This past week I was able to catch some of the most stylish South by Southwesters walking to and from the massive amount of shows and parties going on. From 6th Street to Waterloo Records, spring style was popping up everywhere. While I hear it's still chilly where I live in NYC, my hometown, Austin, Tx, decided to skip spring altogether and head right for summer sunshine. While it's both a blessing and a curse, one thing's for sure: it sure is refreshing to see ... Read More
Thursday was one of BUST's awesome SXSW events featuring Harvard, This Time Next Year, Wild Orchard Children, Orbs, Gatsbys American Dream, and Eisley. The bands were amazing, especially Eisley, who I'd always wanted to see! Their melodic songs definitely set the mood for the rest of the evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time, including myself. I made some new BUST-loving friends, had a few drinks and rocked out to some great music! Here are just ... Read More
This is the title of Fiona Goble’s 64-page manual to do just that. Ever fancy a mini knit version of royal heartthrobs Prince William and Prince Harry? This book can help you. Whether you knit or not, these dolls are pretty darn adorable. With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is basically taking every 5-year olds dream job, people are more fascinated than ever with the royal family. If you’re one of those people, why not get ... Read More
In case you were wondering as I was, an oratorio is pretty similar to an opera in its use of a choir, soloists, and character ensembles, but unlike an opera, there's no scenery, costumes, or action. An oratorio is basically made up of large scale musical compositions that explain the story or subject, usually taking on religious or sacred subject matter.  THIS oratorio, "From the Fire," composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and ... Read More
I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.  The designs are based out of London ... Read More
  Coral Charles-Dunne, 91, of Birmingham has an interesting and educational hobby. She spends up to six hours a day knitting breasts of all shapes and sizes to aid in breastfeeding instruction. The knitted breasts are used by expectant mothers to learn various breast feeding techniques. She was initially approached by breastfeeding network volunteer, Bev Dunn, and has been knitting breasts ever since! "I've knitted stacks of stuff for charity, like pull ... Read More
It’s just been announced today that the highly anticipated Le Tigre tour film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour, will be released on DVD June 7th by Oscilloscope Laboratories! The film follows the unabashedly feminist gals of Le Tigre on the This Island tour across four continents and ten countries.  With a no holds bar attitude lending to a punk rock vibe, Kathleen Hanna, former Bikini Kill singer and Riot Grrl pioneer, leads Le Tigre in an ... Read More
Not only does the Midwest usually gets a bad rep when it comes to style, but there also seems to be a shortage of really good men's blogs lately. Enter The Midwestyle. The name is catchy, the photos are great, and, of course, the boys are cute. Their style veers somewhere in the realm of classically preppy lumberjack (is that a thing?) with a penchant for mixing vintage and designer with overall good deals. Their vision is “To show that men in the Midwest ... Read More
Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause. The evening will include Murray Hill as MC, the crowning of Susan Sarandon and Luis Guzman as Mardi Gras Queen and King, and performances by some of New York and New Orlean’s hottest jazz-swing, gospel, and ... Read More
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