ivat's story reminds me of the beginning of Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...when Charlie really wanted chocolate and a golden ticket.

oh well, at least guilty pleasures like chocolate and shoes exist to cheer us up. retail and food therapy all the way! Luvv ur Miley sarcasm. Cracks me up.

love Moonlight.

nik said...

oh my goodness tavi!!!!
i totally completely understand!
we have the same story. haha...
i ordered a latin american studies book from amazon for my latin american studies course and it took them a month til after it was due to say that it was postponed to a later date. and then a month after that and then a month after that. but after 3 months i gave up, i cancelled my order and tried to buy a diff book, which took long too. ughhhh...

thefashioninformer said...

Actually, Marc Jacobs didn't get married last week; it was an engagement party and got misreported. Just FYI.

relocationreview said...

"The night before the end of a break.." no hate :-P but from the MOM side that's a YAY from me. HEEHEE.
Anyways - love what you write..any suggestions for military wives - less budget and usually kids and husband overseas... sounds good HUH? LOL!
Happy New year!

Julia said...

I would sue them. Seriously, Ivat-Tavi. Sue them and let them buy the book for 350 dollars and give it to you for free.
xoxo

shopaholic_no_1 said...

OMG :O




Loook to my new blog:
www.stylingcheck.blogspot.com


i hope you like it!

christie ! said...

Please keep writing things for the rest of your life. And if you never die just keep writing things because I love the way you write.
:)

Rose said...

hahaha! legitimately funny, u r one awesuum 13 year old-> super impressed by the writing skill.

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

I feel so sorry for Ivat. One of my fashion design books from Amazon took a long time to come too. I was so desperate!!! Great story, well written. Congrats!

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

TITA VIZCARRA said...

ACTUALLY IT'S A FACT THAT MARC JACOBS GOT MARRIED. HE HAD THE SICKEST!!!!! CAKE EVER MADE!! http://omgeemag.onsugar.com/6949182

mi said...

hey .. hey ... hey !!!!! I am a girl with super-way!! hiihi .... I live in Italy and I was born right here!! is true that the clothes are international branded much more?? our brands are strong and ... Actually I love the collections Ferre 'and my mother has several XDXD !!!!! I'd like to exchange a few remarks and words about what you do ... and the super city 'NEW YORK !!!!! wish we can add if you have facebook ... my name is Miranda SPAgnolo .. but since when l' I mistyped listing on fb you will appear ' "Miranda Spagnololo"

kisses..your new pen friend Miranda!!xd

Kylie said...

Urrg, I hope Amazon finds this and send you a bunch of free stuff in return for their SHEER LACK OF CONCERN FOR THIER CUSTOMERS. I would be flaming mad if I were you, if a package comes a week late I'm already going crazy!

<3<3<3

jpoliw said...

marc didn't get married! it was their engagement party

maria luisa said...

oh i was just starting to get jealous, you see, because a live in peru, southamerica, where it is practically impossible to order books from usa by mail, then dont arrive EVER, but know a realize it is a global problem, not only for our little tropical countries. dont worry, you ll get the book. but in a way you dont expect!

Priscilla said...

marc jacobs has a husband? but hes a boy?
is he... is he um...

isabelly said...

DUDE!!!
THAT GHOST WORLD REFERENCE JUST MADE MY DAY!

Evelyn said...

A good subtitle would be: When patience is NOT a virtue. Too subtle? How about : To try to please and please not, to wait for one who comes not, to lie awake and sleep not...
Too long ?
hmmmm.
I know.
Amazon actually forgot me.
Perhaps I should introduce you to actual complaining. Barbara Streisand fills in for me on my days off.
The Castle Lady kiss, kiss!

Evelyn said...

A good subtitle would be: When patience is NOT a virtue. Too subtle? How about : To try to please and please not, to wait for one who comes not, to lie awake and sleep not...
Too long ?
hmmmm.
I know.
Amazon actually forgot me.
Perhaps I should introduce you to actual complaining. Barbara Streisand fills in for me on my days off.
The Castle Lady kiss, kiss!

KNOCKOUT CLOTHING said...

OH MY GOD. Hahahahahahaha!

(the story, not the situation)

Heather said...

gosh, that sucks. YOU SHOULD GET IT FOR FREE SINCE THEY MADE YOU WAIT SO LONG! even if it costs THEM 350 dollars.
by the way, this story made me laugh "Ivat" :P I love the whole "wait. wrong story" and miley cyrus part :P

Alyssa said...

OH man, you know, Amazon is awesome but sometimes THEY SUCK. I thought it was bad when my book didn't arrive for a month.

