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Fashion POP seeks entrants for their annual fashion design contest

Attention emerging designers! Fashion POP is once again searching for up-and-coming Montreal talent to participate in their seventh annual competition on Wednesday, September 25 at The Rialto Theatre in Montreal. Each designer will present a 6-look collection to a panel of industry judges for the chance to win a $1000 cash prize courtesy of Le Chateau, a spread in WORN Fashion Journal, and a pop-up showcase at Espace POP. Previous winners include Dane Richards, Norwegian Wood, and Isabelle Campeau.

For more information about how to submit your work, visit the website. The deadline for submissions is August 23.

Teas, Text, and Tote

There’s never been a better time to sign up for WORN Briefs, our monthly newsletter. Not only will you regularly get updates of gooey, WORNey goodness in your inbox, but for a limited time we’re willing to offer more. Intrigued?

We just looked out the window and, according to our eyeballs, spring is here. Time to retire the parka and go outside. Maybe you could go to the park and sip a steaming cup of tea in the chilly sunshine (or ice it on those warmer days!). Maybe you could take some new reading materials with you. Maybe you could find a stylish way to transport it all.

This is where WORN comes in.

Any time you sign up for our pretty, fascinating and informative newsletter, WORN Briefs, one click will keep you up on WORN events, discussions and promotions. Sounds great, right? Yeah, we know. But we’ve found a way to make it even better.

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photography by Katie Merchant

Contest: Win Tickets to Love, Loss, and What I Wore

About a week before I moved out to go to university in another city, my dad came home with a present.

“They were selling these at a kiosk in the mall,” he said, handing me a black t-shirt with an iron on transfer of Jim Morrison’s face, complete with the words “the Doors” stuck on in shiny, gaudy blue letters. “I saw you flipping through Morrison’s biography at the bookstore once, and figured you’d like it. It’s an authentic band t-shirt.”

Despite rarely actually listening to the Doors’ music, and the fact that the ‘authentic’ t-shirt looked like it was manufactured no earlier than 2007, the sentiments behind the shirt made it my go-to staple for whenever I was feeling homesick while at school. Like all my favourite articles of clothing, my reasons for liking it went beyond its simple aesthetics and into the feelings it invoked.

We want to hear the stories behind your favourite articles of clothing. Tell us in the comments how you acquired that tattered old dress, or the wacky shenanigans you got into while wearing your worn-in blue jeans. Participants will have a chance to win tickets to the Toronto showing of Love, Loss and What I Wore.

The play, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, is described as “a collection of vignettes and monologues that uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger.” Starring Mary Walsh, Lauren Collins, and Andrea Martin (among others), the show will be playing at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre from July 16 to September 4.

Because the show opens up this Friday, you have until Wednesday, July 14 to tell us your stories (make us laugh! make us cry!) before we pick a winner. Please include your e-mail address with your comment.

You can also check out Love, Loss and What I Wore on their website, Twitter and Facebook.

And now for the fine print:
Tickets will be held at Will Call for the winners. Prize includes 2 tickets to the show, dates TBD (most likely from July 16-24th 2010). Prize does not include transportation to the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. Prize has no cash value. The winner must answer a skill testing question correctly. Winners must be over the age of consent as per province or have parental/guardian consent.

LADY LUCK – Announcing the Winner of the Gambler Giveaway

Find more great pics of Kenny here.

Well, kittens, it looks as though the demand for high-waisted jeans is not yet at a fever pitch. Fair enough. To be entirely honest, choosing denim on the internet is risky business no matter what. But a few of you brave souls rose to the challenge and one of you is about to reap a chic reward…

Though there weren’t a ton of entries, it was still a tough call. I’m always impressed with a girl who knows how to throw a punch – real or faux – and I admit the idea of having some sassy lady actually singing “Lady” while wearing Lady jeans is almost too good to be true… But in the end I had to go with the girl who was not only chosen by fate (what are the odds you’d be listening to Kenny at the moment you read the post), but who also knew the name of Kenny’s backup band. I never could help being impressed by trivia.

Congratulations, unnamed girl from Victoire! Get in touch and let me know where (and to whom) I should address this fancy package and I’ll put it in the mail, toot sweet!