In her latest Fashion Rookie post, she expresses ambivalence at the industry that embraced her as its tween mascot.
Shows, once exhilarating, have become exhausting and ennui-filled: I felt like I was watching everything going on around me through a window, she writes of the recent season.
Lately I've been looking to other places for a creative outlet and for inspiration. I miss following magazines and obsessively checking style.com the way I used to but something is different about it now. A year ago I got to go to Paris to interview John Galliano at Dior, and a couple weeks ago today he said he loved Hitler and got fired. Fashion photographs look more posed and the Rayanne Graffs I meet at school more inspiring. I only really miss being obsessed with fashion the way you miss any aspect of a former self, in a nostalgic way, not necessarily as part of a desire to go back. Now I'm more intrigued by mixing fashion with the other stuff I've been enjoying.