on Jun 19, 2014
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more.
To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Apr 15, 2014
Usually music festival season inspires a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months of my life). Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Mar 31, 2014
Usually music festival season comes with a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months).
Luckily for those of you in LA, a super-affordable festival is headed your way. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 26, 2013
LA band Bleached has debuted a new video for their single “Next Stop”. Shot in black and white, the video is composed of shots featuring the girls of Bleached partying it up, straddling motorcycles, and dancing beneath clouds of glitter. Everyone in this video looks like they’re having a genuinely good time—how often do you see someone laughing his ass off while being covered with strategically-placed Pringles in a music video?
“Next Stop” is part of the band’s upcoming album Ride Your Heart, out April 2nd on Dead Oceans. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Dec 13, 2012
If you missed the very first PAJAMARAMA! night at Videology in Brooklyn, then you missed a hair-raising good time as BUST editors Molly Simms and Emily Rems presented the John Waters hit Hairspray. Luckily, PAJAMARAMA! is back with another opportunity for you to enjoy a classic slumber party movie handpicked by an awesome lady.
This month, Salon senior writer and author Mary Elizabeth Williams has selected Earth Girls Are Easy, the weird and wonderful 1988 sci-fi sex comedy with a killer cast (Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Julie Brown, Damon Wayans). Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Aug 02, 2012
If you’ve ever made or received a mix tape, you know the amount of thought that goes into picking out the perfect track listing to express the right mood. It’s a lot like making a painting, actually— which is why art and music are perfect creative companions. BUST is pleased to sponsor a show that explores the relationship between artists and the music that guides them: MiXTAPE Los Angeles, opening August 4 in Los Angeles, CA, documents the creative processes of 24 artists who have titled their pieces after the songs, bands, or albums that inspired them. Read More
in Eat Me
on May 23, 2012
You know how they say, “Celebrities, they’re just like us?” Well, they're wrong. Celebrities aren't a damn thing like us. For instance, if you’re a celebrity – even one as seemingly down to earth as Kat Dennings – you can afford to do things like have all of your meals cooked for you by someone else and then have them delivered to your house each day as if by elves.
We learned this when the woman behind Los Angeles’ Paleta and her press agent came to visit us here at BUST HQ. Paleta, you see, is a company that specializes in healthy, delicious, farm-to-table cooking. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 08, 2011
The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over Los Angeles for one night only. Speed Rack was created by Ivy Mix and Lynette Marrero of the New York Chapter for LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), which works to collect drink recipes that were thought to be endangered or extinct. (Their mission is also to "dismantle the patriarchy, one drink at a time.") Top female bartenders compete in timed competitions at Speed Rack, a one-of-a-kind battle that highlights the top women in the industry. Read More
on Aug 03, 2010
Today marks the 248th day of Marisa Lynch's eco-friendly fashion project New Dress A Day. The goal: renew 365 articles of used clothing in 365 days, for 365 dollars. Transitively, a new dress for just a dollar a day. When Lynch was laid off last November, she channeled the change positively, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that. Read More