October 23, 2010

pop and such

Woohoo, the new issue of Pop came out! Which means...

Enlarge to read. The whole experience was crazy, I feel like a lot of it was maybe so special that publishing too much would feel exploitative? We'll see once I sort through the 2300 pictures. From nine months ago.

Dudes, the rest of this issue is SO GOOD. I know I contributed and all but I mean that sincerely. LOOKY:

I'm really glad they didn't jump on the "Femininity! 1950's! ~Real women!~, a phrase used to create the illusion of inclusiveness while actually invalidating the body image of others!" and instead used the "feminine housewife" clothes of the season on crossdressing dudes.
Other favorite editorial moments of mine have to be the spankin' angsy youthy menswear...
...the various stories devoted to travel, which almost feel like the team built entire editorials based merely on the feelings that arose as they walked around, with some lenses hazy and some lighting cold. This one is from the Moscow shoot...
And from the Rome one...
Obviously I was also way into the Britney Spears situations, which I wrote about before. My other favorite features have to be Cindy Sherman, Gloria Steinem, and Hillary Clinton. The issue is blonde-themed, so there's also an interesting article about the Dumb Blonde stereotype by Marilyn Monroe biographer Sarah Churchwell and an incredible editorial devoted to blondes.

The use of magazine clippings and photos of famous blondes made for interesting commentary on the depiction of blondes in pop culture and the media.

And now I am worn out but hugely inspired. Pop is a prime example of the current need for inspired and inspiring magazines of substance -- this kind of stuff just isn't as good online.

(All photos except for my articles via the tfs thread.)

124 comments:

SANDRA AZWAN: Fashion Designer said...

Amazingly Tavi!!!

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feli said...

love your blog
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SOFIA said...

yes, he very interesting))

Fashionably Drugged said...

That's really nice :)
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sarah. said...

this looks like a great issue!
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x

The Clothes Press said...

Can't wait to read the new Pop article!! I love the chunky knits and all the colours... YUM. Those shoots look amazing- I love the hula hoop earring. Pop is truly sensational, really inspiring. Well done Tavi and the others! The Clothes Press
www.theclothespress.blogspot.com

Lucy in the Sky said...

dammit I just saw the issue sitting in the magazine racks not long ago.

gotta go trippin to Barnes and Noble soon. make use of my friend's B&N membership...

ericsays said...

very nice. the cross dressing picture reminds me of miu miu for some reason. i think its the shoes.

Richard Kilroy said...

it's worth it just for the takashi murakami sticker set alone. I've been trying to find things to stick them all over apart from my pencil case and phone for ages!

Mathilde said...

Nice post,
xx

Mathilde

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Carrousel de la Mode said...

Tavi, your job here is great!

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Kaysens nye klæder said...

Awesome post, I want that magazine! I love your new header, it's really pretty :)

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Vicky said...

WOW. Looks like an amazing issue. Well done x

zoomslow said...

I’ll definitely be having a closer look once I see it. The travel editorials and your contribution look especially good :)

Agnès said...

fabulous article !!

Catherine said...

What an amazing experience - I hope you got a picture of you and Mr Galliano for you scrapbook!

A full report of the making of a couture show with behind-the-scenes interviews and photographs by Jo McNally would be aweeeeesome...

Giuppy d'Aura said...

I DO Love the Moscow shot!!!

Miranda said...

oh, tavi, i wish you could experience high school the way it truly is, how weird it is, instead of how strange everything is through the eyes of magazines and blogs and everything else; how strange everything is because we're told it's supposed to be strange.
i wish you were given the space and time to think about things as they truly are, instead of how things are as they are presented to you and everyone else.

WE INSPIRE US said...

girl u r amazing!!

Diana said...

I love pop-magazine. The current magazine is awesome it is so inspiring and I love every interview and story :)


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boyunSO said...

you are GREAT!! tavi, i lov ur blog :)

Miss Dolly said...

