Isabel Wornette


When I was 16 and going to high school in the fashion wasteland of Belleville, Ontario I started a blog called Hipster Musings, where I could sound off about the weird stuff I found in thrift stores on the weekend and rag on the uninspired Aberzombie outfits of my peers. Now I’m 22, and I still like blogging about the stuff I find at thrift stores, the only difference is I try to be a nicer person not to make fun of people as much as I used to.

Anyway, I’m obsessed with the internet and at any given moment you can find me with my eyes glazed over after spending too many hours on Tumblr, Twitter and good old fashion blogs. This is strange, considering I was raised on a farm and my parents still refuse to pay for anything more than standard dial-up internet. As you can probably guess, I don’t go home too often.

I like to dress like an amalgamation of every single character that Winona Ryder has ever played and if it looks weird, then I know I’m doing something right. Most of my outfits feature baggy mom jeans, sequins and/or leopard print. My outfits tend to have a soundtrack, and I like listening to bands with “Black” in the name: Black Keys, Big Black, Black Lips, and Black Flag. I just moved to Toronto to pursue a career in the magazine publishing industry after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s degree in Environment and Resource Studies, so wish me luck! And while you’re at it, read the coverage of Toronto Fashion Week shows I did for WORN last October.

Current Inspirations:
Mother Elisa Goodkind and daughter Lily Mandelbaum sought to celebrate people with unique personal style and have documented over 700+ tastemakers so far. I love that you are truly able to get the sense of each subject’s personality as well as a 360 degree view of their outfit in each video.

The Working Girl Esq.
Preetma Singh dresses like a total boss, which she is because she’s an attorney-turned-fashion assistant at Vogue. Her style is clean and professional but wickedly fun. And she’s originally Canadian!

Under Urooba’s Umbrella
Urooba is an awesome feminist from British Columbia. Her musings are always profound and I adore her thrift-star, maximalist fashion sense.

Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman is an artist who paints these hyper-surreal images of a future in environmental crisis. His work is like reading Adbusters magazine while eating an ice cream cone—terrifying with a sense of humour.