Tres Click: Pride Edition

JJ Levine’s Switch Project
Montreal based genderqueer artist JJ Levine’s Switch photos depict couples in different-gender dress, awkwardly posing as if at a spring formal. In these diptychs, partners change outfits, and each person gets a chance to dress as “girl” and “boy,” despite their gender identity.

David M. Halperin, “Style and the Meaning of Gay Culture”
Halperin’s recent article discusses the significance of “style” to gay male culture: “To inquire into melodrama, camp, irony, drag, bodybuilding or Art Deco as “gay” styles is to seek the content of gay culture in its practices — to describe the intervention gay culture makes in the world as it is given. Everything depends on the all-important and elusive meaning of style.”

Becoming Judy: Jonathon’s Story
Pride Toronto helped produce these short videos in which a few LGBTQ folks tell their own unique stories. Drag queen Judy Virago talks about dressing up and being queer.

Queers and Steers: Night of 1000 Dollys
This long running, country western cult party on Thursday June 28th at the Gladstone Hotel pays tribute to “country’s greatest drag queen;” Dolly Parton. Don your gaudy blonde wig, chaps, and glittering cowboy boots while you enjoy watching performers like Keith Cole, Lex Vaughn, and The Tennessee Mountain Homo Choir.

Text by Jenna Danchuk
Image by Brianne Burnell

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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