The biggest star of New York's fashion week was a 13-year-old Chicago blogger.
Tavi Gevinson -- a self-described "tiny 13-year-old dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats" -- runs a blog that moves with tidal force -- it garners a reported 1.5 million hits per month.
Gevinson's success is a result of her smart yet simple writing style, with a balance of sophistication and youthful charm.
Imagine the intelligent critiques of a fashion-show veteran being delivered in the words of an Oh-Em-Gee, texting teenage girl. As Gevinson goes over her own notes at Fashion Week, It comes out something like this:
-"Ashish Topshop heels but AWESOME" -- Ah yes, I believe I was enthralled by the amazing animal print wedges and the power of capital letters.
-"Aviator cap zips to cape" -- Good job me, you know how to see things and spell a seven letter word.
-"Alex is more deconstructing than ever before" -- I think I wrote this so dramatically thinking I would rush out of the studio and yell "Stop the presses!" and run to a hotel in the 20's to sit down at a typewriter and write things like "...THAN EVER BEFORE!" with great gusto? Or something?
-"Cuts not as discrete and amazing as Cushnie" -- What's with this sudden load of bitterpill? Anyways, the futuristic-like cuts were not as great as those at Cushnie et Ochs, and I still think so (however, Cushnie cuts would not have been Wang-like, so this is a minor issue.)
That eye has earned Gevinson front row seats at numerous fashion shows, a position sought after by magazine editors and celebrities.
And while Gevinson is a fashion-world sensation, she is still a teenage girl with teenage issues. She has homework to do, a messy room to clean, and classmates who—for the most part—don't read her fashion blog.
"A lot of them don't get it," she said, "but some do."
Matt Bartosik, a "between blogs" blogger, cramps his own style.