Sing Your Heart Out at WORN’s Annual Heartbreak Karaoke

It's WORN's Annual Valentine's Heatbreak Karaoke

Was it the son of a preacher man? A devil in a blue dress? You obviously didn’t listen—but now everyone else will.

On Friday, February 14, 2014, WORN Fashion Journal will get your achey-breakey heart in front of a karaoke machine at Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street).

Don’t just feel the pain, spread it around.


We’ve got a karaoke machine, a microphone, sad, sad, sad songs, and enough bitter tears and sweet liquor to fill a swimming pool. What else could you possibly need to mourn your latest romantic folly?

All proceeds will go to the production of WORN Fashion Journal. This year, we’re trying to raise enough money for our very own lighting equipment. Support independent publishing, and sing us a sad song!

$7 Admission
$5 Admission if you’re dressed in red or pink
$1 per song
$10 to cut the line
$5 to sing Celine Dion

Monarch Tavern
12 Clinton Street
Friday, February 14, 2014
Bring on the heartbreak: 9:00 p.m.
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here: 2:00 a.m.

Preferred: Red & Pink
Mandatory: Heart on your sleeve



We’ve Got Shows! Where to Find a WORN Table this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to browse your local independent craft fair, as the saying goes. WORN is very excited to be spending most of December hanging around The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West). On December 7th, WORN will be at The Gladstone Flea Holiday Edition, and then again on December 14th for the Toronto Indie Arts Market’s Small Press Fair.

The Gladstone Flea Holiday Edition is curated by WORN’s very own Haley Mlotek and honorary Wornette Anita Clarke. We’ll be there on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. together with an exceptionally well-curated group of local, independent vendors.

The Toronto Indie Arts Market Small Press Fair features authors, zines, chapbooks, paper goods, and much more—perfect for print lovers (i.e., all Wornettes). We’ll be there on December 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At both shows we’ll have some very special holiday deals, including our WORN Holiday Gift Pack. See you there, Toronto Wornettes!

When We Were Cats: Snapshots from WORN’s 3rd Annual Black Cat Ball

Last weekend, Toronto’s Dovercourt House housed the liveliest gathering of stylish felines since the jazzy party scene in Disney’s Aristocats. And to celebrate the release of WORN’s 17th issue, one thing was purrfectly clear—everybody wanted to be a cat. It was a lot of things. It was a soiree. It’s here now, in memory only, until next year.




















Photography // Laura Tuttle & Stephen John Crosby

Yet Another Purrfect Party: WORN’s 3rd Annual Black Cat Ball Was Pawsitively Wonderfurrl

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We’re officially in my favourite time of year: the time when I get to use up all my cat puns. Don’t purrtend like you don’t love it—I’m not kitten around when it comes to my cat puns. No, I’m totally kidding, that’s literally all I’ve got.

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Lucky for you, I might have run out of cat puns, but I’m pawsitively swimming in photos from Saturday’s Black Cat Ball. For the third year in a row, over 300 Wornettes came to The Dovercourt House dressed in their black-and-white best. We danced, we pranced, and then we danced some more. Here are just a few photos for you to purruse—the full set of photos will be available on Monday. Thanks for coming out, you crazy cats!

photography // Laura Tuttle