>> Whitney Pozgay's sophomore Whit collection — with its paperbag waists and polka dot party dresses — was inspired by a girl playing dress up in her grandmother's closet. "You know when you're a little girl and you put on a blouse and the bow is really big because it's meant for an adult? I tried to take those proportions and play with them in a more wearable way for adults," Pozgay explained. "So it's ladylike but really pushed with proportion and detail and construction to make it seem a little more playful and youthful." As she summed it up in her show notes, the look she was going for — which included a wheat pattern inspired by 1950s wallpaper and a "menacing bird print" handpainted by Jemme Aldridge — is "Hitchcock meets Tavi, with a dash of Grey Gardens." The resultant collection was shown in a Chelsea gallery, with each painting from the gallery strategically chosen to hang behind the look it best complemented.
>> It sounds like the new teen magazine Tavi Gevinson and Jane Pratt are working on is going to have an online component as well — or may be entirely online — based on a job listing that just popped up on MediaBistro. The intro reads: "First came Sassy, then came Jane, now Janepratt.com is coming! We're an online magazine that is in the process of preparing for our official launch with Jane Pratt as our editor-in-chief" and it asks for applicants to have a strong personality, a "strong interest in womens issues, current events, and culture," and to be able to write in a way that is "enticing to a young (18+) female demo." [NY Observer]
Blogger Overload: Tavi Styles Again, Rumi Models, and Tommy Ton Makes Fashion Editorial Debut in Vogue Nippon October 2010
>> Needless to say, bloggers are keeping busy. Today alone, Hanneli Mustaparta hosted the Fashion's Night Out livestream alongside Andre Leon Talley, and it was announced that Tavi Gevinson would be styling part of Alice + Olivia's Spring 2011 presentation and Rumi Neely will model in Rebecca Minkoff's Spring 2011 presentation.
Tommy Ton, meanwhile, who has built quite the rapport with Vogue Nippon's fashion director-at-large, Anna Dello Russo — she recently invited him to her country home for a photo session — has taken the relationship professional. Ton thanked Dello Russo via Twitter for giving him his first-ever fashion editorial, published in Vogue Nippon's October 2010 issue (Ton has previously done a set of portraits of Tavi for Vogue Paris). The editorial, "A Renaissance of Style," which is styled by Dello Russo's assistant Aurora Sansone, features Ton's signature street-style-inspired shots — with plenty of shoe and bag close-ups — of Suzanne Diaz and Tatiana Cotliar. Take a look at his editorial debut, below.
>> Much ado was made about Tavi Gevinson's styling debut for Blackbook — and now the 10 page result, shot in upstate New York, is here. Chloe Sevigny was originally scheduled to model in the shoot, but had to back out last minute because of a scheduling conflict, so Tavi chose Christine Staub from IMG. A Blackbook editor on set noted: "the clothes she pulled were minimal for a 10-page fashion editorial — she pulled from 15 designers [including Rodarte, Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton], but was very selective about which pieces she chose from each — she might get frustrated when pairing items to form looks. Added to the pressure of a first-time styling gig was the presence of Lizzie Widdicombe, who, despite being very sweet, was still a New Yorker reporter writing down Gevinson’s every move and word in her notepad."
The always insightful Fashion Informer catches up with pint-sized Chicago blogger Tavi and chronicles the whirlwind sequence of events—from an 11-year-old Style Rookie to Pop and Love cover girl and that Stephen Jones hat—which controversially landed her square in the middle of the fashion spotlight.
Tavi talks slumber parties and Barbie shopping carts, and we learn how she cried while looking at online images of Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons fall 2009 collection. She loves Bob Dylan and Doc Martens, would buy spring 2010 Miu Miu and a copy of Visionaire if $15,000 magically appeared in her possession, and is adorably self-aware of her name dropping when recalling favorite fashion week memories—Lagerfeld, Galliano, Kawakubo, Mulleavy!
As for the future, she would like to have a band and a magazine, be in movies and act on stage. So it seems this little fashion ubiquity is not going anywhere anytime soon, and we all might as well get used to it. Click here for more from the source.