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Gossip frontwoman and former BUST cover girl Beth Ditto has a riot grrrl background and her personal fashion icon is Divine – “a drag queen who ate dog shit” – meaning she's a rebel who doesn't take any guff. In a recent NY Magazine interview, Ditto talks about being a “fat activist” and bringing her down-to-earth sensibilities to the fashion industry. In the Vulture.com interview, she condemned the lack of ethical, attractive, and affordable clothing for bigger ladies–the body type that the fashion industry tends to ignore.

I’m convinced that the French band Ödland is made of pure magic. Comprised of members Alizée Bingöllü, Lorenzo Papace, Lea Bingöllü, and Isabelle Royet-Journoud, their sound is at times ethereal and haunting--conjuring up images of ghosts and fairies in foggy fields--and at other times childlike and playful, reminiscent of hopscotch and make-believe. With the use of a variety of instruments, including the musical saw and children’s toys (think percussive Old MacDonald songbook meows and moos), their music is beautiful and a little bizarre.

Get ready for a long weekend, BUSTies! Many offices and workplaces around the country will close on Monday for Memorial Day, a holiday commemorating fallen service men and women. This holiday, along with honoring the millions that have died for our country, marks the impromptu start of summer. Though the season doesn’t officially start until June 20th this year, Monday heralds the imminence of those hazy, lazy days of summer: days full of beach trips, cocktails, outdoor concerts, roof parties, and (my favorite!) picnics.

    Dear BUST blog readers who either live in Paris or are currently visiting: I am extremely envious of you! As if I needed another reason to dream about flying over to the lovely land of France, I just read on one of my favorite go-to art blogs, BOOOOOOOM, about an incredible gallery opening. Sure, New York is nice and well, but it’s gloomy and rainy today and the idea of walking along cobblestone roads with some fresh bread in hand on my way to an art show doesn’t sound all that bad.

Get your mind out of the gutter! Well, only slightly out of the gutter. British street artist Banksy's newest creations have been posted to his website, and one is more than a little suggestive. Check out the piece below, and his website for even more. Image courtesy of HighSnobiety.

The book Fifty Shades of Grey has been stirring things up as of late, leading many to question whether or not the book is a step in the right direction for female authors. If you haven't heard the hype or read the book, here's a short synopsis. The book follows the life of a fresh college graduate caught up in a BDSM style relationship with the older, sexy Christian Grey. He's a brooding businessman with a bad past, oh, and he wants to dominate her. The book has been criticized for being cheesy and poorly written, yet praised for being all kinds of steamy.

We told you how awesome the Advanced Style release party was, right? And how awesome the book, by Ari Seth Cohen, is? If you haven't been paying attention, get up to speed and check out the Advanced Style blog.   [video:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/292182391/advanced-style-film/widget/video.html 425x344] Caught up yet? Don't worry, we'll get you there. Advanced Style is dedicated to displaying the killer style and extraordinary personalities of New York's most fashionable seniors.

Anderson Cooper did not light any children's dolls on fire, but he did kick a Barbie off his show. A real life Barbie.   On Tuesday, Sarah Burge, dubbed the "real life Barbie" because of her extensive plastic surgeries, chatted with Cooper on his show. Cooper, known to most to be a pretty nice guy, and even known to break down from time to time in a fit of adorably contagious giggles, became visibly angry when the two began to discuss Burge's daughters. [video:http://www.youtube.

Okay, don't panic yet. Will and Jada are not ditching their multi-talented daughter Willow. Quite the opposite, actually. We all know Willow can whip her hair, sing, and rock a mean outfit, and now we're about to find out if she can act. Her own personal Daddy Warbucks, Will Smith, is producing the new movie version of Annie, and she's cast as the lead role.   Panicking now? I mean, Annie is a classic and needs to be done right. Hopefully we can have faith in the Smith clan to take on the challenge.

We recently spread the word that HBO's Girls was changing up its season 2 cast by adding comedian/rapper/actor/pretty much everything ever Donald Glover, and now we have news that they're changing up the cast even more. This time, it's with hipsters.   Not exactly the kind of diversity the critics were talking about, but still a change of pace. It's pretty expected for the show when you consider its location (New York) and cast (post-grads and college kids).