Tavi, at age 19, is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Rookie Magazine, a NYC Broadway actress, as well as a part time inspirational speaker and fashion week attender. Tavi rose to fame at age 12, when her personal style blog “Style Rookie” caught the eye of Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Her direction shifted to feminism and pop culture around the age of 15, and she has since moved from Chicago to an apartment in the west village. She is one of the most intelligent and empowering females that have sprung from our generation and the manner in which she utilises her platform is nothing short of inspiring.
iO Tillett Wright
iO, 29, is a writer, editor, photographer, artist, director, film maker and activist (wow). She founded the street culture magazine Overspray at age 18, which she edited until 2009. She has recently been working on an amazing project which you’ve probably heard of called Self Evident Truths which is a campaign for supporting and recognising people who identify as “anything other than straight.” Cara Delevingne and Lily Rose Depp are both apart of the movement, publicly announcing their bisexuality. You can support the campaign here, watch the video too.
Chung, my personal favourite style icon, is a British fashion writer, designer, model and TV personality. She wrote a really fucking cool book called IT and recently collated with AG for her own clothing collection which sold out almost immediately and was worn by Harry Styles. Harry Styles was also at her birthday party, no biggie. She is a powerful female icon in the fashion sphere and her grandeur entrepreneur skills have pretty much led her to the top.
Emma Watson is probably the entire world’s definition of an empowering woman. She transitioned from Hermione in Harry Potter to becoming a UN ambassador and starting a world wide campaign for Gender Equality. The self described feminist is making shit happen, yet somehow manages to maintain her grace without a single person questioning. She even went to university despite her multimillionaire status. She has class, respect, beauty and is whom I believe to be the Audrey Hepburn of our generation.
Sophia is the owner and founder of one of the fastest growing companies in the US, Nasty Gal. She turned what was a vintage eBay store into a multi million dollar company and told us all how to do in her book Girl Boss. She proved to the world yet again that women are perfectly capable to achieve absolutely anything a men can. And we can do it in high heals.