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  Sarah Beall dresses like she’s straight out of the 1950s — but while Betty Draper might approve of Sarah's white lace gloves, full skirts and nipped-in waists, she would likely be shocked by her career. Sarah is the curator for MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, a website that curates and rents sex videos “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” In our latest issue, we talked with Sarah about her fashion inspiration, favorite vintage finds and her advice for girls developing their own personal style. Tell me about your outfit. Read More
The latest issue of Allure has a feature on how to achieve hairstyles popular in the 1970’s. It includes an Afro, which was (and remains) a symbol of Black Power. To model this, they chose to use a white woman. The fact that this ran so soon after the much-publicized criticism of Rachel Dolezal is simply baffling. There’s been TONS of backlash against this ridiculousness. Here's some highlights: Via Twitter Via Instagram Via Twitter Via Instagram In response to this, Allure said, “The Afro has a rich cultural and aesthetic history. Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies! It’s officially the weekend, and we know you deserve a treat after a week of kicking ass. So, here are some of this week’s feminist new stories to catch up on while you unwind with a few cocktails or an entire pizza, whatever strikes your fancy ‘cause it’s the freakin’ weekend. Read More
In a beautiful post on her personal Tumblr today, BUST cover girl Laverne Cox saluted Caitlyn Jenner’s bravery, character, and beauty — on the inside and out. Cox echoed commenters’ praise, love, and support for Jenner, while also adding her own perspective on the cis-normative beauty standards perpetuated by the media. “In certain lighting, at certain angles,” says Cox, “I am able to embody certain cis-normative beauty standards. Read More
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.  There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not just a legend. Read More
Arabelle Sicardi certainly has a unique style — and we're obsessed with it. The NYC-based blogger has a knack for mixing and matching pieces that somehow draw together the perfect balance of quirk and chic. Read on to find out how she does it, what influences her ensembles, and three words that sum up her fashion philosophy! Tell me about what you’re wearing. The suit is from Christian Siriano’s fall collection; he’s a friend and he let me borrow clothes for when I went on a trip. The shoes are Margiela Tabis, and they’re my dream shoes. Read More
As we women get older, culturally our value diminishes and, unless you happen to be Helen Mirren and have managed to hold on to that fountain of youth and relevance, younger models are brought in to sell images. Thankfully, some artists and projects—like Advanced Style—are promoting different styles of beauty. Read More
It seems like worldwide ideals of beauty have been all over the news lately. Ester Honig, for example, asked 40 Photoshop techs in 25 different countries to edit her according their culture's standard to prove that there isn't one standard of beauty that extends around the world. Now, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has taken Honig's project to the next level by traveling the world to capture women of all creeds in a series called The Atlas of Beauty. Read More
  An un-retouched photo of Cindy Crawford was leaked today from Marie Claire Mexico, and all we can say is, “Damn girl!” The 48-year-old-mother-of-two looks fierce and fabulous in just lingerie and a fur coat, caught mid-swagger like the bombshell she’s always been. As a culture obsessed with fixing flaws and stopping the hands of time, our standards of beauty are crafted by the celebrities and models we worship—most of whom are either underweight or photoshopped. Read More