BY Ellyn Kail
on May 07, 2014
This Sunday, May 11, we will celebrate the mothers in our lives, those women who, with the help of our fathers and other mentors, taught us how to be good people, whose shoulders we cried on and whose laughter brightened our days. In celebration of the holiday, international clothing brand Desigual released a mystifying commercial, one which many have found sexist and insulting. The ad presents a young woman trying on a slinky, colorful dress; catching her reflection in a mirror, she stuffs the abdomen of her garment with a cushion. Read More
BY Molly Simms
on May 03, 2014
We’re gearing up for some seriously warm, no-tights-under-your-dress weather, but most of us are still nowhere near abandoning our jackets. That’s where sweatshirts come in—the only item of clothing I happily own that has the word “sweat” in the title. But the latest versions hitting the stores have come a long way from the oversized gray Champion numbers you were probably sporting in middle school. Here are some of my top picks for sweatshirts so awesome, you’ll look forward to those cool summer nights.
Warning: Extreme Cuteness. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on May 01, 2014
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s. The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.
Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by vintage clothing since I was tall enough to open my mother's closet. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 29, 2014
Artists Rachel Blodgett and Julian Farmar-Bowers share a deep appreciation for quality handmade items, which is a passion that fuels their unique brand, Serpent & Bow. Together, they lovingly produce Indigo, batik and naturally dyed handmade garments intended to stand the test of time. Their work, along with contributions from other artists, has developed into Serpent & Bow, an artisan home business turning out a compelling collection of stunning shirts, handkerchiefs, and lingerie. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Apr 02, 2014
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. Read More
BY Shannon Iggy
on Nov 22, 2013
Topman, an offshoot of the internationally renowned clothing line Topshop, is sponsoring a female blogger for the first time in its 35 year history. Sonny Oram, founder of Qwear, identifies as a queer female whose wardrobe consists of menswear. Topman announced their new sponsorship in an interview with Oram, where she discussed how gender identity and sexuality helped inform her style.
She details how she prefers clothes that will hide her curves, but she shies away from the term “androgynous. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 20, 2013
On Monday, BUST’s Katie Fustich introduced us to “23 Trends Guys Hate,” a ridiculous list published on Huffington Post outlining various fashion trends men find unattractive on women. The original piece sparked obvious anger: how presumptuous is it for anyone to assume that someone dresses themselves for another’s benefit? Clearly, women don’t dress for the sole purpose of pleasing men, so if some dude hates our high-waisted skirts, it’s not the end of the world. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 13, 2013
BUSTies, you only live once. And it would certainly be a shame to spend your precious time on Earth playing it safe with your fashion choices. Just when you thought YOLO, the acronym that has been a target for ridicule since its conception, was gone for good, the social media phrase has reinvented itself in a way that deserves only applause. African Apparel, a British clothing company, has released a new YOLO shirt with Yoko Ono’s beloved visage gracing its front. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 07, 2013
The Abercrombie brand has been suffering lately, big time. In addition to being what the analyst Richard Jafffe calls “a stale brand” that is incapable of competing with trendier companies, the company, led by CEO Mike Jeffies, has been pretty sexist in their marketing strategies. Girls are taking note; no one wants to buy clothes from a company that sexualizes young girls and “hates fat chicks. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 15, 2013
Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.
The Belmont, 141eyewear.com
For every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.
Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com
Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s cooperative in India that provides healthcare benefits to its workers.
Hunslet Haversack, $68, unitedbyblue. Read More