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Hijab, burka, chador. How are these different from each other? Why do women wear them? With so many variations in shape, style and meaning behind each head covering that it's easy for non-Muslims to group them into one giant stereotype. That's why I asked Heba Jay, a New York City-based hijabi fashion blogger, to explain.According to Heba, wearing a head covering is a symbol of faith and cultural identity, and abides by the Muslim law of modesty. Here are the most common variations of headdresses:Hijab:...
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  Everything you need to know about getting pierced and looking sharp! Less is more? Not when it comes to the ear looks we're loving, and cool combos abound. Here's a handy guide, with help from L.A.'s Body Electric owner Brian Keith Thompson—who's pierced everyone from Bey to Rihanna to FKA Twigs—to what each piercing is called, how much it hurts (10 being the most intense), and how long it takes to heal. Of course, pain is relative and be sure to follow your piercer's aftercare instructions!...
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Photographer: Amber Mahoney A new magazine aims to teach the world just how fabulous cats and cat owners really are, and it's amazing. The bi-yearly zine Puss Puss features glamorous models holding and posing with their fancy furry friends. In an interview with New York Magazine's The Cut, London-based Puss Puss founder and editor-in-chief Maria Joudina-Robinson says she wants the magazine to bust stereotypes about "crazy cat ladies covered in cat hair." "I feel like most people who like cats aren't like that, and are in fact very...
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American Apparel, the brand that famously gave us the image of a spread-legged model with the caption 'now open,' is now closed. American Apparel established its brand on images of ironic sexism which quickly became famous and, eventually, infamous. With its ironically posed 'cool-girl' models and its on-trend graphics, the company was valued at 1 billion in its prime. It was as if, for a time, American Apparel held the secret to being unanimously pardoned for shameless sexualization, and it was as simple high-contrast images...
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We’re about to make your feminist merch dreams come true, because we're teaming up with Feminist Apparel! One of our fave BUST Craftacular vendors, Feminist Apparel is a leader in the patriarchy-smashing clothing industry. Now when you put a BUST shirt on your chest, you’re benefitting two feminist companies at the same time. Check out our collaborative line and find the perfect accessory to tell the world you’re not here for its patriarchal bullshit.  Just look how happy she is to be wearing a BUST shirt! By...
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Recently, Modcloth became the latest feminist-marketed company to fall (see also: Thinx, Nasty Gal). And in the wake of Modcloth's sale to Walmart-owned brand Jet, many are asking, how did this happen? How did the once-beloved, size-inclusive, retro-inspired clothing company become just another Walmart brand? At Jezebel, reporter Anna Merlan dug deep and found that a lot of the problems at Modcloth apparently stemmed from fatphobia. Merlan begins by noting: Several insiders told Jezebel that CEO Matt Kaness made negative comments about the use of plus-size models,...
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Curvy Kate is a body-positive lingerie and swimwear brand from the UK that carries D-K cups and is known for its advertisements featuring women of diverse ages, races, and sizes, as well as disabled women and trans women. Now, they’ve created two different campaigns starring the same woman, Megan Jayne Crabbe, who you may know as Instagram star @bodyposipanda (she’s got 728,000 followers and counting!). The two campaigns show Megan in the same lingerie but in different poses and lighting, to show, as Curvy Kate...
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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...
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On Saturday, April 1 at 3 pm, an informal runway show will be taking place at the BUST Primped Craftacular event, featuring clothing from Alisha Trimble and MOVES (Kid Ruffeo). To help you get excited, we’ve included a few examples of what you will see (and be able to purchase) below. Alisha Trimble: Crochet Crop Top Handspun Woven Vest 3-Layer Skirt MOVES -- Kid Ruffeo: Jodhpur shorts -- 2x Toggle Adjustment Neoprene Underpants Jacket with Functional Jock Pocket Drop Krotch Charlie Sweats Photos courtesy of the respective vendor. The BUST Craftacular PRIMPED edition will be hosted on April...
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Spring is here, so it's time to update your fragrance wardrobe with some new scents at the BUST Craftacular: Primped in Brooklyn this Saturday, April 1. First off, you should make sure your perfume last all day with Linger Fragrance Primer by Scent Invent. Featured in Allure Magazine, on The Today Show, and in Good Housekeeping's holiday gift guide, the product is lauded by fragrance makers and beauty bloggers alike. After using some primer, try one of these awesome BUST-approved scents! Soukenberi Blended from essential oils, Soukenberi's fragrances are...
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