My name is Sofia, but I prefer Sofie. My hair isn’t naturally red, but I’m naturally awesome. I’m currently a first year journalism student at Ryerson University, which means that I spend most of my waking hours writing, thinking about writing, or reading the CP Style Guide. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I was born to write. My interest in fashion developed in seventh or eighth grade, when I had the desire to stand out from the crowd but lacked the confidence to actually do so.
Throughout the course of my high school career, I constantly came close to trying new things with my wardrobe, but I could never make it out the door. Such is the life of a sullen teenager. Towards the end of high school, I gave up caring about what people thought and started dressing for myself.
I’m here at WORN hoping to get more journalism experience and to learn more about fashion in history and as it relates to other people.
Japenese style and subcultures are probably one of my favourite things to look at on the Internet. It’s so interesting and colourful, and a lot of the time, very unexpected. When I go through these photos, I really appreciate the close-up detail photos of various parts of the outfits, because I’ve noticed that a lot of the time with Japanese and Tokyo street style, it’s a lot of more beneficial to notice the little things that make the outfit cool and unique rather than just the entire look as a whole.
This artists does sort of pop-art inspired work, and since I’m weirdly obsessed with Andy Warhol and pop art, his work is really something I’d like to look at. It literally pops out at you, in an in-your-face kind of look at the regular things we see in day-to-day life.
This zine is super crazy and intense; a funky comic anthology made from Toronto. I’ve always been a fan of Ginette LaPalme’s work, and this is just another cool art collaboration she’s been working on. I do love doodles!
Pigeons & Peacocks
Browsing through the magazine section at Indigo, I randomly came across this epic find. This is a magazine made by students at the London College of Fashion which has amazing photo shoots and a great take on fashion, showing what is hip, but in a way that is deliberately not.
Perfect. Amazing. OHMYGAWD. That is probably the only way I will be able to describe Rookie Mag at all for the rest of my life. Honestly.
photography by Jessica da Silva