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  Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female. You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot. It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" of ... Read More
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London. There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day. Join  N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity! In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints ... Read More
We've all seen it. At some point in our lives we've passed by a group of people trying to guilt the universe out of being Pro-Choice. At best this is mildly annoying, but usually these activists, who utilize gory posters, "dead" baby dolls, and shaming, make women feel criminal.  Journalist Sunny Hundal was in for a renewal of faith in humanity when he started filming anti-abortion activists ( members of Abort67) outside of a London clinic.  Hundal was ... Read More
Lingerie shopping is tricky even in the best circumstances. Choosing between fits, style types, fabrics and colors can be exhausting on its own. But for those of us who don’t fall into the relatively narrow range of Caucasian skin tones that most "flesh" or "nude"-toned lingerie is manufactured for, things can be even more complicated. Seeing a huge need for skin-toned lingerie that could benefit all women of color, Ade Hassan founded Nubian Skin. The new ... Read More
  Not gonna lie to y'all, there are definitely days when I would prefer to wear both my sweatpants and my down comforter outside my apartment instead of doing the civilized thing of putting on "normal" pants. Like my sweatpants are second class citizens or something. Rude.    ANYWAY, according to a recent study, it seems as though covering up on the reg leads to an improved body image. And not just a hoodie hiding third-day top knot hair coverage. ... Read More
Not sure whether I’d be disgruntled or delighted to reach for my favorite candy bar at a deli, only to realize that it wasn’t a candy bar at all, but a plush replica. On second thought, I’d be pretty delighted, especially if everything in the whole store had been replaced by adorable, hand-stitched felt duplicates.   British artist Lucy Sparrow devoted seven months to making that happen, and her completed project, The Corner Shop, is on ... Read More
As Queen Bey takes her rightful place on the Pop Diva Throne, suddenly something happens which reminds us that some of our biggest stars are mere princesses in the face of music history. The news that Kate Bush will be playing fifteen August dates in London for her first tour in thirty-five years broke the icon's official website. Bush has made only the rarest appearances during these past three decades. The shows will take place at the London Eventim Hammersmith ... Read More
Ere! Got some business to discuss. A little birdie tells me it's the BUST Craftacular down York Hall in Bethnal Green this Sunday 12-6pm and some cushty deals are going down. Have a butcher's at this little lot!  1. Georgia Bosson hand-printed note books, usually £8 each, BUST offer 3 for £20.  2.Eclectic Eccentricity Perfect Alignment Necklace, usually £45, BUST price £40! Plus free pair of earrings with purchases over £20 ... Read More
Illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in South-East London with a dog who was born without a tail. He describes his own work as "often cynical and fuelled by contradictions being both sweet and sinister at the same time," and we're especially looking forward to him pitching up his easel to offer live portraits this Dec 8 at York Hall. Alice Hubley, writer and Spinning Yarns DJ asked Benjamin a few questions.  Have you been to the ... Read More
Cataloguing one’s first sexual encounter is nothing new. As a teen who pored over magazines in airports, I traced the ongoing debate on what “virginity” means. At what point are we no longer virgins: oral sex, intercourse? Do the rules change depending on one’s gender or sexual orientation? I learned that it’s kind of one of those things an individual must define for her or hir or himself.   And we always want to record it in ... Read More
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