Are you 21 or older? Are you employed in the fashion industry? Have you considered finding a back-alley dealer for reverse growth hormones? Because you, who are not the hot young thing you think you are, and all of us who are not the hot young things we thought we were, are in very real danger of losing our salaried and freelance positions to the tweens. So they took over MTV — fine, we'll get by without watching the MTV Movie Awards. They pushed adult celebrities off magazine covers and out of major fashion campaigns — that's rough, but it's hard to feel bad for those celebrities. Tavi became a blogging superstar, taking up front row seats at couture shows and landing assignments in Harper's Bazaar and other big magazines. So fine, it's just her, there's not five of her, like there are Elle Fannings and Chloe Moretzes. But that could begin to change, thanks to a fashion summer camp for tweens.
The Times reports:
For this group at least, swimming lessons, archery and ghost stories around the campfire are as passé as pompom socks. At Fashion Camp NYC, a five-day program centered at LIM College in Midtown Manhattan now in its fourth year, “campers” dream up their own fashion brands, tour museums, learn to blog, attend lectures by stylists and editors, and barnstorm shops like Barneys and Saks in trips known as “market visits.” The entire experience costs $1,295, which does not include housing or meals (most out-of-town campers stay in hotels with a parent).
Train them to act, okay. But why train them to be buyers and stylists and BLOGGERS? And you just know some New York parents are teaching their kids to tweet in the womb now. Scary times, sisters. Scary times.
Summer at Camp Couture [NYT]