Tavi Gevinson stars in Wren‘s new short film showcasing the brand’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. In it, the 15-year-old shows off a few of her many talents – singing, strumming a guitar, strolling moodily through a forest, and, of course, wearing some very cute dresses.
Lula fans will not be surprised to hear that the vid, titled “Beware of Young Girls”, was styled by editor in chief Leith Clark, queen of the babydoll dresses and hazy dreamscape atmospheres. It was directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker (a total girl crush of ours) and Maximilla Lukacs (whose website you should definitely take a gander at if you’re a fan of Karen Elson or The Like).
We loved hearing Tavi sing at Fashion Week in February, when she did a rendition of “Heart of Gold” at a screening party and won over many a jaded fashion person, and her performance for Wren doesn’t disappoint.
There is some Hollywood lore behind the haunting song that she sings throughout the video. “Beware of Young Girls” is by Dory Previn, an American musician who wrote the song after her husband had an affair with the 24-year-old actress Mia Farrow on the set of the movie A Dandy in Aspic. Previn and her husband divorced after Farrow got pregnant, hence why it isn’t hard to see where the inspiration for these lyrics comes from:
Of young girls
Who come to the door
Wistful and pale
Of twenty and four
Check out the film below: