She is funny, consistent, and her point of view on fashion is great.So that is the only blog that I look at on a consistent basis.""American Apparel bought advertising for the whole year and then I just got an email yesterday that is going to buy advertisements for the rest of the year (2010) as well.Doré and I discussed the current state of the style world as she sees it, her experimentation with video, her must-haves and her dream project. Before the blog I was living in the south of France and I was an illustrator. I wanted to move to Paris and, to tell you the truth, my boyfriend at the time didn't really feel like it but I thought I was not in the right place to do my job.I felt like I was remote from the things I like, like fashion.She's just a kid, so she can talk about art and stuff only in an abstract way." In other words, he is suggesting that Tavi's success has been masterminded by the Evil Print Media to show that blogging is, essentially, a joke. The only one I look at is my girlfriend Garance Dore. She is a great writer, she does video, illustration, and photography.I look at her and I get jealous because she is so artistic in so many different ways - she does great illustrations, heart-felt writing, beautiful photography, and inspiring videos.So those two ads alone are a good fraction of a million dollars: more than a quarter million and less than a half a million.
i'm 5'1 and i remember he was maybe 2 inches taller than me. An article was posted today on the Times Online which contains the following...
On the topic of Tavi, Schuman (proud father of two daughters, no less) has this to say: "Well I don't think her audience is that big. There are so many excellent quotes in the article that it's hard to choose which ones to pick out.
I think her success is a little bit of a conspiracy by established print media that wanted to show that this blog thing is not that important, that it's done by a bunch of twelve year olds. I think it's great that Tavi can create a blog and write for other people that are like-minded - probably other kids around her age - but I don't know how that is going to help a 26-year old, if she has never had a boyfriend or any of that kind of stuff. He also complains that people like Tavi "steal pictures from other people" in order to have imagery on his blog. Here's a good one, on the topic of whether Schuman reads any other Fashion Blogs: "No not really.
Schuman has also been commissioned to work on advertisements for various companies such as Gant by Michael Bastian, DKNY Jeans and Nespresso.
An anthology of his images were published in 2009 by Penguin and since then has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated to Korean.