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TRU Hanika Beatty grips the bike. The waterfall hem of her black leather skirt drapes gracefully over the seat as her feet—encased in lace-up stilettos—work the concrete. She squeezes the front wheel brake and the back tire spins madly. Her bike seems to levitate, humming and hovering in place, until a burst of pink smoke erupts from the back end and wafts over the busted-up remains of New Orleans’ Magnolia housing projects. A crowd gathers. “Y’all really riding a bike with heels on?” someone asks. Read More
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. Read More
Orange is the New Black ’s Laverne Cox is an accomplished actress, outspoken trans-rights activist, and boundary-busting sex symbol whose unique pop-culture platform is helping her change the world. I’VE INTERVIEWED A few celebrities in my day, but Laverne Cox is the first to mention “cis-normative, hetero-normative, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy” within the first ten minutes. Or, you know, at all. By the time we’re done chatting in N.Y.C. Read More
Arabelle Sicardi certainly has a unique style — and we're obsessed with it. The NYC-based blogger has a knack for mixing and matching pieces that somehow draw together the perfect balance of quirk and chic. Read on to find out how she does it, what influences her ensembles, and three words that sum up her fashion philosophy! Tell me about what you’re wearing. The suit is from Christian Siriano’s fall collection; he’s a friend and he let me borrow clothes for when I went on a trip. The shoes are Margiela Tabis, and they’re my dream shoes. Read More
Today it’s easy to find an app to log any metric you’re interested in: calories, menstrual cycles, steps taken in a day. But back in the mid-20th century, a young woman had only pen and paper with which to keep track of daily events, be they momentous or mundane. That’s where the “Him” Book pictured above came into play. The “Him” Book was a special notebook for teenage girls to — in the rhyming words printed on the wooden cover — “keep complete/a record of all the boys I meet. Read More
Dr. Carol Queen answers the questions you wanted to know about sex but were waiting for someone else to bring up. In this edition, she talks about what to do when your partner's drive disappears and how to decide if you're going to go for a threesomes. Got a sex or relationship question you need answered? Submit it at bust.com/sex! Q: I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years now. Everything’s awesome, except for one thing: he never wants to have sex anymore! We used to have sex at least three or four days a week; now I’m lucky if I can get him in the sack once a month. Read More
Most everybody enjoys a bit of sweetness in their beverages, but who wants to guzzle saccharine-filled, artificial drinks all day? Instead, try making your own fruit syrups; then keep them on hand to add a quick hit of flavor and a hint of sweetness to a glass of seltzer or a cocktail. These all-natural syrups contain nothing but honey, fruit, herbs, and spices, and they’re the perfect way to use the in-season fruit you got from your latest CSA share. Aside from drinks, you can stir them into smoothies and yogurt, or drizzle them on shaved ice or ice cream. Read More
Spring is here, and we are finally showing some skin again, so we’ve rounded up a few products that use flower power to help you get your glow on. These balms, salves, oils, and creams will make you feel and smell like an au naturale Queen. 1. An eye cream that uses floral stem cells to battle puffiness and dark circles. Acure Chlorella & Edelweiss Stem Cell Eye Cream, $19, acureorganics.com 2. You’ll be feeling like you took a dang Hawaiian vacation after covering yourself in this oil. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Oil, $8, target.com 3. Read More
What's that you say? You don't have a bike with which to properly enjoy this beautiful springtime weather? Well, being that we just celebrated Earth Day, and bikes are the greenest ways to get from point A to point Bae, we have some rad rides to save the day (and the planet). Read More
Scrub away memories of chemical-filled bath products and get your DIY on with this super-easy, mega-gentle body wash. The natural ingredients in this concoction will moisturize and leave your skin with a healthy glow (and of course, they’re safe for your overall health). All of the items in this recipe can be found in most grocery stores and natural food markets, so get mixing and then slather this sucker on during your next shower. Read More