May 26, 2010

"and to discover for himself, IF THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING" "i'll have the usuallllll" (i like using inside jokes as titles and confusing people)

Sooooo way back in September I met the lovely people at Fred Flare while on the epic journey that was the Weardrobe blogger conference and kept in touch with their wonderful/hilarious Jen, who was then like, "wouldn't it be cool if we sent you a Diana and you took pictures with it?" and I wrote back all "PSH PSH UM UM OMG OMG" and she probably inched quietly away from her computer, frightened. Today she published the pictures and interview on the Fred Flare blog (here, if you're interested) and I'm kind of proud of them? These are my favorites, though there are more on their blog and here:
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The colors colors colors. Blood is the New Black tee, Rodarte for Target jacket, can't tell what skirt I'm wearing...

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Vintage dress from Polly Sue's in D.C.

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Uniqlo heattech shirt, Rodarte for Target skirt, random tights. Now is where I bore you with FTC stuff: I received compensation and pieces from the Rodarte for Target collection for my collaboration with Target, and Uniqlo sent me that shirt, and FredFlare sent me this camera, and BITNB sent me that tee. (I have a love-hate relationship with the FTC regulations -- I like that it's honest but feel weird listing off stuff I got for free.) And here are some randoms:

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When Tommy of Jak & Jil visited to shoot me for Vogue Paris we were in agreement that the Diana looked really cool with the bike and outfit, and I played with it, and a cliched Tumblr photo was born! Har har. I also took a picture of my Comme des Garcons-clad feet:
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And of some weird tinselly stuff I canNOT figure out. I wanna say it's a Christmas tree, but when I look closely I see the ghost of Lady Gaga or something? You could add a really weird religious twist to that if you wanted to.

Thank you to my friend Ella (CLICK THAT LINK) for taking the photos and letting me be bossy and controlling and tell her where to stand and NO YOUR FINGER ISN'T POSITIONED ON THE BUTTON THE RIGHT WAY GOSH YOU'RE LIKE A WHOLE MILLIMETER OFF. And for letting me use her pretty pink walls and curtains. And, obviously, to Jen and everyone else at FredFlare, who are too cool to have their names hyperlinked to an awful Bob Dylan movie from his Curly Orange Mullet And Earrings phase.

96 comments:

MONDOBLOGO said...

coolio....

firefly said...

Cool camera!! That sounds like fun. I like the dress!

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desertöse said...

love your pictures. spencer is certainly proud of you, or stella.

Sarah Dee said...

Oh wow I really love the effect this camera has!
p.s read the interview and it was great! love your blog =)

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Caddy said...

Neat! I LOVE THE STUFF FROM FRED FLARE!!!! :D

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Man I love Lomo cameras. These are fantastic pictures. The type I'd love to see in the new Sassy ;)

Anna said...

these have an awesome vintage feel to them. kind of 90's?
the very last one on the right reminds me of a Jackson Pollock for some reason.

Tavi, you're awesome.

Jenna said...

Amazing photos.
I agree with the comment above, they have an awesome vintage feel to them.
Your blog is divine :)


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Mathilda said...

I´m glad to see our super model back! Wonderful!!!

But don´t let anybody exploit you either, I mean, financially. I used to work for a very important company writing adds and I think you should charge for the items you quote. You have millions of readers. More than Vogue. Part of the charm of what you do is due to the fact you aren´t a pro. But, since people are making money with you it´s totally fair that you get your percentage. I myself got a few itens from labels you list, stores you quote...
you´re right it´s weird that you have to list them and not getting your wage. I don´t understand these rules but I wish I could, to give a more responsible opinion. I´m sorry if I talk too much. If I was inconvinient, delete this message. I won´t get ofended. :))

Anyways, you are a divine model, a true lady...oh, yes, the dress you are wearing, the green, yellow and blue, have the colors of the Brazilian National Flag. I´ve heard from friends who work in the business that my country is in fashion now. I don´t know if I like this idea. Brazil is a very machist country and the oficial culture very uninspiring. However you would be very welcome here, you see, you have lots of Brazilian fans and perhaps you should show them your fearless post-modern contemporary feminist notions. The colours of the dress are great though. So are the photos. I laughed a lot with your description of the session.
About the contest, I´m not running for it, of couse. I used to be a scriptwriter but now I prefer to write books. But, knowing that you love Bob Dylan - me too! - I imagine a fashion clip with you like Dylan, in that bw movie, throwing the papers away, like he does with the lyrics of everybody must get stoned, but would be your lyrics for Rei Kawakubo, in that fantastic rap you wrote. You would be exctly like him, same sunglasses, same outfit, same position, but the music would be the rap and everything in black and white, like the original. I think Robert Frank filmed it, I´m not sure.
About your p.s. of the Terry Richardson affair, well, Tavi I don´t know about the other readers, but I never thought you were critizing sexual liberation or the models. You were discussion something that has been an issue for decades. Is nudity a liberation or humiliation for women? It really depends on the context. Diane Keaton, for example, refused to take her cloths off in Hair, in the sixties. But she did in other plays. But those photos were not artistic. they were pornographic in a very hipocrit way. Your response is your photos. Those are very very artistic as all you do.Classy, imaginative and inteligent. Much lovies!

