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If I really think about it, the fact that I read blogs written by those ten years my junior, listen to music by teens and so on and so forth should be slightly embarrassing.  Except I’m not embarrassed because I just uttered that first sentence.  The fact is, age is becoming quite irrelevant when teens are so bloody talented and basically put hopeless-dithering-dorky-twenty-somethings like myself to shame.  I should know as I’ve been investigating all things teen for Dazed Digital’s Teenage Takeover

So why should I be surprised that a sixteen year old designer from Paris; Venus in Furs, has put her illustrated tees on the backs of…Jack Bevan from Foals, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden from MGMT and Ed McFarlane from Friendly Fires.

Venus in Furs branches out a little into cute dresses, embellished tops and decorated bows too… but it’s those illustrations that have probably have people demanding ‘More more more!’ on his Etsy.  A bit funny, a bit cute and of course quite skilled… I’m loving the Clark Kent tee-dress…




Now, just need to come to terms with the fact that I’m probably going to be wearing plenty of clothes designed by teens come 2009…thus making me feel even more of a plonker…