If you've got a design nerd in your life, you probably know that Pantone, the self-proclaimed “world-renowned authority on color,” announces a "color of the year" annually. Essentially, the company predicts what color will be dominating home-goods, design, and cosmetic stores the following year. And “Tangerine Tango”, a dramatic red-orange, will apparently be THE color of 2012--you should expect to see it on everything from throw pillows to nail polish. Read More
Like many people who work in an office, I find chair-dancing to be an integral part of getting through my day. If we learned anything in 2011, it's that sitting down is definitely killing all of us right now, and until I get that treadmill desk, I plan to fidget my way to a marginally longer life.  This week's regimen has been soundtracked by this excellent Soundcloud mix of Nicki Minaj's mixtape hits, made by NYC DJ Sparber. Read More
A few years ago, I kicked a nearly lifelong nail-biting habit, and am currently enjoying the spoils: normal-person, non-gnawed-on hands. To celebrate my talons—and hopefully stop myself from backsliding—I’ve been keeping my nails painted as much as I can. Luckily, I’m in good company—all my buddies and the other GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies of BUST) are nail-polish addicts. I especially like glittery stuff, because, as far as I’m concerned, metallic sparkles are a neutral. Read More
  A resounding thanks to the vendors and BUSTy-attendees who made the BUST Magazine Craftacular & Food Fair a stellar success this past weekend! The event saw approximately 5,000 craft-loving-folk come through Saturday and Sunday to peruse funky handmade goods, nosh on delicious grub, and partake in crafty projects with BUST's founders, Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller. The building was buzzing all weekend with shoppers looking for that special holiday gift, and an eclectic mix of vendors offered unique options that blew away anything you'd find at Target. Read More
“Shit Girls Say,” a short comedy vid by Kyle Humphrey & Graydon Sheppard, is a little ridiculous, mildly insulting, completely hilarious, and terrifyingly accurate. The montage of--you guessed it--"shit girls say," includes things we *may* or may not have uttered within the last month ("What's wrong with my computer?" and "Twinsies!" come to mind). Read More
No woman wants someone telling her what her vagina should look. That’s why the activist group UK Feminista and performance art group the Muffia—known for wearing nude bodysuits decorated with tufts of pubic hair—are taking to the London Streets tomorrow morning. These women are tired of the porn industry promoting the removal of pubic hair. Let’s just say, bald isn’t always beautiful. These ladies are also railing against the rise in women looking for designer vaginas. Read More
Review by Anna Bean The Diablo Cody-Jason Reitman dream team is back with another take on adolescence, but where Juno had its leading lady in a position to grow up too fast, the 37-year-old principal of Young Adult hasn’t yet embraced her adulthood. Mavis, played pitch-perfectly by Charlize Theron, is a Kardashians-watching, Diet-Coke-guzzling ghostwriter who pens Waverly Prep, a fictional young adult book series. Read More

BUST is on foursquare!

BY Julisa Colón in DIY

Follow us on foursquare ! So, we've finally done it - our new foursquare page is up for your perusal! Be sure to follow us for lists of our fave spots far and wide, as well as tips offering up advice about specific places so you can explore your city with (discerning) style.  We'll be updating it regularly with some of the most awesome restaurants, bars, clothing shops, book stores, music stores, and hangouts, so be sure to check back often. Read More
  Are you into costume masks, art auctions, great writers, and supporting programs that foster creativity among at-risk youth? You just might be able to get a taste of all these on Saturday, December 17th a H.O.W. Journal party: Capote's Black and White Ball Revisited, “500 Friends 15,000 Enemies One Night.”    The event, where masks are “strongly encouraged,” is H.O.W.'s Issue 8 Launch party and features musical performances, live readings, and book signings from some of the Issue 8 authors. Read More
                 It’s Adele’s world-- we all just live in it. Apparently no one can resist the charms of the green-eyed songstress. She’s sold more than 4 million copies of her second album, 21, thanks to her widespread appeal. Even your grandma loves her, right? Now Billboard’s crowned her the Top Artist of the Year along with Number One Song and Album of the Year honors. Not too shabby, considering it’s the first time ever a woman has earned herself the triple crown. It’s easy to see why everyone loves her. Read More