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Do you have a pair of plain Jane wedges that need spicing up? Do you have access to a craft supply store or thrift shop? This tutorial is fun and easy as pie! You can make your very own doily wedge shoes with just a few essential crafty items. You need a simple pair of wedges, some doilies, scissors, a clothespin, decoupage glue, and a paintbrush. Read More
A simple floral print nail art design, perfect for spring! This eye-catching design will surely bring a vintage look to any outfit. Step 1: Start by painting your nails with a nude beige nail polish. Step 2: Using a small nail art brush, create a few circles on each nail. The circles don’t need to be perfect. Step 3: Using a thinner brush and a dark red nail polish, carefully outline each rose, then do several smaller C-shapes within the circle to suggest petals. Read More
You may remember Buffi Jashanmal from season 10 of Project Runway. We at BUST remember her as an awesome former intern! The self-proclaimed fashion badass and DIY enthusiast showed her colors (literally! HA.) and crazy style on the competitive reality series, but she definitely wouldn’t stop there. Buffi already launched a fashion line in Dubai, and is now releasing a book, Make-It-Rock Dress Design through Storey Publishing. Now you can see a showcase of her unique designs from the book at the Philadelphia Home Show. Read More
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.   The Wonderlings, as the site’s creators are called, set up shop to offer an encouraging and inclusive alternative to the male-dominated space of Youtube. Read More
  Our annual Love & Sex Issue has hit newsstands--so it's only appropriate that we hit the dance floor to celebrate! And if you're reading this, you are tooooootally invited. Do it up right: start your night off early with DIY pasties and complimentary cocktails at our sexy Valentine's Day-themed party at Babeland SoHo, then hop across the river to Brooklyn's hip-as-heck Greenpoint 'hood to continue the party. Here's the deets:   WHEN: Thursday, February 7th at 9:00 PM WHERE: Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs Ave. Read More
Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety of different screw-back spikes—ours ranged from 3/8" to 1"—which you can find at bead or trimming shops. Read More
  One of the best places to review uncensored feminist resources is the Barnard Zine Library.  This library is a part of the Barnard College which is a school of Columbia University. This institution thinks, “that zines are important cultural artifacts and research materials, as well as being a pleasure to read.” "What is a zine?", some readers might ask.  The word “zine” stems from the word magazine or fanzine. A zine is a DIY publication. Read More
Do you still have friends and family on your gift-giving list? A handmade gift would be a super special way to show you really care! We've put together a list of 10 of our favorite DIY projects from the past year of BUST Magazine that are sure to get your crafty mojo going. Best of all, each of these is so simple to make you can complete them in a weekend, and each of the issues they come from are available for purchase and instant download! Check 'em out:       1. Wax Crayon Rings. Read More
  Kollabora, a new online community with inspirational DIY projects, tutorials, and the supplies to make them, is hosting a DIY Gift Lounge at this year's BUST Holiday Craftacular! Join BUST and Kollabora for a make-and-take on Finger Crochet, Chip Bezel Jewelry, and Fabric Wrapped Bangles. Read More
There’s always that one friend in the group who has the hangout house. Sophomore clothing designer, Chrissie Miller’s is known as Club Chrissie.  In the beginning of October, Chrissie turned her clubhouse into the site for her new Youtube web series under the same byline. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the series, which is a mix of Pee Wee’s Play House and a Martha Stewart episode, follows Chrissie as she spends lazy days with one of her many cool friends, taking on equally-cool DIY projects. Read More