Jan 19, 2012 12:00AM

Watch: Tavi's BBC Interview

Tavi plays guitar, points out hypocrisies, is awesome.

Haters gonna hate, but Tavi Gevinson takes it all in stride in a softly-spoken interview she recently did with BBC. Filmed in her bedroom - which is completely strewn with awesome shit including two guitars, a bajillion records and a poster of dyslexic, colour-blind Dudley Heinsbergen from The Royal Tenenbaums - the fifteen-year-old Editor-in-Chief talks about what it was like breaking into the fashion industry at just thirteen.

The interview 8 clever insights from Tavi about the oft-hypocritical fashion world. "They would talk about how inappropriate it was for someone my age to be at fashion week, but this is coming from an industry that fetishises youth." But like all her haters, fashion people were probably just bummed that either they had to sit behind that giant bow she wore or that she had deciphered Teh Interwebz before they did. "Fashion, as an industry, has been really behind on being online so I think people were confused and angry that someone younger than them had kind of figured it out." They'd probably be extra jealous, then, that her web magazine Rookie counts four editors and forty writers, illustrators and photographers.

Her brilliant quotes are interspersed with sound bites of her strumming an acoustic guitar, and a slideshow with 'old' pictures of her awesome pixie-haired grandma phase. And in reply to everyone who questions the feasibility of a fifteen-year-old knowing about bands and designers from the '60s, "it's the Internet, you can do that nowadays!" Duhh...

Words: Hannah Ongley

Via BBC News

www.thestylerookie.com

www.rookiemag.com

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