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  In the Victorian era, women’s clothing was just as likely to spot, stain, and soil as it is today. For fine fabrics, this posed a particular dilemma. Ladies couldn’t simply throw their printed muslin dresses into a washing machine or send their silk ball gowns to the dry cleaners. Instead, they relied on their lady’s maids to keep their clothing clean and in good order. Not only would a competent lady’s maid know how to sponge and press a gown for wear, she would also...
  When you're doing some holiday shopping, don't forget to buy a gift for yourself! You can find these unique vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.    1.Beetle Wing Earrings (M) by Tavia Sanza, $32.00   Made out of real beetle wings (you read that right!), these tiny statement pieces will catch every passerby's attention. Tavia Sanza has been part of the Craftacular fam for a long time. Her Brooklyn-based designs are truly one-of-a-kind, from rings to crowns; her...
Former BUST Contributing Editor Kristina Uriegas-Reyes is bringing her whimsical, pastel-filled taste from her blog Twee Valley High right to your closet. Her new boutique, Hello Tallulah, located in San Antonio, TX, opened November 16. As Uriegas-Reyes promises, there's something for everyone. "It is important that I carry a variety of sizes. Everyone should have the opportunity to feel fabulous in something unique," she said. Along with writing, blogging, and, of course, thrift shopping, Uriegas-Reyes has spent time modelling for plus-size clothing service Gwynnie Bee. "I...
  In the busy routine of a modern woman, tote bags are a life-saver. You can store anything in them, from notebooks and laptops to chargers, lipsticks, and even a change of shoes. These seven bags speak for themselves, and are the best way to serve feminist sass without saying a word. 1. Sylvia Plath Typewriter Tote by Modern Girl Blitz, $14 "I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am," wrote Sylvia Plath in The Bell...
Actor, director, poet, women's rights advocate, and BUST contributor Amber Tamblyn has once again proved why she is an all-around great human by teaming up with My Sister to design a new collection of feminist T-shirts that support the brand's initiative to end sex trafficking. The six-piece collection, called "Choir Up," is emblazoned with powerful sentiments, all written by Tamblyn herself. Quotes include "The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change," from her New York Times op-ed, "I'm Done With Not Being Believed." In the...

"I hated cold lotion after a nice warm soothing shower; my curiosity into the ingredients of my bath and body products inspired me to start my own line of bath and body products." Ashley Rae Pearsall, Founder of SMOOSH Bath + Body We here at BUST love all things beauty. From face primers to holographic glitters, you name it, we got it. However, we're always on the hunt for all-natural products so on our quest for sugar scrubs and everything in between we discovered SMOOSH Bath +...
  Violet Chachki has made history as the new face of Bettie Page Lingerie’s “Never the Girl Next Door” campaign. The Season 7 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race is the first drag queen in history to front a lingerie campaign. Chachki is known for her Old Hollywood glamour and her modern, sexy twist on classic burlesque fashion. Since entering the spotlight, Chachki has been vocal about her gender fluidity, telling NBC OUT, "Androgyny is one of the most beautiful things ever, and more people should embrace the...
    Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks may wear a prison jumpsuit in her best-known role, but offscreen, she’s become known for her killer sense of style — I know she’s all over my Pinterest and Tumblr pages. And along with being a fashion inspiration and a TV, movie, and theater star, Brooks has become an advocate for inclusivity in the fashion and beauty industries. She’s spoken out about the difficulty of finding plus-size designs she can wear on the red carpet, called out...

  A tattoo can be a great way to show the world what you believe in, the things you love, and the causes you feel strongly about — but it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect design to express your feelings. Need some inspiration? Read on for some starter ideas if you’re interested in feminist tattoos — these can all also be customized by your tattoo artist to get a look that’s uniquely yours! Classic Feminist Symbols Design by artist Julie Bolene. Bra burning became a symbol...
  Green your beauty routine with these cannabis-centric prods Hemp- and cannabis-infused natural beauty products are having a well-deserved moment and as an herbalist, makeup artist, and natural beauty expert, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Cannabis has internal benefits, as it works with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help relieve pain, bring down inflammation, and return balance. This can address beauty concerns from the inside out—balancing hormones to abate acne, encouraging deep sleep to diminish under eye circles, or improving digestion, which helps make skin glowy and...