You’ve no doubt seen her somewhere—maybe in one of two episodes of ANTM, in pics on  her popular Instagram account, or in the giant Desigual ads on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Chantelle Winnie is a modeling force to be reckoned with, and it’s in part due to her rare skin condition, vitiligo. We’re so bored with used to the homogeneity we see among runway models, so Winnie’s quite obvious physical difference is a welcome departure. ... Read More
New York Fashion Week has been a flurry of fringe and furs, and we couldn't be more excited. One designer in particular has caught our attention: Carrie Hammer has, for the second year in a row, replaced runway models with “role models," embracing and empowering women everywhere. Twenty-one CEOs, entrepreneurs, writers, and actresses walked Hammer’s line; among these was American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down ... Read More
It looks like Pussy Riot—the Russian feminist punk band who’ve served time for hooliganism, as if you could forget—is tackling even more social justice issues, and we couldn’t be more impressed. Earlier today, the band released the video for their first English language song, “I Can’t Breathe.” Recorded during the anti-police brutality protests in New York City in December, both the video and the song are disturbing and ... Read More
  Last Saturday night brought an evening of laughs as the world tuned into the 40th anniversary of SNL. The marathon-length show averaged 23.1 million viewers, more views than an NBC primetime telecast (aside from the Super Bowl) in over a decade. The legion of actors include audience favorites such as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, and many more. But the best moment of the night–and of our entire ... Read More
Today marks the swearing-in of Kate Brown (D), the first openly bisexual governor in America. Following incumbent John Kitzhaber's resignation, Brown will become Oregon's 37th governor, and likely one of its most memorable.  Oregon's first female governor, Barbara Roberts, was with her at the Oregon Historical Society on Saturday to celebrate the state's 156th birthday.  As of yet, it's unclear who is to be part of Brown's staff, or what policies she ... Read More
It’s no secret that racial tension, largely in relation to discriminatory policing practices, is one of the most talked about social justice issues in the U.S. right now—the unfortunate truth is that violence targeting minorities is not a thing of the past. But the good news is that activists are fighting hard for change, and some of them are our favorite comedians: among others, Aparna Nancherla and Abbi Crutchfield will be telling ... Read More
Winter is here and it's a rough one. And by that we mean it is basically Frozen without the peppy soundtrack. Which makes perfect curl-up-with-a-good-book-and-drink-tea weather. Here at BUST, we have put together ten books to keep you company in this arctic tundra, because there's only so much Netflix we can handle before our eyes melt. The books range in genre, but all have one thing in common: women. Yay! These books feature ladies from all walks ... Read More
Good news! We found today's best way to fight the winter blues: First things first, check out these gorgeous images promoting Mad Men's upcoming season, featuring impeccable clothing straight out of the Age of Aquarius. Second, put together your own 70s-inspired outfit with some of our own recommendations. We guarantee the bright colors, flower prints, and flowing lace materials will get your spirits up. Aguna Lace Kaftan - $168 Happiest Gal On Earth ... Read More
This past New Year’s Eve, a 14-year-old girl was celebrating at home with a friend when she received a video on her Snapchat account of two schoolmates calling her racist and derogatory names. When her adoptive father Brad Knudson found out, he decided to do something about it. After recording the bullying, he managed to contact the father of the kids in the video, Deron Puro, and explain his abhorrence. But instead of showing remorse or concern, Puro called ... Read More
In sinister technology news, Facebook has announced that it will allow users to choose a “steward” to inherit their account when they die. The question is, who would be the best person to maintain your online ‘legacy’ once you’re gone? According to this new policy whoever is chosen as the “digital heir” will be able to: “[..]post an obituary, update information such as profile and cover photos, respond to new friend ... Read More
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