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If you’re like me (in that you care about the environment but are typically overwhelmed about how to help protect it) then you’ve probably been feeling guilty since hearing that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting and cannot be stopped. A couple weeks ago, I received a very informative email from Environment America, notifying me that sea levels are due to a rise between 4 and 12 feet, potentially resulting in the eventual submergence of some of America’s beloved sites (such as Miami Beach, Fenway Park, and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City). 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
At Good Fight Herb Co., Community Herbalist Lauren Giambrone produces healthy herbal products to provide natural cures and overall wellness. The medicinal products come from locally grown, organic herbs, and range from potions and ciders, to body-care products, to dried herb blends. Not only does Lauren create all these natural products, she also offers classes on alternative medicine and hosts her own radio show. And even better, she'll be at BUST Craftacular's Primped this Sunday, May 4th! Don't miss a chance to meet her in person and check out her wares. Read More
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
Fox & Doll  specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition. To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Shana Astrachan and I am a San Francisco-based designer, metalsmith, makeup artist and hair stylist. Read More
   Julie Mollo is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer with the cutest retro clothes in town. She started sewing custom clothes and costumes for Katy Perry while still a college student, and has since expanded her business into street-ready skirt sets that even non-rockstars can totally rock. Read on for the story behind Julie's kooky-yet-cute creations. Read More
    That’s right!! Jolie Holland will be performing at Primped, our fashion, beauty and vintage fair, Sunday May 4th. Jolie’s latest album, Wine Dark Sea, will be released on May 20th, and is said to be “unlike anything she’s ever recorded, but is also the purest and most assured to date.”  “The record delivers: louder, noisier, raw and visceral. It’s a fiery reimagining of rock, delta blues, free jazz, classic r&b and country, infused throughout with a no wave abandon. Read More
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.   BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made beauty/body/hair/nail products, and tasty treats to join us. Read More
New York City resident Sarah Cooley makes homemade candles out of domestically grown, pure soybean oil for her home and lifestyle store, Simply Curated. The candles are poured into adorable containers like vintage cocktail glasses and come in awesome scents like Guava Fig. Simply Curated will be a vendor at our BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair this month, which we're super psyched about.  Here's what Sarah had to say about her craft: Tell us about yourself!  I'm Sarah Cooley and I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Simply Curated. Read More
  When it comes to Dea Dia Jewelry, each piece is truly unique. The raw, unfinished brass changes in look and texture over time. The natural crystals used are collected on adventures across the country. Basically, if any jewelry were ever to give you magical powers, it would be Dea Dia.  We couldn't be more excited to have Dea Dia as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! Read on to find out more from Dea Dia's creator herself, Jessica Lawson. Read More