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The new Tavi. Or not.

Posted on February 15, 2010

I just saw this via The Cut. Before I rant about that, I have to mention Tavi. Okay, so I like Tavi. You already know this. I don’t care that she’s 13, I think she’s a really good writer – super clever, funny, etc etc. That’s why I like her. So her age is a little bit of a novelty perhaps, but I really do think if she was older I’d like her just the same, and I’d still subscribe to her blog. 5 year-old ‘Katie‘ however, I am not down with. She’s FIVE for god’s sake! I mean, how eloquent and informative is this?: “For me, it’s really all about Love, Hate, or Like. I liked the messy hair. Some of the models had really…

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Tavi on Rodarte for Target.

Posted on December 10, 2009

You either love her or you hate her, but there’s no denying that Tavi Gevinson is an unstoppable force in the world of fashion. The girl is friends with Rei Kawakubo for gods sake. The 13 year old blogger just posted a thing about Rodarte for Target, in video form. I don’t care what you say, I like her. I think she’s adorable. Check it out. I would post the video on my blog but for some reason I can’t. Fail.

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This is where I’ve been, part one

Posted on September 20, 2014


So you may or may not have noticed that I have been on a little holiday – meant in the sense that I have been away from both New Zealand and this blog. I had great intentions before I left. I was going to post a photo or two every day and talk about what I’d done. But then, you know, turns out I was doing too much to have time to talk about what I was doing.

But now I’m back so it’s back to it.

Before you go and click the ‘read more’, I should warn you that I took a tonne of snaps and there is going to be a lot of scrolling involved, so if you give zero fucks about what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks, please skip this post. (By the way, I call them ‘snaps’ because the photos are more documentation than works of art. Keep that in mind!) SPOILER ALERT: Most of the pictures are of Ben or food. Also, all the photos (aside from the above) are in chronological order:

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Does anyone read blogs anymore?

Posted on July 26, 2014


Me at the height of my blogging, circa 2010. 

I’ve got to be honest with you, a lot of the motivation behind this post is self-brought-on anxiety based on the fact that I haven’t really put up anything all week. I tend not to like ‘filler’ posts but I haven’t got one solid ‘story’ idea and several half ones, so this will have to do to alleviate my non-posting guilt.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about this blog, why I have it, what I get out of it, what I put into it. It’s been 5 and a quarter years since I started it and I’ve gone from posting 3 times a day to 3 times a week if I’m feeling good. Why is that? I think a lot because there are a tonne of blogs and websites out there now with the same kind of thing I am writing about. I also have this feeling that if I know about it, I assume everyone else already knows about it too, so why write about it unless I’ve got something specific to say?

Back at what I would say was the ‘height’ of my ‘blogging motivation’, I was checking my RSS reader every day (RIP Google Reader), I would wake up early and check up on all the news, just so I was on top of everything, I would check other people’s blogs and I would pre-plan posts late at night for the upcoming week. I don’t do that at all anymore and I don’t feel like anyone else does either. Or maybe it’s a case of assuming the way my circle of friends acts, is the same way that ‘everyone’ acts.

I don’t think I spend less time on the internet now, but my output is a lot lower. It recently occurred to me that if I don’t give a shit about what the majority of bloggers out there have to say, why would anyone give a shit about what I do? The amount of pictures of myself I used to post. Holy hell. Is this the natural progression of a blogger? Information out, information out, information out, then a few years pass and for some reason it’s now nicer to keep a few things private? Do their blogs still garner the interest they used to?  Is it just me? Did I just fall out of love with the internet? And if so, why am I still here? What’s keeping me here? Will this pass? Tavi moved on, I feel like I haven’t heard from Bryan Boy in a minute, let alone Rumi Neely. I mean, what happened to all those #menswear bloggers from 2011? They all got real jobs, started writing for bigger publications, quit the menswear game, became photographers.

So that leads me to my final question: does anyone even read blogs anymore?

Highs and Low(e)s.

Posted on December 8, 2013

Highs: FOUR NOMINATIONS THO. Hey so I finally got my hands on a pair of those Docs I blogged about last week or the week before or whatever. They kind of hurt but I’m wearing them in and I know they’re going to be perfect in a couple weeks. I got them from Pat Menzies so shouts to those guys for being the only store that had a UK6 (not including The Iconic which won’t ship that style to New Zealand) This Tavi talk (if you haven’t seen it already). The above photo of Grace Hollows (Red 11) by Harriet Were, and the rest of the series by her here. Did you know that you can buy (if you’re in New Zealand) mini versions…

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Highs and Low(e)s.

Posted on June 9, 2013

Highs: The person who called me back from the IRD on Friday morning. She was so nice! I have never had nicer on-phone customer service, especially on-phone customer service from the IRD. Happy. I haven’t really spent too much time with Vine yet, but this is one of the best Vine videos I’ve ever seen. (Turn the sound on!) I rediscovered that video of Tavi singing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with her acapella group, ‘No Strings’. I rediscovered it and I liked it. Yeap I did. This is kind of gross, but when I was in high school I went through this obsession with those deep pore cleansing strips that you get, I think Clearsil or Clean and Clear made them. You basically wet your…

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