This piece Dhani Mau wrote for Elle.com caught our eye and we were wondering what you thought about it: Everyone seems to have an opinion about Bebe Zeva these days (well, everyone who knows who she is) and not all of those opinions are positive. The Internet-famous 17-year-old, who blogs from Las Vegas, Nevada, reminds us a lot of another teenage fashion blogger whose internet presence landed her front row seats at fashion shows and mixed bag of admiration and criticism. While Tavi, who’s been at the fashion blogging game for all of three years, already seems kind of over it, Bebe is just getting started.
Despite being three years younger than Bebe, Tavi is further ahead in the fashion and media world in which it looks like they both hope to achieve legitimacy. On the more legitimate side of things, Bebe was selected as a blogger panelist at the WWD Magic trade show this year. In an interview with WWD Magic, Bebe pays homage to Tavi when asked about her inspiration for starting a blog: “Instead of providing a simple picture without words, I wanted to provide a flowery description of my influences and intentions. It also helps that style-prodigy Tavi Gevinson has been running a blog since age twelve and makes the process look delightfully easy.”
The biggest difference between the two seems to be that Bebe’s very comfortable with, and perhaps even motivated by, the fame and attention that always seems to make Tavi painfully uncomfortable. What do you make of all this? Is Bebe following in Tavi’s footsteps or is she something entirely different?