A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation. Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory. She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a  beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!) Shara Porter will be ... Read More
  BUST Magazine is proud to support Momasphere's 2010 LUNAFEST, this Sunday at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope. In the past, Momasphere has created fun and exciting events to educate and empower women. Sunday, May 23rd will be no exception. LUNAFEST is a festival featuring award-winning short films by women, for women, and about women. Entries range from animation to fictional drama and deal with issues such as sexuality, motherhood, culture, and ... Read More
Hello, Daddy. Hello, Mom. It's  la-la-la-la- LOLLIBOMB! The hand-made, cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics company known as Lollibomb will be coming to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday.  Lollibomb products  all come in a wide variety of amazing scents (like Sugar Rush and Citrus Basil) and feature: • NO sodium lauryl ether sulfate • NO sodium lauryl sulfate • NO ... Read More
May 15, 2010  marks the 40th International Fluevog Day! Each year, Fluevog Shoes gives away teal laces and 15% off regular prices to customers at retail locations across the globe. "I remember when we started with the teal laces in 1972. Well, actually it was just me wearing them," says designer John Fluevog. "You should have seen the people staring back then! Now, every person I see on May 15th is wearing teal ... Read More

Boy's Noise

BY Sophie Johnson in Music Stuff

In spite of losing two of their band mates in the past year, John Ptacek and Andy Cobb of The Itchy Hearts have managed to put out an impressive second album titled 'Do Ya Best'.  The tracks combine Dylan-esque folk with elements of bluegrass, zydeco, and even a little punk. Even those who normally steer clear of this type of music can find themselves swept up in the ruckus.     The Itchy Hearts will be on a tour of the US this Summer. Check the ... Read More

I want CHANDI

BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.  For a preview, check out her site: CHANDI   Learn about the other vendors attending the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here! In addition to 50 vendors, the ... Read More
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