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  MAC Cosmetics is linking up with Aaliyah’s family in order to create a makeup line that will capture the late R&B singer’s signature laid back and sultry style. Proof that my fave still slays from beyond the grave. Announced last Thursday, a day before the 16th year anniversary of her tragic death, MAC shared on Instagram they would honor the 2015 #AaliyahforMAC petition. The makeup company announced that the collection will be released in the summer of 2018. It is lit. All. Summer. ’18. This isn’t the first...
It wasn’t long ago that black women rocking kinks and curls were hard-pressed to find quality products. Thankfully, today there is a virtual sea of shampoos, conditioners, and stylers made for natural hair of every texture. We tested options familiar and new, including lines from actor Gabrielle Union and Vernon François, the stylist behind Lupita Nyong’o’s red-carpet looks. Read on for our favorites. 1. Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse Everything from Camille Rose, a product line formulated by a vegan mother of five, smells good...
    Fall is approaching fast, and as the leaves start to drift down, our hairstyles are all getting swept up—into a bun, ponytail, or braid: anything to keep wind-blown wisps out of our faces. That's why a new pair of earrings is essential this season. If your ears are gonna be out, why not flaunt them? Luckily, the creative vendors from our upcoming BUST Craftaculars have all kinds of unique earring designs that can help add a touch of class, sass, or badass to any outfit.   Metal Mingle   These...

When it comes to making brainy gals smile, a scientific gift may be just the right fit. Check out these wise buys from some of the genius makers about to make a splash at our upcoming BUST Craftaculars and maybe pick up a little something for yourself!   1. Emiko Shinozaki These breathtaking necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, made in Brooklyn, are more than just geometric shapes engineered to capture attention. Designer Emiko Shinozaki, who studied pre-med in college, found inspiration for her work in organic chemical structures and each...
Rugrats of the Resistance In this month's "Booty Call," editor Callie Watts rounds up the best gear for taking babies and toddlers to protests and rallies.   Protect tiny eyes and ears from the glaring sun and chating crowds. EARBANZ INFANT HEARING PROTECTION AND SUNGLASSES SET, $34.99, USA.BABYBANZ.COM From leggings featuring the face of writer Ntozake Shange to a feminist onesie, your little one can speak truth to power without saying a word. MINI FEMINIST ACTIVIST BABY SHIRT, $15, BLUEMOUNTAINBABYCO.ETSY.COM NTOZAKE SHANGE BABY LEGGINGS, $28, SMARTYPANTSBABYWEAR.ETSY.COM "FORGET PRINCESS, CALL ME PRESIDENT" NAVY BLUE...

Mix up some polish with this super-simple DIY The world of nail polish has gotten much bigger in the past few years, with scores of indie brands offering hundreds of new colors, textures, and finishes (see next page for a few of our faves). Of course, those artisans craft their wares using special potions and powders, but you can make your own polish in a much easier way, using materials you probably already have on hand. Your end result won’t be nearly as profesh, but it...
Kris Chau, one half of design duo Day Space Night, is currently reading two books: Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, about how radical activism can create real change, and The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream by Courtney E. Martin, a look at rejecting traditional ideals of “success.” Both give insight not only into the personal ideologies of Chau, an artist and illustrator, and her DSN partner Samantha Margherita, a textile designer, but also the driving ethos behind their line of body-grazing, one-size-fits-most,...

    In my rough and leafy corner of the universe, a promised land called West Philadelphia, I have noticed something new taking hold. It is a sensibility like Sontag meant it — “a logic of taste,” a new way of seeing bodies and objects in the world and figuring out what to think about them. Of course it is not new. It surged online in 2006 when Erin McKean declared, “You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone...Prettiness is not a rent you...

My boobs are not small, and ever since these fun bags sprouted, I’ve been wearing an underwire bra for support. That’s about 37 years of having a metal shank jammed up in my ribs! I’ve tried wireless bras in the past, but they never really worked for me, either lacking support or giving me uniboob like a sports bra. But fabric and bra technologies have changed, so I tested out a few new brands on the market to see how their wire-free bras stack up....
It’s August, which means that your local stores are rolling out their Halloween displays, but you’ve still got a month of beach time left before sweater weather begins. So now is still a great time for swimsuit shopping — online, that is. Many places are having end-of-summer sales, but even if they’re not, it’s still the perfect time to pick up your favorite suit for the month — and next year. So here, take a look at some stylish plus size bikinis still available. If you’re...