BY Alanna Vagianos
on Sep 11, 2013
Born and raised in New Jersey (not the Jersey Shore, mind you), I was a little hesitant when I decided to move to Los Angeles: the land where beautiful people grow on trees and bad weather ceases to exist. In order to quell my fears and anxieties, I decided to leave my feminist agenda behind and (with my supportive Dad as a sidekick) go shopping. One of my first stops was at a beautifully trendy and perfectly hipster store called Brandy Melville. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 09, 2013
It's fashion week here in New York City, which means scores of ladies dodging from show to show at top speed, all while wearing the highest of heels. Though I haven't seen anyone get stuck in a grate or fall on their face quite yet, I am sure the scowls of models and fashion editors as they scurry down the sidewalk aren't just a result of eating nothing but a piece of kale in the past week. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 29, 2013
Everyone knows fur is bad, kitten heels are good, but what’s the BEST way to show your love for our furry friends?
Easy: style your hair like your favorite woodland (or farm, or savannah, or sea) critter!
These crazy animal hairstyles will, ahem, flip your wig:
And then there's this guy, who needs some stylin' bad BAD:
"Sup, girl" - this llama
All hairstyles cruelty-free, except maybe to the humans involved... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Aug 28, 2013
Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including tons of "crafty shit. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 12, 2013
When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business.
As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works alongside fellow shoemakers to create handcrafted footwear for her L.A.-based brand. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Jul 31, 2013
The U.S. Military has begun issuing Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) specifically tailored for the female form … finally.
Owing to a growing proportion of female soldiers in the military, these new uniforms are meant to increase professionalism, improve fit and comfort and decrease the restriction of movement that came from covering ladies with the standard, ‘burly-dude’ fit uniform.
The original ACU was built “by males for males,” states a recent article on the Army’s website. Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 15, 2013
Remember when baby stilettos were a thing? Remember how they never really caught on? Yeah, let’s hope this trend meets the same end.
Baby Bangs, the company responsible for the newest line of toddler toupees, believes “in the beauty of childhood.” So they invented patent pending headband accessories that are making waves across, gee, I don’t know, sandboxes? I guess? The results are pretty weird.
Now, this would be all fine and dandy and laughable if it weren't for the company’s blatantly gendered mission. Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Jul 08, 2013
This weekend rapper and fashion influencer Theophilus London performed at the Prospect Park Bandshell. It was an aesthetic clusterfuck. At peak heat advisory hours, the crowd looked unnaturally chic and danced so hard it became a health risk (really!). It was glorious.
London is a 25-year-old Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised rapper that pulls from an impressive array of sounds including new-wave pop, jazz and rock with some lo-fi distortion and trap beats in there too. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 27, 2013
Meet Riley Elle, the dazzling star of the best hair tutorial video that I’ve ever laid eyes on. Brace yourself for the cute:
She’s just three years old and sports a ridiculously radiant smile, bursting with sunny confidence. The best part? Her mother is the talented Houston-based photographer Christin of ChristinShootsPeople, which means that adorable shots of Riley are all over the Internet for us to gush over.
Riley posed as the first Black Congresswoman, Shirley Chisolm.
Riley being her adorable Riley Elle self. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 21, 2013
Hey, I didn’t say it.
According to Jessica Rey, former Power Ranger and current swimsuit designer, antiquated descriptions of the bikini state it's a garment favored by 'licentious mediterranean types' (me) and that only someone who lacked 'decency and tact' (also me) would wear it. As she goes through the history of women's swimwear in a recent video, she acknowledges that opinions of the bikini have clearly changed, and that she created her Audrey-Hepburn-inspired line, Rey Swimwear, as an alternative in a bikini-crazy world.
Which is cool. Read More