Tavi Says Her New Magazine Will Be 'Subversive'


Awesome Chicago resident Tavi Gevinson talked to awesome Chicago exile Ira Glass about one of her upcoming publishing projects. No, not the book, not the freelance contributions to various publications, not the other book, not the website she’s apparently launching with Jane Pratt: Gevinson revealed more details of her other forthcoming website “and occasional print magazine.” It has a name! Rookie, and the site will be like a magazine in that the content will follow a different theme each month. Though she said she’s not necessarily seeking what Glass called “alternative” girls, Gevinson said, “it will be subversive just in its honesty and the tone.” And Miranda July is writing something for it. [Village Voice]

Lady Gaga did a sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live about launching a children’s line called “Gaga Googoo.” Jimmy Kimmel: reaching for humor’s low-hanging fruit since 2003. [Telegraph]

Karlie Kloss (who may or may not be one half of the hot new couple known as J.K. JoeKlo) is on the cover of the new Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Patrick Demarchelier shot the photo. Back in February of 2008, Demarchelier shot the St. Louis-raised supermodel for her first major magazine cover: Teen Vogue, which she graced alongside Chanel Iman and Ali Michael. [FGR]

Constance Jablonski is the new face of Sonia Rykiel. [Racked]

Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld — just like Elle Fanning — are also crying on the new cover(s) of LOVE. [Models.com]

Vogue Turkey’s August cover is a vision in orange, with Milly Simmonds, Egle Jezepcikaite and Yana Sotnikova. [Models.com]

  • Rihanna’s in a new ad for Nivea. [YouTube]
  • John Waters, on Amy Winehouse’s style: “She took vintage looks and combined them with punk into brand-new looks that gave even bad girls pause. It’s hard to look that cheap and pull it off.” [NYTimes]
  • Neil Patrick Harris, on how he gets dressed: “I used to be a real jeans and V-neck T-shirt guy all the time. But I’ve learned a lot from our wardrobe department and David [Burtka], my better half, loves dressing well. He’s taught me and dressed me a lot. I’m very content with either a wardrobe mistress or a better half saying: ‘Wear this, wear this, with these and that.'” [WWD]
  • Rachel Zoe is now the spokesperson for a line of $29 lipsticks. [WWD]
  • Two women famous for their unusual style, Daphne Guinness and Amanda Harlech, told V magazine that getting dressed is no biggie. “The more you concentrate on something, the more it shows. I can’t get dressed if I think about it too much,” claims Daphne Guinness. “I don’t dress for effect, and I think that it never works out when someone does.” Harlech says, “I moved on from deconstructing my school uniform via punk, to Tess of the D’Urbervilles and the eponymous Geisha to an edge which I now recognise as ‘Amanda.’ [My look has become] stronger, more distilled and less scattered.” [Vogue UK]
  • We are not entirely sure, because this story very delicately dances around the central issue (Women’s Wear Daily will only call it “that most private of acts”), but it sure sounds a lot like Lydia Hearst simulates masturbation in a short clip filmed for the L.A. clothing line Aiko. [WWD]
  • Lara Stone: “I would love to be in Zoolander 2. I’d be so good at that ‘Blue Steel’ pose. I think I’d enjoy doing that, it’d be funny. I’d like to try acting if the right part came along, but I’m not actively looking — I’m pretty busy at the moment. I definitely could never go into singing at all ever though, unless it was for a huge joke. I don’t even sing in the shower. Actually the other day I was in the shower and I didn’t realise my husband was in, and I sang away to myself. I got out and he gave me the most disdainful look.” [Vogue UK]
  • With diamonds selling for record prices, leading producer of the bloody, glittery rocks De Beers is facing its first miners’ strike in 19 years. The company just reported record sales of rough diamonds for the first six months — $3.49 billion, to be precise. Employees rejected the company’s offer of a 7% wage hike and instead demanded a 15% raise. If that sounds outrageous, bear in mind that South Africa’s inflation sits at around 5%. [WWD]
  • Italian Vogue will turn over editor Franca Sozzani’s blog to a commenter once per week for the next year. The list of contributors and topics is available on the blog, but rather than emailing, say, a draft to an editor, each person is requested to write an entire post and publish it in the comments. And they only have until August to do it, even though a whopping 52 weekly topics have been assigned — everything from “Fashion and ethnography” to “The value of femininity in our times.” It’s also unclear whether the freelancers will be paid for their work. Interesting project that doesn’t seem terribly well thought through. [Vogue.It]
  • Anna Wintour wore a very odd dress to a movie premiere, and paired it with those tan sandals she always wears. [WOW]
  • Liz Claiborne, which owns everything from Lucky Brand to Kate Spade to Juicy Couture, has been struggling to turn itself around since the economic downturn. The company is looking to close over 100 Mexx stores and sell a majority stake in the money-losing brand. [WWD]
  • Revlon’s quarterly net sales were up 7.2% on last year, to $351 million. [WWD]
  • True Religion also had a good quarter, with sales rising 19.6%, to $98 million. [WWD]
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