Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Outrageous Day of Adventure!

After a long morning busride spent reading an essay called "Cotton Candy Autopsy: Deconstructing Psycho-Killer Clowns", I arrived in Toronto to meet my destiny. My "destiny" is actually named Tavi Gevinson and as I'm sure you all know, she is the most most articulate blue-haired teenager in the blogosphere. For the record, I've been blogging since 2006 and I remember when Tavi started writing Style Rookie, it was the freshest blog out there. I watched Tavi grow from a pre-teen into an icon, so I can honestly say that it was beyond amazing to meet my hero.

After doing a bit of shopping, I made my way over to the Worn Fashion Journal office for the first time. The 'office' is more like a hip loft bedroom stacked with amazing books on fashion and pop culture. I plan to model all my future living arrangements after the interior decorating in that place. Tavi met us at Worn, and Anna and I had the pleasure of showing Tavi around the grand city of Toronto. First we visited Kensington Market and poked around some of the vintage stores and book stores, where I encountered "Barf Manifesto".

Of course, we took some obligatory outfit shots! I was so jealous of Tavi's galactic skirt - it is by some foreign designer with an unpronounceable name.

We also took Tavi to some quintessential 'Canadian' spots, like Honest Ed's (the bargain store that spans an entire city block) and TIM HORTONS! Nothing speaks to Canadians (and police officers) like coffee and donuts.

All in all I had the most fantastic day, with the most spectacular people. I love you guys! Oh, and I saw a girl dressed up like a not-so-Gothic Lolita while waiting for the bus home so I took her picture.

35 comments:

Juliette said...

Omg, how amazing! Two of my all time favorite bloggers in one place!
Sounds like you had an incredible time!
If you guys ever come down to Florida (yay for Harry Potter theme park at Universal!) let me know!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Stephanie said...

Wish I had been involved in your adventure! Glad we got to hang out and make buttons and play with freaky singing toys for a while though. And then make more buttons. And even more buttons. I'm happy you took pictures and went to Tim Hortons! Now Tavi can take her parents there and share the love.

Miss Woo said...

WHY ARE YOU GUYS SO AMAZING? Ahhhh. And hehe, Tavi in blonde hair reminds me of a pint size version of Carri Mundane!

kasmslo said...

Aw, this is like meant to be. You all look so darn cute.

louise or valentine said...

BAAAAAAAAAH

i'm so so so jealous you got to meet tavi!
what were the worn offices like??


also you lucky lucky girl you!

Melinda said...

very sweet!

Þomeline said...

I just died of jealousy.

Also, my word verification is fulfulif. Try saying that 5x really fast. Not so hard, but fun (I'm easily amused).

Catherine said...

Ahh that is so cool!
I was gonna say hey that chick looks like tavi, and it was tavi!

guess you had fun girl.

ergyerg said...

Aww great post, your day looked great! And i'm really jealous of the galaxy skirt :o xxxxxxx

Away with the fairy's said...

Aww how lucky her blog is great! and i adore your outfit!

http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

IFB said...

Lucky you, Sounds like it was a fun day!
xoxo
Cara from IFB

Kylie said...

K, Tavi with an iced capp. I DIE! Too effing funny. Get ready to take ME to all those places when I come around, mmk? We have to somehow top this day... let's just run down yonge street naked or something.

Sidenote: I want your tiny waist.
Also, I don't think I've ever seen Tavi dress so ~casual~, no? Looks like you guys had way too much fun, and in summary I'm mad jelly

<3<3<3
One more sidenote: I hope you bought those purple Lenon sunnies!!

Meg said...

deep and undying envy, Isabelle! three of my favourite bloggers EVER in my very own province's capital... and Worn headquarters, no less!

brandon said...

Such an abundance of amazing riot grrrl bangs in this post!

SamiChami said...

Wow! Lovely pictures.
Lucky you, you got to meet Tavi~ That lolita girl is very cute. :3

Robyn said...

ohh you met Tavi you lucky bugger!
her skirt is wicked~ :D

I have to ask, what did she think of that Ice capp?

-robyn

The Mussy Head Guild said...

OMG, why was I inside studying all week when I could have been trying to find you all?

golden gate jumper said...

i love tavi. & i love lolita girls. & i love your blog. just started following! i loved the galactic skirt & your lace shirt the most. xx

Ross said...

That's awesome that you get to actually meet with Tavi. Also in the plus column:Random Gothic-loli-pop sighting!

Marlena said...

Two of my favorite bloggers together in one post! This is amazing.
Asd it sounds like you guys had a blast! I wish I could have random Lolita sightings, stuff like that never happens here T.T

Chip said...

ewwww Timmies

But damn I love Honest Ed's so much. Do they still have a million and one statues of Elvis? Haven't been to Toronto in too long

You girls look great!

WendyB said...

Looks like a fun time!

Emma Rose said...

You might be jealous of Tavi's skirt, but I am jealous of your boots! This seems like it was an amazing time.

Angelica said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome time. I want Tavi's entire outfit!

Chérie said...

I love that last picture. The whole trip sounds fun, Tavi is wonderful.

AFitz said...

dear isabel's friends:
my hair looks kinda greasy, but it is just a little wet because i dislike hair dryers.

idk i was looking at the pictures and that was like, the first thing to pop out.

hiiii fun day fun day.

Sister Wolf said...

I'm hoping to experience this same kind of dream-come-true magic when I finally get to meet my Queens from KOS.

Tavi's hair looks nice and fluffy.

diane said...

Coolness, looks like the best day ever.
Susie Bubble (StyleBubble) just posted the most epic brogues; proceed there directly. You're welcome. I missed you too.

Xu Box said...

Oh man you got to hang out with Tavi Gevinson?! That's way too cool. She's a total child fashion prodigy! That lace bodysuit is very becoming on you.

Ria said...

Aww that sweet lolita's so cute! And your outfit's gorgeous! The galactic skirt, btw, is pretty great.

And you have a bargain store that spans a WHOLE CITY BLOCK?! Gosh when can I visit? I would probably spend an entire day just happily browsing away in there! :D

And of course, I would love to visit the worn office one day. I've never heard of her blog before but shall be looking into it soon!

Pixie Dust said...

I like your blog! :))
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Stephanie said...

Gahahahaha, I KNOW I ALREADY COMMENTED ON THIS. But I totally just realized... LOOK AT MY FACIAL EXPRESSION IN THAT PICTURE. It's like "I am not impressed, Isabel. Not impressed at all." Just sayin'.

Becca Jane said...

Seriously would've been the most amazingly awesome time!

Tavi said...

You're MY hero, duh. NY next!

Grace Deal said...

Where do you get your jeans? They always seem to fit ridiculously well.