Bat for Lashes

Anybody who ever stole their aunt’s lipstick to play dress-up as a kid can understand the sheer joy of donning ridiculously excessive amounts of makeup just for the hell of it. Avyn Wornette visited a promo event last winter that resulted in this Manga-inspired makeover. She says: “The feathery black lashes really tickled my fancy. And my cheeks.” We say: she looks pretty darn cute.

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The making of Nancy Drew

“Nancy Drew is as immaculate and self-possessed as a Miss America on tour. She is as cool as Mata Hari and as sweet as Betty Crocker.” – Bobbie Ann Mason

On a steaming hot Monday in Toronto’s High Park, a bunch of Wornettes and friends got together to pay tribute to 3 notorious girls who gather clues and solve crime, all in swishy skirts and lacy gloves. Issue 9 is starting to come together and I can shamelessly say I think it’s going to be the best pages yet, not the least of which is Esme Wornette‘s brilliant adaptation of the Nancy Drew mysteries. Just a little sneak peek at how I spent my Monday…

Our make-up columnist Bella B. (who is quickly becoming our regular photoshoot make-up artist too) creates some dewy little ladies.

Events intern Chelsea got wrangled into being our George.

Esme’s darling little sister was our Bess.

Wearing comfy shoes for as long as possible!
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