Maryam said...

extremely cool photos;)

Juanduh. said...

I LOVE YOU.

zoomslow said...

I know you're a big Dylan fan, but I've seen a few pics. of Bob from that "Curly Orange Mullet And Earrings phase" & I have to say that the look kinda creeps me out :-)

Yes, the Diana photos are really good, but I can't help thinking they could have been a smidgeon better if Ella's finger was positioned a millimeter more to the left, no? (hehe, I jest!)

Maialen said...

you look like coloured air...i love those pictures!

Miscellaneyous said...

Tavi, great interview! Imagine my surprise when I was scanning my Fred Flare newsletter, like I do, and up pops "Tavi is a cutie." I thought to myself, "Surely, they must mean THE Tavi!" and to my delight, my suspicions were confirmed. Two great things that go great together. Killer miniDiana pictures. Congrats on the continued press!

thispoorlittlerichgirl said...

The photos are great!! :) Your friend Ella did a great job

Jenny said...

I see a person dressed in double denim and wearing a gas mask, but that could be Lady Gaga

revital said...

great photos, truly artistic- congrats!

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MEL said...

haha of course it's Lady Gaga's ghost she's everywhere! (and also on youaresohonest.blogspot.com)

what type of camera did you use?

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Sarai and Helena. said...

I love your blog!

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Märta said...

beautiful - like the first kiss

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PIGGY-BACK ON YOUR BACK -the r.e chronicles- said...

artsy :)

fashiondevotion said...

COOOOL photos! Blurred images make you look so much more.

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hannah said...

i just peeped this over at ff! such rad shots, esp you in possibly your dads office? i just got one of those cameras too, they are so fun to play with and i always get compliments when i go out with it. :-)

Becca Jane said...

These are fabulous photos! They turned out so well

FASHION SNAG said...

Great photos!

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kelly frances said...

im from dc and ive never been to polly sues! ill have to go check it out next time im home bc i love your dress!

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kaye said...

looove the photos dear!




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Limey said...

LOVE fredflare. They have amazing dresses

Poppy said...

what lovely pictures! I the lighting is very pretty, that fifth one is really beautiful, and I love the last one of your red shoes with the feet on them. (one of my favorite items you own) Thank you very much, Tavi. You are a huge inspiration.
Love Poppy
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Cara said...

Love the pictures! LOVE your blog! ( you obvs get that a lot haha )

x x x x

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Emmy said...

I love the dress!

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Sootjeelina said...

I like it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Serena said...

Your blog speaks to my soul more than anyone elses. I want to hang out with you when I was 14! (and now doubly - 28). heheh. Good for your for being your authentic self and writing like one! You must be an N (iNtuitive - Myers Briggs classification)

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Of all the time I have came here I can really say you are such a great photographer and model, with smarts comes creativity! Very good job! I love, I love!
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Julia said...

love the pictures, also like the photos for Vogue paris :)
xoxo

jordan said...

fun photos. i like using song lyrics as post titles to confuse people :)

Chloë said...

the Vogue pictures were (and still are) totally epic. i love how these pics are so blurry, it gives a great effect

melike maden said...

YOU ARE MY IDOL ! I AM ALSO REALLY YOUNG LIKE YOU BUT I MEAN LIKE YOU ARE SO STYLISH ! YOU ARE SO OKAY WITH YOURSELF ARE YOU PERFECT ? EVERYTIME I SEE YOU ONTEENVOGUE YOU JUST CAN EVEN IMAGINE HOW JEALOUS I AM !! love your blog and love your style ! ı startes bloggin last week please check my blog : http://imaginationagainstharmony.blogspot.com/

walrus said...

woa! trippy camera @.@ i want one. tavi, yer much adorable just so you know. ;)

Emmekay said...

lovely and strange pics...
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NoNameBlog said...

why isn't the link working? whine whine whine!

Chérie said...

I liiiiiiiiiike. *ahhh stalker. sorry.* how'd you get the pictures like that?

roube o look said...

Olá Tevi adorei seu Blog.
adorei vc postei até uma materia sobre voce no meu fotolog. estou te seguindo faz o mesmo . please
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The Vegaran said...

Whoa, those photos are insane, I love them. They take me back to the 90s when that effect was super popular. Hah, Gaga ghost, I think I see it too... Or is it Jesus?

ohgeeitsgreat said...

I've always wanted a Diana! I totally see Lady Gaga too!!

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little ghost said...

love love LOVE dianas! those photos came out really cool too, i love how they give a ghost like effect :)

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Kristen said...

Cool post, i really liked the first picture.






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KD said...

Oooh, arty. ;-) I dig the tinsel. And while honesty is good and all, don't you find it unfair that you have to list free stuff but magazines/periodicals don't? I dunno, speech here is not quite free enough for my liking. Why the hell should bloggers have to say what they got for free? Seriously, FTC. This makes me uncomfortable.

DJ 1958 said...

