Jill Wornette

I always wanted to be one of those girls who jumped out of giant cakes (think Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain). But until I am living my dream of popping out of delicious desserts in beautiful dresses, I’ll settle for being a Media Studies/PR student and WORN’s newest publishing intern. I believe personal style is fashioned by surroundings, so I make an effort to surround myself with beautiful things—like fresh cut flowers and beautiful girls (helloooo Wornettes!). I draw most of my style inspiration from ’60s film starlets—full skirts, cinched waists, nautical stripes, all bangs and black cat-eyes are what my dreams are made of. I wish I could wake up and have Edith Head dress me every morning. Win me over with: pictures of your pets, ice cream, letting me interpret your dreams, and Scrabble.

CURRENT INSPIRATIONS:

The Coveteur
Glimpses into the closets of some pretty fashionable people. Not as scandalous as it sounds—you won’t find any skeletons here, just beautiful garments with stories behind them. I’m beginning to love seeing what people are not wearing as much as what they are wearing (and their pets too).

Weddinggawker
Speaking of closets and secrets, I am a little wedding obsessed (with no plans of walking down the aisle anytime soon). Weddinggawker is a gallery of photographs from wedding bloggers and photographers and a great place for nuptial notions. Whether you are about to get hitched or not, it is filled with lovely images and I’ve drawn inspiration from it for fashion, home decor, and food in my everyday life.

What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?
Breakfast is my jam (ha!). I am a morning person and love to start my day by enjoying a well thought out and prepared breakfast. This collection of photographs often inspires my most important meal of the day, and the dishes are as good to look at as they probably were to eat.

Lula Scrapbook
My second favourite magazine (after WORN) is Lula. The images are so dreamy and whimsical, it’s like the candy for the eyes. Though it only comes out twice a year, the blog is updated much more frequently and is just as inspiring, tiding me over until the next issue.

Hannah and Landon
If the internet wasn’t so new, I would wonder what decade Hannah was from! Her blog is filled with inspiring dreamlike photographs of a wardrobe Marie Antoinette would envy, her husband Landon’s art, and even a tutorial on how to achieve her gorgeous rag-doll curls. She also has her own vintage inspired lingerie line called The Loved One that I would like to wear underneath my clothes every day.

Photography by Brittany Lucas

Out of Bounds: Behind the Scenes

I wish I knew more about sports so that I had something intelligent to say. As it is, I can only think of cliches to describe how I feel about Out of Bounds, the sports-inspired photo shoot in issue 14. Styled by Eliza Trent-Rennick and featuring two beautiful Wornettes, Angela Leung and Sofie Mikhaylova, it’s, um, a slam dunk! Home run! Touchdown! Errr…clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose? Just watch it, everyone. There’s no “I” in team.

text by Haley Mlotek
video by Daniel Reis

Cut and Print: An Ode to Ed Wood Jr.

Greetings, Wornettes! You are interested in the unknown. The mysterious. The unexplainable. The fashionable. That is why you are here, on the WORN Fashion Journal blog.

Now, for the first time, we are bringing you the full story of what happened behind the scenes of Issue 14‘s Ed Wood-inspired photo shoot, Cut and Print. We are giving you all the evidence based only on the secret testimony of the miserable stylists, photographers, and models who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the shoes, the beautiful Gladstone Hotel.

My friends, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Purchase Issue 14 here and now to find out the TRUTH. Can your heart stand the shocking video of the photo shoot inspired by Edward D. Wood Jr.?

text by Haley Mlotek, with some help from Tim Burton
video by Daniel Reis

Vodka: Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

My absolute favorite shirt is, to put it lightly, delicate. It’s paper-thin silk, hand painted leopard print, with tiny glass buttons. Sometimes I feel like a particularly strong wind could rip a hole through it. “Dry clean only” is not a suggestion—it’s a command.

But what is it with that dry cleaning smell? When my shirt comes back, it brings with it a weird, salty, chemical odor that lingers for days. I couldn’t figure out what to do to get rid of it, so, duh, I Googled “how to get weird dry cleaning smell out of silk.”

The answer was in my freezer. One part vodka, one part water, mixed in a spray bottle: give the item a little spritz, let it hang, and voila! The vodka is a natural deodorizer and neutralizes all those weird chemical smells.

Now go put on your favourite shirt and make yourself a vodka soda.

text by Haley Mlotek
photography by Katie Merchant