Only days away from WORN’s much-anticipated Black Cat Ball to celebrate the release of our 17th issue, here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our cover shoot at Toronto’s Mrs. Huizenga’s.
At WORN, we don’t ascribe too much importance to “best-of” lists, particularly when it comes to fashion. “Best” and “worst” are totally arbitrary and subjective concepts that should not be given too much weight lest they become our main motivation for doing anything at all.
Unless we’re the ones who are awarded best at something, in which case: HAHAHAHAHA! WE WON, WE WON! EVERYONE OUT OF THE WAY.
That’s my extremely indelicate way of announcing that our launch parties have been selected as NOW’s Best Annual Fashion or Design Event for 2013. In their words:
Worn Fashion Journal is a smart fashion mag in a sea of vapid advertiser-controlled glossies. (The majority of Worn’s revenue comes from its readership.) The magazine launches its much-anticipated biannual issues in style with themed parties like Secondhand Prom and Black Cat Ball. Tasty treats, drinks, clever convos and lots of dancing ensue. No one’s too cool to dress up, and even the most skeptical style snob leaves an enthusiastic Wornette.
Lucky for you, tickets are still available for Toronto’s best annual fashion event. When purchased before November 22, 2013 online or at Type Books they are only $10; it’s $15 at the door. All tickets include a copy of Issue 17, which is the best deal at the best party for the best magazine. Best best best.
For more details, visit our Facebook event here.
Since boyhood, fashion has been my one true love. I grew up under the roof of a fashion house. My designer father and boutique-owner mother instilled in me the absolute conviction that I, too, would claim a place in their world. Though my passion for style has never truly wavered, I took tentative steps in other directions. Namely, I studied chemistry at Dalhousie, which I now look back on as such a departure. Thankfully, the decision to move to Toronto this September coincided with rediscovering my love of fashion and styling. And so, here I am: a Wornette.
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On Saturday, November 23, WORN Fashion Journal will get your inner kitten out of the alley and onto the dance floor with our Black Cat Ball. Bring out your best ball style in black and white and watch as fashion comes on little cat feet. Bring a date or just walk on your wild lone.
If luck is a lady (or at least not a jerk) you’ll get a shot at our raffle. We’ll be offering purrecious prizes from:
Come As You Are
Drawn & Quarterly
Leaves of Trees
Little Island Comics
Penguin Books Canada
Tip the scales with extra raffle tickets for just $1. Want to frolic with fellow felines? Our cat ear headbands will have you meowing for more.
And when you’re done with the madness, move onto the magic. We predict you’ll get your whiskers in a twist with an eclectic mix of highly danceable oldies and favourites with WORN’s own Teddy the K.
THE BLACK CAT BALL
Saturday, November 23, 2013
805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto
Scratch at the door: 9:00 p.m.
Pawll for a taxi: 2:00 a.m.