Mai Wornette

By day, I’m a production editor who hustles people to meet deadlines. By night, I’m a freelance writer who muses mostly on feminist-y issues for various websites and magazines (shout-out to Shameless!). Before that, I took journalism at Ryerson University where I made up one half of the editors at the campus’s feminist magazine, McClung’s, which called for a diet of jelly beans and bad instant coffee.

Some of my greatest hits in fashion were when I was a kid. I rocked a pretty sweet romper that had a dizzying pattern of alphabet letters. I also donned some dangerously wide red bellbottoms that I paired with a matching nautical vest. Hot or what? Presently, most of my fashion cues come from the streets. In the web world, I’m particularly influenced by street style blogs, especially LookBook and Street Peeper. In the real world, I get inspired by staring at regular people’s attire behind my big dark sunglasses (I promise it’s not as creepy as it sounds).

I am overjoyed to be working for WORN in the editorial department because I believe in its core message that fashion shouldn’t be disposable.

Current Inspirations
I was but a mere fetus when Sassy launched, but I always felt like I missed out on a revolutionary time for teens. Luckily, the defunct magazine lives on in the web, sort of. It features real, hilarious, and intelligent female writers (and a couple of boys, too) who candidly talk about everything from nail polish to sleeping with Terry Richardson.

Olaf Hajek
He’s a world-renowned illustrator from Berlin who happens to be incredibly handsome. I have one of his Flowerhead fashion paintings hanging on my wall. You can get lost in his paintings for hours; they are bizarrely gorgeous.

I don’t know about you but when I hear words like green, sustainable, eco-friendly, natural, and organic, it sparks feelings of ooey-gooey goodness on the inside. Fuse those words with fashion, food, and culture and you get a guilt-free way to indulge in life while caring for the environment.

SF Girl By Bay
When I moved into my new apartment a month ago, this San Francisco girl was my ultimate décor mentor. Take that, Debbie Travis! She regularly posts stunning shots of stylish interiors. This post is the best of the bunch.

My Mom Is A Fob
Maybe it’s because my mom lives far away so I don’t get to see her often, but I turn to this blog a lot to remind myself of her cuteness. It is totally jokes!

photography by Brittany Lucas