(Taken with Instagram)
Rachel from Supercute! is so damned stylish and now she’s shooting Lanvin ads with FUCKING STEVEN MEISEL and her top is from the dollar store and has sexy ladies of all eras plus tigers this does not even compute
I feel super at home at any event where multiple girls show up in daisy pants. Julia Cumming of Supercute! and my girl Emily Rose at the Rookie meetup. ✌
Me and Amy Rose at the Rookie meet-up yesterday. I walked with her to go get wine and soda pops for the after party and she literally brought joy and delight to all she interacted with. There was no stone-faced corner store cashier or surly cabbie she could not charm, it was like that Michael Jackson video where his loafers make the sidewalk glow and homeless people turn into toffs with canes and three-piece suits. Also she has a Pikachu and Charmander in her crown. I wish everybody could hang out with Amy Rose.
Tavi worked on the forthcoming Rookie yearbook for 30 hours straight, hopped on a flight from Chicago to New York, walked in torrential rain to enter Littlefield fashionably late and not-so-fashionably soaking wet (we all were, soggy hugs abounded), set down her bag, and without so much as a primp or a blot, walked straight up on stage to deliver this hilarious reading of her Bitchface article to a crowd of stupidly well-dressed cool kids, admiring adults, and MTV cameras, then she spoke tirelessly to the literally hundreds of fans who gathered around her everywhere she went bearing gifts and boundless sincerity and love for Rookie, trembling teenage fans with tears in their eyes, girls dressed better than me in their floor-sweeping skirts and DIY flower crowns. Tavi was still there speaking with every single person who wanted to meet her long after the rest of us grown-ups had split to Laia’s place for pizza and Pinot Grig. The New York Times reporters covering the event interviewed my friend Jenny and asked her to “tell us, in very articulate language, why Tavi will continue to be important for many years to come”. If they interviewed me, I woulda told them the above. Even on no sleep she’s still the smartest, funniest, hardest-working girl in the room.
Try to see the Rookie Road Trip if it’s coming anywhere near you. It sort of restored my faith in humanity, and was also really fun and there were tiny donuts.
Me and my girl Marie got to having a pretty juicy conversation about growing up biracial, being Asian but mistaken for Latina (and vice versa), boyfriends who like it too much when you do your Rosie Perez voice, and the tragic lack of Pinoy role models, and we decided to share our chat with Rookie.
“I am basically a person who likes herself. I just don’t do that weird insecure thing.”
Tavi talks the f-word. How does a human being even get this articulate and confident. When I was 15, I mostly talked to Morrissey, and god about my zits.
Tavi talks about Rookie + responsibility. Also, is stunningly gorgeous.
From Tavi’s Rookie post about her friend Spencer’s mom’s box of stuff from when she was a kid. Are you a packrat? Please keep being one. Do you not understand the difference between major historical events and quotidian grooming tasks? Please stay that way. Can you write sentences like this that are heartbreaking in their naivete and that make me smell shag carpeting and feel the inexplicable sadness of a family gathered around a television on a Sunday night? Please write a bunch and send them to me, my baby’s far away and I could use a good cry.
(via Rookie » Memory Lane)