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School starts soon and I cannot fathom how I will suddenly get used to getting dressed before 1 PM or doing any physical work in gym. The most I've done this summer is lifting this heavy container of magazine clippings I have. It's a terrible obsession, and whenever I flip through a magazine I know I'm not going to keep whole, I think that every photo could come in handy at some point, and as a result I have way more random photos than I could ever use. I have done a bit in this journal my sister made me, though, and thought I'd scan because they're just the tangible versions of Photoshop moodboards I was gonna make anyway. Also, I sound so dead and boring today because scanners hate me.

Left: Dresses from National Geographic, Lara Stone in Vogue US. Right: American Graffiti, Stella McCartney SS10, Christopher Kane SS10, Brigitte Bardot, Kane again, and a snippet from a Sear's catalogue from the 80's.

Mmmm, bugs. That man used to work at our local farmers' market and would hand out these postcards of him shot by Avedon.

John Lennon, lanterns from a photo from Bazaar, Rodarte Fall 2010, Iekeliene Stange, dreamcatcher, and Jil Sander shoe. I don't remember where the seafoam ring and girl in the ground photos are from, so let me know if you know!

Salvador Dali in Balenciaga Fall 2010. That astronomy photo is from a 70's issue of National Geographic, the Dali photo is from the Fall 2008 issue of T (have you seen the new issue? ISN'T IT SO GOOD?) and the pants and shoes are Balenciaga. The glitter is from a birthday party I went to at Club Libby Lu in 4th grade. You heard right. And no, I don't know why I still have it.
THIS is how I want to dress this fall. Left: Grace Coddington and a kitty, Prada shoe/sock combo, Marc Jacobs Fall 2010, Miu Miu coat, Marc again, and Annie Hall. Right: Manhattan, Hanne Gaby Odiele in Prada in Vogue Nippon, Margot Tenenbaum, Sonia Rykiel jacket, young Marianne Faithfull, and something from the March 2010 issue of T.

109 comments:

madeleine said...

These collages are so much work ... wonderfully identifiable style (ah a Tavi) ..

A good view.

Is This Real Life? said...

Ah i love this, so inspiring!
Its so nice to see something different and original compared to normal collages!
Super pretty!

sarah said...

ha!
this rocks to the nth degree.
i especially enjoy dali in the get-up you have got him in.
yesyesyes.

NextDayRunway said...

Lol the first collage looks like a miniature version of my bedroom wall, honestly:) I never keep magazines whole, except my Elle collections as they're too pretty to cut up! Love your blog tavi! Xo

FASHION SNAG said...

This is a great collage!

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Bianca said...

quite inspirational.


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KARLITO said...

Beautiful inspierashon book. I need to use my magazine clippings soon or else my box their in will explode.

Not a Paper Cup said...

ahh..I remember what that felt like. lol..cool collages :)

Anonymous said...

fabulous collages! really love them.

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Nedda Ebo said...

Love these collages, Tavi, they're really cute.
Good luck with school, lol..mine doesn't start for another two weeks.

Mustart x

Isabelle said...

this post is just so COOL.
i love making mood boards because they are a really good way to express a MOOD.
i know, i am SOOO creative with my words you are stunned to silence.
Perfect as always.
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Isabelle said...

this post is just so COOL.
i love making mood boards because they are a really good way to express a MOOD.
i know, i am SOOO creative with my words you are stunned to silence.
Perfect as always.
http://www. duodynamique.blogspot.com
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Chloe Tweeny said...

looks like a lot of work went into these collages. super rad and really inspiring! i especially love the second one from the bottom

Kelsey said...

Good luck with school~ I start tomorrow, and I'm trying to come to terms with getting dressed in the dark again so I don't wake the roomie! I had some epic struggles last year with a pair of tights and a shirt...

favio said...

btw about the gym class thing
i remember one time in gym class when we were in an open field and everyone was sided on one side of the field, playing flag football.
i was sitting on the grass, on the other side of the field, then i saw a butterfly and decided to follow it.
this is my memory of gym class.
gotta love dali in balenciaga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay7ER3TGSoM

later tavi, xoxo
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Sanam said...

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Emzu said...

Yeah I hear you about school!

