As I write this, I’m covered in injuries: one spider bite, a bunch of gnarly blisters on my fingers, too many cuts and scrapes to count, and one giant scab on my nostril. Why am I so banged up? Because I decided to find out what it would be like for a modern city gal to live as a real-deal witch, and that involved me spending two months devoted to The Craft. Rather than join up with an established coven, I decided to give it a go DIY-style—it is called witchcraft, after all. Read More
One word: SnagFilms. It’s a free video-streaming site that hosts a carefully curated library of under-the-radar films. Backed by a team of talented, quirky editors who have literally dedicated their lives to giving you a handpicked selection of indie gems, acclaimed documentaries, critics’ picks and so much more, you'll definitely find something to love. Read More
Wait...is this a high school or an American Apparel ad? Don't worry, if you were confused at first, you're not alone. I mean, dang, these kids had some style! Check out these awesome looks, captured by photographer Arthur Schatz in 1969. Then, check out our hand-picked pieces (all hail Etsy!) to channel your inner mod, hippie, or cheerleader--all for under $50! Romper (American Apparel, $40.00) / Shoes (Vans, $45.00) / Yarn Hair Ties (Etsy, $2.29 each) Corduroy Skirt (1 - Esty, $24.00) (2 - Etsy, $25.00) / Gladiator Sandals (ASOS, $25.00) / Belt (Esty, $22. Read More

Fashion for the Cause

BY BUST Magazine in Style

Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.  The Belmont, 141eyewear.com For every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.     Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com   Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s cooperative in India that provides healthcare benefits to its workers.   Hunslet Haversack, $68, unitedbyblue. Read More
Here’s a piping-hot selection of clothing and accessories that pay homage to the almighty ’za, for a minimal amount of dough.    Pizza Yummy Pocket, $6, konokoshop.com Demerit Wear Pizza Fanatic Patch, $4, buyolympia.com Pizza Necklace, $8, lotusfairy.etsy.com Pizza Diamond Crew, $40, pyknic.com Pepperoni Pouch, $25, sohh.etsy.com Pizza Party T-Shirt, $25, killeracid.etsy.com Multicolor Pizza Pin, $14, fantasyard.com Pizza Leggings, $56, eatmeclothing.etsy.com   This review appears in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Janelle Monáe. Read More
Pin it, primp it, and put your mane in its place! Here are some of our favorites for this fall! Let your hair down with an oversized bow, made to order in any color. Tea Party Bow Hairband, $38, ITSOKAYMYDEAR.COM     Polka dot pins will keep your ’do in its spot. Polka Dot Bobby Pin Set, $12, JANETRAN.COM   Make your fringe flashy, with cute clips. Fringe Heart Clips, $3 each, DARLYBIRD.COM     Banish a bad hair day with a stylish spotted scarf. Silk Scarf, $46, CinneWorthington.etsy.com     Control your curls with a braided band. Read More
BUST Test Kitchen                                                               Kelly                      Tess                        Sholeh   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer $10, occmakeup.com On the plus side, according to one tester, “this nail polish dried really fast. Read More
Of all the glorious corn-based creations on Earth, tamales—steamed cornmeal cakes filled with protein or vegetables—are my fave to eat. Though they take forever to make, you can whip up a few dozen of these at once, freeze them, then reheat as you want to eat them. Makes: 3 dozen tamales Total Time: 7 hours for pork, 3 hours for vegetarian You’ll need a slew of cornhusks, a steamer, and plenty of time. Buy the dry husks from a Mexican grocery store and soak them in warm water for at least an hour. (You can cut thin strips from them to use as ties later on. Read More
Many say that Barcelona’s the coolest city in Europe, and it’s easy to understand why: this town has incredible nightlife, great food, and an amazing art scene. You can admire legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s insane-looking buildings while you taste your way through a tapas crawl—Barcelona is famous for these small plates and the bar-restaurant hybrids that serve ’em. Or maybe take part in one of the many rowdy street festivals (such as La Mercé, held every September). Read More
From: Philadelphia, PA and Brooklyn, NY Occupation: Audiovisual Artist Tell me about what you’re wearing. The glasses are vintage Renato Balestra, they were about $60. The bustier and the skirt are also vintage—they were both under $20. The jacket is Couture Vulture, a collaboration with Haddington District; it retails for $190. The combat boot/sandals are Jeffrey Campbell. I believe they were $140? The rose necklace was a gift; it’s from Han Cholo. I always wear a rose motif in honor of my grandmother, whose name was Rose. Read More