Fashion Blogger Turned Actress Tavi Gevinson Hung Out with Taylor Swift After Breakup

Fashion Blogger Turned Actress Tavi Gevinson Hung Out with Taylor Swift After Breakup

Fashion icon Tavi Gevinson graces the new issue of New York magazine.

The 18-year-old guru turned actress opened up about her first break-up, leaving high school behind and embracing a new career. Check it:

On her first break-up with her high-school boyfriend: “I flew straight to New York for a wedding, and then I visited Taylor Swift at her home in Rhode Island. I hate being heartbroken, but who better to discuss it with than Taylor Swift?”

On this summer’s breakup rekindling her love of fashion: “…coming out of the breakup has kind of reignited my love for fashion, because it’s a way of asserting a new identity and becoming a new person and giving yourself space.”

On her identity as an actor: “I no longer get into stupid thought wormholes about identity and stuff. At one time I did have some impostor syndrome about acting, but then I remembered I’ve been doing this since I was little, actually.”

On whether she’ll miss being a teenager: “I will try to hold on to the intense feeling. I will both be glad that that’s no longer happening and kind of miss it. When you’re 14, you’re basically on drugs all the time—the hormones in your body are so crazy. But I really loved and appreciated the intensity of that. And you’re experiencing everything for the first time, so everything feels like an epiphany. And, like, I really liked the experience of having a crush, because I was like, this is my thing and it doesn’t have to do with you and you’re just some dummy boy for me to project on.”

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Photos: Martin Schoeller / New York Magazine
Posted to: Magazine, Tavi Gevinson
  • Erika

    OMG! She’s growing up!