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Tavi is Home

Tavi Gevinson was traveling around the US promoting her book, The Rookie Yearbbok One, but now she is home! Home to Tavi is Oak Park Il.. And tonight Tavi is going to talk about her journey and her new book at Unity Temple in Oak Park tonight at 7.

I, of course will be there. Being as this post is on my fashion blog and that’s how she started. This morning I was talking to my grandma about Tavi and everything she’s accomplished. My gram said, “It’s funny how some things just take off,” and that’s exactly what happened to Tavi’s blog.

It’s crazy how many writers are out there blogging about fashion, and of course everyone thinks they’re an expert. Truth is I admire the 16 year old. She knows what she talking about, designers send her samples, and she’s been invited to New York Fashion Week multiples times. The dream of a fashion blogger.

Here’s a link to her blog, which she now has 50 people writing for and over 100,000 hits A DAY.


Tavi at her home in Oak Park

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The British Are Coming

Topshop has become an obsession with over two million likes on facebook and a huge store location on the magnificent mile. Now they are teaming up with one of the biggest, most popular stores in the country, Nordstroms.

The Topshop and Topman departments at Nordstroms will have mannequins, visual merchandising and store fixtures from the UK.

Not only will they include Topshop and Topmans best looks but they will have an exclusive line only sold at Nordstroms.

The Nordstroms in Oak Brook will be the only store in Illinois that will open a Topshop department. Looks like we’re going to see a lot more hipsters in the suburbs.  


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Lanvin Fall Campaign Movie

Lanvin usually known for being very old fashion and prestigious shows us a different side. This video is actually pretty funny. Lanvin is alway serious, premium styles of clothes.


Gaga by Gaultier

“One of Jean Paul Gaultier’s most enduringly charming qualities is the way he incorporates his own loyalties, passions, and (but of course) Frenchness into his collections,” says Tim Blanks from Mens


Jean Paul Gaultier caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like older men and full-figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity.


Gaultier became noticed with celebrities starting in the 90’s with Madonna. He designed her cone shaped bras, lace corsets, and skintight black suits. According to the UK Times, Jean Paul said he offered to make Modanna a “super-special” outfit but she didn’t exactly take him up on his offer. Two days before Modanna’s performance in Paris she calls Jean Paul to tell him to come to New York to help her prepare for her upcoming tour.


In 1997 his costumes for Luc Besson’s cult science fiction film “The Fifth Element” were nominated for a Cesar film award in France. That is the year Jean Paul started to design couture collections in addition to ready to wear. He has explored cultural diversity many times in his long career.


On September 12 Jean Paul did an interview with pop star icon Lady Gaga. Jean Paul has designed many outfits for her. He develops a relationship with the celebrities he designs for. “Gaultier has a knack for musicians and their sartorial desires,” says Lauren  Valenti, Editor-In-Chief of Vogue Vibes.


There is a lot of comparison between the Material Girl and Miss Gaga and it seems Jean Paul has crowned Gaga as the queen of pop. During the interview Gaga and Gaultier discuss fashion and how it can “transcend itself as mere clothing to become a powerful form of visual art and expression.”


Since the 80’s Gaultier has enchanted the fashion world’s imagination with his witty and provocative attitude and humor towards fashion and sexuality. He still captures our imagination and touches us in ways other designers fail to do.


“He communicated our own subconscious desires and un-lived feelings back to us in their own mediums,” says Kat Sark in an article about the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in Montreal.

Gaultier continues to inspire us to live and dream and to express ourselves beyond the confines of the possible, established and acceptable.

The Fifth Element


Lady Gaga:




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