Out of Bounds: Behind the Scenes

I wish I knew more about sports so that I had something intelligent to say. As it is, I can only think of cliches to describe how I feel about Out of Bounds, the sports-inspired photo shoot in issue 14. Styled by Eliza Trent-Rennick and featuring two beautiful Wornettes, Angela Leung and Sofie Mikhaylova, it’s, um, a slam dunk! Home run! Touchdown! Errr…clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose? Just watch it, everyone. There’s no “I” in team.

text by Haley Mlotek
video by Daniel Reis

Cut and Print: An Ode to Ed Wood Jr.

Greetings, Wornettes! You are interested in the unknown. The mysterious. The unexplainable. The fashionable. That is why you are here, on the WORN Fashion Journal blog.

Now, for the first time, we are bringing you the full story of what happened behind the scenes of Issue 14‘s Ed Wood-inspired photo shoot, Cut and Print. We are giving you all the evidence based only on the secret testimony of the miserable stylists, photographers, and models who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the shoes, the beautiful Gladstone Hotel.

My friends, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Purchase Issue 14 here and now to find out the TRUTH. Can your heart stand the shocking video of the photo shoot inspired by Edward D. Wood Jr.?

text by Haley Mlotek, with some help from Tim Burton
video by Daniel Reis

A Photoshoot to WORN your Heart

A few wornettes got a room — excuse me — were given a room by the Gladstone Hotel. While images of champagne, Chingy songs, and bed jumping may come to mind, we assure you it was all business (though we must admit the occasional chuckle escaped at the sight of Peter Wornette’s fantastic shimmying). Keep on the lookout for the final photo in Issue 13.


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Real Live Zebra!

When Avyn Wornette told me she wanted to do a photo shoot for issue 11 on her friend’s farm with a zebra named Marty, I was skeptical. While Avyn was sketching out looks with Marty lying complacently amid heeled and hair-sprayed models, I cautioned that she should plan for shots with the zebra wandering around somewhere in the background.

The reality of the shoot was somewhere in between. Marty behaved a lot like any horse I’d encountered… friendly and interested, but only on his own terms. He strutted and posed with the best of them, until he got bored and wandered off to hang out with the llamas. This was the most ambitious photo shoot we’d ever planned – the highest number of models we’d ever put in a shoot, the biggest change of looks in a spread, the farthest location (three hours away in Avyn’s hometown of St. Mary’s), the largest crew, extensive props, and, of course, a real live zebra. The day was long and exhausting, but extremely satisfying.

Model Sam using a ladder to get to a location over the electric fence.

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