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There is a meme making the rounds at the moment. It reads, "The future is female and it doesn't have time for styling products," and it's accompanied by four photos of shaven-headed women: three fictional characters from Black Panther, Mad Max, and Stranger Things, and activist Emma González.The meme, which seemingly originated from a tweet by Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson, reminds us how political our hair can be.Hair being a political issue is nothing new. From the liberated women of the '20s chopping their hair short, to '80s punks...
The 1830s was another transformative decade in 19th century fashion. Like the 1820s, it was a span of years which stood between the Regency era (1811-1820) and the Victorian era (1837-1901), providing a bridge from the often extreme, gigot-sleeved confections of the 1820s to the tight-sleeved, form-fitting bodices of the 1840s. The 1830s was also the decade in which the pendulum of fashion swung from large, ornate sleeves to large skirts embellished with various pleats and trimmings.  Or, as fashion historian C. Willett Cunnington describes it,...
Someone Bit Beyoncé  — And People Have Theories As we discussed yesterday, GQ published an interview with Tiffany Haddish in which the actress, comedian, and writer revealed that an actress bit Beyoncé’s face at a JayZ afterparty in December. Haddish didn’t say who the actress was, but fans online are trying to figure it out. Vulture is staying on top of the investigation, if you’re interested, while the Huffington Post is asking representatives from every actress in existence to deny the charges (“No, Shirley MacLaine did not...
   I have the religious zest of a lemon, but still, sometimes I pray. One of the few times I prayed in a church was in Buhl, Idaho, a small farm town with more people planted in its cemetery than roaming its streets. The church was white clapboard, a picturesque Little House on the Prairie-type building surrounded by snowy fields and straight empty roads built for DUIs. Inside, the church was gussied up for Christmas. Tinsel hung in clumps from the rafters, plastic manger scenes vied...
  In celebration of Women’s History Month, Imagine This Productions (ITP) presented the #GirlPowerSummit film + media festival this past Saturday, March 24,  where BUST was present as a media sponsor. It was a full day's worth of film industry information, talks, and food. The event was nothing short of inspirational, with discussions, panels, film screenings, and mixers that exemplified the girl power of women in the film industry. The goal of Imagine This Productions is to support women by sharing their work with the public,...