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Sewing was a skill I learned when I was young and kept in my back pocket for many years. I would pull out my sewing machine like a party trick, occasionally making pillows and small accessories like zipper bags. I had the knowledge and the ability to sew garments, bestowed upon me by my grandmother when I was young. However, I didn’t find a necessity in sewing until I got fat. If you’re going to boil the history of my body down to its flesh and...
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We first fell in love with Niecy Nash as Deputy Raineesha Williams, the saucy, man-bashing cop on Comedy Central's Reno 911. Since then, the California-born actor, model, and producer has taken on countless iconic roles - as civil rights activist Richie Jean Jackson in 2014's Selma; as Scream Queen's special agent Denise Hemphill; and as hospice nurse DiDi on the bittersweet HBO comedy Getting On. This summer, Nash returns to the small screen for the Rashida Jones-produced Claws, a series chronicling the lives of five...
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In women’s magazines today, we often see lists of summer vacation “must haves.” These lists usually include such hot weather essentials as swimsuits, sunscreen, and a romance novel or two to read at the beach. But what about ladies in the Victorian era? By the end of the 19th century, beach holidays were certainly on the rise. However, our Victorian sisters met the heat without benefit of air conditioning, skimpy clothing, or sun protection. What did they have instead? In today’s article, we look at...
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Nothing ruins an active summer outing faster than chafing. But thanks to the fine folks at Sonsee (sonseewoman.com), full-figured gals have a potent new ally in the war against chub rub. Their Anti Chafing Shorts ($54.95 AU) are made from a miraculous new fabric blend that's super light, stretches in all directions, stays cool and dry, and doesn't bunch up or make you feel like you're being cut in half. Sonsee's High Back Bras ($49.95 AU) are also helpful if summer underwire-wear makes you rashy....
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Peep these summer style photos from BUST's April/May 2017 issue, featuring seaside styles perfect for maxin' and relaxin'.    ON ALEX: SOLID & STRIPED ELLE SWIM TOP IN CORAL GINGHAM; JESSE KAMM PISCINE BLUE CUTOFF SHORTS; THE PALATINES CAELUM BLUE METALLIC SLIDES; VIDAKUSH DICE CHARM RING CHOKER; VINTAGE SCARF. ON AMBER: ASOS TROPICAL SHIRT AND ASOS CURVE MESH INSERT SUPPORTIVE BIKINI BOTTOM; EUGENIA KIM BRIGITTE HAT; VANS BAY SLIDE-ON SANDALS.   VANS SUNDAZED DEMIN TOP; HIGH DIVE BY MODCLOTH SWIM TOP; CLOSED KATE TROUSERS; VINTAGE HAIR SCARF; VIDAKUSH THREE-RING CHOKER...
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Group photo outside the Lilith Outley storefront, after the runway show (with Furnas and Cabral kneeling at the bottom) Half-filled champagne glasses, some tagged with red lipstick impressions on the rims, were put down onto the nearest table’s surface. Crumbs from French cheese and crackers and petite cucumber, cream cheese sandwiches were quickly dusted off fingertips. Thirteen women of varying sizes and ages quickly lined up, one behind the other, in fashionable ensembles. No, it wasn’t a day at The Plaza Hotel for afternoon tea. It...
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Get Me Bodied Show off maximum leg or keep a tight tuck all day with these one-piece wonders.   SNAP 'EM BY THE PUSSY Made from vegan suede, this little number is softer than Trump’s tiny hands, plus its snap crotch makes peeing on your nemesis’ hotel bed so much easier. Steal Some Sun Washed Black Suede Bodysuit, $36, lulus.com---------------------------------------- HIGH MAINTENANCE If you are going to be a “lazy stoner” and put on only 
one piece of clothing, why not make it this amazing suit? 
Pot Eyes Bodysuit,...
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We open the doors to the London edition of the BUST Summer Craftacular tomorrow! Head down to York Hall in Bethnal Green to meet over 70 designer-makers, snap up some Rob Ryan samples (we hear talk of bargain £10 wallpaper rolls being up for grabs!) get crafty with workshops by the likes of Sincerely Louise, Hairy Jayne and Betty Etiquette. There will also be DJ’s spinning summer-time sounds and the Drink Shop Do café will be providing coffee and cake.  If you’re going, don’t forget to...
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Chicken Ramen Tracksuit, $99.99 Nothing says “college years” like the iconic Ramen pack, and this super soft, all-over-print, made-to-order tracksuit from GetOnFleek (getonfleek.com) will have you looking deli fresh. With hundreds of designs, many based on memes, this shop has something for everyone who’s ever lost a couple of hours on Tumblr. By Callie Watts; photo courtesy Callie Watts More from BUST These #LiberatedWomen Shirts Are Helping Planned Parenthoods In Minority Communities This College Professor Became A Model And Fashion Icon - In Her 60s Before Millennial Pink, There Was Victorian...
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At 63, professor and social worker Lyn Slater is finding a new career - as a fashion model. Three years ago, Slater, who lives in New York City, suddenly found herself surrounded by paparazzi when meeting a friend during New York Fashion Week. Because Slater was dressed so fashionably - wearing a suit by Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and carrying a Chanel bag - the paparazzi mistook her for a celebrity. As Slater describes it on her blog: "Young photographers approach and ask to take my picture....
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