Apologies for the content being so thin here on the blog this week - sadly, it’ll have to continue in this vein until next week, due to a combination of heavy deadlines and snow days, which means no school, which means an excess of Playmobil-land building, etc. But hey, a new podcast went up today, and you can use all this extra time to catch up on the ones you missed! Right?! And we have lots of good stuff on tap for next week, blog-wise, so stay tuned. Also: Another quick plug, which I hesitate to deliver given that most public events scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the blizzard, but what the heck. The fashion blogger and all-around kick-ass young woman Tavi Gevinson aka Style Rookie is going to be interviewed live as part of Mark Bazer‘s The Interview Show this coming Friday, February 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. It’ll take place at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433). Doors open at 6. Admission is $5. As some of you know I am a huge admirer of Ms. Gevinson and though I suspect most of Bad at Sports’ readers care not a whit about the fashion blogging world, for those of you who do…and if you also live in Chicago…take note! Bazer will also be interviewing a number of other cool-sounding guests; full details can be found below.
Art people, are you reading Style Rookie? If you’re not, I’m here to say I think you should be. Although I myself tend to stay away from fashion and style blogs, because looking at things I could never buy for myself tends to make me feel bitter and depressed and old, I am obsessed with Style Rookie. It’s a blog about fashion and pop culture written by Tavi Gevinson, a thirteen year old girl who lives in a suburb just outside of Chicago (I’m thinking it’s the same one that I live in, but who knows). Tavi–already famous enough to be known by her first name only–was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune in an article on successful teen fashion bloggers who are garnering attention not just from fashion-conscious tween readers but from fashion designers, stylists, and magazine editors themselves. (Read the Tribune’s article, published on December 30, 2009, here). The article describes Tavi’s rise to fame amongst the fashion set, and also contained some sniping about the pint-sized blogger’s success from a few jealous hags (sorry, I meant to say “fashion editors”). Read more