Tavi Gevinson, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. She's the ultimate wunderkind, penning prodigious posts at a very tender age on her personal blog, the now-famous Style Rookie. She's sat front row at more shows than most industry insiders, and she's tackled every big issue faced by women and fashion people alike. We would be jealous, except we love her way too much. And now, we have a piece of paper to prove it. No, we didn't head down to city hall and marry the girl! We're talking about Rookie Yearbook One, the fabulously heavy, action-packed book that arrived at our offices this morning.
While we love our Teen Vogue (even in our 20s, 30s, and 40s), there's a lot to be said about a magazine for young girls that offers fun but informative treatment of issues, from owning your sexual pleasure (seriously, one lengthy piece is called "Do It Yourself: What We Talk About When We Talk About Masturbation") to "Literally The Best Thing Ever: Deep Sea Creatures." In a world of Photoshop, glossy pages, and scripted interviews, this matte, lo-fi book is more than refreshing. It's what we always wanted, and now we can, finally, hold it in our hands.