Nice collage, good to see people putting some effort into their blogs! C:

What a disturbing photo of that bug ridden man though :// aha!

hannah banananan said...

very lovely collages!!

SISA System said...

Awesome Work!

Nolita said...

Cool clippings!

-Nolita Vintage
http://www.nolitavintage.com/

Let's Bolt said...

What an inspiration you are! How old are you 13? You obviously have a much older spirit.

Heather R. said...

Yes! I bought a giant blank book by Dia: this summer and immediately started chopping up any and every magazine laying around the house. Something about the real-life cut-and-paste process is really satisfying. It's a good way to spend time away from The Ever-Present Screen.

Unknown said...

very inspiring.

Francesca Robertson said...

those clippings are great

xoxo,
F

lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

Anonymous said...

But Tavi!!! How could you cut up the Fall 2008 issue of T? You're IN it! Anyway, your collages are uber cool. And really I don't blame you because T magazine makes for some very good collages.

ólöf said...

I love the works of Richard Avedon, and this particular photo is really nice and a great story behind it for you hehe:) I like the Jil Sander wedge as well..never seen it before. I really like your way of scrapbooking and clip outs..and my! do I want to see the new issue of T. I think I have to, at this point:)

Tavi said...

Thanks guys! Glad you enjoy.

Chloe-I was sent extra copies haha.

Let's Bolt-I'm 14.

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

you know the avedon bee man?! thats ridiculous.


xxmerissa
merbri.blogspot.com

nikol said...

I've never thought of using brown paper but when I look at these it makes more sense than white. The reason, cause you don't feel the need to fill every gap of space like you do with white paper. I like the second to last one with Dali, reminds me of Galliano. The bee man one is pretty wicked as well.

walrus said...

loved the picture of the guy with the bees, so melancholy :%
school starts for me tomorow on the 23rd. i also cannot fathom getting dressed before noon.
but i'm homeschooled! so i don't even have to!
MUHAHAHAHAHAXD
but i do have to get up at 5:00 and jog around the block....

Ruri and Kephsy said...

ha ha i used to have a box full of perfume samples!
it smelled disgusting.
i'm gld i didn't make a collage out of them!
uber pretty and stylish.
xx kepshy

Brenty said...

Love the Christopher Kane gingham pieces! Loved your entry!

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Very awesome. And it reminds me that I need to pull out my pile of clippings again and lose hours tearing and taping.

You have beautiful handwriting.

Noumia's papers said...

Originale ! I like that :) It's very cool !

xoxo

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Anonymous said...

Avedon's BeeKeeper must have nerves of steel. I'm impressed that you've met him.

And I may have to try a collage or two.

Paulina said...

I am also like this with other things besides magazine photos. When the time is "right", they really do come in handy... I love how you made them. I used to make lots of collages as well when I had lots of time on my hands...
Great post! <3
Btw, I emailed you... =)

Unknown said...

Cool collages. I have a habit of cutting things out of magazines too. It tends to cause scraps of paper to be all over my floor and it makes my mom really mad. Anyway, enjoy making more.

I like the first and fourth one best.

Anonymous said...

I love making collages and mood boards. They are such a good way to create inspiration for future situations when you feel it is lacking.

Sincerely, Sarah Margeurite

Anonymous said...

I don't really have much fashion sense, but the minute I saw your blog I was enraptured. You're an amazing writer and a really cool person. Rock on!

Jody said...

So, I'm a high school teacher who teaches freshman and runs the school's fashion club. Anyway, last week school started, and I found myself saying, "Goddamn it, I don't have a single student anywhere near as fashionable Tavi." Really, I did. So I'll be looking to your blog for your fall outfit photos.

Alena said...

Great collages, I love to make them too :)
http://alena-fashion.blogspot.com/

L said...

"whenever I flip through a magazine I know I'm not going to keep whole, I think that every photo could come in handy at some point, and as a result I have way more random photos than I could ever use."

OH WOW, I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE THEN! haha lovely collages :)

FashionCommitted said...

haha i do the exact same thing and half the time its subconsious

thwany said...

same here, GYM CLASS SUCKED

Lorra Fae said...

QUIT SCHOOL.

