We Have Decided to Throw YOU a Party Because You Are a Cat

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If there is one thing WORN knows how to do it’s, well, make a great fashion magazine. But if there’s another thing we know how to do, it’s without a doubt throw a killer party. And let’s say there’s this third thing we know how to do, and it’s love cats.

In anticipation of your unique desire to see those three things combined, we made this black cat-themed party to celebrate the release of our 17th issue JUST FOR YOU.

Please come to your party. Please feel encouraged to wear your best black and white to your party. Please bring your friends to your party. Oh, the memories you will make!

See you tomorrow, Saturday, November 23, at Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Road) at 9:00 p.m. $10 pre-sale tickets are only available until Friday, November 22, 2013 at 5pm, and at Type Books on Queen Street West until 7pm on Saturday November 23rd, so don’t purrcrastinate. Admission at the door is $15 and comes with the newest issue of the magazine. Once inside you may drink, dance, and participate in a wonderful midnight raffle. Okay?

Rebecca M. Wornette

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I love Google-searching celebrity net worths, being the passenger (instead of the driver), and watercolour paintings. I hate the sound of hands touching cardboard, part two of any musical ever, and writing introduction paragraphs about myself. “Maybe I’ll get better at it the more blogs I start,” I thought, 8 blogs ago. I feel most comfortable hiding behind a camera or scribbling notes and doodles on any paper surface within reach—in most cases, the subjects of my photos and doodles have been fashion.

A visceral response has always dictated how my style evolves. I chose my aesthetics based on “I feel like that right now” or “that dress is how I want the world to see me.” Consequently, I had a brief bandana phase after watching Pirates of the Caribbean and, since I discovered the 1960s, a special place in my heart for big hair and short dresses; I regret nothing. Every hit and miss is important, even the experiments gone horribly wrong have contributed to the development of my style—at least I can now say for sure that bandanas are definitely not my thing.

WORN, I feel, is about sharing knowledge, promoting self-reflection, and providing connections as tools to defining fashion on one’s own terms. I’m excited to be a part of a publication that encourages individuality and empowers people through fashion—rather than dictating and selling an impossible carbon-copy image.

Current Inspirations

Lorde’s Tumblr

Her blog is exactly how you’d imagine Lorde’s songs would look in a collection of images. Occasional musings and signal boosting other, little-known, eerie-sounding bands complete the atmosphere. I can get lost on this page for hours; every detail seems so effortless and yet incredibly well thought-out.

Feeling Groovy: High School Fashion 1969

This collection of photos is one of my most visited bookmarks. Head-to-toe paisley and psychedelic pattern stockings should never have gone out of style. If I could time travel, the 1960s would be my first stop—for now, I’ll settle for these pictures.

Movies in Colour

This site is a happy place for me. Movies are an endless source of inspiration to me and have had the most influence on my style. Most recently I started my own t-shirt collection and got an over-sized leather jacket in homage to Mitsuko from Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train.

On the Street

Veteran street style photographer Bill Cunningham doesn’t like “in” and “out” lists. All people participate in fashion and confidence is what completes any outfit. He captures confidence in all shapes and forms, documenting the patterns he finds on his weekly segment for the New York Times. There’s nothing better than seeing people from all walks of life, with all sorts of interpretations of style, captured in candid moments.

The Pulp Zine

Pulp is kind of like a moody mood-board. It’s filled with short, helpful posts about everything from “Loving Your Labia” to “Astreauxlogy: Shit to Do with Your Hair” (based on your horoscope), and pretty photos filtered with rosy hues or shot intentionally blurry. It’s crafty and cute and very teen angsty. It makes me nostalgic for a time I never even lived.

The Biggest Little Fashion Party in Town

WORN's Black Cat Ball is NOW's Best Annual Fashion Event

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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.