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Who knew Ru still had it? RuPaul, that is. While the MAC spokesperson/dragqueen extraordinaire has been low key, RuPaul has without a doubt, emerged by reviving reality competition shows by adding her flair and fabulousness to pop culture once again, by introducing 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' on the Logo network. RuPaul's Drag Race strangely (yet not surprisingly) rings a bit of familiarity with similarities to 'America's Next Top Model, down to Tyra Banks' weave.

    I love that former BUST cover gal and all-around hilarious lady Sarah Silverman is the star of Boy by Band of Outsiders new lookbook. I also love that in it, she gets down with the little old ladies while hamming it up at Canter's Deli. Now, if only I could afford something from the super cute line we'd be in business.

Last night this commercial came on and it sort of left me with my jaw hanging open. It should be a funny, obvious joke ad, like the ones for guys (Axe) where they are clearly making a pun, but it was done in a subtle lady like way, with vaguley sexy, wine bar electronic background music. Bleh, it takes the fun out of the pubes=trimming the hedges joke, guys! While I am all for making fun of girls that are all serious about trimming their pubes into landing strips, (cmon ladies, really) I don't think this ad succeeded in making the joke work.

So, this is the last SXSW post I'll do, promise. I'm still reeling from the residual excitement! I'll leave you with this amazing performance I recorded of King Khan and the Shrines  gospel of being reborn. Khan puts a whole new meaning to wanting to be inside his lady.

    There was so much hot fashion at SXSW this year. I had to take some shots of musicians, show-goers and generally inspiring ladies and dudes around town. It was a perfect storm for great outfits: sunny days, cool nights, and a music festival where anything goes.

  I'm back on the cold, hard east coast now, and write about my last day in Austin with a bit of sadness over leaving SXSW! Yesterday was a great day at the Mess With Texas party, a show with over 10 bands in Waterloo Park on two outdoor stages. I wanted to catch up on sleep and stay out of the sun, after three days of it, I was starting to feel a bit nuts. So, I headed to the park in the early evening and first caught poppy garage rockers,  The Thermals (left), from Portland, who are currently touring for their newest album Now We See.

There's an interesting article in the NYT's Sunday Styles section today about Diablo Cody's gang of screenwriter friends who live and work in LA that totally made me smile. They call themselves The Fempire, and it's about 4 female writers that support each other and are actually doing something for us girls by writing smart and funny scripts for women. Debbie and I had the delightful opportunity to meet and interview Diablo awhile back and she is everything we hoped; smart, amusing, cool and adorable! Look for our video interview w her soon on BUST TV.

  Friday, Day 3 of SXSW was exhausting, but super fun. I was out, trolling around Austin from 1 in the afternoon until 2 at night. My feet were just straight red when I got home. I started my day intending to catch Handsome Furs at the Insound Party at Club Deville, and totally missed it because it was so tough to get a cab downtown. Bummer. But, I caught School of Seven Bells at Emo's Jr.. They drew a surisingly loyal crowd, and their effortless pop-psych rock, featuring the very cute and angelic Deheza twins on guitar and keyboards was easy to listen to.

                                                   Since there is an overwhelming amount of things to see, do and hear at SX, I have been hard-pressed to get to a computer and keep our readers abreast of what's happening! That's Susan and I at the BUST table at Bird's Barbershop.

Whew, SXSW is kind of the most exhausting thing ever. I even lost my voice today. Not only is there so much to see and do and you always feel like you are missing something, but there's also a lot of stress and pressure to meet people and make moves. Yesterday was really intense, Sara and I headed up the BUST tables for two major events. One was at Bird's, which is basically the raddest barbershop ever, and featured some hip bands and was full of hip people, with hip hair.
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