A native of Indiana, Schuman once worked as a sales associate at the 1980s chain Chess King.
Later he attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in apparel merchandising and a minor in costume construction.
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.
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.
The key for me, and for Garance also, is like any good business: diversity.
I make money from shooting campaigns and editorials, from prints, the rerelease of my photos in different magazines, and from doing personal appearances. My audience is so much larger than everybody else's that advertisers, well at least American Apparel told me that I am not in their internet budget.
That's my background."• Her unusual first job: "My real first job was to sell croissants on a boat with a girlfriend of mine.
She was blonde and we had adventures."• On growing up with her sister: "When she was 13, she became the most beautiful girl ever. We're best friends now, but that was a tough moment."• Her mom also loved fashion: "She always dressed in Mugler and was a fantastic creature.
In basically identical statements they released today on their respective blogs, the couple said: Once called “one of fashion’s most precious modern-day love stories”, for the past 7 years they were considered the quiet royal couple of fashion and street style blogging.Both couples have closed comments on their announcements.The 49-year-old popped the question to Jenny Walton, 26, who works as the fashion director of his website.Our mutual respect and admiration for each other have left us still great friends.Our time together profoundly changed both of our lives for the better and I deeply thank her for that experience. I will close comments for this post if you don’t mind.