Have we said enough times how much we adore Tavi Gevinson? Because we literally squealed with joy when we saw this — the teen editor-in-chief has landed the August cover of Bust magazine.
And there is, of course, a great, meaty interview to go along with the dreamy photos. On her mission for Rookie:
Sometimes I feel like all I ever wanted it to be was just a place for reassurance for girls. And sometimes I’ve wanted it to be a really big motivator for them. Mostly, I just want girls to know that they’re already cool and smart. Also, I was so used to reading feminist blogs and feeling like they were very much for women who already knew they were feminists. I was thinking, Well, how do you get to that point?
On how she told her parents that her original blog, Style Rookie, existed:
I think I was like, “So, this is something I’ve been doing on the Internet, and I just post about what I like and, blah, can I be in this thing?” They were in total disbelief, because that is just not our world. They didn’t think that their kid would randomly ask, “Oh, by the way, can I be in The New York Times?” They didn’t really know that I was interested in fashion.
Yeah, we know. Tavi being amazing again, same old, same old. But joking aside, it’s been delightful to watch her grow from a little 11-year-old girl who looked out of place in the front row into a truly secure, beautiful young woman with a clarity of thought that’s rare even among people twice her age. Take a look at the cover and feature photos below, and click over to Bust for the rest of the interview!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.