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While capturing the true beauty of brown skin eluded photographers for nearly a century—it wasn't until the 1970s and '80s that film was reformulated so that its emulsions were sensitive to the nuances of non-white complexions—whoever snapped the photos of these women of color during the 1800s were doing something right. Read More
FINALLY, the snow piles are starting to shrink and spring is fast approaching. Time to put away your NorthFace coats and slip into something more comfortable. Springtime shopping has officially begun, so in order to help our lovely BUSTies we did a little searching for you all. Pick up these warm weather staples to keep your seasonal look fresh, fun and delightfully parka-free.  1) We love this adorable pink umbrella from Bella Umbrella. It's perfect for those rainy, warm days since it's both waterproof and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. Read More
Well, this is awesome: Former Olympic swimming champion and gay rights activist Casey Legler has been making a name for herself in the fashion industry as a successful male model. At six foot two, the 37-year-old French-born New Yorker became the first woman to be signed exclusively as a male model. As Legler explained to ABC Australia, “I was put in men's clothes because I fit in men's clothes. The only thing that's particularly unique is that I'm biologically a woman. Read More
Sure, you could wear your heart on your sleeve ... but why not wear an awesome button on your chest, backpack, or pretty much anywhere else instead? On our search for fearless feminist buttons, we discovered we're actually budding button hoarders—but how could we not be when there are so many amazing options, all under $3. Let's do this: 1. Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda Available on Etsy 2. Rosie the Riveter Available on Etsy 3. Break Gender Rules Available on Etsy 4. Don't Tell Me to Smile   Available on Etsy 5. Read More
There is nothing quite as nice as slipping into a soft, comfy, these-fit-perfectly pair of underwear. Smooth organic cotton, toxin-free dye, and no sweatshops involved feels really great on the body—could such an undie exist? Sure can. At Pansy, the organic cotton underwear company out of San Leandro, CA has caught the eye of those in search of a sustainable line of lingerie and intimates. Now, Pansy has gained more positive attention for their new photo shoot starring mama’s-to-be. Read More
It's no secret that we live in a world where the media constantly, repeatedly, over and over and over again (do you get the idea?) forces one narrow idea of ‘beauty’ in our faces. Last year, Victoria’s Secret made the mistake of marketing that image as the “perfect body,” and naturally, people got upset. First of all, as a culture we’d probably all benefit from erasing the word “perfect” from our vocabulary. Read More
Is there a better way to gear up for spring than with chartreuse armpit hair?! Probably, but we can't help but feel inspired by what these girls on Instagram have been hiding under their winter sweaters. We're excited to see this trend peeking out of tank tops, and you can bet we'll be giving it a shot on our own radical locks here at BUST, if we can find a safe, chemical-free method of our own. Read More
Zendaya Coleman looked straight-up flawless at this years Oscars, rocking a stunning Vivienne Westwood gown and long natural locs. But even perfection can’t escape E! Fashion Police unscathed, and this time it was a doozy. Read More
Turns out when you mix tea and sugar, you can get more than a sweet drink. 10 years ago, fashion designer Suzanne Lee and biologist David Hepworth combined the same yeast and bacteria microbes found in kombucha juice with tea and sucrose, and the result was the creation of a fabric akin to leather. So what did this mean for the fashion world? Well, by introducing microbiology into consumer production, researchers can find sustainable ways to manufacture the materials used in clothing. Read More
New York Fashion Week has been a flurry of fringe and furs, and we couldn't be more excited. One designer in particular has caught our attention: Carrie Hammer has, for the second year in a row, replaced runway models with “role models," embracing and empowering women everywhere. Twenty-one CEOs, entrepreneurs, writers, and actresses walked Hammer’s line; among these was American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway. Read More