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  Fashion designer Linda Trau has put together a new line of products called ZUBA Africa, which sells handmade necklaces made by Rwandan women in need of assistance. The line of accessories is partnered with Fairwinds Trading and “uses business as a strategy for the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.”    The colorful necklaces and totes are sweet and vibrant and really reflect the meaning of the company’s ... Read More
Japan has never looked so cute now that the 9th Annual Blythe anniversary charity exhibition is about to be underway! For the third year in a row, BUST will participate in the yearlong festivities surrounding the newest collection of donated designer Blythe dolls. All of the glitz and glamour of runway shows and photo shoots is in the name of love, as the proceeds of doll auctions and fan books will benefit charities such as Make a Wish Japan. So if you happen to ... Read More
(Above: Photo courtesy of Ms. Taken, a jewelry company that sells fake but real-looking engagement ring to ward off unwanted suitors or make grandma happy.) Feeling super bitter, or super symbolic, about the end of your marriage? The wedding ring coffin is a perfect way to bury your feelings, or “bury the past and move on to a new tomorrow” as the website advertises. After that you’ll need a new kind of ring to let everyone know that you’re ... Read More
Enter to win this great contest over at Advanced Style, the prize is an opportunity to shop with an expert thrifter, and all around stylish lady, Deborah Rapoport, often photographed for the site, and recently seen in NY Magazine (and soon to be featured in BUST, natch!) You'll get to spend a day shopping with Deborah at NYC's Housingworks Thrift store, while soaking up some of her vast knowledge of clothing and dressing, and her credo that clothing should be FUN ... Read More
In this video, our favorite actress, Chloë Sevigny, star of HBO's Big Love, Oscar nominee and uber-stylish indie film goddess, takes you on a tour of her favorite New York neighborhood, the East Village. We've been big fans of Chloë ever since spotting her as a young actress in New York in the early 90's. When she's not off making movies or filming episodes of Big Love in LA, she makes her home in the East Village. Here she discusses some of her favorite ... Read More
  Brace yourself vintage fashionistas... This weekend, Re/Dress NYC will be selling hundreds of vintage dresses (sizes 6-26) from the 50s to the 80s. And for only $20 freakin dollars! It all starts with a vintage-themed fashion show on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The sale begins immediately after and goes till 7 p.m Sunday.  Sophie Spinelle of Shameless Photography will also be there taking pinup and glamour portraits of any gal who wants to show off how ... Read More

Old's Cool!

BY Laurie in Style File

Ladies of a certain age seem to be having their moment in the media right now. Last night, I watched a few episodes of Sunset Daze, the new reality show on WE about feisty folks living in a retirement home in Arizona, whose ages range from their 60s to their 70s. The nouveau riche Real Housewives, who are in their 40s and 50s, are acting up every week on Bravo, and soon we'll have another Sex and the City movie featuring glam gals in their 40s and 50s. On the Web, ... Read More
    I have a bit of a thing for the delectable Mr Wingate's screen-printed designs, so I'm super-psyched about this EXCLUSIVE print he has created for the Craftacular at the Camden Crawl.  From his studio-cum-shop on Columbia Road, in London’s East End, Mr Wingate (aka Sam) creates designs inspired by London's landscape (think tower blocks and pubs) and prints them on T-shirts, cushions and, my favourites, aprons. I also love his ... Read More
 The first annual Shop & Bop Vintage Selection will take place on Saturday, May 8th at the loft space and outdoor roof deck at 90 Ludlow St, a space provided by Spencer Sweeney of Santos Party House. The all day event will feature items from some of New York's finest vintage retailers including Sweet Virginia Vintage, In Your Closet NYC, Sammy Davis Vintage, and more. Haircuts by Nadja will be available and there will be DJs and drink specials all day ... Read More
I don’t really know much about fashion. Nor do I read Vogue, but when my school (Pratt Institute) announced that Anna Wintour would be the speaker for this year’s Presidential Lecture, I knew I had to go, if only to say I’d gotten to see her speak. Last year, I got to see the absolutely wonderful Martha Stewart give a lecture as part of the same series (which, when I relayed the details of said lecture to my father, he decided that I, much to his ... Read More
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