BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 18, 2014
It won’t be news to anyone here that given the option between spending money and getting free stuff, we’re all gonna choose free. And given how popular thrifting’s gotten in recent years, even thrift stores have started hiking up the prices. Why would you spend money on someone else’s used clothes when you could get them straight from your friends who, we all know, have fabulous taste. Let’s be real, you guys look like a scene from Sex and the City: 2014 when you walk down the street together. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 16, 2014
In 1922, Ellen Welles Page sat down and penned a letter for the weekly New York magazine Outlook. “If one judges by appearances,” she wrote, “I suppose I am a flapper. I am within the age limit. I wear bobbed hair, the badge of flapperhood. (And oh, what a comfort it is!) I powder my nose. I spend a large amount of time in automobiles. I adore to dance.” But, she went on to explain, there was a reason why folks her age were given to frivolity. “We are the Younger Generation. The war tore away our spiritual foundations and challenged our faith. Read More
on Jun 12, 2014
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage garments called Made by TLO.
To learn more about The Loved One, read on. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 05, 2014
Everybody knows there's no state more punk than Texas. Check out these incredible photographs from Teenage Film featuring the punk girls of Houston, Texas during the 70's and 80's. Revolution Southern style now!
Images courtesy of TeenageFilm.com. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on May 24, 2014
You asked and we listened...and we're super excited to FINALLY bring the BUST Craftacular back to Los Angeles on Saturday, June 21st. We're setting up a one-day-only celebration of all things handmade, vintage, and delicious at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, and we're looking for a few more vendors to join the party. Read More
on May 24, 2014
Part Sofia Vergara, part chihuahua, and part helium balloon, Charo is one of the cutest and weirdest showbiz characters ever. In case you're not familiar, Charo is one of those pop-culture oddities who appeared on late-night shows lichrally hundreds of times during the '70s and '80s. The host would giggle at her shitty English, she'd do some kind of funny dance or musical performance, and everyone would laugh. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 01, 2014
Ahh, New York City: the original, glorious melting pot. Yet unless you make a conscious habit of touring the cobblestoned side streets of the Lower East Side or popping into the Tenement Museum every now and then, it can be easy to forget that the whole of this island was once a grimy, industrial, cluttered port. Well... okay, so it's still all those things. But it sure looked a lot cooler in the 1900s, no?*
Thanks to a collection of high-res images at Shorpy Historical Photos, we can get a detailed glimpse of a past life. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on May 01, 2014
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s. The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.
Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by vintage clothing since I was tall enough to open my mother's closet. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Apr 30, 2014
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 Maggie Carr
on Apr 02, 2014
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made beauty/body/hair/nail products, and tasty treats to join us. Read More