BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 08, 2015
Seventeen year-old Samira Omar suffered terrible burns to her head and shoulders in a bullying incident while at school in the United Kingdom. She was afraid that she would never heal, but after returning to Canada, came across a cosmetic tattoo expert named Basma Hameed, who changed her entire outlook on healing.
Hameed suffered horrible burns herself at the age of 3, and since then has learned and mastered the art of covering them up. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jan 05, 2015
Meet Molly Matalon, a prolific young photographer and recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Only 23 years old, Molly has already hit the ground running and made quite the name for herself with her slick frankness and incredible eyebrow game. I sat down with Molly and asked her a few questions about making it as a female photographer and her tips and tricks of the trade.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I’m a 23-year-old photographer and lady living in Brooklyn, NY. I’m originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Jan 05, 2015
Comedian Nadia Manzoor touches herself in public. It’s not an act of exhibitionism: It’s just a thing that happens when she pretends to be a devout, respectable religious teacher in her one-woman show, Burq Off!. Manzoor's autobiographical premier—which has been lauded as “Terrific!” by The Economist and called “A no holds-barred performance” by Vogue India—is a romp through her conservative Muslim upbringing, dizzy London nightclubs, and secret romances. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 18, 2014
Thousands of shoppers checked lots of gifts off their lists at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn. If you weren’t able to join us in person you can still shop ’til you drop from our amazing vendors’ online stores. One crowd favorite is TRIME. Noémie Jennifer makes modular, structural jewelry that’s fun and customizable for every occasion and mood. Each TRIME kit allows you to create a minimum of three variations of the same piece, by interchanging colors and/or shapes. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Dec 16, 2014
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the occasional Throwback Thursday ‘gram? I know I’ve definitely posted a 20+ year old photo of little ol’ me rocking some serious 90’s swag: leggings, jean jacket, tattoo necklace, an adorable pair of baby Docs. It’s fun to reminisce not only about the trends of the era, but your own blossoming personal style from toddler-hood to preteen to high school rebel-mom-stop-taking-my-photo-I-hate-you-ugh. Read More
We’ve all had a handful of teachers whom we will never forget, right? Maybe that teacher inspired you to pursue what you love, or in the case of Natasha Vaynblat’s class, banging a frying pan to bring order to her students.
After teaching in the public schools of NYC, Natasha was compelled to create a show highlighting her experiences. Vaynblat recalls, “We spent most of the [professional development] session singing a revised version of "So Happy Together" that was supposed to improve our teaching practices. Read More
Last week, Kate Pierson released an official video for the new single, "Mister Sister" on her album, Guitars and Microphones, out February 17, 2015. Pierson, who's best known as the iconic voice for The B-52s, debuts her solo album featuring Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks, and a collaboration with Sia while writing the songs.
The newly released "Mister Sister" track video features the great SNL and Portlandia star, Fred Armisen. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Dec 09, 2014
Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female.
You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot.
It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" of different female subcultures in London about thirty years ago. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 08, 2014
Joining the growing list of women who are rawly presenting their personal experiences through art, Susan Copich is shocking viewers with her dark and daring portraiture series “Domestic Bliss,” recently displayed in NYC.
Copich is a mother, performer, and photographer living in Upstate New York whose style can be linked to Cindy Sherman and Laurie Simmons. Like these leading ladies, Copich’s work challenges its audiences to reconsider social representations of women. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Dec 03, 2014
There is no way around it – the holiday season has arrived. Lampposts have been adorned with wreaths and sparkling lights, Christmas songs have infected the radio waves, and you are stuck wondering what gift to get your Aunt Melanie this year. Well, if your Aunt Melanie is someone who’s exhausted not just by walking the streets to buy presents but by the street harassment that often comes with it, and if she’s into DIY projects – we’ve got an idea. Read More