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Cookie never crumbles in her flawless wardrobe If you're a fan of Empire, FOX's musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you're probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson) --  and her killer look. Bite Cookie's style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big brimmed hats, and a  boss bitch attitude.   1. Faux-leather Filigree-Plate Necklace, $88, BCBG2. Felt Floppy Hat, $52, TOPSHOP3. Animal Bodycon Dress, $157, Miss Selfridge4. Belle Noelle Hexagon Bangle (Gold/Leopard), $62, 80's Purple5. Read More
This fall, explore your adventurous side with '70s-inspired jumpsuits, giant sunglasses, denim sneakers, cozy sweaters and an adorable fox-printed cardigan - mountainside setting not required.  Amber Byrne Mahoney shot fellow photographer Sasha Frolova in our favorite fall fashions against the beautiful backdrop of upstate New York. Stylist Lela Maloney and makeup artist Katie Mellinger for Tarte Cosmetics gave Sasha that perfect outdoorsy look. Read More
Head chains are quickly overtaking flower crowns as the thing to wear on your hair. Making your own is easy; you don’t have to jump through hoops, just squeeze ‘em together!  What you need:- Flat nose pliers Small charm- 10" long chain for the middle (ours is a ½" wide decorative chain)- Two 9 ½" long chains Two 10 ½" long chains- One ½" long piece of ½" wide elastic Four ¼" jump rings Instructions: 1. Using flat nose pliers, open one of the jump rings. 2. Read More
BUST 6th annual Craftacular (Sat, Sept 26th - Sun, Sept 27th) presents Rock + Pillar a fair trade company that helps support the artisanal traditions of South America. Rock + Pillar's eclectic aesthetic spans cultures while staying chic. The integration of traditional South American patterns and materials into contemporary shoes and purses make for the perfect statement piece for fall. Read More
  Remember the days of shiny platform shoes, plaid, choker necklaces and halter tops, otherwise known as the '90s? We do too. Here at BUST, we’ve been celebrating the style of real girls in their real clothes in our "Fashion Nation" pages since 1998. To celebrate 17 years of authentic female fashion, we are hitting today’s #ThrowbackThursday with some looks from ’98 and ’99. "Fashion Nation" made its debut in the summer/fall issue of 1998 with dresses over pants and platform sandals. Read More
SmartGlamour Designs Body-Positive Fashion For Every Woman - At Every Size What’s so cool about up-and-coming clothing line SmartGlamour? For starters, their styles range from sizes XXS to 6X and beyond. The brand custom-makes each of its pieces in New York City for shoppers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and heights, but still manages to keep prices affordable (every item is under $100, and alterations—from hem and sleeve lengths to an entirely custom-sized garment—cost between $5 and $20 per piece). Read More
Floor-length dresses were the mainstay of Western European and American women’s fashion for centuries, but they were never particularly practical items of clothing for daily wear. Hems dragged in the mud, and voluminous skirts made walking, let alone other types of physical activity, difficult. Not that women were expected to run, jump, or play sports. (Medical science firmly believed that too much exercise was harmful to a woman in her childbearing years, as it might damage her uterus and result in sterility. Read More
  Sarah Beall dresses like she’s straight out of the 1950s — but while Betty Draper might approve of Sarah's white lace gloves, full skirts and nipped-in waists, she would likely be shocked by her career. Sarah is the curator for MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, a website that curates and rents sex videos “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” In our latest issue, we talked with Sarah about her fashion inspiration, favorite vintage finds and her advice for girls developing their own personal style. Tell me about your outfit. Read More
In artist Yolanda Dominguez’s video, “Ninos vs. Moda,” a bunch of wise eight-year-olds are shown various images from fashion campaigns and asked to describe them. The unsurprising results? Women are portrayed as being sick, drunk, in danger, fighting, passed out, even thrown in the trash—and men are superheroes, studying for university, and the bosses of good companies. Women are presented as powerless, while men are powerful; what else is new? Watch the adorable (and revealing) video below.   Via www.latina.com Image via www.latina.com Read More On Bust. Read More
This summer is all about pits and tits, thanks to tanks with super-low-cut necks and armholes. And with these sweet sets, you can wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care that they can see your underwear. Fringe With Benefit Go wild in a wolf tank and a leopard-print bra that’s perfect for full-figured femmes. Peace Out Crop Top–Spiritual Creatures, $11.75, toofastonline.com; Sculptresse by Panache Chi Chi Full Cup Underwire Bra, $62, herroom. Read More