Has the issue only just come out in America? It's been out a while in the UK. Such a good issue though, and very good point about 'finally fashion for real woman'-like phrases, which are everywhere at the moment.

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lady sélénite said...

Great magazine, great photos !
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Anaivilo said...

Wow this is so cool for you at such a young age! Congrats! This really is a big deal! :D

Rafael Franco said...

Hi Tavi!!!

I just love the guys in this picture. Really nice the new layout of your blog.



Kisses from Brazil*


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Emma van Braningen said...

Love your blog - so creative and just out of the box! I adore Diors couture this season. John Galliano really mixed old and new in just a classic yet funky way.

Just started a general blog on fashion, travel, films etc - check me out (its still a fledgling so bare with me)
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breugels said...

I read the article in pop and I love the bow with you on the couch.

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

Very nice post!


LOVE IT dear <3


xoxo,
Ivânia Diamond*

styleglaree said...

Tavi, you are amazing. I admire you. I love your blog and everything.

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Penny Dreadful said...

Some great images here, I am so pleased that chunky knitwear is back in trend this season. And I so agree with you about the ridiculous 'real women' statement which is just as alienating as super thin models (who at least are not held up as being the norm)

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Mina Jade said...

I love the Moscow photos. And the very thin models - I'm thin myself and I'm glad about it, and I also try to keep myself this way.

Meagan said...

I'm so glad that POP put some men into the editorials as the main focus. Male models in fashion are really unappreciated even though they do the same kinds of work as the women.

Tavi said...

Miranda: Thanks for the wake up call. I mean, you would know how I live my life better than me, right?

Chocolatier said...

Hi...I just discovered your blog--my mom read an article about you in the New Yorker and sent your link to me...Wow! I love your style of writing and your fashion sense--even from the few posts of yours I've browsed so far, I know I'll definitely keep checking every day! I'm exactly nine months younger than you, and it feels weird to look at people like you and Madonna's daughter (different fashion style but created her own LINE, as you probably know) and that Asian girl who wrote a book about birds at age 12 (my passion is writing, actually) and think "Wow...same age as me and yet so much more accomplished!" While I don't think I'll be making headlines anytime soon, I really admire the name you've made for yourself. And yeah, this comment is kind of rambling, and probably not very different from anyone else's comment, but just wanted to let you know today you got one more fan. <3

Doni Brown said...

I'm so happy for you Tavi! This is amazing!

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lollie said...

there should be more crossdressing in fashion magazines, those guys pull that look off better than i could!

like the new layout too.

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FASHION SNAG said...

That is great Tavi!

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kasmslo said...

My growing love for Pop is developing beyond my means. ―(T_T)→ I ordered four copies because I'm insane... well, besides the covers, I'm also obsessed with Murakami's work. I think reading ©Murakami changed my life late in my high school career? Read it if you haven't already. I think a lot of the concepts attached to his work tie into various aspects of CdG, specifically S/S '09 and A/W '07.
I'll probably do HQ scans of the covers when I get the time, likely over the vacation.

La Petite Marmoset said...

Congrats tavi!



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November Grey said...

Woo woo! Congrats on the issue... just adore you.


xx

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Bunny said...

(^-^)Just liked your Kinderwhore Britney post.

Kaiami said...

Go Tavi!!
I really love that outfit of yours.

hope505 said...

hey! FREEKIN AWESOME!!!! & congratulations 2 u 2 !! ~ wow! ~ I'll have to get this...great post!! but naturally now I want the whole magazine and I mean, how could I not? *ha! That boy is key-YUTE, clothes are amazing, and I am blonde, so there ya go~! Rock on Tavi G & f&%k th h8rs!!
~ happy autumn! meyow!~
besos,
Daphne Guinness



pfft. I wish.
nah, it's just me.

Rose said...

wow, you are a smart girl! love your writing, congrats on everything!

Addicted to all things Beautiful said...

