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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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.”
And we ladies are voting ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
in Style File
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 ... Read More
There are few things more intimate and magical than a bathroom haircut from a friend, a relative, or a lover. The technique is also one of Jane Birkin’s secret beauty tricks. In a piece for The Guardian, she writes, “My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors.” The 66-year-old fashion icon also likes to keep it simple with her favorite outfit, “an old pair of jeans, Converse and a man’s jersey.” She ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
in Style File
on Oct 08, 2013
The online world has been a buzz with photographer, Petra Collins, and her menstrual blood-themed t-shirt. Collins designed the shirt, which is illustrated with a menstruating hairy vagina (vulva), especially for American Apparel. Commentary on the product has ranged from disgust to intrigue to even some who see it as pure feminist genius.
This shirt is cool because it leaves little to the imagination. I think it is a beautiful feminist statement but would ... Read More
If you gals and guys haven’t checked out the ever-popular @Seinfeld2000 Twitter account, you’re missing out. The dude behind it brilliantly uses Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld’s Manhattanite characters to critique contemporary obsession with celebrity and technology. Tweets include banal and hilariously self-involved reflections on topics ranging from Breaking Bad to kale, and they include unbelievably hilarious misspellings. The account ... Read More
BY Lan Truong
in Style File
on Oct 04, 2012
Keep your toes toasty this fall with a pair of Rockford Red Heel Monkey socks--adorable and classy socks that'll make you smile when you kick off your shoes. For a fun, layered look, wear them over tights with a skirt and ankle boots.
Rockford Red Heel Monkey Socks in Brown, $7.00, woodlandsshop.com
Stay tuned each week for more cool gadgets and pretty things that Lan, our senior designer here at BUST, loves enough to share with ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
in Style File
on Oct 03, 2012
For thousands of years, embroidered patches have been a means of identification. Dating back to the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, Mideast, China, and India, elaborate hand-stitched fabric swatches were tools used for the military. Other times, such embellishments were a sign of beauty for other important personnel, stitched onto the robes of royalty or religious figures. Even today, patches are seen on a wide range of people: from the military to ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 25, 2012
There's a fall chill in the air--so why not swaddle your pup in these super-adorable jackets from Billy Wolf Fine K-9 Coatery?
Fashion designer Lyndsey Drago started the line when she couldn't find a cute coat up to her Chihuahua's standards. Since then, the line's grown to include bandanas and gorgeous leather collars.
All of the goods are handmade in NYC out of vintage, dead stock, and American-made fabrics.
If your dog needs some new items ... Read More