I really do like the ones where you have taken it when sitting on the arm of the couch. That photo shoot right there can tell me a story!
The shutters in these photos are so cool that I could write a chapter for every one of them! Keep up the great work!

Courtney said...

I am in love with Fred Flare!
You've got to be thinking how you went on your life before without them huh?
hahaha,
you are very creative!

MarchMusings said...

The photos have come out so well. I like the one where you're sitting down the best.

supercalifragilisticespiallidocious said...

gawwd i cant describe how amazing these pictures are . they look like pictures from world war coz their so grainy . which is awesome :D

Moira said...

the diana cam is pretty cool lol.

i feel weird though, because in the pic where you see the ghost of lady gaga, i see this dude dressed up in a dress, doing the can-can. just my imagination. @-)

XOXO

Jorge Alexander said...

: )

Viktoria said...

I like the photo with the bike

Loupe à ballon said...

Hello dear Tavi either Rookie,
It already has been one moment since I want of you speak, to say to you that I Axelle I am one of the biggest fan of your style! I so like your face finally I really like(love) quite at home! I are more the words. How to say to you that I love you? No for good love on. In brief in only 13 years you are lucky to go to see parades (...)! I envy you!

Axelle G.

unefillecommelesautres said...

Really awesome images miss! Love them all and esp the one of sitting by the couch. You're so darn talented at setting up nice editorial style photo ops for yourself!

Also read the intervew you did with Fred Flare - more awesomeness! Someone said I also didn't seem like the fashion type the other day...always makes me laugh/breath a tiny sigh of relief when ppl say that ;)

thx again for retweeting my cause (semi ridoncs I know, but it's appreciated!!) Also, fyi - met Angie (Norwegian Wood) the other day. She is kind of realllly great & we actually ended up chatting about you are equivalently kind of really great too :)

sorry for the book lenght comment!!

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NORA said...

your blog is just THE BEST!!! love your pics, the way you write your posts and EVERYTHING! keep the good work up Girl ;D

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Beso said...

I adore the dress and the photos are amazing with an original feel. Thanks for the post.
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The Beso Team
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Hi, I'm Ely. said...

such fun pictures! they look so magical =D

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Nadie said...

Um, can I put you in my pocket and carry you around like I would Thumbelina and show everyone I meet, "HEY Y'ALL! ALL IS NOT LOST! THAR IZ BRAINZ OUT THERE AMIDST THE MINDLESS TEENY HORDE!"

I have read a few pages of your blog and I am mightily impressed that you are you. Carry on.

cancercowboy said...

cool pics. they look like they've been in a family album since waaaaaaaaaay back when

Romi said...

My friend and I just loove to ogle Fredflare for the eclectic array of things you get...While int'l delivery is slightly a turn-off... I love the Diana and I have been not- so subtle-y hinting for 1...fingers xd!

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Sam Harvey said...

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Elizabeth Denton said...

such awesome pictures! but i want to see some more clear :)

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Poppy-Rosy said...

as always I am LOVIN IT!
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hannah banananan said...

pretty. which camrea did you use. double exposure... right right

creative cookie said...

very cute, trippy, artsy--i love this style of photography.

Jgalvin said...

Tavi,
I love how you have the courage to dress however you want. Do not let anyone ever tell you that you should dress a certain way. Love your newest pictures!!

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(Not so) Daily Photo said...

Love the photos.

I'm crazy about your blog right now.
What is wird about me is that I always finding smoething to be totally crazy about for some time, and now it is your blog.

I'm reading yours posts from the very first ones. Lot's of them so it will take some time.

So I'm your fan:)
And you inspired me to start my own blog, even though I dont's have much to talk about, but still. I will help me to forget the world and have some fun. After all, life sucks, doesn't it?

And thanks to you I found something to entertain me, and make an illusion that my life is nteresting.

Again, love your photos and your blog.

Love,
Ola.

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I love the Rodarte for Target jacket. (:

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Peter said...

aghhh i love your blog <3 !

Peter :)

Sewon said...

Aw, what a sweet opportunity! And I really like the photos that you took.

The Stray Cat said...

the photos are w o n d e r f u l. haha. :D

GUISPIRA GUCCIA said...

love the eggplant woody picture!! lol

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i like the bLurrrrryness. especially with the first snap!
and your blog is a joy.
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tanya_v said...

Tavi,I haven't seen you at the fashion weeks and shows for ages:)Why?Aren't you no longer cool and popular?:)

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Susan d'Auvergne said...

Hi Tavi,
The green sweater dress looks great-thanks for crediting us! We have had many people come into the store who read your blog regularly and I have become a faithful reader myself.

Drop in when you are in town-
Susan at PollySue's

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Domino said...

I dont have a diana, but I love my lomography fisheye, the photos have a really cool vintage film type feel to them...really awesome.

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poppy :) said...

this is the real you .just rambling and photos .thats the taviness that i like

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an Ovation, nice, do you play?

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Philippa said...

Lovely Pics!
XOXO

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pammm. said...

I really like of drees that like brazilian flag!! Amazing!