OPRF fashionista profiled in NY Times

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

OPRF teen fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson was featured recently in a New York Times story. The Sept. 5, article was a profile the 15-year-old Oak Park and River Forest High School student. Her  blog, TheStyleRookie, has been something of a sensation since launching it in 2008 when she was 11 years old.  

Check out the NYT article here.

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Kathy W from Oak Park  

Posted: September 14th, 2011 6:16 PM

A main pt of the NYT article: Ms. Gevinson's passion for fashion (the basis for what's been her biggest claim to fame so far) is something she's moving way beyond in her latest venture--a blog on teen life generally. This WJ headline & lead-in are doing readers a disservice. No doubt many readers not so interested in fashion will be scared off by the WJ's confusing headline. It's too bad, as she's an insightful woman with plenty to say on a great many topics. Expect hear more about her.

Melissa from OakPark.com/EmpoweredParent  

Posted: September 13th, 2011 9:37 AM

@JGeil - Check out the thought-provoking book, You are Not a Gadget, written by the father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier. He makes some interesting points in a chapter entitled "The Noosphere Is Just Another Name for Everyone's Inner Troll."

JGeil from OakPark.com  

Posted: September 12th, 2011 5:29 PM

This young woman is such a gifted writer. Websites across the board, including OakPark.com, could learn a lot from her about how to present content and create dialog without it disintegrating to endless streams of anonymous cheap-shot comments. I enjoyed this bit of wisdom from her welcome at her new site. "If something rubs you the wrong way, tell us, but be levelheaded and thoughtful. Internet fighting is not only redundant, it makes other people too shy to share what they want." Spot on.

Melissa from OakPark.com/EmpoweredParent  

Posted: September 12th, 2011 4:56 PM

Congratulations to Tavi!

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