Crushing on Inez Genereux

When Inez Genereux entered WORN’s Black Cat Ball last year, all the Wornettes could do was stare. Inez (or Nezzie as her friends call her) has a cloud of swoon-worthy qualities that float around her like the scent of a just-strong-enough perfume. From her bleached Bettie Page bangs to her fearless footwear choices, Inez has the aura of a magical creature, and the energy of a five-year-old at a birthday party. An artist, Magic Pony super-employee, and generally awesome creative person, Inez talks to WORN about kitties, children’s hair accessories, and lemon meringue pie.

Side note: we’re also crushing on Inez’s boyfriend Landon, one of the models from Unbinding Binaries in Issue 13.

How would you describe your style in one word?
Ummm, can I say unicorn? Even though it’s not an adjective?

What’s the last thing you bought for yourself?
Probably my shoes? They’re little party shoes that have silk-screened bursts of colour. Imagine the party hats you had when you were eight years old, and they have weird squares and circles and squiggles with different primary colours that look like shouting marks on them.

What can you not stop wearing right now?
My new tote bag that I got at the Hunx & His Punx concert. It’s like two pages from a comic that he did silkscreened onto each side of the bag, where it’s these really crudely drawn images of “Call 1-800-HOT-SEX, meet local babes,” or “Teen struck by fatal acne cream accident.” with all these spreads and cutouts from teen magazines, but it’s all really vulgar? It’s really, really good, and it was five bucks.

What’s that in your hair?
Oh, it’s something from the children’s section at H&M. There’s a little pink bow back there, you can’t see it, and then this one’s a little plush heart.
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Stephanie F. Wornette

Hey WORN readers and fellow Wornettes! I’m Stephanie. Or “Stephanie Wornette” now, I suppose. I’m a second-year journalism student at Ryerson University, and I have a bit of an obsession with magazines and blogs – especially those written in an intelligent, witty, or unusual manner. Pretty pictures help, too.

Since I already told you I’m a journalism student, it’s probably not necessary to list reading and writing as two of my favourite things. I also love autumn weather, Earl Grey tea, snail-mail, exploring the city streets and wandering through all the beautiful corners of the internet. Another one of my passions is interviewing artists and other creative people for my own blog, Under My Bed.

I can’t wait to get my feet wet at WORN, and learn everything about writing, editing, and publishing that textbooks and professors won’t teach me. I don’t know all there is to know about fashion, but I can appreciate when someone is creative and takes risks with their daily sartorial decisions. I’m at WORN to learn, and to feel something real in the somewhat intimidating world of fashion journalism. And I can already feel those things happening. Are you as excited for Issue 10 as I am? I hope so. See you around!

Here are a few of my favourite spots to spend time

Elinkan for Radar Magazine
Elin, a Swedish 19-year-old with a wonderful wardrobe, shares her wares in beautiful, emotional photographs. It’s a little hard to understand the text since I don’t speak Swedish and English translations can be a bit dodgy, but the pictures alone are worth a little – or a lot – of your time.

Fifi Lapin’s Blog
Fifi is the most stylish little bunny around. Her blog makes a perfect pick-me-up and is a great source of inspiration. She’s pretty cute, too!

Frankie Magazine Blog
Frankie is a whimsical, fashion-friendly arts and life magazine from Australia. I used to buy it every time an issue came out, but now that it seems to have dropped off the face of Canadian soil, I’ll settle for the magazine’s blog – it’s the next best thing, and still packs a cute punch with music, photography, fashion, and everything else you could hope for.

Antler Magazine
An artistic, fashionable, and all-around wonderful magazine and blog. Antler is inspiring in so many ways. I promise you’ll love it!

Hel-Looks
A collection of street-style photographs from Helsinki. All of the outfits are put together so beautifully, and everything about this site just makes me want to hop on a plane right now.