Starting with hand-me-downs from an older cousin in the States (think a bright blue t-shirt affixed with fake blonde curly ribbon hair and real curlers—yeah, I was stylish), I have always loved clothes with a bit of history to them. Maybe I’m just wildly sentimental, but anything borrowed from Mom and Dad or with memories attached gets definite prominence in my wardrobe. As a first-year student at McGill, my rhinestone-kitty t-shirt and pineapple-splattered legging days are over, but I still love wearing clothes that carry a little baggage: thrifting is always an adventure (even if I get a little too ambitious with what I think I can fix) and “something borrowed” always applies.
I do love fashion but have never been very involved in it, so I am excited for this opportunity at WORN to discover new inspirations and ways to look at clothes!
Proenza Schouler (Pre-Fall 2010)
Though at first I didn’t really understand all the blog hype about the Pre-Fall line, “school-boy chic” has come to infiltrate my wardrobe and my mood (very studious lately), as the comfy sweaters and collared shirts are perfect for winter library trips.
Illustrations by Jonathan Bartlett
This menswear designer has inspired me recently with his bizarre and thematic illustrations. While not the main focus, fashion plays a major role in his images.
Nigel Evan Dennis
I love the design work of Nigel Evan Dennis. I first came across his personal site but soon fell in love with his commercial portfolio, filled with corporate and underground works for Lipton Tea through URB magazine.
As I hunt for furniture and décor ideas (I am moving into my first apartment!) this site is a great space for inspiration. Todd Selby combines photographs and illustrations to exhibit creative people in their homes, from Christian Louboutin to virtually unknown artists and entrepreneurs.
The Girls from Myexcloset.com
Hayley Dineen and Cassie Cowie turned their love for fashion into a booming business venture by founding the fashion resale project Myexcloset. Their site reinvents thrift shopping for the younger set but caters to all ages, and the girls are too sweet for words!