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  During the nineteenth century, blue was considered a versatile color, as suitable for elegant evening gowns and demure day dresses as it was for fashionable bonnets, slippers and parasols. In shades ranging from the palest cerulean blue to the deepest navy, it adorned women of every age and every station, harmonizing with a wide range of hair colors and complexions. In today’s article, we look at some of the loveliest examples of the color blue in Victorian fashion. *Please note: Deep blues were generally achieved with...
LaTonya Yvette StaubsStylist and WriterBrooklyn, New York Tell us about this outfit. I got the red dress for a couple of dollars at a thrift store. I usually wear it almost like a duster that buttons. I lean toward things that are dramatic, where you only need that thing and you can kind of understyle it. The shoes are probably Marc Fisher. The jewelry is all vintage or the kind of thing people sell on the street. How would you describe your aesthetic? I like to be a different...

It’s always #FreeTheNipple and #SideBoobSeason, but the sentiment is so much realer during the warmer months. But sometimes boobs can pack a lot of moisture, and though summer is almost over, some of us will still be sweating well into next year. Over the weekend, the internet lost its shit over the “Ta Ta Towel." And as funny as a towel specifically for titties sounds, it actually makes a lot of sense. Erin Robertson invented Ta-Ta Towels after her tiny A/C unit in her LA apartment broke...
The BUST team is super pumped for BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire coming this September, and you should be, too! It’s a two-day, family-friendly maker and science fest that we are proud to be a part of, and we'll be bringing some of the best craft-makers and designers for your shopping pleasure. We love our vendors and want to celebrate the maker movement and all the hard work that they put into creating the goods that we love. Here’s a Spotlight on one of our amazing...
  18-year-old Kayla Robinson is the creator of Green Box Shop, an online store that sells T-shirts bearing clever activist slogans such as “My size does not define my beauty,” “It costs $0.00 to use the correct pronouns," and "Roses are red. Doritos are savory. The US prison system is legalized slavery." Well, Robinson and Green Box Shop are having a moment because Frank Ocean wore one of her t-shirts — with the message “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you can be quiet?” —...
Those of us who still miss our Lisa Frank trapper keepers need mourn no more. The queen of all things magical and technicolor has collaborated with Target to release a line of pajamas...for adults. That’s right, there are now Lisa Frank pajamas for adults. They’re magical, they’re affordable, and they’re so multicolored they might give you a headache. In other words, they’re perfect. The pjs feature beloved Lisa Frank characers including Forrest the tiger cub and Majesty the horse with an incredible rainbow mane. Can we...
N.Y.C. artist Claudia Gold, better known as Claw Money, turned her notorious ’90s graffiti fame (she was one of the few female artists bombing with the best of them) into a successful fashion line. And in 2015, she opened a retail and vintage boutique, Claw & Co., on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Now she’s launching Claw Beauty (available at clawandco.com) with 12 vibrant nail paints ($10) and five top coats ($10) – one mattifying and four color changing – with signature bags and cosmetics to...
Hitting the highway this summer? Don’t forget these stylish essentials. Chronicle the trip of a lifetime with this neat notebook.THE ADVENTURE LOG, $12 FOR 3, WORDNOTEBOOKS.COM   PH-balanced wipes for both your body and your bits.FRESH BY KIT DELUXE GENTLE WIPES IN LAVENDER, $10, BEAUTYHABIT.COM   Capture classic moments with a digital Polaroid cam.POLAROID SNAP INSTANT DIGITAL CAMERA, $89.99, POLAROID.COM   Map out your trip and make the most of your memories with a pin board.CROSS COUNTRY KEEPSAKE BOARD, $70, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM     Stock these pouches with your power and first-aid supplies, and you’ll be...
“Her friends call her hair auburn, but her enemies call it red.” - Sylvia’s Book of the Toilet, 1881. Auburn hair has long been admired for its beauty. In the sixteenth century, Titian famously painted beautiful women with hair of a reddish hue. While in his epic Regency era poem Don Juan, Lord Byron waxed rhapsodic about dancing girls, each having: Down her white neck long floating auburn curls—(The least of which would set ten poets raving) By the Victorian era, the passion for auburn hair had reached a...
“The fondness for violets increases with time, and many women of fashion will tolerate no other fragrance.” - American Soap Journal and Manufacturing Chemist, 1895. In 1893, a woman by the name of Margaret Gainer was arrested, charged, and ultimately sentenced to thirty days imprisonment for stealing a bottle of violet perfume from a hairdresser’s shop. The hairdresser had seen her take the bottle and slip it into her pocket, but when he gave her the choice of putting the bottle back or facing the consequences, Miss...