Amazing Images! The article covering the blonds, are they all really blonds? highly doubtful, most are from a box, which anyone can achieve if they so wanted to.

Lisa said...

I love your header even more now that I know it's a bunch of dudes!

Great article. We do need couture! It's like fashion in its most concentrated form; it trickles down and eventually inspires the collections we can afford :)

Lemon Lime Porcupine said...

First time ever commenting on your blog, and I love reading it! Amazing, you also have a great sense of style... Unlike most people I know. :)

And I've actually never heard of this Magazine, I don't know if they have it in Canada though...

Anyway, I like coming here and seeing that you have a new post, kind of makes my day, :)

jj said...
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jj said...

great !!

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hanne said...

Like the article :-). And the pic of the cross dressers...

poppy :) said...

am going to buy this issue (for the dumb blonde article aswell)

brightlightsbigcity said...

amazing way to portray the housewife trend. those guys look awesomee

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SophieGrace said...

Great article! Love that issue of pop!
x

Jean said...

I always wondered how an article written for a magazine by you would look like. I must say: amazingly awesome. It's a very interesting article, definitely worth buying the magazine. Congrats!

Jean said...

And I like how that photo of feminine housewives makes me think of women's emancipation and houseMEN.
Don't know if that was the intention, but I love the photo and what it provokes.

Flea For Fashion said...

you are going to be a star!!
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Sophie said...

you're article was very nice.

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

sick tings sick tings

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agent 0017 said...

lovee the pic with the thick sweaters...and your tights of course! i think i'll have to go out and buy that issue :)

Valentine said...

Congrat! Bravo!

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-diary of a fashion stylist-

khdz said...

angsty pretty boys?
that sounds like something I might want to check out.
plus, your writing is always entertaining.

Stephanie said...

The menswear shoot ("angsty youthy menswear") is awesome. There was a similar shoot in an issue of i-D a few years ago (I think it was called the "Blue issue"). I may have cut out all the photos and put them on my dorm-room walls... Ahem.

Caroline :) said...

awesome! loved ur article
and the shoots are fantastic :D

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Alienor said...

these pictures are actually kinda incredible. bravo tavi.

Martine said...

you are incredibly insightful. and it shows in your style.

i know when i was your age i hated that people wouldn't take me seriously because of my youth. keep pushing that boundary, you're an inspiration.

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SarahPeslar said...

Not just pop, I feel the magazine is a blast from the past, something is urging the sixties back!







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zoomslow said...

I read the piece of writing you have posted on here last night. Your writing is always a clever combination of observation, analysis, and entertainment. But to see you mix your fluid, relaxed ideas, with your more focussed, serious thoughts in a sustained piece of writing, on the one topic, was mind-blowing!

"...I'm happy to settle for the fantasies that live within these garments." - I'm seriously learning a lot from you! :-))

Masha said...

wonderful job and pictures and shoots!!
congrats!!

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Annushka said...

I like that as you feel it and see, I love it!!!)))style and there is life, imagination it fine, to see it on new it is a breach!!!)))

Aissata said...

these photos are amazing

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!Mary said...

Honestly, Tavi! You're such a great writer, I'm always engrossed in your blogs and the magazine article was amazing! Luck girl, Willy Wonka chose you (:



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Coco said...

Oh wow, I love your styling! Also I'm glad you mentioned how the "real woman" stereotype negates other kinds of body image.

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Coco said...

Oh wow, I love your styling! Also I'm glad you mentioned how the "real woman" stereotype negates other kinds of body image.

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Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Well, you've sold me! I'll be skipping up to my newsagent tomorrow to order a copy. I've been re-reading the last issue of POP on regular rotation. Well done for getting into such a fab mag - well deserved:).

thwany said...

nice job

Miss Sofie said...

I was blown away when I say your piece in the amgazine, you're a terriffic writer and you're amazing all the way through.

Lisa said...

I bought POP a few days ago on the airport, I had the best delay ever. Your piece is so good!

Claudia said...

