#UK Meet the 19-year-old whose 80-person company is taking the fashion, film, and publishing worlds by storm


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Tavi Gevinson is not your typical 19-year-old. 

She’s edited four books, starred in a Broadway show, and leads a staff of 80 at Rookie, an online magazine she founded for teen girls. Recently, she made her Broadway debut and starred in an episode of Fox’s new show, “Scream Queens.”

And yet to her, age just isn’t a big deal. 

In my life, age does not apply at all. I feel 19 in that I’ve been alive for 19 years, and what’s happened in them happened to me,” she recently told Business Insider. “A lot of those on-paper qualities just don’t apply to creative industries, where people are crazy in their own ways.” 

The writer, editor, and actor recently posed for Annie Leibovitz and the Pirelli calendar, a historically NSFW production that is changing direction this year.

For the first time, the calendar focused on photographing strong, successful women instead of models in the nude. Amy Schumer, Patti Smith, Fran Lebowitz, Serena Williams, and Yoko Ono are just a few of the other women who posed for the calendar. 

We got the chance to sit down with Tavi, who told us a bit about what she’s up to now.  

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Tavi started her blog, Style Rookie, when she was just 11 years old. It quickly became a must-read in the fashion community. By 2010, when she was 14, she was interviewing people backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Tavi has been considered a taste-maker for years. Here, she chats with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Barneys CEO Mark Lee in September 2010.

“I understand that it’s unorthodox, but I’m really glad that I finished high school and that I had these amazing experiences, like going to Fashion Week and interviewing people, but that I had to go home and go to school the next day,” she said. “I think my parents kept me from any extreme ego trip that could come from that, hopefully.”

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