At any given moment, there are at least a dozen fashion displays and exhibits going on around the world. Most recently, I saw the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at The Met and had no hesitation about considering it art, but I did start to wonder, “When does fashion become art” and “What exactly is the criteria?” Yesterday The New York Times published an article “Gone Global: Fashion as Art?” by Suzy Menkes, which I thought brought up some interesting points about how a museum decides to choose a designer for certain exhibits. Read More
Free admission, free music, free copies of BUST, cheap drinks, and lady rockers -- what more do you need? Stop by Public Assembly next Thursday, July 14th, at 8 PM for FeelingAnxious PR 's Women Rock! Showcase, sponsored by BUST Magazine and Modern Vintage Recordings. Read More
Electronic musician/composer John Maus, known for his manic, frantic live performances, brings the party to your home stereo on We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music), his third studio album. If that sounds like a complicated title for a dance record, chalk it up to Maus’ impressive education. He’s a professor of political philosophy and theory and is working toward a PhD in political science. Read More
While looking for videos under search terms like "how to dance at a beach party" and "how to be an impressive dancer at cool parties", I ran into this little gem. (Note: I am not going to the beach this weekend, or cool parties for that matter.) It's the trailer for 1965 cult classic/B-movie Beach Girls and the Monster. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 31% rating; a critic described it as "so bad, it's just bad." All the more reason to watch it with the people you love. Read More
Shary Boyle is a young Canadian artist residing in Toronto, Canada whose work dabbles on the darker side of life. Her sculpture, projections, paintings and drawings are eerie and undoubtedly beautiful. It seems her work possesses an overtly feminist point of view that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  Her sculpture is perfection. The pieces are intricate, well thought-out and simply fantastic. She has even collaborated with the likes of Feist and Peaches on some of her live projection art pieces for which she is best known. Read More
I'd seen a few Missed Connection images before via tumblr, but my friend sent me the blog last night and I knew it should be Blog of the Week! Missed Connections is an illustration blog by Sophie Blackall, which takes inspiration from the missed connections of others and creates something whimsical from them. The images are ridiculously adorable and the sentiment behind them ranges from sweet and heart-warming to fascinating or strange. Read More
We’re real proud to announce that we have a big, fat, new book coming out this fall. It’s called The BUST DIY Guide to Life and will be published by STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (which is a division of Abrams) and it’s kind of a big deal! The book includes a bunch of past articles on crafts, and fun ideas for things to do, (over 250) and also features some brand spankin’ new material. Read More
A few photos from 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld's new Fall 2011 Miu Miu campaign have emerged and while Miu Miu is one of my favorite brands and I think Hailee looks adorable in their clothes, the photo above kind of freaks me out in the same way Elle Fanning becoming "fashion's latest muse" at 13 years old freaks me out.  I think Hailee above and Elle Fanning in Marie Claire posted below look amazing and I admit, I love the photos. I feel like this brings up a lot of questions for me though. Read More
Amy Poehler, Lea Michele, Jenna Fischer, Teri Hatcher, Kaley Cuoco and Julie Bowen sat down to talk about their experiences as actresses with Hollywood Reporter. The current reigning queens of primetime television comedy spoke about how they’ve dealt with lines that aren’t funny, what they consider to be their big break and what personal infusions they’ve lent to their characters over the years. What I thought was the most interesting part of the conversation occurs about 33 minutes in, when they women start to talk about male and female writers for the show. Read More
Is the best moment of your day is when you finally can return home and wriggle out of those too-tight pants, pinching shoes, or bra with poking underwire, and engulf yourself in a big fluffy robe?  Me too. And that's why artist Lauren Maul, created the  The Comfortable Girl comic blog. She describes herself as, "Just your average comfortable girl, seeking a life free form tight clothes and trying to be pretty. Read More