Magenta Wornette

Seven years ago I found my way to Toronto after completing a fashion design program and eclectic array of university courses out west. I then studied merchandising, and have since worked doing everything from sewing to window display to waitressing to management. Really, though, my fashion education began in the very early eighties, when I skipped Kindergarten to go to work with my mom at her clothing store. I wiled away my fifth year crafting, reading and playing store DJ (that meant Culture Club on repeat). I guess it was good enough to get into grade one! My fashion inspirations come from many places – particularly old patterns, sewing and costume history books, and vintage album covers. I also like the thrill of the fashion hunt and making unloved garments happy again. When I first picked up Worn a few years ago, I was tickled to find such a smart fashion publication, and I’m excited to be here.

Recent Inspirations:

A Design Affair
Illustrator/Graphic Designer Sari Victoria’s inspirations, including many photos of New York window displays

Ysolda Original Patterns
Scottish Knitting designer Ysolda Teague makes me want to go to a stitch ‘n’ bitch in a cute Scottish Pub!

Design Sponge
Lifestyle driven, but I’m a sucker for “before and afters” as well as their Past and Present column

Vintage Sewing.info
Access to vintage sewing publications, Let’s make some gloves!

Lisa Solomon
Illustration, doily Drawings and rifle targets – interesting art subjects and mediums

6 thoughts on “Magenta Wornette

  1. It should also be mentioned that Magenta makes the finest homemade Nuts ‘n’ Bolts this side of the 1970s. I will add that I would not be upset if she sent me the recipe…
    Welcome to WORN!
    x.g.

  2. Digging that vintage sewing info site….very inspiring, if only I knew my way around needle and thread! Methinks you should make me some gloves ;)

    Welcome!

  3. Magenta! I am so excited to work with you, especially since we are the same person. And by same person, I mean go check out my intro post, I totally linked to vintagesewing.info too!

    I am really sad we can’t work together on Mondays anymore… blame OCAD.

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