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Everyone's favorite midwestern rapper/crafter extraordinaire, Leslie Hall, will be making an in-store appearance today at Fat Fancy's Southwest Portland location from 3 - 4pm with her performance group, the LYs. Come get the new album, Back2Back Palz, signed by Leslie herself! While you're at it, score some choice threads from Midwest Diva, Leslie's clothing line, or some Leslie and the Lys official merch. If that's not enough Leslie for you, check out their show tonight at Dante's. Wear your finest Gem Sweater.   Image courtesy of LeslieHall. Read More
Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Jacqueline Kennedy have more in common than being iconic women of this century: They’ve all walked in Beth Levine’s shoes. Christened as “The First Lady of Shoe Design,” Levine introduced the mule, the stiletto, and even boots to the wardrobes of women across America, and impacted fashion in the 1960s, an era of which remains influential in fashion to this day. Now her life of design is immortalized in a book by Helene Verin, Beth Levine Shoes. Read More

Weekend Warriors

BY Intern Laura in Style

Another Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is almost upon us and this season's lineup is surely not to dissappoint.  The event, held this coming weekend at Glasslands Gallery, will feature local and national independent designers including BUST faves Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, whose use of bright colors and playful patterns surely make a statement, and SDN whose sustainable pieces put a modern twist on a classically polished aesthetic.  There will be live musical performances by Pink Stallone, MNDR, and more. Read More
American Apparel is on the hunt for their next soft-core porn model, asking women to put two cheeks to the wind for their "Best Bottom in the World" competition.  The clothing company is having women submit photos of their backsides clad in AA products to their website, where they are being scored and commented on.  It's the new "Hot or Not," except you feel even sleazier after looking at it.Am I surprised at Dov Charney's slimeball marketing tactics? No. Was there something about the butt gallery that I secretly enjoyed? Um, maybe. Read More
We’ve gotten a sneak peek at Sonia Rykiel’s new line for H&M, and, being as that the pieces so far sport fun colors, bows, and bedazzling, we love it. Rykiel, known for her knits, brings adorable sweaters and accessories from her French boutiques to the public with this collection, her second with the Swedish retailer.     The playful yet wearable pieces will almost certainly be a hit, though H&M has seen its share of controversy lately. Read More
    Okay, I know what you're thinking: "A blog about Valentine's Day stuff, already? Sheesh." Valentine's Day is around the corner - happily for lovebirds and lovers alike. Are you fresh out of ideas? Or, perhaps you should treat yourself this year to something sweet. Lend your eyes over to the Stump ring.    Sweet but not too girly, this Stump ring hits the nail on the head. Read More

To all our 4-eyed friends

BY Laurie in Style

Anyone that has ever met me knows I have a rather unhealthy obsession with glasses. For some girls it’s shoes, or handbags or cupcakes or whatever, but for me its spectacles, usually vintage and large. I’m often on the hunt for new shades too, and was delighted when my friend sent me a link to this amazing London based brand called PRISM. Woah, these are some seriously sexy frames! Not on the cheap side, they run about 205£, but they are hand made in Italy, and look awesome. Read More
BUST girl Emily Rems left a little something in my inbox this holiday season, and here I am, on Christmas, to share it with you.  Call me a giver.  For those of you celebrating, or for those of you just celebrating fashion, enjoy:  Third and Delaware. Some mad genius is meticulously gathering clothing highlights from each and every episode of Roseanne--providing colorful stills, snarky (or sincere?!) commentary, and careful labeling (down to the very season and episode from whence these fashions came). Read More

Champagne Celebration

BY Susan in Style

One of my fave BUST Holiday Craftacular vendors sent me this head piece today at left, that I am totally in love with. It's called "Champagne Celebration" and will look totally cute for a holiday party involving the drinkable kind of champagne! Now, I am not someone who gets really into hair accessories, I am either wearing my hair down, unwashed and scrappy, or tied back. Since I dye my hair far too much I end up not wanting to draw any more attention to it, but Glampire Designs totally changed my world. Read More
    How many times have you stood in front of your closet, staring into space? You know that feeling that comes with the familiar little voice. I haven't got a thing to wear.   Have no fear, the alum from All Star Challenge, Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman created the Colour-In Dress. Now, instead of fussing over a garment that's the wrong color or pattern...you can make your own! Reminiscent of coloring books and doodling in class margins, it seems almost retro-y. Not to mention, with a rainbow of colors, the dress can look flirty and sweet. Read More