Tavi, you're so cute on the first picture. Your bow was inspiration for me, actually i made something like that, less smaller and black. I like only that girl's dresses on the "LOOKY" picture. Those Gay ones are not great. Am i seeing right, are they wearing miu miu shoes? I like the dress from this collection, extravagante and bright. Anyways, good luck to you :D

Nolita said...

The issue of pop is amazing! The pic and article are awesome too!


--Nolita Vintage--

spottedinflorence said...

it looks amazing!and u did a great job:)
alice
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BM said...

i always mean to just have a quick look at your blog but i end up sifting through archives and re-reading posts!

congrats on the pop piece!

BM

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

Hanah Ho said...

~~*<3*<3*<3*~~

ella may said...

I know this is slightly unrelated to the post, but....................
What is it like to collaborate with designers? What happens throughout the process? Maybe you could do a post about what happens when you collaborate with a designer? I know I would apprreciate it :)

fashion twits said...

Your the cuttest girl i've ever seen! ah i love your blog

xoxo

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Francine said...

I so wish I could get this magazine where I live! :(

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unlearnyourlessons said...

love this tavi!!!:)

will you give me a hand on a competition that i really care about?x

i've always wanted to go to korea and when i found out that was the prize my heart was set on it!:)

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Julia said...

I bought this issue of POP, maybe because of your post about Britney or because I was curious, or both.

But I completely agree with you and find this magazine very inspiring, also because they kind of embrace the bloggers and don't feel them as a threat to magazines. They smartly combine digital media and printed media, which is, in my opinion, a formula for the future.
xoxo

La Petite Anglaise said...

Just bought and read (cover-to-cover) this issue of Pop and it was truly inspiring. Don't get me wrong, I am a devoted reader of Elle and Vogue but as much as I adore them, I have to admit their editorials are a little uninspiring. Pop is fresh, edgy and experimental and has rather more interesting content than ANOTHER feature on this seasons 'must-have buys'.
Well done Tavi, great post on a brilliant issue. X

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Ben said...

I just got the new issue of vouge and I don't remember you telling us that you sang Kareoky with karlie kloss!

Chelsea said...

Your comment about the whole "real women" trend at first bugged me. One of the things that alienated me from fashion for a long time is that my height and build were never represented. I'm 5'3" and very bottom-heavy, and every woman in my family has the same build. Even if I dieted down to a size 8, I would still be outside the norm for how designers create their clothes. When I would look at skinny models or go into a store and find that there was nothing over a 10, I'd feel left out! Even amongst the taller and svelte-r/more athletic types I know, I didn't know anyone who was built like the contemporary fashion model. As much as I don't want to invalidate the tall, slim type sent down the runway, there is a touch of unreality about them. One of the things that DID get me to care more about fashion was the current 1950s/60s revival and the Mad Men-ification of clothing, as A-line skirts and pinup-girl sweaters go a long way towards balancing out some of my figure problems or enhancing the aspects of my figure that are more desirable.

I get WHY the phrase "real women" is alienating to those who won the genetic lottery and are tall and slim and have high metabolism. (And it is a cringeworthy phrase, Oprah-ish in its condescending affirmation.) However, it would be great if the fashion industry embraced those of us whose figures might not be 100% ideal, just as it idealizes those who are tall and slim.

TP said...

You look grea girl and the magazine is beautiful.
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Sunshine. said...

Great!

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fashionslap said...

That was a long read, but I respect it you write with the tenacity of a much older woman. Perhaps Jane Austin-ish in a way, but less romance and more fashion. Nice write up. You're incredibly lucky you got to do that I know women who would kill for that type of editorial inclusion.

Engreida said...

You should be very proud and post all your publishings! Amazing!

Its so socially interesting, [gay] men in haute women's fashion. I wonder if its an editorial wave or a fashion evolution? I just hope they don't have to starve themselves for it...

Stephanie said...

angst = gaguges??

Naddy Sane said...

You are too goood"!
amazing!!

