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FINALLY, the snow piles are starting to shrink and spring is fast approaching. Time to put away your NorthFace coats and slip into something more comfortable. Springtime shopping has officially begun, so in order to help our lovely BUSTies we did a little searching for you all. Pick up these warm weather staples to keep your seasonal look fresh, fun and delightfully parka-free.  1) We love this adorable pink umbrella from Bella Umbrella. It's perfect for those rainy, warm days since it's both waterproof and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. Read More
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk. So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. Read More
  Though the language used in its commercial smacks of “so simple, even a woman can understand it,” I must admit that the Cuff is a pretty cool invention. It’s a little chip (or “tiny device with technology inside,” as the commercial puts it) worn in a piece of jewelry that, among other useful tricks, can send an alert to someone’s phone when you’re in danger. Just press the device, and a message gets sent to a friend or family member with your location, as well as audio of what’s happening at the scene. Read More
  Did you sit and stare blankly at a wall of your room yesterday, wondering what regular people do with their lives without Game of Thrones on Sunday nights? Yeah, me too. That’s why I ordered this bad boy, among other reasons (no spoilers), on Etsy last week to sport in honor of my favorite lady of Westeros, Ygritte. After I got TONS of great feedback, I decided to put together a list of other great handmade Game of Thrones merch made by women, for women. 1. Read More
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories.  Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look.  Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame. To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.  Tell us about yourself. My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll behind Hey, Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories. Read More
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art.  This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer.  Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.   For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!  Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky bad ass babes like myself that have an appreciation for feminism and all things retro and kitsch. Read More
It's that awkward time of year when you don't know whether to wear a sweater or a jacket, jeans or leggings, which begs the question: pouch or purse? Married to the Mob makes that decision painfully easy. This line of totes adorbs pouches comes in flashy/trashy metallics with bitchin' (not to mention relatable!) feminist phrases printed on them. Such as: Are the cute bags reminders? Suggestions? Hints as to their contents? Keep in mind the company was started by a woman who longed to see the attitude of street style her male counterparts flaunted with such machismo designed for women. Read More
Pursed Up Sir Tom is Sydney, Australia-based designer Anne Waters’ line of handmade housewares and handbags. Spotty Clutch, $70, sirtom.etsy.com    Mix It Up Double your print action with a silk chiffon scarf, handmade in California by Kindah Khalidy. The "Nice to Meet You" Silk Scarf, $140, kindahkhalidy.com   In Fine Leathers German illustrator Peggy Wolf’s line of handmade cases displays her eye for design on natural materials. iPhone Sleeve, $25, blackbirdandtheowl.etsy. Read More
Here’s a piping-hot selection of clothing and accessories that pay homage to the almighty ’za, for a minimal amount of dough.    Pizza Yummy Pocket, $6, konokoshop.com Demerit Wear Pizza Fanatic Patch, $4, buyolympia.com Pizza Necklace, $8, lotusfairy.etsy.com Pizza Diamond Crew, $40, pyknic.com Pepperoni Pouch, $25, sohh.etsy.com Pizza Party T-Shirt, $25, killeracid.etsy.com Multicolor Pizza Pin, $14, fantasyard.com Pizza Leggings, $56, eatmeclothing.etsy.com   This review appears in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Janelle Monáe. Read More
Le Vero - a Tokyo-based design company - has just come out with its newest collection: Business is Pleasure. The name really says it all as the inspiration for the collection came from the two designers’ love for passion in the work place. The new line includes personalized wallets, passport holders, computer bags, and business card cases.  Backed by Kickstarter, every piece of this collection is super chic with a retro flare. I totally know what I’m getting my sister for her birthday now. Read More