America's Next Top Emily

BY Dawn in General

Last week, a few of the BUST gals had the pleasure of attending another Mode Merr Fashion & Burlesque Brunch! The party went down at ultra retro-chic Marion's Continental Restaurant and Lounge. Not only were the omelettes and french toast amazing, but the fancy pomegrante cocktails really sweetened the deal as well.  Burlesque dancers, including The World Famous Bob, (high) kicked off the show with performances down the runway. Then our very own ... Read More

Old News

BY debbie in General

Everyone's probs already seen this, but I dig it, so here ya go. Happy Monday!  ... Read More

New contest!!

BY Dawn in General

Win a copy of Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters!!!Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Well, Jessica Valenti, founder of the popular blog Feministing.com is out to change all that with her book Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters.Jessica covers a range of important topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and provides ... Read More

Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General

I just can't get enough of Lavender Diamond and the superawesome, head-in-the-clouds, peace-on-the-brain mastermind behind their sweet, folky melodies: Becky Stark. Her voice soars and their album, Imagine Our Love, is a perfect summer soundtrack. Watch her skate the day away in this almost-too-precious video for their song "Open Your Heart." I dare you not to dance! ... Read More

Everyone's a Critic

BY Emily Rems in General

I love the fact that in NYC, you don't have to wonder what the general consensus is surrounding any new film. Just keep an eye on the glut of street advertising, and inevitably the writing will be on the ... Read More

Oh, Siren Fest bliss.

BY Tara in Music Stuff

No! The sweat, and the heat, and gnarly funk of hipster B.O., and the epic 45 minute train ride that goes on forever, and the ridiculous mass of people did not keep me away! I went and I saw and I was blown away. First, hot dog in hand, my socks were officially knocked off by Noisettes' front-woman Shingai Shoniwa who rocked so hard the stage was shaking and who's stage presence and overall aura is not one to be missed. Check out page 92 of the June/July issue of ... Read More

Fashion for a Cause

BY Dawn in Crafty

Check this out! The insanely talented Jessie Williams of Edge of Urge has put together a really great t-shirt design contest to help spread awareness and raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Not Without Notice contest is a chance for you to come up with your own special t-shirt design inspired by whatever you appreciate ... Read More

Tame that Yeasty Beastie

BY Lisa in General

                                                                        Illustration: Aya KakedaBack in our June/July ... Read More

Totally Stitchy

BY Lisa in General

We here at BUST are totally in love with MAKE Workshop and the fabulously crafty Diana Rupp who runs it. For those of you in the NY area (or ambitious visitors!), MAKE has a great list of classes including sewing, knitting, letterpress printing, and soapmaking just to name a few. Yesterday, I tried my hand at embroidery during their one-night workshop, a skill i've been meaning to learn for years. Using handouts from her all-time favorite embroidery book Diana ... Read More

Appliance Porn

BY Emily Rems in General

I long ago abandoned any hope of ever living somewhere that would offer me the unparalleled luxury of my own personal washer/dryer, but that fact didn't keep me from stopping in my tracks when I saw these two beauties being delivered to some lucky lady on 13th St. between 5th and 6th. Upon further inspection, I learned that they are one of the new "Wild Cherry Red" washer/dryer sets from LG, and this pic doesn't even do them justice. Even from across the ... Read More