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  Model, actress, and photographer Velvet d’Amour is currently trying to raise funds for her awesome magazine, VOLUP2, via Kickstarter (a crowd funding website for creative endeavors) in order to expand the body positive, diverse, and edgy publication.  Donating through Kickstarter is super easy.  You can pick from a wide range of donation amounts and get cool stuff in return. A greater diversity of women being represented in the media is definitely something that’s wanted and needed, and VOLUP2 does a great job of that.    VOLUP2’s Kickstarter...
Damn, Brainpickings always has the coolest book stuff! If you missed last week’s vintage library ads, go look at them now. And then come back. Right back. Because you need to look at these, too. Brainpickings has collected images of the first ads for famous books, from The Great Gatsby to Slaughterhouse-Five to The Joy Of Sex.          One thing that strikes me about these ads is just how many WORDS there are. Book ads these days seem to consist of a pretty picture and a single praising...
Designer Tara Subkoff is creating fashion for thrifty cool girls while simultaneously challenging narrow beauty and style ideals.  She put on an exceptional show for her Spring 2013 line for her label, Imitation of Christ.  The aptly titled "This Is Not a Fashion Show" moved away from the idea that fashion has to be flawless and fall into the weird notions of what's considered beautiful or desirable. Imitation of Christ is known for performance art-esque shows that have included unique theatrics like holding a show...
As BUST intern Michelle previously wrote, Amy Poehler (BUST cover girl in our DEC/JAN 2009 issue) keeps getting more awesome, and I have to agree.  Even in the midst of her recently announced divorce from Will Arnett (something most of us here at BUST are devastated about), Amy was able to give some more amazing advice to girls who are experiencing body image issues. In the latest “Ask Amy” video, a young girl wants advice because she feels like her body issues are preventing her...
Add some punch and pizazz to your boring white dress shirt with collar clips, my must-have accessory of the year. Most collar clips are easy to put on and take off (providing a quick and temporary way to get two shirts out of one), and you can find some reasonably priced ones at consignment stores, etsy.com, and ebay.com (tip: search for "collar tips" in addition to "collar clips"). For even more punch and pizazz, try putting collar clips on patterned dress shirts. Vintage Gold Tone Collar Clips, $2.68,...