The pin-up girl occupies a unique space in feminist history; influenced in no small part by aesthetics of Burlesque, the cheesecake images have been labeled everything from “subversive” to “wholesome.” In some ways, the pin-up was the first mass-produced female icon celebrated for her sexuality, taking the place of the more demure, pious upper-middle class ideal of Victorian womanhood.
But the pin-up, like all commercial images of the female body, could be objectifying and limiting in that it pressured women to conform to a rigid standard of beauty. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jun 06, 2013
All of a sudden, summer is upon us. That means sweaty days and muggy nights - NYC, just like most of the country, turns into a total armpit during the summer. When all you want to do is hide out in front of the AC, slip on one of these stunners, get outside, and live it up!
This Nasty Gal number:
You don’t need us to tell you that the early '90s are back in a big bad way. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this year at BUST and it might be making us a bit nostalgic for neon colors and body-con designs. Nasty Gal knows our pain. Read More