When We Were Cats: Snapshots from WORN’s 3rd Annual Black Cat Ball

Last weekend, Toronto’s Dovercourt House housed the liveliest gathering of stylish felines since the jazzy party scene in Disney’s Aristocats. And to celebrate the release of WORN’s 17th issue, one thing was purrfectly clear—everybody wanted to be a cat. It was a lot of things. It was a soiree. It’s here now, in memory only, until next year.

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Photography // Laura Tuttle & Stephen John Crosby

Yet Another Purrfect Party: WORN’s 3rd Annual Black Cat Ball Was Pawsitively Wonderfurrl

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We’re officially in my favourite time of year: the time when I get to use up all my cat puns. Don’t purrtend like you don’t love it—I’m not kitten around when it comes to my cat puns. No, I’m totally kidding, that’s literally all I’ve got.

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Lucky for you, I might have run out of cat puns, but I’m pawsitively swimming in photos from Saturday’s Black Cat Ball. For the third year in a row, over 300 Wornettes came to The Dovercourt House dressed in their black-and-white best. We danced, we pranced, and then we danced some more. Here are just a few photos for you to purruse—the full set of photos will be available on Monday. Thanks for coming out, you crazy cats!

photography // Laura Tuttle

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?

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.