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    Who doesn’t love a wedding? Trick question! Everyone does. There’s cake, booze and tons of stuff to secretly judge (we all do, it's fine!). Sadly, though, there are also dull great-aunts, too-long speeches, and the simple truth that wearing heels for more than three hours is basically torture. And that, my friends, is why a Royal Wedding is the best kind of wedding. You can not so secretly judge away at every little detail, free from guilt and any form of shoe-based pain. THE DREAM. So in that...

“Light or fancy needlework often forms a portion of the evening’s recreation for the ladies of the household…”  — Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1861. During the 19th century, women were rarely idle in their spare moments. Many preferred instead to occupy themselves with a bit of sewing.  This sewing generally fell into two broad categories: plain work and fancy work. Plain work was used to make or mend simple articles of clothing., while fancy work—which included knitting, crochet, and embroidery—was used in a more decorative...

    From our December/January 2018 issue, Stephanie J. shares her "good stuff." This month, she's chosen 9 cheerful buys to help brighten up your winter.   Add a little lunar shine to your room.  BRASS MOON GARLAND, $58, POKETO.COM Get gardening  indoors, even if it’s snowing outside. MINI HAND-PAINTED HANGING PLANTERS, $28 each, SEAANDASTERS.ETSY.COM Light your fire with matchboxes handmade by a female-owned and operated studio.  CERAMIC STRIPED MATCHBOXES, $32 each, CONNECTEDGOODS.COM   Kick back on a fair trade Moroccan pouf. TAN LEATHER POUF—MOROCCAN HANDMADE FOOTSTOOL, $120 CAD (APPROX. $95 USD), BABASOUK.CASet the scene with a traditional Turkish...
When it comes to purchasing clothing that actually fits, the struggle is real. Have you ever dreamed of having a dress custom-made for your body, but knew that the price was way out of reach? Yeah, me too. Luckily, Merin Guthrie is onto us and has created an online clothing company, Kit (kitmade.com), that sells affordable dresses, tops, and skirts custom-made to your measurements. After you fill out a short questionnaire about your body type, Kit will send you your order, and if it doesn’t...
Some men may think that it’s acceptable to follow the president’s example and grab women without consent. But even at the turn of the 19th century, women refused to tolerate such behavior: a fashionable lady could pull a long, sharp steel pin out of her hat and give her harasser a good jab.When the hatpin was introduced in the mid-1800s, it liberated women from cumbersome bonnet strings. Urban industrialization, public transit, and department stores presented women new avenues for freedom. And in the early 1900s,...

  Make a spectacle with these five peeper pleasers.  Cannon RX 
in Walnut, $350, shwoodshop.com Marengo in Buff, $235, krewe.com 1241 
Russian Blue, $440, cutlerandgross.com Heldish in Gold, starting at $270, 
moscot.com TV Party in Red 
and Green Tortoise, $89, 
eyebobs.com   Top photo: Emmanuel Gold 
With Crazy Tort 
Clear Lens, 

$239.71, 
karenwalker.com By Callie WattsPhotographed by Samantha WolovHair and makeup by Bethany EskandaniModel: Molly Kucera @ Scout ModelsThis article originally appeared in the December/January 2017 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today! More from BUST The "Glasses Gotta Go" Trope Needs To Go Blogger Kailey Flyte On...
Feminist women’s brand Wildfang has collaborated with streetwear-oriented OBEY Clothing to create Rise and Riot, a capsule collection inspired by resistance to systematic oppression in today’s political and social climate. The collection was released Wednesday on Wildfang’s website. In a press release, the two brands stated, “Rise and Riot collection is for those who want to fight the system and band together against oppression. The line was created in representation of togetherness and getting angry.” The collection primarily works with orange, white, and black colors, and includes...
  In our latest Fashion Nation column, Kailey Flyte of the blog Mermaidens tells us all about her pink personal style.   How did you get into fashion? When I was really little, I used to read my sister’s magazines. I would cut out all the photos and tape them to my wall. But clothing-wise, I only had my sister’s hand-me-downs. So it felt like a fairytale, it was so out of reach. How long has your hair been pink?It’s been five years—before that it was black. My mom went...

  Purple was one of the most fashionable — and versatile — colors of the Victorian era. In fabric shades ranging from pale, delicate lilac to rich, deep plum, it was suitable for day dresses, visiting dresses, riding habits, and evening gowns. It was also an acceptable color for those in half-mourning, with ladies frequently wearing dresses in shades of mauve-grey or lavender. The 1856 invention of aniline dyes resulted in even more varieties of color. Gowns and accessories were produced in violets, magentas, and brilliant...
  On December 18, 1972, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1975 as International Women’s Year, taking as its themes equality between men and women; the “full integration of women” in economic, social, and cultural development efforts; and peace. It was a hopeful moment for women’s rights in the United States; in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment passed both houses of Congress and went to the states for ratification, and Title IX was signed into law, barring gender discrimination at federally funded schools.  President Gerald Ford signed...