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Biking to work is the norm for millions of people all over the world. Urban biking is growing in popularity every year, and now fashion is catching up to the demographic of people who want to be able to bike to work in style (and safety).  When I lived in Amsterdam for a semester, I had no choice but to bike to class every day, so I became a quick learner of the written and unwritten rules of biking in a city. I found out it was a great way to learn the ins and outs of the town, and a great way to travel when the trams and buses were out of commission for the night. Read More
Still frantically running around, trying to find inspiration for a feminist-worthy Halloween costume? With parties starting this weekend, we’ve collected some Polyvore ideas for recreating a few iconic looks. Here’s how to pay homage to the Queen of Rap and Queen Bey, who provide endless inspiration for amazing costumes.  If you want to replicate Beyoncé, take a look at one of the Queens’ signature looks put together by our BUST BFF Jackie Martin. (Also, remember ladies, black face is never ok. EVER. No matter what. Duh. Read More
A fashion initiative  for anyone who is jealous of how on point Shane McCutcheon on The L Word (played by Katherine Moennig) always looks. HauteButch gives new meaning to fashion inclusivity with menswear that fits anyone who desires to wear it — butch, androgynous, and straight women, as well as transmen, all have a one-stop place to shop. Thanks to Karen Roberts, a California-based US Navy Veteran, this fashion line encompasses the style of men’s clothing and a fit that is somewhere in between men’s and women’s fashion. Read More
Susan Gregg Koger, ModCloth co-creator & Nicolette Mason fashion writer and designer   Nicolette Mason, a 20-something fashion columnist and editor, finally has a fashion line with ModCloth! If you aren’t already familiar with Nicolette’s particular brand of awesome, you might have forgotten you've stumbled upon her column “Big Girl Skinny World”  in Marie Claire or on Cosmo’s YouTube channel. Read More
When I was in high school, I remember only seeing girls ridiculed for their tank tops or shorts. But the boys were able to walk by the deans revealing their boxers while sagging their pants or wearing tank tops, and with ease! So I can understand the frustration of the students at Tottenville High School in Staten Island. With a new school year, a new dress code was enforced. This dress code bans tank tops, short-shorts, miniskirts, leggings, skinny jeans, headbands, halter-tops, sweats, hats, hoodies, sunglasses, and more. Read More
Start carving those pumpkins kids, 'cuz Halloween is right around the corner. October 31st is, in my not so humble opinion, the sexiest holiday, depending on whether or not you find stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey at all sexual. To each her own. Anyway, the annual celebration is guaranteed to bring with it an onslaught of girls dressed in skimpy renditions of cops, pirates, or bunnies. If that’s your bag and you feel confident as hell walking down the street wearing a potentially flammable ensemble, then by all means, you do you, girl. Read More
Well ladies, it's that time of year again, with the trees about to shed their leaves and 2015 looming right around the corner. If, like me, you have decided to revamp your wardrobe, then look no further than emerging style icon, well-spoken women's rights advocate, and all-around badass lady Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Everyone could use a little Supreme Court dowager in their closet: equal parts eccentricity, black robe, and thoughtful dissent.  If you saw Justice Ginsburg’s supreme collection of detachable collars (I mean, jabots) - you know what I’m talking about. Read More
Chanel debuted their Spring/Summer 2015 collection on a fake Parisian boulevard within Grand Palais in Paris. The show’s clothing had a 1970s vibe with the tweed pantsuits and bright colorful blouses. It could have been a nod to the feminist movement in the seventies, since Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, ended the show with a feminist protest. Normally, I would be happy that feminism has reached a new audience but I don’t think the message was sent correctly. This protest made feminism a commodity. Read More
For six years straight I've been dying my hair unnatural colors.During this time I've written a two different guides to unnatural hair colors and within months each has felt a bit outdated for one reason or another. My most recent set of posts on the subject was published back in 2011. In all honesty, to me, those three posts feel rushed. I've decided to rewrite my hair series a little differently, with more photos, and with more information. First I'm going to start with maintaining hair color, which isn't that hard but seems to be a mystery to a lot of people. Read More
It’s often said that, “age is nothing but a number.” But in the inspiring fashion documentary Advanced Style, the golden years are elevated to such enviable heights, younger viewers may actually walk away biting the styles of the seniors in their midst. Based on photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s popular blog and book of the same name, and directed by Lina Plioplyte, the film is a vibrant celebration of elderly New York women and the wardrobes they’ve been carefully curating for decades. Read More