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The Reluctant Bride by Auguste Toulmouche 1865. "The manner of dressing the hair calls for much attention at the present day, and many are the inquiries addressed to us on this important subject." Peterson’s Magazine, 1863. Hairstyles of the 1860s are, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful of the nineteenth century. Hair was arranged in enormous rolls or plaited into intricately woven patterns. Women donned crowns of flowers or bound their hair up into silken nets or velvet hoods. These were soft, feminine styles, lacking the...
Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones merges design and activism with Good Support If there’s a silver lining to Trump’s rise, it’s the inspiring upsurge in activism. Good 
Support is a direct result of fashion folks getting fired up. The collective of creative women, founded by designer and former Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, creates limited-edition capsule collections, donating all proceeds to causes ranging from women’s rights to racial equality. They launched in January with bralettes by Thief & Bandit (pictured) and Piper Dalton, and solidarity safety...
Chokers are back in a big wayBy Callie Watts No longer just for ’90s lovers or the sexually submissive, chokers look good on everyone and are easy to wear no matter what your aesthetic. Make this super simple but mad stylish DIY accessory, or cop one of the tight-fitting statement pieces listed below. DIY Materials- 10 1/2"-long piece of 3/8"-wide velvet trim- 19"-long chain (any kind will work as long as the links are large enough for a jump ring)- 1 lobster clasp- 3 small jump rings- 2...
Dream of summer skies to come.PINK SKIES AHEAD TEE, $38, BANDO.COM This season’s sweetest shade is enough to make you blush.  Accessorize your spring sniffles with a hand-dyed handkerchief. HEARTS LINEN HANDKERCHIEF, $25, VARTANCO.ETSY.COM   Get cheeky with an 
offbeat badge. “EAT IT” 
PEACH ENAMEL PIN, $10.25, 
PRETTYBADCO.ETSY.COM     Silk and satin in salmon shades.BEATRICE BRALETTE IN “BARE,” $100, ARAKS.COM   An eight-free formula from Hard Candy’s Dineh Mohajer.NAIL COLOR IN “GHOST EDIT,” $18, SMITHANDCULT.COM   Luxe leather in a coral color. MAE PEACH LEATHER CLUTCH, $58, ANNIEBUKHMAN.ETSY.COM   Get the spa treatment at home with a...
  Rock icon Kim Gordon (who you know from Sonic Youth, Body/Head, and the memoir Girl In A Band, to name just a few of her many projects) is also a fashion icon. She inspired us back when she first became famous in the early '80s, and she still inspires us today. We were lucky enough to get her to model eight effortlessly glam looks for us in the February/March issue of BUST magazine. We're bringing them here for you to enjoy — and we're adding...

A Victorian lady was not known for wearing an excess of scent. Nevertheless, perfumes were as much a part of a Victorian woman’s beauty regime as hair and skin care. These perfumes were generally simpler than the ones we know today and consisted, in large part, of florals and other botanicals, such as rose, violet, bergamot, lemon, and lavender. They were rarely applied directly to the skin. Instead, Victorian perfumes were used to scent handkerchiefs, gloves, and clothing, and even as a fragrant additive in...
Singer and rapper Lizzo makes it a point to preach self-love in her songs, and now she’s taking her advocacy and bad-assery a step further. Lane Byrant’s #ThisBody campaign is a body positivity movement promoting the launch of the Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant collection. Female artists of color including Lizzo, Ashlee Haze and Akira Armstrong appeared in a series of photos and videos explaining how their bodies inspire them. Lizzo is comfortable showing off her style in the fashion world (which she proved in her photoshoot...
Finally, science has done something useful for us wannabe witches. Scientist, entrepreneur and self-professed occultist Lauren Bowker and her company The Unseen have developed the world's first color changing hair dye, FIRE Like a mood ring for your hair, this new hair dye uses a scientifically modified version of thermochromic ink (the one found in Global Hypercolor t-shirts in the 80's and 90's) to make the hair's color change with fluctuating temperatures. I mean moods. We all know mood rings are magically controlled by our moods. With the case of FIRE...
It’s here! Lisa Frank makeup is here, and this is not a drill! From the moment we first laid eyes on those rainbow colored coloring books and kitten stickers, we were in love. While Lisa Frank’s whimsical designs and products colored our childhood, many of us left that behind with our other childhood toys (regretfully). Thankfully, there is good news — Lisa Frank is fulfilling our dreams and coming out with a line of makeup products. Complete with unicorn rainbow brushes, the line only gets better...
  Jenna WorthamJournalistBrooklyn, NY Tell me about this outfit.I’m wearing silk pajama pants from ASOS, with an old shell top from Forever 21, and a jacket from & Other Stories. I’m not a big spender on clothes—at least not yet! The shoes are from the “New Look” on ASOS. The earrings I got from The Wrap Life, the choker is a vintage piece, all the rings are from Local Eclectic—which is where I get most of my jewelry— and my glasses are from BonLook. How would you describe...
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