Read "The Teenage Liberation Handbook" - it will change your life. I wish I'd had it when I was a teenager.

Suzannah said...

Ohhh. I love making scrap books and stuff. Yours is super cool.

http://suzannah-itsfashion.blogspot.com/

Yasemin said...

OH MY GOD I do the same thing with all my magazines. I just have this pile of magazines and magazine clippings, more than I could possibly need for any collage ever.

JIM Designs said...

I love mood boards... They're worth framing... Brilliant to make one for yourself before organizing your closet for the new season :)

HijabiTopia said...

What a cool blog! Congrats! You have a very unique style (as if you haven't already been told ;-)

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C Merry said...

have fun in school :) :) !!

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Stephanie said...

wow so inspirational, you have a great eye!

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My name is Giacobba said...

these are really cool! my favorite is the one with John Lennon and the dream catcher, it all works so perfectly

Anonymous said...

Great inspiration! I have the opposite problem with magazines... I always want a spare, so that I can cut them up xxx

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Anonymous said...

Great inspiration! I have the opposite problem with magazines... I always want a spare, so that I can cut them up xxx

www.fashiondevotion.com

Mystery Bruises said...

i looovee the bug bag!
awesome stuff, keep it up
xx
www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

I know what you mean about starting to get up early again for school! I am going back to Uni at the end of September and I need to buy new clothes too go along with a new start!

Good Luck!
Georgie
xx

http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

boyunso said...

hoyeah, how wonderful collage she've done! it's amazing, u know+_+

Jessie said...

cool collages! great post Tavi. have fun in school :)

jessie xx

GAbi said...

Hi,Tavi,I like you a lot.
You inspired me to make my own blog and I wrote a few words about you and your blog in my first post,and I'd like to you to see it.
Thank you very much.
Keep doing this blog,it's great!

Tavi said...

Terri-Unfortunately I never met him, or if I did, I was too young to remember! He stopped coming to the market...

Unknown said...

Great photostream with lots of mood boards and inspiration sources.Enjoy the school..ähmmm

Anonymous said...

Tavi,very chic inspiration.I like the first picture, especially the denim dress. The rest, very inspiring for fashion.

Charlie said...

I love the Miu Miu coat on the bottom collage board it's adorable.
I hate the fact that the beginning of school is looming nearer and nearer but atleast you get to pick what you wear to school (my school has a uniform) so you probably look awesome everyday.

Miss Ruby said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I love the yellow dress in the first collage!
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Anonymous said...

I like the collages! Good work, Tavi ;)

My school started 3 weeks ago and it's so exausting! I wish you good luck for yours, especially for the gym.
I have PE tomorrow =.=

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Emilie said...

I am jealous of your scanner even if it does occasionally malfunction. And I have been following the blog though not really commenting as of late so I wanted to say that the red hair looks pretty sick.

Unknown said...

Yees, I want to look exactly as Annie Hall. You've go my thinking, Tavi!
And the collages, oh, so pretty.

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Evelyn Halim said...

I love how you manage to make the collages.
It turns out great! Good idea tho'.

xoxo,
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The Trendy Fashionista said...

Wow... amazing collages! They are so inspirational. Good luck with school.
Best Wishes

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

C Merry said...

Tavi do you (if I missed them) or can you do some video updates? I just discovered the realm of room tours on Youtube and was yawning because its all just stuff everybody has in most cases but thought I would love to see a room tour, closet tour by you- you must have the most amazing collection. I can imagine when boxes arrive its like Fashion Week every day :) So just askin'! :) I hope school goes well what a feeling it must be to have accomplished and still be doing the things the students can only dream about and you are self made, so much respect for your world you created its very inspiring! Oh and please come to my brother Malan Breton's show during FW :) :) I adore him u will too :)
:)
xn
http://www.theworldaround.us

cancercowboy said...

well, first and foremost: Best of luck for high school! try to not burn it down ^_^
pretty nice mashups. your aim for fall looks quite classy. my personal favorites are the Beeman and the Dali cutting. i have a thing for freaks.

Anonymous said...

