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  As far as I’m concerned, there is little to nothing not worth analyzing when it comes to pop culture. All our trends, fads, and institutions are reflective of what we value as a society, and one of society’s major indicators is….models! Let us briefly explore the models of the 90’s, who would, most likely, never in a million years be models today, as their looks are currently “out.”Despite an intense love and obsession ... Read More
Come on out November 12th for Re/Dress NYC's INDIE+ on the Runway: Emerging Plus Size Fashion at the Invisible Dog Art Center. The event will be hosted by BUST's very own Managing Editor, Emily Rems, along with the "Burlesque Bitch Goddess and Illuminatrix Supreme," Tangerine Jones. The show will be the kick off event for INDIE+'s Trunk Show weekend, and will feature new collections from the country's top emerging plus size fashion and accessory designers, ... Read More
In celebration of the opening of their new Soho NY store, I got to check out the Spring line of Dr. Martens and I was super impressed! Everyone knows the classic DM shit-kickers, but I sometimes had a hard time working them into my wardrobe. For the last few years, they’ve been updating the line, by adding heels and color, but this latest crop is by far my favorite. From more refined, suede desert boots, to feminine wedges, to glam heeled sandals, there is ... Read More
Some street style I shot while visiting  a friend in Boston. I really want to go back, I had such a lovely time.  Maybe it's because I've spent the last four years here but Fall in New York looks nothing like Fall in Boston. The trees turn such beautiful colors- saffrons, rich magentas and emeralds- I kind of wanted to eat the leaves. Or take them home with me and stare at the pretty colors all day long.  But I've digressed- back to street style! ... Read More
Calling all fashion devotees, Halloween addicts, and anyone who's a sucker for some stylin' combat: House of Diehl hosts their infamous Style Wars this Saturday! Come out to watch the live style battles that the L.A. Times called, "A touring fight-out for the fashion savvy." The show involves NYC's hottest young designers going head to head in 5-minute style wars and the winner gets a stay at the W hotel in New York. The judges are Phillip Bloch, Jules Kim ... Read More
On cold, sunless afternoons the BUST office can seem more like a dark cave than a magical island run by women. Despite the dreariness outside there was nothing but enchantment inside as the interns were transformed into psychedelic tree nymphs with the help of some pretty sassy spandex. MessQueen, a New York City-based designer, aims for bold with her funky printed leggings that command attention from across the room.  Slip a pair of these bad boys on and you ... Read More
The Fred Perry label continues it's nearly fifty-year old romance with the music industry as it teams up British songstress and style icon Amy Winehouse for a new line of retro chic clothing. The collaboration puts a feminine twist on the classic label, incorporating the brand's staple looks with Winehouse's unconventional sex appeal. In hindsight, the pairing of the two seems obvious and inevitable like Kate Moss for Topshop or the Cardigans' Nina Persson for ... Read More
Being a southern transplant to New York City, I find fall one of the trickiest of the seasons. You would think winter would be difficult but no no, it's not, you just freeze and get to play in the snow and sometimes slip and fall on the sidewalks. Winter is easy because it's consistent, consistently cold. Fall is a tempestuous mistress of a season, hot one day, cold the next. Or deliciously pleasant in the bright buttery sunlight and brisk and prickling the shade. ... Read More
For those who don't know, LUSH is a fresh, handmade cosmetics company that originated in London several years ago and has now reached cult status. The company is by no means a cult, but when you mention its name, a wide spectrum of people will turn glass eyed and immediately reach for their purse or wallet. In an attempt to bring the loyal lovers of their popular bath bombs and soaps to a heightened frenzy of buyer's lust, co-founder Mark Constantine and resident ... Read More
 Former Bust cover gal and pipe belting  extraordinaire Beth Ditto is bringing a coat of a different color ( and size!) to a closet near you. Made famous for her in your face, electric and kooky stage presence as front woman for dance punk band The Gossip, Ditto proves that she can work the runway just as good as the dance floor.  This week, the collection consisting of 21 pieces featuring skirts,dresses, tops, and even a jacket hit UK based retailer ... Read More
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