Next week, Tavi is coming to town for what may as well be her version of summer camp: meetings with publishers! After a recent slumber party with writer Marisa Meltzer, 34, the two came up with a book proposal — in 'zine form, in true Tavi style — for a project called "Diary," about "the state of being a teenager."
Tavi, 15, for whom the state of being a teenager revolves around flying around the world to huge fashion events, like the Dior couture and Marc Jacobs shows, wearing designer clothes by Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, and working on a website and magazine with Jane Pratt, is already working on a coffee table book with Rizzoli, based on her Style Rookie blog. The "Diary" book she's shopping around sounds like it might be more varied and expansive.
The proposal suggests a hodge-podge of material: the book will be one part make-your-own scrapbook, one part feminist manifesto for girls and one part celebrity memento collage, featuring art made by Miranda July or Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters when they were young. It will also include plenty of less heady material: instructions on “how to make a friendship bracelet,” entries on “why crushes are so essentially teenage” and perhaps a page to design your own tote bag or “dream pizza.”
The soonest the book could come out a year from now — assuming it sells. But it's Tavi so it probably will.
TAVI TEEN SPIRIT [WWD]