Tavi Gevinson Introduces Rookie Yearbook Two Tomorrow
By Lisa White in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 30, 2013 7:20PM
When it comes to powerhouse teen titans in the know, Tavi Gevinson has consistently been one of the “it girls” that comes to mind. The Oak Park native has been in the spotlight since she started her personal blog Style Rookie at the age of eleven. The blog was a window into the world of a quirky coming of age girl that had a knack for fashion, sharing her own outfits and quipping on the latest trends and looks. The fashion world fell in love, and suddenly the then tween was hanging out with the likes of Anna Wintour and front row at fashion week.
At the age of fifteen, Gevinson founded Rookie, an online site that caters to the interest of teens and is also mainly written by them as well. Gevinson swung the focus from fashion to include a multitude of things from arts and culture to crafts and social politics. To celebrate their first year they released Rookie Yearbook One, a collection of work and thoughts from the site. The book reads more like a teen diary, full of favorite musings and photos scattered across the page. The second volume, celebrating the second anniversary of the site, is out tomorrow and Gevinson is going to be on hand in Oak Park to celebrate the release.
Part of the Oak Park Public Library Writers at Wright series, Gevinson will be sitting down at Unity Temple tomorrow night to discuss the release and content of the second volume. It is a ticketed event and cost $10, but you can redeem your ticket for $10 off the cost of Rookie Yearbook Two on the night of the event. Also 10% of of all book sales at the event will be donated to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Head out, grab your own shiny new copy of Rookie Yearbook Two and live out your own nostalgic teenage dream.