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nad xx

La petite Lou'lou said...

congratulations! great work!

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Roseparis said...

Great post as usual

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Rosa&Carlotta said...

the picture that you are also using as heater is amazing! there's something creepy about it but I like it!!


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S.i.S said...

soo amazing!

Q said...

Does anybody know where to get this magazine in a smaller town? they dont have it at my barnes and noble... or books a million so?? argh! i really want an issue! this is cool Tavi!

E... said...

I lvoe this magazine and your blog too.... I also think that the word you use every times are just amzing!!!

I totally fall in love with your post!!

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Meagan said...

p.s. I like your new header.

ólöf said...

I agree, this was a great issue! just read your article today..amazing! ;)

Tess Jessica said...

immense

Fashionistable said...

My favourite is you. Xxxx

kellebelle said...

Amazing! You look fab!
x

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Bella said...

Pop is one of the few magazines where I can just read it without pointing out the sexist/classist/etc. remarks/editorials/ideas/etc. distracting me. Pop is awesome.

G.A.N said...

Hi,

You are the best,But it is very strange with the pardon of the word way becomes eccentric, I know that this is his style, but someone find you a little,
I 'arrived', for me you are an excellent blogueira, only it had to expose his style of more gentle way, think a constructive criticism!

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Pachi Sánchez said...

I love your blog.
Great job Tavy, original as always!
Thanks for sharing!

Now in my blog I have a photographic project with which I try to express and represent a creative explosion, a sort of surreal avenging vigilante who decides to convert abandoned sites in new places with his ideas. A decorator of peculiar hidden spots.
I invite you !!
Regards from Madrid!!!!!!!

Tavi said...

Chelsea- I think the industry should embrace thicker body types, too, but it can be done without using a phrase that creates a divide among women and determines how "real" they are based on how they look. THAT is my problem with the phrase, because ALL women are real women.

Lost & Found art/vintage/kitsch said...

Bravo!

Erica Love said...
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Erica Love said...

this editorial is so clever! i love the use of jumbles of words all over the clothes. it's so intriguing!

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Teodorre said...

When I saw your new header, I thought for sure it was clothes put on floppy ragdolls or scarecrows. especially the hands look so lifelss and floppy.

But then I saw from your post that these clothese were on actual people- models are very good at holding their bodies like they are dead or are dolls, huh? It totally blew my mind.
I wonder about this thing, maybe you do too- how am I really into fashion and also a feminist? Cuz I really love this photo on an artistic level, but I would be lying if I said that the pervasive aesthetics of dead doll/heroine chic etc didn't get to me.

illustratecommunicate said...

I got this issue a little while back and it's amazing! Your article was great! I'm doing a little project for my dissertation on convergence culture, so it was great to see a blogger such as yourself in a magazine (I know not for the first time :) ) New and old media collide!
x

illustratecommunicate said...

I got this issue a little while back and it's amazing! Your article was great! I'm doing a little project for my dissertation on convergence culture, so it was great to see a blogger such as yourself in a magazine (I know not for the first time :) ) New and old media collide!
x

i'am.altaModa said...

That Ann Taylor bracelet is too DIE for. Love it!!

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tanita said...

i bought pop magazine a few months ago, because i live in the UK >.<
and yes, it's a great magazine and very inspirational.

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cancercowboy said...

interesting read, thanks for sharing. the crossdressers made me think of the 1966 Stones: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s150/deev_photo/celebs/stones_in_drag_b.jpg

sojourned in style said...

yur right abnout needign mags with substance, its refreshing to see mags like pop and worn fashion journal.

Rukayat said...

Wow, the men are dressed up as women!:) who would've known.i noticed your title picture is the same lol.except with the faces cut off i couldn't even tell
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Rukayat said...

Wow, the men are dressed up as women!:) who would've known.i noticed your title picture is the same lol.except with the faces cut off i couldn't even tell
http://rukayat-dreamland.blogspot.com