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I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off the flagpole to join in. Read More
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend. We just kicked off the vendor application period for the Spring Craftacular, and we want you--yes, you!--to apply. Read More
There are a lot of comic books out there. A lot. Between new, old, professional, and DIY, it can be dangerous finding a good comic. If you're like me and like the self-published, stories-about-real-life kind of books then I have one for you. What's New, Pussycat? by Mari Naomi is a perfect graphic novel that might make you a little sad and maybe a little enlightened. What's New, Pussycat? tells a tale of a young Mari and an acquaintance that she views as a bit of a dork, but nice nonetheless. Read More
At BUST, we love DIY—it allows you to personalize and pinch pennies too! Plus, we all know that our DIY skills are going to come in mad handy during the zombie apocalypse.  One of our favorite bloggers, How-To Hair Girl, creates hair tutorials to help you do your own ‘do. She covers everything from the “no-poo” trend (not just a clever name) to cool home coloring techniques and hip haircuts. I am particularly crazy about HTHG’s Patsy Cline-inspired honky-tonk bouffant tutorial. Read More
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