We’re officially in my favourite time of year: the time when I get to use up all my cat puns. Don’t purrtend like you don’t love it—I’m not kitten around when it comes to my cat puns. No, I’m totally kidding, that’s literally all I’ve got.
Lucky for you, I might have run out of cat puns, but I’m pawsitively swimming in photos from Saturday’s Black Cat Ball. For the third year in a row, over 300 Wornettes came to The Dovercourt House dressed in their black-and-white best. We danced, we pranced, and then we danced some more. Here are just a few photos for you to purruse—the full set of photos will be available on Monday. Thanks for coming out, you crazy cats!
photography // Laura Tuttle
At WORN, we don’t ascribe too much importance to “best-of” lists, particularly when it comes to fashion. “Best” and “worst” are totally arbitrary and subjective concepts that should not be given too much weight lest they become our main motivation for doing anything at all.
Unless we’re the ones who are awarded best at something, in which case: HAHAHAHAHA! WE WON, WE WON! EVERYONE OUT OF THE WAY.
That’s my extremely indelicate way of announcing that our launch parties have been selected as NOW’s Best Annual Fashion or Design Event for 2013. In their words:
Worn Fashion Journal is a smart fashion mag in a sea of vapid advertiser-controlled glossies. (The majority of Worn’s revenue comes from its readership.) The magazine launches its much-anticipated biannual issues in style with themed parties like Secondhand Prom and Black Cat Ball. Tasty treats, drinks, clever convos and lots of dancing ensue. No one’s too cool to dress up, and even the most skeptical style snob leaves an enthusiastic Wornette.
Lucky for you, tickets are still available for Toronto’s best annual fashion event. When purchased before November 22, 2013 online or at Type Books they are only $10; it’s $15 at the door. All tickets include a copy of Issue 17, which is the best deal at the best party for the best magazine. Best best best.
For more details, visit our Facebook event here.
On Saturday, November 23, WORN Fashion Journal will get your inner kitten out of the alley and onto the dance floor with our Black Cat Ball. Bring out your best ball style in black and white and watch as fashion comes on little cat feet. Bring a date or just walk on your wild lone.
If luck is a lady (or at least not a jerk) you’ll get a shot at our raffle. We’ll be offering purrecious prizes from:
Come As You Are
Drawn & Quarterly
Leaves of Trees
Little Island Comics
Penguin Books Canada
Tip the scales with extra raffle tickets for just $1. Want to frolic with fellow felines? Our cat ear headbands will have you meowing for more.
And when you’re done with the madness, move onto the magic. We predict you’ll get your whiskers in a twist with an eclectic mix of highly danceable oldies and favourites with WORN’s own Teddy the K.
THE BLACK CAT BALL
Saturday, November 23, 2013
805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto
Scratch at the door: 9:00 p.m.
Pawll for a taxi: 2:00 a.m.
Don’t purrcrastinate—order your advance tickets for only $10 right meow.
She Does The City
Ontario Arts Council
In Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform, author Kimberly Wahl provides a lucid exploration of the interrelations between fashion, art, and aestheticism during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
On Friday, October 11, join Kimberly Wahl, WORN Fashion Journal, and Type Books for refreshments and conversation as we celebrate the release of Dressed as in a Painting. Wahl’s book is the first to focus exclusively on aesthetic dress and its various expressions in the visual cultures of Victorian Britain and will be a necessary addition for fashion libraries, fashion historians, and fashion lovers everywhere.
WHAT and WHEN
WORN Fashion Journal Presents: Dressed As in A Painting Launch at Type Books
Friday, October 11, 2013
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
883 Queen Street West