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  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab blends dark, romantic, and cruelty-free scents for folks who are into all things magickal, pagan, mythological, medieval, Victorian, and horror. What does that mean? Basically, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab team uses their 15-plus years of experience in the homeopathy and aromatherapy fields to transform ideas (everything from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline series and medieval love poems) to super-wearable, but still unique, perfumes. They have a mind-boggling assortment of scents (and massage and bath oils, too!) available for purchase on their website. Read More
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
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories.  Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look.  Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame. To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.  Tell us about yourself. My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll behind Hey, Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories. Read More
What can 3d printing do? Prepare to have your mind blown. 1) 3D DIY Sex Toys   (Via: New York Toy Collective) That's right, you can print highly personalized sex toys in the comfort of your own home. This is not a drill. I am convinced that this is why 3D printing was created. The technology is almost in place to allow anyone to print body-safe pleasure objects. This is what the future looks like, people. DILDIY:   2) 3D – Printed Cast (Osteoid by Deniz Karasahin) This cast contains the technology to speed up recovery time and looks kick-ass while doing so. Read More
Brown Butter Beauty offers a natural alternative to beauty products to enhance your hair, skin and body.  Founder, Christine Gant, is an accomplished photographer with a passion for making women feel beautiful. Want to learn more about Christine and her Brown Butter Beauty creations? Read below. Tell us about yourself.  I'm a professional photographer turned beauty maven.  I left a 10+ year career as a photographer to start "Brown Butter Beauty" a  hair care  and skincare line created with natural exotic ingredients from around world. Read More
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art.  This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer.  Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.   For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!  Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky bad ass babes like myself that have an appreciation for feminism and all things retro and kitsch. Read More
In celebration of all things crafty, we thought we'd share the work of the extraordinary author/craftswoman Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY stationary appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. Read More
Fox & Doll  specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition. To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Shana Astrachan and I am a San Francisco-based designer, metalsmith, makeup artist and hair stylist. Read More
   Julie Mollo is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer with the cutest retro clothes in town. She started sewing custom clothes and costumes for Katy Perry while still a college student, and has since expanded her business into street-ready skirt sets that even non-rockstars can totally rock. Read on for the story behind Julie's kooky-yet-cute creations. Read More
I’m a huge fan of girly feminist embroidery projects. I even make some myself. That’s why when I stumbled upon Mo Morgan’s sassy but honest embroideries, I absolutely fell in love.  I have a soft spot for embroidery activism. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition between the quaint, dainty art-form (with its stitched-in associations to the domestic housewife) and the bloodthirsty history of the women’s movement. The rich history behind both feminism and crafting make Morgan's modern day blend of the two so much more than just cheeky decoration. Read More