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Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.   Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, the best Hilda illustrations were done from his head, not from models. Read More
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?). Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled. Let’s first talk about what she’s known for: her accomplishments. Read More
  Why is it so intriguing to peek into the past? Think about how much time you spend flipping through old family albums, vintage pictures in shops or garage sales, or - dare I say - Facebook albums of yesteryear. To me it’s clear: old photos are magic. There's some universal connective tissue between our world and the world before us, and photos are a fast way into the past. Read More
One of my favorite bloggers, Izzy of YeYe Style, has recently put out a fabulous lookbook for her vintage shop, Yeye Vintage. Shot by my talented friend Mary Elam, the lookbook is pure flower power chic. Most of Izzy's items are vintage, but a few special looks were created by hand, such as the psychedelic two-piece below and the blue floral printed dress called "the Rosemary dress" She also designed the earrings, which are available in limited quantities. I'm totally loving this lookbook and am smitten with the mod prints. Read More
I know the week is just beginning but keep yourself amped up with my new girl crush: Emmy Wildwood. The Brooklynite just released a new video for her single “Chick Chick Boom (Tired of Love)” and I'm nowhere near tired of it. Wildwood considers her sound “weird pop” and says “Chick Chick Boom” is “a breakup song, it’s a song of being fed up and not feeling like you can do it again.”  I'm not sure I’d call her dreamy vocals and dark (yet somehow upbeat) synth “weird,” but I'd definitely call them damn fine. Read More
  If you’re looking to make a fashion splash this season, look no further! One of the latest trends in swimwear draws inspiration from vintage vibes and styles from the past. No matter your level of modesty, size, price range, or shape, there’s a retro suit for you:   1) Room and Diving Board Two Piece - ModCloth ModCloth is well known for having a huge range of amazing vintage inspired clothes, and this bathing suit does not disappoint! It runs from a size XS-L and the top and bottom are sold together. Read More
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend. We just kicked off the vendor application period for the Spring Craftacular, and we want you--yes, you!--to apply. Read More
Like many of my underemployed and vintage-loving peers, I spend a somewhat absurd amount of time and money on Etsy. Whenever I’m in need of a one-of-a-kind gift, keepsake, or outfit, this vintage and handmade marketplace is always where I begin my search.  Never do I appreciate Etsy more than during the holidays. The site is a veritable treasure trove of unique gifts and fabulous holiday ensembles. And the fact that I can do my eclectic/vintage holiday shopping from my couch rather than the teeming hell pit that is Midtown at Christmas? Priceless. Read More
We're obsessed with this jam here at BUST HQ. Thrifting! Highly danceable beats! Footed onesies! Children! Fur rippling through the air in epic slow-mo! What's not to love? It already has 25 million hits on Youtube! How did we not know about this until last week? What is wrong with us? Now we need to listen to it every day just to make up for lost time! This IS fucking awesome. Read More
Do you like 60s-era tunes? Do you like music videos? Do you enjoy things that are awesome? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll need to head directly to Scopitones.com. For the uninitiated, Scopitones were the precursors to music videos—these short flicks were created in the 1960s to be played on specially made video jukeboxes in bars, restaurants, and amusement parks.     Too weird to live and too cool to die, Scopitone videos are packed with retro charm, amazing costumes, and beyond-odd plotlines. Read More