Tavi Gevinson

  • Aired:  01/24/13
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Fashionista Tavi Gevinson describes her online magazine, "Rookie, " the world of teenage girls, and effective fashion styles for Stephen. (6:45)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS BEEN A FIXTURE OF THE FASHION WORLD SINCE AGE 11. SO, A LITTLE OLD

TO BE A MODEL.

PLEASE WELCOME TAVI GEVINSON!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HEY, TAVI, NICE TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Stephen: IT'S A PLEASURE.

LET ME EXPLAIN TO THE PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT OF WHO YOU ARE IN CASE THEY ARE NOT YOUNG AND HIP

ENOUGH LIKE I AM TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD OF FASHIONISTAS LIKE YOURSELF.

OKAY?

YOU ARE 16.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: AT AGE 1 1U STARTED A PERSONAL BLOG STYLE ROOKIE.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU ARE CALLED THE FUTURE OF JOURNAL YIFL BY LADY GAGA AND YOU

FOUNDED ROOKIE, ON ANLINE MAGAZINE.

YOU PUBLISHED A BOOK CALLED ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE.

SOME OF THE BEST RIGHTING IN HERE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START ACHIEVING SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE?

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

DID YOU SET OUT TO BE AH -- A INTERNATIONAL FIGURE IN FASHION?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: DID YOU NOT?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU WANT WHEN YOU STARTED?

>> I WAS EXTREMELY BORED AND I LIKE -- STOONCHTS.

>> Stephen: THEY SAY BOREDOM IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION.

>> IT'S TRUE, I THINK.

I LIKE READ OTHER BLOGS AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN AND LIKE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WEREN'T

REALLY INTERESTED IN ME TALKING ABOUT LIKE TV SO I TOOK IT TO THE INTERNET AS MANY OF US DO.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

YOU ARE THE YOUNGEST GUEST I'VE EVER HAD ON, OKAY?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

YOU KNOW, THIS FIGURE IN FASHION RIGHT NOW WITH THE NEW BOOK, YOU ARE A TEENAGE GIRL.

YOU ARE 16 YEARS OLD.

>> YEAH STEENCHT HOW DO YOU RUN AN ONLINE MAGAZINE AND WRITE A BLOG AND STILL DEAL WITH THE

PROBLEMS OF BEING A TEENAGE GIRL OR THE OPPORTUNITIES, WHATEVER?

HOW DO YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE AS A TEENAGE GIRL?

>> I MEAN, ROOKIE IS LIKE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS MOSTLY SO IT'S A REALLY GOOD OUTLET.

>> Stephen: NOT EVERY TEENAGE GIRL IS RUNNING A STAFF.

>> NO, BUT I -- I GUESS I HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE IN MY LIFE WHO UNDERSTAND THE, YOU KNOW,

DOWNSIDES OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THAT TO THE INTERNET BUT THE LIKE

AVERAGE TEENAGER STUFF I HAVE A NICE PLACE AND COMMUNITY.

>> Stephen: DO YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU TAKING?

>> ENGLISH.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THE BOOK YOU HAD TO READ THIS YEAR?

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?

>> A POETRY UNIT.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU READING?

>> ROBERT FROST.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE FROST POEM?

>> WHEN I GET TO IT, AH?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: NICE.

I DID JUST BLOW YOUR ENGLISH GRADE RIGHT NOW?

>> MY TEACHER IS WATCHING THIS, TOO.

>> Stephen: SAY TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN THE WOODS.

>> YEAH, RIGHT THE FAMOUS ONE.

>> Stephen: THE GOOD ONE.

YOUR MAGAZINE HAS POSITIVE IMAGES AND MESSAGES FOR GIRLS.

IF GIRLS FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES, HOW ARE WE GOING TO SELL THEM THINGS THEY THEY DON'T NEED?

YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS?

>> YEAH, I KNOW.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THOSE PRESSURES BECAUSE GIRLS ARE SOLD THINGS THEY DON'T NEED.

>> I DO FEEL OBLIGATED TO A LOT OF TRAINING BRA COMPANIES.

>> Stephen: IS THAT ONE OF YOUR MAJOR SPONSORS?

>> YES, YEAH, NO A MAJOR SPONSOR.

>> Stephen: WE DON'T HAVE THOSE ON MY SHOW.

CAN WE GET TO SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR A SECOND?

>> YEAH, OKAY.

>> Stephen: A LOT OF CELEBRITIES, YOU KNOW, GET ASKED TO WRITE FOR ROOKIE.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THAT?

THEY MUST BE HAPPY WHEN YOU ASK THEM.

I BET THEY ARE REALLY HAPPY, THAT WOULD BE COOL.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

>> Stephen: WHAT?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

MAYBE.

I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY -- THIS IS SUDDEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I WAS THINKING OF WRITING A COLUMN FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A 48-YEAR-OLD DAD.

>> GREAT.

>> Stephen: AND IT'S CALLED YOU'RE NOT WEARING THAT.

ALL RIGHT?

AND GIRLS WOULD SEND IN PHOTOS OF WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS OKAY TO WEAR AND I WOULD TAKE COLOR

FORMS AND PUT NEW CLOTHES ON THEM AND SAY THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE WEAR, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> FINE, I'LL TAKE IT.

>> Stephen: THAT IS CALLED SYNERGY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MY LOOK?

>> FINE.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I COULD DO THE BANGS.

WE GOT DIRECTION OF THE DIFFERENT BASIC LOOKS I COULD ROCK, OKAY?

>> TRUE.

>> Stephen: LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT LOOKS.

THIS IS TORTURED ARTIST.

THIS IS THE TORTURED ARTIST.

>> Stephen: AND LADIES GO FOR THE TORTURED ARTIST.

>> I THINK SO.

I'M TOLD.

YEAH.

>> Stephen: ANOTHER ONE, JIM.

WHAT IS THIS?

>> THERE WERE REALLY GREAT PHOTOS OF THE MEMBERS OF ONE DIRECTION MODELING PUPPIES IF

YOU CARRIED A PUPPY AND HAD BOY BAND HAIR THAT WOULD.

>> Stephen: THAT WOULD BE GOOD FOR A 48-YEAR-OLD PAIR SHAPED MAN.

WHAT IS THIS.

>> LIKE A COOL DAD THING.

>> Stephen: THE COOL DAD.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THOSE WORDS DON'T GO TOGETHER.

>> YOU'D BE SURPRISED YOUR SHOW IS VERY GOOD COOL.

I WATCHED IT WITH MY DAD LAST NIGHT AND HE'S LIKE A COOL DAD.

>> Stephen: I AM BY REFLECTION BECAUSE YOU WATCHED IT WITH YOUR COOL DAD --

>> I MEAN OTHER CAPITAL C, CAPITAL D COOL DADS LIKE YOUR SHOW.

>> Stephen: TAVI THANK YOU.

GOOD LUCK IN WHATEVER NEXT THING I CONQUER.

THE BO

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