Tying Up Loose Threads

Every other week, read WORN on The Toast


FACT: Toasted bread is part of a nutritious breakfast. SECOND FACT: A toast is a speech you give at a celebration. THIRD FACT: The Toast is also a hilarious and smart website, run by two beautiful geniuses named Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg. FINAL, MOST IMPORTANT FACT: Every other Wednesday, you can read a healthy, celebratory column by Haley and Anna Wornette on The Toast!

Loose Threads has, so far, tackled the lessons learned by reviled and beloved pop cultural monuments like Fight Club and Sex and the City. Anna and Haley talked about the power of fashion in museums and the significance of Wendy Davis’s sneakers. Anna pulled the Vogue-iest parts of Vogue that ever did Vogue, while Haley provided some of her meanest beauty school dropout knowledge.

What’s next for Loose Threads, you ask? Let’s just say we’ve got a little something up our sleeve… *frantically searches sleeves for story ideas*

Wornettes can read Loose Threads every other Wednesday here.

Très Click: Oscar Fashion, Knitted Brains, and More Cool Stuff We Like this Week

The Top Ten “Fuck It” Oscar Outfits
It’s Oscar weekend and you know what that means: a never-ending parade of actresses in glorified prom dresses. I hate awards season fashion. At this point, the only reason I tune in at all is for the chance that someone will pull a Barbara Streisand or Bjork and do something ACTUALLY INTERESTING (I’m looking at you, Tilda Swinton). On This Day In Fashion has a list of their Top Ten Oscar looks that just said “fuck it” to the status quo and “hey there” to sequined see-through bell bottoms.

Fashion Poweristas
And speaking of saying “fuck it” to the status quo, no one does it the way Daphne Guinness and Anna Piaggi do. The Man Repeller, also known as Leandra Medrine, and Robb Young discuss the best part of every Fashion Week: what the people on the street are wearing. At one point Medine refers to Diane Pernet as her “queen of darkness, the substance of which my dark abysmal insides are made.” Me too.

Fight Like a Pretty Boy
So, apparently, there is an underground Fight Club made up of male models? And I was not informed until now? Epic fail on your part, Internet.

Gucci: The Reinvention
I’m genuinely surprised that no one ever made a movie about the battle between Tom Ford, Gucci, and LVMH. For those who don’t know the story, Women’s Wear Daily has a comprehensive overview about the men who ended up controlling the majority of all ready-to-wear luxury brands. It’s everything I want in a fashion film: tense courtroom battles, bitter rivalries, and impossibly tan men in velvet suits.

The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art
Exactly what it sounds like. The knitting is incredibly intricate and (more amazingly) 100% accurate in representing the human brain. Doesn’t the cortex look sort of snuggly? Is that the strangest thing I’ve ever typed? The answer to both is yes.

Haley Mlotek