Most of us who actually went to our high school proms remember it as a mess of broken hearts and failed expectations. Luckily, Secondhand Prom, WORN’s issue 16 launch party, was a lot more fun. On June 8th, Toronto Wornettes came out in their pouffiest dresses and handmade corsages to drink spiked punch, dance to Cyndi Lauper and, of course, pose for our photo booth. There are more photos on our Facebook page.
photography // Claire Ward-Beveridge, Josh Allsopp and Laura Tuttle
The Wornettes invite you to come shop our closets at the Junction Flea on Sunday, June 9. We’ve raided our wardrobes and are looking for a good home for our previously loved vintage duds. If you can’t make it to our Secondhand Prom the night before (in which case: shame on you!), we will have copies of issue 16 for sale as well.
The Junction Flea
Corner of Dundas West & Indian Grove
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, June 8, WORN Fashion Journal will host Secondhand Prom, a celebration of all the proms we wish we had. We don’t care what our teachers say—it’s the end of a long, hard year, and we’re so ready to celebrate summer.
Wear whatever you want—prom attire preferred, but not required. Got a floor-length ballgown? Bring it! Never leave the house without your Converse? Wear ‘em! Accessorize with the WORN corsages and boutonnieres available at the event.
Sneak a Steam Whistle beer (or two) while the teachers aren’t looking. And don’t bother bringing a flask, the punch will already be spiked.
Cut loose with the musical stylings of This Broken Mixtape. Once you’ve worked up an appetite with your choreographed dance routines (I see you, Freddie Prinze Jr.), treat yourself to a slice of handcrafted cake by local baking genius Corey Moranis.
Pull a Pretty in Pink by making your own outfit, or coordinate with the Romy to your Michelle. Spicolis, feel free to show off your brand new Vans. We want to see what a Secondhand Prom looks like to all Wornettes!
Ticket includes admission and a sugary sweet copy of WORN Issue 16
The event is fully wheelchair accessible, with an exterior wheelchair access ramp on the south side of the building, and a wheelchair-accessible washroom immediately beside the accessible entrance inside (on the south side of the room). When you arrive, please come to the main entrance on the west side of the building, and one of our Wornettes will be happy to assist you.
Despite the miserable sleet/rain/snow/wind last night, wounded hearts from across the universe came together to sing the blues. The neon-beach setting of Jun Jun bar was flooded with heart throbs and dream boats, and a group sing a long of Wonderwall provided the perfect remedy for even the most heartsick.