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Six(teen) Sandals

BY Lan Truong in Style

Every year, my toes eagerly await the first week in which temperatures hover around 70°. According to, that won't happen in New York City until May 11th [insert loud groan here]. It's a ways off (don't get me started on the shitty weather the Northeast had to endure earlier this week), but just think-- now you have more time to find the perfect pair of open-toed shoes for the summer. Below are six of our favorites, which you can dress down with shorts, or mix with a dress (we're digging stripes and florals right now) for a fancier look. Read More
We have to admit, there's something a bit predictable about donning dresses that look like they're made of flowers once the clouds start to lift and the mercury starts to rise. Despite the fact that it's been done before, there's just something about floral prints that goes hand in hand with nice weather. And today in New York, where the high is slated to be in the mid-80s, it's the perfect excuse to indulge in a little flower power. Florals don't have to look dowdy; there are plenty of fresh options on the market to help you bloom. Read More
Former America's Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson, graces the cover of the current issue. Slink Magazine, a bi-monthly London-based fashion and lifestyle magazine geared towards women sized 14 & up (U.S. size 10 & up) that started online last year, has launched a print edition. The magazine, created by former fashion design student Rivkie Baum after she was frustrated with the limited sizes, features strictly plus-size models and focuses on fashion for curvy women. Read More
New York Couture is a dazzling blend of punk rock cool and majorly glamorous fairy princess. Their skirts, tops, and dresses are all limited-edition and surefire conversation starters. Worn by the likes of Katy Perry and Agyness Deyn, these frocks are sure to add  some much needed whimsy to your life.  I love when fashion has a cheeky sense of humor, and that's exactly what New York Couture does best (outside of super hot short-shorts).  I think my life can be viewed in two parts: before I knew about the cheeseburger skirt and after. I will not rest until I own this beauty. Read More
Swiss designer Nicole Locher has launched her new jewelry line for the spring season and here at BUST, we're smitten. The trinkets are built with antique pieces Locher gathers from flea markets in Paris and they feature delicate lace, charms, and little bows paired with pistols, vintage mug shots, handcuffs and dirty phrases. The concept behind her designs is “perversion with a touch of class.” Sugar and spice, indeed. Each of the conversation-starting pieces are $59. Here are some of my favorites:    I think this about twice a day on average. Read More
The Hunger Games is officially a phenomenon. People of all ages and tastes are loving it and with such a twisted plot and kickass heroine, who can blame them? America is geeking out together and I'm loving every minute of it. Not only are the fans varied, but so is the film's fashion. From district to kooky capital, there is surprising inspiration to be had. Although most capital citizens are a silly, ignorant bunch, they do get to wear some of the most extravagantly colorful garments rarely seen in films these days. Read More
I can't say I never eat at a table because sometimes I go to restaurants. But at home I'm eating in my bed or on the couch because my kitchen table is the place where mail goes to get lost. Just last night I decided when I win the MegaMillions and become a half-billionaire, I'm going to get a custom made mattress that has cup holders built in. But in the slight off-chance that I don't win the lottery, I think I'll buy a pair of these Pic Nic Pants from Italian design company Acquacalda.    They look like harem pants and IKEA had a weird, European pant baby. Read More

Seeing Stripes

BY Lan Truong in Style

I'll buy any piece of clothing—socks, underwear, dress, t-shirt—if there are stripes on it. My fondness for stripes probably has something to do with my love for repetition; I find it to be very calming. Also, I think stripes make people look cool, and I like to think that my coolness (on a scale of 1=low to 10=high) goes from a 1 to a 3 when I wear stripes. Pretty impressive. Here's a small roundup of striped dresses that I've got my eyes on. Marine Dress, $29,       Dress with Gold Applique, $59.90,     Charlotte Dress, $89, piperlime. Read More
Audrey Grace, a boutique based in Jackson, Mississippi, and Small Girls PR have come together to bring NYC some of the cutest designs around in an amzing pop-up shop featuring designers such as Erin Fetherston, Rachel Antonoff, Vivetta, It's Okay My Dear, Orla Kiely, Lauren Moffat, and many more!  The opening night included delicious cake, adorable twee-pop, wonderful vintage, and an obscene amount of  peter-pan-collar dresses. I don't think I could've been more in love with an event. Read More
Many girls with straight hair tend to want curly and vice versa. In the past, I've used a curling iron on my stick-straight hair, but curls never seemed to stay, especially if I wanted bigger, fuller curls. Normally I'd just use a curling iron to flip the ends for a 60's-esque 'do, but lately, I've been really inspired by hair from the 1940's. There were fabulous curls galore!  Looking to put away my damaging curler, I turned to rag curls. I've heard a lot of nice things about rag curls  from Emily of It Girl, Rag Doll and Kater of All This Happiness. Read More