|Tavi Gevinson and I.|
Rookie was founded by the queen of fashion bloggers, Tavi Gevinson of the site Style Rookie. I have loved her blog for years and I was beyond ecstatic when I found the Rookie Road Trip, a national road trip in which the editors of Rookie visit cities across America to hang out with Rookie fans, would be stopping in Portland. When I arrived at the meet up I felt nervous approaching the group of Rookie fans and editors. I didn't let my nerves get the better of me and ended up having a great time sitting in the grass, talking to fellow Rookie fans, and getting to chat with Tavi (!!!!!!!) She was incredibly sweet, taking interest in all of our "small town" stories, when her most recent adventure was having dinner with Winona Ryder. Right as I was about to go, Rookie editor Petra asked to take a picture of me, seeing she was taken by both my outfit and my armpit hair (whenever someone comments on it negatively in the future I'll just tell them a professional photographer, who has taken pictures for various publications such as Vogue Italia, took a picture of me because of it).
I had a great time hanging with the Rookie crew as well as meeting fellow Portland Rookie lovers. It is a great publication and I strongly recommend checking it out.