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One thing that every Fashion Designer knows (and all aspiring designers should) is that making something that looks like a delectable piece of cake, usually isn’t. Tamar Daniel, designer and founder of Hokey Croquis, is making the creative process a little bit easier. Designers, leave some room amid your briefcase of swatch books and French curves for the Fashionflat Sketchpad. This handy little tool is a bound sketchbook for croquis illustrations; the simplified flats used in production and order forms. Rather than bothering...

  Today's PETA ad in the Chicago Tribune has set off a maelstrom in the blogosphere. People just love to hate PETA. But for this? Because it's tacky? As opposed to what, the way these animals are treated? In playing the first character on TV to have an abortion, Arthur didn't exactly shy away from controversy in her lifetime. And that stone cold stare? Classic Bea/Maude. The fullpage ad explains everything, and not in fine print. Arthur supported PETA in her lifetime and left them a...

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like: on Cinco de Mayo, 20 contenders, hoping to be named the best guac of the evening, will serve their mashed avocado creations to the attendees of Guactacular 2010 (presented by NachosNY.com) at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn. From 7-8, free Tecate and Dos Equos will be served. BUST’s own Lisa Butterworth will be one of the official judges of the guac along with Jess Amason of BuzzFeed/This is Why You’re Fat and Kelly Reeves of Urlesque. (Though,...

Kartina R., of This Moi blog, has an interesting post up today about lipstick, which she has allowed us to share with you. Lipstick is a fascinating thing. On Tuesday a New York  theater did not pick a play of mine to be a part of their one-act marathon. On Wednesday I felt sorry for myself. On Thursday a good thing happened to me. An accomplishment of sorts. On Friday I wore lipstick. On Saturday and Sunday I did as well. Bright. Red. Thick. Matte. Lipstick is not an unusual choice for...

Our cover boy Tracy Morgan, was on Jimmy Fallon last night and he was very funny, as usual. They talked about Tracy now being A-List and appearing on the cover of a magazine (ahem), as well as crying on the Oprah show. We're super stoked that Jimmy was as excited for Tracy's BUST cover as we are! Tracy made a great segue from the Astronaut suit to the crazy lady Astronaut who wore depends, god I love that story. Below is the clip, check us...
New York City's best craft fair is back in time for Spring! The one and only BUST Spring Craftacular is more than just a craft fair, but a celebration of all things handmade, unique and vintage! You have just 3 days left to get your application in-Friday is the deadline. We accept all kinds of crafty wares from clothing, jewelry, housewares, to handbags, hair accessories, food and so much more. It's super simple to apply, just fill out the form here, and either pay the...

At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India and Bosnia...it's a womens' collective...

Dear xkcd, I love you.  Very much. xoxo, Jamie...
THIS SATURDAY, April 10th, is the deadline for photography submissions for a summer exhibition in San Francisco’s City Hall.  The International Museum of Women, located on Montgomery Street in SF’s Financial District, is a “social change museum” acting under this professed mission: to value the lives of women around the world.  In that spirit, the museum is calling for photographers around the world to submit their own representations of “women... participating in the current global economy as leaders and agents of positive change.”  Selected photographs...
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty...