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Remember your do-or-die New Year’s resolution to ditch your soul sucking dead-end job? It’s now February and you’re still selling out -- spending all your after-work hours sobbing bitterly into pints of Guinness (or salted-caramel ice cream). Craftcation Indie Business & DIY Conference on March 22-25, 2012 in Ventura, California is coming to the rescue! This three-day indie business conference, sponsored by BUST Magazine, focuses on starting or growing an art, craft or food-centered small business.

As a kid, I never really understood the appeal of paper dolls. I needed a toy that could survive my rough and tumble antics at playtime, and the wispy slips of people-paper just couldn't keep up. In my tiny yet destructive hands, paper dolls easily (and often) became confetti. Since I've grown up (I guess... I'm taller now, at least) I've mellowed out a little and have taken to watching online TV as an alternative to destroying my belongings. My newest Netflix addiction: Arrested Development.

VICE Magazine calls itself "The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information." It didn’t surprise me, then, to hear that instead of covering the traditional corners of the fashion world (think Paris or London) VICE was devoting its Fashion Week coverage to the unseen fashion shows that normally don’t pop up on our global radar. The web series Fashion Week Internationale takes a look at the unconventional approaches to fashion in places like Cambodia, Pakistan, and, most recently, Nigeria.

BUST Magazine and Babeland invite you to be our special date for our first-ever Valentine's Party next Tuesday, February 7th! Stop by Babeland SoHo to craft D.I.Y. pasties and to celebrate BUST's new February/March issue, which includes 15 ways to banish bore-gasms and instructions for making D.I.Y. lube.While you craft and shop, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka and treats from Baked by Assata.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 50 attendees will receive gift bags with toys and a copy of BUST's latest issue.

  I love AbFab in a "naming-my-future-daughter-Saffron" kind of way. The British sitcom about two fashion-obsessed middle-aged career women is freakin' hilarious and perfectly acted by Jennifer Saunder (Edina)---who also created the show--- and Joanna Lumley (Patsy). So it was absolutely awesome to see that, in honor of their return to TV this year, the fabulous and funny champagne-guzzling, fashion-worshipping Brits are making a splash as the cover girls for award-winning jewelry designer Alexis Bittar’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Mondays can be ruff...and so I bring you Pawesome Movie Posters, a blog dedicated to the heart-warming, face-licking, leg-humping world of canine cinema. Jeana Fucello compiles the best movie posters featuring dogs, and her findings indicate that there are some reoccurring themes present in these furry flicks. For example, even though my own dog doesn't seem to care much for accessories, Fucello points out that Hollywood dogs love wearing sunglasses: She also notes common details such as lens flares on the pups' shades; this DVD cover boasts an impressive three.

Confession: I'm totally obsessed with Rooney Mara's red carpet style. Sure, I saw that Dragon Tattoo movie and it was good in that long, super intense kind of way, but what I'm really digging at the moment is all the sartorial press and red carpet appearances by Mara, who basically kills it every time. She somehow makes pretty and edgy work together flawlessly.  NY Mag compared her to Audrey Hepburn and while many young, talented, dark haired actresses garner the comparison eventually, with Mara, I can actually see it.

Leave it to The Gray Lady to publish a story about a very current case involving New York cheerleaders that uses archaic, offensive, and misogynistic language.  The cheerleaders' woes began some three months ago when a group of girls from a high school outside Buffalo, NY, began to exhibit uncontrollable tics. Last week it was widely reported that the cause was "conversion disorder." The Today Show also flashed around the words "mass hysteria," but the doctor and even the anchors who described the very real symptoms were much more circumspect.

Ugh, all the shop windows are reminding me that Valentine's day is coming up soon. It's the stupidest holiday ever except for the fact that it provides the perfect excuse to order a heart-shaped pizza for one and buy yourself a present. Ever since I stumbled upon this lil gem on tumblr, I've been hellbent on getting one of my own.   This would look perfect hung right above my bed to let everyone who enters my room know what exactly is up. I'm also really feeling her anti-Valentine's day line of banners including one that reads "Forever Alone" with cat-print paper on the back.

BUST has been a long time fan of Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style and the lovely ladies that it features so we were super excited to see the mainstream media pick up on and embrace this amazing blog. Some of the stylish, "advanced" ladies from the blog were featured on the Today Show yesterday and showed off their elegance, exuberance, and joy for fashion and life. They had some of the best tips, such as "You can't always look young, but you can always look elegant," and "It doesn't cost a lot of money to be stylish.