Rookie of the Year

It’s almost funny to read an article from 2009 about fashion blogger Tavi  Gevinson ruffling feathers at a runway show. The article doesn’t only focus on Tavi, it also mentions other famous individual fashion bloggers and sites like Fashionista and even Jezebel (of which I am a long-time reader).

tavi is cooler than you and can actually pull this off

It’s funny to see Tavi’s name because after reading her blog and following her career over the past couple years, she has practically become one of those celebrities you know so well you refer to her like an old friend. The exceptional thing is that this inspiring, creative, famous blogger is still six years younger than me. That doesn’t stop me from visiting her personal fashion blog Style Rookie and her newest project, Rookie Mag. I still remember when I read that she was planning on creating Rookie Mag and was in search of other young, creative, intelligent writers. I remember reading it and wanting desperately to write for it! Hell, I still want to!

Rookie Mag, if you can imagine it, is even better than Style Rookie in the way that it appeals to people who may not be as well-versed in fashion as Tavi.  *cough* Like me *cough*. Rookie features articles on everything from surviving high school to teen witch idols and “How to Approach the Person You Like Without Throwing Up”.

If I have learned anything from Tavi (and the aforementioned article on fashion bloggers) it’s that no matter the beat, news is now anyone’s game. In that way that the internet magically does, blogs have become the universal equalizer. With the right ideas and mix of internet connections, a blog can provide the perfect platform to be heard. It’s proven: blogs are not just for the rambling nut in his parent’s basement, still in his pajamas. Blogs are for the newest news that no one has heard yet. Add to that a whip-snap knowledge of a field (fashion, sports, cooking), passion and determination- and maybe one day you too can be as cool as now-fifteen year old Tavi Gevinson.

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