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Despite what you may have seen on AMC, the heyday of Madison Avenue advertising had its fair share of feisty females. And these dames made a lot more than just coffee.“The Chef does everything but cook—that’s what wives are for!” proclaimed Kenwood’s 1961 advertisement for a new kitchen mixer called The Chef. The ad’s implicit sexism is anything but subtle: a beaming woman (wearing a chef’s hat, no less) hugs her husband from behind, apparently thrilled by her new kitchen appliance. Read More
Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it's sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. Read More
Before BMX riders like Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist were even born, let alone doing tricks like a decade or backwards manual, Japanese American cyclist Lilly Yokoi, the world’s greatest acrobat on a bicycle, was doing them first... in high heels and sequin costumes... before BMX was even a thing. While Yokoi’s performances were based in the circus, her technique and skill were unmatched during the late 50’s and 60’s. What began as a group with her sisters, who were all cyclists, soon evolved into a solo routine in 1956, according to Flashbak. Read More
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and beans we'd make and how I could practice howling at the blue corn moon with all sorts of magical, non-rabid animals. Read More
Bad news, ladies.  Another random thing to feel insecure about has just come out of the woodwork. And just when you finally got your FUPA and your unattractive armpits under control, too. Bummer. It’s called Bicycle Face, and it was actually considered it a serious health issue in the nineteenth century. The definition varies from source to source, but the general consensus was that women who biked too much would develop a chronic look of exhaustion and strain. This could include tight lips, a flushed face, harsh wrinkles, and bulging eyes with dark circles underneath. Read More
You've been begging us...and we're nice people, so we listened. The BUST Craftacular is returning to Los Angeles this Saturday, 6/21! We're setting up a one-day pop-up shop at Mack Sennett Studios in artsy Silver Lake, featuring the unique shopping that East Coasters have come to love as well as sweet treats and coffee, awesome DJs, DIY activities, and free goodies galore. You don't wanna miss out on: Over 45 makers and vintage vendors from both coasts. Read More
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more. To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
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
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
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