Worn to WORN: Jill est Très Chic

What inspired this outfit?
Classic starlets (hello Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn and Edie Sedgwick) have inspired my love affair with stripes. I think I must own at least a dozen striped shirts and this has become my go-to look. I am probably destined to be a jailbird.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
My watch was a gift from someone who traveled often, and it allowed me to keep track of the time in both of our time zones. Sometimes I change the black dial to wherever I want to be in the world.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
This outfit makes me feel as if I should be in Paris, and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway makes me feel the same way. Hemingway depicts his life in Paris so beautifully; I think if I were to jump into the pages in this outfit I would feel right at home.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I think Brigitte Bardot would approve of my stripes and bow! She may have even had the same iPhone case if they had been invented in the ’60s—as she once said, “I really am a cat transformed into a woman: I purr, I scratch, and sometimes I bite.”

Outfit credits: Skirt from Topshop, Shirt from Zara, Watch was a gift, Shoes from Urban Outfitters, Bow from American Apparel.

photos by Hailey Siracky

Wear Your Heart on Your Nails: Heartbreak Karaoke Nail Art Tutorial


You could wear your heart on your sleeve, but why not paint it on all ten of your fingernails? Pinky’s Nails has created this special nail art tutorial for WORN’s Heartbreak Karaoke: Summer Fling edition. This video shows how to create three looks each with two different options: a full heart and a broken heart, a crying Wornette and a clear-eyed Wornette, and two different kinds of music notes.
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Three Short (and One Longer) Reviews About Documentaries

We loved Bill Cunningham: New York. We are ridiculously excited for the Advanced Style film. However, we don’t limit ourselves to only critically watching documentaries explicitly about fashion. When Toronto’s Hot Docs fest rolled around a few months ago, the Wornettes took to the theatres. We noticed that there were documentaries on a variety of subjects in which either clothing played an integral role to the subject being explored, or the underbellies of parts of the fashion industry were exposed. Here are a few short reviews—and one longer one—about docs that got us thinking.

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column
Dir. Kevin Hegge (2012)

Hegge combines present day interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the most badass lady fronted art-punk band Toronto has ever seen: Fifth Column. For those not familiar with the post-punk, pseudo psych group that featured a cast of rotating musicians, as well as three solid members (GB Jones, Caroline Azar, and Beverly Breckenridge), they fused art, music, and zines to create a style that was truly their own. Fifth Column came before riot grrrl, and Kathleen Hanna speaks in the film about what an inspiration the band was to her. Kathleen may have written “slut” on herself, but Fifth Column first insisted that “All Women Are Bitches.” Band members GB and Caroline explain in the film their philosophies on fashion: the faker, the better. The bigger the hair, the heavier the make-up, the more “ladylike” you were. As Judith Butler says, all gender is drag, and the girls in Fifth Column seem to really understand this. // Jenna Danchuk

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Dir. Brett Whitcomb (2012)

Flower-adorned, dressed in a sequin bikini, and riding in on a horse. No, this woman is not on the beach—she is entering the wrestling ring. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling tells the story of the first all-female wrestling program that aired from 1986 to 1990. Each actress turned wrestler had a persona assigned to her and a dazzling ensemble to match: Americana was decked in stars and stripes and Amy the Father’s Daughter in a crop gingham top, Daisy Duke shorts, and pigtails. They were expected to stay in role 24/7 and developed their character by adding to their original costumes with corsets, accessories, fake accents, and even live animals to reflect their own personal style. When a wrestler of GLOW slipped on her leopard gloves or crimson cape, she took on a persona that gave her presence, confidence, and the strength to dropkick and put her opponent in a nelson hold, and look glamorous while doing it. // Jill Heintzman

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Jill Wornette

I always wanted to be one of those girls who jumped out of giant cakes (think Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain). But until I am living my dream of popping out of delicious desserts in beautiful dresses, I’ll settle for being a Media Studies/PR student and WORN’s newest publishing intern. I believe personal style is fashioned by surroundings, so I make an effort to surround myself with beautiful things—like fresh cut flowers and beautiful girls (helloooo Wornettes!). I draw most of my style inspiration from ’60s film starlets—full skirts, cinched waists, nautical stripes, all bangs and black cat-eyes are what my dreams are made of. I wish I could wake up and have Edith Head dress me every morning. Win me over with: pictures of your pets, ice cream, letting me interpret your dreams, and Scrabble.

CURRENT INSPIRATIONS:

The Coveteur
Glimpses into the closets of some pretty fashionable people. Not as scandalous as it sounds—you won’t find any skeletons here, just beautiful garments with stories behind them. I’m beginning to love seeing what people are not wearing as much as what they are wearing (and their pets too).

Weddinggawker
Speaking of closets and secrets, I am a little wedding obsessed (with no plans of walking down the aisle anytime soon). Weddinggawker is a gallery of photographs from wedding bloggers and photographers and a great place for nuptial notions. Whether you are about to get hitched or not, it is filled with lovely images and I’ve drawn inspiration from it for fashion, home decor, and food in my everyday life.

What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?
Breakfast is my jam (ha!). I am a morning person and love to start my day by enjoying a well thought out and prepared breakfast. This collection of photographs often inspires my most important meal of the day, and the dishes are as good to look at as they probably were to eat.

Lula Scrapbook
My second favourite magazine (after WORN) is Lula. The images are so dreamy and whimsical, it’s like the candy for the eyes. Though it only comes out twice a year, the blog is updated much more frequently and is just as inspiring, tiding me over until the next issue.

Hannah and Landon
If the internet wasn’t so new, I would wonder what decade Hannah was from! Her blog is filled with inspiring dreamlike photographs of a wardrobe Marie Antoinette would envy, her husband Landon’s art, and even a tutorial on how to achieve her gorgeous rag-doll curls. She also has her own vintage inspired lingerie line called The Loved One that I would like to wear underneath my clothes every day.

Photography by Brittany Lucas