Hey there, it looks like the plucky, talented and seemingly unstoppable WORN Magazine team has powered through another issue, and this upcoming Friday with a big party @ The Art Museum of The Americas they will celebrate doing AGAIN (and, if their track record is anything to go by, doing it better than last time) what most people said could not be done: publishing a real, live independent, ad free fashion magazine in DC. Kudos all around.
Since it is ISSUE # 3 we have 3 individual tickets to give away (each is worth $20 and includes An open bar including Cava by Freixenet and vodka by Smirnoff, a copy of issue 3 ($10 value), DJ, Live set by the Honeyguns, and access to the entire museum and the current exhibit “Corridor” of Washington and Baltimore artists). So yeah-a pretty amazing deal/night.
To enter to win, leave a comment telling us who (and their style) should WORN MAGAZINE FEATURE IN THEIR ISSUE #4. We’ll notify the winners by 9am Friday morning. GOOOOOOOOOOO!
In the meantime, we bring you:
3 of Worn Staff’s Favorite Moments from the Making of Issue 3
Emma Fisher, Copy Editor
1. Listening to two hours of Patrick McDonough and Kenny George’s voices slowed down to half time so I could transcribe them was hilarious.
2. Making an impromptu studio on Nicole’s roof in the freezing cold!
3. Seeing the entire magazine come together after working so hard at it.
Worn Magazine models Sahar and Marina get a laugh as our intern Ramar tells them to imagine a tampon commerical on the set of the women’s fashion shoot.
Merin Guthrie, Style Editor
My favorite moment: So we’re doing the men’s shoot. Outdoors. And its hovering just below freezing. Our models are amazingly good sports, but they are starting to shake. Their manly reserve is wearing off and they are desperate to get inside as much as possible. Bathrooms breaks are getting longer and it’s likely because the heat ducts are in the bathroom. Of course, we’d like them outside to take the money shot, so they gamely do the same group walk over the same frozen, ice-covered patch of alley twenty times. Finally, Aly is shaking so hard that I ask him if I can get him something, anything. He looks at me meekly and asks: “are there any bagels?” Cue me feeding him bagel (with cream cheese) between shots for the next twenty minutes. Stylist as den mother.
Worn Magazine models, Ruddy, Ramar, and Aly celebrate the last shot of the men’s fashion spread after working hard in frigid temperatures.
Joshua Yospyn, Photographer
Katie Balloons came over to my house with a dress and giant hat made out of air-filled latex. (We used the hat, not the dress, for the shoot.) You take one look at these things and you think they’re worth hundreds of dollars. They’re amazing. Especially after you watch her make one. Yet after we wrapped, she insisted on giving me both the hat and dress, telling me I should give them to someone who needs them. At first I thought, “I need them.” I had no idea why. I just needed them. So they sat in my house, shrinking and softening by small margins each day that passed. Katie and I were e-mailing about the magazine and she expressed disappointment I hadn’t given the dress to anyone. So a few minutes later I found a wire hanger, went outside and hung it next to a sign that said, “FREE DRESS.” It was gone within seconds. The girl in the photo took it and said she was going to turn it into a giant hat for a Mardi Gras party. Today, three weeks after our shoot, I still have the other hat. It’s gone from adult size to child size. I’ll give it to some kid on the street tomorrow.