By WORN Fashion Journal

WORN Fashion Journal is a completely different kind of fashion magazine. An independent print publication based in Toronto, Canada, WORN discusses the histories, personal stories, cultures, and subcultures of fashion.

  1. Previous installments of our WORN Fashion Journal series can be found here. Most recently: Anna's Parents Review Paris Fashion Week.


    A tall brunette (ANNA) and her significantly less tall blonde friend (HALEY) are in deep concentration, furiously browsing through the horror movie section. ANNA is already in her pajamas, eagerly anticipating the shenanigans of the night that will follow.

  2. The end of Paris Fashion Week brings to a close the major shows of the Spring/Summer 2014 season. You know who has a lot of opinions about clothing? My parents! Though neither of them usually gives much thought to what happens on the runway, there is no shortage of critical fashion analysis when I go home to visit, particularly from my mom (see: “You’re not going out in that, are you?” “I don’t think that’s…

  3. Nobody loves their stuff as much as people who hate their stuff. Let me clarify: the people who place the greatest amount of thought, care, and effort into their stuff tend to be the people who are very seriously opposed to the concept of stuff. "It's a prison, man," they might say, or get very wide-eyed and talk about how the things you own end up owning you. These people have probably, at some point…

  4. Previous installments in this series can be found here. "Emma Bloomberg, the foundation’s 34-year-old chief of staff, stands poised and seemingly unflappable in discreet jewels and one of the quietly elegant sleeveless sheath dresses she favors (the better to show her impressively CrossFit-toned arms)."


    "Spritz, dab, splash, roll. There are only so many ways to apply a fragrance – or so we thought."


    “'Emma and Chris are very…

  5. Previous installments in this series can be found here. Haley: So. Fashion and museums! Big topic. Anna: You and I both had a lot of thoughts about this year’s Met fashion exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture. In early May they had a party where everyone came with "punk" inspired fashion. There was a lot of fashion’s elite, a lot of designers, starlets, actresses, models-- Haley: --The Gwyneths. Anna: The Gywneths Haley: The Jessicas.

  6. Previous installments in this series can be found here. Here is a partial list of terrifying things I had to do while I was a beauty school student: apply cake liner to the inner lash line. Sit with a pound of clay on my face molded to make me look like a burn victim. Volunteer as a model for an aesthetician exam only to be told that my assigned student needed to perform a…

  7. Here it is: there is no cream, wash, toner, serum, vibrating brush, or whatever that will help your skin. That's the truth. Deal with it. When I worked at cosmetic counters in department stores, I would always, always get people asking for the creams that really worked. Like we were coconspirators; "don't give me that fake shit you give to all the other customers," they seemed to be saying, "you can trust me with the…

  8. I was finishing beauty school right around the same time Sex and the City was ending. I looooved Sex and the City back then. I used to watch it more or less every day. I was 21 years old, I had no friends, and their relationships seemed like a dream--just four women trading quippy quips about shoes or whatever all day long. Even as a considerably less intelligent 21-year-old, I always knew there were bad…

  9. Anna: Boy, I’m tired, Haley! Ask me why I’m so tired. Haley: Why are you so tired, Anna? Anna: WELL. I was up late the other night watching a pretty exciting filibuster. Then I was on my feet all day working. I have a day job in retail - I’m not just the beautiful writer you see before you. When you’re on your feet, you’ve gotta have some good footwear, and...I’m really tired, I’m just…