Curves in Couture

BY Web Intern in Style File

The Australian version of Harper's Bazaar featured ''plus-size'' model Crystal Renn in a couture fashion spread (I put ''plus size'' in quotes because she actually wears a size 12). It' not a special edition about plus sized models. It's not a niche issue for curvy girls. It's a couture fashion spread. With a plus sized model. And she looks just as hot as (if not more so than) skinny, ''straight-sized'' models in the same scenarios. We need more of this! And ... Read More

Attention all Moby fans!

BY Susan in Artsy

Win tix to an exclusive Moby Listening Party! Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to an exclusive listening party at The Hayden Planetarium on Wednesday May 27th! There can only be 2 lucky winners, so enter now! The winner will be chosen at random, no purchase necessary and only one entry per email please. Winners will receive a confirmation email from Mute records with timing details on Tuesday May 26th. We want everyone to be winners so Mute is giving ... Read More
Apparently the people over at Parker Brothers think they're the hot jock in a nineties movie taking on the task of making over that nerdy, artsy girl into a hot chick. Scrabble has recently been transformed into a glitzy fashion statement that is, of course, covered in pink from head-to-toe. Scrabble used to be reserved for bookworms and girls who wear glasses, but now it's the Scrabble Designer Edition! It 'has style, taste and elegant accessories' and other ... Read More
My first filmed interview! Here I am looking ridiculous and trying to talk about the Craftacular...at the Craftacular! It was hectic and a total blast, and thanks to everyone who came, was a vendor, took pictures, Dj'd, or just helped the day run smoothly! I could not have done any of it without dedicated BUST interns and staff. It was an extremely special day for BUST. Of course special thanks to the crafty folks at Provocraft, the green thumbs at Trees Not Trash, ... Read More
On June 13 don't miss the Faux Queens Frat Party at the Stonewall Inn! Sure, you may be a woman, but that doesn't mean you can't dress in drag. Come to the Victoria Party; they donate money to different charities every month. What is a faux queen? A faux queen is someone who lives their day to day life as a female, and who portrays femininity either through performance or fashion. Think Julie Andrews in the classic film Victor Victoria - a woman playing a man ... Read More
If you don't dare utter that snarky comment going through your head at work, let Anne Taintor's fabulous office supplies do the talking for you--while giving your desk a sweet style boost. Vintage images and retro graphics combined with witty, sarcastic blurbs make Taintor's impossibly cute, incredibly smart file folders, notepads, and other not-so-basic office staples irresistible. We got the Fancy File Folders from her Modern Office Revisited line (only ... Read More
Little Boots , the electro-pop sensation of the moment, had her big coming out party last night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The show - ostensibly a release party for her upcoming EP, Illuminations, was sold out well in advance, filling the room with an odd mix of fresh-off-the-bus hipsters and a V.I.P. section packed with crusty   executives-or as one attendee put it, the 'parents section.'  But Little Boots (real name Victoria Hesketh) didn't ... Read More

Let's dance!

BY Team Intern in Boob Tube

pictured: Chiara Clemente on location during production of her documentary 'Our City Dreams.' creds: Theo Stanley/Di San Luca Films A super-cool series will be premiering on the Sundance Channel, highlighting some of the greatest contemporary women artists. The fabulous line-up will include: Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Agnes Martin, Ghada Amer, Joan Mitchell, Nancy Spero, Alice Neel, Kiki Smith and Swoon. The series will begin next Monday, May ... Read More

Rock on, Roller Derby

BY Web Intern in General

Roller derby has been around since the 1920s, but the sport has been experiencing a resurgence recently, with new leagues and teams hitting rinks all over the United States. In 2004, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association formed to promote the sport, and you know BUST has written about roller derby many a time. Other media outlets like CNN have also been giving these ladies some love lately. I'm not a derby chick myself, but have a lot of respect for their ... Read More

The Heart of a Woman

BY Web Intern in General

If you've grown tired of rummaging through used book stores, looking for that perfectly cheesy Harlequin romance novel just for the cover art, here's an exhibit that's just for you. In celebration of the publishing house's sixty year anniversary, Openhouse Gallery is hosting an exhibition called The Heart of a Woman of original cover art from 1949-2009. Seeing the work all together will provide commentary on the shifting image of women, sex and desire. It's ... Read More