The Shmooze

Tavi Gevinson Adds Author to Resume

By Reuters

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Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson has accomplished more in her 16 years than most people double her age.

The style blogger, writer and darling of the fashion set launched a fashion blog from her suburban Chicago home before she turned 12. Two years later it was getting 50,000 hits a day and she was a fixture in the front row of fashion shows in New York, Paris and Tokyo.

Profiles of the young fashionista followed in the New York Times and the New Yorker, along with stories in French Vogue and in teen magazines.

Gevinson has added editor to her credits with the publication of “Rookie Yearbook One,” a compilation of articles, photographs and drawings from her Rookie website, which she started about 15 months ago.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to do a print component. Each month on the site is a different theme. I eventually realized that to do a yearly book, and call it a yearbook, would be the best format,” she said.

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Man Who Blogs About Hasidic Neighbors Wins in Court

By Michael Kaminer

A Montreal blogger who’s raised the hackles of his Orthodox neighbors in Montreal’s Outremont district scored a victory against a Jewish businessman who’d been seeking a restraining order against him.

CTV reports that Pierre Lacerte’s blog, Accommodements Outremont, has “created tension on his street” by “chronicling what he perceives as bylaw violations from Outremont’s Hasidic community.”

Much of Lacerte’s anger “is drawn from an unmarked, inconspicuous synagogue in a [neighborhood] apartment that he contends creates an undue level of disturbance on his street,” CTV reports.

The French-language blog, which reported on a range of apparent violations of city ordinances by the area’s growing Orthodox population, drew accusations of anti-Semitism “to the point where Michael Rosenberg sought the restraining order that was rejected Monday,” CTV wrote.

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