I’m a blogger, if not a particularly avid one. And I like fashion and style. I’m all for sharing personal style and getting recognition for your skills – stylist or just a very fashionable gal – but when Tavi started to get all the attention, I raised my eyebrows. I mean, sure, it’s an interesting and cute story, but – really? A 13-year-old (or however old she is) getting magazine covers and spreads and fashion week seats – for wearing clothes that don’t match?
Please note: this is not a bitter, jealous rant. It’s a point.
But whatever. I let that slide. But then I came across this:
“Move over Tavi: Meet Katie, Racked’s Guest Fasion Week Blogger!”
Guess how old Katie is. 10? Nope. 8? Nah. Too old. 6? Still not there.
Yes, indeed. There is a five-year-old sitting in fashion week amidst the likes of Caarine Roitfeld and Anna Wintour.
Yes, she’s cute and yes, she’s wearing a dress – no, those tights are not “avant garde,” as Racked said. They are basic five-year-old tights. They don’t know any better. No self-respecting person would wear those. She is five. And let’s take a look at her in-depth, insightful notes on the Michael Angel show she was “covering”:
Yes. Deep indeed.
Fie upon you, media, for being susceptible to such things.
PS: ah. I just scrolled down to read the comments and there was one from a Racked person – apparently it was a rouse, a “tongue-in-chic (forgive the bad pun!) answer to the child-blogger-gone-wild movement that’s going on in fashion right now.” Ah. I see. And feel rather silly, actually, for not seeing that… but then, it wasn’t immediately obvious.
PPS: Also, apparently she sat on the Racked person’s lap. But still.