Tavi Gevinson at the ’Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ opening in New York.
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The great blogosphere has birthed all kinds of crazy young talent wizards who sing, dance, dress, and write better than most adults, and many would argue the blogger revolution began with Tavi Gevinson and her pal Spencer Tweedy. These two prodigious teens from the greater Chicago area have been charming the internet for the past few years with precocious musings and self-styled photo ops full of whimsical petulance. (They can count the entire MTV Style staff as fans!) As you might already know, Ms. Gevinson—one of our girls to watch in 2012—created and edits the online teen girl magazine, Rookie, and aside from being the son of indie rock royalty, namely Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy, Spencer makes music and music videos which he posts to his namesake website. He recently posted a video he made for the Wilco song “Whole Love” featuring his younger brother and Tavi, and we’re totally smitten.
In the video, Spencer’s brother Sammy and his friend Joey slide around perfectly waxed wooden floors in what appears to be their PJs. And not just any PJs, super soft camo PJ’s paired with argyle, hoodies, a Farm Aid bandanna, and a cowboy hat. This is lounge wear taken to a whole new level, people, and we totally wish the rest of our afternoon consisted of sliding down the MTV corridors in footie pajamas while maintaining serious countenances. In the background of said slide shenanigans, we see a chalkboard with the words “I like you better in Brooklyn” scrawled in chalk as well as what we think is a killer rack full of Pez dispensers, an eye chart, and some vintage flora and fauna posters we’d love for our living room walls. Then, the “Whole Love” chorus swells to reveal Tavi on a tire swing looking lovely and heavily eye-lined. Sigh, to be (this) young again! Dreamy.