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 conversation-starting pieces are $59. Here are some of my favorites:
I think this about twice a day on average. 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 interminable and we're all OVER IT already. 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 Tierra is like entering a rainbow. Read More
BY Chloé Burrow
on Feb 23, 2012
Iconic Brit jewelers (and longtime BUST favorites), Tatty Devine have sparked a huge response on Twitter in the last 24 hours after posting these pictures on their blog highlighting the dubious similarities between some of their classic designs and those currently on sale at UK high street chain, Claires Accessories.
Coming at already challenging times for all UK retailers, these cheaper mass produced versions pose a real threat to the well-loved indie label. Tatty Devine say they hope that the response will persuade the company to withdraw these pieces. Read More
BY Molly Simms
on Jan 26, 2012
Much like Flavor Flav, I enjoy a large “statement” necklace, so I plotzed when I saw Young Frankk’s brass chokers, which resemble giant metal collars. You can special-order them by contacting her through her Etsy store ($78, including shipping in the U.S.), where you can also find a selection of other ridiculously cute pieces. I got mine yesterday, and I’m already planning on never taking it off:
The mastermind behind Young Frankk is Christine Young, a former BUST intern and an all-around rad designer and artist. Check her out on Etsy, or peep her artwork here. Read More