TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Harper’s Bazaar Turns To 13-Year-Old For Fashion Advice

Tavi Gevinson is a 13-year-old fashion blogger poised to take on the age statute of fashion-forwardness. She was Fashion Week’s big celebrity in the front row this fall, and she’s managed to convince the world of designers and A-listers that even though she’s in middle school, she knows what women twice her age should be wearing this season with her blog Style Rookie.

And now Gevinson has a column in Harper’s Bazaar‘s January issue. And while the magazine’s publisher Hearst Corp. is no stranger to young fashionistas (ahem, Lydia and Amanda), we have to wonder, is this a legitimate trend piece or just a gimmick to boost Bazaar‘s sales? And will women seriously take a 13-year-old’s advice on fashion during a time when most the women reading Harper‘s have a daughter her age?

Read More: Tavi Gevinson’s TakeHarper’s Bazaar

Mediabistro Course

Freelance Magazine Writing

Freelance Magazine WritingInstructor and journalist Jeryl Brunner has written for numerous publications including O, the Oprah Magazine, Travel + Leisure, VanityFair.com and more! Starting November 3, she'll teach you how to query specific publications, find resources for reporting, and create captivating stories that editors will want and readers will enjoy. Register now!