Well, there really isn’t much that can be said about Tavi Gevinson that isn’t common knowledge in the world of fashion blogs. Blogging powerhouse by the age of 13, begrudgingly accepted as an exceptional personal style writer even in the magazine world not long after that (what with editors forced to sit behind her… and her giant hairbow at runway shows), and now, at the age of 15, starring in music videos. Actually singing no less, and who knew? Tavi actually has a very glamorous sounding voice (low and husky), just perfect for a folky tune like the one she belts out in the video, Dori Previn’s “Beware of Young Girls.” The video was to promote the fall collection of the clothing line Wren, which you can view at Luckymag.com. Love those printed dresses and matching headbands! Tavi also made a great model–waif-like with black-rimmed eyes, and a slight beehive, she brings to mind a pre-drugs and pre-Mick Marianne Faithful. Just the inspiration I needed when figuring out what to sketch.
And if you have not yet been to Tavi’s blog, The Style Rookie, what are you waiting for? Though at this point, the name is a bit misleading. TSR just had its fourth anniversary this week.
As for this drawing, it’s still a WIP, since I think it needs a border or a background or well, something. But I wanted to have something up for Sunday Sketches, so here’s what it looks like so far. Tavi was created using a regular black No. 2 pencil, and I turned it pink in Photoshop.
Wow, I didn’t know she was a singer as well! I’ll check it out!
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it turned out great! and pink is a perfect colour for tavi’s portrait! especially hair and eyes turned out amazing so far!
xx, Sabinna and David
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Your illustrations are really beautiful and transformation in pink is a great idea!
I love Tavi, she’s brilliant!
but didn’t knew she can sing!
I like the sketch, can’t wait to see it finished:)
Tavi!! oh my gosh she’s one of my inspiration. Love her soo much. Great post! 🙂 xx
gorgeous in pink
i love the fabric of her blouse
and your shading is lovely
I love this in pink!!!! wonderful work!!!
I really rally love the pink graphite look – that is so cool & interesting!Absolutely fabulous sketch as well – captured so well the almost-duckface pout & heavy-rouged eyes. THis girl sounds to me like the acme product of our culture – the icon of everything & anything that this civilization has hoped to achieve. I actually say this with some irony but I also happen to believe it’s true
So pretty! This sounds really lovely!
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Beautiful sketch… she does remind me of Marianne Faithful… 🙂
Wonderful sketch! You made me curious about this singer!!
…whispy ~ gentle ~ hauntingly beautiful ~ thankyoU! ~ for sharing this amazing talented girl ~ along with your awesome creative muse! ~ blessed be!…
Thanks for telling us about her…..new information for me! In your sketch she looks like she has an attitude along with good looks 😉
Yay Sabina..what a gorgeous piece..loooove the color..totally blissful..I also am drawn to her eyes and lashes..beautiful job..she is beautiful!
what doesnt tavi do? shes such a beautiful and talented person. i loved the retro-ness of the video and her overall blog. your sketch is amazing!
great lips and hair – hair i find so tricky!
Gorgeous sketch…love the pink transformation!
I’ve never heard of her before, but she sure sounds like a girl who will be going places! I’m sure she’ll love this sketch of her. She looks very beautiful.