I don't know that they changed anything. They said in their 'treaty' that they vow to never change girls' body or face shapes, but then say, '(Never have, never will.)' To me, that sounds like they just published a self-serving statement that made them look good, but they're not taking into account the intentions and concerns that were really behind the petition. Again, it's not just about Photoshop — all kinds of components of a magazine help contribute to the feelings that might leave a reader with a negative body image.
Whether you're a fan of Tavi Gevinson's magazine, Rookie, or not, there's no disputing that it's doing well. Last month, the 15-year old told the Observer that the online magazine will have a print edition this fall and in her July editor's letter, she revealed a little more about what we can expect:
It is not, however, a lame website-to-paper copy-and-paste situation. Considering it is mostly content you can read for free online, we knew we had to really take advantage of the print situation and make sure it's SUPER GOOD-LOOKING AND SPECIAL [...] I have a very soft spot in my heart for print magazines, and I believe in the power of writing and art that you can hold in your hands, and I promise that looking at all this stuff in print is a different experience from reading it online.
According to The Cut, the print version will be published by Drawn & Quarterly and can be bought for $29.95. What hasn't been confirmed yet is the release date.
To celebrate the launch of Uniqlo's collaboration with Orla Kieley and their new line of bright coloured trousers, the retailer secured Cindi Lauper and Tavi Gevinson to front the campaign. While you're instant reaction, like mine, to the combination is likely to be a big question mark, it actually makes sense. By using 15 year-old Gevinson and 58 year-old Lauper, Uniqlo want you to know that the line is appropriate for all ages and besides, the pieces actually look like things you can imagine both wearing.
This is a really big move for Gevinson. Although her journalistic ability has won her recognition in the publishing and fashion world, this is the first time a big brand has taken her on in a modelling capacity and something tells me that this won't be the last.
French L'Officiel have just dropped their 90th anniversary issue and Tavi Gevinson is the cover girl of choice, appearing in head-to-toe Chanel. Although this is a big move for the blogger and 'Rookie' editor, Gevinson isn't a cover virgin as she also appeared on the cover of Pop magazine for Dasha Zhukova's first issue as editor.
Although it was expected that Tavi and Jane Pratt were to work together on Rookie, the online magazine launching next month, it looks like Gevinson has decided to fly solo. When talking to WWD recently, the 15 year-old revealed that she was not prepared to lose creative control by launching the magazine under Say Media who are responsible for Pratt's website, XOJane.com.
“I would love for [Pratt] to be involved, but right now it’s something that has to be worked out between her and Say,” she said. "It wasn’t like Us versus the Man. It was just that I want to have full control, and it’s important to me that we’re independent, not so that we can be indie and ‘down with the man,’ but because I find a lot of comfort knowing that it’s all in my control."
Linda Evangelisa was criticised back in the 90s for infamously saying that the supers wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 but Jane Pratt, one of the critics at the time, can beat that.
Last week The New York Observer contacted her representative to book her to give a short address to a small group in New York and were quoted with a hefty $15,000 fee. Suffice to say, Pratt wasn't booked for the gig, which was a tribute to Sassy magazine and instead Tavi Gevinson appeared alongside Marisa Meltzer.
If you have a click around, then you can see that JanePratt.com is launching soon. But that doesn't answer all the questions surrounding the former Sassy editor's new venture, or her much-talked-about magazine with Tavi Gevinson. Will the projects be one in the same? We're not sure, but WWD tried to find answers, despite Jane Pratt's refusal to spill details.
WWD reports that within "the next two months, [Jane Pratt] will launch JanePratt.com, a website aimed at the gulf between the Cosmopolitans and the Jezebels of the world. Then, in the summer, she will team up with Gevinson to introduce a magazine and a website for teenaged girls." Gevinson says that her magazine will amount to "kind of a branch under the JanePratt.com umbrella for teenaged people -- girls."
It's not only models that the industry want to get young. In the case of stylists, it looks like they want them fresh from high school - or still in school as the case may be. If you haven't guessed who I'm talking about by now, it's Tavi. Her styling career is seemingly not stopping at her gig in Blackbook last month.
Although she won't be styling models, the Cut reports that Alice + Olivia designer Stacy Bendet, has hired the blogger to style 'the people involved in the party portion of the presentation' at fashion week. And according to Bendet, the move was a natural one calling Tavi "one of the most original people in fashion right now."
This year, Vogue is not just making a night out of Fashion but an entire week. Commencing on September 7th, the first marker will be New York City's biggest ever public fashion show in the Lincoln Centre. Don't worry about a ticket, you won't miss out, because the show is streaming online for free. A live webcast of the show by Vogue's very own, Andre Leon Talley and Hanneli Mustparta, the model and blogger, will start at 7pm on CBS.com
The celebration of fashion continues with the main event on September 10th. This is when Fashion's Night Out takes over retailers all across the city, for one night only. Again, if you want to experience it without setting foot out of your door, you can read online updates from Tavi, who is flying in for the event with her father and will be tweeting throughout the evening.
To end the week, if you have missed anything, CBS are playing a one hour special documentary on the planning and behind the scenes footage of Fashion's Night Out. This will be shown on the 14th September at 10pm, which is rumoured to have clips featuring key Vogue editors including Anna Wintour.