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The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited to announce a brand-spankin’-new style 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. In addition to over 90 vendors selling handmade and vintage fashion and accessories, indie-made beauty products, and more--Primped also offers tons of complimentary primping services, free goodies, fun DIY activities, and creative cocktails. Read More
  When the weather is just straight up abominable, and you’re sick of sitting inside watching the HBO-GO dial spin until kingdom come, well sometimes it helps to go thrifting. We know that it can be a total drag to sift through thousands of army jackets and Christmas sweaters, so here are a few fun thrift stores around NYC and Brooklyn that will surely make up for the chapped noses and frozen toes.   1.) SHAREEN VINTAGE NYC The pink dress hanging from the fire escape outside of Shareen Vintage is your beacon of hope for the springtime. Read More
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