We were a little worried when the rain wouldn’t stop during our 90-minute drive to Sunderland, Ontario. We caught a break when we arrived at the home of Judith and Viktor Tinkl, who hosted us for our issue 16 photoshoot “Magnetic Field”. The rain had stopped but thank goodness the clouds didn’t part, because we got to take advantage of perfect lighting conditions for such a shoot.
Captured by photographer Chelsee Ivan and styled by Eliza-Trent-Rennick (along with Casie Brown and Zoe Vos), model Jenna Danchuk is never upstaged by the towering, spellbinding sculptures inhabiting the Tinkl property.
The rain returned as we left the location, almost like a curtain closing on a strange, beautiful fable.
video and text // Daniel Reis end animation // Barry Potter
Most of us who actually went to our high school proms remember it as a mess of broken hearts and failed expectations. Luckily, Secondhand Prom, WORN’s issue 16 launch party, was a lot more fun. On June 8th, Toronto Wornettes came out in their pouffiest dresses and handmade corsages to drink spiked punch, dance to Cyndi Lauper and, of course, pose for our photo booth. There are more photos on our Facebook page.
photography // Claire Ward-Beveridge, Josh Allsopp and Laura Tuttle
On Saturday, June 8, WORN Fashion Journal will host Secondhand Prom, a celebration of all the proms we wish we had. We don’t care what our teachers say—it’s the end of a long, hard year, and we’re so ready to celebrate summer.
Wear whatever you want—prom attire preferred, but not required. Got a floor-length ballgown? Bring it! Never leave the house without your Converse? Wear ‘em! Accessorize with the WORN corsages and boutonnieres available at the event.
Sneak a Steam Whistle beer (or two) while the teachers aren’t looking. And don’t bother bringing a flask, the punch will already be spiked.
Cut loose with the musical stylings of This Broken Mixtape. Once you’ve worked up an appetite with your choreographed dance routines (I see you, Freddie Prinze Jr.), treat yourself to a slice of handcrafted cake by local baking genius Corey Moranis.
Pull a Pretty in Pink by making your own outfit, or coordinate with the Romy to your Michelle. Spicolis, feel free to show off your brand new Vans. We want to see what a Secondhand Prom looks like to all Wornettes!
Ticket includes admission and a sugary sweet copy of WORN Issue 16
The event is fully wheelchair accessible, with an exterior wheelchair access ramp on the south side of the building, and a wheelchair-accessible washroom immediately beside the accessible entrance inside (on the south side of the room). When you arrive, please come to the main entrance on the west side of the building, and one of our Wornettes will be happy to assist you.
Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. We’re looking for your voice in Issue 16 (due for release in spring 2013). Yep, we’re looking at YOU. Consider it a golden opportunity to show your friends and family that total strangers respect your opinion!
SMART IS SEXY
We are especially interested in research pieces that explore fashion from a smart and unique point of view. (Approach fashion from a cultural, political, or economic point of view. How does clothing affect our world view? How is our world view reflected in our clothing? How come the new millennium came and went and we still don’t have an Earth Uniform?!) Picture it: you, glasses, notebooks, ink stained fingers—très intellichic.
BUT ALSO, CONSIDER THE KITCHEN SINK
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.
OH, YOU LITERARY FOOL!
Submit your pitch no later than November 16th, 2012. 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.)