You are a master at collaging! My goodness. It looks so 70's vintage old grainy grey amazing. That makes sense in my head... But anyway I really think you should make a collage book of the sorts, like when you see something you like in a magazine you should put it in your little book thing! I have one, and it's quite fun to look back on. You can look at it when your older, surrounded by multicolored cats (sorry, I just always imagine you as an crazy old cat lady with pastel-colored cats when your older).

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great compilations (and I do very much Richard Avedon's bee man). I never got the gist of mood boards, but one day...

Angeles Almuna said...

Love your collages, very inspirational, great choices for Fall and good luck in your School!
Kisses

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www.shopangelesalmuna.com

Sam Harvey said...

yes to anything royal tenenbaums. oh and include the yellow tent too for fall. and match box cars too.

The Novelmaven said...

wow. very cool. i love the gee, thanks envelope thing. that pretty sums up my personal school career. Good luck in high school!

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Leslie said...

couldn't agree more about how you want to dress this fall. I cry every day over the cable knit prada socks with the [TURQUOISE] patent leather loafer platforms. shiiiiiiiit.
What about Louis Vuitton FW 10? I was most impressed by the silhouettes from that show. Dyou own the Vogue Paris FW 2010 Collections Magazine? It's like $40 at Barnes and Noble. GET IT ASAP, it's so useful.

Leslie said...

ps i lol'd at the balenciaga collage, but it actually makes perfect sense is the thing?

Green Glass Vintage said...

I love this collage!

melina bee said...

I love that you keep an actual scrapbook. me too!

zoomslow said...

I'm stuggling for words to describe how great this is - really!

A lot of work, Tavi, but for me, you've taken the level of your collages up massively. It's the textures, the writing, the colours, the shapes, and all of the unexpected links that you make (especially the Dali, the clothes on the line, and the Bogetta Veneta appearance on the Avedon page).

When I look at these pages, it's like I'm having a nice time swimming around in your brain?? :-)

Would you punch the computer screen if I said that my very favourite parts are still the writing and drawing - and would like even more?

This is such awesome work, Tavi - I'm going to enjoy looking at it all over and over again! Congratulations! And thank you so much for sharing this :-))

heleen said...

Ahhh, aren't those wooden Jil Sander platforms SOOO good? Mmm. Drooling.

Unknown said...

the seafoam picture with the spikey ring (second scanned image down) is from a Japanese Vogue inset mag featuring jewelry. I will try very hard to remember to look up the designer when i get home.

Martyna R. said...

i loveeee the idea of having a book like this, i have one myself as well :D

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Anonymous said...

Hey Tavi! Have you been to North Carolina on your visits?

Jenny Elder said...

I really don't understand how you make such amazing posts!

Steph said...

I love your blog, its so refreshing, and I'm horrendously jealous of your clothes.
I'd just like to cheekily plug a blog post, because its about a charity I feel strongly about.

http://reason-to-be-beautiful.blogspot.com/2010/08/sophie-lancaster-1987-august-24th-2007.html

Sophie Lancaster died on the 24th of August 2007, 3 years ago today.

Her family set up The Sophie Lancaster Foundation which aims to educate young people about intolerance. Just trying to spread the word. Thanks!

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Hilary said...

I love these, and I love collecting vintage National Geographics! You are amazing!

Unknown said...

A intelligent and beautiful collage!
Regards from Madrid :)

Gabby said...

HAHA LIBBY LU! I remember begging my mom to let me get a makeover there and she refused. THANK YOU MOM.

P.S. The beekeeper postcard is seriously awesome.

CZEKAM said...

I love that!xd

Pink said...

i heart Rodarte and Grace!!!

check out my fashion blog http://thetalesofselfindulgence.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

the "seafoam ring" pic is from a Japanese Vogue jewelry inset, like i previously mentioned, and the designer is Tasaki.

Domingos said...

Haha ^^ Prada Shoes in you collage <3 I love it!

You Rock!!!

Annamária said...

a few years ago i was totally in the montage-business, and these remind me to that creating process..I miss doing it, and wish I had more time. thanks for this post, I'm smiling

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SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

so inspiring! love them all, so inventive!

Julie Ling said...

I love the way you collage things together, it's a way that I can't apparently do! D:

xxo. f ashioncont a gious

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