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In a reality show meets crazy fashion success story, Onch of Paris Hilton's My New BFF 2008-2009 has become Nicki Minaj's sort of go-to-guy for crazy food-related jewelry, which includes this hot pink fried chicken wing necklace from a recent appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. I'm kind of obsessed with how ridiculous this looks. The necklace is so bad, that its gone past bad and into awesome, which probably describes most of Nick Minaj's wardrobe.

Tomorrow, BUST is making a pilgrimage to Mr. Bruce Springsteen's hometown--to check out a music and arts festival that's curated by a great, media-shy British band, and named for a Velvet Underground B-side.  Sweet Jane!  What a weekend! Starting at around mid-afternoon tomorrow, Asbury Park, birthplace of the Boss, will host three days of music (first and foremost), plus comedy, film, and even some literature.

I recently found this awesome blog, Miss Moss, and one of the entries from the past few months really caught my eye. It was a collection of photos of Janie Cai, fashion director of AugustMan.com, dressed in the most fabulous menswear on women looks that I've ever seen. I'm normally into frills, lace, and dresses galore, but I have so much fashion admiration for ladies whose  style is menswear inspired. This fashionable lady takes an Annie Hall kind of look and totally modernizes it right down to the colors, fit, and proportions.

I watched the premiere of Pan Am the other night, the stylish new show on ABC about 1960's Pan Am flight attendants and I came to the conclusion that although the show is based in the 60's, I don't think it warrants the "bad Mad Men" comparisons its been getting since the start of its advertisements. I like it so far and am actually really excited for such a female-character driven show.

One of the founding ladies of Riot Grrrl is getting a documentary all to herself, but it's running into a serious problem. In fact, you may not even get a chance to see it. That is  unless you help the director, Sini Anderson, and her crew out. With 28 days left, they need all the help they can get to get the movie finished or it just won't happen. "In a feat nothing short of miraculous, we have managed to complete shooting for The Punk Singer with almost no significant funding.

A vicious five-member gang rape was apparently filmed by the perpetrators in Nigeria and Change.org is seeking petition signers to to help bring justice to the unidentified female victim. An Abia State University student was brutally assaulted by multiple men in the middle of August and there is now a search to help the unknown woman. Activists, bloggers, and Change.org member Adetomi Aladekomo started an online petition to help the female who was raped. Aladekomo started the petition at the university and is also seeking response from state officials.

I honestly haven't kept up with every collection in NYC, London, or Milan but I've looked up and come across a few over the past few weeks. One Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London's Fashion Week that instantly caught my eye and definitely made me smile was the collection by Meadham Kirchhoff . Designers Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff created a fun, whimsical collection titled "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," and from smiley-face/ teddy bear jumpers to fluffy tutus and runway balloons, I'm totally in love with this sugary collection.

Does marching around with a bunch of weird, wild women wearing beards and merkins sound appealing to you? If so, you may be an excellent candidate for the Bearded Oysters, an organization of 500+ parading ladies who hit the streets in custom costumes and show off their various talents for an adoring public. The club started in New Orleans as part of the Mardi Gras parade circuit, and is now looking to recruit in New York in time for the N.Y.C. Halloween Parade.

There’s a new label for women floating around on the Internet: bagel girls. A Konglish (Korean + English) combination of baby-faced and glamorous, the phrase started popping up about a year ago on websites dedicated to K-pop and South Korean celebrities. South Korean stars, especially actresses and singers, are praised as bagel girls for the contrast between what fans have called their youthful “baby faces” and “glamorous” bodies.

  Looking for a way to learn more about feminism or immerse yourself in causes that matter to you? Soapbox Inc’s Feminist Boot Camp might be worth a look. Feminist Boot Camp is an intensive week-long program that is designed for young women, or anyone really, who is interested in meeting the movers and shakers of the modern feminist world. Created by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, the activists and authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, will also be guiding the urban feminist retreat.
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