BY Diana Denza
on Aug 01, 2012
Stephanie Pollaro is a woman on a mission. Soon after earning her master's degree from California State University Long Beach, she sold her possessions, gave up a comfortable life in the United States, and boarded an airplane to Mumbai to rescue trafficked girls.
In 2007, the former California girl founded the non-profit organization International Sanctuary with friend and fellow do-gooder Wendy Hicks. Today, iSanctuary works to reintegrate young trafficking ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 16, 2012
Why is it that we belittle those interested in learning by calling them “nerds?" I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure (unless you’re a serial killer or something), but being interested in books or science or math definitely shouldn’t be considered a “guilty” pleasure. If you like something, why not celebrate that interest?
Making pi jokes may have been taboo in high school, but Debbie Barr, a Mormon ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 04, 2012
Moms know best, which means they’re sure to know what your favorite snacks are, and keep them on hand. Imogen Sheeran, mother of British singer-songwriter (and ginger) Ed Sheeran took things one step further, and created a line of wearable faux-candy creations inspired by Ed’s favorite snacks.
Her line of jewelry, called Allsorts Licorice, features a selection of rather yummy imitation sweets made from molding clay. Licorice might not have been ... Read More
Have you ever come across certain rocks or leaves and wished you could just hang them around your neck or from your ears? Well, maybe not, but probably only because they needed a bit of tweaking before gracing your body. New York-based jewelry designer Irene of Metaxa does just this, translating the work of nature into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Her take on nature-as-accessories goes beyond the literal, incorporating natural forms in subtle ways.
For some of her ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 08, 2012
By Desiree Stewart
Photographed by Sarah Anne Ward
Styled by Maya Rossi
Geometric jewelry is all the rage right now, but the designer stuff will put a massive dent in your wallet. Luckily, crafting your own pieces out of Shrinky Dink plastic means you’re limited by your imagination, not your budget. The jewelry possibilities are endless—you can whip up some earrings, a brooch, or even rings out of this easy-to-use material. For this tutorial, ... Read More
BY Lan Truong
on May 07, 2012
The necklace is probably my favorite accessory. It can glam up any old t-shirt or sweater, make your fancy dress look even fancier, and you don't have to take it off when you do the dishes.
Here is a small round-up of necklaces I'm currently lusting after.
Pyramid 3D Necklace, $14, bythecoco.etsy.com
Bunting Necklace, $29, littlepancakes.etsy.com
Cina Necklace, $38, needsupply.com
Chevron Chain Necklace, $60, ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Apr 27, 2012
Musician and BUST favorite Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has announced the launch of her new jewelry line collabo with sculptor and jeweler Morgan Black. The rings are feminine to the max, and we mean that very seriously–they're sculpted in the form of (you guessed it), a vajayjay.
She released photos of her “pussy rings” on her tumblr yesterday, and appears to have worn one for her appearance on British TV show Later…with Jools ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Apr 02, 2012
Swiss designer Nicole Locher has launched her new jewelry line for the spring season and here at BUST, we're smitten. The trinkets are built with antique pieces Locher gathers from flea markets in Paris and they feature delicate lace, charms, and little bows paired with pistols, vintage mug shots, handcuffs and dirty phrases. The concept behind her designs is “perversion with a touch of class.” Sugar and spice, indeed.
Each of the ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Feb 24, 2012
It's a funny time of year. We're on the cusp of spring and way sick of sluggin' around in our winter layers. Fashion Month is in full swing, acting as a sort of rejuvenating dose of inspiration to fight the winter bleh's. Many trendsters take flights of fashion fancy in this transitional time, which can be both good and bad. Let's decide if these trends are fun or fug.
Like I said, it's the time of year when winter seems ... Read More
BY Intern Arielle
on Feb 23, 2012
Handmade jewelry is awesome. Colorful jewelry is awesome. Handmade colorful jewelry is way awesome. As someone who still wishes they could dress up like Rainbow Brite, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across Tierra on Spring street, a small store full of handmade jewelry in the most rich, vibrant colors these eyes have ever seen. The store, which looks more like a wooden hole in the wall, is one of the happiest places in the LES. Being inside ... Read More