BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 07, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tell me about this outfit. The jacket is courtesy of sugarlips.com; it’s $55. The pants are from Club Monaco seasons ago—they’re pajamas disguised as socially acceptable pants. They were on sale for about $60. The socks are from the men’s section at Uniqlo (four for $10), the shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell ($120 on solestruck.com), and the necklace is from Zara ($30). I think the best part of my outfit is the clear box purse with silver hardware. It was $10 at Public Butter, a vintage shop in Toronto. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 03, 2013
It’s easy to pass by puffy outerwear in the post-holiday mess that is retail stores these days, deeming it tacky or unflattering. I’ll admit that I’m still not a huge fan of the bubble jacket. But next time you see a marshmallow-y vest, I challenge you to try it on and still believe it’s not worth the warmth. If you find the right one, puffer vests can be cute AND incredibly comfy. I encourage the oversized puffer vest, like the one seen in this badass shoot by Naomi Shon. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 24, 2012
Like many of my underemployed and vintage-loving peers, I spend a somewhat absurd amount of time and money on Etsy. Whenever I’m in need of a one-of-a-kind gift, keepsake, or outfit, this vintage and handmade marketplace is always where I begin my search.
Never do I appreciate Etsy more than during the holidays. The site is a veritable treasure trove of unique gifts and fabulous holiday ensembles. And the fact that I can do my eclectic/vintage holiday shopping from my couch rather than the teeming hell pit that is Midtown at Christmas? Priceless. Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Dec 21, 2012
Finally, someone has taken it upon themselves to create jewelry for that previously unadorned canvas, your crotch. That's right ladies, now you can hang cute, sparkley jewels from your pants. You can even wear it with your bathing suit! The video for this is amazeballs, but if you are in the office, make sure to turn it down before you start it 'cause it may just knock your socks off.
Seriously, after watching this I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't suddenly 1998. Brit & X-tina would have totes rocked this look on their bootylicious low-rise flairs. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 18, 2012
Mess Queen, the young and fresh NYC clothing company, has released a kickass new video that's chock full of colorful leg-wear and general badassery. The video is titled "Queens of New York", and aptly so. Mess Queen's 24-year-old head designer Courtney N. Gamble and her crew are well on their way to becoming NYC fashion royalty.
Gamble began designing her chaotically patterned clothing and accessories in an attempt to "[give] out a fun, cheerful vibe to the dark muted undertones of the city". Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Nov 27, 2012
China’s next supermodel may just be 72-year-old Liu Xianping. He’s got the bod for the latest in miniskirts and the legs to pull them off. His cross-dressing photos have gone viral and as a result, his granddaughters’ fashion store sales have increased five fold.
Apparently, Liu has plenty of input on his outfits and enjoys dressing up in contrasting colors. Read More
Disney screwed up this week. Big Time. Twice. Retailer Barneys has announced a holiday display featuring the Disney character Minnie Mouse, who has a disturbingly disproportionate and unhealthy body at 5’11” and a size 0. Wow. But wait, there’s more! A model-like Daisy Duck and Goofy are also featured. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 17, 2012
Last night, after Mitt Romney made a comment about “binders full of women,” social media took the unintentionally hilarious phrase and ran with it - a tumblr has already been created.
ln keeping with Romney’s idea that women are simply stored in paper documents, Brainpickings has posted a list of twelve rules dated 1943 (possibly found in a binder somewhere) that any decent woman should follow.
Women shall not appear on the streets of this village with dresses that are too tight in those places which provoke the evil passions of men. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 10, 2012
Ari Seth Cohen, creator of Advanced Style--a fashion blog that features older people in amazing outfits--has partnered with Australian band Van She to create a series of videos that explore what happiness means. (Van She’s latest album is fittingly titled Idea of Happiness.)
Jean (L) and Valerie (R)
For the first video, Cohen picked two of the fabulous ladies from Advanced Style, Valerie and Jean (aka The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas), to talk about what happiness means to them. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 08, 2012
Brooklyn-based brand Good Wood NYC has been cranking out cool wood pieces that are carved and designed to “combine art and fashion” since 2007. Each hand-made piece is created with the utmost attention to detail, and the brand has garnered attention from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nas, Chromeo, Bun B and Mos Def.
This spooky season, Good Wood has introduced a Halloween-themed collection, featuring a creepy skate deck, bracelet, and two styles of pendants. Read More