Not to Fear, Issue 14 Is Here!

Can’t make it to our Beach Ball launch party tomorrow? Not to worry—you can preorder issue 14 online! Orders and subscriptions will be sent out next week.

Issue 14 is jammed full with great content, including (but definitely not limited to) an Ed Wood photoshoot, the surprising history of home ec, a directory of bras, the hot debate surrounding altering vintage, and everything you wanted to know about tutus. Don’t delay—order your copy today!

Dust off Your Dancing Flipflops

It’s a Beach Ball from worn on 8tracks.

We’re busy picking the songs to dance to at our issue 14 launch party this weekend. What are some of your favourite beachy tunes? Let us know in the comments!

The Beach Ball
May 12, 2012
The Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Rd. (just one block north of Bloor St.)
Bare-legged at 9 p.m.
Sweaters back on at 2 a.m.

Are You Stoked For Our Beach Ball Yet?

We know that dressing for a theme party isn’t always a walk on the beach, so the styling department here at WORN thought we would help out all you sunbathing Betties and fun-loving Freddies planning on attending our issue 14 launch party. Myself and new style intern, Rachel, took a break from hanging out at the surf shack (read: the overheated WORN office) and visited some local Toronto shops to serve up a few inspiration outfits for Saturday’s Beach Ball.

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Dear Sir or Madam, Will You Write for WORN?

Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. We’re looking for your voice in Issue 14 (due for release in spring 2012). Yep, we’re looking at YOU. Consider it a golden opportunity to show your friends and family that total strangers respect your opinion!

We are especially interested in research pieces that explore fashion from a smart and unique point of view. (Explore how the return of 80s fashion is actually a misplaced longing for the simplicity of Cold War politics… or something.) Picture it: you, glasses, notebooks, ink stained fingers – très intellichic.

Feeling less cerebral? We’re also totally willing to consider thoughtful and amusing. WORN wants your personal stories and musings about fashion and style, as well as original, culturally diverse and avant garde photo shoot ideas.

Submit your pitch no later than October 1st, 2011. BUT WAIT! Before you send us your idea, have a look at our How to Submit page. It will give you a good idea of what we’re looking for in a pitch. (It’s not all vintage fountain pens and stylish eyewear, you know.)