Worn Fashion Journal goes out in style with its last-ever Black Cat Ball
Who knew the end of an era could be celebrated so stylishly? This weekend in Toronto, indie gem Worn Fashion Journal toasted its final issue with one last Black Cat Ball, the twice-annual feline themed retro dance party. Wornettes (the nickname bestowed on employees) and their legions of vintage-wearing fans came out in record numbers, and while most must have been suffering from a serious case of the sads, you couldn’t tell. The pointed cat ears on founder Serah-Marie McMahon and managing editor Gwen Stegelmann offset the tears as they greeted guests at the door.
Worn’s twentieth and final issue marks ten years of the publication’s awesome existence. And while the fact that it’s closing up shop totally sucks, here’s to bucking the mainstream in favour historical bra guides, Honest Ed’s photo shoots, fashion haikus and longform reads about oft-overlooked topics like disability, gender identity and body image.
Pick up the final (double!) issue of Worn Fashion Journal at any of these fine retailers.