But you know what I bet you'll get your hands on that book soon.
:)

Ivy said...

you are quite the storyteller! oh the sadness of your story.

KnitCore said...

You're great!!!! I'm sorry about the book... try Strand.

whatwouldjillywear said...

Your writing is exquisite. Competely agree with your outrage -- that's unacceptable and I hope your celebrity(?) gets you a better outcome here. Fight the power!

La fille de bonbon said...

What a shame, but how come "Ivat" already has children....!? I mean wasnt she fantasizing about the book when she was a girl? although she could have been a girl and......never mind =)
I do adore your new entries in your blog always uhmmm "juicy..." ??
weelll, I must be off, school is back on soon and I need to improve my own blog =)
AND BEFORE I LEAVE,i must ask: why does everyone think YOU were the one who ordered the book when you are just the storyteller and "Ivat" was the one...unless you are talking about yourself which makes perfect sense in the fact of stying anoynomous,but if you already have a blog everyone knows about whats the point!?
wellwell, farewell!

Anne said...

I think Ivat needs a hug.

Ellie said...

Thats really funny. . .I feel really bad for "Ivat". . .and feel that the socks i am wearing rite now are AWESOME
p.s. u got party in the usa stuck in my head!

JESS said...

I wish there was a Rodarte shop in England *sighs*...

Poor Ivat, amazon are quite crap sometimes tbh x

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Rad said...

You always crackme up Ivat !

Alexis Somerville said...

Oh dear, there are so many tales of Amazon injustice but this is the worst I've heard:( Glad you turned it into a highly readable tragi-comic story though! Hope 'Ivat' eventually gets her hands on a copy for significantly less than $350...

http://ghostzine.blogspot.com

isabelly said...

oh, yeah, and was that DALMATION MICE thing a reference to THE ROYAL TENEBAUMS (great movie)?

Anke said...

argh that sucks for Ivat :-/
It happened to me before, too.
x

Madeline and Sophie said...

Tavi email me asap my book is a year behind 1997-2008 not 2009 if you still want ti email me and if you dont also email me

-sincerely sad sophie

Avantika said...

ivat could just maybe become best friends with marc jacobs as well.... ;)

Robyn said...

aww no! poor 'Ivat', I do hope she manages to find another copy of the hallowed book somewhere!

-Robyn

Tourner la page. said...

WAOOOOOHH!!!!!!

MUACCCKS :)

Vivianne said...

What an excellent storyteller you are! I think you deserve an award :-) A book, maybe...

Cupcake Craver said...

Poor poor "Ivat". I really feel for her. It was so aganizing waiting for my Betsey Johnson dress to arrive in their store when I needed it.
I demand you to write and angry email to Amazon. You should. Really.

Cupcake Craver said...

Poor poor "Ivat". I really feel for her. It was so aganizing waiting for my Betsey Johnson dress to arrive in their store when I needed it.
I demand you to write and angry email to Amazon. You should. Really.

cici said...

HAHA. great story!
oh, uh i mean, SORRY :(
if i were ivat i would have sent in a strongly worded complaint/letter to Amazon.com

kanishk said...

I wish there was a Rodarte shop in England *sighs*...

see through lingerie

shalaleelee said...

Dear Ivat oh I mean Tavi.

This is so funny, oh mean not funny at all.

Shame on Amazon.

But seriously I can't wait to buy YOUR book, hopefully not on Amazon.

xxshala

Gladys said...

Great story! Poor Ivat. :(

http://fashioncancer.blogspot.com/

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

Amazing tavi, just amazing.. :D

frarey_marguerite said...

Tavi, you are spectacular.

Casiopea said...

Tavi you rock!!!!!

You should write a book with little Ivat's stories....

:)

Love from Mexico

Luly Nader

Maddie said...

Ahh...that is horibble!!! I really hope ivat gets the book!!!!

katja said...

well, as it happens, the books does seem to turn up on ebay every now and then: http://cgi.ebay.de/JUERGEN-TELLER-MARC-JACOBS-Advertising-OUT-OF-PRINT_W0QQitemZ160394426128QQcategoryZ378QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%252BFICS%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63
the last one was sold for around €200!!

so if i were you, and serious about getting it, i would contact the people from
IDEA BOOKS 104 Willoughby House, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BL. Email: angela@memphislondon.com - Tel: 00 44 207 638 4608.
They may be able to help you out.

GOOD LUCK

sandra said...

good good writing skills....i"ve heard about you,,,,,here in Puerto Rico...so...nice to meet you..ciao!!

prashant said...

This is so funny, oh mean not funny at all.


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